The biggest month in gaming is finally here. Amidst all the holiday shopping and major Black Friday deals, gaming publishers typically save their flagship titles for November to persuade shoppers on picking up one of their games either as a gift or for themselves.
Last month we’ve already seen the biggest publishers show off their biggest names ahead of the holiday season. But while that leaves November a little leaner this year, there’s still a lot of memorable titles worth getting your attention. Here’s our list of the biggest Niche Games and not-so Niche Games for November 2023:
Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story
The League of Legends universe continues to expand with Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story. Which follows Nunu, one of the playable characters in the ever popular MOBA on an adventure to find his lost mother.
Unlike the stress-inducing combat seen in the online of LOL, Song of Nunu is an exploration based title with puzzles to solve as players follow this narrative and learn more about the world.
RoboCop: Rogue City
RoboCop is back in RoboCop: Rogue City and he’s ready to continue on cleaning up the streets of Detroit. A new crime wave has hit the city in this story set between the events of the second and third film.
Players will have all the tools our protagonist is known for using in the films and then some with an arsenal of over 20 weapons. Throughout their adventure, they’ll be able to upgrade themselves to provide even stronger methods of enforcing the law.
Star Ocean: The Second Story R
After the success for the remake of the first game in the franchise, Square Enix is doing it all over again with the sequel, Star Ocean: The Second Story R. The newly revamped graphics take the HD-2D approach that put games like Octopath Traveler on the map.
Beyond the visuals, they have also updated the game’s combat, recomposed the soundtrack, and feature full Japanese and English voice acting. This is a remake in the fullest sense with multiple endings and difficulties for added replayability.
Star Ocean: The Second Story R will launch on November 2nd for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC (via Steam).
The Talos Principle 2
The Talos Principle 2 continues on the lineage of challenging puzzles and thought-provoking philosophical questions about humanity.
This brand-new storyline will have players exploring new environments from cities to islands where their choices will matter in leading to multiple different endings.
The Talos Principle 2 is set to release on November 2nd for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).
WarioWare: Move It!
WarioWare: Move It! brings the franchise back to some familiar roots with movement based microgames reminiscent of the Wii days.
With over 200 games to play and enjoy, up to four players can get in on the fun with the game’s local party mode and compete in hilarious minigames that actually won’t end friendships.
WarioWare: Move It! releases exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 3rd.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 brings the newfound Smash Bros competitor to new heights with a new single player campaign, bigger roster, and upgraded graphics.
Players will be able to play some of their favorite Nickelodeon characters such as SpongeBob, Jimmy Neutron, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 will release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).
Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh
While it’s been over a decade since the major film feature, Tintin continues his long legacy with Tintin Reporter – Cigars of the Pharaoh. His latest adventure will take him into the search for the tomb of the Pharaoh Kih-Oskh.
The adventure will take players through many wild rides as they solve riddles, investigate others, plane and car chases, and avoiding detection from the bad guys.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name provides players the story of Kiryu between the events of Like a Dragon 7 and 8. As he faked his death and went into hiding to protect his family, only to be forced back into combat from a mysterious figure.
He’ll go through fighting hardcore with his fists by switching between his powerful Yakuza style and his speedy and precise Agent style while taking on dozens of foes.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name will launch for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).
After 30 long year, the classic game that revolutionized the action genre will see a true sequel with Flashback 2. Players will reprise the role of Conrad B. Hart working for the GBI.
The game will continue to keep with the style that made the original iconic as they explore a sci-fi/cyberpunk environments across the world such as New Tokyo and New Washington. As they shoot their way through against the morph invasion.
Flashback 2 is set to launch for PC (via Steam) on November 16th.
Persona 5 Tactica
Persona 5 is back with Persona Tactica which takes the game into a new sphere as a tactical RPG. The Phantom Thieves finds themselves in a strange realm where they meet people living under a tyrannical government.
Instead of the traditional JRPG combat the franchise is known for, players will command the team in deep tactical combat against the oppressively armies. All with a brand-new graphical style that turns our familiar cast into cutesy characters.
Persona 5 Tactica launches for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam) on November 17th.
Super Mario RPG
Nintendo is bringing back the classic title, Super Mario RPG, into the modern era with this remake. Mario and friends will team up with new characters such as Mallow and Geno, as well as unexpectedly with Bowser.
The remake features completely revamped graphics and cinematics to enhance the original experience as players take control of Mario and friends in turned-based combat in an RPG only seen once for the legendary plumber.
Super Mario RPG will launch exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 17th.