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New Game Releases: October 12th-18th, 2017

With horror titles like Friday the 13th: The Game, The Evil Within 2, and White Noise 2 making their way to retail channels and digital distribution services, it’s evident that Halloween is just weeks away. Fortunately, for those opposed to frights, there are a number of scare-free titles arriving across the next seven days, from Gran Turismo Sport, Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth and even South Park: The Fractured But Whole.

Header image: Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth, 3DS

PlayStation 4
Dungeons 3 (retail and digital, $59.99)
Elex (retail and digital, $59.99)
Friday the 13th: The Game (retail and digital, $39.99)
Gran Turismo Sport (retail and digital, $59.99)
Rogue Trooper: Redux (retail and digital, $29.99)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (retail and digital, $59.99)
The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (digital, $24.99)
The Evil Within 2 (retail and digital, $59.99)
White Noise 2 (digital, $9.99)
WWE 2K18 (retail and digital, $59.99)

Nintendo Switch
88 Heroes – 98 Heroes Edition (retail and digital, $29.95)
ACA NeoGeo: The King of Fighters ’95 (digital, $7.99)
Don’t Knock Twice ($TBA, digital)
Neon Chrome (digital, $14.99)
Oceanhorn – Monster of Uncharted Seas (digital, $14.99)
Putty Pals (digital, $9.99)
Rogue Trooper Redux (digital, $24.99)
The Flame in the Flood (digital, $14.99)
Unbox: Newbie’s Adventure (retail and digital, $29.99)
Wulverblade (digital, $19.99)
Yono and the Celestial Elephants (digital, $14.99)

Wii U
Digital Champ: Battle Boxing (digital, $5.99)
Legend of Hero Tonma (digital, $5.99)
Moto Roader (digital, $5.99)
Volgarr the Viking (digital, $9.99)

Xbox One
Dungeons 3 (retail and digital, $59.99)
Friday the 13th: The Game (retail and digital, $39.99)
Rogue Trooper: Redux (retail and digital, $29.99)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole (retail and digital, $59.99)
The Evil Within 2 (retail and digital, $59.99)
WWE 2K18 (retail and digital, $59.99)

3DS
Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth (retail and digital, $39.99)
Little Adventure on the Prairie (digital, $2.99)

PS Vita
Bad Apple Wars (retail and digital, $39.99)

PC
DreamTank ($8.49)
Dungeons 3 (retail and digital, $49.99)
Elex ($44.99)
Gold Rush: The Game ($17.99)
Holy Potatoes! What the Hell?! ($7.99)
Skyworld ($TBA)
South Park: The Fractured But Whole ($59.99)
Speebot ($13.49)
The Man in the Cape: Special Edition ($TBA)
WWE 2K18 ($59.99)
Yono and the Celestial Elephants ($TBA)

Robert’s Pick: Many people know that I’m a hardcore Disgaea fan; there’s something about the gradual growth of statistics that quells that cravings of my inner math-nerd. Less known is my adoration for the Etrian Odyssey series. While the dungeon-crawling and turn-based battles in the series have always been competent, the gratification found in cartography is absolutely sublime. This week, I expect Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth will take my back to halcyon days in elementary school when I’d spend hours envisaging dungeons on graph paper.

Sure, I’m not thrilled by the inclusion of DLC to fast-track experience, currency, or allow players to listen to the FM-synthesized soundtrack. But these contraventions aren’t severe enough to keep me from experiencing Myth’s new mini-events or the augmented class system.

Robert Allen :With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.