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It's Not Over Yet: Big Games Still to Come In Late 2018

The year is almost over, but there are still plenty of games in 2018 that have yet to release. So far, this year has seen numerous, top-tier games hit store shelves, with some of them even going on to have record-shattering sales numbers. Among the many games that have hit consoles and PC this year are smaller titles like A Way Out and Agony to major, triple-A titles like God of War and Marvel's Spider-Man, along with multi-platform games such as Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 sprinkled throughout.

What's particularly interesting this year is that single-player games have continued to perform well, both critically and commercially, which disproves the notion that story-driven content is on its way out the door. Sure, multi-platform, online titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and the soon-to-be-released Battlefield V still pull in millions of gamers, and for long periods of time, but the idea that those titles are all that will exist going forward is just absurd - and 2018 is proof of that. But there's still much more on the way for gamers to get excited about. It's not over yet.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy - November 13

Hot on the heels of Activision's successful Crash Bandicoot: N-Sane Trilogy, Spyro the Dragon is the next classic series to get the remake treatment. Spyro Reignited Trilogy, much like the aforementioned Crash Bandicoot revamp, features a remake of the first three games in the franchise – all of which previously debuted as PlayStation exclusives.

The three games included in this collection are none other than Spyro the DragonSpyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, all of which look infinitely better than the original titles in which they are based on. Every aspect of the original games look to be captured perfectly and improved upon this time around thanks to the fact that Spyro Reignited Trilogy was built from the ground up, with an emphasis on setting sheep ablaze and crashing through pots headfirst remaining intact. Anyone that enjoyed the original Insomniac Games titles won't want to miss this.

Spyro Reignited Trilogy arrives across PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on November 13, 2018.

Fallout 76 - November 14

Post-apocalyptic aficionados are likely chomping at the bit to return to the wastelands of Fallout, but with this latest game they'll actually be able to bring a few friends with them. Opting to focus on the unpredictable nature of incorporating real players into the mix, Fallout 76 forgoes the heavy narrative that has accompanied Bethesda Game Studios' past core installments of the franchise in the pursuit of a true multiplayer experience.

Of course, those that prefer to play solo will still be able to wander the radiation-filled landscape of West Virginia through a private server option that will limit the griefing encountered by other players – allowing invited parties to instead become the bane of one's existence. At the very least, the world itself is said to be four-times the size of Fallout 4's, which affords anyone hoping to drop a nuclear bomb on a hostile player's base (something players can actually do this time around) a lot of room to avoid sacrificing themselves for the sake of revenge.

Fallout 76 arrives across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms on November 14, 2018.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu & Pokemon Let's Go Eevee - November 16

The first Pokemon titles for Nintendo Switch may not have been what gamers were expecting, but there's no denying that these new games should satiate fans while they await the arrival of Generation Eight next year. As a means of biding time for fans of the series, Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee offer a very different, albeit familiar, experience for any aspiring Pokemon Master that's well-acquainted with past games.

Taking trainers back to the Kanto region with a retelling of the classic Game Boy title, Pokemon: Yellow Version, this pair of titles is aiming to be more than just a nostalgia trip for longtime fans. This time around players are able to link up with the incredibly popular mobile game, Pokemon GO, which then permits Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee players to transfer the creatures they've captured in the app into the Switch title. Think of these games as a fleshed out Pokemon Stadium of sorts for Pokemon GO players, albeit with an entire campaign and a new collectible monster named Meltan.

Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Pokemon Let's Go Eevee arrive exclusively for Nintendo Switch on November 16, 2018.

Battlefield V - November 20

Electronic Arts and EA DICE are back at it after releasing last year's controversial Star Wars Battlefront II,  with the impending release of Battlefield V. Taking place in World War II, Battlefield V looks to be making some serious changes in order to appeal to followers of the shooter. For example, multiplayer is said to now be emphasizing a Band of Brothers-esque feel by making resources much more scarce as players trek through the online battlefields of Battlefield V with their squad.

Despite an initial, and quite frankly absurd, controversy pertaining to historical accuracy within the game's campaign offerings, a handful of story options will be present in the final product. Thanks to Battlefield V's Tides of War and Firestorm being added post-launch, the developers are ensuring that there's longevity after consumers pick up the game. It's also noteworthy that, this time around, the publisher and development studio are claiming to have heard the demands of fans and will be removing loot boxes from Battlefield V – although cosmetic add-ons will arrive some time after launch.

Battlefield V arrives across Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms on November 15, 2018.

Darksiders 3 - November 27

That's right, the third entry in the Darksiders property isn't as far away as you may have initially thought. The new title once again throws players into the role of one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse, in an open-world exploration/adventure game that many claim to be reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda. Of course, with previous playable characters War and Death preoccupied with their own ongoings, Darksiders 3 places players into the role of their sister, Fury.

The new heroine (of sorts) utilizes elemental abilities and a whip in order to dispatch foes and traverse what remains of civilization following the near decimation of planet Earth. Hoping to avoid the tedium of previous hack-and-slash scenarios present in past games, enemies this time around will be much fewer in numbers but noticeably more challenging to contend with. As one may be able to piece together, this design choice presumably enforces the sense of a much more dire and intimate setting during combat.

Darksiders 3 arrives across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 27, 2018.

Ride 3 - November 30

Heralded as one of the best motorcycle racing simulators in existence, Ride 3 is aiming to top the previous two entries with a menagerie of new content for fans. So, just how broad is the content range this time around? Well, there is said to be seven different categories that accumulate to 230 bikes, which should keep gear-heads content on Day One.

Being marketed under the tagline of "Collect. Customize. Race.," it's clear what the focus will be for anyone interested in taking on Ride 3. It's also important to note that racing fans will be able to tear through 30 total tracks (12 of which are brand new), with a wide range of parts that can be utilized to give players the upper hand when taking on any and all challengers.

Ride 3 arrives across PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One platforms on November 30, 2018.

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