This month is going to be one of the most historic in video game history. Along with a whole slew of exciting title releases, there’s also the arrival of the next generation of gaming consoles.
With that in mind, we’ve taken a look at the month ahead and picked out all of the best video game releases coming out in November 2020, alongside both the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 consoles…
Xbox Series X|S - Released November 10th
The first next-gen console to hit the shelves is the Xbox Series X|S, pipping the PlayStation 5 to release by over a week in the UK.
Microsoft are promising that games built with the new consoles' development kit showcase significantly reduced load times and visuals at up to 120 frames-per-second.
The platform offers a 12 teraflop processing power housed within the system on a chip (SOC) work with AMD's Zen 2 and RDNA 2 architectures. Expect some mind-blowing visual spectacles when booting up on a 4K HD television.
Then there's the 3D spatial audio that uses advanced algorithms to create immersive worlds, putting you at the centre of your gaming experience and enveloping the player completely.
Engineered for speed, Xbox Series X|S players can enjoy both classic titles and the favourites of the future upon release, all of which will play best on the next-gen consoles.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla - Released November 10th
Ubisoft have been smashing it out of the park with their recent releases, and they'll be hoping to blow everybody out of the water with the next instalment to their critically-acclaimed Assassin's Creed franchise.
In Valhalla, players will take control of viking raider Eihor as their clan hope to make England their home, all amongst the chaos of the conflict between the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order.
The return of "social stealth" will put a smile on the faces of those who think the stealthier side of the AC games has been lacking in recent years, whilst the combat system has also been changed to allow dual-wielding of almost all of the weapons on-hand.
Post-release content has already been teased, with players tasked with travelling to Ireland to kill a cult of druids, before moving to Francia for the Siege of Paris.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon - Released November 10th
As the eighth main release in the Yakuza series, there are a lot of high expectations surrounding Like A Dragon.
For the first time in the franchise, the focus will move away from Tokyo and instead take place in the Yokohoma district of Isezaki Ijincho.
It's also the first main game to switch from Kazuma Kiryu as its protagonist to brand new character, Ichiban Kasuga.
Released from prison after 18 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Kasuga expects a hero's welcome, but instead receives ignorance.
Realising he was tricked into taking the fall for somebody else’s criminal activity, he sets out on a mission to discover the truth surrounding his incarceration.
Like A Dragon won’t come to PlayStation 5 until March 2021.
Demon’s Souls - Released November 12th
Originally released back in 2009, Demon's Souls has been remade exclusively for the PlayStation 5.
Renowned as being extremely difficult from its opening minutes right through to its dramatic conclusion, this is a game only the most patient of players should be engaging with! There’s no choice of difficulty level here; it’s tough for everybody.
New weapons, armour and rings, along with a new set of items called grains have been added to the game, but developers have done their best to keep it as authentic to the original as possible.
We’re sure that this is going to be one of the most talked-about launch titles for the PS5; putting it to the test is going to be a real treat!
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - Released November 12th
Following the huge success of Marvel’s Spider-Man back in 2018 comes the follow-up, where players will be able to step into the role of Miles Morales in another PlayStation exclusive.
Those who played through the entire first game will remember the emotion that went into the narrative, so if that was anything to go by, this is gonna be another experience that draws gamers right in before delivering gut punches straight to the heart.
After being bitten by a genetically-enhanced spider, Morales gained powers similar to Peter Parker. Now training under Parker, he's integrated fully into the role of Spider-Man, but still has a lot to learn.
As his mother campaigns for City Council, he must balance family life and commitments with defending his home of Harlem and the rest of New York City from a gang war, one side of which is led by the Tinkerer.
There’s nothing quite like swinging through the streets of New York - this could be one of the best superhero video games of all time.
Sackboy: A Big Adventure - Released November 12th
The LittleBigPlanet series continues with this PlayStation exclusive, which will feature 3D platforming for the first time, as opposed to the 2.5D platforming in previous entries.
Up to four people can play together at once, which could make for some frustrating yet hilarious gameplay sessions.
Expect some gorgeous visuals and heartwarming scenarios as you take control of Sackboy in his most exciting adventure to-date.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War - Released November 13th
The latest addition to the Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise comes in the form of Cold War. With the United States election result looming over release, it could be more topical than any of us could imagine…
Set during the early 1980s of the real-life Cold War, the campaign mode follows CIA officer Russell Adler, who's in pursuit of an alleged Soviet spy.
Inspired by the actual events of the time, players will travel to locations in Vietnam, Turkey, East Berlin and more.
Over in the much-loved multiplayer mode, there are both new and returning games for both the traditional 6v6 format, and larger 12v12 match-ups.
What a lot of people are excited to see is the return of Zombies, which expands on the original story which concluded in Black Ops 4.
PlayStation players will exclusively be granted access to new game mode, Zombies Onslaught, until November 1st, 2021.
PlayStation 5 - Released November 19th
British fans of the PlayStation consoles will finally be able to get their hands on the next-generation PlayStation 5 on November 19th.
With a whole host of launch exclusives available, it’s looking to provide countless hours of entertainment from day one, with an improved system that will elevate gaming experiences to a level unlike any seen before.
Sony promise "lightning-fast loading with an ultra-high-speed SSD, deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio with compatible headphones”.
Ray tracing allows for true-to-life shadows and reflections in supported games, whilst those who have 4K televisions will be able to play in higher-definition than ever before.
HDR technology displays a lifelike range of colours and, PS5 consoles even support 8K output, so you can play games if you're lucky enough to own a 4320p resolution display.
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands - Released November 23rd
Following its delay in release, the next World of Warcraft expansion will land on November 23rd.
Following her confrontation with the Lich King, Sylvanas has torn a rip in the fabric of reality, destroying the veil between life and death in the process.
Travelling to this new universe, players will come across new lands, allies and enemies, as well as gameplay features including Covenants that will allow you to keep playing once you've maxed out your level and fought through the narrative.
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