Top New Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Month — October 2020

This episode of New Releases is taking a look at the hottest games of October, and the new month is bookended by some really big ones. Super Mario Bros. 35, Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, and Star Wars: Squadrons kick things off, then October wraps up with Watch Dogs Legion and Pikmin 3 Deluxe. You can find more info on all of those games right here.

Super Mario Bros. 35 — October 1

Available on: Switch

Yes, this is a Super Mario battle royale. As you play through Super Mario Bros., you’ll send defeated enemies to an opponent’s screen. Last plumber standing wins. Super Mario Bros. 35 was announced as part of the series’ 35th anniversary, but be aware that it won’t be available to play after March 31, 2021.

More Super Mario Bros. 35 Coverage:

  • Nintendo Reveals A Mario Battle Royale Game, Super Mario Bros. 35
  • Super Mario Bros. 35 – Official Announcement Trailer

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time — October 2

Available on: PS4, Xbox One

Crash is back for a totally new platforming adventure, but you’ll control more than just him in the new levels: Coco, Neo Cortex, Dingodile, and Tawna are all playable, too. They can wear new masks that change the flow of time, the direction of gravity, and more. On top of that, you can collect Flashback Tapes to revisit classic moments from the original games.

More Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time Coverage:

  • Crash Bandicoot 4 Preorder Release Date, Bonuses, And More Info
  • Crash 4: A Bandicoot for a New Generation

Star Wars: Squadrons — October 2

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

If you’ve been itching to get into the cockpit of a TIE Fighter or X-Wing, now’s your chance–and you can use your flight stick on PS4, Xbox One, and PC to fly them. Squadrons has a story mode to experience, and of course there’s multiplayer, too. You can engage in deathmatch-style dogfights or engage in Fleet Battles, which are all about capturing larger ships from the enemy.

More Star Wars: Squadrons Coverage:

  • Star Wars: Squadrons Preorder Info: Release Date And Prepurchase Bonus Details
  • How Star Wars: Squadrons Handles In-Game Rewards, Ranks, And Challenges

Watch Dogs Legion — October 29

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia

Legion is set in a dystopian near-future London, where the Albion military company has taken over. Fortunately, your Dedsec agents are ready to take the city back, and you can recruit any character in the game to your cause. With a full resistance army on your side, you can carry out missions in the open world however you see fit, whether you choose to go in with stealth or guns blazing.

More Watch Dogs: Legion Coverage:

  • Watch Dogs Legion Preorder Info: Next-Gen Upgrades, Release Date And Pricing
  • Watch Dogs Legion Features UK Rapper Stormzy, Watch Dogs 1’s Aiden Pearce

Pikmin 3 Deluxe — October 30

Available on: Switch

Pikmin 4 is apparently still in development, but for now, we’re getting this re-release on Nintendo Switch. Deluxe includes the original game, all of its DLC, and a new set of side missions for Olimar and Louie. There are also new co-op options for exploring the planet together with a friend.

More Persona 5 Royal Coverage:

  • Pikmin 3 Deluxe Nintendo Switch Preorder Details
  • Pikmin 3 Can No Longer Be Bought Digitally On Wii U, Where It Was Much Cheaper

There’s a lot of October to come and plenty of video games launching during the new month. Next week, we’ll take a look at Baldur’s Gate 3 as it enters early access, as well as FIFA 21.

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