Game Release Dates In December 2018: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, And PC

December is officially here, which means 2018 is winding to a close. This year has seen some great games come out across PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, but while most of the year’s biggest titles have already been released, there are still a handful of noteworthy games on the way this month to close out the year in appropriately grand fashion.

Headlining December’s releases are new installments in the Just Cause and Super Smash Bros. series, as well as a new pair of spin-offs of Atlus’s beloved Persona franchise. Those certainly aren’t the only notable releases, however. This month also sees some high-profile games arrive on new platforms, including PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which expanded to PS4 on December 7. An HD remaster of the PS2 classic Katamari Damacy also rolled onto PC and Nintendo Switch this month, while the Dark Souls-inspired Ashen hit Xbox One and PC.

That’s only a small glimpse at this month’s releases. You can see all of the biggest games on the way for each platform in December 2018 below. For a look back at all of the most notable releases from the past year, check out our complete list of game release dates in 2018, and be sure to follow our Best of 2018 hub for our picks on the year’s best games and other highlights.

Just Cause 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — December 4

Kicking off the month is Just Cause 4, which launched on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on December 4. This installment in the over-the-top action series takes protagonist Rico Rodriguez to the lush South American country of Solis, where the intrepid hero must once again thwart the plans of the sinister militant group, The Black Hand. Developer Avalanche Studios has amplified the action even more for this entry, expanding Rico’s arsenal with new gadgets and an upgraded grappling hook. But the biggest addition to the game is the extreme weather system, which presents a whole new kind of challenge for Rico to overcome.

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Persona 3: Dancing In Moonlight & Persona 5: Dancing In Starlight (PS4, Vita) — December 4

The Persona series is certainly no stranger to spin-offs, and its latest pair of offshoots, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight, arrived in the West on PS4 and Vita on December 4. In the vein of Person 4: Dancing All Night, each title is a rhythm game featuring characters and music taken from their respective numbered installments. Both games also feature a slew of costumes and accessories to unlock for the characters, as well as support for PlayStation VR.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) — December 7

Nintendo’s long-running mascot fighting series makes its Switch debut with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Featuring the largest roster in the franchise to date, Ultimate brings back every character who has ever appeared in a Smash Bros. game and introduces a handful of unexpected newcomers, including Castlevania’s Simon and Richter Belmont and Animal Crossing’s Isabelle. The game also boasts more than 100 stages, 900 music tracks, and an extensive array of Spirits–new collectible video game characters that grant your fighters stat boosts and abilities when equipped.

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Full December Release Schedule

Game Platform Release Date

Just Cause 4

PS4, Xbox One, PC December 4

Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch December 4

Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

PS4, Xbox One, PC December 4

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

PS4, PS Vita December 4

Persona 4: Dancing All Night

PS4 December 4

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

PS4, PS Vita December 4


Xbox One, PC December 7

Hello Neighbor: Hide & Seek

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch December 7

Katamari Damacy Reroll

Switch, PC December 7

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

PS4 December 7

Sega Genesis Classics

Switch December 7

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Switch December 7


PC December 10

Guacamelee 2

Switch December 10

Desert Child

PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch December 11

Earth Defense Force 5

PS4 December 11

Prey: Typhon Hunter

PS4, Xbox One, PC December 11

Spyro + Crash Remastered Game Bundle

PS4, Xbox One December 11

Dragon Marked for Death

Switch December 13


Switch, PC December 13


Switch December 17

Author: GameSpot

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