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The Most Anticipated Video Games of December 2017

December marks both the beginning of the Christmas holiday season and the end of a memorable year for video game releases. While some of us are still trying to catch up on all the impressive games that released in 2017, there are some out there who have completed everything and are looking for more games to play. Luckily, Seven: The Long Days Gone, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Hello Neighbor and more are here to keep them busy. The following is a quick list of a few December titles that would make great Christmas gifts for that special gamer in your life.

Full Title: Seven: The Days Long Gone
Developer: IMGN.PRO and Fool’s Theory
Publisher: IMGN.PRO and Fool’s Theory
Platforms: PC
Release Date: Out Now

Seven: The Days Long Gone is a 3D isometric RPG that allows players to explore the sandbox world of the Vetrall Empire in a beyond post-apocalyptic setting. This unique open-world title was created by a talented team that worked on both The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Our Editorial Writer Max Moeller wrote an extensive preview of the game earlier this year and highly recommends that you make time to check the game out.

Full Title: Xenoblade Chronicles 2
Developer: Monolith Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: Out Now

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is an action role-playing game developed by Monolith Soft and the official sequel to Xenoblade Chronicles. The story follows Rex and his newest friend Pyra as they embark on a journey throughout the world searching for Elysium, the ultimate paradise for humanity. Fans of the Xenoblade metaseries, action RPGs, and new Nintendo Switch owners should definitely consider giving this title a chance.

Full Title: SpellForce 3
Developer: Grimlore Games
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Platforms: PC
Release Date: December 7th

SpellForce 3 is a real-time strategy/role-playing game developed by Grimlore Games. Described by the developers as a prequel, the story takes place before the events of The Order of Dawn in the fantasy world of Eo. If you’re a fan of RTS and RPG stylized titles that take place within a fantasy setting, then this is one game that you should definitely plan on picking up late next week.

Full Title: Hello Neighbor
Developer: Dynamic Pixels
Publisher: tinyBuild
Platforms: Xbox One, Mac, and PC
Release Date: December 8th

Hello Neighbor is an upcoming stealth survival horror game created by Dynamic Pixels. This title revolves around players gathering items to successfully sneak into their neighbor’s house and uncover secrets. The AI adapts accordingly based on previous actions and offers a new experience each and every time. If you’re looking for a unique title, Hello Neighbor may be right up your alley.

Full Title: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Developer: PUBG Corporation
Publisher: Bluehole and Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox One
Release Date: December 12th

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is a multiplayer online battle royale game developed by the PUBG Corporation. Having already achieved success as a Steam Early Access title, PUBG is finally making it’s way to Xbox Game Preview later this month and can be purchased for only $29.99. If you recently picked up an Xbox One X or you have an Xbox One S, then this is one game that you may want to consider trying out.

Full Title: Yooka-Laylee
Developer: Playtonic Games
Publisher: Team17
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: December 14th

Yooka-Laylee is a third-person perspective platformer and the spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. This successful Kickstarter funded game launched on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Linux and Mac earlier this year and was reviewed by our Senior Editor Jakejames Lugo. With the Nintendo Switch release planned for later this month, players will now be able to play the game anytime no matter where they are. If you’ve been holding out on picking up Yooka-Laylee and you’re always on the move, then this is the version that you should definitely consider picking up.

Honorable Mentions:

December 5th:

Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package (PlayStation 4)

Steep: Road to the Olympics (PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC)

December 8th:

Tokyo Xanadu eX+ (PlayStation 4)

December 9th:

LocoRoco 2 Remastered (PlayStation 4)

December 12th:

Okami HD (PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC)

Pinball FX 3 (Nintendo Switch)

The End Is Nigh (Nintendo Switch)

This concludes my list of the most anticipated games for the month of December. Do any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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