The Games of November

Week of 11/1

113388aNeed for Speed (PS4/XB1): Ventura Bay is your urban playground – from sweeping hillside roads overlooking the city, to the police infested urban districts with tight city corners – the city comes alive while others sleep. Home to five real world automotive icons, the heroes of today’s car culture, they will inspire you, push you, and test you. Build your reputation and earn their respect on your journey to become the ultimate icon.

114159aShovel Knight (WiiU/3DS): With vibrant graphics and pitch-perfect gameplay, Shovel Knight breaks new ground in this 8-bit adventure! Become Shovel Knight, wielder of the Shovel Blade, as he runs, jumps, and battles in a quest for his lost beloved. Take down the nefarious knights of the Order of No Quarter and their menacing leader, The Enchantress. Uphold the virtues of Shovelry, earn relics and riches, and discover the true meaning of shovel justice!

113675aYo-Kai Watch (3DS): Hundreds of sometimes spooky, sometimes cute and usually mischievous Yo-kai secretly inhabit our world. From flaming feline Yo-kai to three-headed bosses, they’re hiding everywhere! Discover these secret tricksters to battle and befriend them. Then turn them into a team on your Yo-kai Watch and take down troublemaking Yo-kai to help people in need.

112199aCall of Duty – Black OPS 3 (PS3/PS4/360/XB1): Call of Duty is a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat. Treyarch elevates the Call of Duty social gaming experience by delivering a campaign that is designed for four-player co-op and re-playability. Players encounter all the epic cinematic gameplay moments that Call of Duty is known for, as well as new open-area arena-style gameplay elements designed to allow players to approach the game with a different strategy each time they play.

Week of 11/7

113168aRise of the Tomb Raider (360/XB1): After uncovering an ancient mystery, Lara Croft embarks on a journey throughout the most treacherous and remote regions of the world to find the secret of immortality. Forming powerful new alliances and relying on her intellect and survival skills, Lara will ultimately embrace her fate as the Tomb Raider. Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition and witness the rise of an icon.

114113aAlekine’s Gun (PS4/XB1): You are Agent Alekhine, a highly skilled Russian assassin working alongside American CIA agents during the Cold War. As the tension of a nuclear standoff grows with each passing minute, the fate of America – and quite possibly the world – lies within your hands. With conspirators at every corner, you must lead a covert operation that could change the course of history.

 

113224a1Fallout 4 (PS4/XB1): Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, welcome you to the world of Fallout 4 – their most ambitious game ever, and the next generation of open-world gaming.  whatever you want in a massive open world with hundreds of locations, characters, and quests. Join multiple factions vying for power or go it alone, the choices are all yours.

115302aStarcraft 2 – Legacy of the Void (PC): StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is the final chapter in the epic scifi storyline spanning the StarCraft II trilogy. Players will guide the powerful Protoss in the epic conclusion to Blizzard’s award-winning RTS series and aim to unite the three races in the ultimate battle for survival against an ancient evil threatening all life in the universe. Featuring new units and the introduction of new cooperative and multiplayer modes, Legacy of the Void is the ultimate strategy experience and StarCraft at its finest.

111131aRodea the Sky Soldier (WiiU/3DS): Rodea the Sky Soldier brings speed and adventure together in this new journey through the sky. 1,000 years ago, Emperor Geardo of the Naga Empire sent an army of machine soldiers to invade the sky kingdom of Garuda. Thanks to the efforts of Princess Cecilia and Rodea, a machine soldier who promised to protect Garuda, Emperor Geardo’s assault was thwarted. In present day, a spirited inventor named Ion discovers an abandoned robot that has fallen into disrepair in the heart of a scorching desert. Upon completing her repairs, the robot stirs to life and reveals itself to be none other than Rodea. Stunned to find himself in the future, Rodea learns that the Naga Empire is no more and that Garuda has known peace for 1,000 years. But this peace was not meant to last, for the forces of Naga have returned to wage war against Garuda. Remembering the promise he made 1,000 years ago, Rodea takes to the skies to defend Garuda from the Naga Empire once again.

Week of 11/14

113717aStella Glow (3DS): As most reluctant heroes do, Stella Glow-protagonist Alto starts as a country boy in a small town. One day, he hears a song coming from the forest, where he discovers the lone Hilda. But after the chance encounter, Hilda reveals she’s the Witch of Destruction, determined to destroy the world with her Harbingers. As Hilda is about to destroy Alto’s hometown, he and Lisette are rescued by the Royal Knights and whisked back safely to the kingdom. Alto joins the 9th Regiment for the sole purpose of gathering the other Witches to stop Hilda.

111802aStar Wars Battlefront (PS4/XB1): Feeling the ominous thud of an AT-AT stomping down on the frozen tundra of Hoth. Rebel forces firing blasters as Imperial speeder bikes zip through the lush forests of Endor. Intense dogfights between squadrons of X-wings and TIE fighters filling the skies. Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars battles you’ve always dreamed of and create new heroic moments of your own in Star Wars Battlefront.

113660aMario Tennis Ultra Smash (WiiU): Compete with friends in the multiplayer Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash game on the Wii U system. Along with the fun and dynamic gameplay known to the franchise, surprise your opponents with a new move to the series, the Jumpshot, which sends the ball flying down the court. Change the sport up with new Mega Battles, using the Mega Mushroom to gain an advantage over the competition. Claim your spot in Mario Tennis lore in singles (1v1) or doubles (2v2) as you play with and against family, friends or the CPU using returning and new characters to the series.

112347aCode Realize (Vita): Aksys Games and Idea Factory (creators of the Hakuoki series) proudly present Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, an adventure/visual novel game that sweeps you off to times long past. A visionary reimagining of Victorian era London melds with steampunk motifs to create a world unlike any seen before. Play as a lonesome youth whose poisonous touch renders swift death unto would be companions. Unravel the secrets of her past with the aid of five unlikely heroes!

113908aSword Art Online – Lost Song (Vita): Sword Art Online: Lost Song is an action-RPG based on the plot of the light novels and anime series Sword Art Online. Fans can explore the worlds of Aincrad and ALfhiem Online as their favorite characters, including Kirito, Leafa, and Asuna.