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If Call of Duty has taught us anything, it’s this: If at first you don’t succeed, give up and go back to doing what you used to be good at. That’s right, after the poor reception of last year’s Infinite Warfare (relatively speaking; it still made a bazillion dollars), Activision abandoned it’s journey into the future and returned to the comforting embrace of World War II. Now, we’re going back to a time when men were men, zombies were Nazis, and no one did any of that flashy jetpack parkour garbage.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

Call of Duty: WWII (November 3rd)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Sledgehammer Games

Why we’re excited: The beta earlier this year wasn’t half-bad, and we’re excited for a pared-down shooter experience. There’s something relaxing about offing virtual fascists with an M1 Garand in some bombed out French street.
The early buzz: Reviews aren’t in yet, and won’t be until the day before launch. We asked Nick Plessas to break embargo by blinking out his opinion to use in Morse code. His super-secret message translated as “CLOSEGATE.” Don’t tell Activision we told you that.
Noob: Earlier this month, a man was arrested in Terre Haute, Indiana, on suspicion of stealing and selling copies of Call of Duty: WII before its street date. Of course, he’d have had a much easier time evading the authorities if he’d just equipped the Phantom Basic Training.

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (October 31st)

Available for: Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Blue Fang Games, Frontier Developments

Why we’re excited: While Frontier’s Zoo Tycoon didn’t set the world on fire, it had tons of potential, and this revised version seems to be fixing the biggest frustrations with the original. Most importantly, zoos can be much bigger this time around, and customization is much deeper. Plus, kangaroos.
The early buzz: The game is out as of this morning, but no reviews are live. The original release sits at just 68 out of 100 on Metacritic, and EGM’s review fell in pretty much that same range. It’s hard to imagine this more ultimater version will somehow be worse than that when all’s said and done, but exactly how much better remains to be seen.
Life, uh, finds a way: A new developer, Blue Fang Games, handled work on this revised version of Zoo Tycoon. That’s in part because the original studio, Frontier Developments, has moved on to Jurassic World Evolution, a game that lets you build your very own dinosaur theme park/arrogant attempt to usurp God.

Steven Universe: Save the Light

Available for: PS4 (October 31st), Xbox One (November 3rd)
Publisher: Cartoon Network Games
Developer: Grumpyface Studios

Why we’re excited: Not every member of the EGM Crew is already a Steven Universe fan, but even this member, who’s never seen an episode, knows it’s got a crazy-strong reputation. And while tie-in games have a tendency to be, well, awful, this one seems like it could be the real deal, with series creator Rebecca Sugar co-writing the game’s original story.
The early buzz: Only a handful of reviews have gone live yet, so there’s not enough for an actual Metacritic average on any platform. Early indications are, however, that the gameplay has some serious issues that detract from an enjoyable story. If you’re a serious fan of the show, that might make it worth picking up in spite of its flaws.
Original character do not steal: Save the Light introduces a brand-new character to the Steven Universe… universe. Her name is Hessonite, and she’s “a pompous Homeworld commander.” If you know what that means, feel free to tell us!

Also releasing this week:

October 31st

8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Beast Quest (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back (PS4, PC)
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (Switch)
Creeping Terror (3DS, PC)
Dead Exit (Xbox One)
Dead Hungry (PS4, PSVR)
Desert Craft Early Access (PC)
Disneyland Adventures (Xbox One, PC)
Dusk (PC)
Dying Reborn (Xbox One)
Embers of War Early Access (PC)
Emergency 20 (PC)
Enshrouded World (PC)
Fractus (PC, Linux)
The Ghosts of Hackney Mills (PC)
Gold Key (PC)
Goro 2 (PC)
Heckpoint Early Access (PC)
Knights Hunt (PC, Mac, Linux)
LSD (PC)
Maria The Witch (Xbox One)
Monopoly (Switch)
Monster Jam: Crush It! (Switch)
Mover (PC)
Mutant Football League (PC)
Ninja Way (PC, Mac, Linux)
Numantia (Xbox One)
Perception (Switch)
Pox Nora (Vita)
Rabi-Ribi (PS4, Vita)
Remothered: Tormented Fathers Early Access (PC)
Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure (Xbox One, PC)
The Sapper (PC, Mac, Linux)
Skeleton Sprint Early Access (PC)
Space Chaos (PC)
Spintires: MudRunner (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Steven Universe: Save the Light (PS4)
Stifled (PS4, PSVR)
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4, Vita)
Super Man Or Monster (PC)
Taking Valhalla VR (PC, Vive)
Train Simulator VR (PC, Vive)
Valknut (PC)
Wandering in Space (PC)
You Must be 18 or Older to Enter (PC)
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (Xbox One, PC)
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection (PC)

November 1st

Achievement Lurker: Respectable Accomplishment (PC)
Alvarok (PC)
Another Rocket Game (PC)
Cleansuit (PC)
Color Jumper (PC, Mac, Linux)
Elise the Devil (PC)
Expelled (PC, Mac, Linux)
Final Fantasy Dimensions II (iOS, Android)
Grand Pskov Story (PC)
The Grimsworth Reports: Woodfall (PC)
Imperil (PC, Mac, Linux)
Kubix (PC, Mac, Linux)
The Last Strategist (PC)
Little Busters! English Edition (PC)
Merper VR (PC, Vive)
Merv Reborn (PC)
MinSweeper (PC)
Mulletman and the Molemen (PC)
Pixel Car (PC)
Pixelord (PC)
Protect Me (PC)
Sokoban Next (Vita)
Soundscape (PC, Rift, Vive)
Space Leprechaun (PC)
Talk to Aya (PC, Mac, Linux)
ШП (PC)

November 2nd

aMAZE Double (PC)
Animal Super Squad Early Access (PC)
AuroraBound Deluxe (PC, Mac)
Banano Bros. (PC)
Boss 101 (PC)
Cubion (PC)
Distant Space 2 (PC)
Dreadnought Sol (PC)
Drop VR (PC, Vive)
Final Storm (PC, Mac, Linux)
Need for Speed Payback EA and Origin Access trial (Xbox One, PC)
Phil’s Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure (3DS)
Skytropolis (PC, Mac, Rift, Vive)
Soldier of Failure 2 (PC)
Survivor of Eschewal (PC)
Tasty Planet (PC, Mac)
Text Wormhole (PC)
Wheels of Aurelia (Switch)

November 3rd

New Nintendo 2DS XL Poké Ball Edition
99Vidas (Xbox One)
Artifact Quest 2 (PC, Mac)
Bombastic Cars (PC)
Call of Duty: WWII (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
CaveDuel (PC, Linux)
Dogma (PC, Mac)
Dream Golf VR (PC, Vive)
.hack//G.U. Last Recode (PS4, PC)
LeftWay (PC, Mac, Linux)
LOGistICAL: Switzerland (PC)
Lost Home (PC)
Math Combat Challenge (PC)
More Than Just Chess (PC)
Mutant Football League (Xbox One)
Ninja in Training (PC, Vive)
Oik 3 (PC)
Slashers: The Power Battle Early Access (PC)
Spring Breeze (PC)
Steven Universe: Save the Light (Xbox One)
Turtle Quest (PC)

November 6th

Bit Bullet (PC)
Burn, Clown, Burn! (PC)
By Any Means Necessary (PC)
Christmas Puzzle (PC, Mac)
Critters Early Access (PC)
Find Pixel (PC)
Hex (PC)
Illie (PC)
Maddening Euphoria (PC)
Monument Valley 2 (Android)
PeoplePackages (PC)
Prana (PC, Rift, Vive)
Schatte: The Witch and the Fake Shadow (PC)
Slimebrawl (PC)
sWORD MASTER (PC, Mac)
Verzaken! (PC)

The biggest new games out this week: October 31st-November 6th

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week.

By EGM Staff | 10/31/2017 12:15 PM PT | Updated 11/6/2017 06:38 PM PT

Features

If Call of Duty has taught us anything, it’s this: If at first you don’t succeed, give up and go back to doing what you used to be good at. That’s right, after the poor reception of last year’s Infinite Warfare (relatively speaking; it still made a bazillion dollars), Activision abandoned it’s journey into the future and returned to the comforting embrace of World War II. Now, we’re going back to a time when men were men, zombies were Nazis, and no one did any of that flashy jetpack parkour garbage.

Read on to get the lowdown on all the new releases, including our picks for the most exciting games out this week. And if you’re wondering about future release dates, check out EGM’s full list of gaming release dates in 2017 and beyond, updated regularly as new dates are announced.

Call of Duty: WWII (November 3rd)

Available for: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Sledgehammer Games

Why we’re excited: The beta earlier this year wasn’t half-bad, and we’re excited for a pared-down shooter experience. There’s something relaxing about offing virtual fascists with an M1 Garand in some bombed out French street.
The early buzz: Reviews aren’t in yet, and won’t be until the day before launch. We asked Nick Plessas to break embargo by blinking out his opinion to use in Morse code. His super-secret message translated as “CLOSEGATE.” Don’t tell Activision we told you that.
Noob: Earlier this month, a man was arrested in Terre Haute, Indiana, on suspicion of stealing and selling copies of Call of Duty: WII before its street date. Of course, he’d have had a much easier time evading the authorities if he’d just equipped the Phantom Basic Training.

Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (October 31st)

Available for: Xbox One, PC
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Developer: Blue Fang Games, Frontier Developments

Why we’re excited: While Frontier’s Zoo Tycoon didn’t set the world on fire, it had tons of potential, and this revised version seems to be fixing the biggest frustrations with the original. Most importantly, zoos can be much bigger this time around, and customization is much deeper. Plus, kangaroos.
The early buzz: The game is out as of this morning, but no reviews are live. The original release sits at just 68 out of 100 on Metacritic, and EGM’s review fell in pretty much that same range. It’s hard to imagine this more ultimater version will somehow be worse than that when all’s said and done, but exactly how much better remains to be seen.
Life, uh, finds a way: A new developer, Blue Fang Games, handled work on this revised version of Zoo Tycoon. That’s in part because the original studio, Frontier Developments, has moved on to Jurassic World Evolution, a game that lets you build your very own dinosaur theme park/arrogant attempt to usurp God.

Steven Universe: Save the Light

Available for: PS4 (October 31st), Xbox One (November 3rd)
Publisher: Cartoon Network Games
Developer: Grumpyface Studios

Why we’re excited: Not every member of the EGM Crew is already a Steven Universe fan, but even this member, who’s never seen an episode, knows it’s got a crazy-strong reputation. And while tie-in games have a tendency to be, well, awful, this one seems like it could be the real deal, with series creator Rebecca Sugar co-writing the game’s original story.
The early buzz: Only a handful of reviews have gone live yet, so there’s not enough for an actual Metacritic average on any platform. Early indications are, however, that the gameplay has some serious issues that detract from an enjoyable story. If you’re a serious fan of the show, that might make it worth picking up in spite of its flaws.
Original character do not steal: Save the Light introduces a brand-new character to the Steven Universe… universe. Her name is Hessonite, and she’s “a pompous Homeworld commander.” If you know what that means, feel free to tell us!

Also releasing this week:

October 31st

8-Bit Adventure Anthology (Volume One) (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Beast Quest (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Bubsy: The Woolies Strike Back (PS4, PC)
Cartoon Network: Battle Crashers (Switch)
Creeping Terror (3DS, PC)
Dead Exit (Xbox One)
Dead Hungry (PS4, PSVR)
Desert Craft Early Access (PC)
Disneyland Adventures (Xbox One, PC)
Dusk (PC)
Dying Reborn (Xbox One)
Embers of War Early Access (PC)
Emergency 20 (PC)
Enshrouded World (PC)
Fractus (PC, Linux)
The Ghosts of Hackney Mills (PC)
Gold Key (PC)
Goro 2 (PC)
Heckpoint Early Access (PC)
Knights Hunt (PC, Mac, Linux)
LSD (PC)
Maria The Witch (Xbox One)
Monopoly (Switch)
Monster Jam: Crush It! (Switch)
Mover (PC)
Mutant Football League (PC)
Ninja Way (PC, Mac, Linux)
Numantia (Xbox One)
Perception (Switch)
Pox Nora (Vita)
Rabi-Ribi (PS4, Vita)
Remothered: Tormented Fathers Early Access (PC)
Rush: A Disney Pixar Adventure (Xbox One, PC)
The Sapper (PC, Mac, Linux)
Skeleton Sprint Early Access (PC)
Space Chaos (PC)
Spintires: MudRunner (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Steven Universe: Save the Light (PS4)
Stifled (PS4, PSVR)
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4, Vita)
Super Man Or Monster (PC)
Taking Valhalla VR (PC, Vive)
Train Simulator VR (PC, Vive)
Valknut (PC)
Wandering in Space (PC)
You Must be 18 or Older to Enter (PC)
Zoo Tycoon: Ultimate Animal Collection (Xbox One, PC)
Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection (PC)

November 1st

Achievement Lurker: Respectable Accomplishment (PC)
Alvarok (PC)
Another Rocket Game (PC)
Cleansuit (PC)
Color Jumper (PC, Mac, Linux)
Elise the Devil (PC)
Expelled (PC, Mac, Linux)
Final Fantasy Dimensions II (iOS, Android)
Grand Pskov Story (PC)
The Grimsworth Reports: Woodfall (PC)
Imperil (PC, Mac, Linux)
Kubix (PC, Mac, Linux)
The Last Strategist (PC)
Little Busters! English Edition (PC)
Merper VR (PC, Vive)
Merv Reborn (PC)
MinSweeper (PC)
Mulletman and the Molemen (PC)
Pixel Car (PC)
Pixelord (PC)
Protect Me (PC)
Sokoban Next (Vita)
Soundscape (PC, Rift, Vive)
Space Leprechaun (PC)
Talk to Aya (PC, Mac, Linux)
ШП (PC)

November 2nd

aMAZE Double (PC)
Animal Super Squad Early Access (PC)
AuroraBound Deluxe (PC, Mac)
Banano Bros. (PC)
Boss 101 (PC)
Cubion (PC)
Distant Space 2 (PC)
Dreadnought Sol (PC)
Drop VR (PC, Vive)
Final Storm (PC, Mac, Linux)
Need for Speed Payback EA and Origin Access trial (Xbox One, PC)
Phil’s Epic Fill-a-Pix Adventure (3DS)
Skytropolis (PC, Mac, Rift, Vive)
Soldier of Failure 2 (PC)
Survivor of Eschewal (PC)
Tasty Planet (PC, Mac)
Text Wormhole (PC)
Wheels of Aurelia (Switch)

November 3rd

New Nintendo 2DS XL Poké Ball Edition
99Vidas (Xbox One)
Artifact Quest 2 (PC, Mac)
Bombastic Cars (PC)
Call of Duty: WWII (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
CaveDuel (PC, Linux)
Dogma (PC, Mac)
Dream Golf VR (PC, Vive)
.hack//G.U. Last Recode (PS4, PC)
LeftWay (PC, Mac, Linux)
LOGistICAL: Switzerland (PC)
Lost Home (PC)
Math Combat Challenge (PC)
More Than Just Chess (PC)
Mutant Football League (Xbox One)
Ninja in Training (PC, Vive)
Oik 3 (PC)
Slashers: The Power Battle Early Access (PC)
Spring Breeze (PC)
Steven Universe: Save the Light (Xbox One)
Turtle Quest (PC)

November 6th

Bit Bullet (PC)
Burn, Clown, Burn! (PC)
By Any Means Necessary (PC)
Christmas Puzzle (PC, Mac)
Critters Early Access (PC)
Find Pixel (PC)
Hex (PC)
Illie (PC)
Maddening Euphoria (PC)
Monument Valley 2 (Android)
PeoplePackages (PC)
Prana (PC, Rift, Vive)
Schatte: The Witch and the Fake Shadow (PC)
Slimebrawl (PC)
sWORD MASTER (PC, Mac)
Verzaken! (PC)

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