New Video Game Releases for the Week of 12-24-17

Ho ho ho—oh no! It looks like gamers around the world are receiving the coal-equivalent to new video games this week. I was hoping to come bearing great news and exciting insight for the holidays; alas, there’s really not much to pick from in Santa’s bag this year, and I am completely fine with that reality. I’m still doing work on my backlog, and I haven’t even scratched the surface of games that came out in the first half of the year. To this day, Gravity Rush 2 still gently whispers its name in my ear as I try to sleep.

One day, Kat. One day….

However, if the weather outside is far too frightful and you’re really not digging the fire’s delightful escape, there’s nothing like the warm glow of a screen and the soft, heated breeze of a game console’s fans trying to prevent overheating. You’ll be better off enjoying the familial holiday spirit this week, though. If you, (very much) unlike me, already exhausted your game library, here’s to hoping someone got you a cool game to celebrate the season…because there’s not much here.

Song of Memories is an anime version of Baywatch, so that’s a thing. Look no further if you’re into animated boobs and hair bouncing around unnaturally—and more power to you if you are. Amelon has an intriguing trailer, too, but I honestly have no idea what’s going on down below. You never know what you’re going to grab when you reach into the Clause’s bag’o’toys during the holidays:

SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition comes to the Switch on Thursday…and that’s pretty much it. This week may not be the most impressive in terms of new video games, but no one can deny 2017’s incredible contribution the game’s industry as a whole. This has been a rough year for us all, it seems, but the quality of this year’s video game releases at least gives us all a chance to breathe for a moment.

As always, everything is for PC unless stated otherwise, and the bold titles are the games that have piqued my interest but don’t be surprised if you don’t see many this week. Happy Holidays, everyone!

Monday, December 25th

  • Chiffa 2
  • The Prototype
  • Knights of the Drowned Table
  • Style Savvy: Styling Star – 3DS
  • The Eerie Adventures of Kally (Early Access)
  • Jida Chronicle Chaos Frontier
  • Sexy Serial Killer
  • Energy Cycle – Switch
  • Disassembly Line
  • Sparkle Unleashed – Switch
  • Evolva

Tuesday, December 26th

  • Sniper Rust VR: Trial Version
  • ZoneDriver (Early Access)
  • Song of Memories
  • Cave Runner
  • Lost In Maze
  • Space Wars: Darth Star
  • Bohnanza The Duel
  • Chamber of the Sci-Mutant Priestess

Wednesday, December 27th

  • Wheel Riders Online
  • Uizuno Blade (Early Access)
  • Amelon
  • Fairy of the Treasures
  • LINCH (Early Access)

Thursday, December 28th

  • UFM: Unidentified Fantastic Maiden
  • Hero Plus
  • SCP: Secret Laboratory
  • SteamWorld Heist: Ultimate Edition – Switch
  • Warm Village (Early Access)
  • MightyIronBall
  • Deep Dark Fight

Friday, December 29th

  • SURVIV3 (Early Access)
  • Hex-Up
  • Gravity Puzzles
  • After Life VR (Early Access)


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Zachery Bennett

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Zach’s eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he’s chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.