Upcoming under-the-radar games

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The industry’s big-name games are all dropping this quarter, but there are also a bunch of exciting games that are slipping under that radar; check out 5 of the most interesting.

Sonic Lost World

The three-game-deal between Nintendo and Sega is an exciting prospect for Wii U and 3DS owners, and Sega’s first offering, Lost World, is looking to be something quite interesting.

The gameplay itself shows that it’s definitely taken inspiration from another colourful mascot’s adventure, Super Mario Galaxy, which isn’t a bad thing at all.

Players will have to traverse (with speed) around some gorgeous and mind-bending 3D environments, while harnessing Sonic’s new abilities, such as a wall-run and climbing ability.

Sonic: Lost world will be exclusive to Wii U and 3DS, and set for release within 2013.

Sonic Lost Worlds

Dead State

As you’d expect from the title, Dead State is a new zombie game, however its doing things a little big differently from what’s out there at the moment.

Dead State throws players into a zombie apocalypse, but uses turn-based role-playing elements as its core gameplay.

The player will be in charge of a local school sheltering survivors, and is tasked with defending the shelter from the zombie hordes and other enemies.

Dead State is set to launch on PC on 3 December 2013.

Dead State

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

Accompanying the release of Batman: Arkham Origins is Blackgate for 3DS and PS Vita.

Blackgate is being developed by Armature Studios and takes the form of a Metriodvania-inspired 2.5D side-scrolling exploration action game, with some gorgeous hand-drawn comic-like cutscenes.

It takes place three months after the events of Arkham Origins, and sees Batman having to enter Blackgate Prison in order to stop The Joker, Penguin and Black Mask.

All of Batman’s fan-loved gadgets will be available in the game, along with a custom-designed free-flow combat system like that in the other Arkham games.

Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate

War Thunder

War Thunder had a huge presence at Gamescom this year and is heading to PS4, PC and Mac this November, and it’s definitely going to arrive with a bang.

The MMO combat game will give players the chance to jump into some classic pre-World War II machines and take one another in battles inspired by real-life events.

There will be massive battlegrounds with a huge variety of ships, tanks and planes to unleash chaos with.

War Thunder

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirrors of Fate HD

The Castlevania Lords of Shadow series made its way to handhelds recently, and after its renowned success, Mirrors of Fate is getting an HD port.

This prequel to 2010’s Lords of Shadow brings the action, horror and exploration elements that have made the series a favourite to the 3DS.

Expect some creepy vampiric, werewolf and who-knows-what-else type of enemies to deal with when it hits PSN and Xbox Live Arcade on 31 October.

Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirrors of Fate

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