The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Star Wars: Battlefront (PC, PS4, Xbox One), a Star Wars battle sim designed for online multiplayer. Developed by DICE, this is the first new Battlefront game in a decade and it lets players recreate some of the films most exciting moments with battles on Hoth, Tatooine, and Endor.
Two other new titles, both published by Nintendo, will also be of interest to your library patrons this week. Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon for the 3DS is a dungeon-crawling RPG starring the popular “Pocket Monsters,” while Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for the Wii U brings Mario and his friends back to the tennis court for the first time since 2012.
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New Release Round-Up
- Retail Releases: Star Wars Battlefront, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, more
- Nintendo Download: Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, Typoman, more
- PlayStation Store: Star Wars: Battlefront, Super Star Wars, Game of Thrones: The Ice Dragon, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Star Wars: Battlefront, Knight Squad, Game of Thrones: The Ice Dragon, more
Feature Articles From Warp Zoned
- Review: Knight Squad
New Game Announcements
- Disgaea: Hour of Darkness will be released for the PC in February.
- Nintendo will release a high definition remake of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on March 6, 2016.
- Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair and Earth Defense Force 2: Invaders from Planet Space will be released on December 8.
- Atlus will also release Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir in a special Storybook Edition.
- Beyond: Two Souls will be released for PS4 next week. Meanwhile, Heavy Rain‘s PS4 debut was delayed to March 1, 2016.
- The third episode of Minecraft: Story Mode will be released on November 24.
- Deus Ex: Mankind Divided got pushed back to August.
- Ed Sheeran, Walk the Moon, and Vance Joy headline this week’s Rock Band 4 DLC Update.
- Ronda Rousey will appear on the cover of EA Sports UFC 2 next Spring.
- The nominees for the 2015 Game Awards have been announced and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt leads the way.