Niche Release Recap for November 2022


November is usually when most major game publisher drop their biggest hitters just in time for the holiday season.

Now that we’re past the spooky month of October, where we saw launches such as Bayonetta 3 and Scorn, it’s time to see what’s coming just in time for Christmas.

1. The Chant

While October is the month for frights, that doesn’t mean horror games can’t come out in November. Case in point is The Chant, an action horror game set around a spiritual retreat gone wrong.

Players take the role of Jess, who travels to a spiritual retreat out in the woods. Here a group chant ends up unleashing The Gloom out into the world, a terror which feeds off of negative energy. There she’ll have to solve the mystery surrounding a cult connected to this occurrence.

The Chant is set to launch on November 3rd for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).

2. Harvestella

Square Enix is throwing their hat into the ring of the resurging farming sim genre with Harvestella. Which promises to blend together elements of farming found in games such as Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley, with RPG combat the publisher is most known for.

The story will follow you, the protagonist, attempting to solve the mystery surrounding a calamity known as Quietus. An event which comes at the end of each season and brings about decay and destruction. Along the way you’ll meet many new allies where you’ll be able to develop relationships with and learn their stories.

Harvestella is slated to come out on November 4th for the Nintendo Switch and PC (via Steam).

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3. Nikke: Goddess of Victory

On the mobile front, Nikke: Goddess of Victory is sure to attract many fans with its attractive cast. The game contains a large cast of collectable waifus, as is expected for a gacha title that most people will assured find one they enjoy a lot.

The world’s setting is dire, with humanity mostly wiped out and the survivors forced to hide underground. Players will lead the girls who make up the game’s large cast in combat to fight back and reclaim Earth for mankind with mechanics similar to that of on-rail shooters.

Nikke: Goddess of Victory will be coming out on November 4th for IOS and Android devices.

4. Sonic Frontiers

The Blue Blur is back in his latest adventure in Sonic Frontiers. This time Sonic finds himself in a strange place known as the Starfall Islands on the hunt to find what new evils Dr. Eggman has been up to. During which he finds himself face to face against the mysterious AI known as SAGE.

The game adds in new combat mechanics as well as large exploration each major stage’s open world for the first time in the franchise. However it still retains the familiar gameplay fans know and love with the emphasis on speed and quick reflexes.

Sonic Frontiers comes out to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam) on November 8th.

5. God of War Ragnarök

God of War Ragnarök is the latest in the long running God of War franchise and is the direct sequel to God of War (2018). As such it continues along Krato’s adventures with Norse mythology as well as features more of his story with Atreus.

The sequel promises to be even bigger and better than its predecessor, which gave a strong personal story for Kratos while giving players a new gameplay experience different than they were used to with previous titles. Fans of the previous game will most certainly enjoy this upcoming title.

God of War Ragnarök comes exclusively for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on November 9th.

6. Tactics Ogre: Reborn

Fans of the tactical RPG genre can look forward to Tactics Ogre: Reborn. Which is a remaster of the 2010 release Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, which itself is a remake of the 1995 game by the same name.

The remaster will bring new modern features to the series designed to improve the flow of play with new beautifully created artworks for an updated look. It even features a change to the leveling system from the 2010 launch, giving older fans new ways to play one of their favorite games.

Tactics Ogre: Reborn comes out on November 11th for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC (via Steam).

7. Goat Simulator 3

For those looking for more zany and wacky fun, Goat Simulator 3 might scratch that itch. Don’t worry about the title, you didn’t miss a Goat Simulator 2 or anything. It’s just what they decided to call this game and for all intents and purposes is the second game of the franchise. Now we’ll just have to wait 5 years for them to announce Goat Simulator 2 to complete the joke.

On the topic of the game itself, they promise it’ll be even bigger and better than its predecessor which launched as a bit of an April Fools joke back in 2014. Most of the fun will likely come from the various, and many, set pieces as players enjoy themselves as a goat with a physics-based sandbox and near infinite possibilities.

Goat Simulator 3 is coming to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Epic Games Store) on November 17th.

8. The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me

Fans of the horror genre who also enjoyed titles such as The Quarry, which released earlier this year, will be seeing the end of the first “season” to Supermassive Games’ Dark Picture’s Anthology with The Devil in Me. This time around the plot will center on characters as they try to survive against a serial killer’s in a setting not too dissimilar to the popular Saw movie series.

Though this is considered the season finale of this anthology, this new title brings about some notable changes compared to the first 3 in this series. Such as changes to how exploration is handled to be a bit less on rails compared to its predecessors.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me will release on November 18th for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).

9. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

The latest in the wildly popular Pokémon franchise also comes out here in November. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet promise to mix up the familiar formula we’ve enjoyed the past couple decades with many new additions.

Players will be able to explore a fully open world without limitations and be able to move along the game’s 3 storylines in any manner they choose. It appears to continue the style the series is known for with gym battles and turned based combat, but with new features such as the auto battle system where players can send out their Pokémon to battle on its own.

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet comes exclusively to the Nintendo Switch on November 18th.

10. Gungrave G.O.R.E

Finally on our list comes Gungrave G.O.R.E, which is a sequel to Gungrave VR, which itself was a remake of the original game released way back on the PS2. Though it is a game coming out nearly two decades after its predecessors. The game promises to bring high octane action in the vein of classic games of that era.

Players will assume the role of Grave to take on foes with stylish and brutal action. Just from his name alone it’s clear this will be bringing about some old school edge into the modern era with all the new gameplay improvements that time has brought.

Gungrave G.O.R.E is slated to launch on November 22nd for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam.)


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