What’s New in Video Games: October 2019

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Celebrate Halloween with family-friendly games like Luigi’s Mansion 3 and MediEvil.

Fall is finally here! This season of changing leaves and cooler temperatures is a big time for major video game releases, and October packs quite a few, including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Nintendo’s newest take on a fitness game: Ring Fit Adventure. With Halloween quickly approaching, October will also see the release of lots of spooky games, like the family-friendly titles Luigi’s Mansion 3 and MediEvil.

Luigi’s Mansion 3
Rated E
Appropriate for: Kids who are comfortable using console controllers

Just in time for Halloween (the game comes out on October 31), Luigi’s Mansion 3 will let kids and adults join Luigi on another haunted adventure, as he must rescue Mario from hotel full of ghosts! As you explore the hotel, you can use Luigi’s Poltergust G-00 vacuum to suck up ghosts and other objects or even slam them around. While the game may feature ghosts, it’s family-friendly and charming, rather than realistic and scary. This time around, Luigi also has a doppelganger companion named Gooigi, who can help you out on your quest. If you’re playing solo, you can control both Luigi and Gooigi by switching between them. Or, you can team up with a friend and let them control Gooigi for you. Outside of the game’s story mode, a ScareScraper mode will allow up to eight players to compete in a variety of mini-games locally or through online multiplayer. You’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to access the game’s online multiplayer functionality.

Great if your kids love: Previous Luigi’s Mansion games, Super Mario Odyssey


MediEvil
Rated T
Appropriate for: Teens who are comfortable with the macabre

MediEvil was originally released on PlayStation in 1998. Now, it’s been completely remade for modern consoles. The game stars Sir Daniel Fortesque, a knight who has been resurrected (though he’s now just a skeleton) by his former enemy, a sorcerer named Zarok. The hack-n-slash game will allow you to explore the world of Gallowmere and defeat a variety of enemies in your quest to defeat Zarok once and for all. MediEvil is rated T by the ESRB, with Content Descriptors for “Blood and Gore” and “Violence.”

Great if your kids love: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Spyro Reignited Trilogy 


Ring Fit Adventure
Rated E10+
Appropriate for: Older kids who enjoy physical activity

Ring Fit Adventure is an exercise adventure game for Switch that uses two new accessories — the Ring-Con and Leg Strap — to translate your real-world motions into in-game actions. The game’s story will allow you to explore 20 worlds and complete 100 levels on a quest to defeat a body-building dragon. In addition to a main story mode, additional gameplay modes will offer different workout experiences to suit your play style or the amount of time you have to play for that session. To learn more about Ring Fit Adventure, check out our preview.

Great if your kids love: Wii Fit U, Just Dance 2019, Fitness Boxing


Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
Rated E10+
Appropriate for: Older kids who like games with fast-paced action

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is the latest game in the popular Plants vs. Zombies franchise, which focuses on the neverending battle between — you guessed it — plants and zombies. In this third-person shooter, you can compete with and against other real players in six different online modes, as well as hang out with friends in the game’s social areas. The game features new kinds of plants and zombies, each with their own skills and specialties.

Great if your kids love: Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, Splatoon 2, Fortnite


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Rated M
Inappropriate for young teens and children

This latest installment in the popular Call of Duty first-person-shooter franchise (not to be confused with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare from 2007) features both a single-player campaign mode and online multiplayer modes. According to a blog post from Activision (the publisher of the Call of Duty series), “The Campaign engulfs you in a raw and gritty narrative, bringing unrivalled intensity and shining a light on the changing nature of modern war.” Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been rated M by the ESRB, with Content Descriptors for “Blood and Gore,” “Intense Violence,” “Strong Language,” “Suggestive Themes,” and “Use of Drugs.” The game also contains in-app purchases.

Try These Games Instead: Overwatch, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds


Full List

Notable kid- and teen-friendly titles are in bold.

Release dates can change at any time.

Tuesday October 1, 2019

Super Crate Box, Switch

Sniper Elite III: Ultimate Edition, Switch

YU-NO: a Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Lanternium, Switch

80 DAYS, Switch

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

One Night Stand, PlayStation 4

Mobile Suit Gundam: Battle Operation 2, PlayStation 4

Neverwinter: Uprising [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI, PlayStation 4, Vita

Wednesday October 2, 2019

Spooky Ghosts Dot Com, Switch

Carly and the Reaperman: Escape from the Underworld, PlayStation VR

Ling: A Road Alone., PlayStation 4

ReadySet Heroes, PlayStation 4

We Were Here Too, Xbox One

Asdivine Kamura, Xbox One

One Night Stand, Xbox One

Thursday October 3, 2019

Candleman, Switch

Fault – Milestone One, Switch

Neo Cab, Switch, PC

Hexagroove: Tactical DJ, Switch

Galaxy Champions TV, Switch

CASE: Animatronics, Switch

Cubixx, Switch

Tic-Tac-Letters by POWGI, Switch

LEGRAND LEGACY: Tale of the Fatebounds, PlayStation 4

Northgard, PlayStation 4

A Hole New World, Vita

Friday October 4, 2019

Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

One Night Stand, Switch

The Tiny Bang Story, Switch

CROSSNIQ+, Switch, PC

Rimelands: Hammer of Thor, Switch

Beats Runner, Switch

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Slabwell, Xbox One

Tuesday October 8, 2019

Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Trine: Ultimate Collection, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Worse Than Death, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The Alliance Alive HD Remastered, Switch, PlayStation 4

Call of Cthulhu, Switch

Asphalt 9: Legends, Switch

BurgerTime Party!, Switch

Yooka-Laylee and the Impossible Lair, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

DODGE HARD, Switch

Reventure, Switch

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, Switch

A Winter’s Daydream, Switch, Xbox One

Indivisible, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Concrete Genie, PlayStation 4

Atlas, Xbox One

John Wick Hex, PC

Wednesday October 9, 2019

MISTOVER, Switch

STELLATUM, Switch, Xbox One

Draw a Stickman: EPIC 2, Xbox One

Thursday October 10, 2019

Valfaris, Switch, PC

Pine, Switch, PC

Mable & The Wood, Switch

Spirit Hunter: NG, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

River City Melee Mach!!, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Tangle Tower, Switch, PC

Contraptions, Switch

MISTOVER, PlayStation 4, PC

Friday October 11, 2019

Killer Queen Black, Switch, PC

Doraemon: Story of Seasons, Switch, PC

Earthfall: Alien Horde, Switch

Frostpunk: Console Edition, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

GRID, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

TwinCop, Xbox One

Active Soccer 2019, Xbox One

Tuesday October 15, 2019

Children of Morta, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition, Switch

The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors, Switch, PlayStation 4

Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition Pack, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Planescape: Torment: Enhanced Edition / Icewind Dale: Enhanced Edition, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Zombieland: Double Tap – Road Trip, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Overwatch: Legendary Edition, Switch

The Eyes of Ara, Switch

The Sims 4 Realm of Magic [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Wednesday October 16, 2019

Little Town Hero, Switch

Thursday October 17, 2019

Felix the Reaper, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Rabi-Ribi, Switch

The Jackbox Party Pack 6, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Stranded Sails: Explorers of the Cursed Islands, Switch

Kine, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Domiverse, Switch

Sublevel Zero Redux, Switch

Battle Planet – Judgement Day, Switch

Monkey King: Hero is Back, PlayStation 4, PC

Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes Complete Edition, PlayStation 4, PC

The Fisherman – Fishing Planet, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Stela, Xbox One

Friday October 18, 2019

A Hat in Time, Switch

Pig Eat Ball, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Complete Edition, Switch, PC

Ring Fit Adventure, Switch

Megaquarium, Switch, PlayStation 4

Safari Pinball, Switch

ZikSquare, Switch

StarBlox Inc., Switch

Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Monday October 21, 2019

Eastshade, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Tuesday October 22, 2019

Mary Skelter 2, Switch

Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers, Switch, PlayStation 4

Raging Loop, Switch, PlayStation 4

Street Outlaws: The List, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III, PlayStation 4

WWE 2K20, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Edition, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Farming Simulator 19: Platinum Expansion [DLC], Xbox One, PC

Borderlands 2 VR, PC

Thursday October 24, 2019

Cat Quest II, Switch

Friday October 25, 2019

Into the Dead 2, Switch

Let’s Sing Country, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

MediEvil, PlayStation 4

The Outer Worlds, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Tuesday October 29, 2019

Vampyr, Switch

Harvest Moon: Mad Dash, Switch, PlayStation 4

Disgaea 4 Complete+, Switch, PlayStation 4

Resident Evil 5, Switch

Resident Evil 6, Switch

Resident Evil Triple Pack, Switch

Close to the Sun, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Afterparty, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Yakuza 4: Remaster, PlayStation 4

Thursday October 31, 2019

Ghost Parade, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Luigi’s Mansion 3, Switch

The Big Journey, Switch

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