This week's new game picks: 'Ring Fit Adventure,' 'Disco Elysium,' 'Little Town Hero'

Nintendo looks to create another mainstream hit through social fitness game "Ring Fit Adventure," the immersion of classic role-playing games is recalled in "Disco Elysium" on PC and Enhanced Editions of the "Baldur's Gate," "Icewind Dale" and "Planescape Torment" titles on console, and "Pokémon" crew GameFreak tries something new with "Little Town Hero,"  while the "Ice Age" franchise revisits franchise locations in "Scrat's Nutty Adventure," and "Plants vs Zombies" becomes a hero-based shooter in "Battle for Neighborville."

Ring Fit Adventure
Nintendo Switch from October 18

[Overview Trailer: youtu.be/wvHELogbm2E]
A fitness and social minigame collection that appears equally inspired by prior Nintendo hits "Wii Fit" and "Wii Sports," with a handheld circular resistance band and leg strap for the Switch's detachable controllers. As a result it's not designed for use with the newer Switch Lite.

Disco Elysium
Windows PC from October 15

[youtu.be/UWWA1jnI5N4]
Layered, stylish, story-driven detective mystery with a peculiar alternative 1970s aesthetic, whose lead character's skills and traits manifest as unique internal monologues and shifted interaction choices. A very highly anticipated first game from the ZA/UM studio.

Little Town Hero
Nintendo Switch from October 16

[youtu.be/-6YTpXqrbP4]
A peaceful village is suddenly subject to unprovoked monster attacks; the hero finds he can defeat them with the right approach, thanks to powerful stones of mysterious origin. From the game studio behind much of the "Pokémon" franchise.

Dungeons & Dragons Enhanced Edition collections
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch from October 15

[youtu.be/wMMeKPU61bo]
Four classic D&D games make their console debuts repackaged into two Enhanced Edition collections: "Baldur's Gate" and "Baldur's Gate II" (plus expansions), and "Planescape Torment and "Icewind Dale," with the sprawling "Neverwinter Nights" set for December.

Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC from October 18

[youtu.be/RwYjx4VPzx0]
Flora and fauna rule in this riff on popular shooters such as "Overwatch" and "Call of Duty," the third in an ongoing "Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare" franchise. Versus and multiplayer modes, loads of characters to pick from, and a greater emphasis on player(s)-against-AI missions. Up against the decent "Garden Warfare 2"; the Switch has "Splatoon 2" in the absence of "Neighborville."

Ice Age: Scrat's Nutty Adventure
PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows PC

[Teaser Trailer: youtu.be/30bKbS__G_U]
The latest in an innumerable range of tie-ins for the five-film franchise, this time taking the shape of a 3D platform adventure involving a range of classic "Ice Age" locations and a search for Crystal Nuts.