Releasing This Month: November, 2013

Releasing This Month: November, 2013
 
 

It's been a long time coming, but finally it's time for the next generation (for Xbox and PlayStation gamers, anyway; Nintendo fans have had access to the next-gen Wii U system for a year already.)

That's not all, of course, as the massive article (below) will attest; there's a whopping 76 games headed to retail this month (several of which are duplicates, of course, with games releasing at different times on current-gen, and then staggered across the week that separates Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on the 22nd and 29th respectively), so gird your loins and read on!

As always, feel free to let us know what stands out for you personally in the comments!

November 1st

Battlefield 4

PS3, 360, PC
The latest instalment in EA's epic series of first person shooters, Battlefield 4 brings several new features to the franchise, including the ability to "spot" enemies in both single- and multi-player modes, support for dual-scoped weapons, and many advancements in the map-changing "levolution" destruction system the Battlefield games are famous for.

November 5th

Call of Duty: Ghosts

PS3, 360, Wii U, PC
The most popular franchise of the year (which year? every year!) moves the action into a post-apocalyptic future with 2013's game, as Ghosts is set after the fall of the United States. Singleplayer story stuff aside, it's sure to be one of the most popular multiplayer titles, too, and many new modes and features populate that part of Ghosts as a result.

November 7th

Batman: Arkham Origins

Wii U
The first in the franchise to be developed by someone other than Rocksteady Studios (in this case, WB Games Montreal), Origins was still well received when it released on Xbox 360 and PS3. It's also headed to Wii U in November.

WRC FIA World Rally Championship 4

PS3, 360
The fourth instalment in Milestone's rebooted WRC series, it's also the official video game of the 2013 FIA World Rally Championship, and features cars and rallies from the 2013 season, including support categories.

Regular Show: Mordecai and Rigby in 8-bit Land

3DS
When Mordecai and Rigby get transported into some of their favorite video games they'll have to use their best skills and unique abilities to traverse the various challenges to escape and get back home in this ‘eggscellent’ journey.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate

3DS
The portable version of Arkham Origins, which is actually a first for the series, is an entirely different game to the one you'll find on consoles. Here, the title eschews the series' 3D roots for a 2.5D, Metroidvania style, where the focus is on exploration over and above combat (which is still present, albeit in a stripped-down state.)

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection

PS3, 360
A collection that includes Castlevania Lords of Shadow, its "Reverie" and "Resurrection" DLC, and Castlevania: Mirror of Fate HD.

November 8th

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut

PS3, 360, PC
An updated version of the multi-award-winning 2011 classic, the Director's Cut version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution was originally intended to exclusively release on the Wii U. For unspecified reasons - likely related to lacklustre sales of Nintendo's device - the game is now also coming to 360 (with SmartGlass support), PlayStation 3 (with Vita support), and PC. There are no known plans to offer the game as DLC for the original, however.

Football Manager Classic 2014

Vita
The first version of the venerable football management sim to make it to the Vita, the version on Sony's handheld is based on the Football Manager Classic mode that players of the full game might already be familiar with. It's designed to be a quicker to play variant of the (now very in-depth) simulation game, and this version marks the very first time that the series' 3D match engine has made it to a handheld iteration.

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Comments Comments (31)

 
Jakted
Posted by Jakted
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:15 PM
3
well i know where my birthday money will be going.
 
 
 
Posted by fifamessi
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:30 PM
10
Woah 7 pages. Good work NZG :)
 
 
 
oconnomiyaki
Posted by oconnomiyaki
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:31 PM
4
Ghosts, Black Flag, Link Between Worlds, X Rebirth, 3D World, Batman... not considering the things I've got to pick up from months past like Pikmin and Lego City. My poor wallet...
 
 
 
Posted by fifamessi
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:34 PM
3
Anyways, on topic, what I am getting/looking forward to:

- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
- Tearaway (VITA)
- Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)

And IF I get a ps4

- Knack
- FIFA 14
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:35 PM
2
Seven pages! I guess that's what happens when two new consoles and all their launch titles drop in the same month.

Still, the best looking game on this list is Super Mario 3D World - sorry new consoles :P
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:39 PM
3
1 November 2013, 06:34 PM Reply to fifamessi
Anyways, on topic, what I am getting/looking forward to:

- Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (3DS)
- Tearaway (VITA)
- Super Mario 3D World (WiiU)

And IF I get a ps4

- Knack
- FIFA 14
Sir, your taste in games is impeccable.

I'm exactly the same, but replace FIFA with Madden :P
 
 
 
Sam
Posted by Sam
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:39 PM
2
This is a solid list, good work getting it written and together. Expensive couple of months I think
 
 
 
Sam
Posted by Sam
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:40 PM
7
1 November 2013, 06:39 PM Reply to Coddfish
Sir, your taste in games is impeccable.

I'm exactly the same, but replace FIFA with Madden :P
Why not both (cue Mexicans carrying me on a chair partying)
 
 
 
Mach1_9pants
Posted by Mach1_9pants
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 6:47 PM
2
BEE EFF FOUR! Already #2 on knife kills in NZ :)
 
 
 
sick_wierdo
Posted by sick_wierdo
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 7:21 PM
2
ACIV: Black Flag, Killzone Shadowfall I already have preordered, but come the end of the month I'm sure I will be broke. Looks like some Vita games there I'm going to have to pick up as well. The anticipation is killing me slowly...
 
 
 
Posted by Timzone
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 7:22 PM
3
A month to remember!!!
 
 
 
Posted by Mattress
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 9:03 PM
1
Great rundown! Thanks heaps NZG!
 
 
 
Posted by ReaperCrew
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 9:08 PM
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About 50% of these are for platforms I don't have or aren't interested in getting. Approx 10% I'm just not interested in. The remainder.... ouch, but oh what fun there is to be had.
 
 
 
Posted by scotteffone
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 10:17 PM
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Epic list! I'm so gutted to cancel my preorder but with Drive Club and Watchdogs being delayed I had to wait. At least the price won't go up!
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Friday 1 Nov 2013 10:34 PM
3
Wow didn't know about Soul Calibur II HD, that'll bring back some memories...

Thisss is another tale of souuulss and sworrds.
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Saturday 2 Nov 2013 10:36 AM
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Most definitely a expensive months worth of games especially if you figure in the console costs lol... :-)
 
 
 
Posted by Deanology
On Saturday 2 Nov 2013 12:28 PM
1
Oh my, holiday season is indeed upon us..
 
 
 
Posted by atipuss
On Saturday 2 Nov 2013 3:16 PM
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thanks nzg :D new harvest moon...whoop whoop...
 
 
 
Posted by captain X nz
On Saturday 2 Nov 2013 3:21 PM
1
FM2014 on the Vita - I expect to be forgetting my stop on the train.
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Saturday 2 Nov 2013 9:04 PM
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2 November 2013, 03:16 PM Reply to atipuss
thanks nzg :D new harvest moon...whoop whoop...
I thought Harvest Moon was already out? It's been all over the eShop charts for a while now. Digital releaser before retail release?
 
 
 
Posted by kiwibadboy
On Sunday 3 Nov 2013 5:05 PM
1
Omg....But but......next-gen consoles are releasing during exams....... ;_;

I guess the release dates for the next-gen were chosen by Satan himself ..... :L
 
 
 
Posted by Bappernz
On Monday 4 Nov 2013 3:51 AM
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what a huge month i am going to be so poor when December hits
 
 
 
Purekiwi
Posted by Purekiwi
On Monday 4 Nov 2013 11:39 AM
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I'v been a big fan of the Battlefield since bad company , but I am thinking of moving to Call of Duty just for a change in play style

Also wouldn't mind trying out Batman , I'v seen Football Manager on steam was not interested at first but might give it ago
 
 
 
L40cal
Posted by L40cal
On Monday 4 Nov 2013 3:18 PM
1
I'm gonna be broke at the end of the month
 
 
 
Posted by Durty Driscoll
On Monday 4 Nov 2013 4:29 PM
1
I suspect I'm going to be in the dog house for most of November - luckily December is Xmas so I should be able to make it up to her.
 
 
 
BritneysSpear
Posted by BritneysSpear
On Monday 4 Nov 2013 6:06 PM
1
Expensive for you maybe my birthday is on the 20th so I'm expecting
 
 
 
Chris1950
Posted by Chris1950
On Monday 4 Nov 2013 6:53 PM
1
Wayyyyy cool some fantastic comps guys
 
 
 
Posted by strawpeople
On Monday 4 Nov 2013 8:53 PM
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I thought Harvest Moon ANB was already released? I bought it last month off the eshop. I really recommend it btw, great addition to the series :D
 
 
 
Sicoff
Posted by Sicoff
On Monday 4 Nov 2013 10:28 PM
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Basketball looks sweet.
 
 
 
wharekura
Posted by wharekura
On Tuesday 12 Nov 2013 11:26 AM
1
tease tease tease got my eye on the ps4
 
 
 
kiwimike87
Posted by kiwimike87
On Wednesday 13 Nov 2013 12:34 AM
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why. why did i have to just use all my money investing in a first property