New Releases usually highlights five big games in every episode, but that would be a real disservice this time, considering the imminent launches of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. You can also read our Xbox Series X review now, as well as our PS5 review. The next generation of consoles kicks off with heavy hitters like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Bugsnax, Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Godfall. Just after the launches comes Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. And since we can’t leave Nintendo out, this episode also takes a look at Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Here are the top video game releases on all the major platforms this month.
- 1 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla — November 10 (PS4, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC, Stadia) / November 12 (PS5)
- 2 Dirt 5 — November 10 (Series X/S) / November 12 (PS5)
- 3 Bugsnax — November 12
- 4 Demon’s Souls — November 12
- 5 Spider-Man: Miles Morales — November 12
- 6 Godfall — November 12
- 7 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War — November 13
- 8 Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity — November 20
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla — November 10 (PS4, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC, Stadia) / November 12 (PS5)
Available on: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC, Stadia
The next entry in the Assassin’s Creed saga is set in the Viking era. As tribe leader Eivor, you’ll lead your people in raids across the isle of Great Britain. You’ll pillage villages, build your own encampment, and even dip back into social stealth. Expect more info on the mysterious Hidden Ones too.
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Dirt 5 — November 10 (Series X/S) / November 12 (PS5)
Available on: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC
Dirt 5 will already be out on current-gen consoles by the time the new ones arrive, and you’ll be able transfer your saves from Xbox One to Series X/S (unfortunately you cannot do the same from PS4 to PS5). What awaits you in this rally racing game is a variety of tracks around the world, each with dynamic weather conditions. You can take on a rival driver in career mode, too.
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Bugsnax — November 12
Available on: PS4, PS5, PC
The titular Bugsnax are little edible creatures that live on a mysterious island, and it’s up to you to catch them for the citizens, a species called the Grumpus, of Snaxburg. Doing so requires a bit of puzzle-solving and carrying out quests for each Grumpus. Even better, you can get it for free on PS5 as one of PlayStation Plus’s November games! The game will remain free for a few months. This means you can still snag it if you happen to get your system a little later.
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Demon’s Souls — November 12
Available on: PS5
The game that kicked off the Soulsborne trend is back, remade for PS5 by the same team that brought Shadow of the Colossus to PS4. It’s a faithful remake, so don’t expect to see a new Archstone. However, there are slick new weapon animations and optional visual filters. You can even revisit the Archstones in Fractured Mode, which mirrors the levels.
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Spider-Man: Miles Morales — November 12
Available on: PS4, PS5
This isn’t a sequel to 2018’s Spider-Man game; it’s a standalone adventure where you control the titular Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker. Miles has his own set of suits–including a rad outfit from Into the Spiderverse–that come with their own special abilities. He can go invisible, discharge electricity, and more. Additionally, there’s a free upgrade from the PS4 version to PS5 if you aren’t able to grab the new console for a while.
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Godfall — November 12
Available on: PS5, PC
The very first confirmed PS5 game is just around the corner. This looter-slasher published by Gearbox is set in a world divided by the five elements: fire, water, earth, air, and spirit. Likewise, you can choose from five different Knight classes and fight with a variety of weapons, each with their own flashy attacks.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War — November 13
Available on: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC
The latest in the Call of Duty series retells the events after the first Black Ops game. Set during the Reagan era, you’ll be carrying out covert missions all over the world in the campaign. The usual multiplayer modes are back, along with new options via Fireteam. And yes, there are zombies, too.
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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity — November 20
Available on: Switch
The next Hyrule Warriors game is set 100 years before the events of Breath of the Wild. You can take control of Link, Zelda, Impa, and the Four Champions as you battle Ganon’s forces musou-style. Expect some traditional Zelda puzzles along with all that combat, too. You can try out a demo now if you’re curious.
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There are way more games coming in November, of course. Check out GameSpot’s list of all the confirmed PS5 and Xbox Series X/S launch games for the complete info. New Releases will be back next week with a closer look at more upcoming games, including Destiny 2’s Beyond Light expansion and Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory.