What between the releases of Pokemon Sword and Shield, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Need for Speed: Heat, November was by far one of the busiest months of 2019 in terms of sheer excellent video game being launched. However, that doesn’t mean that the year is done yet. December might not be quite as bombastic as what we’ve just seen in November, but there are still a few gems worth coming out this month that we think are worth celebrating.
What are these gems, we hear you ask? Well, that’s what the round-up we’ve collated below aims to highlight. In need of something suitable for the Christmas period or a lesser-known game that won’t take up too much of your time? You’ve come to the right place. So, without further ado, here’s every new big game releasing on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch throughout the month of December.
Life is Strange 2 (December 3rd)
Released episodically beginning in 2018, the full story of the second Life is Strange game comes to an end on December 3rd. And, as is usual for episodic releases like this, a boxed physical version of the complete tale releases to coincide with the release of the last episode. Taking place three years after the first Life is Strange, this sequel is also a decision and choice-based graphic adventure where everything you do matters and has an impact on the narrative. You play as Sean Diaz, a teenager with special powers. Discover how his story ends when Life is Strange 2 fully releases on December 3rd.
Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition (December 3rd)
Players looking for the closest thing to Dungeons and Dragons in a video game will feel right at home with this newer, enhanced edition of the classic role-playing game Neverwinter Nights. It returns via this graphically enhanced version to PS4 and Xbox One, letting players set off on a journey of self-discovery as a party of ragtag heroes. Will you choose to play as a half-elven rogue, a brute-forced warrior or a class that is more magic-focused? Discover a world of wizards and wonder at every turn in Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition when it releases December 3rd.
Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection (December 6th)
If you’re someone who missed out on the high seas antics of both Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag or its follow-up Assassin’s Creed: Rogue, you can rest easy knowing that Ubisoft has remastered both of them via a collective package known as Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection. Coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch on December 6th, this will mark the first time both games have been playable on the go, making it more convenient and much easier than before to enjoy open-world stealth action in two of the Assassin’s Creed series’ best entries.
New Super Lucky’s Tale (December 13th)
Originally released for the Xbox One, Super Lucky’s Tale was a delightful adventure that served as a homage to the golden age of colourful 3D platformers. Well, coming to Nintendo Switch on December 13th is an expanded version of this whimsical tale, featuring new worlds, characters and power-ups for Lucky to experience. This makes it far and away the definitive version, ready for a whole host of new generations to jump into.
Monstrum (December 31st)
It may no longer be Halloween, but that hasn’t stopped Monstrum from gracing PS4 and Xbox One with all its first-person survival horror goodness. The adventure takes place on a derelict cargo ship full of terrifying predators constantly prowling. You’re challenged to stay alive for as long as possible, learning each creature’s weaknesses and abilities. Environments are entirely procedurally generated which means that no gameplay session will be the same. Come December 31st, Monstrum offers a lot of replay value.