Videogame fall releases excite student gamers

By Zachary Mastroianni
Pulse Staff Reporter

zmastroianniThe end of the year is here, and gamers – people who play videogames as a hobby – are looking forward to fall’s new releases.

Here is a list of games most anticipated by Palo Alto College students still to be released:

Guitar Hero has introduced a new feature called Guitar Hero TV that broadcasts music videos to play along with, continuously updated with new videos to try. The gameplay and redesigned guitars offer a new perspective to the game and allow practiced players to be challenged in new ways.

Guitar Hero Live will release on Oct. 20 for PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One and Wii U. The standard game can be pre-ordered for $99.99 featuring a redesigned guitar and Avenged Sevenfold bonus content. The bundle costs $149.99 with two guitars and other bonuses.

The Assassins Creed Syndicate release dates are Oct. 23 for PS4, Xbox One and Nov. 19 for PC. The standard edition is $59.99 and the Gold Edition, which includes the game and Season Pass, is $89.99. The Cane Sword and Assassins Legendary Hidden Blade and Gauntlet replicas are also available for pre-order.

Journey through 19th century London as freedom fighters Jacob Frye and his twin sister, Evie, fighting for justice of the working class. With new tools like the Rope Launcher, the game takes on a whole new element.

WWE 2K16 releases on Oct. 27 for PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 and Xbox One. Pre-order for $59.99 to play as two versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator T-800 from “Terminator” and “Terminator 2: Judgment Day.” Show your friends you mean business with this year’s newest addition to the WWE.

Fallout 4 releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on Nov. 10 and will cost $59.99. Bethesda has announced that the Season Pass is going to cover all future DLC. The Pip-Boy Edition is $119.99 and includes Power Armor collectible metal packaging, a wearable Pip-Boy replica with smartphone compatibility and pocket guide, and a Vault-Tec perk poster to track your Fallout 4 progress.

Star Wars Battlefront is scheduled to release on Nov. 17 for PS4, Xbox One and on Origin for PC. A $59.99 pre-order grants Dec. 1 early access to the Battle Of Jakku DLC, which ties to a scene in the upcoming movie, “Star Wars Episode VII The Force Awakens.”

“I’m interested in comparing and contrasting the setting, fighting style, and overall plot of the upcoming film with the game,” said Rosadell Gahan, a Biology major.

For $69.99, the Deluxe Edition grants instant access to in-game weapons including Han Solo’s blaster and an exclusive emote, Victory. There is another Deluxe Edition that comes with a Han Solo mini fridge available at Walmart for $129.98.

“Since the release of the PS4 and Xbox 1 with their new hardware, the next three years of gaming will be the best years of gaming in my opinion,” said Pablo Garza, an Applied Science in Digital Video and Cinema Production major. “Take Metal Gear Solid IV and Ghost Recon Wildlands, for example, the first in their franchises to be open-world along with more games being made only for the next generation consoles without the last generation hardware holding them back not only graphically, but cinematically, as well.”

Information and prices are from the official game sites of Bethesda, IGN, Rockstar, Ubisoft and Gamestop.