Bust out the pumpkin spice and get ready to scream. Fall and spooky season are officially here!
There is a ton of stuff coming your way this month. From the return of everyone’s favorite telepathic little girl and her spy dad to a return to the mines of Moria, and even a new book by fantasy genius Eoin Colfer, there’s a whole lot of geeky stuff headed our way.
So, let’s dive right in, shall we?
THEY DID IT!
As of writing this article, the WGA has agreed to a deal with the AMPT, having successfully gotten fair payments for their work and protection against AI.
Congratulations from everyone here at My Geekology!
Quantum Leap, season 2
Quantum Leap releases on NBC.
The reboot of the classic TV show from 1989 returns for its second season as it sends Dr. Ben Song into the bodies of different people throughout time. This season will have Ben being tried for witchcraft, punching a Nazi, and even going into the future.
Our Flag Means Death, season 2
Our Flag Means Death releases on HBO Max.
Stede Bonnet, the “Gentleman Pirate,” needs to reunite with the crew of the pirate ship Revenge, and the man he broke up with, Blackbeard. But they’re not alone. The Royal Navy, led by a famous pirate hunter Woodes Rogers, has arrived to bring the Golden Age of Piracy to an end.
Lupin, part 3
Lupin releases on Netflix.
Assane Diop, a man on the run, returns to Paris to convince his wife and son to leave the country with him. But things are never simple, as someone kidnaps Assane’s mother, asking for a rare “Black Pearl” in exchange for her life. But Assane is no ordinary criminal, he is Lupin, the Gentleman Thief, and the greatest mastermind in all of France.
Monster High 2
Monster High 2 releases on Paramount+.
Based on the toy line by Mattel, the Ghoul Gang is back at Monster High with Clawdeen, Frankie Stein, and Draculaura. But the new school year is going to be anything but normal as a new popular girl, the werecat Toralei Stripe, returns from a year abroad with a grudge to settle.
Loki, season 2
Loki releases on Disney+.
Together with Mobius and O.B., Loki (both of them) searches for the variants of He Who Remains, Kang the Conqueror, as he tries to take control of the multiverse. And the splintered Time Variance Authority is the only thing that can help stop him.
Kraven the Hunter
Kraven the Hunter can be seen in theaters.
Witness the rise of one of Spider-Man’s most iconic villains. Imbued with the power of animals, and with the ability to call on them to help, Sergei Kravinoff seeks revenge against the man who left him for dead years ago: his own father.
Monsters of California
Monsters of California has a limited release.
Teenager Dallas Edwards uncovers the secret research of his late father. Research that points to the existence of aliens on Earth. Research that the US military is desperate to get back. Research that could get him and his friends killed.
Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman
Dr. Cheon and the Lost Talisman has a limited release.
Dr. Cheon is a fake exorcist who doesn’t believe in ghosts. All of this changes when he meets a new client who wants him to exorcise her sister. The catch: her sister really is possessed. And it’s not just ghosts who are after her.
Spy x Family, season 2
Spy X Family releases on Crunchyroll.
Loid Forger is secretly a spy. His fake wife, Yor Forger, is really an assassin. Neither knows each other’s secrets, but their adoptive daughter Anya does. She’s a telepath who, along with her clairvoyant dog, Bond, is trying her best to keep their family together.
Awareness releases on Amazon Prime.
After running a scam, teenager Ian accidentally shows his ability to project visual illusions to the public, prompting a secret agency to go after him and his father. But as Ian tries to avoid capture, and train to control his abilities, he discovers that he is not the only one out there with special gifts.
The Fall of the House of Usher
The Fall of the House of Usher releases on Netflix.
Based on the classic story, this miniseries follows Roderick Usher, the CEO of Fortunato Pharmaceuticals, as a ghost from his past hunts down and destroys his family one by one in this horror series jammed in with references to Edgar Allan Poe’s classic horror stories.
Doom Patrol, season 4, part 2
Doom Patrol releases on HBO Max.
The world’s worst superheroes are back. With both the zombie butts (yes, you read that right) and the evil Immortus at large, the misfit gang of heroes will have to band together in order to defeat their greatest foe. All while they rapidly age.
Goosebumps, season 1
Goosebumps releases on Disney+.
Based on the hit books from the 90s, Goosebumps will follow a group of five high schoolers who accidentally unleash supernatural forces on their town. In order to save their home, and their new English teacher who has been possessed, they’ll have to work together… and uncover their parents’ dark secrets.
Damsel releases on Netflix.
After being dumped in a cave with a fire-breathing dragon by the Prince she was supposed to marry, Princess Elodie realizes that the only person who can save her is herself.
Pluto, season 1
Pluto releases on Netflix.
When a robot and a human are murdered on opposite sides of the globe, detective Gesicht is perplexed. There is no evidence of human activity at either crime scene, and robots can’t commit murder… can’t they? Based on “The Greatest Robot on Earth” from “Astro Boy.”
LEGO Marvel Avengers: Code Red
LEGO Marvel Avengers: Code Red releases on Disney+.
Very little is known about this movie, but with LEGO and Marvel working together, you know it’s going to be funny. When Red Phantom threatens the multiverse, it will take the Avengers to stop, teaming up with their quirky counterparts, to stop him.
Bilkins’ Folly releases on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC.
Percy Bilkin is hunting for treasure and his missing family. With his faithful dog Drayton always at his side, Percy will explore many islands laden with history, mystery, and treasure.
Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless
Disgaea 7: Vows of the Virtueless releases on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC.
In this newest adventure, Fuji enters the Hinomoto netherworlds to protect the naive but ambitious Pirilika. There are 45 new and classic ally characters, demon adversaries, and a Hell Mode, so you know you’re in for a good time.
Silent Hope releases on Switch, PC.
In this action RPG you play as one of seven silent heroes (with the ability to switch between characters) searching for their voices and their missing king. Travel to the everchanging Abyss guided by the Princess and see what mysteries you can unravel.
Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Web of Wyrd
Mike Mignola’s Hellboy Web of Wyrd releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC.
Created in tandem with Hellboy’s original comic creator Mike Mignola, this roguelike action-brawler is designed in the style of the classic comics. Follow Hellboy as he explores the strange dimension of the Wyrd and the mysteries that lie within.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
Assassin’s Creed Mirage releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PC.
The latest entry in this classic series is set in Baghdad during the Zanj Rebellion in the 9th century. This time we see the cunning street rat Aladdi-I mean Basim strive to become a Hidden One. With characteristically beautiful art, this thirteenth main series title is sure to impress even longtime fans.
Detective Pikachu Returns
Detective Pikachu Returns releases on Switch.
Our tough-talking, coffee-loving, electric buddy is back! This time Tim and Detective Pikachu are investigating a jewelry theft, and various Pokemon-related incidents around Ryme City, and of course, they still have to find Harry! Get help from humans and Pokemon in this newest investigative adventure.
Total War: Pharaoh
Total War Pharaoh releases on PC.
The classic turn-based strategy game is back and this time you get to fight for the position of pharaoh. New features include dramatic weather shifts (fire and sandstorms and flooding, oh my!), eight unique faction leaders to play, and gorgeous renderings of the Egyptian landscape.
Batman: Arkham Trilogy
Batman: Arkham Trilogy releases on Switch.
The newest Switch convert includes all three Arkham games (Asylum, City, and Knight) as well as all official DLC in one neat package. While the original games were released in 2009, 2011, and 2015, they’ve never before been available on a handheld console. Now you can enjoy kicking Joker-butt anywhere you go.
Lords of the Fallen (2023)
Lords of the Fallen releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC.
Half reboot of the 2014 original, half sequel, but all awesome. While the demon god Adyr was defeated in 2014, he’s back for another go. This expansive RPG allows the player to travel the lands of the living and the dead as they fight to put Adyr back into the shadows. Play alone or with a friend in uninterrupted online multiplayer.
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint
Cyber Knights: Flashpoint releases on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android.
This game is squad-tactics RPG mixed with inventive and ever-evolving storytelling all served on a cyberpunk platter. Every choice you make, from the building of your mercenary team to the jobs you pursue, changes the story you play and even your character’s traits. What kind of future can you make?
Skull Island: Rise of Kong
Skull Island: Rise of Kong releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC.
Fight to claim the throne of Skull Island in this third-person action-adventure where you play as an orphaned Kong looking to avenge his parents’ deaths. Take on Gaw and his minions with your fight combos and increase your damage by tapping into your rage. Take back the island!
Sonic Superstars releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC.
This new take on classic Sonic redesigns the 2D side-scroller with full 3D graphics, new abilities, and a multiplayer option. Play as Sonic, Knuckles, Tails, or Amy to defeat Dr. Eggman, Fang, and a mysterious new guy. The nostalgia is strong with this one.
Wizard With a Gun
Wizard With a Gun releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC.
This online cooperative sandbox survival game drops you, the eponymous wizard with a gun, into a magical wilderness. From your tower home, you must craft different magical bullets, guns, and spells to make it in a fractured world. Play alone or with a friend and find out what lurks in the randomly generated biomes outside of your tower.
Slender: The Arrival
Slender: The Arrival releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S.
I remember playing Slender: The Eight Pages when it was released in 2012. While The Arrival is a reimaging and expansion of the original game, it looks to be just as, if not more terrifying than its predecessor. This first-person survival horror finds you alone on a remote farm evading and avoiding Slender Man as the shadows of the night grow thicker.
Endless Dungeon releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC.
The newest in the tower defense roguelike series Endless is this story of a three person squad stranded on an abandoned space station. The goal is to make it to the station’s core while protecting the fragile Crystal Bot. Play alone or with two friends and discover the secrets of the station.
Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova
Galactic Civilizations IV: Supernova releases on PC.
This 4X massive strategy game casts you as one of over a dozen uniquely detailed peoples setting out to build a new nation in the stars. When you encounter other races with the same idea, will you choose diplomacy? Trade? Or will there be war? You may decide but the advanced AI will spin out new surprises with every game.
Gangs of Sherwood
Gangs of Sherwood releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC.
This game features a futuristic dystopia inspired by the legend of Robin Hood. Play as Robin, Marian, Friar Tuck, or Little John to free the people from the Sheriff of Nottingham’s flying castle and war machines. Play solo or in co-op with up to three friends and combine your attacks with the other Merry Men to defeat the Sheriff and free the people.
The Gap releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC.
This mystery involves corporate intrigue, genetic neurological disorders, and recovered memories. Joshua is the victim of a genetic neurological disorder that eats away at his memories. Explore recovered memories both real and imagined to find a cure for the rapidly progressing illness.
World of Horror
World of Horror releases on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC.
Though it’s been in Early Access since 2020, the horror role-playing game famous for it’s pixel art style will finally be released later this month. Set in Shiokawa, Japan, you must face the coming apocalypse with turn-based combat and your investigative skills only. This long-awaited roguelite has art and content inspired by the works of Junji Ito and H. P. Lovecraft.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 releases on PlayStation 5.
This PS5 exclusive game allows you to play as both Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Fight back against Kraven, Lizard, Venom and more to protect MJ, Harry, and all of the New Yorkers that the Spider-Men hold dear. But watch out: with new powers come new responsibilities.
Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Super Mario Bros Wonder releases on Switch.
Another nostalgia-heavy entry for November is this newest Super Mario Bros title. Play a classic Super Mario adventure with new wacky power-ups. Whether it’s transforming into an elephant, blowing and then bouncing off of bubbles, or making your way through obstacles with your drill mushroom hat, everyone is guaranteed a good time with the Mario Bros.
Cities: Skylines II
Cities: Skylines 2 releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC.
The most realistic city builder ever made has arrived. From laying your infrastructure foundations to manipulating the living economy of your city, everything is possible in the most advanced building simulator to date.
Just Dance 2024
Just Dance 2024 releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Switch.
Oh, Just Dance. I remember when you were first released on the Wii back in ye olde days of 2009. Since that fateful release, Nintendo has kept the hits coming with an updated tracklist, choreography, and visuals every year. This newest edition includes selections from Whitney Houston, Blackpink, Miley Cyrus, and Bad Bunny.
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria
The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria releases on PlayStation 5, PC.
After the events of the main LOTR trilogy, Gimli leads a company of dwarves to take back the fallen city of Khazad-dum in Moria. To survive in the long abandoned city, players will need to harvest ore, hunt for food, and fend off the orcs, cave trolls, and other nasty things that hide in the dark mountain. Don’t worry, fellow nerds: there’s also plenty of new lore to go around.
Ghostrunner 2 releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC.
Set one year after the events of the original game, we finally have a chance to learn more about Dharma Tower and the world outside of it. Become the ultimate cyber-ninja and put those eletro-katanas to work fighting the violent AI cult that has formed in the aftermath of the Keymaster’s death.
Mineko’s Night Market
Mineko’s Night Market releases on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.
This narrative-driven social simulation game is a celebration of Japanese culture, friendship, and cats. Mineko, the newest resident to the island at the base of Mount Fugu, must restore the struggling town to its former glory with hard work, whimsical quests, and perhaps some help from the local deity: a Sun Cat called Nikko.
Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2 Releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC.
This survival-horror picks up where its reality-bending predecessor left off: crime novelist Alan Wake offered himself to the Dark Place to save his wife. It’s been 13 years and a string of ritualistic murders has brought the second playable character, FBI agent Saga Anderson, to the Dark Place’s real world complement. Play two characters in two worlds with one goal: end this horror story for good.
October 31st: Halloween!
Jusant releases on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC.
This meditative fantasy puzzle-climbing game sees you climbing a massive abandoned tower. Explore different paths at your own pace, hone your skills, and use all of the tools at your disposal to unravels the mysteries of a lost civilization.
- Prince of Thorns & Nightmares by Linsey Miller––YA, Action Adventure, Romance
- Monster Hunter Memoirs: Fever by Larry Correia and Jason Cordova––Dark Fantasy, Paranormal
- After the Forest by Kell Woods––Horror, Folklore
- The City of Marble and Blood by Howard Andrew Jones––Book 2 of the Chronicles of Hanuvar, Fantasy, Sword & Sorcery
- Curious Tides by Pascale Lacelle––YA, Romance, Paranormal
- The Forest Demands Its Due by Kosoko Jackson––YA, Horror, Fantasy
- Night of the Witch by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis––Book 1 of Witch and Hunter, YA, Romance, Fantasy
- Saevus Corax Deals With the Dead by K.J. Parker––Book 1 of Saevus Corax, Fantasy, Action Adventure
- The Scandalous Confessions of Lydia Bennet, Witch by Melinda Taub––Fantasy, Romance
- The Scarlet Alchemist by Kylie Lee Baker––Book 3 of Keeper of Night, YA, Dark Fantasy
- Silence and Shadow by Erin Beaty––YA, Romance, Sword & Sorcery
- Starling House by Alix E. Harrow––Fantasy, Gothic
- Three Tasks for a Dragon by Eoin Colfer––Kids, Fantasy, horror
- Throne of the Fallen by Kerri Maniscalco––Fantasy, Romance
- Yumi and the Nightmare Painter by Brandon Sanderson––Fantasy, Epic
- Beholder by Ryan La Sala––YA, LGBTQ, Horror
- Bloom by Delilah S. Dawson––LGBTQ, Horror
- Edenville by Sam Rebelein––Horror, Psychological Suspense
- Knock Knock, Open Wide by Neil Sharpson––Horror, Suspense
- Let Him In by William Friend––Horror, Thriller
- Midnight Showing by Megan Shepherd––Book 2 of Malice Compendium–Horror, Supernatural
- The Night House by Jo Nesbo––Horror, Thriller
- Spirits of the Dead by Keith Gilman––Paranormal, Thriller
- The Voice Upstairs by Laura E. Weymouth––YA, Historical, Horror
- The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport by Samit Basu––Sci Fi, Action Adventure
- Princess of Dune by Brian Herbert––entry in Dune series–Space Opera
- The Silent Hand by Michael Mersault––Space Opera, Military
- The Death of Us by Lori Rader-Day––Thriller, Suspense
- The Locked Door by Freida McFadden––Psychological Suspense, Crime
- Midnight Is the Darkest Hour by Ashley Winstead––Thriller, Gothic
- Moscow X by David McCloskey––sequel to Damascus Station, Espionage, Thriller
- Valley of Refuge by John Teschner––Thriller, Psychological Suspense
- The Art of Destiny by Wesley Chu––sequel to The Art of Prophecy, Fantasy, Action Adventure
- Bittersweet in the Hollow by Kate Pearsall––YA, Sword & Sorcery
- Long Past Dues by James J. Butcher––Action Adventure, Paranormal
- The Eight Reindeer of the Apocalypse by Tom Holt––Fantasy, Comedy
- The Golden Imaginarium by Ellen Potter––Book 2 of Hither & Nigh, Kids, Fantasy
- An Inheritance of Magic by Benedict Jacka––Fantasy, Horror
- Just a Pinch of Magic by Alechia Dow––Kids, Fantasy
- The Night Hunt by Alexandra Christo––YA, Romance, Paranormal
- Sword Catcher by Cassandra Clare––Action Adventure, Fantasy
- The Witch of Maracoor by Gregory Maguire––Book 3 of Another Day, Fantasy, Paranormal
- Brainwyrms by Alison Rumfitt––LGBTQ, Horror
- Last to Leave the Room by Caitlin Starling––Horror, Supernatural
- A Light Most Hateful by Hailey Piper––LGBTQ, Supernatural, Thriller
- The Pale House Devil by Richard Kadrey––Horror, Crime
- Too Scared to Sleep by Andrew Duplessie––YA, Dark Fantasy
- Becoming the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar––sequel to Chasing the Boogeyman, Horror, Serial Killers
- The Defector by Chris Hadfield––Thriller, Espionage
- What Hides in the Cellar by Graham Masterton––Horror, Crime
- Two Twisted Crowns by Rachel Gillig––sequel to One Dark Window, Romance, Gothic
- Under the Smokestrewn Sky by A. Deborah Baker––Book 4 of Up-and-Under, Action Adventure, Horror
- Generation Ship by Michael Mammay––Dystopian, Space Opera
- All That Consumes Us by Erica Waters––YA, LGBTQ, Dark Fantasy
- Flower and Thorn by Rati Mehrotra––YA, Romance, Sword & Sorcery
- Hollowthorn by Kalyn Josephson––sequel to Ravenfall, Kids, Fantasy
- Keynan Masters and the Peerless Magic Crew by Davaun Sanders––Kids, Fantasy
- Our Divine Mischief by Hanna Howard––YA, Romance, Sword & Sorcery
- The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2023 edited by John Joseph Adams––Sci Fi, Anthology, Fantasy
- These Burning Stars by Bethany Jacobs––Mystery, Space Opera
- Call Me Hunter by Jim Shockey––Espionage, Crime
- Gun by Erick S. Gray––Thriller, Historical
- A Curse for True Love by Stephanie Garber––Book 3 of Once Upon A Broken Heart, YA, Sword & Sorcery
- The Dark Sun by Erin Hunter––Book 4 of Bamboo Kingdom, Kids, Action Adventure
- Galaxy Jones and the Space Pirates by Briana McDonald––Kids, Sci Fi
- The Queen of Days by Greta Kelly––Action Adventure, Horror
- Traitor of Redwinter by Ed McDonald––Book 2 of Redwinter Chronicles, Fantasy, Action Adventure
- 1637: The Transylvania Decision by Eric Flint––entry in Ring of Fire series, Action Adventure, Time Travel
- Julia: A Retelling of George Orwell’s 1984 by Sandra Newman––Sci Fi, Literary
- Across the Scorched Sea by Jennifer Hayashi Danns––Book 2 of The Mu Chronicles, YA, Fantasy
October 31st: Halloween!
- A Season of Monstrous Conceptions by Lina Rather––Historical, Horror
- The Totally True Story of Gracie Byrne by Shannon Takaoka––YA, Romance, Fantasy
- Nestlings by Nat Cassidy––Horror, Psychological Suspense
- The Space Between Here & Now by Sarah Suk––YA, Romance, Time Travel
- The Wolfe At The Door by Gene Wolfe––Sci Fi, Fantasy, Short Stories
- The Paleontologist by Luke Dumas––Crime, Supernatural
- When I’m Dead by Hannah Morrissey––Book 2 of Black Harbor, Crime, Suspense
That’s October, folks!
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