This episode of New Releases is getting into the Halloween spirit, thanks to Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Resident Evil 5 & 6 coming to Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, PS4, Xbox One, and PC gamers can celebrate the devil’s birthday with Afterparty. This week is also your chance to revisit some cult classics with Yakuza 4 and Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD.

Resident Evil 5 & 6 — October 29

Available on: Switch

Two more Resident Evil titles hit Switch this week, and both include co-op play and all previously released DLC. RE 5 sees Chris Redfield and Sheva Alomar stopping a terrorist threat in Africa, while RE 6 features an ensemble of RE favorites all across the globe. You can also pick up the physical Resident Evil Triple Pack if you want to grab RE 4 as well.

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Afterparty — October 29

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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This is the next game from the makers of Oxenfree, featuring best friends Milo and Lola trapped in hell. To escape, they’ll have to out-drink and out-party the devil himself. Afterparty also sports Night School Studio’s signature dialogue system, which changes your relationships with the other denizens of hell, affecting the overall story.

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Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz HD — October 29

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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You can also party with Super Monkey Ball’s 50 minigames and 100 obstacle courses. The cult classic platformer has never looked better, and this edition includes Sonic the Hedgehog as a new playable character. It’s coming to consoles this week, with a PC version coming later this year.

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Yakuza 4 — October 29

Available on: PS4

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This one might need some explaining. For $59.99/£49.99, you can purchase the complete Yakuza Remastered Collection; that includes Yakuza 3, 4, and 5, but the three games have staggered release dates. This week, Yakuza 4 is upon us, bringing another healthy dose of gang life intrigue, street brawls, and minigames. The game stars fan-favorite Kazuma Kiryu alongside three other playable protagonists.

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 — October 31

Available on: Switch

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Luigi’s Mansion 3 drops on Halloween, the perfect time to explore the Last Resort hotel, where each spooky floor has its own theme. You can play solo or team up with a friend in co-op, where the second player controls a gelatinous version of Luigi named Gooigi. There’s also competitive multiplayer to enjoy with the returning ScareScraper mode and the new ScreamPark mode.

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November is near, so next week’s New Releases will take an overall look at the biggest video games coming in the new month. Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, and Nintendo Switch’s Pokemon Sword & Shield are all on the way.



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