December's never been a month stacked with big new releases, and this year, things are no different. All the heavy hitters have already dropped through September to November, but still, we can't just ignore the promising games hitting the PlayStation 4 over the next 31 days or so. Let's take a look at them, shall we?

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Publisher: Bethesda
Developer: id Software
Release date: 1st December

It's DOOM! In virtual reality! Well, not quite. This is more a shorter spin-off than the full game repurposed to work with Sony's headset, but if you've ever wanted to get as close to demon guts as humanly possible without actually opening a portal to hell, this could be the VR experience for you.

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Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom Vancouver
Release date: 5th December

Dead Rising 4 didn't exactly set the world alight when it launched as an Xbox One console exclusive back in 2016, but Capcom's done a lot of tinkering for its foray onto PS4. The game's been rebalanced in a bunch of different ways, and Frank's Big Package comes with all of the title's previously released downloadable content alongside some new bits and pieces. Will that be enough to make it, you know, a better game? Maybe, maybe not, but those looking for some dumb fun may find something to like here.

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A Hat in Time

Publisher: Humble Bundle
Developer: Gears for Breakfast
Release date: 5th December (NA), 6th December (EU)

More platforming nostalgia on PS4? You bet! A Hat in Time has proven to be quite the hit on PC, and now it's bringing its brand of charming 3D jump over that, collect all of this gameplay to Sony's current-gen console. It's been a decent year for platformers, hasn't it? Hopefully A Hat in Time bolsters the genre further.

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LocoRoco 2 Remastered

Publisher: Sony
Developer: Japan Studio
Release date: 9th December

Prepare to have your brain besieged by yet more criminally catchy beats as LocoRoco 2 gets the remaster treatment on PS4. The physics-based platformer joins its predecessor on Sony's system, which has already proved to be a welcome reminder that Japan Studio's series is still fantastic funky fun.

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Gang Beasts

Publisher: Double Fine Productions
Release date: 
12th December

We've been waiting Gang Beasts for bloody ages, and now it's finally, nearly here. Mental multiplayer action is the name of this game, as up to four easily-amused humans try to do each other in. To be honest, Gang Beasts is a difficult title to properly describe. Imagine a world where your muscles didn't work properly and your limbs had really powerful suction cups on the ends of them, and you were tasked with not falling off things. That's basically Gang Beasts.

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Okami HD

Publisher: Capcom
Developer: Capcom
Release date: 12th December

The PS2 classic returns for another stint of gorgeous adventuring. Capcom's lovely looking title has been enhanced all over again for PS4, and we're sure that fans of Amaterasu's painted world are more than ready to play through it one more time. Meanwhile, if you've never tried Okami, this should present the perfect opportunity.

And there you have it: the promising PS4 games of December 2017. See anything that takes your fancy? Vote for your most hyped game in our poll, and then tell us what you want to see under that Christmas tree in the comments section below.

Which December 2017 release are you most looking forward to on PS4? (84 votes)

A Hat in Time


Dead Rising 4: Frank's Big Package




Gang Beasts


LocoRoco 2 Remastered


Okami HD




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