New video games out this week
“FIFA 18.” In case the recent “Madden 18” and “NBA 2K18” releases didn’t tip you off, it’s sports-game-release season. Soccer gets to throw in with new motion tech designed to give players more responsiveness and personality, a “Dramatic Moments” system for big plays and a sequel to its story mode starring character Alex Hunter and featuring soccer greats such as Cristiano Ronaldo. Rated E for Everyone. $60-$100 in Standard, Ronaldo and Icon Editions for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
“Total War: Warhammer II.” The long-awaited sequel (part two of a planned trilogy) continues the fantasy story, adding a new race of characters and combining locations to create one huge map for players of this game as well are the original. Rated M for Mature. $60, for PC.
Also out this week: “Batman: The Enemy Within Ep. 2: The Pact” (PS4, Xbox One, PC, iOS, Android), “Blue Reflection” (PS4, PC), “Raiders of the Broken PLanet’ (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony” (PS4, PlayStation Vita), “Fallout 4: Game of the Year Edition” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare” (Xbox One, PC), “Hob” (PS4, PC), “Raid: World War II” (PC), “Ruiner” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash” PS4), “Cuphead’ (Xbox One, PC), “Gundam Versus” (PS4), “Yo-Kai Watch 2: Psychic Specters” (Nintendo 3DS), “Don’t Starve: Mega Pack” (PS4, Xbox One), “Pinball FX3” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “VR Karts” (PS4), “Light Tracer” (PS4), “WRC 7” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles” (PS4, PC), “SteamWorld Dig 2” (PS4, PS Vita), “Splasher” (PS4, Xbox One), “Summon Light 2: Lost Borders” (PS4, PS Vita), “Hive Jump” (NIntendo Wii U), “White Day: A Labyrinth Named School” (PS4), “One Piece: Unlimited World Red” (Nintendo Switch).
Here’s a trailer for “FIFA 18”:
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