Since its release in 2017, the Nintendo Switch has always been the little console that could. Punching well above his weight class with titles like mario and Smash Bros., the Switch succeeded its grandmother, the Wii. Its digital software store is a haven for original indie titles that might otherwise sink under a tide of triple-A games.
November is one of the quietest months in the video game calendar. With game publishers keeping their best games to release as the Christmas shopping season begins, relatively few top-tier games are slated for most of November in 2022. That being said, 10 games for the Nintendo Switch stand out others as the most anticipated of the month. Some are sequels to legendary franchises, some are quirky Kickstarter darlings, and some are just too weird to ignore.
10/10 LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – Galactic Edition (November 1)
Lego Star Wars has always been a wild ride. This legendary game series confuses the sensibilities and absurdities of star wars franchise with the skill and humor of the LEGO video game franchise.
This new reconstruction of all nine Lego Star Wars movie games streamline each title into one long game, with an emphasis on the long. skywalker saga contains a lot of content and it will take a bit of work to access it. For fans of the star wars franchise who have been making this journey for over twenty years, it’s worth every second.
9/10 From space (November 3)
Originally slated for release in September. From space lands its alluring pink alien menace on Steam and Switch on November 3. It is a four-player cooperative shooter with a very attractive visual style and stealth-based game mechanics.
This isometric shooter and its colorful, bubblegum-shaped villains have been wowing audiences in Steam Early Access since February 2021 and now the final version of the game is coming home. In From spaceplayers work together to free Earth from an alien threat using a wide variety of traps and ambushes.
8/10 Aeterna Noctis (November 4)
The Metroidvania kind come back home. This genre that started with metroid and Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest spread all over the internet. Gamers on all platforms have come to love games filled with exploration-based platforming challenges and devilish puzzles.
Aeternum Game Studios Aeterna Noctis and its beautiful, hand-drawn 2D platformer come to Switch on November 4th. The story to discover, the vast areas and the powerful bosses make this game as much a treat for players looking for the ultimate video game challenge as for the incredible sights of the imagination of its designers.
7/10 Ship of Fools (November 22)
From Team17, the editor who brought the Towards series to the world, comes a new ship-based Roguelite. The titular fools are the only ones mad enough and brave enough to weather the storms battering the archipelago.
With endless seas, water battles, and engaging couch co-op and web co-op play, ship of fools is a feast for the eyes with attractive hand-drawn illustrations. With its cross-platform release on November 22, players will have no shortage of allies to engage with in their quest.
6/10 Tactics Ogre: Reborn (November 11)
Tactical Ogre was one of the most sadly overlooked Super Nintendo releases of the 1990s. Upon its initial release in 1995, it was nearly lost between Square’s much larger release of the trigger of a stopwatch the same year and their abandonment of Nintendo for the PlayStation platform a year later.
Retrospect made this game a beloved classic from Square’s mid-90s heyday. Based on the 2010 remake with brand new content added, Ogre Tactic: Reborn hits all platforms on November 11.
5/10 Atari 50: the anniversary celebration (November 11)
Have you played Atari today? Half a century ago, Nolan Bushnell and his small team of designers stripped ping pong to its most basic elements and created the video games as the world knows them today. Starting in November, fans can take a trip down memory lane with the Atari 50: the anniversary collection.
Atari has turned its renewed success in the nostalgia market into a complete story of its time as a console and game maker. Filled with interviews, retrospective documentaries and classic games, Atari 50: the anniversary collection is a valuable look at the history of video games at the end of the industry’s first half century.
4/10 Adventure Academia: The Fractured Continent (November 18)
Released in September in Japan, this successor to hero class puts players in a four-nation struggle for survival. This game brings the JRPG genre back to its time-tested standards of young heroes fighting wars far beyond their years.
Players must progress through the story while balancing the heroes’ youthfulness and unique powers. As the story progresses with each quest the player masters, their true progress will be measured on the battlefield.
3/10 Nintendo Switch players are finally heeding Call of Duty on November 16
The legendary Call of Duty the franchise is getting its first Switch installment on the cross-platform Call of Duty: Warzone 2, to be published on November 16. A free Battle Royale episode, COD: Warzone 2 is a fully cross-platform game.
With all-new maps, a challenging new 2v2 Gulag mode, revamped gunsmith features, and new modes, war zone 2 is more than just an update to the existing formula. The world’s most popular arena shooter gets a worthy new installment.
2/10 Sonic Frontiers will attempt to break the Sonic Curse on November 8
The Sonic the series struggled to land hits in the 21st century. This iconic 1990s series enjoyed unprecedented success on its 25th anniversary release, Sonic Mania in 2017. Before that, Sonic spent 15 years trying to figure out what he did right in the years 2000-2002. Sonic Adventure duology.
Sometimes it worked well, like the 20th anniversary retrospective Sound Generations. More often than not, questionable game mechanics and overt complacency were the rule of the day. Sonic Borders has some great trailers and good advanced buzz, but the real test will come when it lands in front of millions of fans on November 8.
1/10 Pokemon Scarlet And Violet: The Juggernaut Rumbles November 18
For 26 years and eight generations, the Pokemon series runner-up slogan “Catch them all!” has attracted millions to game stores around the world. Inspired by the successful breaking formula tested in Legends: Arceus, Pokemon Silver and Purple bring open-world adventure to the Pokémon franchise for the first time.
The Grass-type Cat Sprigatito, the Fire-type Crocodile Fuecoco, and the Water-type Duckling Quaxly provide the obligatory opening level cuteness for the game while the legendary Pokémon Koraidon and Miraidon will allow the player to travel the world in style. The ninth generation of Pokemon hits stores November 18.
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