The Week In Games: Invasion Of The Next-Gen Consoles

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The next generation of video game consoles arrives... later this week! No longer months or weeks away, the new machines are coming. Assuming you were able to even pre-order one of them.


I was lucky enough to snag a pre-order for both an Xbox Series X and a PS5. Now I wait to see if Walmart and Amazon will be able to actually deliver these things. Amazon, where I ordered the Xbox, has already changed its arrival date from Tuesday to Thursday. So... I’m not very hopeful.

Beyond the new consoles, other stuff is coming out this week too. Check out the full list below:

Monday, November 9

  • Duck Life Adventure | Switch
  • Prodeus | PC, Mac

Tuesday, November 10

  • XIII | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light | PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Tetris Effect: Connected | Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition | PS4, Xbox One
  • Watch Dogs Legion | Xbox Series X
  • Liftoff: Drone Racing | PS4, Xbox One
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon | PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
  • Fuser | PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
  • The Falconeer | Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
  • Gears Tactics | Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • Enlisted | Xbox Series X
  • Evergate | Xbox One, Xbox Series X
  • No Man’s Sky | Xbox Series X
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane | Xbox Series X
  • Bright Memory | Xbox Series X
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
  • Observer: System Redux | Xbox Series X, PC
  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin | PS4, Switch, PC
  • Slide Stars | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Manifold Garden | Xbox Series X
  • Dirt 5 | Xbox Series X
  • NBA 2k21 | Xbox Series X
  • Vera Blanc: Full Moon | PS4
  • Maneater | Xbox Series X
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition | Xbox Series X
  • Speed 3: Grand Prix | Switch

Wednesday, November 11

  • sig.NULL | Xbox One
  • Vera Blanc | Xbox One
  • Sparkle 4 Tales | Xbox One
  • Area 86 | Switch

Thursday, November 12

  • Warhammer: Chaosbane | PS5
  • Just Dance 2021 | PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch
  • The Pathless | PS5, PS4, PC
  • Observer: System Redux | PS5
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure | PS5, PS4
  • Boreal Blade | PC
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition | PS5
  • No Man’s Sky | PS5
  • Demon’s Soul Remake | PS5
  • Godfall | PS5, PC
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla | PS5
  • Overcooked! All you Can Eat! | PS5
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition | PS5
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales | PS5, PS4
  • Death Come True | PS4
  • NBA 2k21 | PS5
  • Bugsnax | PS5, PS4, PC
  • Maneater | PS5
  • WRC 9 | PS5
  • Zombie’s Cool | Switch
  • Santa’s Xmas Adventure| Switch
  • Life of Boris: Super Slav | Switch
  • Linkelight | Switch
  • Forest Guardian | Switch
  • BrainZ | Switch
  • Handball 21 | PC

Friday, November 13

  • Vera Blanc: Full Moon | Switch
  • Beat Me! | Xbox One, Switch
  • Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory | PS4, Xbox One, Switch
  • Exit The Gungeon | Xbox One
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops: Cold War | PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
  • Bouncy Bob 2 | Xbox One
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered | Switch
  • Drawngeon: Dungeons of Ink and Paper | Xbox One
  • Unhatched | Switch
  • Super Star Panda | Switch
  • Apparition | Switch
  • Suguru Nature | Switch
  • Bus Driver Simulator | Switch
  • Zombie Blast Crew | Switch
  • Grim Legends 3: The Dark City | Switch
  • Paw Paw Paw | PC, Mac
  • Filmmaker Tycoon | PC
  • Rune II: Decapitation Edition| PC

Kotaku Weekend Editor | Zack Zwiezen is a writer living in Kansas. He has written for GameCritics, USgamer, Kill Screen & Entertainment Fuse.


Gene Jacket

I’m waffling really, really hard right now on whether or not to keep my PS5 preorder...I’d been anticipating not being able to keep the order because I didn’t have the cash to spare, but I finally got around to selling some collectibles I’d been meaning to offload for years, and made enough to cover it.

I want it, obviously, and there are a good number of PS4 games that I’ve been waiting on like FFVII, Tsushima, and Sekiro, because the PS5 was coming and I knew they’d run better on it, plus Miles Morales and all the other 1st party outings coming next year...but....

What’s making me really consider cancelling, though, is the nagging thought that in 2-3 years Sony will drop a PS5 Slim or Pro or something, a hardware refresh that’s smaller, more efficient, and possibly slightly more powerful. or (God forbid) some unforeseen technical issue pops up (like the fan turns into a damn jet engine, again).

Ugh...I don’t know...this is so weird and frustrating. I’m both excited and, like, all. I’ve been primarily a PC guy for the past generation, so all I’m playing on the PS is the 1st party stuff, everything else I play on PC, and I just don’t know if I really want to drop $400 right now on a console I’m only going to use every few months...BUT SPIDER-MAN!!!!! Ugh...I don’t know, man...I guess I have about 24 hours to figure it out before it ships...