The Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week is Call of Duty: Black Ops III (PC, PS4, Xbox One), the latest game in the long-running Call of Duty franchise and the third in Treyarch’s popular Black Ops sub-series. In Black Ops III, players will once again get to travel to the future in a world where war is more high tech than ever. Be aware that Call of Duty: Black Ops III will also be released for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but the previous-generation version of the game will only include the game’s multiplayer modes and not the single-player Campaign Mode.
Also of interest this week is Need For Speed, the next entry in EA’s series of racing games. Developer Ghost Games considers it a complete reboot of the series and has packed the title with five overlapping storylines and dozens of cars.
Finally, there’s two for the kids as Yo-Kai Watch (3DS) and Snoopy’s Grand Adventure (3DS, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One) have also been released this week. One is a Pokemon-like adventure game, while the other is a side-scroller starring everyone’s favorite beagle and his birdie pal.
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New Release Round-Up For Downloadable Games
- Retail Releases: Call of Duty Black Ops III, Need For Speed, Yo-Kai Watch, more
- Nintendo Download: Yo-Kai Watch, Rodea: The Sky Soldier, Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, more
- PlayStation Store: Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Need For Speed, Dragon Fin Soup, more
- Xbox Games Store (Wednesday): Need For Speed, Snoopy’s Grand Adventure, Barbie and Her Sisters: Puppy Rescue
- Xbox Games Store (Friday): Call of Duty: Black Ops III
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New Game Announcements
- Red Barrels announced that Outlast II will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One in Fall 2016.
- Battleborn has a new release date: May 3, 2016.
- EA pushed up Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and will release it on February 23.
- A Super Mario Maker update added the Checkpoint Flag, context-sensitive powerups, Event Courses, and a Nintendo Course World.
- Iggy Pop’s “Lust For Life” lead this week’s Rock Band 4 DLC Update.
- Knight Squad, a Gauntlet/Bomberman hybrid, will be available on November 16.
- Fallout 4 – “Launch Trailer”
- Pokken Tournament – “Shadow Mewtwo”
- Rise of the Tomb Raider – “Launch Trailer”
Rumor Has It
- Super Mario Producer Takashi Tezuka has “interesting things” planned for the franchise.