The Games of November 2013


They’re finally here. Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One will be available on store shelves this month. Have you been saving your pennies to purchase a next-gen console on day one? Or did the fizzy fast food fairy gift you with a free one? But if you’re not ready to make the next-gen leap, remember, there’s still plenty of current-generation games coming this month (and beyond) to keep all of us busy for a long time. So what’s the staff of Warp Zoned looking forward to in the 11th month of 2013? Read on to find out…

John Scalzo
Next-generation smext-generation, there’s a new Mario game coming! Each trailer for Super Mario 3D World has been more charming than the last and I can’t wait to control the portly plumber and his skinny sibling once more. The addition of a playable Princess Peach (also the first time she hasn’t been kidnapped in a “main series” Mario game since the late 80s) is just icing on the cake. I missed XCOM: Enemy Unknown last year, so the release of XCOM: Enemy Within is high on my priority list. The so-called ultimate edition of the game includes last year’s award-winning game and a huge new expansion that adds mechs, mutants, and more mayhem to the proceedings. I think it’s a buy this time.

And as for those next-generation consoles… I’m mostly looking forward to games with 2014 release dates, but the idea of a new Killer Instinct is almost too intriguing to pass up. Trust me, it’s a 90s thing.

Andrew Rainnie
UK Correspondent
While the next next-generation consoles are debuting this month, my excitement has already peaked. Microsoft has done so many U-turns with the Xbone that its perpetually trapped in a British roundabout, while the numerous delayed games on the PlayStation 4 has made the whole thing a bit of an anti-climax.

If we learned one thing from the previous generation, it was do not buy the first batch of consoles. There has been a mud slinging contest recently (possibly dirty PR tactics on both sides of the fence), suggesting the Xbox One’s “live” demos at various events this year have been powered by high end PCs, while other reports say that the PS4 is overheating within an hour and causing the Red Line of Death (which I don’t think should be given the acronym RLoD, but rather RedLode – let’s make it sexy).

Although I am a MASSIVE Assassin’s Creed fan who enjoyed the hell out of the third one, I’m holding off buying Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag until I see just how different the current and next-generation versions are. I will however be picking up Super Mario 3D World. I mistakenly wrote it off when it was first teased, but the last trailer showing a shedload of super suits and abilities made me remember just how much fun Mario games can be.

Mike Ryan
Staff Writer
Up until a few weeks ago, the only game I would have been interested in this month was The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. I love me a good top-down Zelda title, and since A Link to the Past is my favorite of the series, this one was a no-brainer. So yes, until recently that would have been my only purchase during the month of November.

Then fate stepped in and gave me a free PlayStation 4 courtesy of Taco Bell. Now, I’ve had to make some additions to my must-have titles for November. First, I’ll be playing Knack as it comes with the system. Also, I changed my pre-order of Lego Marvel Super Heroes to the next-gen version. Finally, I’ll be spending some time with Killzone: Shadow Fall – which should be interesting as I’ve never played a Killzone game before.

Happy next-gen, everyone!

Continue on for a complete look at the November release schedule.

November 2013 Release Calendar

November 1, 2013

  • Wii Fit U (Wii U)

November 5, 2013

  • Ben 10 Omniverse 2 (3DS, PS3, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Collection (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • The Guided Fate Paradox (PS3)
  • Zumba Fitness World Party (Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

November 7, 2013

  • Sorcery! 2 (Mobile)

November 8, 2013

  • Final Exam (PC, PSN, XBLA)

November 12, 2013

  • DuckTales Remastered Retail Box (PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition (PC, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus (PS3)
  • SimCity Cities of Tomorrow (PC)
  • XCOM: Enemy Within (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Wonderbook: Book of Potions (PS3)
  • Wonderbook: Diggs Nightcrawler (PSN)
  • Wonderbook: Walking With Dinosaurs (PS3)

November 15, 2013

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PS4)
  • Battlefield 4 (PS4)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4)
  • Contrast (PS4)
  • Deadfall Adventures (PC, Xbox 360)
  • FIFA 14 (PS4)
  • Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition (PS4)
  • Just Dance 2014 (PS4)
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall (PS4)
  • Knack (PS4)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes (PS4)
  • Madden NFL 25 (PS4)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games (Wii U)
  • NBA 2K14 (PS4)
  • Resogun (PS4)
  • Skylanders Swap Force (PS4)

November 19, 2013

  • Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON’T KNOW! (3DS, PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
  • The Amazing Spider-Man (Vita)
  • AquaPazza (PS3)
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (PC)
  • BandFuse: Rock Legends (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Farming Simulator (PS3, Xbox 360)
  • NBA Live 14 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Need For Speed Rivals (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Young Justice: Legacy (3DS, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
  • Zumba Kids (Wii, Xbox 360)

November 20, 2013

  • Soul Calibur II HD Online (PSN, XBLA)

November 22, 2013

  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox One)
  • Battlefield 4 (Xbox One)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Xbox One)
  • FIFA 14 (Xbox One)
  • Fighter Within (Xbox One)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Xbox One)
  • Just Dance 2014 (Xbox One)
  • Killer Instinct (Xbox One)
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
  • Lego Marvel Super Heroes (Xbox One)
  • LocoCycle (Xbox One)
  • Madden NFL 25 (Xbox One)
  • Mario Party: Island Tour (3DS)
  • NBA 2K14 (Xbox One)
  • Peggle 2 (Xbox One)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Xbox One)
  • Skylanders Swap Force (Xbox One)
  • Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
  • Tearaway (Vita)
  • Zumba Fitness World Party (Xbox One)

November 26, 2013

  • Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita)

November 2013

  • Angry Birds Star Wars, (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Awesomenauts (PS4)
  • DC Universe Online (PS4)
  • Need For Speed Rivals (PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Pinball Arcade (PS4)
  • Super Motherload (PS4)
  • Tiny Brains (PS4)
  • Warframe (PS4)
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