Video games aren’t quite done for the year. Not just yet. Following last week’s line-up we have a few last highlights before November makes way for a month of festivities. Bar one much-anticipated sequel, the focus this time around seems to be on Nintendo with two of its heavy hitters arriving late to the party.
Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions | PC, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4 | Wednesday
Super Smash Bros. | Wii U | Friday
Though off to a rocky start, the Nintendo Wii U is becoming a force to be reckoned with in the console market. Sony and Microsoft may have their own iconic heroes yet few have the prestige of Mario, Link, Kirby, and the truckload of other familiar faces in Super Smash Bros. In total there are 51 playable characters with Nintendo bringing several of its lesser known properties to the table including Xenoblade and Punch-Out as well as Namco and Sega crossovers.
Aside from new fighters, game modes, and gorgeous HD visuals, Smash Bros. for the Wii U will also introduce 8-player local co-op, a first for the series. Blair has been trying his hand at this latest addition, saying it was a much needed leap forward, especially when you look at some of the game’s larger maps.
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom | PS3, 3DS, Xbox 360, PC | Friday
LittleBigPlanet 3 | PS3, PS4 | Friday
Having slightly faded from focus, PlayStation’s cuddly mascot is back with three new friends in tow. Aside from being able to play as Toggle, Swoop, Sackboy, and Oddsock, players will be getting to grips with a vast array of increasingly complex creation tools to build their very own masterpieces.
It’s the first numbered instalment in the LittleBigPlanet series to be developed outside of Media Molecule. Stepping up to the plate is Sumo Digital who seem to have filled in comfortably as Stefan noted in his review, saying: “LittleBigPlanet 3 is a quite major step forward for the series.”
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth | 3DS | Friday
Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire | 3DS | Friday
The Nintendo 3DS is getting an awful lot of love this week. Chief among these new releases, however, is of course the latest pair of Pokémon games. If you haven’t guessed already, Omega and Alpha are both remakes of the 2002 GameBoy Advance classics, Ruby and Sapphire.
Expect to see a host of familiar pocket monsters and characters as you travel back to Hoenn. For those wondering what the difference is between both versions, it largely comes down to a different rival faction as well as a cluster of exclusive Pokémon.