After an already very busy and impressive 2023, we are almost at the end of the year. But before we get to December and the admittedly very few games that seem scheduled to come out in that month, we have November to go through. The coming month has a number of huge and anticipated games that will make their debut, so with plenty to look forward to, let’s get to this penultimate installment of Games To Look For.
Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story (PC, Switch) – Nov. 1
Riot Forge’s latest attempt to expand the world of League of Legends has led Tequila Works to create a story-driven single-player adventure. Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story explores the bond between boy and yeti and takes players to the frozen reaches of Freljord to learn more about the past and the truth that defines Nunu and Willump’s past, while meeting various League of Legends characters along the way, such as Braum, Ornn and Volibear.
Robocop: Rogue City (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – November 2
Robocop is an icon of the 1980s, and like many of the characters made famous during that period, has struggled a bit since then. But with that said, Teyon wants to give Detroit’s best part man, part machine law enforcer his time in the sun again in the gory and action-packed Robocop: Rogue City. In this first-person shooter, you root out criminals and enforce the law in a city awash in crime and injustice.
WarioWare: Move It! (Switch) – 3 November
This fall is full of new Mario adventures, and in the spirit of it, Mario’s antagonist is joining in on the fun, too. Wario is back for the latest installment in his minigame series, where this game asks players to use Joy-Cons to punch, dance and wiggle through all sorts of different silly activities, in a game aptly titled, WarioWare: Move It!
EA Sports WRC (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – 3
For the longest time, KT Racing has had the rights to make official WRC video games, but this is no longer the case, as EA’s Codemasters has now taken over this responsibility. To this end, EA Sports WRC will be the first Codemasters entry to return to the world of official WRC games, with a modern physics engine, larger and more detailed tracks and multiple ways to make the career your own, and more.
Football Manager 2024 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, Netflix) – Nov. 6
We know what you’re thinking, Netflix listed as a platform? For Football Manager 2024 this is exactly the case, as in the past the long-running sports simulation game makes its debut as one of four versions. Football Manager 2024 comes to PC, Football Manager 2024 Console comes to Xbox and PlayStation systems, Football Manager 2024 Touch lands on Switch, and Football Manager 2024 Mobile launches specifically on Netflix as one of its gaming offerings.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – Nov. 9
It’s been a while since we’ve had a new Yakuza game with Kazuma Kiryu at the forefront, but thankfully Ryu Ga Gotoko Studio is looking to rectify that with Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name. In this next chapter in Kiryu’s story, the former yakuza member turned cop is pulled out of his life, away from prying eyes to stop a mysterious individual who is trying to drive him out of his hiding place and reveal his presence to those who long thought Kiryu was dead.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – Nov. 10
Perhaps the biggest game of the month and the most anticipated title for the rest of 2023, Activision’s various developers have once again teamed up to bring the next chapter of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series to life. In this third installment of the rebooted series, Captain Price and Task Force 141 fight to prevent the ultra-nationalist criminal Makarov from continuing his campaign of terror. With multiplayer heavily inspired by 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 and a fresh Zombies experience from Treyarch, fans of the series will have plenty to unpack when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III makes its debut.
The Day Before (PC) – Nov. 10
There is still a huge amount of uncertainty surrounding this game, as many are still clamoring to know more about this project from Fntastic. But with its release scheduled for Nov. 10, it won’t be long before The Day Before makes its debut on PC and sees players take to a multiplayer open world with the intention of surviving threats from other players.
Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR (Meta Quest 2 & 3) – Nov. 16
We don’t often include virtual reality games on Games To Look For, but given the size of the Assassin’s Creed series, we couldn’t stop Assassin’s Creed Nexus VR from making the cut. This VR title literally puts players in the shoes of Ezio, Connor and Kassandra and takes place over three unique time periods and tells untold stories based on three of the series’ most beloved and iconic protagonists. Coming to Meta Quest 2 and 3 platforms, Nexus VR aims to be the most immersive Assassin’s Creed yet.
Persona 5 Tactica (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – Nov. 17
The Persona series has told many different stories over the years, and in November, Persona 5 Tactica aims to add to that. In the all-new spin-off story, several fan-favorite characters return to help a mysterious revolutionary named Erina in a dangerous quest while using turn-based combat as the basis for battles.
Super Mario RPG (Switch) – Nov. 17
November concludes with a remake of the very first Mario RPG. Overhauled to be suitable for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario RPG sees Mario and his friends embark on the quest to repair the Star Road, while stopping the sinister Smithy Gang along the way. With an isometric play perspective and plenty of mini-games to enjoy, Super Mario RPG features an unlikely array of heroes, including Bowser, the magical Mallow and the puppet Geno.
And that about does it for this installment of Games To Look For. As is the case most years, as we reach the second half of November, game launch schedules slow down as publishers and developers wind down for the holidays. Still, be sure to join us next month to see what the much, much more stable December 2023 wants to bring to the table.