Marvel Avengers leads the pack of fall video games releases


Gaming season has begun with the release of the new Marvel’s Avengers game on September 4. Over the next few months, new games and new updates will be rolling out almost every week. This is a long awaited time for gamers since almost every game has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we take a look at a few of the major games and updates coming out in the next few months.

Starting with the most recent one, Marvel’s Avengers was released Friday, Sept. 4. The much anticipated game was due to release mid-May but was delayed. Marvel’s Avengers is a single player game with a story mode and an open-world mode. You take on the role of your favorite superhero from the six provided and set out on your quest while being able to alternate between them. New heroes will be added as downloadable content (DLC) characters in the near future. 

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege received a major game-changing update on Sept. 10. Operation Shadow Legacy brought along loads of changes, as well as a new operator named Zero, who is based on the character Sam Fisher from Splinter Cell. Zero is an attacker whose gadget is an Argus Launcher, which allows players to “get your eyes where you are not supposed to see,” according to Ubisoft games. Along with the new operator, the map “Chalet” has been reworked and was released with the update. Changes such as new scopes for operators, new hard breaching devices, and changes to maps and some operator gadgets are available as well. 

Star Wars: Squadrons, the latest Star Wars game, will be released on October 2. After EA announced there will be no more updates for Star Wars: Battlefront II, there was a long drought of no new Star Wars experiences, so hopefully this game will fill the gap. Star Wars: Squadrons will be both single player and multiplayer, with both a story mode and an online player vs. player (PvP) mode. Players will fight for the rebellion against the much growing galactic empire in an all out space war. Players will be able to take control of rebel type x-wings and y-wings and destroy the imperial fleet.

On November 17, Ubisoft will be unleashing their newest generation of the very popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla. Valhalla will allow players to play and relive the moments of a viking in the 9th and 10th centuries. Players and their viking clans will have to start a civilization while enduring the hardships of the land, weather, and other hostile viking clans. Hopefully, this game will stay on track and be released on time. 

On November 19, gamers will finally be able to play the long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077. For those who have not researched this game, Cyberpunk 2077 is an open-world role playing game (RPG) set in the year 2077. After many years of trailers and many delays, the game will soon be released for all platforms. 

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been the most anticipated game of 2020. The remake of what is considered to be one of the best games ever made, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, was due to be released on October 20, but has been delayed until Spring 2021. Although it was terrible to hear that it had been delayed, a gameplay reveal trailer was released a few weeks ago hinting at the magic that is to come. That gameplay trailer can be watched at: 

There are many more games to come; in fact, too many to list. Players should be on the lookout for these games on whatever platform they play. All of the games described above will be available on all platforms.

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