Hey there Hornet gamers!
Our motto here at ASI is “I work. I learn. I play.”
And we take the “play” part just as seriously as the other two.
For those who have finished their midterms or have decided to take a break from playing GTA V (we know you haven’t), ASI is bringing you five of the hottest games releasing in October.
Here is our list of the five best digital time-wasters in the month of October:
The King is Back! This year LeBron James graces the cover of 2K’s newest iteration of its masterful hardwood classic.
The new game mode added this year is LeBron: Path to Greatness, a mode that allows you to play out LeBron’s hypothetical future in the NBA as he continues to build his legacy.
For those who live and breathe basketball, or just appreciate good sports videogames in general, NBA 2K14 is a must own.
Release Date: October 1st, 2013
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3
Beyond Two Souls
For those who enjoyed the 2010 blockbuster Heavy Rain, developer Quantum Dream is bringing an all-new action thriller staring the likenesses of Hollywood stars Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.
The story revolves around Jodie Holmes, a young woman possessed with supernatural powers who can channel an invisible entity through her psychic abilities. Experience 15 years of Jodie’s life as she explores many locales throughout the world and encounters many spectacular action adventures in her mission to discover just who she really is and why she was born with such amazing powers.
Release Date: October 8th, 2013
Batman: Arkham Origins
If history has been kind to any DC Comics superhero, it has most certainly been Batman. Between the blockbuster “Dark Knight” trilogy and the Arkham videogame series, Batman has been on a roll, and Warner Brothers is continuing the saga with Arkham Origins.
A bit of a prequel, Arkham Origins takes place before the events of Arkham Asylum, when Batman is still mastering his craft as a masked superhero. He will meet many key characters and experience seminal moments as a crime fighter that ultimately shape Batman into the Dark Knight we all know and love.
If you were thinking about being Batman for Halloween, but didn’t want a goofy picture of you in costume showing up on Facebook or Snap Chat, fear not, as Arkham Origins will hit shelves right before the most frightful of holidays.
Release Date: October 25th, 2013
Platform: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
We all loved the naval battle in Assassin’s Creed III, and many who played the game wished that the entire game had been a pirate adventure from the start.
Well, folks, Ubisoft is granting your wish!
Releasing at the end of the month, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag introduces us to the story of Edward Kenway, the father of Haythem Kenway and the grandfather to Connor from Assassin’s Creed III. He is still an assassin, but make no mistake, this adventure is full on pirate-mode!
This campaign follows an all-new storyline in which Edward Kenway embarks on pirating adventures throughout islands of the Caribbean as well as some areas of pre-colonial southern Florida.
It’s a game about the Golden Age of Pirates… What more could you ask for?!
Release Date: October 29th, 2013
Platforms: Wii U, PC, PS3, Xbox 360
If you’ve read this far down the page and thought we forgot about first-person shooter aficionados, relax, because we didn’t!
EA and the good people at DICE are back this fall with Battlefield 4, the sequel to their highly acclaimed military war franchise.
This is the multiplayer game of the fall, as players will engage in full on 64-player combat on PC and Next Gen consoles (PS3 and Xbox 360 will get 32 player servers). The highly touted Frostbite 3.0 promises to allow for full-scale destruction and awe-inspiring physics that make online ware fare that much more dynamic.
Release Date: October 29th, 2013
Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3
These are ASI’s 5 hottest games of October. Tune in next month for our hottest games of November to see what games you will be playing on Black Friday when Thanksgiving break hits!