It’s the end of the year, and like years before it this looks to be a month of last minute release notices and an unusually small list of confirmed titles going in. That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing good in the bunch though, as among the adequate-looking time wasters are a few potential gems.

Intrigued? Then read on!

Now we all know that some games can appear out of the blue and release on our favourite handheld with only a few days notice, but here are the key titles that we can expect this month;

Battalion Commander

Release Date – December 1st NA / 2nd EU
Publisher – SPL
Genre – Arcade

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Battalion Commander is a military style arcade game that puts you in charge of not one, but a battalion of soldiers; ordering them to take on some strange activity to the unit’s North. You’ll be armed with guns, rockets, grenades, and more as you attempt to re-secure the territory and achieve military victory!

The Keeper of 4 Elements

Release Date – December 1st NA / 2nd EU
Publisher – SPL
Genre – Strategy

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In The Keeper of the 4 Elements you’ll rise to an island’s defense as an element-wielding monk, taking on The Dark Lord who seeks to unlock the secrets of ancient magic and use them for his evil deeds. Use your power for good and push back the darkness with everything you’ve got in this strategic RPG from Smartphone Labs.

Demetrios

Release Date – December 6th NA & EU
Publisher – COWCAT Games
Genre – Adventure

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Demetrios was successfully funded in a Kickstarter campaign back in October 2015. The game launched on Steam back in May and the port is due to come to the PS Vita later this month.

Demetrios is a quirky looking point-and-click adventure game starring an antique dealer called Bjorn Thonen. Bjorn is robbed one night after coming home drunk. He’s forced to conduct his own crime investigation with the help of his neighbor Sandra and quickly winds up on a mysterious adventure. Hopefully these two unlikely heroes will be able to rise up to the challenge and discover ancient secrets!

The game will have around 8 – 12 hours of gameplay and over 15,000 lines of dialog. As well as being in English it will also have Spanish, French, Italian and German translations.

Space Overlords

Release Date – December 6th NA & EU
Publisher – Excalibur Games
Genre – Action

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Space Overlords sees you playing as one of four different characters with a score to settle. Your mission will see you set off on a mission of retaliation against the evil Kesedihan, liberate planets that she has dominated and set her on a journey of annihilation.

The game will initially feature seven galaxies in a single player mode, with you playing either the main gameplay, co-operative or gameplay loop on the eight planets in each galaxy. The multiplayer aspect of the game will see you facing off against other players in four modes.

Other features you can expect to see in Space Overlords include;

  • Create planets using the built in level editor
  • Share new planets and then attack other players’ planets for action packed gameplay
  • Pick-up-and-play free rampage – destroy every building and inhabitant of a planet before time runs out
  • Enjoy playing as a different race with a choice of up to six Overlords
  • PVP Multiplayer mode (up to four players)
  • Upgrade your character with items and power ups adds to pace of the game
  • Local and Multiplayer modes
  • A whole host of different levels including variable game levels with switchable core mechanic
  • Four playable characters

 

So there we have the key titles that are set to release for the PlayStation Vita this December!

If you prefer your new release info in a video format, be sure to check out Kyle’s December preview video below – and be sure to subscribe to The Vita Lounge’s YouTube channel for more awesome Vita videos!

Let us know which of the above titles (if any) you will be picking up in the comments below!

  • sand

    It’s a bit of a light month but hopefully PSX will change that

    • It did, and there’s always those stealth releases Vita is famous for.

  • Johhny Ridden

    Wasn’t Shantae Half Genie Hero also coming out this month?

    • These posts and the videos only deal with confirmed dates, of which Shantae has none.

  • Reza Gerami

    Wasn’t Shu a december-release? Or was it Hue maybe…