Monthly Wrap-Up: October
Updated: Nov 20
Written by Mary Joaquin
Welcome to the Monthly Wrap-Up!
Every month, we recap the news covered in our Weekly Round-Up. Here’s what you might have missed this October:
October 1 - Masahiro Sakurai revealed in an announcement video that the characters of Minecraft are joining the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lineup.
October 2 - Mediatonic announced the release date of Fall Guys’ Season 2: Oct 8.
October 3 - Minecraft announced the Summer 2021 release of The Caves and Cliffs Update.
October 4 - Sony gave the Japanese press a close-up look at the PS5.
October 5 - Four days after release, Genshin Impact reached 17M mobile downloads.
October 6 - Watch Dogs Legion announced Bloodline, its season pass featuring a playable Wrench and Darcy, an Assassin’s Creed tie-in character.
October 7 - A little over a week after release, Phasmophobia reached a weekly average of 80K viewers on Twitch.
October 8 - Humble Games released Ikenfell, Happy Ray Games’s magical turn-based tactical RPG.
October 9 - Supergiant Games’ Hades announced a test branch for the title that would preview post-launch patches.
October 10 - Razer released the Iskur gaming chair during RazerCon 2020.
October 11 - Quake level-designer Sandy Petersen shared on Twitter details about the shelved plans to include a level with a 300-foot zombie.
October 12 - German indie studio 42 Bits Entertainment launched the Steam page of Fata Deum, their upcoming god game.
October 13 - Neocore Games announced King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, an RPG featuring the Arthurian legend with XCOM-esque mechanics.
October 14 - Brawlhalla launched its crossover event with The Walking Dead, featuring Rick, Michonne, and Darryl.
October 15 - Raji: An Ancient Epic launched on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.
October 16 - Ghost of Tsushima’s Legends update released with a co-op, new missions, and New Game+ with exclusive features.
October 18 - G2 Esports won against Gen.G in the League of Legends World Championship quarter-final match.
October 20 - William Chyr Studio’s Manifold Garden released on Steam and Itch.
October 21 - Scorn released a gameplay trailer, showcasing the H.R Giger-inspired game’s amalgamation of body horror with all its squishy sound effects.
October 22 - GoNNER 2 released on Steam.
October 23 - Bandai Namco released a Halloween trailer for the upcoming Little Nightmares II.
October 24 - King Pins released on Itch.
October 26 - Apex Legends introduced Horizon, its newest Legend for Season 7 Ascension.
October 27 - Netflix announced an upcoming Assassin’s Creed live-action series.
October 28 - Sea of Thieves newest update Fate of the Damned launched, keeping with the game’s annual Halloween events.
October 29 - Stirring Abyss released on Steam, bringing its own spin of Lovecraft’s horror “The Temple” to life.
October 30 - Supermassive Games released Little Hope, the latest installment to The Dark Pictures Anthology.
Announcements: Minecraft in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Fall Guys Season 2 release date, The Caves and Cliffs planned release, Watch Dogs Legion Bloodline content, Hades test branch, King Arthur: Knight’s Tale, Where Cards Fall on more platforms, Assassin’s Creed’s live-action Netflix series, and Ruined King: A League of Legends Story planned release.
Launches: Ikenfell, Razer’s Iskur, Fata Deum’s Steam page, Brawlhalla’s TWD crossover event, Raji: An Ancient Epic on more platforms, Ghost of Tsushima’s update, King Pins, Sea of Thieves’s Fate of the Damned, Stirring Abyss, and Little Hope.