We’re finally at the end of 2017, but we’ve still got a couple big games left to round out the year. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and Destiny 2 expansion Curse of Osiris make up the bulk of the month’s major releases. A wealth of DLC is on the way, like the second and final DLC pack for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the last two story DLC packs for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. Aside from the bigger games and DLC, there’s also a number of VR ports and re-releases of games coming to new platforms and hardware, such as Doom VFR, Fallout 4 VR, Dead Rising 4, and Okami HD.
Here’s a quick run-through of what you can expect in the month of December, along with its most notable releases. For a full list of all the big games coming out during the rest of this year, check out our comprehensive 2017 game release date list.
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 (Switch) — December 1
Xenoblade Chronicles 2 is a sequel to the critically acclaimed Wii-exclusive open-world-RPG, Xenoblade Chronicles. You play as protagonist Rex who alongside his friend, Pyra, are searching the world for Elysium, the ultimate paradise for humanity. Like the first game, it’s set in a world where the last remnants of civilization live on the backs of colossal beasts known as the Titans.
- Watch 30 Minutes Of Switch’s Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Gameplay Showing Off Pyra, Blade Customization, And More
- A Peek Inside The Mind Of Xenoblade Dev’s Legendary Leader
Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — December 5
Curse of Osiris is the first expansion for Destiny 2. It introduces new areas to explore, Strikes, missions, a new social space called the Lighthouse, Raid Lairs, free roam activities, a world quest, and more.
- Destiny 2’s Version Of Mercury Is Underwhelming So Far
- Destiny 2 Curse Of Osiris Adds New Weapon Quests And Strike Story Missions
Okami HD (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — December 12
An unexpected re-release this month is the HD remaster of Capcom’s PS2 classic Okami. Originally remastered in 2012, the latest release supports 4K resolutions and includes an optional widescreen presentation alongside the 4:3 aspect ratio of the original.
- Okami HD Confirmed For PS4, Xbox One, PC With 4K Support
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Early Access)
The Xbox One port of the incredibly popular PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds arrives this month via Microsoft’s Game Preview program. While no major changes have been made to the battle royale shooter, developer Bluehole has noted that the Xbox One version will slightly differ from the PC version over time. Xbox One players will also be able to purchase some exclusive content in the form of special cosmetic packs.
- PUBG Creator Comments On Xbox One X Version, Wants 4K Textures
- PUBG’s Xbox One Release Date Confirmed For December
Full December Release Schedule
|Doom VFR||PSVR, Vive||December 1|
|Xenoblade Chronicles 2||Switch||December 1|
|Dead Rising 4: Frank’s Big Package||PS4||December 5|
|Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris||PS4, Xbox One, PC||December 5|
|Steep – Road to the Olympics||PS4, Xbox One, PC||December 5|
|Bravo Team||PSVR||December 6|
|Hello Neighbor||Xbox One, PC||December 8|
|Loco Roco 2 Remastered||PS4||December 9|
|The End Is Nigh||Switch||December 12|
|Fallout 4 VR||Vive||December 12|
|Gang Beasts||PS4||December 12|
|Okami HD||PS4, Xbox One, PC||December 12|
|PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (Early Access)||Xbox One||December 12|
|Resident Evil 7: Gold Edition||PS4, Xbox One, PC||December 12|
|Resident Evil 7: Not a Hero DLC||PS4, Xbox One, PC||December 12|
|Resident Evil 7: End of Zoe DLC||PS4, Xbox One, PC||December 12|
|Final Fantasy XV: Episode Ignis||PS4, Xbox One||December 13|
|Tiny Metal||PS4, PC, Switch||December 21|
|The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — The Champion’s Ballad||Switch, Wii U||December TBA|