Games To Watch Out For This December

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It’s getting close to Christmas now, so all of December’s big game releases are in its first week.

It just wouldn’t make sense to release a game too close to Christmas, right? Who’d buy it at full price when the January sales are just around the corner? Though even those with hefty bank balances aren’t likely to buy everything they’re interested in within days of each other.

Anyway, these are the games to watch out for in December. Whether you buy them or not is up to you, but you’ll probably want to.

1

Just Cause 4

Release date: 4th December
Formats: PS4, Xbox One and PC

The latest entry in the Just Cause series promises more destruction and high-octane antics than ever. But will performance in Just Cause 4 be better than in Just Cause 3? We hope so! We should have a review soon after launch, but if you want to throw caution to the wind and start playing early, you can buy the Gold Edition which releases on 3rd December.

2

Override: Mech City Brawl

Release date: 4th December
Formats: PS4, Xbox One and PC

We previewed Override: Mech City Brawl recently and found it to be a hell of a lot of fun. If you like taking control of giant mechs and battling with friends, make sure to pick this title up. It can be played cooperatively, too, with multiple players taking control of one giant mech.

3

Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection

Release date: 4th December
Formats: PS4

Take the characters from your favourite Persona games and make them dance to your heart’s content; that’s what Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection is all about. You’ll need to buy the whole collection to get Persona 4: Dancing All Night on PS4, but if you’re not bothered about it you can buy Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight or Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight separately. We’ll have a review for the collection soon.

4

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

Release date: 4th December
Formats: PS4, Xbox One and Switch

If you like 2D platformers that look cute but offer a great deal of challenge, Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom should be at the top of your list. It promises an adventure that will take 15 hours to complete, with six charming forms that you’ll eventually be able to switch between at will. We’ll have a review close to launch, so keep an eye out for it.

5

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

Release date: 4th December
Formats: PS4, Xbox One and PC

Combining real-time stealth and exploration with turn-based combat, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden is a dark game that forges its own path. If you’re an Xbox Game Pass member you’ll be happy to hear that it’s joining the service on day of release. If not, consider buying it on your format of choice if you like mutants, loot and XCOM style strategy.

6

Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales

Release date: 4th December
Formats: PS4 and Xbox One

Can’t get enough of The Witcher? Buy Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales and enjoy a new 30-hour adventure set in its magnificent world. There are quests to complete and choices to make, and if you like GWENT you’ll be in your element with its card-based combat system. It’s already available on PC if you weren’t aware.

7

SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Classics

Release date: 6th December
Formats: Switch

What’s better than being able to play Shinobi III on a TV connected to a PS4 or Xbox One? Playing Shinobi III on a train via a Nintendo Switch. The SEGA Mega Drive / Genesis Classics Collection arrives on Switch this month, allowing you to play a decent selection of retro titles nearly anywhere. It still doesn’t feature Sonic 3 though

8

Battle Princess Madelyn

Release date: 6th December
Formats: PS4, Xbox One, Switch and PC

If you used to like Capcom’s classic Ghouls ‘n Goblins games, you’re probably going to love Battle Princess Madelyn. A side-scrolling platformer that features 10 levels, each split into five stages, you’ll be able to play it in both story and arcade modes, with the former written by a professional children’s author.

9

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Release date: 7th December
Formats: PS4

PS4 gamers finally get to join in on the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds action on 7th December. But will it be good enough to pull them away from Fortnite? Only time will tell.

10

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Release date: 7th December
Formats: Switch

Featuring every Super Smash Bros. character ever at launch, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is going to do its best to live up to its name. While its single player campaign is surely going to be epic, it’s the game’s multiplayer offerings that are going to drive people wild. This is going to be a hit, no doubt about that.

11

Katamari Damacy REROLL

Release date: 7th December
Formats: Switch and PC

Katamari Damacy is back! A remake of the original game with updated graphics and completely recreated cutscenes, we just can’t wait to start rolling up everything in sight to restore the stars once again. Katamari Damacy REROLL is sure to be crazy, but we love crazy.

12

Borderlands 2 VR

Release date: 14th December
Formats: PS4

We’re all waiting for Borderlands 3, but in the meantime here’s another way to enjoy the brilliant Borderlands 2: in VR. Borderlands 2 VR is going to be PlayStation exclusive for a while, so you’ll need a PSVR headset and a PS4 if you want to play it any time soon. One things is for sure, though, if any game can make VR more fun, it’s Borderlands. Or we hope so, anyway.