November games preview: Battlefield 2042, GTA: The Trilogy, CoD: Vanguard and more!

November brings big releases across all platforms, but make sure you have a strong connection, as the biggest releases shine the most online.


November is an excellent month for FPS lovers, as new games from two giant franchises: Call of Duty: Vanguard and Battlefield 2042, come crashing. Forza Horizon 5 is back on track and is an exclusive that boosts the Xbox lineup.

Do you know what these three games have in common? Lag will kill you more than anything else.

For RPG fans, especially Switch owners, we have the Pokémon remakes, Brilliant Diamond, and Shining Pearl, bringing the little monsters of four generations back. The unholy atmosphere of Shin Megami Tensei returns in its fifth numbered as a Nintendo-exclusive title.

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And after countless rumors, and to no one's surprise, GTA: The Trilogy has been announced and with a release date just around the corner. Check out all the November releases in the list below!

Demon Turf

Release Date: November 4 (PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|Series, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Mac)

Join Beebz in her ambitious goal of taking over the Demon Turfs and becoming the Demon Queen herself. Along the way, Beebz will face numerous enemies and challenges, whether in fights or puzzles, in this 3D platform game.

With unique mechanics like momentum-driven combat and self-placed checkpoints, you can revisit old levels after their liberated state to encounter numerous mechanical and environmental changes. Ultimately, face the Demon King head-on and grab the crown for yourself.

Just Dance 2022

Release Date: November 4 (PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|Series, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia)

Ready to shake your booty? Just Dance is Ubisoft's famous rhythm music game that is coming in its 22nd version. Several new songs have been added to the game, such as Believer by Imagine Dragons, Level up by Ciara, BOOMBAYAH by BLACKPINK, and a whole lot more.

With the game mode Sweat, you can create your own unique routine and personalized playlists to do some exercises after being cramped up in the pandemic all year long. Just Dance Unlimited subscribers can access more than 700 different songs that are sure to please everyone in your family.

The Binding of Isaac: Repentance

Release Date: November 4 (Xbox One|Series)

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth is a classic roguelike from developer Nicalis, and Repentance is the latest chapter in the saga. This DLC adds several updates to the base game to deliver an experience that the developer has rated as "greater than any sequel."

Boasting over 5,000+ new rooms designs, 25+ new bosses, and more than 700 items in total, the developers promises over 500 hours of gameplay. Holy hell, this is the kind of game that you will probably want to get outside of Game Pass. The Binding of Isaac: Repentance was released for PC on March 31 and will release later on for Playstation 4|5 and Switch, probably in late December.

Where Cards Fall

Release Date: November 4 (Nintendo Switch and PC)

Where Cards Fall is a hit puzzle slice of life game where you build houses from cards. The card's motions and transition to houses are smooth and enchanting. The game was first released on Apple Arcade in 2019 and is getting its version for Switch and PC.

If more Apple Arcade previously exclusive games are being ported, fingers crossed that games like Fantasian also does. It's a JRPG that everyone should be able to play, no matter the platform.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Release Date: November 5 (PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|Series, and PC)

Call of Duty: Vanguard is the next game in Activision's Call of Duty franchise. Players will journey back to explore World War II in its final years and stop the Axis of Evil before they can escape with a path toward resurgence.

Vanguard will mark a new phase by integrating with Warzone and sharing Battle Pass, ranking, and weaponry. The game will also feature classic multiplayer modes like Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and the revamped Zombies co-op mode. Crossplay will be available from launch.

Blue Reflection: Second Light

Release Date: November 9 (Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC)

Koei Tecmo and Gust will soon release their new JRPG Blue Reflection: Second Light, a direct sequel to Blue Reflection. The game follows three students who are magically transported to a floating academy and must search for a way home, with the only memory retained being that of their names.

Second Light presents turn-based combat gameplay with an exploration system familiar to most RPGs. Furthermore, our protagonist, Ao Hoshizaki, can interact with other girls, expanding their bonds and unlocking new powers in battle. The crafting system relies on the other girls, and the effect changes according to your partner.

Disney Classic Games Collection

Release Date: November 9 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC)

This bundle of classic Disney games contains Aladdin, The Lion King, and The Jungle Book. This is the latest and greatest compilation of classic Disney games based on some of the most beloved movies of all time.

If you already own the Disney Classic Games: Aladdin And The Lion King, this one will function as a DLC, with a reduced price, and add The Jungle Book and Capcom's 1993 Super Nintendo version of Aladdin.

Football Manager 2022

Release Date: November 9 (Xbox One|Series and PC)

Football Manager is one of the most popular football - or soccer - franchises ever made. It allows the user to choose a team to make all possible managerial and tactical decisions. As manager of your team, your goal is to consolidate your legacy among the greats. Along the way, you will discover and sign the great stars of the future, using data analysis to power your recruitment strategy.

For Game Pass users, expect the game to be available on its launch day. You would get two weeks early access if you pre-ordered it, so you might already be managing your team as you read this piece.

Forza Horizon 5

Release Date: November 9 (Xbox One|Series and PC)

Forza Horizon 5 is the powerhouse racing game exclusive to Microsoft platforms. The new game in the franchise will take players to explore a new version of Mexico full of different and unique landscapes. The studio also revealed that the game will have 11 different biomes distributed across the map. Alongside the new weather system, you can venture to tropical beaches, canyons, jungles, swamps, deserts, and volcano peaks.

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Forza Horizon 5 introduces a new Horizon Arcade. This consists of a series of mini-multiplayer games scattered around the map. EventLab, a toolkit in which players can create custom games, races, and more depending on their personal preferences, and a new feature called Forza Link, an AI assistant that tracks players' current status, helping them connect with other players online and play together.

Jurassic World Evolution 2

Release Date: November 9 (PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|Series, and PC)

Jurassic World Evolution 2 is a sequel to the dinosaur park management game. In it, players can create new establishments in different biomes. There's a brand new mode called Chaos Theory, in which the player can react to famous events from the original films, with decisions resonating in different and unexpected ways.

The brand new, immersive narrative campaign is voiced by cast members across the Jurassic World film franchise. Jurassic World Evolution 2 will certainly please management games enthusiasts, dinosaur lovers, and Ross Geller.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition

Release Date: November 11 (PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|Series X|S, and PC)

Bethesda must be competing with Rockstar on who can re-release old games on new consoles for the longest time. Ten years after its launch, Skyrim is getting a new edition.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition will feature the Skyrim Special Edition and over 500 elements from Creation Club, the modding platform where Bethesda developers and partner creators make available their unique costumes, weapons, environments and gameplay.

Anniversary edition contents include the DLCs Dragonborn, Dawnguard, and the Hearthfire so you can mod your houses with the Creation Club and simulate the Empire State on the block next to Markarth.

GTA: The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition

Release Date: November 11 (PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|Series, Nintendo Switch, and PC)

After numerous leaks and rumors, GTA: The trilogy was finally announced. It will include Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The trifecta will come with across-the-board upgrades for the new generation, including incredible lighting and environment improvements, high-resolution textures, longer rendering distances, Grand Theft Auto V-style controls, and targeting, and more.

Shin Megami Tensei V

Release Date: November 12 (Nintendo Switch)

Announced in 2017, the exclusive to Nintendo Switch, Shin Megami Tensei V, will finally launch. SMT V places the player in a demon-infested world shrouded in constant warfare, and through an unexpected fusion, the student protagonist will have the power to help end the conflict.

With similar mechanics to its predecessors, you face demons in battles but must also employ diplomacy to gain new allies. Face punishing turn-based combats, where finding the enemy's weakness is essential for victory. Between this war of gods and demons, claim Godhood and show everyone around who's the real badass.

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One

Release Date: November 16 (PlayStation 5, Xbox One|Series, and PC)

Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One is set on the fictional island of Cordona, where Sherlock and his friend John grew up. In the game's story, they must discover the truth behind the mysterious death of Sherlock's mother, which no one has been able to explain.

As you improve your investigative skills in this adventure game, players can choose how they progress and solve problems, either by brute force or through wit - like the homonymous protagonist.

Battlefield 2042

Release Date: November 19 (PlayStation 4|5, Xbox One|Series, and PC)

Battlefield 2042 is the next game in the popular and iconic first-person shooter franchise from Electronic Arts and studio DICE. The game boasts a more futuristic look and abandons the past World Wars to create a new large-scale conflict between the United States and Russia. A third party comes into play as a new faction of humanity that has lost its lands and countries, known as No-Pats.

On the new-generation consoles and PC, matches will have up to 128 players maximizing the destruction of the environment and causing havoc all around. Moreover, Battlefield 2042 will feature real-time events, which modifies the battlefield and how to face your enemies.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Release Date: November 19 (Nintendo Switch)

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is a remake of the classic Nintendo games, originally released for Nintendo DS in 2006, that introduced the Sinnoh region and the fourth generation of little monsters to the series.

As well as up-close-and-personal battle scenes, both games are updated with the user-friendly features found in recent Pokémon core series video games. Reportedly, the remakes won't have the National Pokedex, and players will only find Pokemon from the first through fourth generations.

Death's Door

Release Date: November 23 (PlayStation 4|5 and Nintendo Switch)

Already released for Xbox and PC, Death's Door was recently announced for Playstation and Switch.

We play this action game as Crow, a reaper who must collect three souls to open Death's Door. In the midst of his mission, Crow realizes that something strange is happening to the doors and must find out what is causing this disorder.

The fast-paced combat will put you against mythical creatures and demigods, whom you shall defeat with melee weapons, arrows, and magic. Gain an advantage by customizing your character stats and mastering the abilities you acquire.

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

Release Date: November 23 (PlayStation 4|5 and PC)

Update: Endwalker's release was postponed to December.

It's finally here. Endwalker is Square Enix's new Final Fantasy XIV expansion and the story's conclusion that began in A Realm Reborn. The expansion will bring heavy Final Fantasy IV references and send our Warrior of Light to the moon, where supposedly Zodiark, the primal of darkness, is sealed. Our mission now is to definitively stop the Ascian from re-enacting the Final Days.

Endwalker will feature two new Jobs, the melee DPS Reaper and the healer Sage. The male version of the Viera race; new towns like Old Sharlayan and Radz-at-Han; the Myths of the Realm series of alliance raids which will reveal more about the Eorzea pantheon; and a whole lot more. It's certainly a great time to be an FFXIV player, but let's hope the servers can handle the massive crowd that will log in on Endwalker's launch day.

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Release Date: November 30 (PlayStation 4|5 and Xbox One|Series)

Evil Genius 2: World Domination was previously released for PC in early 2021 and is finally getting the console versions - Game Pass subscribers, you know the drill. Evil Genius 2 is a simulation and strategy game where players are put in the control of the villain, an evil genius, and must put his plans for world domination into action.

Defend your operations from the Forces of Justice, build your base, and train your minions to take over the globe! Being bad has never been so good.

Murillo Zerbinatto
Murillo is a passionate lover of role-playing games, fantasy books and super powers' anime. Has just begun a career in game writing, hoping to one day co-write Final Fantasy XVII.