Coming to Stores: November 20th Edition

Please note dates are subject to change, and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. DLC is highlighted in blue. Digital releases (excluding PC-only titles) are highlighted in green.

Console/PC

Multi-platform:

  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (PS3, Wii, PC & X360)
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS3 & X360)
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (PS3 & X360)
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Hitman: Absolution (PS3, PC & X360)
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Rise of the Guardians (PS3, Wii & X360)
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Sleeping Dogs: Square-Enix Character pack (DLC – PS3, PC & X360)
  • Tuesday/Wednesday, November 20/21 ~ The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – No Time Left  (PS3, PC & X360)

X360 only:

  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Victorious: Time to Shine
  • Wednesday, November 21 ~ Pinball FX 2: Marvel Pinball Civil War table
Wii U launch titles:
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Assassin’s Creed 3
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Batman: Arkham City- Armored Edition
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Ben 10: Omniverse
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Chasing Aurora
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Darksiders II
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Funky Barn
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Game Party Champions
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Just Dance 4
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Little Inferno
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Nano Assault Neo
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ NBA 2K13
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Nintendoland
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Puddle
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Rabbids Land
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ SiNG Party
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Skylanders Giants
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Tank! Tank! Tank!
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Tekken Tag Tournament 2: Wii U Edition
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Transformers Prime: The Game
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Trine 2: Director’s Cut
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Warriors Orochi 3 Hyper
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Wipeout 3
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2013
  • Sunday, November 18 ~ ZombiU

PC only:

  • Monday, November 19 ~ Little Inferno
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Assassin’s Creed III
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Cities in Motion: London
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Planetside 2
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Wednesday, November 21 ~ Reef Shot
  • Thursday, November 22 ~ Iron Sky: Invasion
  • Friday, November 23 ~ Real Heroes: Firefighter

Playstation 3 only:

  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Clan of Champions
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Zen Pinball 2: Marvel Pinball Civil War table (DLC)

There’s a whole new system launching this week, I’m pretty sure I don’t need to announce that. For those of you interested in the system, be sure to stay tuned for waves of reviews as our writers try to cover as much as they can. For the rest of us who won’t be getting the system anytime soon, things are finally slowing down. We still have Hitman: Absolution, though, Agent 47s fifth tour around the block. A mechanic similar to “detective mode” from the stellar Batman games by Rocksteady finds a new home in Absolution, allowing Agent 47 to anticipate enemy movements.

Clearly the biggest release this week (aside from the Wii U..possibly) is the final episode of The Walking Dead. Episode five will wrap up the first season of the series. Many people have grown very attached to the title and for good reason, as it has certainly delivered an emotional, choice-driven narrative that makes you regret even the best decisions.

You can’t forget the almighty Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale either. Until writing this, I didn’t realize the ironic (probably planned) timing of this Smash Bros. “clone” coming out when the Wii U launches. Even with the similarities, what I played at E3 was really fun. I’m a little disappointed my favorite heroine, Lightning, wasn’t in the final roster, but am hopeful she will be a DLC character down the road.

Free-to-play game Planetside 2 comes out this week. On the surface, it looks a lot like MAG, the failed FPS from Zipper Interactive, with you choosing a faction and fighting in a persistent online battle. Our Editor-in-Chief actually missed meeting up with us at an appointment at E3 because he was so involved in playing it, so that should tell you something. Being free, if online shooters on PC are your thing, you have no excuse not to check it out.

Handheld

3DS:

  • Sunday, November 18 ~ Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion (3DS)
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (3DS)
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?! (3DS & DS)
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Rise of the Guardians (3DS & DS)
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Kids Learn & Play: Pets and Vets Bundle (DS)
  • Thursday, November 22 ~ Crashmo (3DS Digital – eShop)
  • Thursday, November 22 ~ Spirit Hunters Inc.: Light (DSiWare – eShop)
  • Thursday, November 22 ~ Spirit Hunters Inc.: Shadow (DSiWare – eShop)

Vita:

  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Jet Set Radio
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Persona 4 Golden
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Sine Mora
  • Tuesday, November 20 ~ Zen Pinball 2: Marvel Pinball Civil War table (DLC)

This is a golden week for the Vita. Not only does it finally get Playstation Plus support, which gives access to five free PSV games at any time, but it gets three solid games added to it’s rather small library. The first being a port of the Playstation 2 classic, Persona 4 Golden. Our reviewer has had it for a bit now, so expect that review very, very soon.

SEGA’s Jet Set Radio also comes to the Vita, and is free for PS+ members. It’s been on PSN for a little while now, and this game (much like the last) really does have a big following. I’m sure it’ll transition over well to the handheld, too.

Let’s not forget the new Zen Pinball 2 table, either, modeled after the Marvel Civil War mini-series. For me, this is one of the defining moments in Marvel history, and a story arch that I can never get enough of. It’s also available on other platforms, but pinball on the go is far better than pinball on a big TV. If you buy it on PS3 or Vita, you get it on the other platform too. It’s hard to argue that that isn’t awesome.

So, what will you be buying this week? One step further, how much are you spending on Black Friday sales? Let us know in the comments below!

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Author: Don Parsons View all posts by
Starting out as a founding member of Gamingcore Podcast, Don ventured on to start Gameciety; which began as a podcast, and ended as a blog. Don now handles Vagary.tv's PR work, is part of the reviews staff and has various other little projects he does for the site.