Get ready to party when you see the amount of singing, dancing and instrument playing in this week’s retail releases!
Just Dance 2016 – 23rd October – Xbox One & Xbox 360
It’s time to blow the dust off that Kinect to dance your heart out to 43 new hits with Just Dance 2016. Get on down to the likes of Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas and the dance music maestro Calvin Harris. With five new game modes available including Dance Quests and Dance Party, plus even more tracks being accessible to Just Dance Unlimited subscribers. Don’t have a Kinect? Then just grab a smartphone as long as you’re on a new-gen console.
Just Dance Disney Party 2 – 23rd October – Xbox One & Xbox 360
Should the main Just Dance series be too grown up for your family, don’t worry because Disney is on hand with their own version filled with songs from the Disney Channel. Dance to your favourite songs that are instantly recognisable to fans of Girl Meets World, K.C. Undercover and the hit movie Descendants. There’s even a Karaoke mode where kids (and big kids) can sing along for a few bonus points.
Guitar Hero Live – 23rd October – Xbox One & Xbox 360
If you’re less of a dancer and more of a rocker then the latest title in the Guitar Hero series, and the first of new-gen, might be better suited. The guitar controller has gotten a makeover with a 2×3 button layout, making it easier for newcomers and a tougher test for veterans. You’ll become the rockstar in front of a real crowd that will react to your performances accordingly. With the new GHTV mode broadcasting music videos continuously in a line-up that’s constantly added to, there’ll be hours of fresh fun to be had.
Hasbro Family Fun Pack – 23rd October – Xbox One
A compilation of family board game classics are back, bringing more fun and interactivity to consoles across four different games. Monopoly Plus allows you to build an empire in 3D with rules customisation and online multiplayer. Test your knowledge in Trivial Pursuit, which brings re-invented question types and ways for players lagging behind to catch-up. For the more strategic gamers there’s Risk and if you’re a wordsmith then Boggle should fit the bill.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £25.97
NOW That’s What I Call Sing – 23rd October – Xbox One
Pick up the mic and get ready to sing your heart out to thirty chart hits, seventeen of which are number ones from some of the world’s biggest artists. Belt out a tune in the classic karaoke style or if you’re feeling confident you can even play with partial or no lyrics at all. The song list features Avicii – “Wake Me Up”, James Blunt – “You’re Beautiful”, John Legend – “All of Me” and Sia – “Chandelier”, to name just a few.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £30.99 with microphone.
Assassin’s Creed Syndicate – 23rd October – Xbox One
For those who prefer to go it alone then you’ll be pleased to see a new Assassin’s Creed out this week with London in 1868 as its setting. The rebellious Jacob Frye comes with lightning-fast multi-kills and counters, improved stealth and an all-new weapons arsenal to unleash on the enemies. Traverse the 19th century style Buckingham Palace, steam boats on the River Thames and take over the London underworld.
Where can I buy it? Amazon for £41.99