November is finally here. If we weren’t talking about video games, it would be difficult to be very excited about the bitter cold of the looming winter season. Fortunately, as is usually the case, November 2014 does not look to disappoint with its list of new releases.
To quote the merchant from Resident Evil 4…“What’re ya buyin?” Check out some of the biggest releases of November across all major platforms after the break.
The usual November suspects are back in 2014 – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Nov. 4 – 360/PS3/PC/XB1/PS4) and Assassin’s Creed Unity (Nov. 11 – PC/XB1/PS4) from Activision and Ubisoft, respectively.
Rockstar’s updated version of Grand Theft Auto V arrives November 18 on PS4 & Xbox One, with enhanced visuals and all kinds of exclusive content. The PC version won’t be around til January, but it’s also on the way.
A few more big-name multiplatform titles include Far Cry 4, WWE 2K15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, all set for launch November 18. Dragon Age and Far Cry will be coming to PC, both PlayStations and both Xbox systems – WWE 2K15 is exclusive to PS4 & XB1.
Finally, Geometry Wars 3 will be headed to PC, PS3/PS4 and 360/XB1 on November 25. It may be the cheapest game mentioned in the article, but knowing its predecessors, it could also be the one that takes up the most of your free time.
Sony – PlayStation Vita, PS3 & PS4 |
Most of the aforementioned third-party/multiplatform games are coming to at least the PS3 or PS4, but there aren’t nearly as many exclusive “AAA” games for Sony’s platforms in November.
LittleBigPlanet 3 arrives on November 18 for both the PS3 & PS4, and The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth will be interesting when it comes out November 3 – other than the Vita version of Minecraft (Nov. 11), there isn’t much to speak of.
Again, a lot of third-party games (Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, Dragon Age) are headed to PC in November, but the biggest name on the list still seems to be the latest World of Warcraft expansion – Warlords of Draemor, available November 13.
Microsoft – Xbox 360 & Xbox One |
One of the bigger exclusives of November – 343 Industries’ Halo: Master Chief Collection – comes to the Xbox One on November 11. The package features remastered versions of the first four Halo games, most notably the tenth-anniversary edition of Halo 2.
It will be interesting to see how the sales of multiplatform releases in November such as Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Assassin’s Creed Unity are divided between Sony and Microsoft’s current- and last-gen consoles. Sony seems to have gained some ground in 2014; I am curious to see if the Halo collection puts the Xbox One back on top.
Nintendo – Nintendo 3DS & Wii U |
Finally, Nintendo has arguably the biggest set of exclusives split between its two major platforms, both launching November 21. For the handheld 3DS, the re-mastered Pokemon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire – for the Wii U, the latest Super Smash Brothers.
Additionally, Sega will launch Sonic Boom on both the 3DS and Wii U – Shattered Crystal (3DS) and Rise of the Lyric (Wii U) arrive on November 11th. Atlus will release Persona Q: Shadows of the Labyrinth on November 25 – another great option for RPG fans with a 3DS.
Last but not least, there are several games targeted at younger audiences coming out in November – perhaps the most notable is LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, which will be available on all major consoles including Nintendo’s. There’s also new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Adventure Times games – both based on the popular TV shows – headed to the 3DS on the 11th and 18th, respectively.