Out This Week: November 19th (North America)
Posted by Anthony Bacchus
A few solid releases alongside a new console launch
So you're browsing your local retailer's Xbox 360 section and have no idea what new games were released this week. No one seems willing to help and you feel alone and scared. Surely, there must be a way — an easy way — to get the info on the latest releases. Rest your worried head young Spartan, because at pX we got you covered on what's hitting retail stores and the Games Store.
This is it. The big one. The one week we've been waiting for. The Xbox One arrives this Friday in 13 major markets. Microsoft is anticipating some huge numbers this coming weekend, especially coming off the news that the PS4 has already sold one million units in 24 hours — a console record.
What's that you say? You don't care about Microsoft's next generation console? You're perfectly fine with your current Xbox 360 and have no intention on dropping $500?
That's fair, and we at pX respect that. And even though we're going to be busy providing all of you readers with a plethora of Xbox One related content in the coming weeks, we don't intend to shun those of you still enjoying your stay in "current-gen" island. In this week's edition of Out This Week, we're only going to inform you on what is being released on Xbox 360. You can look forward to our Xbox One analysis on all of the launch games very soon.
Xbox 360 Retail
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW! (D3 Publisher / $39.99) - This is the second game based on the crazy, non-sensical Adventure Time animated series. If you're looking for a hack-and-slash, dungeon-crawling, Diablo-esque romp that doesn't take itself seriously, then look no further. Although, our boys at PushSquare may convince you not to. Available November 19th
BandFuse: Rock Legends (Mastiff / $69.99) - Are music games already making a comeback? With new releases like Rocksmith 2014 Edition and now BandFuse, you wouldn't think that gamers grew fatigued after the onslaught of annual Guitar Hero and Rockband games, not to mention the hundreds of plastic instruments still stashed in our closets. Nonetheless, BandFuse looks to be another solid guitar trainer. Available November 19th
Need for Speed: Rivals (Electronic Arts / $59.99) - A new entry in the popular NFS series arrives on current and next-gen consoles and it's looking mighty beautiful — especially considering this is the first game from Ghost Games, an all-new studio tasked to take control of the wheel from previous developer, Criterion Games. Reviews on this one have been overwhelmingly positive. Available November 19th
The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition (Telltale Games / $29.99) - An all-around excellent game is made more appealing with this definitive GOTY collection that wraps up all five intense episodes AND the short-but-sweet 400 Days DLC. What are you waiting for? Pick this up as soon as possible! Available November 19th
Young Justice: Legacy (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment / $39.99) - Since this one is based off the TV show with the same name, it's safe to assume that only true Young Justice fans will have any intention picking this one up. Available November 19th
Zoo Tycoon (Microsoft Studios / $49.99) - Yup, Zoo Tycoon has made the transition to consoles, and according to recent reviews, it's surprisingly good. However, the Xbox One version might be worth waiting for since it does have new Kinect features and cloud functionality. Available November 22nd
Xbox 360 Games Store
SoulCalibur II HD Online (Namco Bandai Games / $19.99) - The classic and addictive fighter makes a return in glorious high definition and online play. SC2 is one of the best fighting games of all-time and we can't wait to log a few hours back into this one. Highly recommended! Available November 20th
Truth be told, this is not a terrible week for the Xbox 360 even though it's destined to be replaced by a newer, shinier, and more powerful machine. And while we're surely going to have our plates full with Xbox One this weekend, it's pretty difficult not to participate in a few matches of SoulCalibur II HD Online.
Let us know in the comments below if you're getting any of the games coming out this week in this article, or if you've decided to say goodbye to this generation and embrace the upcoming next-gen future. Ahhh, smells good, don't it?
Pick one, and only one! (3 votes)
Adventure Time: Explore the Dungeon Because I DON'T KNOW!
BandFuse: Rock Legends
Need for Speed: Rivals
The Walking Dead: Game of the Year Edition
Young Justice: Legacy
SoulCalibur II HD Online
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