December 2021

Games Releasing In December That You Should Be Keen For

The year 2021 is fast approaching its end, and despite the challenging year it’s been we’ve also been treated to a ton of excellent video games. It’s not over yet though, and there are still quite a few titles releasing before the end of the year that we reckon are worth keeping an eye out for.

Solar Ash

Platform: PS5, PS4, PC

Release Date: Out Now

Why we’re excited: Solar Ash is automatically exciting as the second game from Heart Machine, developers of the beloved indie darling, Hyper Light Drifter. Solar Ash seems to borrow a touch of that game’s aesthetic, but in a fully-3D adventure platforming game that’s all about fluid movement. It also looks absolutely gorgeous:

Chorus

Platform: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: Out Now

Why we’re excited: Chorus isn’t just any space-faring, dogfighting sci-fi game. It’s also packing a powerful narrative and mind-bending, cosmic visuals and freeform gameplay with the dual protagonists of pilot Nara and her sentient AI ship, Forsaken. It looks equal parts action-packed and unsettling as hell:

FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER

Platform: PS5, PS4, PC

Release Date: Out Now

Why we’re excited: Endwalker is exciting for Final Fantasy XIV fans not just because it brings with it new content, locations and jobs for the beloved MMO, but represents a closing chapter to much of the game’s current narrative. How does the meme go? “Did you know that the critically acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV has a free trial, and includes the entirety of A Realm Reborn AND the award-winning Heavensward expansion up to level 60 with no restrictions on playtime?”

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Halo Infinite

Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: Out Now

Why we’re excited: Halo is back! What’s not to love? Delayed from its original release last year, Halo Infinite is looking better and better each time we see it. Plus, not only will Game Pass subscribers have access to the game from day one with no extra purchase, the game’s multiplayer component will be completely free-to-play!

The cheapest copy: $74 at Amazon

Five Nights at Freddy’s: Security Breach

Platform: PS5, PS4, PC

Release Date: December 16

Why we’re excited: As much as some love to hate the FNAF series, there’s no denying the absolute cultural phenomenon that it is, and so it’s great to see the production values seriously amped up in this newest entry. With a first-person perspective, stealth elements and a completely creepy cast of animatronic horrors in an 80s mall-inspired setting, it looks like the most exciting one yet.

The Gunk

Platform: Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: December 16th

Why we’re excited: When the studio behind the Steamworld games says they’re working on something new, you listen. Doubly so when it’s a foray into 3D adventure games with a gorgeous, otherworldly aesthetic and a timely narrative about environmental destruction. We’re super keen to see what the studio can do in a brand-new IP and gameplay style.

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