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What’s New in Video Games: December 2019 – SuperParent

Dragon Quest Builders 2 on PC leads a light month of game releases.

As 2019 comes to a close, the final month of the year will see the launch of lots of new games, but not many big-name releases. Some highlights include the PC release of Dragon Quest Builders 2 (which was previously released on PlayStation 4) and Wattam, the latest game from the creator of Katamari Damacy.

Dragon Quest Builders 2
Rated E10+
Appropriate for: Older kids who enjoy building things

Dragon Quest Builders 2 is the sequel to the original Dragon Quest Builders, which was released in 2016. The role-playing adventure game challenges players to defeat a cult called the Children of Hargon, which has “outlawed the building, cooking, and creation of all things.” To accomplish this, players will need to explore the world, defeat enemies, and collect materials that they can use to craft objects, build structures, and more. In addition to a single-player campaign, the game allows builders to team up with up to three other players (locally or online) in a multiplayer mode. To learn more about Dragon Quest Builders 2, check out our preview of the game from E3.

Great if your kids love: Dragon Quest Builders, Minecraft, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Rated E10+
Appropriate for: Older kids who are comfortable with console controllers

Wattam is the latest game from the creator of Katamari Damacy. In Wattam, players must help a sad character named Mayor find happiness through the power of friendship. The game lets you explore a colorful world and become friends with over 100 different characters. You can play on your own, or team up with a friend or family member for some local co-op (that means you’re both in the same room).

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Great if your kids love: Katamari Damacy Reroll, Noby Noby Boy

Shovel Knight: King of Cards
Rated E
Appropriate for: Kids who enjoy side-scrolling platformers

Shovel Knight: King of Cards is the last campaign in the Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove series. The side-scrolling platformer lets you become the King Knight, who must complete 30 new courses and explore four different worlds on his quest to defeat the “Three Kings.” As you progress, you’ll be able to collect new weapons and armor to help you on your adventure. Shovel Knight: King of Cards also features a card battle mini-game.

Great if your kids love: Previous Shovel Knight games, New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

Full List

Notable kid- and teen-friendly titles are in bold.

Note: Release dates can change at any time.

Monday December 2, 2019

SaGa: Scarlet Grace – Ambitions, Switch

Tuesday December 3, 2019

Skellboy, Switch

Tools Up!, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Neverwinter Nights: Enhanced Edition, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Heroland, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

EarthNight, Switch, PlayStation 4, PC

Farming Simulator 20, Switch

JigSaw Solace, Switch


Life is Strange 2: Episode 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

SaGa: Scarlet Grace – Ambitions, PlayStation 4, PC

Fight’N Rage, PlayStation 4

Arise: A Simple Story, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Blair Witch, PlayStation 4

Terminator: Resistance, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Trover Saves the Universe, Xbox One

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Halo Reach: Remastered, Xbox One, PC

Halo: The Master Chief Collection, PC

Wednesday December 4, 2019

Everreach: Project Eden, Xbox One, PC

Big Pharma, Xbox One

Seek Hearts, Xbox One

Vampire: The Masquerade – Coteries of New York, PC

Thursday December 5, 2019

Tick Tock: A Tale for Two, Switch

Star Ocean: First Departure R, Switch, PlayStation 4

Alien: Isolation, Switch

Big Pharma, Switch

Must Dash Amigos, Switch

Defenders of Ekron: Definitive Edition, Switch

NekoMiko, Switch

Sacred Stones, Switch, PC

Kerbal Space Program: Breaking Ground Expansion [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Darksiders Genesis, PC, Stadia

Friday December 6, 2019

Assassin’s Creed: The Rebel Collection, Switch

Breathing Fear, Switch

Immortal Planet, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Space Pioneer, Switch

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Monday December 9, 2019

Ashen, Switch, PlayStation 4

Tuesday December 10, 2019

Blacksad: Under the Skin, Switch

Shovel Knight: King of Cards, Switch, 3DS, PlayStation 4, Vita, Xbox One, PC

Shovel Knight Showdown, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Riverbond, Switch

Fishing: Barents Sea – Complete Edition, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Call of Juarez: Gunslinger, Switch

Avicii Invector, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Jurassic World Evolution: Return to Jurassic Park [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Fujii, PlayStation VR

Rift Keeper, Xbox One

Dragon Quest Builders 2, PC

Wednesday December 11, 2019

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Headliner: NoviNews, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Thursday December 12, 2019

Jamestown+, Switch

Cardpocalypse, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

GENSOU SkyDrift, Switch, PC

SuperEpic: The Entertainment War, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Pathologic 2, Xbox One

Detroit: Become Human, PC

Friday December 13, 2019

Dead End Job, Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Event Horizon: Space Defense, Switch

Path of Exile: Conquerors of the Atlas [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Monday December 16, 2019

Travel Mosaics: A Paris Tour, Switch

Tuesday December 17, 2019

Wattam, PlayStation 4, PC

The Sims 4: Discover University [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Thursday December 19, 2019

Borderlands 3: Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot [DLC], PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Friday December 20, 2019

Farabel, Switch

Monday December 23, 2019

Down to Hell, Switch

Rush Rally 3, Switch

Regions of Ruin, Switch

DreamBall, Switch

Wednesday December 25, 2019

Demon Pit, Switch

Tamashii, Switch

Straimium Immortaly, Switch

8-Ball Pocket, Switch

XenoRaptor, Switch

Tower of Babel – no mercy, Switch

Friday December 27, 2019

The Clocker, Xbox One

Full disclosure: SuperParent’s parent company, Greenlit Content, works with Versus Evil, the publisher of Cardpocalypse, as a client. SuperParent’s coverage remains objective.


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