The storm is nearly over with the insane release period, with our favourite video games releasing from every corner, from under every floor. However, it’s not quite over yet, because November still has some packed offerings from some of gaming’s biggest franchises such as Battlefield, Pokémon, Fallout, Hitman and even the free-to-play hit, Warframe coming to the Nintendo Switch and so much more.
That said, while I can’t highlight every gaming releasing for this November, so I’ve picked out some of my personal favourites and as always, I’ll include the best of the rest below. Also, please keep in mind that release dates can change at any time and they can differ depending on your region.
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Football Manager 2019 (PC) – November 2nd
Goodbye life, it’s the latest instalment of the Football Manager series! We football fans often like to think of ourselves as experts on some level, often dreaming of what success we could bring to our favourite teams with the squad’s and funds made available. Especially when our beloved football teams are underperforming in real life and we know we’d do a better job than that real life manager! Heck, even if you wanted to get Yeovil Town into the Champions League, it’s all possible with the ever popular Football Manager series and we’ll get that very chance when Football Manager 2019 releases for PC this early November.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PC) – November 6th NA/8th EU
While PS4 and Xbox One players must wait until early February 2019, PC players can get playing Overkill’s The Walking Dead early November. A 4-player co-op shooter set within The Walking Dead universe, players will have the choice of four playable characters, each with their own back-story and unique skill-set. While we won’t be getting a new Left 4 Dead anytime soon, Overkill’s The Walking Dead should be more than an antidote until Valve get their sh!t together. Now we console gamers will further look on in envy as the PC Master Race enjoys the post-apocalyptic zombie shooter a whole three months early!
Battlefield V EA/Origin Access trial (PC and Xbox One) – November 9th/Deluxe Edition (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 15th/Standard Edition (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 20th
Now this is getting very silly! Don’t get me wrong, I am very much looking forward to the release of Battlefield V, but three different release dates depending on which version you play, really takes the ‘you know what’. Still, I can’t wait to delve into the new War Stories campaign set in World War 2 and some online shooting that perhaps has a more tactical approach to its competitors. Then in March 2019, DICE and EA will bring Battlefield V’s answer to the ever-popular battle royale mode with Firestorm!
Hitman 2 Gold and Collector’s Editions (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 9th/Standard Edition (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 13th
Here’s another game that has multiple release dates depending on which version you pre-order, this time it’s with Hitman 2. In Agent 47’s latest outing, he will be assassinating new targets in exotic new locations with a whole host of weaponry, gadgets and disguises at his disposal. We’ll even be having an Elusive Target played by none other than Sean Bean (sadly not Mr Bean) and a new multiplayer mode that pits two-players against one another as they battle it out to assassinate as many targets as possible before the match ends.
Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PS4 and Xbox One) – November 13th
Just like when Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy released last year, fans have been eagerly awaiting the release of the remade Spyro Reignited Trilogy. This collection of beloved classics will include remakes of the original Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage and Spyro: Year of the Dragon. However, unlike the Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, the gameplay of Spyro Reignited Trilogy should be more of a relaxing experience and won’t send me into fits of rage urging me to launch my controller across the room!…Hopefully.
Fallout 76 (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 14th
An ambitious approach to the popular Fallout formula, as players will now be experiencing the post-apocalyptic wasteland with online players. In its essence, fans of Fallout 4 will feel very much at home in Fallout 76, however now, you’ll be sharing this world with your friends, building your own community, embarking on missions, fighting hideous mutations and searching for precious loot together. Oh, but be on the lookout for nuclear bombs launched by other online players wanting to take what you have or destroy what you have, just for the fun of it, we humans are nice like that.
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee (Nintendo Switch) – November 16th
Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee will be a hybrid of Pokémon games seen on Nintendo handheld consoles and the popular mobile game, Pokémon Go. You’ll be able to explore the Kanto region on your own or with a friend hunting for wild Pokémon, battling against trainers and high-level gym leaders. You’ll even be able to connect your Nintendo Switch game to your mobile account allowing you to transfer your Pokémon to and from console and mobile, and it will even earn you the bonus mythical Pokémon, Mew. While this won’t be the traditional Pokémon game that many fans have been waiting for on the Nintendo Switch (that is coming next year), Pokémon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee will be a sure-fire hit this Christmas and will likely shift a lot more Nintendo Switch consoles too.
Warframe (Nintendo Switch) – November 20th
The very popular futuristic free-to-play FPS Warframe may have been out on PC, PS4 and Xbox One since 2013 and experienced by nearly 40 million players already, but that hasn’t stopped fans feeling excited for its arrival on the Nintendo Switch this November. Will this version of the game be up to the standards of the versions already released on other platforms? Only time will tell, but if you’re a Nintendo Switch owner, with Warframe being a free-to-play title, it will cost you nothing to check it out and hopefully with a bit of luck, you might see what all the fuss is about.
Darksiders 3 (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 27th
In the first two Darksiders titles, we played as two of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, War and Death. However in the third outing, we get to play as their furious sister mage, Fury aka Rider of the Black Horse. She will be armed with swords, whips, daggers and of course, powerful magic as Fury hacks and slashes her way to destroy the Seven Deadly Sins!
Red Dead Online Beta (PS4 and Xbox One) – November (TBC)
We don’t know exactly when Red Dead Online will launch, but we do know that it will be releasing in its beta form this November for those that own the base game. Not much is known at the time of writing, but if the quality of GTA Online and Red Dead Redemption 2 is anything to go by, the online wild west should be a blast with friends, travelling on horseback across the vast landscape, robbing trains, fighting in saloons, partaking in a spot of fishing and much more!
Marvel’s Spider-Man DLC 2: Turf Wars (PS4) – November (TBC)
Again at the time of writing, we know very little about the second expansion for Insomniac’s Spider-Man on PS4. All we know at the moment is that it’s called Turf Wars; it will add a new story, characters, missions, suits and more. Turf Wars will be included in The City that Never Sleeps expansion pass at no extra cost and as an individual purchase.
Well, that concludes my highlights for this November 2018 and as promised below you’ll find the best of the rest below. Also before you go, don’t forget to let us know what you’re looking forward to across our social media channels.
- The Quiet Man (PC and PS4) – November 1st
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session (PS4) – November 2nd
- Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun (Nintendo Switch) – November 2nd
- Diablo 3: Eternal Collection (Nintendo Switch) – November 2nd
- Crayola Scoot (PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – November 2nd
- Moonlighter (Nintendo Switch) – November 5th
- ARK: Extinction (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 6th
- GRIP (PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – November 6th
- Omen of Sorrow (PS4) – November 6th
- Transpose (Rift, Vive and PSVR) – November 6th
- Carnival Games (Nintendo Switch) – November 6th
- Brawlhalla (Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – November 6th
- Leisure Suit Larry – Wet Dreams Don’t Dry (PC) – November 6th
- Deracine (PSVR) – November 6th
- World of Final Fantasy Maxima (PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – November 6th
- Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – November 6th
- HellSign – Steam Early Access (PC) – November 7th
- Kursk (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 7th
- Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! (PC) – November 7th
- Steel Rats (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 7th
- Valiant Hearts (Nintendo Switch) – November 8th
- Rage in Peace (PC and Nintendo Switch) – November 8th
- Battlezone Gold Edition (Nintendo Switch) – November 8th
- Tetris Effect (PS4 and PSVR) – November 9th
- 11-11: Memories Retold (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 9th
- Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (PC) – November 15th
- Underworld Ascendant (PC) – November 15th
- The Settlers History Collection (PC) – November 15th
- Civilization 6 (Nintendo Switch) – November 16th
- Toki (Nintendo Switch) – November 22nd
- Battletech Flashpoint expansion (PC) – November 27th
- Artifact (PC) – November 28th
- Asterix & Obelix XXL 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch) – November 29th
- Edge of Eternity – Steam Early Access (PC) – November 29th
- Haxor (PC) – November 29th
- Fimbul (PC and PS4) – November 29th
- NAIRI: Tower of Shirin (PC and Nintendo Switch) – November 29th
- Ride 3 (PC, PS4 and Xbox One) – November 30th
- Fall (PC) – November (TBC)
- This War of Mine Complete Edition (Nintendo Switch) – November (TBC)