November is usually one of the busiest months of the year for the wholesale trade of video games. This November has a number of big releases scheduled, but compared to previous years it’s relatively quiet. However, you could argue that this month’s releases will become some of the biggest of the year, including the following.
Pokemon Sword and Shield
The first mainline Pokemon games in the RPG timeline for Nintendo Switch launch on the 22nd of November. The base games will cost £44.99 for the standard editions, or £49.99 each for a steelbook edition. There is also a double pack available, the Dual Edition, which will cost £99.99.
Nintendo Switch Lite Zacian and Zamazenta Edition
This special edition Nintendo Switch Lite console is grey, with Legendary Pokemon designs on the back. The console costs £199.99 by itself, £229.00 with either Pokemon Sword or Shield, and around £300 with the Dual Edition, though this package has largely sold out.
Death Stranding is a PlayStation 4 exclusive that launches on the 8th of November, and has already polarised critics in reviews. The game is unlike anything that’s been released before, and it seems as though not everyone enjoys that. The game costs £49.99 for the standard edition, £69.99 for the steelbook special edition, which comes with some additional in-game items, or £174.99 for the Collector’s Edition, which comes with a number of physical extras including a replica BB. There is also a Death Stranding Limited Edition PlayStation 4 Pro console available for pre-order at £379.99, which comes with a custom designed console and Dualshock 4 controller.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is said to be the best Star Wars game in a generation, following one of the padawans that survived the events of Star Wars Episode 3. The game launches on the 15th of November for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and will cost £54.99 for the standard version. A light up collector’s box edition is also available for £89.99, coming with a number of physical extras, or £99.99 for the deluxe version. The deluxe edition without the physical extras adds in-game digital items, and costs £62.99.
Need for Speed: Heat
In Need for Speed: Heat players take on the streets of a fictional Miami, working their way through the illegal street racing scene whilst avoiding the relentless police force. The game launches on the 8th of November for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and is available for pre-order for £49.99 for the standard edition. A steelbook edition costs £56.99, and a collector’s edition is available for £99.99, which comes with a number of physical items, including a notebook and magnets.
Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
In Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, players will compete in mini-games themed around the Olympics, and Tokyo 2020, whilst taking on the role of various Mario and Sonic characters. The game launches on the 8th of November for Nintendo Switch exclusively.
Just Dance 2020
Just Dance 2020 is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Nintendo Wii on the 5th of November. The game is the latest iteration of the Just Dance franchise, and tasks players with mimicking dance moves on the screen using a camera or controller. The game will cost £49.99 on Nintendo Switch, £39.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and £29.99 on Nintendo Wii.
Football Manager 2020
Football Manager 2020 is the latest version of the Football Manager series. The game puts players in the role of the manager of any football team in the world, allowing them to manage them and follow their progress for as long as they want. The game is exclusive to PC, and launches on PC for £44.99.
Shenmue is a PlayStation 4 exclusive, and launches on the 19th of November. The game is the long-awaited third entry to the Shenmue series, which inspired games like the Yakuza franchise, filled with side activities for players to enjoy. The standard version of the game comes with a steelbook case and costs £49.99, and the collector’s edition costs around £100, though it’s out of stock with most retailers.
Civilization 6 is already available for PC and Nintendo Switch, but is launching for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on the 22nd of November. The game will launch with some of the pre-existing DLC, though the Gathering Storm and Rise & Fall DLC will be additional purchases. The game is currently available for pre-order at £44.99.
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King
Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King are remastered versions of the original games. These beloved titles have been highly anticipated for a long time, because they are the original way many games got into gaming. The games launched on the 1st of November, and are available for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for £29.99.