Best Console Game Releases for December: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Okami HD, more

After a very busy launch schedule over the past few months, December is bringing some major DLC releases and more. However, Nintendo Switch owners were gifted with the massive new Xenoblade Chronicles 2 RPG and the super popular indie hit Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to console. All that and more in December’s best console game releases…

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Switch – Dec. 1st

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is one of the most anticipated launches for Nintendo Switch, and after a lengthy wait, it is finally here. The expansive RPG follows the story of Rex and his companion Pyra across one of the most gorgeous gaming environments we have seen on the Switch yet. The game looks absolutely beautiful and features a revamped combat system. Here’s a great little walkthrough with the developers on that and you can get an overview of the story and visuals in the video below:

Take a closer look at Xenoblade Chronicles 2 with Azurda, a Titan! Explore Alrest, an endless ocean of clouds, where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts. You can form powerful bonds with Blades, unique beings granting tremendous power to their users, called Drivers. Check out the surprises that await you in this Nintendo Direct!

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 $60

Walking Dead: Telltale Series Collection PS4/Xbox One – Dec. 5th

The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection will bring the fantastic episodic series into one neat package. Perfect for collectors or those that might be new to the series, it will include seasons 1 through 3 as well as the 400 Days and Michonne mini-series add-ons. This is certainly the definitive version of the game.

Fortunately, you still have a few days to grab the 20% off pre-order discount on Amazon for Prime members.

Walking Dead: The Telltale Series Collection $50 or $40 w/ Prime

Resident Evil 7: DLC PS4/Xbox One/PC – Dec. 12th

Resident Evil 7 took the game in a whole new direction and was very successful in doing so. This month the completely free Chris Redfield add-on, Not a Hero (seen above), will launch for RE7 owners. Here is more on what to expect:

Not a Hero brings a brand new experience playing as Chris to face new threats not met in the main game. As a member of New Umbrella, Chris and team quickly set up a strategy to counter this latest threat. Will Chris once again solve the mystery of this latest outbreak and make it out of the plantation’s dungeons alive?

On top of that, the $4.99 End of Zoe DLC will take player’s on a journey that will introduce new enemies, locations, and tie-up elements of Zoe Baker’s storyline. Season Pass holders can grab this one for free when it launches on the 12th.

Resident Evil 7: End of Zoe and Not a Hero DLC

Okami HD PS4/Xbox One/PC – Dec. 12th

Okami is reaching cult-classic status after its initial release back in 2006. Its gorgeous visuals and interesting action-adventure gameplay are now getting the 4K treatment. Set for release in just over a week’s time, PS4 Pro, PC, and Xbox One X gamers will have the option to run the game in glorious 4K in both 16:9 and the classic 4:3 aspect ratios.

Okami HD $20

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds Xbox One – Dec. 12th

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has been picking up some serious steam in the indie PC world over the last few months. Its online, battle royale-style gameplay is entering the Xbox Game Preview program to bring the experience to console gamers for the first time.

Recently, the publisher announced that a couple mobile versions of the game would be launching soon as part of PUBG’s attempt to take over the world moves forward. More details on those are one the way.

Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds TBA

This month’s honorable mentions go to the Star Wars Battlefront 2: The Last Jedi Season DLC on December 13th, which is the same day Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis hits. Fallout 4 VR for PC launches on the 12th of December and the Curse of Osiris expansion for Destiny 2 on in just a few days time on December 5th.

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