The calendar is burning up this week in videogaming with some killer releases. We're talking the return of big franchises with fiery installments after cooling their heels for a few years. Regardless of whether you're on PlayStation 4, PC, Nintendo Switch or Xbox One, there's something big to play that's coming out in the next seven days.
The Mummy Demastered (October 24 | PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
Universal Studios’ reboot of The Mummy may have been a complete dud, but that doesn’t mean nothing good can come out of it. Enter The Mummy Demastered, a promising Metroidvania that casts you as one of the agents of the Prodigium facing off against the undead minions of Ahmanet.
Destiny 2 (October 24 | PC)
Activision and Bungie’s successful sequel to the shared world shooter sensation finally comes to PC via Battle.Net. Featuring all the great action and loot currently enjoyed on PS4 and Xbox One, but with uncapped framerates, insane 4k support and other “master race” features. Check out our review here.
Hidden Agenda (October 24 | PlayStation 4)
From the makers of Until Dawn comes this interactive thriller you can play with friends. Couch co-op? Maybe not. Hidden Agenda uses the new PlayLink technology to give player’s different agendas on their smart phone. Beware, friendships may be in peril.
Super Mario Odyssey (October 27 | Nintendo Switch)
The plumber. The legend. Mario returns in an all new adventure that sees him traveling across distant lands to oppose the marriage of Peach and Bowser. The new core mechanic is a sentient hat that lets him jump higher, cross chasms and possess creatures and objects.
Assassin’s Creed Origins (October 27 | PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4)
After a year's break from annual releases, Assassin's Creed returns. Ubisoft promises bold new changes in the underlying mechanics of the franchise, while simultaneously taking players into a point of history that's the farthest back in time it's ever been: Ancient Egypt.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (October 27 | Xbox One, PC, PlayStation 4)
It wasn't intentional, but this shooter is shaping up the most socially relevant game this season. Make no mistake, it's still about stabbing dudes, shooting faces and blowing stuff up, but set in a darkest timeline where Nazis walk the streets. Not unlike the darkest timeline we're living right now.