November – Just When You Thought It Was Safe…

October’s game releases looked crippling with loads of different titles and genres being pumped out by the publishers, but November is where the big hitters have chosen to land… and most of those in the first two weeks.  Check out the mammoth list of upcoming releases below and see if you’ve any cash left in your account to consider picking any of them up.

 

World War Z – 2nd November – Switch

We liked Sabre Interactive’s take on the zombie hoard co-op shooter when it release on the other platforms, and it might just be perfect for handheld get togethers with friends looking to slay thousands of swarming corpses.

 

Time Loader – 3rd November – PC

This cute looking physics puzzler promises Back to the Future style timeline changes as you dip between 1990’s nostalgia themed environments and the current day, as well as being a competent looking platform adventure.

 

Just Dance 2022 – 4th November – All platforms… even Stadia

The ongoing flailing arms and legs series from Ubisoft rounds out their trio of recent releases and is guaranteed to get youngsters up dancing in front of the TV, as well as our own @clinicalandy.

 

Call of Duty: Vanguard – 5th November – All platforms… except the Switch

Another year, another CoD, and most likely another hard drive space hog.  Activision are returning to WW2 again in what might be the most visceral entry yet.  We love a good Call of Duty campaign to be fair, but can’t work up the enthusiasm for the multiplayer grind, so this one won’t be on our immediate buy list.  However, you can bet you’ll see people throwing sickies and taking work holidays to rinse the online side from midnight on the 5th.

 

Kid A Mnesia Exhibition – 5th November – PC & PS5

A Radiohead digital museum to explore their classic Kid A album?  We saw it teased a few months back with no real details, but we’re all in for this type of experimental crossover.

 

Forza Horizon 5 – 5th November early access, 9th November full release – PC & all Xboxes

It’s here and you can feel the palpable relief from Series X owners everywhere, there’s finally a worthy first party game for the console after a mere 12 months of waiting.  Expect nothing but the best from Playground Games as they deliver the biggest, boldest and deepest version of their open world racer yet.

 

Jurassic World Evolution 2 – 9th November – All platforms… except the Switch

Build your own dinosaur parks in the open world of the US is enough to make us want this.  The first game was a delight, and we can’t wait to play through the follow up before the next movie instalment in 2022.

 

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition – 11th November – All platforms… except the Switch

Whilst we’re waiting for GTA6 there’s the small matter of the GTAV remaster due on the newest consoles, but that’s been pushed back to next year, and now we’ve been shown the original 3D games have been overhauled graphically as well as getting modernised controls.  It’s sure not to end there with improvements and has made us want to be back in Vice City so badly right now.

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition – 11th November – All platforms… except the Switch

Rockstar aren’t the only ones to milk a franchise through generations, Bethesda are more than happy to do the same, and with Skyrim we’re pretty sure we’ll end up quadruple dipping.

 

Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda – 12th November

I mean, what else can we say, it’s the Game & Watch version of The Legend of Zelda.  A dedicated handheld that contains 4 games and recreates some of the classic Nintendo hardware.  These are going to go quickly when they launch, especially for a price lower than a single Switch game.

 

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One – 16th November – PC, PS5, Series X|S

If you’ve never played one of Frogwares detective games you’re missing out on something a bit special.  Their not as fast paced as some would like, but they’re certainly able to make you feel like the greatest sleuth, and this promises a delve into the early years of Conan Doyle’s best known character.

 

Battlefield 2042 – 12th November early access, 19th November full release – All platforms… except the Switch

It’s been a long time since a modern day Battlefield has graced the gaming space, and Dice are going all out with their return to what they do best.  There’s no singleplayer campaign either this time, only you and 127 other warriors heading out to win the day.  Hoo-Ahh!

 

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl – 19th November – Switch

I can’t profess to give a shit about the Pokémon universe, it’s something that bypassed me when it originally came out, and I think if you weren’t there at the time, you’re never going to get it.  Yet there are many, many fans out there and Nintendo are releasing it on the Switch for them.

 

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker – 23rd November – PC, Mac, PS4 & PS5

The title is the misnomer… there is no end to these games.  Endwalker is the 4th expansion to the MMO and promises to round off some of the tales started in the previous packs.  Fans will be all over this one.

 

Evil Genius 2: World Domination – 30th November – PlayStation & Xbox Consoles

It’s the console release of the Dr. Evil simulator from Rebellion and given the success on the PC we can’t wait to take it for a spin in our living rooms.  Build traps, hatch nefarious plans, create a massive lair in a volcano, what’s not to like here?

 

Beyond A Steel Sky – November 30 – All platforms… except the Switch

The belated sequel to Beneath A Steel Sky has been out for a while on PC, and now it’s time for a full console retail release.  Point and click adventure aficionados will want to get in on this, and anyone with a healthy interest in how to produce a best in class game in the genre should check it out.

 

This is just 16 of the games coming out in November 2021, there are a few others interspersed between these highlights, so remember to keep your eyes open and focussed on your wallet to make sure it’s not emptied before the Xmas sales start to hit.

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Matt

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1 comment

  1. Squarephreak November 5, 2021 2:15 am  Reply

    I think you mean “Endwalker is the 4th expansion to the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV. With an expanded free trial which you can play through the entirety of A Realm Reborn and the award winning Heavensward expansion up to level 60 for free with no restrictions on playtime.”

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