AU New Releases: Witcher 3: Hearts of Stone Expansion Launches for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

The release of new video games steadily amps up as we draw nearer to the holiday season, and this week sees all manner of content emerge from the role-playing video game genre at Aussie retailers.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be getting an expansion this week in the form of Hearts of Stone. The expansion contains over ten hours of new content, including new characters, monsters, unique romance, and a new storyline that features player choice. Hearts of Stone was very well-received in GameSpot’s review (although not as well as the original base game, which earned the elusive ten out of ten), with editor Mike Mahardy praising the game’s clever dialogue and storytelling, engrossing quests, and the depth of the game’s themes. The expansion scored a nine out of ten.

On the other end of the RPG spectrum, PS4-exclusive Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance launches on October 16. As with previous Disgaea games, the Recruitment feature makes a return, which offers over forty races and jobs as options. The game scored an eight out of ten in GameSpot’s review, with its long campaign and breadth of its post-game content cited as strong positives. Disgaea 5 isn’t the only JRPG to launch this week, with strong contenders Tales of Zestiria and Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below vying for attention.

Fancy yourself more of a musical virtuoso? Nearly five years after the release of its predecessor, Rock Band 4 jives onto the stage for PS4 and Xbox One. The game will offer backwards compatibility with most instruments, but not all. Songs purchased as DLC can be transferred within consoles of the same family (Xbox 360 to Xbox One, PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4), although some classic songs are not transferrable due to licensing restrictions. Check out our comprehensive FAQ for more information on compatibility with the game.

For more details on games out at Australian retailers this week, check out the list below.

October 13, 2015

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Expansion – Hearts of Stone (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

October 15, 2015

Rock Band 4 (PS4, Xbox One)

October 16, 2015

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance (PS4)

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden! (3DS)

Dragon Quest Heroes: The World Tree’s Woe and the Blight Below (PS4)

Tales of Zestiria (PS4, PS3)

WRC 5 (PS4, 360, PS3)


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