Well, we’re in the meaty part of the year, with some big-name game releases on the cards this month, and November isn’t pulling any punches. Let’s take a look at the most-anticipated releases arriving this month:
Diablo III: Eternal Collection
Release date: 2 November 2018 (Switch)
Even though it’s over 6 years old at this point, Blizzard’s beloved Diablo 3 makes its way to Nintendo’s Switch this month, giving players a portable, comprehensive demon-hunting package on the go. In addition to the base game, you get all the game’s expansions since launch, along with the ability to play with a buddy in co-op, utilising one JoyCon each. Keep in mind, though, internet connection is required to play, just like it was on PC.
Overkill’s The Walking Dead
Release date: 8 November 2018 (PC)
While Telltale managed to capture the sombre, story-driven elements of The Walking Dead with their episodic releases, Payday developer Overkill is aiming to recreate the action, tension and cooperative element of the fan-favourite series. Up to four players can team-up to take on the undead in campaign or horde modes, with tons of scavenging, looting, and of course, zombie-killing involved.
Release date: 13 November 2018 (PC | Xbox One | PS4)
That bar-coded, bald-headed assassin is back, this time picking up right where the predecessor, 2016’s Hitman, left off. While trying to discover his mysterious past, Agent 47 will need to hunt down some elusive targets across six locations, all with dense environments that give you various and gruesome ways of eliminating your targets. Also featuring for the first time in the series is a multiplayer component, which allows two players to go head-to-head with one another to see who can kill their target the fastest while also getting away with it; but, you’ll be playing the same mission at the same time, but in different ‘games’, so you can’t interfere with your rival’s plans.
Spyro: Reignited Trilogy
Release date: 13 November 2018 (Xbox One | PS4)
Anyone who owned a Playstation should be immediately familiar with Spyro – that little purple dragon who saw his heyday in the era of 3D platformers. Well, he’s back, and just like Crash Bandicoot (who got his own remade trilogy), Spyro has a revamped, recreated, and apparently ‘reignited’ trilogy arriving this month. Players will get to play through entire rebuilt versions of Spyro, Spyro: Ripto’s Rage, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, with some spiffy new graphics and current-gen control enhancements to go with them.
Release date: 14 November 2018 (Xbox One | PS4)
Fallout 76 isn’t the 76th instalment in the long-running franchise, but rather a new multiplayer-centric action-RPG set in the familiar Fallout world, where players can team up with other wasteland survivors, or hunt down other notable players in order to nab their loot and increase their own survival chances. It looks to be a lot of fun that captures the classic Fallout tone, albeit with some new friends by your side.
Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu & Eevee editions
Release date: 16 November 2018 (Switch)
Essentially the same game with two different versions, Pokémon: Let’s Go is a remake of Pokémon Yellow, where you’ll pick wither Pickachu or Eevee as your starting Pokémon (depending on which version you buy), and head back to the iconic Kanto region, where the original Pokémon games were set. Players will start off in Pallet Town, meet Professor Oak and encounter the 151 original Pokémon. In addition, elements of the Pokémon anime will appear, notably Team Rocket and other series characters.
Release date: 20 November 2018 (PC | Xbox One | PS4)
The ‘other’ big war fighter makes its appearance this month with Battlefield V bursting onto consoles and PC, and bringing with it a return to the series’ origins: World War 2. It’s more of what we’ve come to love from the Battlefield franchise (a fun but short single-player campaign, and a massive multiplayer element), but of course, there are some changes, including the ability to build fortifications, repair war-torn structures, or tow stationary weapons to maximise their devastating firepower.
Release date: 20 November 2018 (Xbox One | PS4)
If you were a fan of Destruction Derby and FlatOut, you should keep your peepers on Wreckfest. This throwback title includes track racing and derby modes, where you’ll either have to survive a gruelling dash to the finish or be the last man standing in an arena, which is always a ton of fun. To make things more interesting, dynamic soft-body damage is present, which enables location-based breakages of your car that affect the driving of vehicles in a realistic fashion.
Release date: 27 November 2018 (Xbox One | PS4)
Hack-‘n-slash fans will be excited to know that Darksiders 3 arrives this month, which will kick off following the events of the first Darksiders game and take place around the same time as the events of Darksiders 2. This time however, players will take control of Fury, the female Horseman of the Apocalypse – previous games have featured War and Death. Earth is now overrun by the Seven Deadly Sins and the mystical creatures and degenerated beings that serve them, and it’s up to Fury to beat the hell out of them and set things right.
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