Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass is currently having a tremendous run, as the service continues to offer critically acclaimed games at regular intervals alongside blockbuster day-one releases. Xbox Game Pass lineup for November 2023 is shaping up to be no different, with confirmation of at least six day-one titles set to arrive throughout the month.
The new additions to the Xbox Game Pass library include PlateUp and Thirsty Suitors on November 2; Football Manager 2024 on November 6; Dungeons 4 and Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name on November 9; and Persona 5 Tactica on November 17.
PlateUp! – November 2
Bristol-based publisher Yogscast Games and It’s Happening have confirmed that cult hit PC indie game PlateUp! will be coming to console this November. The restaurant management roguelite has passed over 1.1 million sales on Steam, and now the game will be available digitally on Nintendo Switch, Xbox, and PlayStation, as well as physically in both Standard and Collector’s Editions.
Co-op cooking roguelite that supports up to four players blends chaotic kitchen and restaurant management with strategic planning and development. In PlateUp, players can free to design their restaurant, which will expand and develop between shifts, with new content and challenges unlocked through progression.
The release date for PlateUp is set for November 2, and you can watch the official console trailer below. The game will also be available for Xbox Game Pass users from day one.
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Thirsty Suitors – November 2
Thirsty Suitors is a video game that blends turn-based, over-the-top combat with upgrades, special abilities, and a unique mood system, seemingly inspired by Persona and Pokemon.
The story revolves around Jala, who returns to her hometown following a bad breakup and finds herself with an impossible to-do list. She must reconcile with her exes, please her tough-to-please parents, mend broken friendships and prepare for a visit from her family’s intimidating matriarch.
Published by Annapurna Interactive and developed by Outerloop Games, Thirsty Suitors will be released on November 2 and will be available for PlayStation, Xbox, Switch, and PC (via Steam). The game will also be added to the Xbox Game Pass library from day one.
Football Manager 2024 – November 6
The most acclaimed management simulation game, Football Manager 2024, will be arriving on November 6, and the best part is that FM2024 will become available on Xbox Game Pass right after its release.
As you know from its predecessors, Sports Interactive’s popular management simulation game puts you in the shoes of a football club manager, and it expects you to oversee all areas of the football club, from transfers and finances to matchday preparations and player development.
The new version of the football simulation game, FM2024, comes packed with exciting new features. One of the highlights is the addition of Japanese football leagues, which could make the game even more interesting to play. Another cool feature is the ability to continue your saved games from the FM2023 and even carry them over to future versions of the game. This means that you can pick up right where you left off, even if you upgrade to the latest version of the game.
There are also other updates that make the game more realistic and enjoyable, such as smarter transfers and team building by opponents, new set pieces, and various quality-of-life improvements. Whether these updates add up to a significant improvement in the game remains to be seen.
Dungeons 4 – November 9
The dungeon-builder series returns with Dungeons 4, which promises to be bigger, better, and more evil than its predecessors. This time around, players will lead a faction of Dark Elf Thalya and her minions in service to the Absolute Evil, building dungeons to amass armies and conquer the Overworld.
Dungeon 4 is going to be released for PCs and consoles on November 9. The game will also be available for Xbox Game Pass subscribers from day one.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name – November 9
November will also see the full release of Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name, which will launch on November 17 and be available on Xbox Game Pass. The game is charting the story of Kazuma Kiryu after he faked his own death to protect his family.
Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name follows ex-yakuza Kazuma Kiryu as he works under the code name Joryu for the mysterious Daidoji faction.
The combat feels very crisp and fluid in the game. It uses a combination of punch attacks and motions familiar to those who have played previous Yakuza/Like a Dragon titles. However, Kiryu also has a variety of gadgets such as sliding across the floor or wrapping enemies up with string to sling them around.
Persona 5 Tactica – November 17
Persona 5 Tactica is an exciting new game that is a part of the Persona series, which is a popular part of the larger Megami Tensei franchise. In this game, you can join the Phantom Thieves, a group of heroes fighting for justice, as they embark on a new adventure in the Persona universe.
The story begins with the Phantom Thieves finding themselves in a strange new world where the local people are oppressed by a powerful military group called the Legionnaires. They soon meet a mysterious revolutionary named Erina, who offers them a deal they can’t refuse in exchange for their help. Together, they must fight to liberate the people from the oppressive rule of the Legionnaires and restore freedom to the land.