There are a lot of games coming out in December, so, I have collated a list of the interesting, fun-looking, and highly enjoyable games that I look forward to playing myself.
The list includes games being released on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Switch.
Fights In Tight Spaces – December 2 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC)
In an era where espionage is handled largely by data-packets being pored over by teams of analysts, Section Eleven’s approach is more hands-on, dealing with the sorts of criminal organisations who live and operate outside the realms of electronic communication. When the rest of the intelligence services have failed, they call Section Eleven.
Developer: Ground Shatter
Publisher: Mode 7 Games
Caption from: https://www.fightsintightspaces.com/
Solar Ash – December 2 (PS4, PS5, PC)
Solar Ash is the second game from Heart Machine, the creators of the award winning 2016 game Hyper Light Drifter.
Journey through a surreal, vivid and highly stylized world filled with mystery, wild high-speed traversal, endearing characters, and massive enemy encounters.
The Void is calling…
Developer: Heart Machine
Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
Caption from: https://heartmachine.com/
Chorus – December 3 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC)
Take control of Nara, once the Circle’s deadliest warrior, now their most wanted fugitive, on a quest to destroy the dark cult that created her. Unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities in a true evolution of the space-combat shooter. Along with Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, explore ancient temples, engage in exhilarating zero-g combat, and venture beyond our waking reality.
Developer: Deep Silver Fishlabs
Publisher: Deep Silver
Caption from: https://chorusthegame.com/
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker – December 7 (PS4, PS5, PC)
Yet shadowed by their triumph in the First, the Warrior of Light and Scions of the Seventh Dawn are home at last. An even greater calamity than refulgent oblivion has been building in their absence, however─a second advent of the Final Days. Should all despair, the myriad conflicts that now ravage the land cannot but foretoken an end to life in the Source.
Take heart in the faith of those who walk beside you, and journey ever higher─to the very stars above.
Developer/Publisher: Square Enix
Caption from: https://eu.finalfantasyxiv.com/endwalker/
Heavenly Bodies – December 7 (PS4, PS5, PC)
A game about cosmonauts, the body, and the absence of gravity.
Developer/Publisher: 2pt Interactive
Caption from: https://heavenlybodiesgame.com/
SpellForce III Reforced – December 7 (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC)(DELAYED UNTIL MARCH 2022)
SpellForce III Reforced is a unique mix of an epic RPG storyline blended with accessible real-time strategy elements, designed to offer a riveting console experience to fans and newcomers alike.
It is the year 518. The rebellion of the renegade mages, known as the Mage Wars, has been quashed by the Crown. However, it was a Pyrrhic victory: Whole regions have fallen into anarchy, refugees roam the lands in search of shelter, and a mysterious, deadly plague called the “Bloodburn” has arisen and is spreading rapidly.
In times like these people cling to any sign of hope they can find. The Purity of Light, led by a charismatic man called Rondar Lacaine, claims that mages are the source of all misfortune – and that only the second coming of Aonir, the father of all gods, will return Eo to its former splendor.
Developer: Grimlore Games
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Caption from: https://www.spellforce.com/
White Shadows – December 7 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
White Shadows is a modern fable about escaping a dark, weird and violent world.
A long time has passed since The Great War. Humanity is half human, half animal. What remains of civilization lives in The White City, a vast network of towers rising high into a dark sky.
To protect against a deadly pandemic, those who can afford it try to keep themselves alive — by covering their skin in bright white light. But their safety is based on a lie, brutally exploited by the ruling wolves. To keep order. To keep themselves in power. But their grip on the world is starting to crumble. Something is coming.
Caption from: https://headupgames.com/game/white-shadows
Halo Infinite – December 8 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC)
The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief campaign yet and a ground-breaking free to play multiplayer experience.
Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Caption from: https://www.xbox.com/en-GB/games/halo-infinite
Wytchwood – December 9 (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Switch)
Wytchwood is a crafting adventure game set in an expressive land of gothic fables and fairytales. As the mysterious old witch of the woods, you will explore a strange countryside, collect magical ingredients, brew sorcerous enchantments, and pass your twisted judgement upon a capricious cast of characters and creatures.
After all, how will they ever learn if you don’t teach them the moral of the story?
Publisher: Whitethorn Digital
Caption from: https://whitethorngames.com/wytchwood
Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon – December 13 (PS4, Switch, PC)
Delve with Shovel Knight into the depths of the Pocket Dungeon in an action-packed puzzle adventure mashup like none other!
Join your mysterious guide Puzzle Knight as you shovel through scads of foes, procure new equipment, and battle bosses both familiar and new.
Explore a tale with endless twists and turns, quest as your favorite heroes, and even challenge a friend for fast-paced head-to-head competition in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon!
Developer: Yacht Club Games, Vine
Publisher: Yacht Club Games
Among Us – December 14 (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One)
Among Us is a party game of teamwork and betrayal.
Crewmates work together to complete tasks before one or more Impostors can kill everyone aboard.
Caption from: https://www.innersloth.com/games/among-us/
The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf Smurftastic Edition – December 14 (PS5)
In a dusty grimoire, the wizard Gargamel just put his hands on the formula of an evil plant: the VILEAF.
This plant produces “VILETRAP” seeds, which can attract and imprison Smurfs… but these VILETRAP plants are also a great danger for the forest, as they are TOXIC, especially for the sarsaparilla fields!
PAPA SMURF decides to ask some of his fellow Smurfs to help him find the ingredients for a super powerful antidote for all the plants sick from the VILEAF.
Thanks to the SMURFIZER, an invention from HANDY SMURF, go on an adventure to find the ingredients and free your fellow Smurfs… and save the whole village!
Developer: Osome Studio
Caption from: https://www.microids.com/game-the-smurfs-mission-vileaf/
Firegirl – December 14 (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – delayed
Take on the role of a young rescue officer starting her career. Armed with a trusty axe and high-pressure fire hose that also acts as a jetpack, Firegirl responds to emergency calls across the city.
Publisher: Thunderful Group
Caption from: https://thunderfulgames.com/games/firegirl/
Aeterna Noctis – December 15 (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
Aeterna Noctis feels like a traditional 2D Metroidvania mixed with unique gameplay mechanics never seen before. Taking the role of the ‘King of Darkness’ you must regain your power exploring the vast lands of the world of ‘Aeterna’ across 16 different and connected areas in pure Metroidvania vibe. Frame by frame animation using hand drawn style confers a singular personality to the title, making different each single level and character and also belonging to the Aeterna Noctis universe.
Developer/Publisher: Aeternum Game Studios S.L
Caption from: https://www.aeternathegame.com/
Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach – December 16 (PS4, PS5, PC)
Hey, kids! Do you want pizza?! Well, Fazbear Entertainment has spared no expense developing the world’s most extreme family fun center – Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizza Plex! At three stories tall, it’s the flashiest, raddest, rockingist, safest* pizzeria the universe has ever seen. Of course, Freddy and the band are excited to meet you! Utilizing the latest in animatronic technology, you can actually party with the stars themselves. So, on your next birthday, let Freddy Fazbear’s Mega Pizza Plex make you a superstar!
Developer/Publisher: Steel Wool Games
The Gunk – December 16 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC)
The Gunk stars Rani, part of our duo of gritty space haulers, struggling to make a buck as they chance upon an untouched planet brimming with life. They came in search of valuable resources, and it looks like they’ve hit the jackpot…
Developer: Image & Form Games
Publisher: Thunderful Group
Caption from: https://thunderfulgames.com/games/the-gunk/
List Credit: gameinformer.com and Best Indie Games (YouTube).