Welcome to our first edition of InsideTheBox: This months hot releases. This post is here to inform gamers of the most anticipated, best-looking releases coming to consoles, handhelds and computers this month. So, without further ado, lets start with the first game of November’s hot releases…

HALO 4
Format: Xbox 360
Release Date: November 6th

Halo 4 is the new entry into the Halo franchise, delivered by a new developer who are going to produce the next trilogy of the Halo series, 343 Industries. They are replacing Bungie as the Halo developer. Halo 4 is the first part in a brand new trilogy and is due to improve on all previous Halo games, delivering an experience which some reviewers say is the best Halo yet!

LittleBigPlanet Karting
Format: PS3
Release Date: November 9th

LittleBigPlanet Karting is a new spin-off in the LittleBigPlanet series, allowing players to bring their Sackboy or Sackgirl to the races! It is based on the ModNation Racers idea, however, it has been improved and worked on to improve the formula. As a bonus, all LBP2 and LBP costumes can be used in Karting!

Call of Duty: Black Ops II
Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, WiiU
Release Date: November 13th

This is the big one! Black Ops II marks the move of Treyarch’s Call of Duty series of games into a future setting. Black Ops II has been developed to represent a futuristic setting, with modern weapons and maps designs prevalent. Zombies also make their biggest return yet with many brand new features on the way – you do not want to miss this one!

Hitman Absolution
Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Release Date: November 20th

Not many people are unaware of the Hitman series. Hitman Absolution is the new entry to the extremely popular Hitman series, which is known to be a great value game due to the replayablility value within. The new game comes out this month and, if it isn’t fantastic, a lot of people will be shocked. This is definitely one to play!

Playstation All-Stars: Battle Royale
Format: PS3, PS Vita
Release Date: November 20th

Battle Royale is a battle mashup of Sony’s most popular gaming characters. Play as some of the most iconic Sony mascots both online and offline as you battle others in multiplayer matches. While this might not be the strongest title Sony could have offered… it certainly will be VERY fun!

Lego: The Lord of the Rings
Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, 3DS, DS, Vita
Release Date: November 23 (EU)

Lego: The Lord of the Rings is the next Lego game from experienced developers Travellers Tales. The Lego franchise has partnered with some big names in the past and now, to the delight of fans, they announced a Lord of the Rings Lego video game for November. If you are a fan of Lego games or Lord of the Rings, this is for you!

Far Cry 3
Format: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Release Date: November 30th

Far Cry 3 is one of the best value games coming this month. The game offers a single-player campaign, a unique co-operative campaign, a multiplayer mode and an online multiplayer map editor. This is certain to be a big seller and rightly-so, it appears it will be a fantastic offering from Ubisoft!

Well, thanks for reading our November hot releases! We will be back again in December to give you the low down on the big upcoming Christmas releases! Stick with us for all the best gaming coverage!