Big games of November 2012

November is looking to be one of the biggest gaming months of the year, and that says a lot.

With the return of Halo, Call of Duty, Hitman, and Far Cry 3 to name a few, the holiday period is looking to be an overwhelming and exciting time for gaming.

So what are the biggest and most interesting games this month?

Hitman: Absolution

20 November 2012.

Agent 47 returns this month after a lengthly hiatus, and fans of virtual choking and body-dragging should prepare for the bald-headed assassin’s biggest challenge yet.

Backstabbed by his organisation and those he trusted, Agent 47 must go up against all odds to bring down those responsible for his betrayal.

Smarter AI, gorgeous visuals, incredibly detailed environments and hundreds of ways to dispose of targets will give Hitman: Absolution more depth and variety than ever before.

The untalkative assassin will return on November 20, 2012, so expect some sharp-dressing and silent violence heading into the holiday season.  If you pre-order the game, you’ll get access to the sharpshooting precursor game, which you can read about in MyGaming’s review of Hitman Sniper Challenge.

Read more about Hitman: Absolution.

Far Cry 3

29 November 2012

Far Cry 3 continues to look better and better the more Ubisoft show of the game.

Far Cry 3 throws players back into the sun-kissed tropical setting the series is known for, and playing as a survivor known as Jason, the limits of humanity and psychological strength will be pushed.

Running on Ubisoft Montreal’s impressive Dunia 2 engine, the game is set to feature a massive sandbox environment, allowing players to take advantage of their large open-world in order to approach situations in a number of ways – not to mention looking absolutely gorgeous.

MyGaming also got to chat to Far Cry 3’s Cinematic Director, Robert Purdy, about the upcoming threequel.

Check out more Far Cry 3 coverage.

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two

18 November 2012

To the jubilation of platformer fans and followers of the great mouse everywhere, the Epic Mickey sequel is making its way to the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Featuring Mickey and Oswald the rabbit, Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, features full drop-in drop-out co-op multiplayer, which will be sure to add a lot more action and excitement to the vivid world we caught a glimpse of in the original.

When played co-operatively, players will have to work together to use Mickey’s paint and thinner abilities, while complementing them with Oswald’s ability to control objects around the environment.

Epic Mickey 2 is being developed under the watchful eye of Warren Spector, so expect some serious love and care in the upcoming sequel.

Epic Mickey 2 screenshot

Halo 4

6 November 2012

After fooling us into thinking that Halo 3 was the end of Master Chief, Halo 4 is finally here.

Reviews have already praised the game on multiple fronts, and it appears that 343 Industries haven’t disappointed since taking over from Bungie.

Halo 4 is set in the aftermath of Halo 3, where Master Chief returns to confront his own destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 marks the start of a new trilogy for the franchise, which should last well into the future.

Read more about Halo 4.

Call of Duty: Black Ops II

13 November 2012

It’s now become standard-fare that we expect a Call of Duty game every November, but anticipation for Black Ops II is pretty intense this time around.

Black Ops II looks to mix up the traditional past/present setting of the franchise, by jumping to the future for the first time.

Black Ops II asks what would happen if the technology created to protect your very country, was turned against you.

The game isn’t all about explosions and multiplayer teabagging, as David S. Goyer, the co-writer of The Dark Knight Rises, is at the helm, and composer Trent Reznor is putting together the music, showing that there’s a lot of talent behind the Black Ops sequel.

Featuring a generation-spanning campaign and a zombie-mode on steroids, Black Ops II is looking to be something familiar, yet different, this time around.

Check out more Black Ops II coverage.

Other game releases in November:

Sonic All Star Racing: Transformed (30 November 2012)

F1 Race Stars (16 November 2012)

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai HD Collection (2 November 2012)

Little Big Planet Karting (9 November 2012)

Wonderbook: Book of Spells (14 November 2012)

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale (23 November 2012)

Family Guy: Back To The Multiverse (23 November 2012)

Skylanders Giants (30 November 2012)

Lego Lord of the Rings (23 November 2012)

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