Video Games Being Released in December

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This year, we have seen some long-awaited sequels, reboots, and new series be released. There was a multitude of gaming conventions, events, and contests, each seeing an increase in attendance from various ages. Here is hoping that 2020 will see that continue to climb.

After a few delays, Terminator: Resistance is getting released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One December 10. The PC version was released in November. Also, released this month is the game, AVICII Invector, the game that the late Swedish DJ (Tim Bergling) had started working on a collaboration with Hello There Games. On December 10, that game will be released. Along with the help from the late musician’s father and the Tim Bergling Foundation, the game has been completed. A portion of the royalties from it will go directly to the foundation, which advocates for the acknowledgment of suicide as a worldwide health emergency and to end the stigma against mental health issues.

Regardless of the platform you use — Play Station 4 (PS4), Xbox One (XBO), Nintendo Switch (NS), Computer (PC), etc. — there is a game for you to enjoy playing. I cannot wait to see what games will be announced and released in 2020.

To keep track of all the new video games this December, here is a list of the last video games to be released in 2019.

December 3

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition (PS4, XBO, NS)

Players creep through the darkness as a half-elven rogue with magic like a sorcerer. With that magic, overthrow enemies, find new magic, and more in the classic Dungeons & Dragons adventure.

Blair Witch (PS4)

Inspired by the movie, this game is a brand-new story filled with fear. Playing as a former police officer named Ellis, players join the search for a missing boy. During the search, Ellis must face the darkness.

Simularca (PS4, NS, XBO)

Players find a lost phone that belongs to someone named Anna. On the phone, there is a cry for help in a video message. While investigating, you find no one on her phone knows who she is. With recovering lost information and using what is on the phone, the player must find her before it’s too late.

Tools Up! (PC, PS4, XBO, NS)

This game will not only test player’s renovation skills but how well they work with others. With just the blueprints, you and your team try to make the client’s apartment look the way it should.

Phoenix Point (PC, macOS)

It is 2047, and the aliens are invading and wiping out humans. With Lovecraft inspired aliens, players fight and try to save humanity from being killed off. Starting at the command base, Phoenix Point, how the game ends is up to the player’s choices in the game.

Fight’N Rage (PS4)

Mutants have enslaved humans. In this 90-arcade style game, players fight in a rebellion to stop the chaos.

Arise: A Simple Story (PS4, XBO, PC)

Players control the flow of time and can change their surroundings. With manipulating time, players enter a world of memories and feelings.

Halo Reach (XBO)

Before what happens in Halo: Combat Evolved, humans have been in war with the collective aliens called the Covenant. In this chapter of the games, most of the colonies have fallen. Players become a new member of the Noble Team with the call sign Nobel Six. Will you survive the war?

Life Is Strange 2: Episode 5 (PS4, XBO, PC)

Follow two young brothers, Sean and Daniel, as they go to Puerto Lobos, Mexico, after the sudden death of their father. Seeing his father killed, Daniel’s scream sets off a shockwave that kills the officer. So, they flee. Episode five is the conclusion of Sean and Daniel’s journey. Players continue to play in the role of Sean, have you taught Daniel well?

December 5

Darksiders Genesis (PC)

The currency in this game is not money, its souls, which are earned by eliminating your enemies. Players can go between being Strife or War any time in the game. Strife has pistols, while War has the sword Chaos Eater.

Mosaic (PC)

“You live a monotonous and repetitive lonely life in a cold overpopulated ever-expanding city.” In this cold, dark, dreary place, players have a very dull life that doesn’t precisely have meaning. But that all changes when odd things start to happen.

Raging Loop (PC)

In the village of Yasumizu, a thick mist prevents anyone from leaving, the ancients gods are hunting down the villagers. Haruaki Fusaishi becomes involved in a tradition called the feast and gets stuck in a loop he cannot escape.

Alien: Isolation (NS)

It has been 15 years since what happened on Alien, and Amanda, Ripley’s daughter, is now fighting to survive. She is also on the search for the truth about her mother’s disappearance while exploring the space station.

Star Ocean: First Departure R (PS4, NS)

On the planet Roak, Roddick lives in the town of Kratus and is a member of the Defence Force. Roddick, Millie, and Dorne go to the next village to check out the virus that turns people to stone. At least there is a cure on Mt. Metorx, but while there, something magical and mysterious happens.

December 6

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection (NS)

This collection includes the games Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed Rogue. Players can now play both games on the Nintendo Switch!

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey (PS4, XBO)

Explore. Expand. Evolve. Set millions of years ago in Neogene period Africa, players go through human evolution. Choose skills to learn, eat, drink, sleep, and pass down your knowledge. The player’s story decides if you survive development.

Space Pioneer (NS)

“The universe is a dangerous place, and you’re on cleaning duty.” Players become an intergalactic bounty hunter exploring planets, worlds, and ancient secrets. Time to lock and load!

December 10

Terminator: Resistance (PS4, XBO)

This officially licensed game is set in the ‘Future War.’ In post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, hero Jacob Rivers is a soldier in the Resistance led by none other than John Connor. Skynet has a new target marked for termination. For some reason, it is Jacob. Players can choose what type of hero they want to become, can change the fate of humanity, and try to survive.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries (PC)

In 3015, the final decade of the Third Succession War, players become the novice mercenary MechWarrior. The campaign players go on takes place up to the year 3049.

Dragon Quest Builders 2 (PC)

Going up against the children of Hargons, worshipers of ancient evil, players along with Malroth, fix and rebuild their world with the help of villagers. Finding materials and plans during adventures is the name of the game, but don’t forget to defend it from the monsters.

AVICII Invector (PC, PS4, XBO)

In 2015, the DJ, AVICII, started to work with Hello There Games to create this game. After his passing, they finished this game with the help of his father and the Tim Bergling Foundation. Players join space pilot Stella and go through and attack each beat in 25 of the musician’s biggest hits.

December 11

Transport Fever 2 (PC)

This is a transportation simulation. Players can go through routes by land, water, and air while transporting people, materials, and goods. There are over 200 vehicles to choose from.

Headliner: NoviNews (PS4, XBO)

Players become a News editor and choose which articles to publish. With those choices, the city around you changes along with the four main character’s lives. Control the news, control the world.

December 12

Detroit: Become Human (PC)

In Detroit 2038, technology in the form of android like humans is everywhere. Players can choose between three androids and see the world through their eyes. Players will also be faced with moral dilemmas that are life and death. Your decisions affect how the future of the game goes. Playable characters are Connor, a police investigator android, Kara, a housekeeper android, and Markus, the caretaker android.

December 17

Wattam (PS4, PC)

The Mayor has lost his memories, is lost, and sad. Players choose from a cast of characters to bring the Mayor and his friends together, making more along the way. The game reminds players about the joy of friendships and adventures.

Which video game are you most excited about? Let us know in the comments below!

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