The Month in Games – November 2018

Our picks for this month's gaming releases.

Hitman 2

No one is safe is this espionage adventure. In Hitman 2, players will once again take on the role of the enigmatic Agent 47 as he travels the globe. On the hunt for the elusive Shadow Client, 47 is on a path not only to take apart the militia surrounding his ultimate target but also to find out about his own hidden past. With more immersive environments, more assassination options and more targets to eliminate, players will be able to explore the world if Hitman like never before.

Players who pre-order the game will receive the Sniper Assassin DLC – where players will be able to work solo or in co-op putting their sniper skills to the test in 15-minute challenges. The Gold Edition features a copy of the game in a Steelbook case, the Sniper Assassin DLC, the Executive Pack – featuring a briefcase and ICA Pistol – as well as four days Early Access. The Gold Edition will also include the first two expansion packs – details of which will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Hitman 2 will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from November 13*


Spyro Re-Ignited Trilogy

The iconic dragon gets an upgrade for this special collection. Marking 20 years since the release of Spyro The Dragon, the Re-Ignited Trilogy puts players back in control of the titular dragon as he battles against the Gnasty Gnorc and free his fellow dragons. Accompanied by his firefly companion Sparx, Spyro must also do battle with the iron-fisted warlock Ripto before coming face to face with the evil Sorceress Queen of the forgotten worlds.

Featuring the first three titles in the Spyro series – Spyro The Dragon,Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! And Spyro: Year of the Dragon – this collection features upgraded graphics, gameplay mechanics and soundtrack. Players will also have the option of playing through the games with either the original soundtrack by Stewart Copeland or the remastered version.

Spyro Re-Ignited Trilogy will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from November 13*


Fallout 76

Celebrate the first Reclamation Day in this prequel. Set in 2102, Fallout 76 will put players into one of the first vaults ever constructed – Vault 76. Built to celebrate the 300th Anniversary of America, the vault houses the best and brightest to protect them from the oncoming nuclear war. Taking those first steps out into a new world, players will see a new West Virginia as humanity seeks to rebuild civilization in the Wasteland, choosing to work together or on their own in this multiplayer experience.

Players who pre-order any edition of Fallout 76 will gain access to the Break it Early Test Application or B.E.T.A. to get a head start on their adventure. The Tricentennial Edition includes a host of digital content including extra Power Armour customisation, a Patriotic Uncle Sam outfit, Handsome Vault Boy Mascot Head, First-Class Tricentennial posters for your workshop and a Tricentennial Commemorative Photo Frame. The Power Armour Edition features a copy of the game, exclusive Steelbook, collectable figurines, a glow-in-the-dark terrain map, extra in-game content and a full scale, wearable replica T-51 Power Armour Helmet with a West Tek canvas carry bag.

Fallout 76 will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from November 14*


Pokemon Let’s Go!

A whole new Pokemon experience awaits in this Switch release. In Pokemon Let’s Go! players will go back to the Kanto region in their quest to be the best and face the Master Trainers. With Eevee and Pikachu editions available, players will be able to travel with their chosen pokemon across the iconic region. Pokemon Let’s Go! will also allow players to integrate their progress with Pokemon Go, as well as being able to send gifts to other players across the games.

Players who pre-order either edition of Pokemon Let’s Go! will receive an exclusive Pikachu plush keyring. Players will also be able to purchase the game in a bundle with the Poke Ball Plus included or as part of an exclusive Pokemon Let’s Go! bundle with the Nintendo Switch console – featuring a specially designed console and dock, Pikachu and Eevee themed Joy-Con, a Poke Ball Plus and Switch carry case.

Pokemon Let’s Go! Pikachu and Pokemon Let’s Go! Eevee will be available on Nintendo Switch from November 16*


Battlefield V

Experience one of the most turbulent times in modern history with the latest in the Battlefield series. Set in the landscapes of World War II, Battlefield V features a variety of modes for players to explore some of the conflict’s most crucial moments. The single player War Stories mode puts players into different sides of the war – from Norwegian freedom fighters to Senegalese French Colonial forces with a tale of redemption for an English criminal. Those looking for a multiplayer experience will be able to participate in a new 64 player Firestorm mode.

Players who pre-order Battlefield V will receive four bonuses. The Special Assignments bonus will give players an edge over their competition, while Paratrooper Gear and the Firestorm Ranger Set will give players additional items and gear, with the bonuses rounded out by an access pass for five weapons from Battlefield 1. The Deluxe Edition will include the game – with Early Access – five sets of Paratrooper outfits, 20 weekly items with Airlift, an additional Special Soldier set and the Special Assignments bonus perk.

Battlefield V will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC from November 20*


Darksiders III

Fury goes it alone in this hack and slash sequel. For Darksiders III, Fury must forge her own path away from her Horsemen brothers as she takes on a mission from the Charred Council to rid the world of the Seven Deadly Sins. However, an encounter with the Lord of the Hollows calls her mission into question as Fury receives some information about the motives behind the Council’s decision to send her on this dangerous mission.

Players who pre-order the game will receive the Fury Exclusive Armor DLC. The Apocalypse Edition features a copy of the game in a Steelbook case, artbook, a copy of the game’s soundtrack, a fabric wall scroll, a heavyweight amulet necklace and four figurines – Vulgrim, Fury, War and Death – each measuring 10” in height in a limited edition box.

Darksiders III will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from November 27*


Free to Play

Xbox Live Gold members will have four new titles to download and play for free this month. On Xbox One. Battlefield 1 will be up for grabs between November 1-30*, with Race the Sun available from November 16 – December 15*. On Xbox 360 – and Xbox One via Backwards Compatibility – Assassin’s Creed will be available for free between November 1-15, followed by Dante’s Inferno from November 16-30*

Over on PlayStation, active Plus subscribers will have six titles to download and play for free across the PlayStation family. From November 6* Yakuza Kiwami and Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition will be available on PS4 with Jackbox Party Pack 2 and Arkedo Series on PS3 and rounding out this month’s selection will be Roundabout and Burly Men at Sea on PS Vita and PS4.

Information about this month’s Twitch Prime Loot can be found here on the Twitch blog.

 

Also Released This Month

November 1*The Quiet Man (PS4, PC)

November 2* – Football Manager 2019 (PC), Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Steven Universe Double Pack (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Diablo III: The Eternal Collection (Switch), Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum N Fun (Switch), The Witcher 3/Dark Souls Bundle (Xbox One, PS4), Gem Smashers (Switch), LEGO Harry Potter Collection (Xbox One, Switch), Taiko No Tatsujin: Drum Sessions (PS4), Crayola Scoot (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch)

November 6*Carnival Games (Switch), GRIP: Combat Racing (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC), ARK: Extinction (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Omen of Sorrow (PS4), Transpose (Rift, Vive, PSVR), Brawlhalla (Xbox One, Switch), Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams, Don’t Dry (PC), Swords and Soldiers 2: Shawarmageddon (PS4, PC), Deracine (PSVR), SYREN (PSVR), World of Final Fantasy Maxima (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)

November 7*HellSign (PC – Steam Early Access), Kursk (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Holy Potatoes! A Spy Story?! (PC), Steel Rats (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

November 8*Ride 3 (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PC), Valiant Hearts (Switch), Rage in Peace (PC, Switch), Battlefield Gold Edition (Switch)

November 9*11-11: Memories Retold (Xbox One, PS4), NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Moonlighter (PS4, Switch), Giana Sisters: Twisted Dream – Owltimate Edition (Switch), Tetris Effect (PS4, PSVR), Anno Domini 2018: Townsmen (Switch), Downward Spiral: Horus Station (PS4, PSVR)

November 14*The Golf Club 2019 (Xbox One, PS4), Wordhunters (PS4), Just Deal With It (PS4), Chimparty (PS4), Knowledge is Power: Decades (PS4)

November 15*Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus (PC), Hellgate: London (PC), The Settlers History Collection (PC)

November 16*Cabela’s The Hunt – Championship Edition (Switch), Bass Pro Shops: The Strike – Championship Edition (Switch), Civilisation 6 (Switch), 7’scarlet (PS Vita), Aragami: Shadow Edition (Switch), Psychedelica of the Ashen Hawk (Vita), Psychedelica of the Black Butterfly (Vita), SNK 40th Anniversary Collection (Switch)

November 20*Bendy and the Ink Machine (Switch), Wreckfest (Xbox One, PS4), Farming Simulator 2019 (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Warframe (Switch)

November 22*Toki Collector’s Edition (Switch)

November 23*ATV Drifts and Tricks (Switch)

November 27*Battletech Flashpoint (PC), Spintires: MudRunner (Switch)

November 28*Artifact (PC)

November 29*Asterix and Obelix XXL 2 – Limited Edition (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Edge of Eternity (PC – Steam Early Access), Haxor (PC), Fimbul (PS4, PC), NAIRI: Tower of Shirin (Switch, PC)

November 30*Crash Dummy (PS4, Switch), Senran Kaugra Burst Re:Newal (PS4), RIOT – Civil Unrest (PS4, Switch), Pro Fishing Simulator (Xbox One, PS4), My Little Riding Champion (PS4, Switch)

 

*Dates refer to UK release only. International dates may vary and are subject to change. Information correct at time of writing.

Words by Megan Roxburgh

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