Top New Game Releases On PS5
ormally, New Releases highlights five big games in every episode, but that would be a real disservice this time, considering the imminent launches of the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The next generation of consoles kicks off with heavy hitters like Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Dirt 5, Bugsnax, Demon's Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Godfall. Just after the launches comes Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. And since we can't leave Nintendo out, this episode also takes a look at Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla -- November 10 (PS4, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC, Stadia) / November 12 (PS5)
The next entry in the Assassin's Creed saga is set in the Viking era. As tribe leader Eivor, you'll lead your people in raids across the isle of Great Britain. You'll pillage villages, build your own encampment, and even dip back into social stealth. Expect more info on the mysterious Hidden Ones too.
Dirt 5 -- November 10 (Series X/S) / November 12 (PS5)
Dirt 5 will already be out on current-gen consoles by the time the new ones arrive, and you'll be able transfer your saves from Xbox One to Series X/S (unfortunately you cannot do the same from PS4 to PS5). What awaits you in this rally racing game is a variety of tracks around the world, each with dynamic weather conditions. You can take on a rival driver in career mode, too.
Bugsnax -- November 12
The titular Bugsnax are little edible creatures that live on a mysterious island, and it's up to you to catch them for the citizens, a species called the Grumpus, of Snaxburg. Doing so requires a bit of puzzle-solving and carrying out quests for each Grumpus. Even better, you can get it for free on PS5 as one of PlayStation Plus's November games!
Spider-Man: Miles Morales -- November 12
This isn't a sequel to 2018's Spider-Man game; it's a standalone adventure where you control the titular Miles Morales instead of Peter Parker. Miles has his own set of suits--including a rad outfit from Into the Spiderverse--that come with their own special abilities. He can go invisible, discharge electricity, and more. Additionally, there's a free upgrade from the PS4 version to PS5 if you aren't able to grab the new console for a while.