September is over and the month of October has just beginning. This signals the start of the autumn video game release schedule. With big name games coming out in the few months before the holidays, some people might find it confusing to navigate through the jumble of game releases. October is a pretty big month, with UbiSoft, Nintendo and Warner Brothers releasing big titles. Here are the big name games coming out this month and a little bit about each of them.

Pokemon X & Y (Nintendo 3DS)

  • Release Date: October 8th
  • About: The latest Pokemon game has players exploring the Kalos region and using Generation VI pokemon. With new gameplay, multiplayer capability and new mega-evolutions, this is one of the most anticipated Pokemon games of all time. Pokemon X & Y will also be compatible with the Nintendo 2DS, which comes out the same day.

Lego Marvel Superheroes (All Major Systems)

  • Release Date: October 18th
  • About: Lego has already tackled DC Comics, so now they take on the world of Marvel Superheroes. Packed with an all-star roster of playable characters, this game has players take down a group of super villains, including Loki, Doctor Octopus and more. The game also includes some more obscure characters, including Stan Lee, Agent Coluson, and Howard The Duck. Based on Lego’s track record, Lego Marvel Superheroes should be a great game and maybe a lead in to a new series.

Batman: Arkham Origins (All Major Systems)

  • Release Date: October 25
  • About: Batman is back in the third game in the Arkham series. This game takes players back before the events of Arkham Asylum, when Batman was just starting off. Black Mask and an army of assassins want Batman dead, and you help him defeat them all, also having the option to play as Deathstroke. Arkham Origins should be a great edition to the series.
  • The handheld consule version, Arkham Origins: Blackgate, comes out the same day.

Best Of The Rest

  • October 8: Just Dance 2014 (All Major Systems)
  • October 13: Skylanders: Swapforce (All Major Systems)
  • October 22: Sonic Lost World (Wii U, 3DS)
  • October 29: Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag and Battlefield 4 (Both all major systems)
  • October 31: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow- Mirror of Fate (PSN, XBLA), Football Manager 2014 (Windows, Mac, iOS)