And that’s what’s on tap for the month of December. 2015 has been an epic year, full of great games with thousands of hours worth of content. Some of us are still trying to get caught up on everything before the new year, but that’s likely a hopeless endeavor. We hope that 2015 was as great for you as it was for us. Happy Holidays everyone!
Rainbow Six: Siege – PC, Xbox One, PS4 – December 1st
Rainbow Six: Siege is a tactical first person multiplayer shooter that pits terrorists against counter ops in tight quarters combat. The game was one of Ubisoft’s annual E3 surprise unveilings back in 2014 that was delayed after originally planning to launch in October. This was in large part due to the plethora of feedback received from those who took part in the hotly anticipated beta, so we will see just how much that extra time has helped the game.
Xenoblade Chronicles X – Wii U – December 4th
The original Xenoblade Chronicles just barely made it to the US. Thanks to a petition by Operation Rainfall, the West was able to get their hands on a number of JRPGs that were exclusive to Japan at the time; the best among them being Xenoblade Chronicles. Xenoblade features a massive open world whose beauty is nearly unrivaled thanks to some stellar art direction. X takes the formula set down by its predecessor and introduces heavy Sci-fi themes and giant flying robots called Skells.
So the biggest releases of the year are pretty much over and done with, but there are a few games left that look to be worth your time and money. December is easily the most frontloaded month of the game release calendar. A lot of this is due to advertising and PR reasons, and every new game release needs some time to keep its hype train moving along post release, especially into the Christmas holiday. All of the games on this list are coming within the first four days of the month, but they are certainly among the most anticipated of the year. The Wii U ends the year on a high note with the sequel to its best exclusive JRPG, while insane stunts and tactical FPS multiplayer round out the rest of the cast. As we get ready to celebrate 2015’s best at the Game Awards, let’s take a look at the best of the rest to release before we pop the champagne on the new year.
Just Cause 3 – Xbox One, PS4, PC – December 1st
The Just Cause experience has always revolved around the same design pillars, creative chaos, insane stunts and huge explosions all contained within the freedom of an open world. The series didn’t really didn’t hit its stride until the second game back in 2010. Now five years later, Developer Avalanche Studios is releasing the most comprehensive Just Cause experience to date with sleeker visuals running on current gen consoles and the largest open world to date.