There’s a lot to be excited about with next week’s releases. Take a trip to Pandora’s moon with friends, explore creepy mansions packed with gibbering lunatics and well, probably buckets of giblets too. Fans of racing are sorted this week too (you know, because DriveClub is probably still offline) as they get to choose between a super light set of four wheels or mud-encrusted bikes. Forget all those pretenders though, what you really want to do is drop a ball and watch it bounce around...
Peggle 2 (PS4) – TIME STEALING RELEASE OF THE WEEK!
Exciting! Of all the early exclusives on the Xbox One, this is the one that had most PS4 owners seething with jealousy. If you're yet to experience Peggle, you should really go and check out a PC or mobile demo and then be prepared to throw money at the sequel on PSN next week. There's no word on pricing yet, but we expect it to be around a tenner.
The Evil Within (PS3, PS4, 360, XO, PC)
Is survival horror finally coming back? Shinji ‘Resident Evil’ Mikami certainly has the credentials, so fingers crossed this love letter to all things zombies, brutality and mind-horrors can do the job that recent Resi titles have so badly failed at. We’re tempted to knock a point off the score for the lead being called Sebastian. Or add one, we’re not sure.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (PS3, 360, PC)
We dare you to buy it on PS3/360. Let’s face it, this thing will probably be on PS4/XO within a year, so some may want to hold on for the super shiny version – or buy it on PC next week instead. Old-gen stickiness aside, the game is looking all sorts of sweet and the addition of new characters, lasers and a lunar setting has us stalking our letterboxes ahead of release. A big boo-urns to the Oxygen meter though – why does Claptrap have to breathe anyway!
Cheapest Console Price: 365 Games: £29.99
F1 2014 (PS3, 360, PC)
Good old Codemasters, avoiding conformity again by naming their franchises based on the year of release rather than the following year (yeah you, EA). We do wish they’d join the next-gen club though as F1 2014 is only releasing on the older consoles, much like Grid Autosport. That doesn’t mean it doesn’t look the business though. Is that enough to pay for this year’s tune-up though?
MXGP: The Official Motocross Video Game (PS4)
Released to reasonable reviews (averaged 68% on Metacritic) earlier this year on last-gen consoles, MXGP is set for a PS4 re-release to bring the number of two-wheeled racing games on PS4 on a par with the four-wheeled variety. As a bonus, you can look forward to an extra four muddy tracks to carve your way through with dirt bike ninja skills. Or fall off and be run over by a dozen riders. It’s all good.
Cheapest Price: Zavvi: £34.98