New video games out this week:
“Super Mario Odyssey.” (Out Friday) It’s-a-him! Mario! Back for perhaps the most-anticipated game of the year, at least if you own a Nintendo Switch. It’s a successor to the classic “Super Mario 64,” a 3-D adventure that spans the globe and introduces new abilities such as the ability to take bodily control of inanimate objects. And Mario goes shirtless for part of the game if you’re into that sort of thing. Rated E-10+ for Everyone 10 and Older, $60 for Nintendo Switch.
“Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.” (Out Friday) At the opposite end of the gaming spectrum is a violent shooter with Nazis and gigantic monsters to slay, a follow-up to the very well-received “Wolfenstein: The New Order” reboot of 2014. Expect tons of gunplay and plenty of gore. Rated M for Mature. $60-$100 in Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s Editions for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.
Also out this week: “Assassin’s Creed Origins” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “Just Dance 2018” (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U), “The Mummy Demastered” (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One), “Hidden Agenda” (PS4), “Chaos;Child” (PS4, PlayStation Vita), “Yomawari: Midnight Shadows” (PS4, PC, PS Vita), “Destiny 2” (PC), “Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon” (PS4, Switch, PC), “Road Rage” (PC), “Poi: Explorer Edition” (Switch), “Knowledge is Power” (PS4), “That’s You” (PS4), “Rapala Fishing Pro Series” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “Deer Hunter: Reloaded” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “We Sing Pop!” (PS4, Xbox One), “The Inner World: The Last Wind Monk” (PS4, Xbox One), “Inygo” (PC), “Rugby 18” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “SingStar Celebration” (PS4), “AER: Memories of Old” (Xbox One, PS4, PC), “Worcle Worlds” (Nintendo 3DS), “Real Farm” (Xbox One, PS4), “Little Nightmares: Complete Editon” (PS4, Xbox One).
Here’s a trailer for “Super Mario Odyssey”:
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