Nintendo’s biggest promise for 2018, an expansion of the automotive scene on Xbox platforms and a nice relaunch of the original miniature PlayStation mark the end of the year for the three game market giants
We reached the last month of 2018 with a smaller amount of game releases. Even though it is a slightly calmer time, some great highlights promise to leave their mark for a long time in the media.
An old new friend
Following the trend of Nintendo in relaunching the past in an updated version, the end of this year will be marked by Sony, on December 3rd, with the launch of the long-awaited PlayStation Classic, console which is an official replica of PS1 miniature.
Among the classics of great prominence, we can mention Wild Arms, Tekken 3, Final Fantasy VII, Grand Theft Auto and Metal Gear Solid. Unfortunately, the console does not have any extra features for other games to be added, limiting access to the 20 previously announced titles.
Just Cause 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) continues the sequence of releases from the last month of the year with deafening explosions, gadgets creatives and more alive biomes to create a fun experience. Its greatest attraction is the physics of the world and the possibilities that can arise between the player’s interaction with elements of the scenario.
Persona Dancing: Endless Night Collection (PS Vita, PS4) brings, for the first time, the characters of Persona 3 and Persona 5 to the rhythm games scene. Building on the success of Persona 4: Dancing All Night, the collection has three games, one of which is a port of the PS Vita version. Games can also be purchased separately if the player is interested in only one of them.
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (PC, PS4, Xbox One) arrives on consoles in early December, putting the player in an experience that takes place within the universe of the acclaimed series The Witcher. With a pleasant look and strong RPG elements, this can be a good choice for those who have been attached to the adventures of Geralt of Rivia and the mythology brought by the franchise.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) is the fifth title in the series and the biggest promise of Nintendo for 2018. Bringing together more than 70 characters and over 100 battle stages, Masahiro Sakurai’s new title is an example for any fighting game today, be it for the amount of options available or the quality of its gameplay. And the Nintendo showing its full potential with the Switch and with its weight exclusives.
PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PS4), also known by the acronym PUBG, was one of those responsible for popularizing the style Battle Royale and also one of the nominees for the game of the year in 2017. Initially exclusive to PC and Xbox One, the shooter and survival game comes with everything on the console Sony to try to win back much of the lost audience for free Fortnite Battle Royale in 2018.
Gris (PC, Switch) is a narrative experience that exudes artistic creativity in every detail. The game indie platform, which was all hand-drawn, promises a very personal contemplative journey in the role of the protagonist who gives the game its name. Its highest point seems to be the story itself, told through music, environments and colors.
Borderlands 2 VR (PS VR) is a virtual reality experience that rescues the adventures of Claptrap, Handsome Jack, Tiny Tina and many other striking characters from the original Borderlands 2. Oriented in first person and bringing elements of RPG to the journey of survival in inhospitable alien lands, the bet of virtual reality is precisely to impact the immersion question.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition (Switch) closes the month with a complete and full package of additional content. Since it was launched 5 years ago, Dynasty Warriors 8 received several updates and expansions to further enrich this frantic experience. The Switch version comes with everything and a little more fans of the “genre” musou.
Other game releases of the month
Last but not least, the Showmetech prepared a complete list with the games that did not feature the highlights, but that also generate an interesting degree of anticipation on the part of the public. Are they:
- Ark’s Path (Rift, PS VR, Vive) – 12/04;
- Beholder 2 (PC) – 04/12;
- Destiny 2: Forsaken – Black Armory Pack (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 12/04;
- Gear Club Unlimited 2 (Switch) – 04/12;
- Gods Remastered (PC, Xbox One) – 12/04;
- Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (PS4, Xbox One) – 12/04;
- Hearthstone – Rastakhan’s Rumble (PC, Mobile) – 12/04;
- Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 12/04;
- Override: Mech City Brawl (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 12/04;
- Subnautica (PS4) – 12/04;
- The Council – Complete Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – 12/04;
- Toki (Switch) – 04/12;
- Edge of Eternity – Early Access on Steam (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 05/12;
- Energy Cycle Edge (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS Vita) – 05/12;
- Battle Princess Madelyn (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 06/12;
- Jagged Alliance: Rage (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 06/12;
- Kenshi (PC) – 06/12;
- The Last Remnant Remastered (PS4) – 12/06;
- Iris.Fall (PC) – 04/12;
- Katamari Damacy Reroll (PC, Switch) – 07/12;
- Sega Mega Drive Classics (Switch) – 07/12;
- Dusk – Official Release (PC) – 10/12;
- Guacamelee! 2 (Switch) – 10/12;
- Ancient Frontier: Steel Shadows (PC) – 11/12;
- Desert Child (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 11/12;
- Earth Defense Force 5 (PS4) – 11/12;
- Everspace: Stellar Edition (Switch) – 11/12;
- Kingdom Two Crowns (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 11/12;
- Solar Flux (Switch) – 11/12;
- Insurgency: Sandstorm (PC) – 12/12;
- Book of Demons – Official Release (PC) – 12/13;
- Forza Horizon 4 – Fortune Island Expansion (PC, Xbox One) – 12/13;
- Lucius 3 (PC) – 12/13;
- Big Crown: Showdowm (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 12/14;
- Nippon Marathon (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 17/12;
- Miscreated – Official Release (PC) – 12/18;
- Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (PS4) – 12/18;
- Fitness Boxing (Switch) – 12/21.
And yet, sometime in December, the third additional paid content from Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) will be released.
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