December with high expectations such as Callisto Protocol and Marvel’s Midnight Sons

The last of 2022, December is already in front of the eyes. December is the month that ends the year. Here, as the year-end and New Year usage season overlaps, many anticipated works are released Many excellent works such as Callisto Protocol, which has attracted a lot of attention even before its release due to its unique brutality , and new Marvel Midnight Sons based on Marvel Comics. Present December match expectations to inform late 2022.

Expected matches for December 2022
▲ Expected games for December 2022 (Table: Game Mecca Production)

Romantic Saga – Minstrel Song – Remastered (December 1st |PS4, PS5, Switch, PC)

Square Enix releases Romancing Saga – Minstrel Song- Remastered. It is a remastered game from the past Romancing Saga 1 remade as Romancing Saga: Minstrel Song on PS2. It’s a turn-based RPG where one of the 8 main characters is chosen and moves forward. Based on this system, while maintaining the battle system like flash and contact unique to the Saga series, it has evolved to enable more comfortable play by adding graphics with better resolution, various improvements in convenience, and new elements.

In the remastered version, playable characters Seryl, Monica, Marin, Prama, and Aldora have been added, allowing you to organize and enjoy adventures with a total of more than 30 characters freely. In addition, new content such as a new event that tells the story of the hero Mirza from Aldora’s perspective, a boss battle that is more difficult than the original, and additional weapons and classes are being prepared.

A lot of new content has been added compared to the previous work (Image source: Romancing Saga - Minstrel Song- Steam Remastered official page)
▲ Romancing Saga – Minstrel Song- Remastered (Image source: Romancing Saga -Minstrel Song- Steam Remastered official page)

Callisto Protocol (December 2nd |PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX)

Dead Space’s spiritual sequel, the third-person survival horror Protocol Callisto, will be released on the 2nd. This game was well received by many gamers by holding a game demonstration at the Krafton G-Star 2022 booth. As you encounter detailed and brutal death scenes, you can feel the sincerity that the production team puts into the visuals, and the eerie sound design also play a part in inducing fear.

Dead Space’s various weapons and cutting off the arms and limbs of enemies to finish them off are the same in Callisto Protocol. A new addition here is that unlike Dead Space, active melee combat is possible. There are different types of enemies, so it’s good to look forward to it.

Can you rise to the ranks of masterpieces?  (Image source: Callisto Protocol Steam official page)
▲ Callisto Protocol (Image source: Callisto Protocol Steam official page)

Need for Speed: Unbound (December 2nd |PS5, XSX, PC)

Need for Speed ​​Unbound is the latest installment in the Need for Speed ​​series. The genre of this game is action racing, and your main goal is to defeat the cops, beat the weekly qualifiers, and reach The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. When using the PS5, you can clearly feel the tire friction on the road with vibrations that are immediately transmitted to DualSense.

Need for Speed ​​​​Unbound (Image source: Need for Speed ​​​​​​Unbound Steam official page)
▲ Need for Speed ​​​​Unbound (image source: Need for Speed ​​​​Unbound Steam official page)

Marvel Midnight Sons (December 2nd |PS4, PS5, XBO, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC)

This game is a turn-based strategic RPG that uses IP from Marvel Comics. In addition to heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and X-Men’s Wolverine, you can meet various villains like Venom through crossover stories.

The story follows you as you join Earth’s last line of defense, the Midnight Sons, and face the demonic forces of the underworld. After centuries of sleep, Lilith, the mother of demons, is resurrected, and the Avengers turn to the Midnight Sons for help.

I wonder how the Avengers and the villains will be expressed (Image source: Marvel Midnight Sons Steam official page)
▲ Marvel Midnight Sons (Image source: official Marvel Midnight Sons Steam page)

Hello Neighbor 2 (December 6 |PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, PC)

Hello Neighbor 2 is a stealth horror game about uncovering the secrets of a creepy neighbor. The goal is to break into a suspiciously behaving neighbor’s house and find out what the neighbor is hiding. Unlike previous games, you can walk around the entire village and interact with AI-powered villagers.

Although it is a horror genre, it has puzzle elements and the main character is a child, so the field of view is low. Also, one of the biggest features is that as the game progresses, the AI ​​gradually develops and starts to track terribly. That’s why stealth play is necessary, like listening for footsteps and hiding under the bed.

What secrets are the neighbors hiding?  (Image source: Hello Neighbor 2 Steam official page)
▲ Hello Neighbor 2 (Image source: Hello Neighbor 2 Steam official page)

Night of the Wizard (December 8 |PS4, Switch)

The console version of Wizard’s Night, which is considered one of Typemoon’s representative works along with Destiny and Wolhee, will also be released in December. Wizard’s Night is also associated with other titles such as the visual novel Type Moon released in 2012 and Moon Hee. The console version to be released in December adds character voices and supports high resolution. The narrative has been expanded, and there are two side stories in addition to the main story, so it is a highly anticipated work that focuses on the story.

Wizard's Night (image source: Wizard's Night official website)
▲ Wizard’s Night (image source: Wizard’s Night official website)

Paragon: The Overprime (December 8th|PC)

Netmarble’s new game, Paragon: The Overprime, will begin Early Access on Steam and the Epic Games Store on December 8th. Like the original Paragon, it’s an AOS 5v5 3rd person shooter where you choose one of several heroes to occupy the opponent’s base. You can combine over 100 items for strategic play. The thing that sets it apart from Paragon the most is the pace, and the overall pace was quickly adjusted under the analysis that the rather slow tempo of the original was the cause of the box office failure. Maybe that’s why it feels like a game that definitely tastes good to watch. The early access version released this time includes 27 heroes, the Agnis of Light map, competitive play, and the starter pass.

Since this is a team game, you must be careful not to fight with your team (image source: Paragon: Official Overprime Steam page)
▲ Paragon: The Overprime (image source: Paragon: The Overprime Steam official page)

Final Fantasy VII Crysis Core Reunion (December 14 |PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, Switch, PC)

Crisis Core Final Fantasy 7, which was released in 2007 and received much praise for its touching story, is being remastered. In Reunion, all 3D models, including HD quality and characters, are said to have been created from scratch. In addition, the story is said to be more clearly expressed through full voice output and an arranged voice and soundtrack. What stands out the most, though, is the revamped combat system that also provides a smooth gameplay experience.

Crysis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion (Image source: Crysis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Steam official page)
▲ Crysis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion (Image source: Crysis Core Final Fantasy 7 Reunion Steam official page)

Black Tail (December 16 |PS5, XSX, PC)

The action adventure Blacktail, set in the roots of Slavic mythology, will also be released in December. The game tells the story of Baba Yaga, a girl who was kicked out of her home after being accused of witchcraft. The gameplay features a unique combination of intense archery combat and dark storytelling.

Arrows, the main character’s weapon, can be crafted and used and are needed for hunting wild animals and gathering resources, as well as for boss fights. In addition to the main missions, there is also content that shapes the play style by finding hidden treasures to learn about the environment and history, collecting lost recipes, and creating elixirs.

If it's an archery battle, it will require a lot of aim (Image source: Blacktail Steam official page)
▲ Black Tail (Image source: Black Tail Steam official page)

North Star Fist fitness boxing (December 22nd|Switch)

This time it’s a Nintendo Switch exclusive. The latest in the fitness boxing series is Fitness Boxing Fist of the North Star. It is an exercise switch game where Kenshiro, the main character of Fist of the North Star, becomes the player’s trainer and helps them exercise. Originally, fitness boxing basically only supports exercise, but since Kenshiro is the main character, Fist of the North Star fitness boxing has added a brawl battle mode. Through this, you can defeat the enemy, and Jaco Battle and Boss Battle are ready. Exercising in front of that Kenshiro, I think I have to work harder.

Omae and Mo Shindeiro (photo source: official Nintendo America YouTube video capture)
▲ Fist of the North Star fitness boxing (image source: Nintendo America official YouTube video capture)

Park Beyond (December 25th |PS5, XSX, PC)

Park Beyond is a theme park management simulation game. The big appeal of this game is that you can build rides that you have always dreamed of but cannot exist in real life due to reasons such as technology, money or gravity. Players can create and transform their theme park, creating thousands of combinations of rides, design an entire theme for the park, or mix materials for endless possibilities.

Park Beyond (Image source: official Park Beyond Steam page)
▲ Park Beyond (Image source: official Park Beyond Steam page)

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