Hello, fellow nerds! As we are all very aware, the month of October is packed with lots of exciting gaming, film, and television releases. So many, in fact, that it has been difficult to keep them straight. No worries, The Nerd Stash has your back! Organized by date, here is a list of all the exciting things releasing in October!
October 3, 2017
Forza Motorsport 7
Fresh with that new car smell, Forza Motorsport 7 will be exclusively available on Xbox One and Windows PC. The title will feature Xbox Play Anywhere and will be enhanced for the Xbox One X.
October 6, 2017
Blade Runner 2049
Blade Runner 2049 picks up 30 years after the original Blade Runner. Starring Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, and Jared Leto, this long-awaited sequel has sci-fi fans biting at the bit.
October 10, 2017
Middle-earth: Shadow of War
At this point, the newest installment in the Middle-earth series needs little introduction. The people at Behemoth have done an excellent job of keeping the hype train going strong with a new trailer releasing every few weeks. Middle-earth: Shadow of War will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One and Xbox One X, and PC.
October 13, 2017
Evil Within 2
Oh, yes! What better time to release the sequel to Bethesda’s Evil Within other than Friday the 13th? As Sebastian searches for his daughter, Lily, he will return to STEM to face all of the horrid dangers that await him there. Evil Within 2 will release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
October 14, 2017
RWBY Volume 5
Rooster Teeth’s popular anime, RWBY, returns this October with its fifth season. Follow Ruby, Weiss, Blake, and Yang as they continue to find their own paths as they fight the terrifying Grimm. Need to catch up? All current episodes can be seen here!
October 17, 2017
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
After a handful of delays, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is just within reach. However, let’s be honest, there is still time for another delay; so, maybe, don’t hold your breath for this one just yet. You can join the ranks of heroes in South Park on your PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC.
October 21, 2017
AMC’s The Walking Dead Season 8
AMC’s zombie phenomenon, The Walking Dead, returns from the dead for its eighth season this fall. It has been rumored that this season will be the end of the rivalry between Rick Grimes and Neegan, and I think it’s safe to say that all hell will break loose. Make sure to check back here for our weekly reviews!
October 24, 2017
Console gamers have been tearing through Destiny 2 for the past week or two and PC gamers are about to join their ranks. The space epic’s PC release has been greatly anticipated by fans since the title was announced. In the meantime, check out one of the best trailers I’ve ever seen!
October 27, 2017 (This is the big one, folks!)
Assassin’s Creed Origins
First in a long list of releases for October 27th, Assassin’s Creed Origins is the first on our list. Taking place in Ancient Egypt, this will be the origin story of the Assassin’s Brotherhood. Battle fierce crocodiles, venomous snakes, and the masked Ancients as you explore the Great Pyramids.
Super Mario Odyssey
Ready to feel like a kid again? Our childhood hero, Mario, is back on the scene and in an entirely new way on the Nintendo Switch. In an effort to prevent Peach from marrying Bowser, Mario must travel from world to world collecting moons to power his floating, hat ship: The Odyssey.
With, arguably, the very best trailer on the list, the second season of Stranger Things will arrive on Netflix. A weekend of binging is definitely in my future!
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
October is a big month for Bethesda with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus exploding onto the scene a few weeks after Evil Within 2. It was recently announced that this title will be coming to the Nintendo Switch next year along with Doom. But, for now, it will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
The Saw franchise is back to make you squirm in disgust as you ponder every sin you may have ever committed. In Jigsaw, is John Cramer back from the dead? Or has a new copycat killer taken his place with a horrifying game of their own? Find out this Halloween!
There you have it! October is sure to keep us busy and I’m definitely not complaining. Keep an eye on The Nerd Stash for all the news concerning these upcoming releases. Did we miss anything that you’re really looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!
Shelby loves all things horror and anything even remotely nerdy. She has been playing games for as long as she can remember, and one of her first memories of gaming comes from playing Super Mario World on the SNES with her aunt. She has a real passion for literature and the indie gaming community.