15 Upcoming Games of December 2019 on PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One

The Holiday season is upon us and videogames are the gifts that keep on giving. Visit our list of all upcoming games and bring your friends over for some rounds of videogaming fun!

1. Skellboy

An unlikely indie-adventure game by Umaiki, Skellboy is about a flexible skeleton with customizable body parts. As the legendary hero Skippy, it’s your duty to save this fallen Cubold Kingdom from falling into the hands of the evil Squaruman.

Defeat your enemies and use their guts as an advantage. It may sound morbid, but it's cartoony 2D pixel-art style with 3D elements adds a refreshing atmosphere, providing a fun and kid-friendly journey into an expansive Cube world. It’s set to release this 3rd of December on the Nintendo Switch.

2. EarthNight on PC, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, and Switch

A love-letter to classic arcade games, EarthNight is dubbed as a ‘painting brought to life’. From start to finish, Sydney and Stanley’s journey oozes with a charming vibrant flair akin to Ubisoft’s Rayman titles.

As a side-scrolling 2D adventure, weave through its randomly-generated dreamlike levels populated with anthropomorphic characters and epic dragons. Each unique run offers multiple surprises as you slowly descend from the Heavens to the Earth. It’s coming this 3rd of December on the PC, PS4, PS Vita, and Switch.

3. Life Is Strange 2 - Episode 5 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

The final episode of DONTNOD’s sequel to the award-winning Life is Strange. Without giving too much of the story away, follow two brothers in an effort to escape from civilization after a life-changing incident.

In this final chapter, Sean and Daniel make the biggest decisions of their lives, and it all depends on the choices you made for the past few episodes. It’s a culmination of its episodic format and like every other Life Is Strange finale, it’s gonna break your heart. It comes out this 3rd of December for the PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

4. Farming Simulator 20

The Switch can finally get some Farming Simulator love for the first time ever. Like usual, Giants Software’s agricultural simulator takes you to a rural paradise full of healthy livestock and crops.

Set in the great North American environment, work from sunrise to sunset with the aid of over 100 faithfully recreated farming vehicles. Apart from that, there’s a multitude of farming activities you’re bound to sink some of your time with. With Switch’s hybrid capabilities, live the farmer life on-the-go, or in the big screen. Coming this 3rd of December.

5. Arise: A Simple Story on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Don’t be fooled by its title. This game is an intricate tale about an old man in a time-bending journey about love and loss. Arise is tagged as an emotional rollercoaster aimed to make you smile then reduce you to tears.

Although the trailer gave nothing about its gameplay, its synopsis involves manipulating time to solve puzzles in its dreamlike world. There aren't any more details available as of the moment, but the game is slated to release to the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this 3rd of December.

6. Star Ocean: First Departure R on Switch and PS4

Speaking of Time Manipulation, this enhanced version of the SNES gem and eventually the 2008 PlayStation Portable classic retells the story of three friends travelling back through time to recover a cure for a deadly disease that struck their land.

Lauded for its impressive storytelling with memorable characters and an engaging real-time combat, First Departure is one of Japan’s best-selling PSP JRPG’s. This improvement introduces new features such as a more refined combat system, HD graphics, some quality of life changes, and other surprises for longtime fans.

It’s heading to the Switch and PlayStation 4 this 5th of December.

7. Darksiders Genesis

THQ Nordic’s unexpected spin-off to their critically acclaimed Darksiders series is in the form of a top-down hack and slash title by Airship Syndicate. Set years before the original game, witness the bloodbath between the Nephilim and the Horsemen.

Control two characters, War and Strife as they fulfill Lucifer’s orders to disrupt the balance of Hell. Seamlessly switch between these powerful beings with their own set of abilities and embark on a perilous quest all set in the Darksiders universe. Coming this 5th of December for the PC.

8. Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection

Ships, ahoy! This upcoming package features two Assassin's Creed’s titles: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue.

Considered as one of the best Assassin’s Creed titles, embark on an unforgettable story with epic naval battles and the classic AC parkour. Follow the adventures of the brash Edward Kenway in his voyage through the Golden Age of Piracy; Take control of the morally gray Templar Shay Cormack in his journey throughout America during the Seven Years War.

This collection also includes the standalone single-player adventure of Aveline de Grandpre and Adewale’s solo journey in Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry. Basically, it’s four games into one collection. Coming this 6th of December for the Nintendo Switch.

9. Ashen on PS4 and Switch

Free from Microsoft’s exclusive shackles, this 2018 action role-playing game from A44 is headed to the PlayStation 4 and the Switch.

Set in a sunless world, explore a desolate open-world where co-operation or competition via online multiplayer awaits you. Expect a punishing yet rewarding experience faithful to the "souls" genre of stamina-based combat.

Customize your own character and improve them with the game’s crafting mechanic. Gain new weapons and abilities and challenge yourself with its wide variety of dangerous creatures. It comes out this 9th of December.

10. MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries

It’s 2019 and there’s still no shortage of the Mecha genre. Set in a distant future, humanity is no longer attached to one planet. Travel light years across the galaxy and become a legendary MechWarrior ready for War.

Throughout the game, manage your own empire of grease monkeys and talented pilots as you increase your reputation. Customize your hulking metallic monster and let the galaxy revel in its glory. Like a weapon surpassing Metal Gear, these BattleMechs determine your success in the game’s living and breathing star systems. Coming to the PC this 10th of December.

11. The Blind Prophet

Inspired by well-known Point and Click titles, this adventure puts you into the life of the apostle Bartholomeus in his divine mission: liberate the corrupted city of Rotbork, and brave the Great Evil that lurks within.

It’s a great narrative experience dealing with relevant social issues in this day and age. A hybrid of neo-noir and cyberpunk elements, explore its atmospheric city with its highly detailed hand-drawn panels. Every part of the city feels like it comes from an Alan Moore comic book. It’s set to release this 11th of December for the PC.

12. Straimium Immortaly on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

This hodgepodge of gibberish neon-soaked aesthetic by Anthony Case is gearing up for a console release. Straimium Immortaly, just to put it simply, is a roguelike dungeon crawler where you go on an endless trip battling beasties and gathering loot.

It’s weird, bold but visually captivating. There’s enough replay value in its random universe with more surprises in each of its unpredictable madness. If you’re a huge fan of titles like Dead Cells, Binding of Isaac and other punishing games, this is something for you. Coming this 25th of December for the Xbox One and the Switch.

13. Oniken: Unstoppable Edition & Odallus: The Dark Call Bundle

Old-school meets the future in this bundle of two ‘modern’ retro games from JoyMasher: Odallus: The Dark Call and Oniken: Unstoppable Edition.

Enjoy hours and hours of pure arcade goodness with these two titles. Odallus is an exploration/action game where you play as a battle-weary warrior who must wield his sword to rescue his son from Darkness.

In contrast to the medieval style of Odallus, Oniken is a game about a post-apocalyptic future controlled by a sinister corporation. Both are action-platformers that tests your agility and swordplay against a gauntlet of enemies, traps, and challenging bosses. Coming this Christmas for the Nintendo Switch.

14. Tamashii

The Switch has slowly become a platform for obscure, yet interesting titles. Tamashii is a straightforward puzzle platform game inspired by bizarre Japanese games from the 90s and late 80s. Warning: This game is not for kids.

As an unnamed soul working for a mysterious entity, you are tasked to discover the evil source that hides inside his twisted temple. As a dark tale set in a ‘perverted’ world, expect a variety of horrifying imagery and sexual nudity. Ironically, this game comes out on Christmas.

15. Tales Of The Aswang: VR

This Filipino-made VR game explores the rich mythologies and other various epics from Philippine history. It’s a compilation of stories from books written by Maximo Ramos after being passed on through generations of storytelling and remembrance.

As a VR entry, explore this mysterious world full of atmosphere and rich lore. Encounter Duendes, Manananggals, Kapres, and other notable Filipino cryptids. Use your VR gear to solve numerous puzzles, finding artifacts, notes, and letters to unravel the magic and secrets in the world of the Aswang. Coming this 26th of December for the PC.

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