New Games for October: Gears of War 4, Minecraft, Skyrim and more!

It’s October! We’re headed into the winter months when it becomes a little more OK to spend your time indoors looking at your TV.  Maybe that’s why we have such a busy month for new games coming up!  Let’s take a closer look at all 14 new releases for October plus a whole new game platform!


Paper Mario: Color Splash

Someone is draining all the colour from Prism Island and it’s up to you to stop them, recover the paint stars, and return them to the colour fountain in the center of the island! Paper Mario: Color Splash is out on Nintendo Wii-U on October 7th!

[Pre-order Paper Mario: Color Spash]


Gears of War 4

It has been 25 years since Marcus Fenix and his companions defeated the Locust and Lambent and for that time there has been peace.  Now a new enemy is rising and it’s up to Marcus’s son, JD Fenix, and his friends to stand up to this new threat. The highly anticipated Gears of War 4 has all the features you remember from the original trilogy plus new weapons and attacks, including a combat knife for melee attacks.  Likely to be one of the biggest games of the year and exclusively on XBOX One, you can get your copy on October 11th.
Or choose the Ultimate Edition, which includes a season pass to all DLC maps, weapon skins, and emblems, and you can purchase it 4 days early on October 7th!

[Pre-order Gears of War 4 or Deluxe Edition]


Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience

Play the entire Metal Gear 5 Saga!  Metal Gear V: The Definitive Experience includes both Ground Zeroes and The Phantom Pain, along with all of the released DLC to date.  If you haven’t played this one yet then now is your time to experience the universally acclaimed story.  The Definitive Experience will be released for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One on October 11th!

[Pre-order Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience]


Payday 2: The Big Score

Heisters rejoice! PayDay 2: The Big Score Edition is here! This new edition includes 10 paid DLC packs (including the Yakuza, Point Break, The Golden Grin Casino, and Western packs) and 20 free updates, as well as a host of bug fixes and gameplay updates.  Make the big score on October 11th on PlayStation 4 or XBOX One!

[Pre-order Payday 2: The Big Score


Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Lara is back! Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration includes the award winning Rise of the Tomb Raider and all the existing DLC packs, plus an all new episode called “Blood Ties” in which you can explore Lara’s childhood home and Lara’s Nightmare in which you defend it against a horde of zombies. Better yet, Blood Ties will be playable in first person with PlayStation VR!  Also added are a new extreme survival mode with no checkpoints, and co-operative play support in endurance mode so you can raid the wilderness with your friends! Lara returns to the PlayStation 4 on October 11th!

[Pre-order Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration]


Batman: Arkham VR

Speaking of PlayStation VR, London Drugs is a launch partner!  Available on October 13th the new system is a must have addition for the PlayStation 4.  The headset tracks full 360 degree movement meaning full immersion into your favourite games, or watch 360 degree videos and photos.  If full immersion doesn’t work for you, you can also sit back and play your games on a virtual 5 meter screen!  Worried that your gaming will become a solitary experience? PlayStation VR can render 2 images, one to the headset and one to your TV, so you can still play with your friends!

PlayStation VR will be available on October 13th.  London Drugs will also be hosting hands on demo events in our stores across western Canada, be sure to check the schedule to try one near you!

Also launching alongside the hardware are new games, including Batman: Arkham VR in which you wear the cowl as Batman, and Loading Human, a compelling interactive story about the nature of reality itself!

All of these will be available on October 13th!

[Pre-order PlayStation VR]
[Pre-order Batman: Arkham VR]
[Pre-order Loading Human]


Kings Quest: Complete Collection

Released as 5 episodes over the last year, King’s Quest has King Graham reflecting on his life of adventure, weaving stories of his past to his granddaughter Gwendolyn.  Now, all five chapters plus an exclusive epilogue will be available in King’s Quest: The Complete Collection.  You can get the whole story on October 18th on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One!

[Pre-order Kings Quest: Complete Collection]


Batman: Return to Arkham

The Cape Crusader is is back in two of his most critically acclaimed stories, remastered for the next generation of consoles.  Batman: Return to Arkham includes Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City completely remade in the Unreal 4 engine, with updated models, environments, and lighting, as well as all the previously released DLC for both games.  A must have for anyone that didn’t play them when they were new, or for anyone who did! Batman: Return to Arkham will be released on October 18th.

[Pre-order Batman: Return to Arkham]


Battlefield 1

That classic Battlefield gameplay, but for the first time set in World War 1.  This is Battlefield 1, the fourteenth entry in the series!  Use all the weapons of the first world war, from bolt action rifles to sabres and trench clubs, take command of artillery, and pilot biplanes or zeppelins, or even ride a horse into battle.

It was called the war to end all wars and you will get a taste of why.  Battlefield 1 will be available on PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Windows on October 21st, or pick up the Deluxe Edition 3 days early on October 18th and get exclusive extra content!

[Pre-order Battlefield 1]


Mark McMorris Infinite Air

Don’t know who Mark McMorris is?  You will soon! Join the Canadian snowboarder in the most authentic snowboarding video game to date, with mountains generated procedurally as you play the game in 100+ square mile maps!  Mark McMorris Infinite Air will be out on October 25th on PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Windows.

[Pre-order Mark McMorris Infinite Air]


Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure

Jesse is a new player to Minecraft, just learning how to build and craft, when he, or she, is thrust into an adventure to find the Order of the Stone, the five great adventurers who saved the Minecraft world!  Now all 8 episodes of Minecraft Story Mode are collected into this one complete edition so you can play the whole story from start to finish! Minecraft Story Mode: Complete Edition will be available for PlayStation 4 and XBOX One on October 25th.

[Pre-order Minecraft Story Mode: The Complete Adventure]


Just Dance 2017

Got the blues? We have the solution.  Just Dance is back!  Your favourite party game returns with a whole new catalogue of songs to dance to! Just Dance 2017 will be out on October 25th and feature songs by all your favourite artists on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, XBOX 360, XBOX One, Wii, Wii-U.  Additionally, get the Gold Edition for PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and Wii-U which features 200 more songs!   Both will be available on October 25th!

[Pre-order Just Dance 2017]


Titanfall 2

The sequel to the acclaimed Titanfall is here! Fight on your feed until you earn enough points to summon your Titan, a giant mech that makes up for its slow speed with armour and firepower! This time you will have new abilities as a pilot and streamlined gameplay for the game’s signature parkour elements, and 6 all new Titan models to choose from.  Also new in Titanfall 2 is a single player story that sees you, a new aspiring pilot,  stranded behind enemy lines with a veteran Titan, working to complete a mission against overwhelming odds!

Also new, Titanfall 2 will be available on PlayStation 4 and Windows in addition to XBOX One.  There will be a standard edition for all three platforms, and Titanfall 2: Deluxe Edition on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One which will include extra warpaints, nose styles, camouflages, and a deluxe call sign.  Both editions will be available on October 28th.

[Pre-order Titanfall 2]


Skyrim: Special Edition

One of the greatest games of the last generation is finally brought to this one.  The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim Special Edition is the game you loved plus all three expansion packs, all with a complete graphical overhaul for the new generation of game consoles. Take your place as the last of the Dragonborn, quest around the world and learn the language of the dragons, the powerful Thu’um spells you shout in that tongue, and once you gain enough power take the fight to Alduin the World Eater, the most powerful dragon in the land.

This game is a must have for anyone who loves epic stories and epic battles!  The Skyrim Special Edition will be available on PlayStation 4 and XBOX One on October 28th!

[Pre-order Skyrim: Special Edition]

That’s all we have for now folks, be sure to check back in November for all that month’s new releases.  In the meantime don’t hesitate to visit your local London Drugs Computer Department for your copies of any of these games when they release, and don’t miss the live demos of the PlayStation VR that will be coming to your neighbourhood!

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