With Killzone being the game targeted at the older crowd at launch, Knack is the more family friendly game available at launch for the PlayStation 4. Being created directly by SCE Japan, you know the game should be quality. Knack features a very unique artstyle and looks like one that will be a fun ride the entire way through. Pick this exclusive up with your PlayStation 4 on November 15.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
This game pretty much had to be on my list due to the impressions I’ve heard over the last week. The current generation version of the game has been extremely well received and early reports have said that the next generation version is even better. The footage of the next generation version look beautiful, and with the ability to download the next generation version of the game through January 31 for only $9.99 if you have bought the current generation version, it would be crazy not to want this game. You can play this game at launch for the PlayStation 4 on November 15 and Xbox One on November 22.
Madden NFL 25
As you can tell from my review of the current generation of this title, I loved this year’s Madden release and still find myself playing the game online every few days. My only hesitation about the next generation version of this is the disappointment that the first Madden for Xbox 360 was after looking so good in the trailers. Hopefully this one will continue on from the great current generation version of Madden NFL 25 and provide a great next generation football experience when it releases for PlayStation 4 on November 15 and Xbox One on November 22.
Just like with Madden, NBA 2K14 was very well received when it released this year, and the next generation version looks even better. With extra features and greatly enhanced graphics, NBA 2K14 definitely looks like one game worth upgrading to the next generation for when it launches for PlayStation 4 on November 15 and Xbox One on November 22.
Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games
In what has become a biennial release alongside each Olympic games, the Mario & Sonic series has been a fun little series for Nintendo, and now we are getting another in honor of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Sochi. I actually missed the first Mario & Sonic at the Winter Olympics game four years ago, so this will be my first experience with their take on winter sports. With the introduction of the GamePad, I bet the games have the potential to be even better than the Summer Olympics titles. This game will release exclusively for the Wii U on November 15.
NBA Live 14
This is a game that I almost left off the list, but included it due to how I’m really interested in seeing what happens with this title. Having not seen a console release since the very late cancellation of NBA Live 10, EA Sports has decided to release the next entry exclusively for next generation consoles. The trailers we’ve seen do look really good, but the deciding factor here will be the gameplay as it goes up against NBA 2K14. You can pick this game up on November 19 for PlayStation 4, as well as for Xbox One three days ahead of the console release.
Young Justice: Legacy
This might be a much lesser known title, but is one that I have been looking forward to for over a year. Young Justice was an excellent DC Comics carton that was taken through the ringer by Cartoon Network before being cancelled earlier this year after two seasons. However, this game, which was originally scheduled for this past February, takes place during the time jump between the first and second seasons. The game utilizes a style similar to the Marvel: Ultimate Alliance series of games. After a recent cancellation for Wii U and Wii, the game will still be coming to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, and 3DS on November 19.