Your gaming allowance better be on the heavy side this week, because there’s more than one new video game release coming out this week that warrants a purchase.

The undisputed must-play title coming out this week is without a doubt Batman: Arkham Origins, which releases on October 25th. It may not be from Rocksteady, but it’s Batman, and WB Montreal didn’t mess with the formula that made this franchise successful, so put your fears away and add this game to your 2013 to-do list.

The next major release coming out this week is also rooted in the comic book genre. TT’s Lego Marvel Super Heroes is releasing for a plethora of platforms, and promises to bring the same level of humor and shenanigans as the previous Lego mash-up titles. Both of these games will also be available on mobile platforms, but Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate will not feature the same story and gameplay as Arkham Origins, where the mobile versions of Lego Marvel will.

A new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game based on the Nickelodeon series is releasing this week. There’s also The Director’s cut and Premium editions of Deus Ex: Human Revolution and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West releasing for multiple platforms. Shredders can continue to live out their rock star dreams with the 2014 edition of Rocksmith, while the sleuths of the world may want to pick up Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies. Finally, on the PC-only front you have Path of Exile, Forced, and The Dark Eye: Demonicon all releasing this week.

Our Recommendation

If you can only buy one new game this week we’d have to urge you to go with Batman: Arkham Origins for one of the consoles or PC. There’s no doubt that WB Montreal has done the franchise justice, so if you loved the first two Arkham games you’ll surely dig the prequel.

October 22, 2013 New Releases:

  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut
  • TMNT
  • Rocksmith 2014
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition

October 23, 2013 New Releases:

  • Path of Exile
  • Forced

October 24, 2013 New Releases:

  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

October 25, 2013 New Releases:

  • Batman: Arkham Origins
  • Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
  • The Dark Eye: Demonicon


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