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OCT 29 2021

New Video Game Releases November 2021

Here we go again with a fresh list of new game releases for November. In hindsight, October did manage to raise the bar of quality games with titles like FIFA 22, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, Far Cry 6, Metroid Dread, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy or Mario Party Superstars and more. For November, we’re going to war on different FPS battlefields, racing through mesmerizing scenery, becoming an all-star with some new dance moves, and even upgrading our managing skills with a new tycoon-type game.

The Season of Unconditional Gaming is Here

For gamers, the start of the colder season is a welcomed one: your favorite console is always there to keep you company. And oh, boy, did the developers deliver. November is full of unique FPS, action, RPG, survival and rhythm games.

This month, we take a closer look at the new Call of Duty: Vanguard and Jurassic World Evolution 2 for the PlayStation. We also check what Microsoft has to say about FPS games with the latest Battlefield 2042, and we go for a crazy ride in the new Forza Horizon 5. Lastly, we'll try to survive the thrills of the new World War Z and Just Dance 2022 game for the Nintendo Switch.

New Video Game Releases for PlayStation in November

Call of Duty: Vanguard

The two biggest first-person shooters are out this month for the more competitive players out there. The new installment of the COD series, Call of Duty: Vanguard, is here to bring back the high-intensity combat of World War ll. You'll be able to experience the origins of Special Forces in four pivotal events from one of the biggest wars in our history. The online multiplayer mode has had an excellent upgrade of twenty maps to play with your virtual comrades. What's totally new is a "franchise-first" zombie crossover in the latest Call of Duty: Warzone mode.

As for the graphics, they’re even better than the 2019 release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, which is developed in the earlier version of the IW 8.0 engine. This new release is specially optimized for current-gen consoles, like the PlayStation 5 and 4.

Hype Meter: 4/5

  • Release date: November 5, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Sledgehammer Games
  • Genre: First-person shooter, multiplayer
  • Trailer: Launch Trailer

Jurassic World Evolution 2

Following the success of the first Jurassic World Evolution, the sequel is even bigger, better and stronger. The dinosaur theme park management simulator raised the bar with more than 75 prehistoric species to keep track of in various detailed environments. The new game introduces a story mode, where you continue the story of the blockbuster movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom with the assistance of famous characters, like Dr. Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum) and Claire Dearing (Bryce Dallas Howard). Build, micromanage, and bioengineer dinosaurs (now with fan-favorite, flying and marine reptiles) and watch them seek territory in the harsh world of theme park habitats.

Hype Meter: 3/5

  • Release date: November 7, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: Frontier Developments
  • Genre: Strategy, sim, management, business tycoon
  • Trailer: Announcement Trailer

New Video Game Releases for Xbox in November

Battlefield 2042

The other huge FPS-multiplayer shooter is Battlefield 2042, the competitor of Call of Duty. It’s like Coca-Cola and Pepsi - both are pioneers in their field, with their own pros and cons. Community-wise, both games are highly competitive and stand as a go-to when you want to try out your skills in challenging virtual battlefields.

Battlefield 2042 is the new addition to the series with enhanced graphics and tools thanks to the savage hardware of the latest consoles. DICE, the developer company, decided to ditch the single-player mode, but let's be honest, it was never the strongest point of the franchise. But with the support of up to 128 players, you are definitely going to enjoy some war stories. The vast environments went through an amazing touch-up. You’ll have to adapt to dynamically changing battlegrounds with tornadoes, crazy sandstorms and some not-so-friendly rocket launches. Your squad can also prove their worth in new and returning game modes like Conquest, Breakthrough and Hazard Zone.

Hype Meter: 5/5

  • Release date: November 19, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, PC
  • Developer: DICE
  • Genre: First-person shooter, multiplayer
  • Trailer: Official Gameplay Trailer

Forza Horizon 5

We already talked a lot about Forza Horizon 5 in our E3 Recap. So naturally, we are excited to finally take our place behind the steering wheel in this racing simulator game. The stage is set in Mexico, in significantly dangerous and stunning landscapes, enhanced with ray-tracing, and optimized for the 4K, 60 fps enthusiasts on the Xbox Series X.

So what’s different other than the amazingly life-like graphics? Eleven ever-changing biomes for starters. Where the dynamically changing weather can get you in a tight situation quickly. Choosing from hundreds of amazing race cars and wild locations ranging from jungles, rolling hills and deserts - Forza Horizon 5 is definitely looking to be the showcase game for next-gen racing or the Gran Turismo for Xbox.

Hype Meter: 4/5

New Video Game Releases for Nintendo Switch in November

World War Z

Survival is our primary instinct and the inspiration for many movies and video games. Just like surviving a zombie apocalypse, where the only chance to live is to hack-and-slash your way out of the horde. After the mild success of Days Gone came another zombie survival game, called World War Z. The game's central premise is to pick up the movie's story of the same name, where humanity is on the brink of extinction. You have to fight your way out of the attack from the dangerously intelligent mob in a 4-player online co-op mode. Nintendo Switch users must prepare for the zombie Swarm, where the herd behaves like real crowds. You can choose your character from up to six classes, each with unique perks and styles. And most importantly, you can customize your weapons to the level of difficulty - giving you a fighting chance.

Hype Meter: 4/5

  • Release date: November 2, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, PC, Switch
  • Developer: Saber Interactive
  • Genre: Survival horror, shooter
  • Trailer: Nintendo Switch Release Date Trailer

Just Dance 2022

Dancing games have come a long way from their origin in Japanese arcades. Classics like Dance Dance Revolution brought up legends and forced parents all over to get a dancing mat in the living room for the kids. The Just Dance series is the successor of the genre, which managed to get its place in the hall of fame by innovating new ways to play. These days, you can even dance along by using the motion sensor of your cellphone and TV.

The newest addition, Just Dance 2022 uses the Nintendo Switch's camera to track your movement and to get your sick moves into the next level. The gameplay is quite similar to titles past, but Just Dance was always mostly about the addition of the latest hit songs anyway. You can find pieces from megastars like Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga and bands like Imagine Dragons, or theme songs of Disney's Frozen 2. Get on your dancing shoes; we're here to dance the night away.

Hype Meter: 3/5

  • Release date: November 4, 2021
  • Playable on: PS5, XSX/S, PS4, XBO, Switch, Stadia
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Genre: Rhythm, Music
  • Trailer: Official Song List

‘Tis the Season for Gaming

We hope you enjoyed this month's review of our favorite PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch releases. As you can expect, there's a lot more to come this holiday season and trust us, it's getting harder to choose the best of the best. But December will surely continue the winning streak of excellent releases, like the super artistic Solar Ash for the PlayStation 5, Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp for the Nintendo Switch or Halo Infinite for the Xbox series. And, possibly, the release of the Steam Deck. Be sure to check out our run-down next month!

Other Game Releases to Look Out For in November

Dundle is your one-stop shop for all things gaming, so sharing the latest gaming news is our priority. Sony announced that their US customers can directly register and buy a PlayStation 5 from their site as a piece of exciting news. Let’s hope, Europe gets the same privileges during the holidays.

We will always keep you up to date on when your favorite games are available, whether you prefer playing on an Xbox One, PlayStation 5, or Steam. Plus, we have all the game keys and gaming gift cards you desire, making perfect gifts for friends, family, and when you just want to treat yourself. No matter if you're looking for the latest big release that is on everyone's list, like the new Grand Theft Auto release, or trying to find a more obscure Deluxe Edition or Remastered Collection, we can help find what you're looking for.

Mark Hanyecz
Written by Mark Hanyecz