Looking for the hottest new games for all the gamers on your shopping list this holiday season? I’ve partnered up with Ubisoft to bring your my top 5 favorite picks that I think are going to be smash hits this year. If you’re got a gamer or two on your list, check out these five games that I’m absolutely head over heels for:
#1 South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Every hero has a beginning. Are you an alien, a high-tech wonder, or a genetically altered mutant? Create your own one-of-a-kind costume, craft your origin story, and build out your unique superpowers to become the hero this city needs.
EXPLORE SOUTH PARK AT NIGHT – Not only has South Park grown with new places to explore and new characters to discover, but when the sun sets, havoc and chaos reign as the seedy underbelly of South Park comes alive. At night, a whole new world opens up where your alter ego can harness its powers to do whatever it takes to save the town.
COON AND FRIENDS, ASSEMBLE! – Recruit up to 12 members of Coon and Friends to your cause, including Mysterion, The Human Kite, and the infamous Coon himself. Combine your special powers with the heroes from Coon and Friends to eliminate anyone that gets in your way and defeat the dark power that has spread its evil tentacles over South Park.
AN OUTRAGEOUS RPG ADVENTURE – An all-new dynamic combat system offers new opportunities to manipulate time and space on the battlefield, and a revamped looting and crafting system gives you the freedom to develop and refine your powers as you progress through the game. Find loot hidden throughout the land and follow recipes to craft your own outrageous equipment to aid you in battle.
AUTHENTIC SOUTH PARK – Created, written, voiced, and directed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park: The Fractured But Whole is authentic, interactive South Park at its finest – hilarious, outrageous, and a whole lot of fun. Everything is bigger, longer, and goes deeper than before. Come on down to South Park and have yourself a time.
#2 Assassin’s Creed Origins
In the newest addition to the ever-popular Assassin’s Creed games, you’ll be able to experience the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Uncover lost tombs, explore the pyramids, and discover the secrets of mummies, the gods, and the last pharaohs.
A COUNTRY TO DISCOVER – Sail down the Nile, uncover the mysteries of the pyramids or fight your way against dangerous ancient factions and wild beasts as you explore this gigantic and unpredictable land.
EMBRACE ACTION-RPG – Experience a completely new way to fight. Loot and use dozens of weapons with different characteristics and rarities. Explore deep progression mechanics and challenge your skills against unique and powerful bosses.
A NEW STORY EVERY TIME YOU PLAY – Engage into multiple quests and gripping stories as you cross paths with strong and memorable characters, from the wealthiest high-born to the most desperate outcasts.
Powerful forces are shifting the sands of Egypt’s destiny. Discover the players that will decide the fate of an empire, and travel back to the origins of the Creed.
#3 Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
The Mushroom Kingdom has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex, transporting the chaotic Rabbids into this once-peaceful land. To restore order, Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi must team up with a whole new crew: four Rabbids heroes! Together, they will battle with weapons through four worlds filled with combat, puzzles, and unpredictable enemies.
Developed exclusively for the Nintendo Switch system, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the best of the Mario and Rabbids franchises, combining all that you love about Mario’s iconic universe with the side-splitting antics of the Rabbids.
Mario & Rabbids universes collide in this new adventure that combines the best of these two worlds! Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, and Yoshi join forces with four Rabbids heroes with their own unique personalities. Easy to play, difficult to master. Solo and co-op turn-based combat is a fresh gameplay experience. Battle with an arsenal of weapons through four new worlds filled with enemies, puzzles, and humorous fun!
Pick up and play anywhere exclusively on the Nintendo Switch system, even on the go.
#4 Rayman Legends
Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump, and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.
Join the team with up to 4 players in local co-op! Compete with your friends in tournaments with the Kung Foot experience (local wireless multiplayer). Run, jump & smack your way through 100+ maps. Jump to the rhythm and rock the party to beat the crazy musical levels.
#5 Just Dance 2018
Whether you’re a party starter, a dancer in the making, or a seasoned pro, get ready to turn up the volume and unleash your inner dancer with Just Dance 2018!
Dance to 40 of the hottest tracks, including “24K Magic,” by Bruno Mars, “Side to Side,” by Ariana Grande Ft. Nicki Minaj, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, “Swish Swish” by Katy Perry Ft. Nicki Minaj, “Naughty Girl” by Beyoncé, and many more!
Get the new exclusive Mario dance and play two-handed choreographies, only on Nintendo Switch™!
Check out the full song list for all the great hits you can move and groove to:
- LUIS FONSI & DADDY YANKEE “DESPACITO”
- ED SHEERAN “SHAPE OF YOU”
- KATY PERRY FT. NICKI MINAJ “SWISH SWISH”
- LADY GAGA “JOHN WAYNE”
- BRUNO MARS “24K MAGIC”
- BEYONCÉ “NAUGHTY GIRL”
- ARIANA GRANDE FT. NICKI MINAJ “SIDE TO SIDE”
- MICHELLE DELAMOR “KEEP ON MOVING”
- YEMI ALADE “TUMBUM”
- GIGI ROWE “GOT THAT”
- SELENA GOMEZ “BAD LIAR”
- SPENCER LUDWIG “DIGGY”
- HIT THE ELECTRO BEAT “BLUE (DA BA DEE)”
- SHAKIRA “WAKA WAKA (THIS TIME FOR AFRICA)”
- DUA LIPA “BLOW YOUR MIND (MWAH)”
- DNCE “KISSING STRANGERS”
- CLEAN BANDIT FT.SEAN PAUL & ANNE-MARIE “ROCKABYE”
- BEBE REXHA FT. LIL WAYNE “THE WAY I ARE (DANCE WITH SOMEBODY)”
- JAMIROQUAI “AUTOMATON”
- SHAKIRA FT. MALUMA “CHANTAJE”
- HYUNA “BUBBLE POP!”
- HATSUNE MIKU “LOVE WARD”
- HEADHUNTERZ & KSHMR “DHARMA”
- QUEEN “ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST”
- GROOVE CENTURY “DADDY COOL”
- LILDEUCEDEUCE FT. BLACKGRYPH0N & TOMSKA “BEEP BEEP I’M A SHEEP”
- BIG FREEDIA “MAKE IT JINGLE”
- JUST DANCE TEAM “ALL YOU GOTTA DO”
- DISNEY’S MOANA “HOW FAR I’LL GO”
- JORGE BLANCO “RISKY BUSINESS”
- JAX JONES FT. DEMI LOVATO & STEFFLON DON “INSTRUCTION”
- WANKO NI MERO MERO “SAYONARA”
- THE SUNLIGHT SHAKERS “POLKA DOT BIKINI”
- DANCING BROS. “IN THE HALL OF THE PIXEL KING”
- PSY “NEW FACE”
- JUST DANCE ORCHESTRA “CARMEN (OVERTURE)”
- IGGY AZALEA FT. ZEDD “BOOM BOOM”
No matter what the gamer on your list is in to, Ubisoft has them covered this year with all of these super fun games that will entertain every gamer from young to old.
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***I did not receive any financial compensation, simply the product free to me in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion***