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[Holiday Gift Guide] Video Games for Loved Ones

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Hello and welcome to Honey’s Anime! We are here today to recommend you all some games from some great companies to enjoy! Tis the season to be giving but since these games are at great prices this season, why not grab a few for yourself?!

Check out the list below and get ready to save on titles that will have you entertained and busy throughout the holidays!

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Sega/Atlus

First, we have Sega/Atlus releasing their list of discounted titles for the holidays, which can be viewed below!

Persona 5 Royal

Don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts as you break the chains of modern society, stage grand heists to infiltrate the minds of the corrupt,
and make them change their ways! Persona 5 Royal introduces a new semester at Shujin Academy, a new area of Tokyo to explore, new characters, a never-before-seen story arc, and much more! Even for the most seasoned Phantom Thieves among us, Persona 5 Royal is a new challenge to defy conventions, discover the power within, and fight for justice.

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Rating: M
Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch
Purchase Options: Amazon, Walmart, Target – $59.99 MSRP

Soul Hackers 2

An RPG set in a neon-lit world that has seen immense technological advancement, causing humans to be consumed by commercial convenience. In the shadows, a war between Devil Summoners, who harness the power of demons, is brewing as an adventure unfolds and the end of the world draws near.

Trailer:

Rating: M
Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Purchase Options: Amazon, Walmart, Target – $59.99 MSRP

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Vanillaware, the storytellers behind Odin Sphere and Dragon’s Crown, craft a sci-fi mystery epic spanning thirteen intertwining stories in 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Now, this critically acclaimed title is coming to Nintendo Switch. Uncover the truth and delve into a 2D sidescrolling adventure featuring gorgeous art and environments. Then, battle the kaiju in fast-paced, top-down combat and fight to defend humanity!

Trailer:

Rating: T
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Purchase Options: Amazon, Walmart, Target – $59.99 MSRP

SEGA Genesis Mini 2

Replicating the design of the second model of the Genesis, the Genesis Mini 2 features hardware improvements over 2019’s successful SEGA Genesis Mini. The SEGA Genesis Mini 2 boasts a brand-new line-up of 60 games, that’s bigger and even more impressive than the original Genesis Mini release. For the first time, titles from the SEGA CD era will be playable, featuring a full-motion video! Last but not least, a previously unreleased game has also been added as a bonus, adding even more fun to the package! Welcome To The Next Level.

Trailer:

Rating: T
Platforms: Hardware unit
Purchase Options: Amazon – $140.40 MSRP

Bandai Namco Entertainment

Next, we have Bandai Namco coming through with some discounts as well for the Holiday season. See their full list below and get your wallets ready!

PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC

First released in 1999, PAC-MAN WORLD saw PAC-MAN’s exciting debut in the 3D platforming genre. This first entry in the PAC-MAN WORLD trilogy went on to sell 1.5 million units worldwide! Now, the remaster that fans have requested is here!

In PAC-MAN WORLD Re-PAC, PAC-MAN arrives home on his birthday to find the Ghosts have kidnapped PAC-MAN’s family & friends and ruined his party! PAC-MAN must set out to adventure through the six areas of Ghost Island to rescue his family and friends, and face off against the Ghosts’ boss, TOC-MAN!

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via STEAM
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle R

Well known for its charismatic heroes, striking art style, and unforgettable catchphrases (“Yare yare daze…”), JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is coming to PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series XIS, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC! JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R immerses players in an authentic fighting game adaptation that stays true to creator Hirohiko Araki’s captivating art style and stars the anime series’ original Japanese VO actors.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via STEAM
ESRB Rating: T for Teen

DRAGON BALL: THE BREAKERS

Caught in an unexpected temporal phenomenon, seven ordinary citizens find themselves stranded in a Temporal Seam: they share their imprisonment with the Raider, a menacing enemy from another timeline with overwhelming power. Their only hope for survival is to break out from the Temporal Seam with the Super Time Machine, but the Raider is on their tracks and becomes stronger by the minute. In a race against time, the cunning of Survivors clashes with the power of the Raider, to break free or be broken…

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via STEAM
ESRB Rating: T for Teen

TAIKO NO TATSUJIN: RHYTHM FESTIVAL

Get ready to beat the drum in rhythm with Don-Chan! Join an amazing musical festival, alone or with friends! Jump into Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival, now available on Nintendo Switch! Enjoy a whole host of exciting features after a four-year hiatus of this all-time favorite series! Taiko no Tatsujin: Rhythm Festival supports the popular “Sharing Joy-Con” and “Shaking” performance features from the previous title, “Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum’n Fun.” A new character, Kumo-kyun, has been added, and the game has evolved to include online battles, a party mode, and a music subscription service!

Platforms: Nintendo Switch
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

LEGO Brawls

The first team action brawler set in the LEGO universe. Build your own minifigure hero and brawl to the top in this multiplayer, brick-bashing platformer inspired by iconic LEGO sets! Battle solo or with family and friends! Collect minifigures and power-ups, combine them to create your ultimate brawler, and climb to the top of the global leaderboard. Ho-ho-hold your ground and take on the holidays with Jingle Brawls, December 1-31, 2022! Unlock limited-time holiday content, including 22 festive LEGO Minifigures, and play the Jingle Brawls level.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
ESRB Rating: E 10+ for Everyone 10+

Elden Ring

Journey through the Lands Between, a new fantasy world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki, creator of the influential DARK SOULS video game series, and George R. R. Martin, author of The New York Times best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. Unravel the mysteries of the Elden Ring’s power. Encounter adversaries with profound backgrounds, characters with their own unique motivations for helping or hindering your progress, and fearsome creatures.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC via STEAM
ESRB Rating: M for Mature

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Gotham Knights – Physical Collector’s Edition & Artbook

Earlier this year, Warner Bros. Games launched their action RPG Gotham Knights. Gotham Knights has players defending the city following Batman’s death as Gotham’s new guard – Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, and Red Hood. Switch between characters and play online with friends as you discover the truth surrounding Gotham’s criminal underbelly, and face off against recognizable foes like Harley Quinn, the Penguin, the Court of Owls, and more. On November 29, Warner Bros. Games will also launch Heroic Assault mode, a game mode allowing 4-player co-op, making it the perfect gift to enjoy with friends.

In addition to the digital and physical Standard and Deluxe editions of the game for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Windows PC, the Gotham Knights Physical Collector’s Edition is available on Amazon for $299.99. The Collector’s Edition features are as follows:

Deluxe Edition of Gotham Knights (PS5, XSX, PC)
Augmented Reality pin
Original LEDBook Packaging and 16-page Mediabook
Gotham City map
An exclusive Gotham Knights diorama inspired by Jim Lee (with an authentication certificate)
Exclusive in-game content

For a more budget-friendly gift, the Gotham Knights: The Official Collector’s Compendium book, featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes content, stunning art, and expert strategy, is also available from Amazon for $39.99.

Final Thoughts

Pretty much all of these are digital copies so you have to worry about sold-out items BUT, that is not the case with the Gotham Knights – Physical Collector’s Edition & Artbook so make sure to jump on that if you really want it! Also, make sure to sound off in the comment section below if you’re going to get any of these titles this year!

That is it for this holiday gift guide here on Honey’s Anime! We hope this extensive list helps you in finding that perfect gift for that special gamer in your life. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and a happy New Year!

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