Well gamers, if October wasn’t enough gaming madness for you then don’t worry. We have another month of exciting gaming ahead as Non-Stop November has arrived. Here is our preview of the 10 video game releases in November 2016, including at least two potentially GOTY winners.
The big games are all here with a few smaller ones too that might just give them a bit of competition. There’s more like this for October if you missed it along with Remastered Games and last week’s look at RPGs Still to come.
Below is the November list, each one including my thoughts on the title and some official information and trailers. The Header of each section links to the official site for more details too.
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1Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – November 4
What to think about this one? In honesty, I have a lot to say and will be doing so this week on MGL before the game launches. But, while the game hasn’t landed well with fans, I personally think its been talked about harshly. What I have actually seen of the game so far is one that looks really, really good.
It’s just not classic Call of Duty anymore and people seem to be fixated on that.
But the potential for the adventure in this one is massive, we’ve already seen two outstanding shooters in Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 this year. This is another with a different take on things. Variety is good in a busy market so maybe it’ll surprise a few people.
I am someone looking forward to this. As a Sci-Fi fan I hope the action and the setting work, particularly in the single player. The MP will be fast and fun of course as the Beta has shown. Let’s see what happens on the 4th, until then there are some details and videos below.
Infinite Warfare details
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is a bold and creative step for the franchise and will lead players through an unforgettable journey as they engage in heroic battles with hallmark Call of Duty combat. The campaign spans our solar system, taking players on a journey from Earth to beyond our atmosphere. It’s grand scale war with unforgettable characters, rich emotional arcs, an epic new setting and blockbuster Call of Duty action.
Future War, Old School Fight
Set within a plausible future setting, the game puts players in the role of Captain Reyes, a Tier 1 Special Operations pilot, who takes the helm of the Retribution, one of Earth’s last remaining warships. In a time of unthinkable adversity, Reyes must lead the remnants of coalition forces against a relentless enemy.
Fighting a Fanatical Enemy
Led by Admiral Kotch, portrayed with voice and likeness by Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), the Settlement Defence Front (The Front) represents a splinter group of insurgents that broke away from the United Nations Space Alliance during a war of secession, years ago.
In the world of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, our planet has been stripped of its natural assets through population growth and industrial expansion. The people of Earth now rely upon colonies throughout the solar system to mine planets and asteroids for necessary fuel and other resources. The Front is a fascist power, comprised of brutal and militant radicals, toughened by the extreme conditions of off-world environments.
They seek to control those outposts and their wealth, putting a stranglehold on the countries of Earth. After years of uneasy stalemate, diplomatic relations are strained and it will take only the slightest nudge to tip the entire solar system into war.
Immersive, Seamless Campaign Experience
For the first time in Call of Duty history, many parts of the campaign – from boots-on-the-ground, to aerospace dogfighting, to zero-g battles and space combat, will be brought to players seamlessly, creating one immersive experience, with more player agency and autonomy than ever before.
The game will never give you a reason to put the controller down, occurring as a near seamless, action-packed experience with no loading screens, delivering the signature, blockbuster franchise moments that fans love.
For the first time in the series, air and space combat are a key aspect of the campaign. Players will experience new combat scenarios and environments that add tremendous variety and excitement to the single player campaign.
The Retribution: The Retribution serves as the player’s home and representation of their life on Earth, as they journey through the solar system. A massive warship housing the player’s crew, the Retribution is a key character throughout the campaign and a vessel that players will come to rely on and be responsible for.
Jackal: Throughout the campaign, players will also pilot their very own advanced space combat ready jet-fighter, better known as the Jackal.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer allows gamers to customize their play like never before, with the fast paced gameplay that Call of Duty is known for, giving players more ways to optimize their weapons and gear to their personal style of play. Infinite Warfare introduces the most advanced tools of war: combat rigs, high-tech equipment, and unique prototype weapons.
It’s an incredibly deep experience where everything – including weapons, equipment, lethals and tacticals – has been built around all types of play styles, and where players have the power to combine them however they want. The mode features unparalleled customization, and the fluid, momentum-based system of Call of Duty: Black Ops III evolved to custom-fit the new combat, combining to create a frenetic gameplay experience that centers around frontline engagements where every second counts.
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2Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PS4, Vita) – November 4
Featured recently on the RPGs article about some upcoming addictive adventures coming the way of fans. This one has a long term following and like a number of long running RPGs it’s not been doing as well in the modern day.
RPG mechanics are everywhere now so they need to really stand out to work in the modern gamers collection.
But this one has the novel author on board and the game is going back to what made it great in the first instance. Great story telling and fun gameplay. Let’s see if this works out later in the week. Some information is below.
Sword Art Online Details
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization takes place in one of the stages set within the original Sword Art Online and will give fans the chance to experience the “Sword Art Online” world from the very beginning.
Taking on the role of Kirito, players enter a new VRMMORPG world called “Sword Art Origin”, which was created on the game’s original sever, giving players flashbacks of memories from past events. Players will enter the early period within the “Sword Art Origin” world and must find a way to win the game one more time.
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3Eagle Flight (PSVR) – November 8
I have a fun list coming up that involves a number of VR games that I simply won’t play due to my awful motion sickness! This one falls into the category of games I would love to play but dare not for chucking up my breakfast everywhere.
But It looks great.
Where the game will excel is using the creation of cities that Ubisoft have perfected by developing Assassin’s Creed for so long. The way the teams have built classic locations over the years including London, Italy and more will all be on show here.
Swooping around as an Eagle sounds like a lot of fun and it certainly looks it. One for the VR crowd to seriously consider.
Eagle Flight details
Developed exclusively for VR, Eagle Flight sends you to the skies of one of the most visited cities to experience the freedom of flying and heart-pounding aerial dogfights like never before!
Fifty years after humans vanished from the face of the Earth, wildlife and nature reclaimed its cities, leaving you with a breathtaking city playground in Paris. As an eagle, you soar past iconic landmarks and dive through narrow streets in order to fight opponents and protect your territory.
Featuring our VR control breakthrough, you will learn to perform intuitively impressive aerial manoeuvres in just a few minutes. With other specific innovations, flying in VR has never been this easy and comfortable. Whether you always wanted to experience Paris from a birds eye view or wanted to live the thrill of hunting like a bird of prey, Eagle Flight lets you fulfil your dreams!
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4Dishonored 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – November 11
Not that any of the other games so far are not great but I am highlighting this one as a potential GOTY for 2016. The return of Corvo is something I have been looking forward to for a long time. Plus the addition of Emily gives this game a whole new perspective on the Dishonored universe.
I am very excited to play this.
We know that we won’t know too much on the game at launch thanks to the new Bethesda review policy, that will not release a game early for reviewers. Whatever you think of that, it does mean the game’s secrets will remain as such. I can’t wait to play this one and find out what’s in store.
Gamers who loved the first game will be awaiting their pre-order, review or no review. Let’s hope Arkane once again deliver a classic.
Dishonored 2 details
Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2 – the next chapter in the award-winning Dishonored saga by Arkane Studios. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? Will you make your way through the game unseen, make full use of its brutal combat system, or use a blend of both? How will you combine your character’s unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies? The story responds to your choices, leading to intriguing outcomes, as you play through each of the game’s hand-crafted missions.
Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the Lord Regent has been vanquished and the dreaded Rat Plague has passed into history. An otherworldly usurper has seized Empress Emily Kaldwin’s throne, leaving the fate of the Isles hanging in the balance. As Emily or Corvo, travel beyond the legendary streets of Dunwall to Karnaca, the once-dazzling coastal city that holds the keys to restoring Emily to power. Armed with the Mark of the Outsider and powerful new abilities, track down your enemies and take back what’s rightfully yours.
As fully voiced characters, Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano now bring their own perspectives and emotional responses to the world and story. Use each character’s set of powers, gadgets and uniquely-tuned weapons in creative ways as you explore the world – whether you fight your way through the city streets or sneak across the rooftops – and which enemies you decide to eliminate or spare.
Advanced bonecharm crafting and all-new upgrade trees allow you to customize your powers in vastly different ways. Become a living shadow to silently stalk your targets, link enemies so they share a common fate, or mesmerize your foes and dominate their minds. Choose from nearly infinite combinations of violence, nonlethal combat, powers and weapons to accomplish your objectives.
From the grimy, rat-infested streets of Dunwall to the lush, exotic coasts of a decaying Karnaca, immerse yourself in stylized locales created by Arkane’s premiere art and narrative teams. The world is a character in its own right, rich with story, architecture and eclectic characters. It is also punctuated by signature mission locations, such as the Dust District, ravaged by dust storms and warring factions, and a madman’s mansion made of shifting walls, deadly traps and clockwork soldiers.
Customize your gameplay options and difficulty settings for an even more tailored adventure. You can make the experience more challenging (or easier) by changing myriad parameters related to stealth, movement and combat.
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5Assassin’s Creed: Ezio Collection (Xbox One, PS4) – November 11
Remasters! Don’t we just love them? Here is another set of games to play and what a collection. The Ezio story i arguably the best in the series although I do feel Syndicate is at least as good. This one is back for more and comes with everything Ezio in one pack.
Seems a good deal if you want to go back or missed this classic tale.
The game includes all the DLC and additional games in Brotherhood and Revelations. Quantity wise it has you massively covered. But the quality of the remaster is the thing people will look at. Hopefully it delivers and brings back a classic people really should experience.
Ezio Collection details
Make history as the legendary Master Assassin, Ezio Auditore da Firenze, in Assassin’s Creed The Ezio Collection, which includes the acclaimed single-player campaigns and single-player add-on content* from Assassin’s Creed II, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations with enhanced graphics for Xbox One and PlayStation®4 system.
Live the life of Ezio and learn the ways of the Assassin as he seeks vengeance for the betrayal of his family. Travel through 15th-century Renaissance Italy, including the capital Rome and finally onto 16th-century Constantinople.
Assassin’s Creed II – Ezio’s saga begins as you fight and explore through the open world of the Italian Renaissance in an era of arts, riches, and murderous conspiracy.
Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood – Journey into Italy’s greatest city, Rome. The centre of power, greed, and corruption, as Ezio takes leadership of an entire Brotherhood of Assassins.
Assassin’s Creed Revelations – Two Assassins, one destiny. Embark on Ezio’s final adventure as he walks in the footsteps of his great mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation in 16th-century Constantinople and the heart of the Ottoman Empire.
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6Watch Dogs 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – November 15
Ahh Watch_Dogs, the wonderfully crafted concept that brought a very forgettable experience with Aiden “Yawn” Pearce’s adventure. It had elements that really did stand out as a game that wanted to be revolutionary but missed the fun.
This is where they really need to get this sequel right.
It does seem that Ubisoft have listened though and there are a lot of gamers out there excited about this one. But there are a number, like me, concerned following the disappointing first game. Even though i love the concept and the ideas within the game itself.
More on this to come later on MGL gamers, this is an article alone but I will be watching the developments on Watch Dogs 2 and revisiting the original. I really hope this game realises the potential of the ideas within the Watch Dogs.
Watchdogs 2 details
Use hacking as a weapon in the massive & dynamic open world of Watch Dogs 2. In 2016, ctOS 2.0, an advanced operating system networking city infrastructure, was implemented in several US cities to create a safer, more efficient metropolis.
Play as Marcus Holloway, a brilliant young hacker living in the birthplace of the tech revolution, the San Francisco Bay Area. Team up with Dedsec, a notorious group of hackers, and expose the hidden dangers of ctOS 2.0, which, in the hands of corrupt corporations, is being wrongfully used to monitor and manipulate citizens on a massive scale.
With the power of hacking and Dedsec by your side, launch the Hack of the Century, take down ctOS 2.0 and give freedom back to whom it belongs: the people.
WELCOME TO THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: Explore a massive and dynamic open-world offering an incredible variety of gameplay possibilities.
Hack your way through traffic while you engage in dangerous car chases through the winding streets of San Francisco, traverse the rooftops of the colorful & vibrant neighborhoods of Oakland, and infiltrate the cutting edge offices of Silicon Valley companies. There are many secrets to uncover in the birthplace of the tech revolution.
HACKING IS YOUR WEAPON: Hack into the city’s infrastructure, every connected device, and everyone’s personal database. Take control of drones, cars, cranes, security robots, and much more. Hack your enemies and bystanders alike– manipulate them in different ways to trigger unpredictable chains of events. Every person, any vehicle they might drive, any connected device they possess can be hacked.
YOU ARE IN CTRL: Use hacking and stealth to complete missions without killing a single enemy or combine hacking and your weapons for a more ferocious approach. Develop different skills to suit your playstyle, and upgrade your hacker tools – RC cars, Quadcopter drones, 3D printed weapons and much more.
SEAMLESSLY CONNECT WITH FRIENDS: Stay connected to your friends with a brand new seamless multiplayer experience that includes both Co-op and Player vs. Player activities, all available in a shared open world experience.
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7Killing Floor 2 (PS4, PC) – November 18
A simple game but a lot of fun. Killing Floor 2 is doing fantastically well on Steam and gamers are looking forward to some Zed killing on consoles.
The action is fast and fun with horde mode gameplay and some really brutal, first person action.
This might not be one of the bigger releases of the month but it’s one that could be one to check out. The fun factor alone make it worth playing but its’s a quality game too with a lot of perks, weapons and action. Some information is below.
Killing Floor 2 details
In KILLING FLOOR 2 players descend into continental Europe where the outbreak caused by Horzine Biotech’s failed experiment has quickly spread and gained unstoppable momentum, essentially paralyzing the European Union.
Just one month after the events in the original KILLING FLOOR, the specimen clones are everywhere and civilization is in disarray; communications have failed, governments have collapsed, and military forces have been systematically eradicated. The people of Europe know survival and self-preservation too well and lucky survivors have gone into hiding.
Not all have given up hope though… A group of civilians and mercenaries have banded together to combat the outbreak and established privately funded operation bases across Europe. Upon tracking specimen clone outbreaks, players will descend into zed-laden hot zones and exterminate them.
Visceral Gore – Killing Floor 2 ramps up the gore with a proprietary, high powered persistent blood system bringing new levels of fidelity to the genre. Players will send entrails, severed limbs, and blood flying as they wade through hordes of enemies. But they need to watch out! If caught, enemies will rip them, and their entire party limb from limb
6 player co-op or solo play— A multitude of varied playable characters await for players to choose from as they enter the fray in online co-op mode or solo mode for those willing to brave the horrific specimens alone
Versus Survival Game Mode – Be the Zed! A 12 player PvP mode where two teams take turns playing Humans vs. Zeds in a pair of short matches. In the first match, one team plays Humans and the other Zeds until the humans all die during a single round or they beat the boss. For the second match the teams switch sides and when the battle is completed both teams receive a score based on their performance and the higher score wins!
Terrifying Zeds – New enemies and fan favorites from the original game are back with expanded and smarter artificial intelligence, dishing out powerful attacks, working as a group to weaken the player’s party and pushing the challenge level and fear factor to new levels
Unique Blend Of Weaponry – From modern militaristic assault rifles, brutal improvised makeshift weapons, classic historical guns, and off the wall “Mad Scientist” weapons, Killing Floor 2 has a unique blend of killing tools that will satisfy any gamer
Expanded Perk System – Perks from the original game have been reimagined with more added to the fold. All perks now progress with meaningful talent choices that amplify different play styles, giving players a progression path that is expansive and full of rewarding milestones
Brutal Melee Combat – Killing Floor 2 reinvents melee combat completely. Players now have control over the type of melee attacks they can perform, enabling them to deliver bone-breaking crippling attacks to Zeds
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8Pokémon Sun and Moon (3DS) – November 18
OK, I’m not into Pokemon, there I said it. You can all hate me now but I missed completely as an older gamer. But I don’t have any negative feelings against them or the games either. They seem fun and our writers Neal and David love the little creatures.
I just stand there going, what the **** is a charmander?!
Anyway, the game will be big with the fans, the question for me is how will people respond after the addictive Pokemon Go phenomenon? It may well be less of a thing if people still love Pokemon Go but chances are, it’s only made more fans. Some details are below for you gamers, I have zero clue what it all means!
Sun and Moon details
In previous adventures in the Pokémon series, the Pokémon League was always the ultimate stage for battle. The Pokémon League housed the Elite Four (four Pokémon Trainers with powerful Pokémon partners) and the Champion (who reigned as the region’s top Trainer), all awaiting challengers. In the Alola region, there is no Pokémon League yet—but it seems that there are plans to construct one at the peak of a certain mountain.
After your major achievement in completing the island challenge, will the day come when you also take on the Pokémon League to become the strongest Pokémon Trainer?
Somewhere in Alola, you’ll find the Battle Tree. It’s a place where Trainers who have completed their island challenge, or who are strong enough to have done so, battle one another. You can scout an opponent you’ve won against so they can partner and fight alongside you in future battles. You may even see some familiar faces, including the Trainers Red and Blue from the Kanto region!
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9Final Fantasy XV (Xbox One, PS4) – November 29
Now this one I do know about! As a big Final Fantasy fan i am very, very excited for any new release in the series. Our man David is on with World of Final Fantasy and very much enjoying it. I am awaiting Final Fantasy XV and really, really hope it delivers on the hype.
It will be a great game, no doubt but can it really live up to the expectations everyone has?
The Witcher 3 is one of the best RPGs ever yet still came in with criticism from people on what it didn’t deliver. No matter what you get right, even if it’s 999 things out of a thousand, there are always going to be people looking at the 1 thing you missed.
Final Fantasy needs this to really launch the franchise to the top of the RPG pile again. I think it can manage it, fingers crossed!
Final Fantasy XV Details
Get ready to be at the centre of the ultimate fantasy adventure. Enter the world of FINAL FANTASY XV, and experience epic action-packed battles along your journey of discovery. You are Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, and your quest is to reclaim your homeland from the clutches of the imperial army.
Joined by your closest friends, you will take the wheel and experience a voyage like no other, traveling through the breath-taking world of Eos encountering larger-than-life beasts and unforgiving enemies. You will learn to master the skills of weaponry and magic, channelling the power of your ancestors allowing you to effortlessly warp through the air in thrilling combat.
Fresh faces and long-time fans, fulfil your destiny and experience a brand new kind of fantasy.
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10Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Rift, Vive, PSVR) – November 29
Thrusters on full! Oh yes, the geeks are happy and that includes me. While VR is something that gives me motion sickness, I really really want to be able to play this! To be in command of a starship in the Star Trek universe is awesome and this game could be a massive cult classic.
Whether the Captain on on the helm to firing the weapons, there is not a role I don’t want to have a go at here.
The game also comes with a huge support from the cast of the series so it really will be the biggest Star Trek experience of the year. If anything can get me to go on VR it’s the one.
Bridge Crew details
Star Trek: Bridge Crew puts you and your friends in the heart of a starship, where- as officers of the Federation- every action and decision you make together will determine the fate of your ship and crew. Developed specifically for VR, Star Trek: Bridge Crew is the only game to offer a true-to-life level of immersion in the Star Trek universe.
In Star Trek: Bridge Crew, the Federation dispatches you and your crew to command the new vessel U.S.S. Aegis as part of a critical initiative. Your mission: explore a largely uncharted sector of space known as The Trench, in hopes of locating a suitable new home world for the decimated Vulcan populace. The Trench contains stunning beauty and undiscovered wonders, but also strange anomalies and dangers yet unknown.
The Klingon Empire is also active in the region, and their purpose is undoubtedly a threat to the Federation’s plans. It’s up to you and your crew to chart the sector to determine the Klingons’ aims, and to secure a peaceful Federation presence.
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That’s the list gamers, a lot of games to keep you happy in the coming few weeks. Next time out I’ll be looking back at the games this year that have really stood out within their category. Out GOTY coverage will start soon but we’ll not be rushing since many GOTY contenders are out in November and one potentially in December.
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