Top New Game Releases On Switch, PS4, Xbox One, And PC This Week — October 13-19, 2019

Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but this episode of New Releases has a bunch of exciting games for Nintendo Switch owners. The portable console is getting ports of Overwatch and The Witcher 3, plus some new experiences. The workout-focused Ring Fit Adventure and the cutesy RPG Little Town Hero both launch this week too. Meanwhile, PS4, Xbox One, and PC gamers can get their hands on Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville.

Overwatch: Legendary Edition — October 15

Available on: Switch

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This edition of Blizzard’s hero shooter includes the main game and 15 bonus skins. Since new heroes are added to the game for free, you can jump right in and choose from 31 different tank, damage, and support characters. The Legendary Edition also includes three months of Nintendo Switch Online multiplayer for those who’ve yet to sign up for the service.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Complete Edition — October 15

Available on: Switch

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This version of The Witcher 3 includes Geralt’s 2015 adventure plus all previously released DLC and two full expansions: Hearts of Stone and Blood & Wine. Altogether, that’s potentially hundreds of hours of RPG questing and monster-slaying to dig into. Not bad for a port that came together in just 12 months.

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Little Town Hero — October 16

Available on: Switch

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Little Town Hero comes from Game Freak, best known for the Pokemon series. This RPG is set in a single town that the citizens never leave…until monsters start showing up. Little Town Hero’s combat doesn’t rely on grinding–it’s all about strategizing at whatever power level you’ve currently reached. Also the soundtrack is composed by Undertale creator Toby Fox, so that’s pretty rad.

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Ring Fit Adventure — October 18

Available on: Switch

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Ring Fit Adventure is a follow-up to Wii Fit, but with more ways to actually get you up and moving. Ring Fit includes an adventure mode, custom workout playlists, and minigames, all of which are played using the new Ring-Con peripheral and leg strap. Prepare for some serious sweat.

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Plants vs. Zombies: Battle For Neighborville — October 18

Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC

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Battle for Neighborville is the latest in the Plants vs Zombies shooter series, once again pitting the fighting flora against the living dead. This entry includes three new classes for both the plants and zombies, plus a new team-up option that lets two troopers combine into a stronger unit. You can hop into competitive multiplayer modes or explore Neighborville itself in co-op.

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October has more remasters to come, including MediEvil next week. The next episode of New Releases will take a look at that re-release, plus some hotly anticipated new titles like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and The Outer Worlds.

The Walking Dead: Season 10, Episode 2 Review

Warning: This review contains full spoilers for The Walking Dead Season 10, episode 2, “We Are the End of the World.”

It may have been too early in Season 10 to shift gears completely, following the ghoulish exploits of the Whisperers on the other side of the border, but then again, I don’t know when a good time would be to spend this much time with their lot. Because if you thought Walking Dead’s story dragged when we peeked behind the Saviors’ curtain and into the inner-workings of Sanctuary, then The Whisperers are here to show you things can get even sludgier.

It’s not that watching the meet-cute between Alpha and Beta isn’t totally devoid of importance, especially since “We Are the End of the World” focused on a new rift possibly forming between them over Alpha’s undeniable sadness after losing Lydia, but a story like this can’t help but remind us that, well… there are other people on the show we’d much rather share a flashback with.

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One-Punch Man Season 2 Premiere Review

This is a (mostly) spoiler-free review of the Season 2 premiere of One-Punch Man, which premiered in April on Hulu and just debuted on Toonami. You can also stream OPM via Viz Media.

After nearly four agonizing years, One-Punch Man is finally back with an exciting new adventure set in a world filled with demonic robots, terrifying monsters, and some bad-ass action scenes to boot. The exhilarating Season 2 premiere – “Return of the Hero” – gives Saitama and Genos some time apart. And while it’s sad to see the dynamic duo not sharing a lot of screen time, their individual quests are equally captivating.

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Murder Mystery 2 is a Go at Netflix

Given that (according to Netflix) 31 million people watched Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Murder Mystery during the first 72 hours of its release, making it one of the streaming site’s biggest weekend debuts ever, it’s not surprising that a sequel is currently in development.

To compare, the Sandra Bullock-led Bird Box had over (according to Netflix) 45 million accounts watch it in seven days globally.

So yes, as THR reports, Murder Mystery 2 is in the works and that James Vanderbilt (Zodiac, White House Down) is in negotiations to return as well.

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Batwoman: Season 1, Episode 2 Review

Warning: this review contains full spoilers for Batwoman: Season 1, Episode 2. If you need a refresher on where we left off, here’s our review for the series premiere. For more on the new CW series, find out why Batwoman is introducing an iconic Batman villain

A quick note to start things off this week – We’re still in the process of figuring out whether we’re going to do weekly reviews for Batwoman this season or if we’ll stick to the Supergirl/Legends of Tomorrow approach and just review the premiere, finale and, crossover episodes. It all depends how much IGN reader interest there is, so please let us know in the comments or on social media if you want to see us keep covering the series every week. You can also vote in the poll below and let us know if you plan to keep watching Batwoman based on these first two episodes.

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How A World War Inspired The Lord Of The Rings – True Fiction

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Watch True Fiction Episode 4: The World War That Created Lord Of The Rings

For the fourth episode of True Fiction, we’re delving into the creation of one of the most beloved fantasy universes of all time: Middle-earth. For many, reading the Hobbit or watching Lord of the Rings was their first entry into a fantasy world of Elves and Orcs, Dwarves and Ents, but not everyone knows the origins of it all are in a tragic real-world event.

J. R. R. Tolkien hasn’t overtly confirmed that Lord of the Rings is an allegory for the first world war, but the parallels are obvious. Not to mention, Tolkien’s own personal experiences very obviously have manifested in different ways within Middle-earth. We dig into all of this, and more, in the episode which you can watch below.

You can check out True Fiction on the GameSpot Universe YouTube channel, where new episodes will be released every Sunday. In previous episodes we explored the real-life inspirations between Twin Peaks, Godzilla, and Nightmare on Elm Street.

Daily Deals: LG 4K TV Savings, $30 Off Wireless Playstation Gold Headset, Ninja Turtles Arcade Cabinet Back In Stock

Welcome to IGN’s Daily Deals, your source for the best deals on the stuff you actually want to buy. You can also follow us at Twitter @igndeals. We bring you the best deals we’ve found today on video games, hardware, electronics, and a bunch of random stuff too. Updated 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Back in Stock: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade1Up Arcade Cabinet With Riser for $399.99

arcade1uptmntAfter a long hiatus, the TMNT arcade cabinet is back in stock. Not only do you get 4-player TMNT action, it also comes with a riser to make it a better fit for standing and defeating the Foot with your friends. Without the riser, Arcade1up cabinets are perfect for sitting and having a playthrough, but the riser really helps make it feel like an old-school arcade experience (just at 3/4 scale). You get the 1989 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle arcade game as well as the 1991 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles In Time.

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Hearthstone Player blitzchung Responds to Blizzard Reducing His Ban

Ng Wai “blitzchung” Chung, the Hearthstone player who was banned from professional play for one year by Blizzard, has released a roughly translated statement regarding Blizzard’s decision to reduce his ban and reinstate his prize winnings. Chung thanked his fans for their support over the last week, and expressed gratitude towards Blizzard for its decision to reduce his punishment.

“For tournament prizing, I quoted what Blizzard said on the official website, they mention that I played fair in the tournament and they believe I should receive my prizing,” Chung wrote. “This is the part I really appreciate. Blizzard also said they understand for some this is not about the prize, but perhaps for others it is disrespectful to even discuss it. People from Blizzard had explained this to me through a phone call and I really appreciate that and I accept their decision on this part.”

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WWE: Becky Lynch Celebrates Her “Manniversary,” Looking Back at the Biggest Year of Her Career

While promoting WWE 2K20, as the game’s (first female) cover star, WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch took some time to reflect on the past year, which has been the biggest of her career. After all, this week did mark her “Manniversary.”

That’s right, it was this time last year when Lynch started referring to herself as “The Man.” Since then, she’s flown off on a meteoric rise that saw her capture both the RAW and SmackDown Women’s Championships as part of the first-ever female main event of WrestleMania.

Speaking to me, Lynch said “Wow, yes, it would have been around this time that I started it. Whoa. Either time is flying or, I don’t know, maybe it even feels shorter than a year. It’s been crazy. It’s been go go go go. So many things have happened that it’s sometimes hard to sit back and realize ‘Well, this has gone alright for itself.'”

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