We’re only two months away from the end of the 2010’s and yet, game developers seem to have no plans of slowing down. In fact, over the last two months of 2019, we’re set to witness the release of some of the biggest and most anticipated titles in recent memory.

 

With so many games to catch up on, you’ll inevitably miss out on a couple of titles that you would have loved to play at launch. 

 

Thankfully, we’re here to help you. 

 

Below, we have rounded up a couple of the most notable gaming titles due for a November 2019 release.

 

  • Football Manager 2020 – November 1

 

Platform/s: Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia

 

One of the launch titles for the much-anticipated Google Stadia, Football Manager 2020 lets players live out the dreams of owning their own football team, decked out by their favourite players. 

 

With a focus on long-term planning and giving players more control over their current players and future prospects, Football Manager 2020 is set to be the most realistic simulation of what it’s like to work behind the scenes of a football club. 

 

  • Planet Zoo – November 5

 

Platform/s: Microsoft Windows

 

Prepare for yet another timesinker of a game, straight from the same people who introduced Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon to the world. 

 

A modern strategy-sim title, Planet Zoo lets you live out your dreams of owning your very own zoo. Albeit, unlike with Planet Coaster and Zoo Tycoon, you’ll have a much closer view of the inner workings of your very own creation, from the habits down to the authentic living animals that you choose to feature in your zoo.#

 

  • Need for Speed Heat – November 8

 

Platform/s: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

 

Another year, another Need for Speed title, except that, this time, it might actually be good. 

 

While no one will probably confuse Need for Speed Heat as the best Need for Speed title to release ever, nor will it be among the top racing sims of this decade, the game manages to separate itself from the rest of the pack by not deviating much from what made the series so popular in the first place. 

 

Be prepared to participate in illegal street races and pimp your ride, all the while trying to avoid law enforcement who are hell-bent on putting you behind bars. 

 

  • Narcos: Rise of the Cartels – November 8 

 

Platform/s: Xbox One, PlayStation 4

 

Netflix’s very own hit series, Narcos, which lasted for three seasons and spawned a own spin-off series, is getting its own video game title. 

 

Unlike the series though, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels will let you see the action unfold from different points of view, allowing you to see what life was like then for different people.

 

Whether you’re playing as part of the DEA or as a narco, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels promises to be a whole lot of fun.

 

  • Death Stranding – November 8

 

Platform/s: PlayStation 4

 

It seems like the closer we get to the release date of Death Stranding, the more confused we are about the point of the game. Not even the recent release of Hideo Kojima’s very own trailer for Death Stranding cleared up the confusion surrounding the game.

 

Regardless, what we do know is that Death Stranding has a powerhouse cast behind it, ensuring that it’s going to be at least just as good as Hideo Kojima’s latest outing, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. 

 

With the likes of Mads Mikkelsen, Norman Redus, and Guillermo Del Toro all lending a hand to see Death Stranding come to fruition, the expectations for Kojima Productions’ first title as an independent studio are sky high.  

 

  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition – November 14

 

Platform/s: Microsoft Windows

 

While not an entirely new title, the remastered version of the original Age of Empires II is just as anticipated. 

 

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is set to usher in the aging but still popular strategy game into the new era, complete with remastered audio, all-new 4K ultra HD graphics, as well as an entirely new campaign for old and new players to play through. 

 

  • Pokemon Sword and Shield

 

Platform/s: Nintendo Switch

 

The first next-gen Pokemon title for the Nintendo Switch is finally set to arrive, and fans from around the globe just can’t wait to get their hands on it. 

 

Taking place in an all-new region (Galar), Pokemon Sword and Shield will follow the same tried-and-tested formula of previous Pokemon titles. You still get to choose from three starter Pokemon, Scorbunny, Sobble, and Grookey, respectively, and you’ll most likely get your very own rival as well, with an antagonistic team of villains for you to foil.

 

What makes Pokemon Sword and Shield different though, are a number of things. 

 

For example, the latest Pokemon title will introduce a couple of brand-new features for trainers to toy around with in the middle of battles, including the ability to turn their Pokemon into gigantic versions of themselves. 

 

  • Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order – November 15

 

Platform/s: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

 

First teased back in April 2019, the hype for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order has reached its climax after a recent trailer showed more of the title’s main cast of characters and showed players more of what’s to come once it’s released. 

 

Made by Respawn Entertainment, the people behind the critically-acclaimed Titanfall franchise, Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order is set to be a single-player exclusive title with an innovative combat system that will see you through plenty of lightsaber battles. 

 

Judging from the people behind it and from what we’ve seen so far, we can safely say that the force is strong with this one.

 

  • Shenmue III

 

Platform/s: PlayStation 4 

 

One of the more curious titles in the video game industry, Shenmue III releases nearly two decades after Shenmue II made its debut way back in 2001. 

 

Somewhat of a cult classic, the Shenmue series, which started with Shenmue for the Sega Dreamcast in 1999, is arguably one of the first open-world titles to ever release and follows the adventures of Ryo Hazuki. 

 

In Shenmue III, Ryo Hazuki finds himself in China while searching for the man who killed his father. 

 

Final Thoughts

With multiple titles billed to be genre-defining, November 2019 is set to be a big month for the gaming industry, and, thanks to our list, you now know which titles are going to release and exactly when they are going to be available.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Start adding them to your wishlist or pre-order them today!