The Biggest Games Releasing in December 2021

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JINGLE BELLS AND BATMAN SMELLS, GOOD PEOPLE! We have finally arrived at the final month of the year and with that comes the last slate of major game releases you need to know about. While the month of December is filled to the brim with a ton of titles, there's still a nice gathering of worthwhile games that need to be on your radar and your Christmas wish list. One of those games is the next installment in Microsoft's most revered first-person shooter franchise, which everyone is actually playing early thanks to its amazing multiplayer component. So let's get right into the biggest games releasing in December 2021!

Solar Ash - December 2 (PS5, PS4, PC - Epic Games Store)

The developers behind the sleeper hit known as Hyper Light Drifter are returning with a new project that's bigger in creative scope and explorable scale. Solar Ash puts you in the role of a voidrunner named Rei, who must quickly navigate a neon-colored, 3D landscape in a bid to save her home planet. The game's striking visuals will instantly grab you and its fluid movement & enjoyable melee combat will certainly keep you. Don't sleep on this one - Solar Ash looks like it'll be one of the trippiest gaming experiences of the year.

Chorus - December 3 (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Google Stadia, PC - Steam)

Space combat flight sims are a rare occurrence these days. Shout out to development studio Fishlabs for offering a fresh entry to the often ignored genre with Chorus. As Nara, you'll hop into her ship known as the Forsaken and fly across the skies with one mission in mind - take the fight to an oppressive space cult. Your mission will put you at odds with a host of enemies - thankfully, Nara and her space cruiser have all the offensive & defensive tools needed to keep her alive. Chorus looks incredible and looks like it'll provide high-octane space battles that rival those of the best ones you've seen in Star Wars films.

Halo Infinite - December 8 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC - Microsoft Store, Steam)

Are you already knee-deep in Halo Infinite's multiplayer? OF COURSE, YOU ARE! But come December 8, you'll finally get to experience the much-talked-about single-player campaign as you take Master Chief on a new adventure upon Zeta Halo. This time around, your tasks will take place within a semi-open world where you choose which missions to take on and which bases you should tackle in order to utilize them as fast-travel points & earn the currency needed to call in vehicles. With the new Grapple Shot in hand, Master Chief is even more mobile and ready to take the fight to the alien forces that wish death upon humanity.

Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX - December 9 (Nintendo Switch, PC - Steam, iOS)

If you're old enough to remember that one monster-rasing RPG series that lets you birth new creatures by putting random CDs into the first PlayStation, then this combo deal definitely speaks to your soul. Both games make their return here and come with everything that fans adored in the original releases. When it comes to the creature creation system, these games feature a CD database that lets you make the monsters you desire. As far as new features go, this compilation comes with even more freeze slots, a speedier method towards raising your monsters, a training record, random battles, etc.

Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach - December 16 (PS5, PS4, PC - Steam)

We've lost count of how many Five Nights at Freddy's sequels exists out here. The latest one is set to expand its gameplay beyond sitting in a room watching cameras and opening/shutting doors. Five Nights at Freddy's: Security Breach places you in a mall as a young boy named Gregory, who must sneak around and steer clear of those infamous murderous animatronics. Roaming around the darkened mall and trying your hardest to not get caught is the name of the game here. Glamrock Freddy will assist you, but you've got to do a lot more beyond his aid if you want to make it out of your current situation in one piece.

The Gunk - December 16 (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC - Microsoft Store)

If you adore the SteamWorld games, then it's definitely worth paying attention to this upcoming project from the creators behind those underrated gems. The Gunk features Rani, a space hauler who's always in search of her next big resource haul. As you make your way through a lush jungle planet, you'll clash with a dangerous parasite that must be eradicated in order to bring the planet back to its once beautiful state. Rani and her trusty Power Glove help her during intense combat scenarios, exploration segments, and tricky puzzles. The Gunk gives us heavy Metroidvania vibes, which is why we can't wait to spend a whole lot of time with it.

Console Ports

Life is Strange: True Colors - December 7 (Nintendo Switch)

Serious Sam 4 - December 7 (PS5, Xbox Series X/S)

Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth - December 16 (PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)

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