Video Game Releases for Fall 2013


New York Fashion Week is in full swing and while I can't wait to see the upcoming styles, a different season has me even more excited. This year's fall video game line-up is no exception, featuring high profile sequels and unique new ideas promising brand new experiences for gamers. While this fall will be unique for the industry with two new systems arriving, the current line-up of titles guarantees something that will interest all types of gamers. Here are a few that you should keep an eye out for this fall:

A cinematic and philosophical look at the growth of a young woman from teen to adult trying to understand a supernatural force in her life, Beyond: Two Souls is the game I'm most excited for this fall. Starring Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe from Quantic Dream, maker of Heavy Rain, the game uses motion capture technology for a realistic and immersive experience.

The first Warner Brothers-led Batman game in the series, Arkham Origins takes place five years prior to the events of Arkham Asylum during Christmas time. The big addition for this game is a new multiplayer mode expanding on the investigative gameplay and combat of the previous editions.

An XBOX One exclusive, Ryse made a huge appearance at San Diego Comic Con and began building momentum based on its next-gen graphics and ancient Rome as its unique setting. As Roman General Marius Titus, players will command legions via voice commands and Marius via their controller.

Confession time: I've never played a Pokemon game. Maybe I was too old when they became popular or maybe I was too busy thinking that I was too old for it, but either way, Pokemon remains a largely unknown in my trivia vaults. However, similarly to how Animal Crossing: New Leaf suddenly took over our Twitter and Tumblr feeds, Pokemon X and Y will soon be taking over the internet as everyone relives nostalgia. This might even be the best time for me to learn what the big deal is, especially when I finally take a break from Animal Crossing.