Video games are one of the most popular topics amidst the youth in Saudi Arabia. Whether it involves sport games like FIFA or mystery games like Hogwarts legacy, or of any other criteria, video games are all the buzz, and nothing is more exciting then anticipating a new lineup of games coming up this month, October 2023.
Mark your calendars because the month is packed with thrilling video game releases that are sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s in store this month
Hellboy Web of Wyrd:
Release Date: October 4, 2023
The story is about a brutal world teeming with supernatural threats, in an investigation to locate a missing member of the B.P.R.D. During investigation, you will explore powerful secrets, forgotten godforms, magnificent treasures and powerful monsters. The updated version includes a graphical style evoking the original art style of the comics, trying together several independent stories into one unified Hellboy experience.
Tip: Graphics is based on comics making it a unique video game from the rest.
Detective Pikachu Returns
Release Date: October 6, 2023
Unfold the mysteries across Ryme City with coffee-loving Pikachu and his human partner, Tim Goodman. A jewel theft occurs and this great detective duo will solve the mystery. The features include directly controlling Pikachu during investigations, you will be able to talk to humans while you’re controlling Tim.
Tip: Nintendo Switch Online members can buy a pair of vouchers* for just SAR 375 and redeem each one for a select digital game, including The Legend of Zelda.
Release Date: October 10, 2023
Mark your calendars! Forza Motorsport is coming up with 20 completely rebuilt tracks from around the world with multiple layouts, the Builders Cup career mode and the race our most advanced AI opponents. There’s also three Forza Motorsport editions: Standard, Deluxe and Premium.
Tip: Forza Motorsport will be released for the Xbox Series X|S and PC exclusively, not to mention the racing simulator arriving at Game Pass Xbox’s dedicated game subscription service—on its first day of release.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Release Date: October 12, 2023
The game has come up with new features, the Assassin’s Focus, which allows Basim to mark and assassinate several targets in a row. You will also come across classic Assassin tools such as throwing knives and smoke bombs. They also have a brand-new parkour ingredient, the Pole Vault. A new character is introduced to the story Fuladh a Rafiq and Eagle-Master to the Hidden Ones.
Tip: It will be featuring real world events like the zanj rebellion.
The Lords of the Fallen
Release Date: October 13, 2023
Lords of the Fallen returns, set a thousand years after the triumphant defeat of the demon God, Adyr. Victory is not permanent in the world of monsters and gods. Adyr is planning to return, and the mission is to navigate both the realms of the living and the dead. The features include player-versus-player multiplayer mode. Players can create and customize their own player avatar, and choose from one of nine character classes.
Tip: The game is one of the first non-From Software developed Soulslikes putting their own unique stamp on the genre.
Release Date: October 17, 2023
The story sees Dr. Eggman, Fang, and a new antagonist making an attempt to convert the mystical Northstar Islands’ giant animals into Badniks to create a robot army. Some of the new features are Sonic and friends to a brand new location the Northstar Islands, a stunning archipelago. Sonic Superstars has multiplayer co-op for up to four players for the first time ever in a Sonic game.
Tip: Sonic Superstars is the first non-compilation 2D game since Sonic Mania.
Release Date: October 20, 2023
Peter Parker will be facing one of the biggest challenges in New York as a new threat. Both Miles and Peter will be playable, Web wings have been added for improved traversal, and both characters will be able to parry attacks, 65 suits will be available, including the Symbiote suit which gives Peter unique tendril attacks and abilities.
Tip: There’s a new set of gadgets such as the Web Grabber, disabling a group of enemies, and you can also use “web wings” to zip through wind tunnels in the city at a rapid rate.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Release Date: October 20
An invitation by Prince Florian takes an unexpected turn. Join the adventure in the Flower Kingdom. There are new worlds and levels in the Flower Kingdom, new enemies to encounter throughout the game, batches that include special effects and abilities, many playable characters and multiplayer options.
Fun fact: The name Kuppa in video games is derived from the Japanese name for a Korean dish, gukbap which is a soupy stew served with rice.
Cities Skyline 2
Release Date: October 24
The video game will start with an empty space of land that you will develop into an ideal city managing everything from roads to buildings and infrastructures. According to the decisions the city will react. There will be different climates and seasons, new zones and signature buildings, deeper city services, map changes and themes and a new progression system.
Tip: The level of detailing is astounding throughout the game with each district having its purpose.
Release Date: October 26
It’s one of the most underrated games with masterful DLC’s featuring a brand new dialogue system, interacting with NPCs Jack can also talk to in-between missions at a central hub. The amazing soundtrack of the game and the motorbike scenery is lightning fast-paced action. Although, there has been leaks on consoles showing 10-30 FPS on Nintendo Switch.
Tip: One of the most underrated games. It has more levels to explore, and epic boss fights the game promises to be an exciting and thrilling adventure. The amazing soundtrack of the game and the motorbike scenery is lightning fast-paced action.
Alan Wake 2
Release Date: October 27
After a long hiatus over 13 years Alan Wake is a psychological horror Engaging Storytelling: The game’s narrative is its strongest point, resembling a psychological thriller novel. Atmospheric Setting: The game’s setting in the Pacific Northwest provides a hauntingly beautiful backdrop for the eerie events that unfold, enhancing the overall atmosphere.
Tip: There are new enemies and new gameplay mechanics throughout the game.