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JASMIN NAHAR

We’re well past the half-way mark of this year, but there are still loads of video games that have yet to be released. Here’s a run-down of five games to look forward to this Autumn/Winter.

Assassins Creed Unity (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Set in Paris during the French Revolution, this is a bit of a departure from previous games.  It’s much more open ended, with more than one way to complete a given mission, and with tougher enemies than ever before, this looks set to be a big step forward in the AC franchise. (28 October)

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox One, PS4, WiiU, PC, Xbox 360, PS3, 3DS, Vita)

So Arkham Knight has been pushed back to next year, but if you need your Batman fix and don’t mind it in a slightly less conventional form, then look no further than Lego Batman 3. Sure it’s not the coolest of games, nor the most difficult, but it’s a pretty fun way to pass an hour, or five… (TBC)

Dragon Age: Inquisition (Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4)

You’re the Inquisitor, leading a group of heroes in saving the world from devastation following a massive rift in the sky. So, you know, pretty straightforward. The landscape in this game is expansive to say the least, and your individual decisions shape how it pans out, making this game one you’ll be spending a while on. (7 October)

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (3DS)

Considering Pokémon games have been around since you were in primary school, this latest release, set in the Hoenn region, isn’t going to necessarily reinvent the wheel. But these games have always been great, so that’s no bad thing. So get all nostalgic, head into some tall grass, and attempt to catch ‘em all.  (21November)

Destiny (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

This first-person shooter is set seven hundred years from now in a post-apocalyptic setting. It’s from the creators of Halo and it’s easy to draw comparisons, but with a universe and weaponry that’s wholly original and elements of massive multiplayer online games, Destiny looks set to be interesting in its own right. (9 September)