Happy Wednesday! What games have you been playing this past week? I’ve been immersed in Life is Strange: Before the Storm episode 2 emotions since its release. After playing it twice and watching many playthroughs from different streamers, I’m impressed with its wealth of gameplay and dialogue choices.

Besides the heart-stirring development of Chloe and Rachel’s relationship, this latest episode gives supporting characters like Victoria, Steph, Drew, and Mikey more consequences based on your decisions. See for yourself:

Let us know in the comments and on Twitter what recent and upcoming games you’re excited about. Here’s some news and links on our radar this week:

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Few game announcements have been met with such universal excitement as Animal Crossing‘s latest game, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. Pocket Camp will release in late November for iOS and Android.

You manage your own campsite, have your own camper RV, and a multiplayer feature lets you visit other people’s campsites. One feature that’s new to Animal Crossing is the Stardew Valley-like “friendship level” system, where certain interactions with local campers influence how often they visit you. Another new feature is you can adjust the skin tone of your character.

The game is currently testing in Australia. If you’re not in Australia, you can get Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp to work on iOS via a workaround.

New The Last of Us Part II trailer

Speaking of highly anticipated games, The Last of Us Part II just dropped a brand new trailer at Paris Games Week:

The trailer leaves us with so many questions! Who are all these new characters? Why is one called an “apostate?” Is this a flashback revealing Ellie’s mom? Where are Ellie and Joel?? There’s still no release date announced for The Last of Us Part II but we’ll keep you updated.

Night In The Woods on mobile announced

Night In The Woods is coming to mobile in 2018:

Night In The Woods on Steam is currently on sale for $16.66 until November 1st.

Super Mario Odyssey

Super Mario Odyssey just released on Nintendo Switch. The game encourages hours of exploration in various kingdoms (Woodland Kingdom, Snow Kingdom, etc.). In each kingdom, you find two types of collectibles: power moons and coins. Here’re some tips on collecting moons, and here are more thoughts on how Super Mario Odyssey prompts you to uncover solutions.

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Adding to last Friday’s impact as a release date for Super Mario Odyssey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Assassin’s Creed: Origins released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Here’s a round-up of tips if you’re playing it.

More links

Stranger Things fans, these links are for you.

It’s still Halloween, right?

Upcoming releases

  • Xbox One X releases on November 7th. The new console, which offers 4K resolution and a lot more processor power, is able to play all games that the Xbox One plays.
  • Also that day, Horizon Zero Dawn‘s DLC, The Frozen Wilds, releases for PS4.

Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent

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