November has been quite the month for gaming. We’ve already seen the likes of Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2, and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare touch down, and while there’s no big-banner blockbuster games this week, there’s a handful of exciting smaller, and re-released titles worth checking out. Here’s our picks of games releasing 21-25 November 2016:
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
Release date: 22 November 2016 (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U); 29 November 2016 (PC)
If you missed out on 2010’s excellent apocalyptic hack-‘n-slash Darksiders (or perhaps you just want to give it another playthrough), the award-winning action adventure game is getting a remastered edition this week. Titled Darksiders: Warmastered Edition, the game will support 1080p/60fps on PS4 and Xbox One, although that’ll drop to 30fps on Wii U. The PC version, meanwhile, includes support for 4K resolutions and “additional visual options”. Darksiders was one of our favourite games of the last generation, with fun, creative gameplay, a gorgeous art-style and a compelling fantasy story.
Pokemon: Sun and Moon
Release date: 23 November 2016 (3DS)
Thanks to the revamped interest from Pokémon Go, Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon are gearing up to be two of the most anticipated Pokémon releases to date. Sun and Moon introduce three new partner Pokémon that will accompany you as you set out on an all-new adventure and discover new Pokémon and regional variants in the Alola region – a brand new area in the Pokémon world. In traditional Pokémon fashion, players will be able to catch and train Pokémon as they encounter captains, and kahunas of the 4 main Islands of the region. while also discovering the mystery of the Legendary Pokémon and stopping Team Skull from causing chaos throughout the land.
The Division – Survival DLC expansion
Release date: 22 November 2016 (PC, Xbox One); PS4 release TBC
New gear pieces are expected to arrive to Tom Clancy’s The Division via the Survival DLC, which will arrive alongside the aforesaid update. In total, there’ll be six of these – with each one having individual talents unique to each other. Ferro’s oxygen mask, for example, will let players move and shoot normally despite being under the effect of burning. These pieces are said to be available in the DLC’s caches as well as the Field Proficiency’s. However, more of these items can be acquired in specific places.
You’ll also be able to get your hands on 12 new weapon types and 4 new Named Weapons, and the return of the B.L.I.N.D. rifle, now known as the Urban MDR Assault Rifle.
The Amnesia Collection
Release date: 22 November 2016 (PS4)
Creepy survival horror series Amnesia is headed to the PlayStation 4 this week via a new console port. The collection, imaginatively-named The Amnesia Collection, features Amnesia: The Dark Descent, expansion Amnesia: Justine and sequel Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs. The games have become firm favourites for YouTube Let’s Plays, but rely on slowly creeping the player out rather than immediate jump scares.
The PS4 versions of the games will “look and sound exactly the same as on PC” aside from minor changes to the menus and GUI to make it more playable on a television.
Dragon Ball Fusions
Release date: 22 November 2016 (3DS)
Dragon Ball: Fusions, a role-playing game in which you can collect and fuse characters from Akira Toriyama’s beloved Dragon Ball series, will finally launch this week. The game features characters from across the entire Dragon Ball series and utilitses a chibi art style. The story follows two new characters, Tekka and Pinich, as they summon the dragon Sheron and accidentally create a new world mixing the different planets and timelines from Dragon Ball. The pair travel throughout the world meeting and recruiting the Dragon Ball characters, and eventually fusing them to create more powerful fighters.
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