2020 is getting closer and closer to the end and game studios seem intent on wrapping up the year in style. A great number of games are releasing in November and I’m here to share the best ones with you.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
I can’t tell you just how excited I am for this game! I am a big Assassin’s Creed fan and this game mixes it up with Viking history, which is pretty amazing.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is an open-world action adventure game in which players take on the role of Eivor, a Viking raider who journeys with fellow Vikings all the way to Anglo-Saxon shores. Their plan is to raid and conquer land, but things go sour and Eivor gets mixed up in a conflict between the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templar Order.
In Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, players can choose whether Eivor is a man or a woman, and can fully personalize the character, including their hair, warpaint, clothing, and even tattoos. There are a ton of weapons to use, and combat has been changed to allow dual wielding – heck yeah!
There are a bunch of other new features, all of which we will discover on Nov. 12 when the game releases.
Observer: System Redux
Horror games are my jam and the re-release of Observer: System Redux has me majorly intrigued. And this isn’t just any horror game – it allegedly requires a good deal of critical thinking.
The player will take on the role of Daniel Lazarski, a detective with the Observers’ police unit, a unit that hacks people’s brain implants in order to interrogate suspects (yes, this is all in the future). To me, it sounds like an Altered Carbon and Matrix mix, which is undeniably cool – but also the stuff of nightmares, if it ever happened in real life.
Anyway, Daniel has augmented vision, electromagnetic vision, and bio vision, all of which will help him in his mission to find his son Adam, and solve a bunch of mysteries and crimes in the process.
The game was first released back in 2017, and is now coming to PC and Xbox X, on Nov. 10.
XIII is a 2003 first-person shooter game centered on a man by the name of XIII who suddenly awakes with amnesia. To discover his identity, he will use literally every weapon, gadget, and very morally questionable option at his disposal.
XIII: Remake is out on Nov. 10, 2020.
Just Dance 2021
We are all familiar with the Just Dance franchise and many of us have embarrassed ourselves playing it or trying to play it, myself include.
Like previous titles in the franchise, Just Dance 2021 will be released on multiple platforms, but for the first time the Nintendo Wii will not be among them. My Wii console was sad to hear that.
Now, what sort of songs can we expect to dance to in this edition? Just Dance 2021 features a pretty good range of genres and artists, such as Billie Eilish, The Sunlight Shakers, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Jérôme Francis, Eminem, and many others.
If you plan on dancing your 2020 traumas away, Just Dance 2021 comes out on Nov. 12.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
Here we go again. It’s time for the seventh game in the Call of Duty franchise and I couldn’t be happier about it. It is meant to be the direct sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops, so I’m getting my hopes up right now. I loved Black Ops.
Cold War is set in the early 1980s and follows the story of a CIA officer by the name of Russel Adler, as he chases down an alleged Soviet spy called Perseus.
The multiplayer mode will be quite similar to the previous games’, but will also introduce the Fireteam mode, which allows for a 40-player round. Plus, cross-platform play will be a thing, which is pretty cool for those who prefer to play on console but don’t want to split up from their friends on PC.
Black Ops Cold War will also be featuring a new storyline for the Zombie mode. It’s going to be called Dark Aether, which will continue the story of the Aether from Black Ops 4.
Cold War comes out on Nov. 13.
Last on the list is Vigor. Vigor is a survival shooter game set in a dystopian post-apocalyptic Norway. Players a.k.a. Outlanders will have to search for resources and food, and build shelters to protect themselves from the harsh environment and hostile creatures. There will be a good range of game modes, such as Shootout and Elimination.
Vigor shows a ton of promise. There are 700k people playing the Early Access, and when it was released on Xbox One back in 2019 it became one of the top 20 most played Xbox One titles. Right now, the game is nominated for three Czech Game of The Year Awards.
Vigor will be released on Playstation 4 and 5 on Nov. 25.
And that is our list for November! Thanks for reading, and stay tuned to SQUAD for more monthly upcoming game release lists – we’ll have our last one for 2020 very soon!