One thing is certain, and that's the fact that Sony continues to dominate the quantity of content for the new video game releases for the week of September 28. The PlayStation platform holder has been holding a steady stream of content week after week while the Xbox platform is slowly catching up as we move closer to the holiday season. Destiny kicked off the fall season with a bang and this week the big releases includes a trip to Middle-earth and one of the largest staples in the Nintendo software lineup making its handheld debut on the Nintendo 3DS.
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS is one of the marquis titles in the new video game releases for the week. The series is not only making its debut on the handheld Nintendo 3DS, but it is also attempting to bring a more deep, competitive level of combat, having partnered with Soulcalibur and Tekken development team members as part of a deal with Bandai Namco. The comical, family friendly brawler first made its debut on the Nintendo 64 with a low budget and low promotion, and has since become one of the tentpole games for each iteration of Nintendo hardware. The Nintendo 3Ds version of Super Smash Bros. will feature the ability to act as a controller for the forthcoming Wii U version (provided the 3DS has a copy of the game), but will also feature identical characters between the two versions of the game. No release date has been announced for the Wii U version beyond "Holiday 2014."
The big console game of the week is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, developed by Warner Bros. studio Monolith Soft who is known for their work on the Condemned series & Guardians of Middle-earth. The game is intended to bridge the narrative gap between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The studio is touting the "Nemesis System" as the hook for the game which will remember how the player interacts with specific types of characters in the game and in turn will adjust the characters' interactions with the player throughout the course of the game. Characters that the player wrongs may want revenge on them later on and those who were treated well or assisted in some way, may come to their aid or provide other benefits to the player. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is set to release on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles this week with the last-gen systems being pushed back till November.
You can read our complete list of new video game releases for the week of September 28, 2014 below.
Chariot Digital PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
Falling Skies: The Game Retail & Digital PlayStation 3
Forza Horizon 2 Retail & Digital Xbox One | Xbox 360
Futuridum EP Deluxe Digital (Cross-Buy) PlayStation 4 | PS Vita
The Incredibles (PS 2 Classic) Digital PlayStation 3
Invizimals: The Alliance Digital PS Vita
Invizimals: The Lost Kingdom Digital PlayStation 3
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Retail, Digital PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
Namco Museum Vol. 1 through 5 (PSOne Classic) Digital PlayStation 3 | PS Vita
Natural Doctrine Retail & Digital PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 3 | PS Vita
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Retail & Digital PlayStation 3 | Xbox 360
Pier Solar and the Great Architects Digital (Cross-Buy) PlayStation 4 | PlayStation 3
Second Chance Heroes Digital PlayStation 4
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Retail & Digital PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One
Short Peace: Rank Tsukigime's Longest Day Digital PlayStation 3
Super Smash Bros. Retail & Digital 3DS
Watch Dogs: Bad Blood DLC Digital PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox One | Xbox 360
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