Top New Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week -- October 20-26, 2019

Modern wars and future mega-corporations dominate this week.

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This week's episode of New Releases is ready to throw down, whether it's in the squared circle with WWE 2K20 or the Nintendo Switch port of Skullgirls: 2nd Encore. This week is also home to two highly anticipated AAA releases: The Outer Worlds and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It's also time to start getting spooky with the MediEvil remake.

WWE 2K20 -- October 22

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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This year's wrestling game features Bayley, Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch, the Four Horsewomen of the WWE. It's also the first game to feature a female storyline, alongside the usual male-focused campaign. Last year's fan-favorite 2K Towers mode is back too.

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Skullgirls: 2nd Encore -- October 22

Available on: Switch

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You can probably already tell from the screenshot above, but Skullgirls is known for its gorgeous hand-drawn animation. Each of the game's 14 fighters have a unique look, personality, and moveset. The Switch version lets you battle others online of course, but you can also fight your friends locally using a single pair of Joy-Cons.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare -- October 25

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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This isn't a remaster of the 2007 classic--it's a full-on reboot. You'll see familiar characters like Captain Price, but they're part of a totally new campaign that ties in more closely to the game's other co-op and multiplayer modes. Speaking of multiplayer, there's a big emphasis on tactics with this game, including a Realism Mode that shuts off your HUD.

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The Outer Worlds -- October 25

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This week's other big shooter is an RPG. The Outer Worlds comes from Obsidian, best known nowadays for Fallout: New Vegas, hence all the "Fallout in space" comparisons the game keeps getting. But The Outer Worlds sets itself apart from Fallout by letting you explore multiple planets, each one dominated by mega-corporations. There's also a flaw system, which allows your character to actually develop special perks if they keep injuring themselves in various ways.

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MediEvil-- October 25

Available on: PS4

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Much like Sir Daniel Fortesque rising from his grave, this game has been rebuilt from the ground up. It might feel like the same PS1 platformer, but this remake sports a fancy coat of 4K paint if you've got a PS4 Pro and a capable TV.

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We've got one more batch of October games coming up. Next week, New Releases will take a look at Luigi's Mansion 3 on Nintendo Switch. The handheld console is also getting its own ports of Resident Evil 5 and 6.

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already have call of duty: modern warfare lock in long ago via pre-order the "dark edition" at 1st i just want those night vision goggles only, but after the beta, the game seems solid for me.

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Isn't Legend Of Heroes Trails Of Cold Steel III supposed to be released tomorrow? I have pre-ordered the Collector's Edition and the thing hasn't even been shipped yet. Anyone with information on the topic?

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Looking forward to playing The Outer Worlds for one dollar.

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I believe another new release this week worth mentioning is Trails of Cold Steel 3. I know I will be picking it up!! Outer Worlds looks decent, but I think I better wait for review scores!

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@Jimbowesker: Do you have any fresh info? I have pre-ordered the Collector's Edition since May and I understand that preorders are supposed to ship before release date, but no word from NIS store so far.

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@Jimbowesker: get the xbox game pass on PC for $1 and try the outer worlds without waiting for the reviews. If you don't have PC or xbox then just wait for the reviews I guess then.

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@Jimbowesker: I concur, regarding ToCS 3 -- although I'm currently willing to wait for its release on Steam, as that's where my ToCS 1 & 2 save files are.

"Currently" is the operative word there. Might cave in and pick up the PS4 version, then double-dip later. Nihon Falcom is worth the "extra" support.

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@Renunciation: TOCS3 has "Only on Playstation" on the box unlike 1 and 2. So you may be waiting awhile.

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@gamingdevil800: My backlog is compatible with a very long wait.

Honestly, I should have quit buying games after Slay the Spire came out in January. It was approximately 5% of my gaming budget this year while consuming at least 50% of my gaming hours.

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@Jimbowesker: The ToCS series is some of my favorite JRPGs ever.

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