New Video Game Releases Week 41, 2016

Here is the list of this week’s new video game releases. Get hyped for the PS4’s PlayStation VR experience arriving Thursday the 13th! Popular video games released this week are: Batman: Arkham VR, Rez Infinite VR, Gears of War 4, WWE 2K17, Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour, Shadow Warrior 2, Road Redemption, and Skylanders Imaginators.

The new releases are here! 😀

New retail releases are:

  • Aragami: Collector’s Edition (PS4)
  • Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 1 (PS4)
  • Atari Flashback Classics: Volume 2 (PS4)
  • Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors (PS Vita)
  • Disney Magical World 2 (3DS)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)
  • Gears of War 4 (Xbox One, PC)
  • Let’s Sing 2017 (PS4, Xbox One, Wii)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Payday 2: The Big Score (PS4, Xbox One)
  • PSVR – A PlayStation VR Launch Bundle – Includes PSVR Headset, PS4 Camera, 2 Move Controllers & PlayStation VR Worlds & The Playroom VR Games (PS4 VR Hardware) — Note: Thursday release like all the PS4 VR games.
  • PSVR – Batman: Arkham VR (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – Battlezone (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – DriveClub (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – EVE: Valkyrie (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – Farpoint (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – Hustle Kings VR (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – Loading Human: Chapter 1 (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – PlayStation VR Worlds (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – Super Stardust Ultra VR (PS4 VR)
  • PSVR – Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PS4 VR)
  • Reus (PS4)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4 + PS4 VR) — Includes: “Rise of the Tomb Raider: Blood Ties” DLC VR Mission.
  • Skylanders Imaginators – Crash Bandicoot Edition (PS4, PS3) — Note: Friday release in Europe; Sunday release in USA.
  • Skylanders Imaginators (Wii U, PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360) — Note: Friday release in Europe; Sunday release in USA.
  • Tropico 5: Complete Collection (PS4)
  • Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuni (PS Vita)
  • WWE 2K17 (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360)

New downloadable games include:

  • Newly available on the PlayStation Store: [updates Tuesday]
    PS+ Free Games in October: Resident Evil (PS4), Transformers: Devastation (PS4), Mad Riders (PS3), From Dust (PS3), Code: Realize – Guardian of Rebirth (PS Vita), Actual Sunlight (PS Vita).
    PS VR First-Party Games: PlayStation VR Worlds, The Playroom VR (comes free with the VR Headset), RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Battlezone, Farpoint, Super Stardust Ultra VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, Hustle Kings VR, Tumble VR, Here They Lie.
    PS VR Third-Party Games: Rez Infinite, Batman: Arkham VR, 100ft Robot Golf, Job Simulator, Wayward Sky, Driveclub VR, Rise of the Tomb Raider: Blood Ties (DLC mission included with Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration), Eve: Valkyrie, Harmonix Music VR, Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, Loading Human: Chapter 1, SuperHyperCube, Thumper, World War Toons (USA-only), Ace Banana, Assembly, Gunjack, Headmaster, Waddle Home.
    PS4: Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour, Shadow Warrior 2, Solitaire, Castle Invasion: Throne Out, Mantis Burn Racing, Manual Samuel, Yesterday Origins.
    PS4 Retail Downloads: Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration, Dragon Quest Builders, WWE 2K17, Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience, Skylanders Imaginators, Reus.
    PS3 Retail Downloads: WWE 2K17, Skylanders Imaginators.
    PS Vita: Dragon Quest Builders.
    PS Vita Retail Downloads: Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors, Valkyrie Drive Bhikkuni.
  • What’s added on Xbox Live Marketplace: [updates Wednesday]
    Xbox One Free Games with Gold in October: Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings all month and from the 16th you also get The Escapists.
    Xbox One: Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour, Shadow Warrior 2, Moto Racer 4, Reus, Solitaire, Blue Rider, Castle Invasion: Throne Out, Mantis Burn Racing, Manual Samuel.
    Xbox One Retail Downloads: Gears of War 4, WWE 2K17, Skylanders Imaginators.
    Xbox 360 Free Games with Gold in October: I Am Alive until the 15th and from the 16th you also get MX vs ATV Reflex.
    Games On Demand: WWE 2K17, Skylanders Imaginators.
    Xbox Live Arcade: Unannounced as of yet.
  • New games on the 3DS & Wii U eShop: [updates Thursday]
    3DS Retail Downloads: Disney Magical World 2.
    3DS eShop: Ash, Chase: Unsolved Cases Investigation Division – Distant Memories (from the Another Code & Hotel Dusk ex-CING team).
    3DS Virtual Console: Unannounced as of yet.
    Wii U Retail Downloads: Skylanders Imaginators.
    Wii U eShop: Unannounced as of yet.
    Wii U Virtual Console: Unannounced as of yet.
    Wii Classics on Wii U: Unannounced as of yet.
  • New game additions on the Apple App Store: [updates Thursday]
    iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch: Really Bad Chess, Batman: The Telltale Series – Episode 2: Children of Arkham, Jade Empire: Special Edition.
  • New game additions on Steam: [updates all week]
    PC/Mac/Linux: Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour, Shadow Warrior 2, Thumper, Loading Human: Chapter 1 (VR), Road Redemption (Road Rash spiritual successor).

Take a look at the PlayStation VR launch games trailer:

Here’s the Gears of War 4 launch trailer:

Watch the WWE 2K17 TV commercial here:

See the Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary Edition World Tour trailer:

Don’t forget about the Shadow Warrior 2 trailer:

Check out an old Road Redemption trailer:

Lastly, here’s a new Skylanders Imaginators trailer:

PS: If you have signed up for EA Access on Xbox One, you’ll get a week early access to Battlefield 1 on Thursday!

As for me, my most anticipated games — outside of playing Gears of War 4 in couch co-op with a buddy ^_^ — are all the PlayStation VR games!
From Sony’s PlayStation VR Worlds, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, Battlezone & Farpoint to my most anticipated third-party titles… Rez Infinite (a Rez port with a new level), Batman: Arkham VR, 100ft Robot Golf & Harmonix Music VR.
Sadly the dinosaur island adventure of Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey got delayed, and XING: The Land Beyond, Star Wars Battlefront – Rogue One: X-Wing VR Mission, Psychonauts: In the Rhombus of Ruin & Final Fantasy XV: VR Experience seem to be Fall titles now. But what’s out at launch should be great fun for 30 minutes at a time. 😀

What video games will you be playing this week? Any of these?