Video Game Releases For December 2016

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It’s that time of the year with friend and family coming over for the holidays, but when it’s also time for some great game releases, so let’s have a look at what’s upcoming:  

So here are some of the big video game releases for the month of December 2016.

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DEC. 1:

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (Android and iOS)  

With the Ace Attorney coming to the mobile platform. This is fourth entry in the visual novel series was the first not to have Phoenix Wright in the lead role, fulfilling the wishes of its creator, Shu Takumi. The Android version of the game will be released one week later on Dec. 8.

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DEC. 2:

Steep (PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One)

It’s been awhile since we have had some extreme sports games, and with Steep it looks like we have a return to the genre. Steep is an open-world game that combines a variety of extreme sports, including snowboarding, skiing and gliding through the air in a wingsuit.

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Super Mario Maker (Nintendo 3DS)

Nintendo has finally made a portable version of last year’s Wii U game will let players create and play their own Mario levels in the style of Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario World and New Super Mario Bros.Players will be able to share their Mario creations via local wireless and StreetPass, but players won’t be able to upload them to the internet for others to play, which really is a bad decision on Nintendo part.  

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Dead Rising 4 (Windows PC and Xbox One)

Dead Rising series has always been a fun game and with the fourth entry it looks like they are keeping the silliness and bringing back Frank West. ‘ The fourth entry in the wacky zombie punching simulator will drop the timer restrictions, letting players explore the open world and not “feel like they’re under the gun.” In one of the game’s downloadable add-ons, Frank West will have a limited amount of time to find a cure, lest he become a zombie himself.

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The Last Guardian (PlayStation 4)

After years in the making and lots of delays, Team Ico’s long-awaited release is finally here. Now here hoping that this is not going to be a let down like with the long awaited Duke Nukem Forever was.

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Bastion (Xbox One)

Bastion was one of my favourite games I played on steam and now with its release on Xbox One, Supergiant Games’ debut role-playing game is available on nearly every platform known to man. You can play it on a Chromebook, seriously. Owners of the original release on Xbox 360 will get a copy of the game for free as long as they redeem it before Jan. 1, 2017.

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Super Mario Run (iOS)  

Nintendo’s key character and everyone’s favorite plumber will star in his very own auto-run platformer on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices for the first time. Nintendo believes Super Mario Run cost of £9.99. A free version of the game will be available, showcasing all three modes of the title. There is no word on when the game will be coming to Android devices as of yet.

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The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Android, iOS, macOS, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One)

Set almost four years after the series began, A New Frontier follows Clementine, who is now a teenager, and newcomer Javier. Players will take control of Javier as he tries to find the family that was taken from him by the devastating zombie attack. Both Clementine and Javier will be playable characters, but according to Telltale, “you may not be playing each character within the same frame of time.”

What are you looking forward to playing? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments.

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of releases and only games with specific dates are listed below. Some games are announced for December but have no firm release date.

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