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SEP 30 2021

New Video Game Releases October 2021

After the excitement of all the new game releases in September, it's hard to believe that October could have more to offer. But offer, it does! September brought us tons of fun with Hot Wheels Unleashed, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Astria Ascending, Death Stranding: Director's Cut, Life is Strange: True Colors, Deathloop, Sable, Diablo 2: Resurrected, and more. For October, we are diving into all the latest information about your favorite RPG, multiplayer, and action-adventure games, among others.

Fire in the Hole: Action Games Take Over Console Gamers

October sets us up for a blast with epic releases for the PS5 and Nintendo Switch as well as new Xbox games. We have a newcomer, AAA action-adventure Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, the third installment of the survival horror series with The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes and next-gen co-op zombie rampage Back 4 Blood (from the makers of Counter-Strike and Left 4 Dead). Not to mention the long-awaited FPS sequel Far Cry 6 and legendary platformer Metroid Dread. And something sure to liven up family game nights? Mario Party Superstars will do the trick! Luckily that’s not all, because October is full of more exciting games, like FIFA 22, Hell Let Loose, Crysis Remastered Trilogy, Age of Empires 4, Solar Ash, and, for the first time on PlayStation, Alan Wake Remastered.

New Video Game Releases for PlayStation in October

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Marvel’s cinematic universe, or MCU, has brought one of the best superhero movies to date in the last 10+ years to the cinemas. Unfortunately, their game releases were mixed. While Marvel’s Spider-Man was an instant hit, Marvel’s Avengers and Ironman VR for the PlayStation VR was mediocre at its best. So how do the Guardians of the Galaxy measure up in the MCU gaming world? The first look of the game is promising - you control Star Lord, and the gang in their action-packed storyline. While you have total control over Star Lord, you are also able to command your fellow team members during combat. The gameplay looks okay, you kick, punch and shoot your enemies in a third-person view. But what stood out for us, was the highly entertaining dynamic of the group, the puns, and the never-ending banter from the big screen movies. Which is definitely a hit among the gaming community.

Hype Meter: 4/5

  • Release date: October 26, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Eidos Vancouver
  • Genre: Action-adventure
  • Trailer: Story Trailer

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

For lovers of cheesy horror, this Fall is perfect. Everyone who played Supermassive Games’ hit Until Dawn, probably fell in love with The Dark Pictures Anthology too. The yearly releases of their new franchise already contained Man of Medan and Little Hope, completely in style with their first horror hit. Now, the spooky season is here with the release of House of Ashes, just in time for Halloween. Like in the predecessors, your choices have consequences for not only the story, but also the lives of the characters. This game brings us to the ruins of a buried Sumerian temple beneath the Arabian desert. A nest of ancient and unearthly creatures was awoken, and they quickly found a new prey to hunt. Navigate the subterranean labyrinth in search of treasure, but more importantly, to escape the terrifying threat. Play alone or in multiplayer with a good friend. Help each other out or survive on your own. How strong is your friendship? Test it out with this thrilling title.

Hype Meter: 4/5

  • Release date: October 22, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Genre: Survival horror, interactive drama
  • Trailer: Story Trailer

New Video Game Releases for Xbox in October

Far Cry 6

As far as epic first-person shooters (FPS) are concerned, Far Cry is a top-tier challenger for the best in the category. Far Cry 6 and it’s story-driven, single-player open-world concept delivers unique FPS experiences, while blending real-life conflicts to the mix. In this new iteration, you play as Dani Rojas, a guerrilla fighter on the tropical island of Yara. Your aim is to free the Yaran people from the tyranny of Antón Castillo, the game's antagonist (played by Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian actor Giancarlo Esposito). As always, you can prepare for vivid visual arts, intriguing characters, and an arsenal of weapons to choose from.

Hype Meter: 5/5

  • Release date: October 7, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, PC, Stadia
  • Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
  • Genre: FPS, Shooter, Single-player
  • Trailer: Story Trailer

Back 4 Blood

The creators of the epic multiplayer co-op game, Counter-Strike, or CS as the whole world calls it, made a bloody great choice when they decided to put a zombie apocalypse layer on the co-op multi-shooting genre. The creators of the Left 4 Dead series make their return with Back 4 Blood, a new game from the team. It stands as the true successor of the Left 4 Dead franchise with all the elements that made the massive multiplayer killings a huge hit years ago: a unique style, team-focused gameplay, and lots of hungry zombies. The game debuts on the PS5 this October, so we can expect some serious graphics and huge areas to conquer with our crew.

Hype Meter: 4/5

  • Release date: October 12, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Genre: Co-op multiplayer, FPS, Shooter
  • Trailer: Campaign Trailer

New Video Game Releases for Nintendo Switch in October

Metroid Dread

The long-awaited 5th part of the Metroid series after Metroid Fusion finally arrives this October, with Metroid Dread. We’ve already hyped about this one in our E3 Recap and as we expected, our heroine, Samus is back again with an all-upgraded arsenal of visuals and acrobatic moves. The game finally debuts on the Nintendo Switch after 19 years! An idea formed in the 2000s, but just needed the technology to make it possible according to the creator. Now, it’s finally out and you can pick up the story where Metroid Fusion finished, and start to acquire new and old abilities in the dangerous planet of ZDR.

Hype Meter: 4/5

  • Release date: October 8, 2021
  • Playable on: Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: Nintendo, MercurySteam
  • Genre: Action-adventure, Metroidvania
  • Trailer: Trailer 2

Mario Party Superstars

As we’ve mentioned earlier this year in our E3 Recap, Nintendo mini-games are a popular trend. After the new WarioWare: Get it Together!, comes a new multiplayer game for the whole family: Mario Party Superstars. This is a long-awaited remake of 100 mini-games from the Mario Party series from the Nintendo 64 era. As you would expect from a remake, it’s not just the collection of bite-size adventures, but brand-new graphics and challenges as well. It’s hard to pick where to start! You can choose from 5 virtual boards, where you compete against your friends or the CPU. Familiar characters and nostalgic gameplay is sure to make any game night a success.

Hype Meter: 3/5

  • Release date: October 29, 2021
  • Playable on: Nintendo Switch
  • Developer: NDcube
  • Genre: Party
  • Trailer: Announcement Trailer

A Bit of Action for Everyone

Wrapping up this month’s review, we can see the fruition of those “Big things coming” developers hinted at during the beginning of the year. October is full of new, and familiar, franchises. But that doesn’t mean we stop searching for more. As a sneak peek, in November, we see the light on the new Call of Duty: Vanguard and the delayed Battlefield 2042, the new Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, racing action with Forza Horizon 5, and a new Just Dance game for the PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch consoles. We have some great titles on their way this Fall, not even including the delays to early 2022. The gaming season has just begun! And don’t forget to let us know which game you’re most excited for on our social media channels. We’d love to hear from you!

Other Game Releases to Look Out For in October

Dundle is your one stop shop for all things gaming, so sharing the latest gaming news is our priority. With that in mind, keep an eye out for the Nintendo Switch OLED edition, which has been captivating gamers everywhere with anticipation as they wait for their pre-order to arrive. We will always keep you up to date on when your favorite games are available, whether you prefer playing on an Xbox One, PlayStation 5, or Steam. Plus, we have all the game keys and gift cards you desire, which make perfect gifts for friends, family, and when you just want to treat yourself.

Mark Hanyecz
Written by Mark Hanyecz