5 video game releases for fall 2015

Daniel Baldus

As the new generation of video game consoles continues its forward march, this fall is sure to be one of the best seasons for video games in a long time. Here are some of the offerings from the industry’s biggest names.

Fallout 4 – The newest game in the classic role-playing series promises gun-toting adventures in a colorful war-torn apocalypse. Featuring a new weapon crafting system and the ability to construct cities in the middle of Boston’s nuclear wasteland, the game is so large that producer Todd Howard claims he hasn’t even seen all of it yet. Releases Nov. 11.  

Mario Maker – Nintendo’s premier fall offering will allow Wii U users to create their own 2-D Mario levels and share them with the world. Players will be able to craft their own adventures in classic Mario style or with an updated HD look. Releases Sept. 11.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – The newest entry in the yearly franchise will attempt to fight criticisms of stagnation with a fresh four-player story campaign that will allow its participants more freedom in tackling objectives than ever before. In addition, all of its modes will make use of an improved version of last year’s super-powered exo suit. Releases Nov. 6.

Star Wars Battlefront 3 – The long-running Star Wars series is making a return after the franchise was purchased by Electronic Arts. Developed by DICE, the creators of Battlefield, the new entry will let players participate in massive multi-player battles on classic Star Wars planets. Releases Nov. 17.

Halo 5: Guardians – Microsoft’s biggest franchise will make its leap to the Xbox One with a new co-operative campaign and 20 multiplayer maps. 343 Studios has been demonstrating a new multiplayer mode, Warzone, which mixes player-on-player fights with computer-controlled opponents. Releases Oct. 27.