Welcome to the Top Upcoming RPGs and Games of November 2019! This month had too many top titles to ignore that we decided to widen our Top 5 to RPGs and games. In this edition, we’re going to take a look at each of the titles, talk a little about each, and then explain why we think they deserve to be on the list. So join me now and find a mixture of some hidden gems and old favorites given a shiny new coat of paint.
Top 5 Upcoming RPGs and Games of November 2019
Last month we had new worlds to discover, with The Outer Worlds taking the top spot of the month. However this November tells a different story with a long running series getting a new entry on the Switch, a different kind of knight prevailing against the dark side as well as a few others making their mark. You’ll have plenty of immersive universes to pick from. Without further ado let’s get into the month of November!
Honourable Mention: Citadel: Forged with Fire
Release Date: November 1st
Platform: Playstation 4 and Xbox One
Developer: Blue Isle Studios
Publisher: Blue Isle Publishing
Citadel: Forged with Fire the open-world fantasy RPG makes its way to consoles this month full of magic, spellcasting and inter-kingdom strife. A massive online sandbox game that throws you into the world of Ignus, filled with different beasts, sprites, orcs and dragons for you to conquer. Take on the role of a wizard and learn the art of magic. Ever wanted to whip out a broomstick and fly? You can in Citadel, with custom-crafted broomsticks. Or if inanimate objects don’t take your fancy, you can use spells to tame dragons or even giant eagles and soar through the skies.
There is plenty of sandbox building here, construct you own medieval palaces, craft magical shields, and more. You can also experience boss dungeons such as the Forsaken Crypts and take on the challenge of defeating deadly foes with your magical powers. Meet plenty of magical beasts such as direwolves, phoenixes or even trolls.
Citadel: Forged with Fire comes to Playstation 4 and Xbox One on November 1st.
5. Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Release
Release Date: November 5th
Developer: Rockstar Games
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Red Dead Redemption 2 branded onto the scene last year taking the wild west by storm, it now gets a new platform of PC. That’s right, come November you can take on the wild west, hunt, shoot and saddle up on PC. Set in the wild west, Red Dead makes it’s return in Red Dead Redemption 2, full of gun slinging action and fist fighting fun. Set in 1899 it’s actually a prequel to previous Red Dead title which takes place over a decade later.
Red Dead Redemption 2 also includes an online multiplayer mode called Red Dead Online. So now you can choose to take your adventure alone or team up with your friends giving a completely new experience. Players can view the game entirely in third-person or first person as they wish throughout the game.
Red Dead Redemption 2 arrives on PC on November 5th 2019.
4. Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield
Release Date: November 15th
Developer: Game Freak
Publisher: The Pokemon Company and Nintendo
Adding the first major RPG based Pokemon game in the series to the Nintendo Switch, Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield is the next entry in the franchise. Long anticipated by fans who are looking for a new pocket monster adventure, Sword and Shield will take them to the Galar region. Prepare to test your trainer skills as you battle your Pokemon against a number of worthy adversaries.
There will be plenty of new Pokemon for new trainers to meet, appearing depending on weather conditions and habitat. There are some new additions to gameplay including Dynamax battles and raids. Players can go out and explore some varying environments such as mines, towns and hillsides. You’ll also get a chance to go camping with your Pokemon, prepare some tasty food and interact with your pocket companions.
Pokemon Sword and Shield releases exclusively on the Nintendo Switch on November 15th.
3. Shenmue III
Release Date: November 19th
Platform: PC, Playstation 4
Developer: Ys Net
Publisher: Deep Silver
Considered the to be one of the first free-roaming open-world RPGs, Shenmue III makes its way to modern consoles and PC this November. Following the series, the third title features a tale of revenge, following a teenage jujitsu artist called Ryo Hazuki who is out to avenge his father’s death and leads him to track down the man who did in China. Shenmue 3 is an open-world title that sets to bring martial arts and epic story line together with skill-adaptable Free Battle and Special Skill systems.
Dive into a vibrant world filled with villagers, shopkeepers, enemies and heroes. There also plenty of stunning landscapes to see, festive towns and enemy lairs. If you’re wondering if you need to have played the first two titles, worry not as there is a recap movie that retells the tale. You can also learn from NPCs to learn more about the story. If you like beat’em ups with a blend of RPG and simulators this might be the title for you.
Shenmue III will release on PC and Playstation 4 on November 19th.
2. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Release Date: November 15th
Platform: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC
Developer: Respawn Entertainement
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order dives into the fight against the Dark Side of the force. It is said to include many aspects that made Knights of the Old Republic a memorable one. It’s the first title in almost 10 years that takes on a single-player Star Wars game with RPG elements.
The latest entry in the Star Wars universe of gaming will include lightsaber combat, complete with striking, parrying and dodging as well as honing your powers of the Force. It tells a new story taking place after the events of the Revenge of the Sith, following a former Padawan who will need to complete their training to revive the Jedi order, but it must be done before the Imperial Inquisitors gets wind of the situation. You also get a companion droid called BD-1, because what Star Wars outfit is complete without a trusty side-kick that’s ready to sound off snappy comebacks made up of a series of beeps? This November may the force be with you.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sets to release on Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 15th.
1. Death Stranding
Release Date: November 8th
Platform: Playstation 4
Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Death Stranding takes our top spot this month as it’s a game that doesn’t seem to follow one particular genre, even being dubbed by Hideo Kojima as something “totally brand new”. Death Stranding follows the story of Sam played by Norman Reedus, an every-day “blue-collared” worker who gets pushed to the limit in extreme situations, enduring physical as well as emotional stress after the collapse of society.
Expect an onslaught of mind-bending visuals, rain that ages you, babies in tanks, invisible creatures, and much more mind-boggling experiences that haven’t been seen yet. Set to be a title of a different kind, Death Stranding has plenty of curiosities and questions to answer. Expect exploration, third-person shooting, equipment such as ladders to scale mountainous regions, hand-to-hand combat and a fairly strange tale.
Death Stranding will release on Playstation 4 on November 8th 2019.
That’s a wrap for the Top RPGs and Games of November. Did I miss your favorite November release? What games are you most looking forward to next year? Please let us know in the comments below.
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