In the News: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition Bundle Hits Shelves this Christmas and More…

In the News: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Special Edition Bundle Hits Shelves this Christmas and More…


We are halfway to the end of this year, and we have already seen action from some epic game releases this year, but there’s always something new to look forward to in the gaming world. So, we’ve taken a look at our crystal ball and have found out which big-name games are all set to roll out come December. But, more importantly, we’re going to reveal that information here to you for free.

Releasing in December

Just Cause 4

PS4, PC, Xbox One
4th December

That’s right folks. Just Cause 4, the game where the laws of physics don’t apply is expected to release this December. Square Enix is revealing information in installments as the date nears. So far, we know of the brand new gameplay that was released at the Square Enix E3 2018 presentation, where we say Rico driving a new bulldozer apart from other vehicles, increased draw distances, and even a dynamic weather system, which looked sweet. In the new game, our protagonist is going to be taking on a new foe known as the Black Hand. What we have been able to glean from information pertaining to the leaked game art, is that Rico is wearing a jacket, rather than the usual shirts or vests in Just Cause 3, so we could be seeing the game’s main character making his way from the previous Mediterranean climate to a colder one. Square Enix also just released an interactive map of Solis. The game is confirmed for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Platform: Switch
7th December

Gamers in the US can expect to get their own special edition bundle this December. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is all set to hit the shelves on Nintendo Switch this December, but Nintendo has also announced of releasing a limited-edition bundle of the game for Europe. Nintendo has updated their website, where they have displayed the first images of Super Smash Bros. for the US market. Unlike the European version, the US bundle is going to come with a copy of the game housed in a black steel book case sporting a fiery Smash Bros. logo in the center. Apart from that, the bundle is also going to include a Smash Bros. themed Switch Pro Controller, which is undoubtedly going to be the highlight of the release (in US anyway). For those who want to mark their calendars, the US special edition is going to release on the same date as the standard version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is December 7. As of right now, the game is available for pre-order from GameStop and Best Buy. Those hardcore Mario fans who just can’t wait to get in on the action can purchase Nintendo’s latest release, Mario Tennis Aces Switch Bundle, which is already available in the market and should keep you company until Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrives.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Episode 4)

18th December
PS4, Xbox, Switch and PC

The release date of The Walking Dead: The Final Season (episode 4) was announced during the San Diego Comic Con. The game was set to launch as a four-episode series, with each of the episodes releasing all through the year, starting in August, with the first episode, ‘Done Running’, followed by ‘Suffer the Children’ scheduled for 25th September. For those who are not keeping count there are three remaining, with the third episode ‘Broken Toys’ releasing on 6th November and the fourth and final chapter ‘Take us Back’ releasing on 18thDecember. Our favorite character, Clementine is going to make a return as the lead and is going to be voiced by Hutchinson. According to Telltale the publishers of the game, this is going to be their best release yet. Fans are looking forward to the fourth episode since it will bring to a close the story that began with the first season, The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series, which was released back in 2012, and took the gaming world by storm. For those who haven’t played the game from the first release, Telltale has released The Walking Dead Story Builder which will allow the player to make a choice that will impact how the final season plays out.

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

4th December
PS4, PSVita


Fans of the game Persona are going to be delighted to know that the Western release of the game is going to take place quicker than previously anticipated. According to the developers, of the game, Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight are both going to be released this December. These releases will be following the release of Persona 4: Dancing All Night which was released in Japan this May. Those who are familiar with the previous games can expect to see familiar faces in the up-coming games. Both games are going to include the soundtracks from their respective Persona games, including additional songs. The music by the way has been phenomenal, with some amazing remixes from a whole host of super-talented musicians, which only exemplifies the already great soundtrack catalogue. It’s easy to see why fans of the game are on the edge of their seats to find out what’s in store next.

There is also going to be various difficulty levels along with new character interactions as well as a new wardrobe of costumes which is sure to keep things interesting for the players. According to the grapevine, a bundle-offer of Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight and a digital download of Persona 4: Dancing All Night is going to be made available with a hardcover artbook package. The Person Dancing: Endless Night Collection will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita where they can be purchased individually or as a bundle.

Other games that haven’t yet been tagged with a release date but are expected by the end of the year are Persona Q2, Yoshi, and Left Alive.

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Long time gamer with a passion for all games. For me, it's all about the experience a game delivers.

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