ByDustin Murphy, writer at Creators.co
Founder of Blast Away the Game Review, gaming enthusiast, and Japanese Gaming Enthusiast. Also, eSports. Lots of eSports.
Dustin Murphy

There's always that one time of the year where we try to avoid the need to set our wallet ablaze due to the cost of AAA games. This week is going to be that one starting here in just a few short hours for fans preparing to line-up for some of this yeas most anticipated releases. Whether it's for Battlefield 1 or for Civilization 6, there's quite a bit preparing to land on consoles, PCs, and Vitas near us.

'Batman: Return to Arkham'

Courtesy of Warner Bros.
Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Platform: Xbox One, PS4

Release Date: Tuesday, October 18

Price: $49.99

This remaster bundles Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, launching on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 18. For those with pre-orders, you can get your hands on them tonight at 11pm Eastern in North America. The game will retail at $50, or a slightly discounted $40 bucks with Amazon Prime or Best Buy's Gamer's Club.

The inevitable ever-lasting battle between the infamous Joker and Batman has finally begun to ignite into a much bigger struggle. With Joker's plans to take over Arkham, fans are set in their role as the Dark Knight himself in order to stop the Joker, stop the prisoners, and set things right once more in this open-world series that takes players to never-before seen locations within the Batman universe.

Whether it's scrambling across the dark halls of Arkham Asylum or the crime filled halls of Gotham itself, fans will get to take their adventure across Gotham's cityscape in order to set things right once more, with a rather large cast of villains to go up against at the end of the night.

'Sid Meier's Civilization 6'

Courtesy of 2K Games
Courtesy of 2K Games

Platform: Windows PC, Linux, Mac OSX

Release Date: Friday, October 21

Price: $59.99

Civilization remains as one of the most famed franchises in the strategy game world. In the games, fans attempt to build their own empire through trades, conquest, and cultural milestones. Just as in previous Civ games, players will begin their civilization back in the Stone Age and work towards the Information Age. Players will once more wage war, conduct diplomacy, advance their cultures, and even go head-to-head against historical figures.

This latest entry will allow players to expand their cities across the map with Districts that dynamically change the makeup of each city based on the surrounding resources. Just as before, players will race to complete the story in one of the five ways possible as usual. It's just a matter of if, how, when, or where players will find themselves completing the games.

'Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky'

Courtesy of Tri-Ace and Spike Chunsoft
Courtesy of Tri-Ace and Spike Chunsoft

Platform: PS4, PS Vita

Release Date: Tuesday, October 18

Price: $59.99 (PS4), $39.99 (Vita)

Seeing its original announcement back in July of 2015, Spike Chunsoft and Tri-Ace collaborated together in a fourteen-page article that popped up in Japan's magazine Famistu. Their game would be along the similar lines of their previous title under the name of Valkyrie Profile.

This latest title would indeed be a JRPG that takes place in modern-day Tokyo following the death of 12 youths whom died in an explosion. After having become deceased, the youths would find themselves in a fantasy-like world only known as "Protolexa."

'Battlefield 1'

Courtesy of EA and DICE.
Courtesy of EA and DICE.

Platform: Windows PC, PS4, Xbox One

Release Date: Friday, October 21

Price: $59.99

Having received a much needed departure from modern military combat, Battlefield 1 sets itself apart from other shooters by diving back to World War 1.

The game will find itself taking players across multiple theaters of war throughout Europe. Battlefield 1 Early Enlister Edition launches tonight for $79.99 without Amazon Prime or Best Buy's Gamer's Club Unlocked.

What game do you plan on picking up out of these bunch of titles launching tonight and tomorrow? Let us know in the comments.