With Christmas just around the corner it’s the perfect time to start your holiday gift shopping and there will be plenty to choose from this holiday season as far as video games go. Whether you’re shopping for friends, family or yourself it’s always good to plan ahead, so let’s take a look at some of the Playstation 4 games coming out next month.
Arise: A Simple Story
Arriving on December 3rd the cute little unique platformer Arise: A Simple Story will put gamers in control of time and give us a unique kind of gameplay revolving around this concept. Players will be in control of a man that has died and must journey through the moments of his life on a 10 level journey through a beautiful landscape with a wonderful art style. The game is due to be released for PS4, Xbox One and PC at the beginning of December.
Taking place in a world overrun with dragons the intense runner EarthNight will keep you on your toes and on the backs of dragons as you fight to free the world from their destruction. The game has a classic arcade feel to it with a beautiful art style , making the game a welcome addition to the holiday release schedule, EarthNight will be released for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Iphone and Android on December 3rd 2019.
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Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition
Some of my favorite games to play when I was younger were the Dungeons & Dragons PC games like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights and I am super excited for the release of Neverwinter Nights Enhanced Edition in December. The game is a remake of the 2002 game with graphical and gameplay improvements plus it comes along with all the DLC that Neverwinter Nights had back in the day including some Forgotten Realms offerings. The game is set to be released for consoles on December 3, 2019 and is sure to please Dungeons & Dragons fans everywhere.
Pre-order the game for Playstation 4 here https://amzn.to/2KsZqsK
I love the older RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Warrior and the game Heroland, developed by Xseed Games, looks like it will help me scratch that itch I’m having to play one of these games, it looks like it has a bit of a Paper Mario thing going on as well and that’s a great thing in my opinion. The game puts us in control of a theme park guide working at a theme park for wanna be heroes where you can explore dungeons and slay monsters on a quest to become a real hero. The game has a really cute look to it and looks to be a solid release for those of us who love old school RPGs and releases for PS4 and Nintendo Switch on December 3, 2019.
Pre-order the game for Playstation 4 here https://amzn.to/2r0uE3m
The action RPG game published by A44 Games will revolve around a lone wanderer traversing a land of darkness with your trusty lantern as your only source of light. Players will explore an open world and meet many other travelers such as other players and will be able to make choices regarding whether they make these people their allies or enemies, it is a game of choices that have a big effect on how the game turns out. It is available now on Xbox One and will be released for PS4 on December 9, 2019.
Buy the original soundtrack here https://amzn.to/33TVn0g
Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey
Playing through episodes rather than levels the 3rd person action adventure game Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey will allow players to play through some of mankind’s greatest moments with the focus on the fact that one decision could mean evolution or extinction. The game will be released for PS4 and Xbox One on December 6, 2019 and looks like it’ll be a lot of fun.
Pre-order the game for Xbox One here https://amzn.to/357eGDp
Blacksad: Under The Skin
Based on the comic book series Blacksad by Juan Diaz Canales and Juanjo Guarnido the adventure game Blacksad: Under The Skin will put players in control of an anthropomorphic cat who is a detective with a cynical side and looks to be a pretty decent offering. The game will release for all platforms on December 10, 2019.
Pre-order the game for Playstation 4 here https://amzn.to/32Tm7wy
Buy the graphic novel here https://amzn.to/2qjcoCr
Shovel Knight: King of Cards
The final campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove saga Shovel Knight: King of Cards gives players control of King Knight as he adventures through 4 new worlds and 30 brand new courses. Enjoy this unique platformer when it is released for all platforms on December 10, 2019.
But the Treasure Trove 3-pack for Nintendo Switch here https://amzn.to/2KqlKTW
Shovel Knight Showdown
Another Shovel Knight but this time a fighter/brawler Shovel Knight Showdown puts a new twist on the series. Take control of your favorite Shovel Knight characters and brawl it out with friends or tackle story mode by yourself. The game will be available for all platforms on December 10, 2019.
Get your very own Shovel Knight Christmas stocking here https://amzn.to/2Kqmqss
Based on the films but with an original storyline that stands on it’s own the first person shooter game Terminator: Resistance looks to be promising and is sure to please anyone with a grudge against robots. Taking place in Los Angeles about 30 years after judgement day the game revolves around a soldier of the resistance named Jacob Rivers as you battle through the game so save humanity from Skynet. The game will be available for PS4, Xbox One and PC on December 10, 2019.
Pre-order the game for Playstation 4 here https://amzn.to/2XuzP8d
I’m a huge fan of card games and deck building games like Slay the Spire and Monster Slayer and although I can’t find a ton of details about Cardpocalypse it sounds right up my alley and promises to be a unique experience where you change the cards and the rules as you play through this single player card game. The game will be available on all consoles and PC on December 12, 2019.
Check out another great card game Slay the Spire for Playstation 4 here https://amzn.to/33WZ6Kk
Any game from the makers of Katamari Damacy is sure to be unique and the adventure game Wattam looks like it will deliver on that. A unique art style and a world filled with colorful characters will certainly please fans of their past games but looks unique enough to attract newcomers as well. The adventure game will be available on PC and PS4 on December 17, 2019.
This list doesn’t contain every release coming in December but these are the games I would choose for myself for Christmas and I typically enjoy the games that fly under the radar.
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