The wait is finally over! Sony’s highly-anticipated virtual reality headset, PlayStation VR, coming out on October 13. I’ll have a full review of the VR device coming soon, so stay tuned. This month also marks the launch of two huge first-person shooter games with the arrival of Battlefield 1, taking us into the visceral all-out combat of World War I, and Titanfall 2, which is coming to PlayStation gamers for the very first time. What other games will capture your game time in October? Let’s take a look!

[Note: The below release dates are subject to change at the sole discretion of the game publisher at any time.]

Mafia III

Release Date: October 7, 2016
Genre: Action-adventure
Platform(s): PlayStation 4 / Xbox One
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)

Step into the shoes of Lincoln Clay, a Vietnam War veteran who’s on a quest to build his own crime organization to get revenge on the Italian Mafia. Cruise through the vast open world of New Bordeaux—modelled after New Orleans—and experience life in a 1960’s mob. The Mafia series has always been known for their captivating stories, and Mafia III aims to deliver its deepest and most personal story yet.

Paper Mario: Color Splash

Release Date: October 7, 2016
Genre: Action-adventure
Platform(s): Wii U
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)

Find Paper Mario in a very special island where all the colours are being sucked away by mischievous Shy Guys. With his hammer, Paper Mario can bring colours back to Prism Island and save his Toad friends at the same time. In the turn-based fights, you’ll use a collection of cards to launch over-the-top attacks.

Gears of War 4

Release Date: October 11, 2016
Genre: Action, Third-person shooter
Platform(s): Xbox One
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)

With Gears of War 4, it’s time to meet the next generation. Marcus Fenix hands the baton to his son JD, who must contend with a new threat on Sera 25 years after the end of the war against the Locust. In addtion to a full campaign, the fan-favourite Gears multiplayer is back, and this time several modes have been added to classics like Deathmatch, King of the Hill, Guardian, Warzone and Execution.

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration

Release Date: October 11, 2016
Genre: Action-adventure
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
ESRB Rating: M (Mature, 17+)

A year since Rise of the Tomb Raider appeared on Xbox One, now PlayStation 4 fan can experience this breathtaking adventure. The wait was worth it because for this special 20th anniversary edition, all downloadable content is included in the package. In addition, an all-new chapter called “Blood Ties”, Lara returns to her childhood home to search for her father’s missing will in an immersive PlayStation VR experience! (VR headset sold separately)

WWE 2K17

Release Date: October 11, 2016
Genre: Wrestling
Platform(s): PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 3 / Xbox One / Xbox 360
ESRB Rating: T (Teen, 13+)

Enter the famed square circle and experience the most authentic professional wrestling video game yet. Play as your favourite WWE Superstars from the past and present, like The Rock, Charlotte, John Cena, and AJ Styles, along with NXT Superstars Hideo Itami, Samoa Joe, Asuka, and more. WWE 2K17 also features the most robust Creation Suite to date, letting you create and develop custom WWE Superstars, Arenas, and Championships.

World of Final Fantasy

Release Date: October 25, 2016
Genre: Role-playing game
Platform(s): PlayStation 4 / PS Vita
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

This new entry in the acclaimed Final Fantasy series introduces us to two brand new sibling heroes. The brother and sister are monster tamers out to recover lost fragments of their past memories. The title also introduces us to an all-new battle system where you can use captured monsters to create powerful towers of monsters to fight foes. Rather intriguing, don’t you think?

Titanfall 2

Release Date: October 28, 2016
Genre: First-person shooter
Platform(s): PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)

After offering us a multiplayer game exclusively on Microsoft’s consoles, Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall 2 will be bringing PlayStation 4 gamers into the fold. As a pilot, team up with your Titan for massive battles, and with the introduction of the grapple hook, pilot mobility is more dynamic than ever before.

Additional games releasing in October 2016

BatmanAVR.jpgOctober 11

  • Dragon Quest Builders (PlayStation 4)

October 13

  • Batman: Arkham VR (PlayStation 4 PSVR)
  • PlayStation VR Worlds (PlayStation 4 PSVR)
  • RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (PlayStation 4 PSVR)

October 14

  • Disney Magical World 2 (Nintendo 3DS)

October 16

  • Skylanders Imaginators (PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 3 / Xbox One / Xbox 360 / Wii U)

October 18

  • Battlefield 1 (PlayStation 4 / Xbox One)
  • Batman: Return to Arkham (PlayStation 4 / Xbox One)

October 21

  • Sid Meier’s Civilization VI (PC)

October 25

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 (PlayStation 4 / Xbox One)
  • Farming Simulator 17 (PlayStation 4 / Xbox One / PC)
  • Just Dance 2017 (PlayStation 4 / Xbox One)

October 28

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition (PlayStation 4 / Xbox One)

Are there any games coming out this month you’re interested in? Let us know in the comments section below!

Paul Hunter
Editor Video Gaming
I work out of Toronto, Ontario as the Editor of Gaming here on the Plug-in Blog and as Editor-in-Chief of NextGen Player. I am thankful for having a loving and patient wife who doesn’t mind my 40 hour a week obsession with gaming. See my latest gaming adventures on my Twitter channel.