This week in video games: November 2, 2015

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      The Trailer Park Boys will soon make their debut in a video game, and a look at two games releasing this week, Need for Speed and Call of Duty: Black Ops III.

      Smokes. Let’s go.

      Ricky, Julian, and Bubbles are getting their own video game. 

      East Side Games, famous for its mobile game Pot Farm, is already working on Trailer Park Boys: The Mobile Game, with a planned release date of spring 2016.

      This just seems right in so many ways.

      New Need for Speed reboots EA’s racing franchise

      On shelves this week, the new Need for Speed game from Electronic Arts and developed by Ghost Games. The reboot harkens back to its roots with a narrative told with live-action video.  

      It’s all set in the context of street racing, and building a car from nothing into a finely tuned machine. The city of Ventura Bay is a big, open world to explore. Races can be missions assigned by the game or joined when you stumble upon them.  

      The car building aspect of the game favours tuners and gearheads, of course. Me, I’m only in it for the crashing.

      Call of Duty leaps into the future with Black Ops III

      Also releasing this week on Friday (November 6) is Call of Duty: Black Ops III from Treyarch and published by Activision. The latest game in the franchise takes place in 2065 and features robots and super soldiers and guns and explosions and so much more.  

      The popular Zombies mode is back, too. Shadows of Evil is a completely unique story set in a film noir-inspired 1940s era city and featuring four archetypes: the femme fatale, the magician, the cop, and the boxer. 

      There’s a new look with multiplayer, with players choosing one of nine specialist characters to play, each with its own weapons and powers. 

      Note that the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Black Ops III do not include the campaign, only the multiplayer and zombie modes.

      There’s a soldier in all of us.