“Far Cry 4″ is an open-world shooter set in the Himalayas. It’s available for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows PC. Credit: Ubisoft Entertainment

New video games this week:

“Far Cry 4.” — Few action games this holiday season are as anticipated as this open-world shooter set in the Himalayas, which has spawned some mind-blowing previews incorporating everything from gyrocopters to destructive rampaging elephants. Will it live up to the hype? Rated M for Mature. $60-$130 in Standard, Gold and Collector’s Editions for Xbox One, Xbox 360,  PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.

“Pokémon Omega Ruby” and “Pokémon Alpha Sapphire.” — In a week of gigantic, big-budget action releases, these new editions of the portable game franchise might be the sleeper hits of the season. New transformations and adventures await in the Hoenn region  Rated E for Everyone. $40 each or $80 for “Dual Pack,” for Nintendo 3DS.

Also out this week: “Super Smash Bros” (Nintendo Wii U), “LittleBigPlanet 3” (PS3, PS4), “Grand Theft Auto V” (PS4, Xbox One), “Dragon Age: Inquisition” (PS4, Xbox One, PC), “WWE 2K15 (PS4, Xbox One), “Watch Dogs” (Wii U), “Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” (PS3, Xbox 360), “The Marvellous Miss Take!” (downloadable for PC, Mac), “Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault” (PC), “Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2” (PS3, PlayStation Vita), “MXGP 14: The Official Motocross Game” (Xbox 360, PS4, PS3), “Monopoly Family Fun Pack” (PS4, Xbox One), “Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom” (3DS, Xbox 360,  PS3, PS Vita), “Escape Dead Island” (PS3, Xbox 360, PC), “Rabbids Invasion” (PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One), “WRC 4: FIA World Rally Championship” (PS3), “Construction Simulator 2015” (downloadable for PC), “World of Farming: Gold Edition” (PC), “Avanquest World of Animals: Pets ‘n Pals Collection” (PC), “Soul Axiom” (PC), “The Penguins of Madagascar” (3DS, Wii U), “Never Alone” (PC, Xbox One, PS4), “Minecraft Xbox One Edition” (Xbox One), “Basketball Pro Management 2015” (PC), “Rugby 15” (PC), “Death Skid Marks” (PC), “TOME: Immortal Arena” (PC).