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5 Most Anticipated Switch Games Coming Out in December 2023



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The Nintendo Switch has released a ton of great titles in the year 2023. That said, even as the year comes to a close. There are still plenty of titles for players to look forward to. Whether you are shopping for the holidays or simply want to stay informed on the latest titles releasing. There is plenty to look forward to, regardless of what you are looking for, and we have you covered. That said, please enjoy our picks for the 5 Most Anticipated Switch Games Coming Out in December 2023.

5. Outer Wilds: Archeologist Edition

Outer Wilds: Archaeologist Edition - Pre-order Trailer - Nintendo Switch

For fans of open-world exploration and mystery, our next entry is sure to keep you content during this holiday season. Here, we have Outer Wilds: Archeologist Edition. For players looking for one of the best indie-developed titles, this one certainly sits the bill. In Outer Wilds, players are whisked away to the far reaches of space. In doing so, they come across a supernova and must try to figure out a way to escape the time loop they find themselves in before it hits. The game spans several planets, each of which can be explored by the player extensively.

With the Archeologist Edition of the game, players will receive the base game, along with the Eye of the Echo DLC. This is great for players who wish to delve into the game further. As part of Outer Wilds Ventures, players will be able to discover and uncover many mysteries throughout their playtime. All of these aspects make Outer Wilds: Archeologist Edition one of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch games that is set to release in December 2023.

4. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero

Watch the New Trailer for The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero!

Following up on our list entry, here we have Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero. With the success of the base game, it is great to see that a DLC was pursued by the developers. In this particular DLC, players will dive into the mysteries surrounding Area Zero, as well as how it connects with the land of Paldea as a whole. In the game, players will be taking a field trip of sorts in order to uncover more about the world. Along the way, they will encounter many Pokemon, including a legendary Pokemon named Ogerpon.

The DLC itself has been segmented into two different parts. Each of which has its own core visions and is excellent in its own right. In the second half of the DLC, which will be released on December 14th. Players will be able to encounter a new legendary Pokemon Terapagos. In doing so, they will not only learn more about the world and Pokemon around them, but each area will have its own secrets & treasures to discover. To close, with the success of the first half of the DLC, it will be great to see how The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero closes out in the second half.

3. Disney Dreamlight Valley

Disney Dreamlight Valley - Gameplay Overview Trailer - Nintendo Switch

Next on our list of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch games releasing in December 2023, here we have Disney Dreamlight Valley. For fans of many beloved Disney franchises, the world of Disney Dreamlight Valley is not unlike a wonderland. This is due to the fact that players can meet and greet their favorite Disney characters, whether they be heroes or villains, and befriend them. In doing so, players can also garden, decorate their homes, and much more. This makes this title extremely cozy, which is sure to come in handy during these cold winter months.

Serving as a beautiful combination of life-sim elements and adventure elements, Disney Dreamlight Valley is fun from beginning to end. Starting out in the game gives the player a great sense of reward. No matter what you enjoy doing in life-sim games, this game has you covered. Whether you enjoy cooking in these games or a whole host of other activities, it is all there for you to enjoy. All in all, this game is one of the Nintendo Switch games to be watching when it releases in December 2023.

2. Dragon Quest Monster: The Dark Prince

DRAGON QUEST MONSTERS: The Dark Prince - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch

It is a fantastic time to be a fan of the Dragon Quest franchise. With the upcoming release of Dragon Quest Monster: The Dark Prince, there is plenty to look forward to in the near future. The game, of course, features the iconic aesthetic of the Dragon Quest franchise. There are several new mechanics that hope to bring a new spin on the iconic series. Set to release on December 1st, this title will undoubtedly usher in a great time for Nintendo Switch games.

One of the game's core aspects that hope to set it apart from other franchise titles is its inclusion of a seasonal system. This is coupled with a weapon fusion system. Both of these aspects hope to shake up the core Dragon Quest formula and are sure to be excellent in terms of the sheer content of this particular title. There is plenty to enjoy and return to again and again. All around, this makes Dragon Quest Monster: The Dark Prince one of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch games, releasing in December 2023.

1. Batman Arkham Trilogy

Batman: Arkham Trilogy - Reveal Trailer - Nintendo Switch

For our final entry on our list of the most anticipated Nintendo Switch games releasing in December 2023, we have the Batman Arkham Trilogy. This trilogy is a must-have for fans of the Batman franchise or just stellar action games in general. This collection is wonderful and full of well-polished content and many stellar games to play through. For those unaware, the collection itself will contain all of the Batman Arkham games, as well as their respective DLCs. This makes it absolutely jam-packed with things to do and explore.

One of the major highlights of the franchise, as a whole, is its combat. The combat system features many phenomenal animations and comes with a buttery smooth presentation and responsive inputs. This makes battling the villains of these games fantastic. Couple this with the superb boss design in the game, and you have a recipe for success. The game also incorporates the detective aspects of the Batman character beautifully. In conclusion, if you are looking for a phenomenal collection of titles to play for the Switch in December 2023, check this one out.

So, what's your take on our picks for the 5 Most Anticipated Switch Games Coming Out in December 2023? Do you agree with our picks? Let us know over on our socials here or down in the comments below.


Judson Holley is a writer that began his career as a ghostwriter. Returning to the mortal coil  to work among the living. With some of his favorite games being tactical FPS games such as Squad and the Arma series. Although this could not be further from the truth as he enjoys games with deep stories such as the Kingdom Hearts series as well as Jade Empire and The Knights of the Old Republic series. When not attending to his wife, Judson often tends to his cats. He also has a knack for music mainly composing for and playing piano.