It’s that time of year when the elves are super busy up at the North Pole, getting ready for Christmas. So if your little one is asking for a shiny new game console this year, or Santa always brings a new video game to your house, then here are The Best New Video Games for Kids for Christmas 2019.
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1. FIFA 20
FIFA20 is expected to be released late September 2019. EA Sports have added a new volta football street soccer mode this year in addition to the traditional match mode.
The game also features dynamic tactics so you can easily customise your play in advance of the game or during play.
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Windows PC & Nintendo Switch.
The FIFA games are always popular with soccer fans and if your kids haven’t yet gotten their hands on the 2020 version of the game, then this will definitely be a winner on Christmas day.
2. Just Dance 2020
Just Dance® 2020, the latest instalment of the #1 Music Videogame Franchise Of All Time*, will be released on November 5th 2019.
Age: 3+ yrs
Available on:Nintendo Switch™, Wii™, Xbox One, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.
Just Dance 2020 is more accessible and customisable than ever. With the unlimited songlist feature, that comes free for one month with each copy, giving you access to over 500 songs, along with 40 chart topping hits. There’s also a pre-made playlist or recommendation for every mood and moment, allowing players to easily customise their Just Dance parties.
Kids Mode is also back and tailored for the youngest players to enjoy 8 new kid-friendly choreographies and various curated songs, and calorie-trackers can stay on top of their progress with the return of Sweat Mode.
Up to six players can play at the same time using a Joy-Con™ controller on Nintendo Switch™ or by using the free Just Dance Controller App (available for iOS and Android) that allows your smartphone to track and score dance moves on Xbox One and PS4 without any additional accessories.
Players can unleash their inner dancer with the Just Dance 2020 track list, and you can get access to over 500 more with a free one-month trial of Just Dance® Unlimited, the dance-on-demand streaming service**, included with every copy.
3. Fortnite Season XI
Fortnite Season X1 (11) is expected to be released in early October 2019. Rumours are there will be a new map and changes to Battle Royale.
Age: 12+ yrs
Available on: Nintendo Switch, PS4, XBox One, Android and iOS devices.
Adventure awaits around every turn. This multi-player game enables you to build, create and battle with your friends to see who is the last one standing. Battle Royale is the free version of Fortnite where up to 100 players from around the world, are thrown onto an island with no weapons, it is up to each player to search out weapons and battle against others to be the last one standing. There is in game chat, so players can be talking to other players during the game.
4. Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield
Two new Pokémon games are due to be released on November 15th 2019.
Age: All ages
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Strive to become the next champion of the Galar Region and enjoy the many faces of the Wild Area. Set out on your adventure in style with a visit to one of the many boutiques and salons. You can also make changes to your League Cards with the card maker function.
5. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is due to be released on November 15th 2019.
Age: Rating pending
Available on: PS4, Xbox One & Microsoft Windows
A single player game, this is the story of young Jedi trainee, Cal Kestis, who shows his true courage and abilities after much of the Jedi order has been wiped out by the Empire in the Star Wars universe by order 66. Game play will be fast and furious as you battle the Empire and use your Jedi training to overcome your opponents and solve mysteries along the way.
6. Concrete Genie
Concrete Genie from Sony is due out on October 8th and tells the story of Ash who finds a paintbrush with magic qualities that enables him to bring his home town Denska out of darkness and back to life.
Age: 10+ yrs
Available on: PS4
Create your own colourful sketches and vibrant street art designs as you help Ash bring the colours of Denska back to life.
7. LEGO Movie 2 Videogame
LEGO Movie 2 is the story of Emmet and a host of heroic characters who need to go above and beyond their world to save their friends from the inhabitants of the Systar System who have left Bricksburg in ruins! The video game is based on the popular movie.
Age: 10+ yrs
Available on: PS4, Nintendo Switch, XBox One, Microsoft Windows
LEGO games are always a popular choice for Christmas and this one is no different. You will get to test your master builder skills and discover new worlds as you play.
8. Super Mario Maker 2
Super Mario Maker 2 is the latest game in the Super Mario franchise from Nintendo. With new tools, features and course paths, you can let your imagination run wild to create the Super Mario course of your dreams!
Age: Universal age rating
Available on: Nintendo Switch
Mario is always a winner with kids, and this latest version won’t disappoint on Christmas morning. This game can be played in single player mode or with Nintendo Switch online membership you can share your courses with others and enjoy courses made by others in 2 player mode.
Over to you! Have you any other new video games for kids on Santa lists for Christmas 2019 that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know in the comments below.