Explosions, aliens and counter terrorism; there truly is something for everyone this week.
This week marks the last bundle of big budget releases until 2016, and the year is certainly going out with a bang. Rico Rodriguez returns in the explosive Just Cause 3, or if you prefer destroying things with friends, Rainbow Six Siege is the game for you. Unfortunately, all of this C4 won’t be enough to reach the galaxy spanning heights of Xenoblade Chronicles X, which comes to Wii U this week.
Just Cause 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Who doesn’t love ludicrous explosions? Well, we hope you do, as Just Cause 3 has hundreds of them. The latest entry in the explosive open world franchise sees the return of Rico Rodriguez, who is tasked with taking down yet another tyrannical warlord. Our Mexican hero is equipped with an all new wingsuit that can be used to soar across the fictional island of Medici. Oh, and he also has unlimited C4, so this could be the best game ever.
Xenoblade Chronicles X (Nintendo Wii U)
Monolith Soft is renown for its ambitious, open-world experiences, and Xenoblade Chronicles X aims to rival the likes of Fallout 4, Skyrim and The Witcher 3 in terms of sheer scope and content. Taking place in 2054, a struggling human race is forced to navigate hostile alien planets in search of a new home, and even greater threats. The expansive open world, in-depth battle system and branching story should provide you with hundreds upon hundreds of hours of entertainment.
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Rainbow Six Siege (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Ubisoft’s first-person tactical shooter places an emphasis on environmental destruction and player co-operation, so it’s time to round up a team of sharp-shooting friends. You play as an operator from Rainbow team, each of which has a unique loadout and skills that are critical to your team’s success. Siege will launch with a total of 11 maps, with more to added for free in the future as DLC.
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Mario and Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. (Nintendo 3DS)
COME ON AND SLAM, AND WELCOME TO PAPER JAM. Ahem.... Paper Jam Bros is a unique crossover featuring the Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi series of games. The unorthodox mixture aims to combine the quirky visuals of each games whilst simultaneously splicing the mechanics together in exciting new ways. The sharp, current and fantastic writing is sure to make a welcome return as well.
That’s it for this week, what else are you playing? Let us know in the comments below.