Welcome to a new segment we’re going to try and do each month, our list of the Major Game Releases for the month! Starting with the wonderful month of November, let’s take a look as to what major titles are coming to store shelves in the very near future…
- COD: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4, Xbox One
- Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS)
Starting with today, November 4th, the next, somewhat controversial entry into the Call of Duty franchise, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, finally releases, alongside the much anticipated Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered side-disc! Personally, I’m interested to see how Infinity Ward have pulled off Call of Duty’s new leap into this new territory, and wether this will signal the end of days for Call of Duty…
Also releasing is Mario Party: Star Rush, on the same day – Coming with Amiibo Support out of the gates, mixing up the traditional gameplay of Mario Party games with a brand new, open-turn format, where everyone moves at the same time across a grid-based board, allowing rivals to block pathways and intercept their enemies! Coming with Mario Party: Star Rush are a slew of brand new minigames, environments, and gamemodes to boot!
- Harvest Moon: Skytree Village (3DS)
Acting as an interesting fusion between the legendary Harvest Moon and the loveable Story of Seasons franchises, Harvest Moon: Skytree Village looks to innovate the Harvest Moon scene with tweaks to the farming aspect of the game, moving towards a more mature art style in a similar vein to Pokemon Sun & Moon (Look below!), acting as a non-traditional Harvest Moon game. This interesting experiment looks to try and re-invigorate the franchise, so keep your eyes out!
- Dishonoured 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
One of the big releases this month, amidst controversy around Bethesda’s new Review Policy, Dishonoured 2 looks to be one of the most exciting next-gen games to be releasing this year! Evolving from its’ predecessor, will Dishonoured 2 be the sequel everyone wants, or prove that the franchise was nothing more than a one-hit wonder? I think the last time I felt this tension was with Bayonetta transitioning into Bayonetta 2!
Also, I (Joe) plan to be streaming the first hour or so of Dishonoured 2 when it releases, so watch out for that!
- Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
- Watch Dogs 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
Fans of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, rejoice! The Ezio Collection is on par to release on November 15th, and contains Assassin’s Creed, Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations! As someone who has never experienced an Assassin’s Creed game before, I’m certainly looking to get into the franchise – What better time than now?!
Also releasing is another game filled with tension, Watch Dogs 2 – After the admittedly disappointing and misleading original Watch Dogs, Watch Dogs 2 has a lot of people eyeing it up to see exactly how the game pans out; and, whilst I’m a fan of the new personality that’s been injected into the franchise, I can’t say I’m not dubious…
- Killing Floor 2 (PS4)
- Pokemon Sun & Moon (3DS)
The day that I’m looking forward to, November 18th is where two of my favourite upcoming games, Killing Floor 2, and Pokemon Sun & Moon, finally drop! Killing Floor 2, an Early Access game on Steam (Well…You could hardly call it Early Access now…) is a personal favourite of mine that I invested quite a few hours into with friends before I built my main PC; the frantic co-op gameplay, Left 4 Dead inspired hordes, and the imaginative weaponry all keep me coming back from time to time.
Of course, do I even have to speak for Pokemon? The next generation is finally upon us with Sun and Moon, and to the delight (Or horror) of many, it seems to be changing up the standard “8-Gym, Final Evil Team Battle, Elite 4 and Champion” format that has been a staple of the series for over 20 years now – A breath of fresh air for long term fans, and an interesting new take on the franchise for many leads to Sun and Moon being some of the most interesting Pokemon games to date since Gold and Silver first debuted with their Two-Region format!
- Amnesia Collection (PS4)
- Darksiders: Warmastered Edition (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One)
Now here’s one for the niche! The horrific Amnesia collection is coming our way in full force, compiling Amnesia: A Dark Descent, and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs into one game for the PS4! It’s one to scare your socks off with, and I’d be expecting lets-play, upon lets-play, upon lets-play from popular YouTubers all across YouTube…
Also releasing is Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, which is a remastered version of the original Darksiders, joining the “Darksiders 2: Deathinitive Edition” released a few years back – I personally loved the original Darksiders, and will certainly be looking at picking up this hack’n’slash gem once again.
Final Fantasy XV (PS4, Xbox One)
- Watch Dogs 2 (Windows Ver.)
Finally, we have the last major release for the month. Final Fantasy Versus 13….Uh…I mean…Final Fantasy XV! Do I REALLY have to spell this one out? Coined as Square Enix’s ‘Do-or-Die’ project, deemed ‘Too big to fail’, the amount of time, money, advertising, and development that has gone into this single game, makes it look like a reverse Duke Nukem Forever. Personally, I am a little skeptical, but I really do hope that Final Fantasy XV breaks new ground, and becomes a record-setter for Square Enix.
So that’s every major release this month! Look forward to December, where…Uh…You guessed it…We show off the very best of what the Christmas Season has to offer!