The narrative adventure genre might be a dying breed these days with the closure of Telltale Games, many like Pendulo Studios are ready to take on the mantle. Blacksad: Under is based on a Spanish comic book of the same name and both center around a cat detective, Blacksad, as he navigates the cutthroat world of 1950s New York.
Like many games, it's choice-based so the decision you make will affect your relationships with other characters as well as the direction of the story. Unlike most games, though, Blacksad forgoes the usual point and click which means you're gonna get your hands dirty in the detective work.
Delayed from its September 26th release, it's coming out on the PC and consoles this November 5th.
2. Just Dance 2020 on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC
Ubisoft's dance rhythm game continues on another year and its brought many of today's most popular artists along with it. Just Dance 2020 is expanding its roster to a global level. If you love Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and Billie Eilish, they're all there as usual.
But, they're also featuring KPOP sensation along with them. Like 2NE1, and the up and coming girl group Black Pink with Kill This Love. There really isn't much innovation going on here, but if Just Dance is your thing, you'll get to experience it on the consoles--including the Wii--this November 5th.
After being absent from last year's Olympics, SEGA and Nintendo are back at it again with another installment of their iconic sports party game. And, it's high time too because the Olympics are handing them the homecourt advantage. Play around with Sonic, Mario and their respective circles as you show off your skills in more than twenty different events.
Aside from the usual bunch, this Tokyo 2020 edition will also feature four new events. Get a kick out of Karate, ride the waves in surfing, play it cool in skateboarding, and make it to the top in Sport Climbing. Packed with new and old ways to get the heart pumping, it's coming out exclusively on the Switch on Nov 5th.
Yup. It's finally happening. A game that's being touted as Kojima's next big masterpiece is coming next month and hopefully, we'll get all the answers to all our burning questions. Or not.
From what we know so far, you'll get to play the role of Sam Porter Bridges as he fights against the breakdown of society caused by some mysterious force. Aside from being decidedly cloaked in mystery, Death Stranding is also populated by a cast of well-known personalities like Mads Mikkelson, Guillermo del Toro, Lea Seydoux, and Norman Reedus in center stage.
Prepare to be awed and maybe confused once it releases exclusively on the PlayStation this Nov 8th.
The hitherto unnamed Need for Speed game gets its official title and that means it can officially become more heated. Heat is coming out in celebration of the franchise's 25th Anniversary so we can expect to have a lot more of their signature street racing.
As a new title, Need for Speed Heat is also determined to be fresh. Welcome to Palm City, and get ready to outrun cops with a bunch of new customizations and compete in a set of all-new events. It's an open-world extravaganza in which you dilly dally by day and get to race seriously by night. There's reputations, heat levels, and so much more and it's coming out PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 8th.
Microsoft's Lucky fox is stepping out of his comfort zone. It was first released on the Oculus Rift and later on the Xbox One X, and next month on the Nintendo Switch. Reduced slightly by a dimension, NEW Super Lucky's tale will be a complete reimagining of the game in more ways than one. Not only do you get to play it differently, but you also get to experience it anew thanks to an array of new cutscenes to watch.
It wasn't exactly well-received in the Microsoft consoles, so this jump to the Switch will hopefully earn them more hearts by way of their new controller-friendly format. It's coming out on Nov 8th, 2019.
7. Rune II
Human Head Studios' RPG went through a few name iterations until they finally settled with the simple straightforward Rune II. One thing's for sure though, a new title is finally coming out. And, yes, it's an Epic Games Store exclusive.
If that's annoying to some, their co-founder Chris Rhinehart has been quick on providing updates to soothe the fanbase. Their pre-alpha footage may have been a little underwhelming, their new trailers have been looking better. We're assuming with more time in the oven, it'll be up and ready to serve a dose of Ragnarok when it comes out on the PCs this November 12th.
Bandai Namco is rolling out hit after hit these days and hopefully this will be the next. In Re Call To Exist, the streets of Tokyo are on the verge of collapse as the war rages on between the ghouls and Investigators.
It's a survival action game you scour the streets of Tokyo for answers and put an end to the war. This installment will present new Ghouls, as well as an array of new battle mechanics. It’s gonna be the first Tokyo Ghoul to come out to the West and it marks the coming together of the iconic characters from the original game. It's set to release Nov 14th, 2019.
9. Pokémon Sword and Shield
This next Pokemon game feels like it started on the wrong foot with the fanbase. First, there was the news about not getting to complete the Pokedex and there were criticisms against their previews' less than impressive graphics. But, the developers of Sword and Shield have slowly won us over bit by bit through the months. The good news are abounding.
Not only does it seem that the cut Pokemon are set to return eventually, but there's also the Dynamax and Gigantamax mechanics that level up battles. And with the cute faces of the starters lineup --and Farfetch’s hot new evolution, SirFetch’d--we are powerless to resist. It comes out exclusively on the Switch on November 15th.
Coming after a series of multiplayer duds, The Fallen Order returns Star Wars to the singleplayer format. In it, we'll see a Jedi entry that introduces a new character, Cal Kestis, who finds himself on the run from the Galactic Empire. Fallen Order is set shortly after the events of Revenge of the Sith, which means we'll a lot of the same, familiar universe we loved.
Their latest trailer doesn't just give us a closer look into Cal's mission, it also shows off all the cool lightsaber fights we'll get to experience. Sure, EA hasn't exactly had the best reputation and maybe Fallen Order can be their saving grace. It's coming out Nov 15th on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
11. Deemo Reborn
Rayark's popular rhythm game is taking on a new form. Following the critical success of their first title, Deemo, their mysterious eponymous character is reborn in virtual reality. With this kind of change, Deemo Reborn shapes up to be a complete overhaul of the title. It's not just tapping mechanics and 2D cutscenes anymore.
With the move to the PSVR comes a lush new world. Not only does it have new gameplay elements, the immersion is also leveled with the added voice acting in their cutscenes. It's gonna be a whole new way of experiencing Rayark's compelling first title, and it's coming out on the PlayStation this November 21st.
12. Doom Eternal on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Switch
A new kind of chaos is coming, it's coming to rain down on and heaven and hell. It all feels like we're at the renaissance of classic shooters, but if there's one title we're glad to see, it's this.
Doom has always been a franchise built around splitting open demonic heads. Doom Eternal is set to upgrade the formula by adding to their multitude of monster varieties with heaven's hordes. Luckily for us, they're just as ugly. Other than the story, there's also much in store for us in gameplay with the focus on mobility, and the multiplayer invasions mode where other players get to play the demons themselves. PC and console owners, even those on the Switch, better watch out on November 22nd.
We're still in FPS territory. This time, we look into the crosshairs of Sniper's latest entry. Set in modern-day Siberia, expect to witness a sea of white and prep for the long haul in waiting for that perfect kill opportunity.
Its latest trailer is tinged with what we hope is irony as it shows the violent killing side by side with verses from the Hebrew bible. Odd trailer aside, Ghost Warriors Contracts hopes to amp up the sniping experience with more realism in their sniping, stealth, and tactics. Given the franchise's history though, let's just say the expectations aren't high. Either way, it's coming the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 22nd.
14. Doom 64
Just as we're talking about Doom's long history. Well, that history is arriving on the Switch. Announced by Pete Hines from Bethesda Softworks, Doom 64 is all about bringing one classic Nintendo title to the new generation. And, it comes in time to celebrate the franchise's 25th anniversary.
It's not exactly packed with the usual bells and whistles. It's a vanilla version of their 30 action-packed levels, which veterans will be happy to relive. That, plus the privilege of being able to bring the iconic misadventures in hell wherever you go. It's set to release this Nov 22nd.
Already out on the PC and the Switch, the 6th installment of the Sid Meier's legendary strategy series is coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One too. It's just gonna be a port of the original title, but it also comes equipped with all the latest updates and refinements.
When it comes out next month, it's gonna be one of the first Civilization titles on the two consoles since 2008's Civilization Revolution for the PS4 and Xbox One. So, when it comes this November 22nd, it's gonna be a party for the would-be strategists on the platforms.