Our Picks: New Video Games Releasing in December
With the launch of both Xbox Series X and PS5 finally here, the power of next-gen is in our hands. While you might find yourself tempted by the exciting games coming in December we have a full guide on where you should put your money.
Whether you fancy yourself a Futuristic Hacker in Cyberpunk 2077 or want to try taking on Gods in Immortals Fenyx Rising, December has a plethora of gaming experiences to choose from. When looking to allocate your time (and your wallet), here is everything you need to know about the month ahead.
Here’s a closer look at some of Decembers most anticipated titles.
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
Release Date: December 1, 2020 MSRP: $39.99
Dontnod Entertainment has been busy. Earlier this year, it launched the episodic adventure game Tell Me Why, which earned somewhat mixed reviews by critics, but was praised for tackling subject matter typically avoided by video games, like gender identity. Tell Me Why isn't the only game Dontnod is looking to launch in 2020, though. On December 1, Dontnod is releasing Twin Mirror, which will very likely appeal to fans of the studio's previous work. Instead of being episodic like Life is Strange or Tell Me Why, though, Twin Mirror is the complete package right off the bat.
Immortals Fenyx Rising
Platform: PlayStation 5 Xbox Series X/S PlayStation 4 Xbox One Stadia PC
Genre : Action-adventure game
Release Date: December 3, 2020 MSRP: $49.99
Immortals Fenyx Rising has been compared to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, but with an aesthetic and storyline inspired by Greek mythology. Early Immortals Fenyx Rising reviews have admittedly been somewhat mixed, but the game should still appeal to fans of Breath of the Wild.
Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC
Developer: CD Projekt Red
Publisher: CD Projekt Red
Genre: Action RPG
Release Date: December 10, 2020 MSRP: $59.99
Easily the biggest new game release of December 2020 is Cyberpunk 2077. Fans have been waiting years to get their hands on CD Projekt Red's ambitious open world game, and its launch is practically an event in and of itself. There is a great deal of hype surrounding Cyberpunk 2077, and it will definitely be interesting to see if it is able to live up to those lofty expectations. CD Projekt Red's track record for producing quality gaming experiences speaks for itself, though, so fans should be able to look forward to another solid open world adventure.
Medal Of Honor: Above And Beyond
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) November 12, 2020 (PlayStation 5)TBA (Stadia) MSRP: $39.99
Most of the big games coming in December 2020 are for traditional home consoles, but one major exception to that is Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. A virtual reality game developed by Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Titanfall studio Respawn Entertainment, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is shaping up to be one of the finest and most-impressive VR experiences of the year. It has a big task in reviving the dormant Medal of Honor franchise, but if any studio can get it done, it's Respawn..
Call of the Sea
Platform: Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Developer: Out of the Blue Games S.L.
Publisher: Raw Fury
Genre: Adventure game, Puzzle
Release Date: December 8th MSRP: $17.99
Looking for a console exclusive to play on your new Xbox Series X or S? Call of the Sea may be your best bet this year. A BioShock-style first-person adventure game (albeit without combat), Call of the Sea is set in the 1930s and casts players as the intrepid Norah Everhart, who is searching for her lost husband on a mysterious tropical island. The game’s visuals are certainly rich and colorful – here’s hoping it delivers a mystery to match!