Nintendo looks to create another mainstream hit through social fitness game Ring Fit Adventure, the immersion of classic role-playing games is recalled in Disco Elysium on PC and Enhanced Editions of the Baldur's Gate, Icewind Dale and Planescape Torment titles on console, and Pokémon crew GameFreak tries something new with Little Town Hero, while the Ice Age franchise revisits franchise locations in Scrat's Nutty Adventure, and Plants vs Zombies becomes a hero-based shooter in Battle For Neighborville.
Ring Fit Adventure
Nintendo Switch from Oct 18
A fitness and social minigame collection that appears equally inspired by prior Nintendo hits Wii Fit and Wii Sports, with a handheld circular resistance band and leg strap for the Switch's detachable controllers. As a result it's not designed for use with the newer Switch Lite.
Windows PC from Oct 15
Layered, stylish, story-driven detective mystery with a peculiar alternative 1970s aesthetic, whose lead character's skills and traits manifest as unique internal monologues and shifted interaction choices. A very highly anticipated first game from the ZA/UM studio.
Little Town Hero
Nintendo Switch from Oct 16
A peaceful village is suddenly subject to unprovoked monster attacks; the hero finds he can defeat them with the right approach, thanks to powerful stones of mysterious origin. From the game studio behind much of the Pokémon franchise.
Dungeons & Dragons Enhanced Edition collections
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch from Oct 15
Four classic D&D games make their console debuts repackaged into two Enhanced Edition collections: Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II (plus expansions), and Planescape Torment and Icewind Dale, with the sprawling Neverwinter Nights set for December.
Plants vs Zombies: Battle For Neighborville
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC from Oct 18
Flora and fauna rule in this riff on popular shooters such as Overwatch and Call Of Duty, the third in an ongoing Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare franchise. Versus and multiplayer modes, loads of characters to pick from, and a greater emphasis on player(s)-against-AI missions. Up against the decent Garden Warfare 2; the Switch has Splatoon 2 in the absence of Neighborville.
Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows PC
The latest in an innumerable range of tie-ins for the five-film franchise, this time taking the shape of a 3D platform adventure involving a range of classic Ice Age locations and a search for Crystal Nuts.
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