New PlayStation Releases This Week: November 5th – November 9th

By Sam Quirke, 16 days ago
This week sees the release of a whole bunch of smaller games, but not much in terms of AAA experiences. With Red Dead Redemption 2 still soaring and HITMAN 2 and Fallout 76 around the corner, we're not complaining.

World of Final Fantasy Maxima

World of Final Fantasy Maxima Trophies: To be revealed
UPDATE: We're unsure whether Maxima will get its own list on PlayStation; it's currently available as a DLC add-on to the original game.
Release date: November 6th
Expanding the horizons of FINAL FANTASY! A tale of many encounters and the birth of a new world.

Originally released in November 2017, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY has just been powered up and reborn as WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY Maxima! New characters from FF lore (Champions) and monsters (Mirages) add even more fun and excitement to this unique adventure. This new and enhanced version of WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY also features the Avatar Change system, which allows the protagonists, Reynn and Lann, to fight as Champions. Fight your way through exhilarating battles as legendary FINAL FANTASY heroes!
WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY MAXIMA

The Shapeshifting Detective

The Shapeshifting Detective Trophies: To be revealed
Release date: November 6th
Pre-order bonus for PS Plus members: UK and EU
The Shapeshifting Detective is a supernatural-noir murder mystery FMV game where you play as a detective who can shapeshift into other characters, allowing you to unlock secret conversations and private encounters.

Dorota Shaw is dead. And the prime suspects are three tarot readers with the uncanny ability to predict murder - or commit it. It’s your job to find out what else they know - but they won’t reveal their dark secrets to just anyone… Luckily, you can be anyone you want to be. Even the next victim.

The game features more than 1600 full HD video responses, a simple questioning interface with unique ‘delete’ mechanic, and a randomly chosen murderer at the start of the game. Developed by the World Record-breaking makers of 'The Infectious Madness of Doctor Dekker'.
The Shapeshifting Detective

GRIP

GRIP Trophies: 36 trophies, Platinum included
Release date: November 6th
Pre-order available: Digital Deluxe and Standard Editions (UK and EU)
GRIP is a high octane, hardcore combat racer, packing ferocious speed and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons.

• Hit speeds of up to 767mph on floors, walls and ceilings
• Race your way through 22 tracks across a host of 4 exotic planets
• Pick-up 9 power-ups and weapons, from shields and turbos, to missiles and explosive darts.
• Compete with offline split screen and online multiplayer
• Face off alone or team up in 5 Arena battle maps
• Beat the clock in 19 point-to-point Carkour runs.
• Single player campaign included
• Roster of 15 armoured cars to suit your style
GRIP

The Forest

The Forest Trophies: To be revealed
Release date: November 6th
The Forest is an open world survival horror game. Build, explore, survive in this terrifying first person survival horror simulator. Enter a living, breathing forest, where every tree and plant can be chopped down. Below ground explore a vast network of caves and underground lakes. Crash land alone, or with friends in up to 8 player cooperative multiplayer.

Chop down trees to build a camp, or start a fire to keep warm. Scavenge food to keep yourself from starving. Find and plant seeds to grow food. Build a small shelter or a large ocean side fortress. decorate your home with found items. Lay traps and defenses to keep a safe perimeter. Explore and build during the day. Defend your base at night. Craft weapons and tools. Bunker down during the evening or bring the fight directly to the enemy.

Defend yourself against a clan of genetic mutant enemies that have beliefs, families and morals and that appear almost human.
The Forest

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut (Vita)

Slayaway Camp: Butcher's Cut (Vita) Trophies: 51 trophies (includes Platinum)
Release date: November 6th
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut Deluxe Edition includes the full game and the following highly desirable additional content:

• 5x awesome Avatars: Killer Clown, Killer Hotdog, Skullface, Skullface’s Mom, Sharkman
• Slayaway Camp Theme: With this totally killer theme, Skullface will be in your face every time you turn on your PS4™
• Official soundtrack by legendary Canadian group GNÜ TRUNTION
Slayaway

Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon

Swords & Soldiers II: Shawarmageddon Trophies: 13 trophies (no Platinum)
Release date: November 6th
Swords and Soldiers 2 Shawarmageddon is an action-packed side-scrolling real-time strategy game from the makers of Awesomenauts. Fight to control the map and push the enemy back to their base in a highly tactical tug of war. Battle in online and split-screen multiplayer, duel the devious AI in skirmishes, or enjoy the extensive single-player campaign.

-- Vikings, Persians and Demons! Play any of three deadly factions, each with their own unique units and spells as well as distinctive strengths and weaknesses.
-- Side-scroll over your enemies: Defend your base, claim resources, and use over 45 units, spells and buildings to run down your enemy!
-- Find the perfect Shawarma!: As Chief Redbeard, you and your Vikings must fight your way through an extensive 45 level single-player campaign across tundra, forests, deserts and the pits of hell to find out who stole your dinner!
-- Strategize and customize: Use the Custom Army feature to conscript your favorite troops, spells and structures, then pit them against your friends!
-- Multiplay it your way: Play online, via local network or split-screen in intense 1 v 1 battles and level your opponent’s base!
-- Play the waiting games: While waiting for your rival to show up online, you can enjoy all kinds of mini-games - battle it out against the AI in a skirmish or go for a high score.
Swords & Soldiers II

Omen of Sorrow

Omen of Sorrow Trophies: 41 trophies (includes Platinum)
Release date: November 6th
Pre-order bonus for PS Plus members: UK, US and EU
Omen of Sorrow is a classic 2D, four-button fighting game, with Unreal Engine 4-powered graphics, a cast of characters inspired by classical horror, fantasy and mythology, and a battle system designed from the ground up to leverage player skill, rather than stats or random chance, featuring deep combat mechanics that favor movement and spacing over tight execution to provide an engaging experience for pros and newcomers alike!

Using a netcode technique called rollback (GGPO), we’ll provide you with a near-lagless online experience. You’ll also be able to fight your friends in Local Multiplayer having someone in the same physical space when playing a game is a very different experience than playing with them over the Internet. You know that, and so do we.
Omen of Sorrow

Déraciné

Déraciné Trophies: 17 trophies (includes Platinum)
Release date: November 6th
Pre-order available: US only
Déraciné is a brand new story adventure created by the renowned Bloodborne developer, FromSoftware, available exclusively on PS VR. As a spirit in a secluded boarding school, the player must prove its existence and build a unique bond with the students as the world is uncovered through discovery and exploration. As the mystery of the story unfolds, the spirit must travel in time to change the fate of the pupils.
Deracine

Carnival Games

Carnival Games Trophies: 50 trophies (includes Platinum)
Release date: November 6th
Pre-order available: UK, EU and US
Carnival Games brings the party back for the entire family!

• A FUN VARIETY OF CARNIVAL GAMES FOR EVERYONE: Like a real-life county fair, Carnival Games bursts with exciting mini-games that you can play over and over. Classic mini-games such as shooting basketballs (“Swish”) and taking down unfriendly clowns (“Clowning Around”) are joined by brand new attractions like flying drone racing (“Light Speed”) and cosmic bowling (“Cosmic Strike”). With 20 total games Carnival Games is a fantastic time for all.

• A MULTIPLAYER PARTY: Bring your family and friends in on the fun for a true Carnival Games party. Up to 4 players can participate simultaneously, bumping up the level of excitement and competition in all 20 carnival mini-games.

• PLAY, WIN, GET REWARDS: Play games, win tickets, and trade them in for new outfits for your carnival guest characters. Dress them up to match your style or be as wild as you can with wacky headgear, shirts and bottoms.
Carnival Games

Steel Rats

Steel Rats Trophies: 47 trophies (includes Platinum)
Release date: November 7th
Pre-order Bonus for PS Plus Members: UK and EU
Wreck and ride in a visceral and ground-breaking evolution of the 2.5D action arcade genre, fusing destructive, octane-fueled, motorbike combat and death-defying stunt gameplay, set in a visually stylized retro future world. Switch between 4 characters, each with unique abilities, as you wreak havoc fighting deadly Junkbots!
Trophy Reveal

ACA NEOGEO PUZZLE BOBBLE

ACA NEOGEO PUZZLE BOBBLE Trophies: To be revealed
Release date: November 8th
Puzzle Bobble

Tetris Effect

Tetris Effect Trophies: To be revealed
Release date: November 9th
Pre-order discount available: US, UK (with PS Plus), EU (with PS Plus)
Tetris® Effect is Tetris like you've never seen it, or heard it, or felt it before—an incredibly addictive, unique, and breathtakingly gorgeous reinvention of one of the most popular puzzle games of all time, from the people who brought you the award-winning Rez Infinite and legendary puzzle game Lumines. Fully playable on either a standard display (up to 4K and 60fps on a PS4™Pro), or optionally in mind-blowing 3D on PS VR.
Tetris Effect Announcement Screens

11-11 Memories Retold

11-11 Memories Retold Trophies: To be revealed
Release date: November 9th
11th November 1916, a young photographer leaves Canada to join the Western Front in Europe. The same day, a German technician is told that his son is missing in action on the front…

They will discover the reality of war, crossing paths, on the front, and the rear, trying to preserve their humanity for their loved ones in the face of disastrous events… If they can come back.

At 11am the 11th Day of the 11th Month of year 1918, they will face the biggest decision of their lives… This is the moving story of the end of World War One.
Artwork

Jagged Alliance: Rage!

Jagged Alliance: Rage! Trophies: To be revealed
Release date: December 6th
Jagged Alliance is back – With a new take on turn-based tactics, adventure elements and the well-known quirky mercenaries! Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits!

This time it’s just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army.

• 2 Player online co-op mode
• Deep turn-based tactical gameplay mixed with adventure elements
• Choose a variety of tactics ranging from stealth to brute force
• Strong character personalities with own skills, desires and personal conflicts
• Rage skills: Unique character abilities that get more powerful over the course of the battle
• Powerful Commanders coordinate enemy troops on the battlefields
• Face terrifying experimental drugs and use them to manipulate your enemies
Jagged Alliance

Noir Chronicles: City of Crime

Noir Chronicles: City of Crime Trophies: 21 trophies (includes Platinum)
Release date: November 9th
Step into the shoes of Alfred Fox, a private eye with a knack for getting into trouble, and confront the danger looming over your old flame, Barbara Le Purr. Using your own intuition and wide investigation techniques you will follow the intrigue and face many, sometimes deadly, consequences.
Noir

SkyTime

SkyTime Trophies: 25 trophies (including Platinum)
Release date: November 5th
In SkyTime, you are a scientist who lost their family in an avalanche and are trying to get them back. You created a time machine, but it was missing one key component: a reactor core to power it. You stole one from the evil private military company Mortech, and are now being chased. Can you outrun them?
SKytime

Timber Tennis: Versus

Timber Tennis: Versus Trophies: 16 trophies (including Platinum)
Release date: November 8th
Take part in the annual Timber Tennis world championships – use your special skills, watch out for super shots, and collect prizes to beat all the rivals and reach the grand final! Unlock all the characters (including Princess, Hipster, Boxer and many more), win trophies, and compete in local or online multiplayer mode with your friends!
Timber Tennis

We'll be back next week with yet more new releases. Are you picking up any of these curios? Let us know in the comments!
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.