Apparently, one week is enough to get away from the blast radius of the Call of Duty death train. So much so, Ubisoft are launching two new Assassin’s games. Why play new games though when you can take Master Chief through some old favourites in 1080p with super slick 60fps visuals? Or maybe get your hipster on and try out the underdog rival footy series? Or there’s always a new Lego title for the little ones (you, it’s always you that wants to play them, little Jimmy is tired of your hoarding all the blue coins). Or, seeing as the season to renew a life crippling addiction is fast approaching, why not pick up the latest WoW expansion. We’ve got the full rundown for you below, including links to the cheapest prices and our past coverage at Dealspwn.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection (XO)
It’s a brave brand that releases a FPS so soon after Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, but if anyone can try, it’s Halo. Including Halo 1-4 and running at a silky smooth 60FPS, Master Chief’s adventures have never been so smooth. Oh and there’s always the fact that it includes all the multiplayer maps to play in a playlist of your choosing.
Cheapest Price: Game Collection: £39.75
Toybox Turbos (PS3, 360, PC)
This digital-only release has our inner-child bouncing around in anticipation as it’s the closest thing we’ve had to a Micro Machines game in years. Expect bright and cheerful graphics, weapons that delight, dash and destroy and some old-school multiplayer shenanigans.
Assassin’s Creed: Unity (PS4, XO, PC)
The first true next-gen Assassin’s Creed game is here and needless to say, we’re expecting it to impress. So, the pressure’s on for Ubisoft again, especially after the success of last year’s Black Flag. Will revolutionary Paris be a winning setting? Is ‘parkour-down’ going to work? Will the final game bother to feature any French accents? How much detail will go into the cleavage of NPCs, despite Ubisoft claiming they didn’t have the resources to include female assassin co-op partners? We’ll find out soon enough.
Cheapest Price: Game Collection: £42.95 (PS4, XO). £31.95 (PC).
Assassin’s Creed: Rogue (PS3, 360)
With the new-gen machines racking up some impressive numbers since launch, you have to wonder why Ubisoft would risk a clash of interests by launching two new Assassin’s Creed titles on the same day. That said, we can’t wait for Rogue either as it is set in the same universe as the excellent Black Flag. This time, you play as a former Assassin turned Templar, with many more naval battles to enjoy thanks to the bursting coffers of the Templars providing a ship with ‘all the guns.’ Expect to travel further north than Captain Kenway and investigate chilly arctic conditions. Don’t let this one slip you by.
PES 2015 (PS3, PS4, 360, XO, PC)
Will Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 be the first step in taking on FIFA on the new-gen consoles? PES 2015 is Konami’s footy debut on PS4/Xbox One and already looks like a marked improvement on previous entries, especially the disaster that was the PS3/360 debut. We’d still wait for the reviews though, or better yet, check out the demo and see if the magic has come back.
World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor (PC)
The likes of WildStar and League of Legends have been tempting gamers away from World of Warcraft for a while now, but the Warlords of Draenor pack is looking pretty sweet for fans of Blizzard’s life-consuming MMORPG. Carl has the latest info for you below.
Cheapest Price: Game Collection: £29.95
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (all formats)
As lazy as Lego The Hobbit was, we’re confident that Traveller’s Tales will be back on form for Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Co-op is where it’s at for the Lego titles and that addictive endgame is a glorious treasure hunt that will see us cruise past the thirty hour mark. Although, there’ll be hell to pay if I get screwed out of another Platinum trophy again thanks to a glitch. Don’t expect much graphical difference between the two versions on the last/new-gen consoles (better draw distance and slightly shinier), but there’s only a fiver between the best prices.
As always, prices and dates are correct at time of publishing.