Meta Gamer Monthly December 2018

Credit: Nintendo

As far as the number of games being released, this month is relatively light. However, one of the most anticipated games of the year, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, releases in time for Christmas. Special dance editions of the last three Persona games, two of which will have VR modes, also release early this month.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

One of the most anticipated games of the year came out this month. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate released with 75 playable characters (more coming through DLC) on December7th. Along with it’s release, Nintendo has put out the first major patch, notes below. (Source: Nintendo)

Patch 1.1 Release Notes:

Offline Gameplay

  • Added a Hard difficulty to Adventure mode.

Online Gameplay

  • Online now includes Quickplay, Battle Arenas, Spectate, and Background Matchmaking.
  • Global Smash Power will now be displayed.
  • Note that the above requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership.

Game Data Adjustments

  • The ability to receive spirit event data has been added.
  • The ability to receive presents has been added.

DLC Content

  • The special bonus for the Fighters Pass, Xenoblade Chronicles 2’s Rex’s Mii Fighter costume (Swordfighter type), has been added.


  • Game balance adjustments.
  • Various gameplay fixes.



ATLUS’s anime inspired RPG series gets three new games. Each game features dances from each of their respective games. Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight both feature VR modes.

Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight

Persona 4: Dancing All Night

Credit: Atlus

Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight

Playstation Plus


  • Steredenn
  • SteinsGate


  • Soma
  • Onrush

PS Vita

  • Papers, Please

PS Vita, PS4

  • Iconoclasts (also on PS Vita)


Xbox Games With Gold

Xbox 360, Xbox One

  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction (December 16-31)
  • Dragon Age II (December 1-15)

Xbox One

  • QUBE 2 (December 1-31)
  • Never Alone (December 16-January 15)

Games Releasing This Month

December 4

  • Just Cause 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night (PS Vita)
  • Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight (PS4, PS Vita)

December 7

  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch)

December 11

  • Earth Defense Force 5 (PS4)

December 12

  • Insurgency: Sandstorm (PC)

December 13

  • Dragon Marked for Death (Switch)

December 17

  • Firewatch (Switch)


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