Happy Holidays from the games industry
posted on 12.24.12 at 08:03 AM EDT by (@salromano)
If only there was a real Teddie snow globe.

With today being Christmas Eve, here are all of the “Happy Holidays” cards we’ve been able to gather from the games industry. If you’ve come across one we haven’t posted, feel free to link it in the comments for us to add.

Atlus

Capcom

CD Projekt RED

Eidos Montreal

A message from Stephane D’Astous (General Manager, Eidos Montreal)

Warmest greetings and best wishes for the new year from Eidos-Montreal! We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to each and every one of you for your continued support during this past year. Reading your kind words, sharing your fan art, checking out your cosplay, watching your fan videos and seeing all of the other wonderful, weird and wacky contributions to come out of the community throughout the past year has been an inspiration to our entire team. You have truly warmed our hearts.

Looking back, once again 2012 was a landmark year for Eidos-Montreal. In addition to celebrating our 5th anniversary, our teams have continued to flourish behind the scenes and we have watched our ranks grow to their largest to date. We were also extremely proud of Deus Ex: Human Revolution’s continued success as it debuted on the Mac OS X platform, bringing the beloved Deus Ex franchise back to the Mac for the first time in 12 years!

Moving forward, 2013 promises to be yet another monumental year for Eidos-Montreal, we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come. All the best, Stephane D’Astous.

Guerrilla Games

IO Interactive

Irrational Games

Level-5

Natsume

Nintendo

NIS America

Puppeteer

Hi everyone and a Merry Christmas to you all! To bring a little peace and goodwill to PlayStation fans all around the world, we decided to create a special Puppeteer Christmas card, designed so that you can reach out to your friends, family and gaming buddies and put a smile on their faces. Think of it as an early Christmas present from us to you.

Puppeteer is shaping up nicely! Playing great and looking awesome. From January we will be polishing, refining and adding extra little details, to make the whole experience something fantastical and wonderful that PlayStation fans deserve.

Even though it’s Christmas, we will be working through the holiday season. Actually, Christmas in Japan is a normal work day, but don’t feel that sorry for us. We will make sure that we have a few drinks in the office on Christmas day. Then I will spend a couple of days with my family at New Year, then back for the final push towards launch.

I will be in London for two weeks doing the voice recordings in January, popping across to Budapest for the music recordings, then back to Japan with all my wonderful assets to shove them lovingly into the game. This is one of my favorite parts of game creation. Getting the final assets into the game really brings everything together.

Retro Studios

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sony Computer Entertainment America

Soul Sacrifice

Happy Holidays to everyone in North America! This is Keiji Inafune. Soul Sacrifice is finally near completion, and we are proud to say with confidence that this game is worth recommending to everyone. It’s been awhile since I’ve created a game that made me feel this enthusiastic. We put a lot of passionate unremitting work into this masterpiece and we are super excited about it.

As promised, the game includes a mind-blowing world and a magnificent story, which will instantly draw you in and I hope people will just indulge themselves on Soul Sacrifice.

Through this game, I hope that everyone will experience the heart and essence of true Japanese game development once again.

As Team Inafune, we would like to proudly present Soul Sacrifice for all of the true gamers in the world to enjoy.

Swery

Xbox

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  • Anime10121

    Annnnnd I’m thinking our confirmation (although honestly, did we need it) that Disgaea D2 would be localized has come in the form of a Christmas card :)

    Happy Holidays everybody, wishing all of ya a Merry Merry Christmas!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It’s funny that I didn’t realize that was artwork for Disgaea D2 when I posted it. And I’ve had that card sitting at home for about a week or so now, too. xD

      Anyhow, I’m not surprised. Every Disgaea game will come here. It’s Nippon Ichi’s flagship franchise.

    • DesmaX

      Well, last year they put a The Witch and a Hundred Knights artwork on their Holidays Card

      • Anime10121

        If I recall correctly, that one is supposed to be confirmed for localization too. The only reason it hasnt released yet is because it was also delayed in Japan.

        • DesmaX

          That what I said

          Wonder what happened to the game…

  • Heistt
    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Thanks, added!

  • MosquitoLemon

    15th anniversary of Harvest Moon?!

    edit – apparently they have a sweet new 3DS game? I must buy one of these devices some day.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tet-chan TetsuyaHikari

    Nothing from Sega? That’s surprising :o

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Just checked Sega blog. They have a Sonic one. Adding now.

  • dart2087

    The image of IO Interactive is hilarious. lol

    But the images of Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft are so simple. :/

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Love the Level-5 one.
    Can’t wait for the game :D

  • http://twitter.com/WarbossAohd Warboss Aohd

    CD-Projekt’s has da best one in my opinion.

    Santa Troll iz great Santa.

  • xMCXx

    lol Xbox xD
    Level-5’s is great!

  • FaithlessMr

    Happy holidays everyone! Looking forward to know what game-related gifts everyone got this year in this weeks Open Thread :D

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      Same here. =)

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Happy holidays everyone!!! I like the post cards the companies sent except Capcom’s… I don’t know why I don’t like it for some reason…

  • Dean Winchester

    Before the liberals poisoned the world with political correctness we said MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    If that is offensive then please quit life. That is all.

    To everyone else, MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    • Tails the Foxhound

      Cool story bro, HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

      • Dean Winchester

        Deck the cave with trolling liberals
        Troll lo lo lo lo- lo lo- lo loll.

        MERRY CHRISTMAS. I mean that in the most offensive way possible.

        • Tails the Foxhound

          That’s cool, just know that I’m only poking fun. It’s not really the time of year to by all cynical is it? I suppose it wouldn’t have killed me to put a “jk” in my first post.

  • Kobracon

    Merry Christmas, everyone!

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    Next year all yall better announce some good PS Vita games besides Xbox and Nintendo because they are a different competitor companies that can’t do that.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Merry Christmas fellas. Season’s Greetings from Tokyo \(^o^)/

  • milramyah

    Irrational’s is so good!

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Merry Christmas to 8ing,Dimps and Merry Christmas and thanks to SNK,Capcom,Konami,SEGA,Irem,Taito & Data East (R.I.P) for all the beautiful childhood memories you gave me.O Great Grand Masters.

  • PrinceHeir

    Level 5 and Swery are the best :)

    Eidos and IO comes close with SCEA just because of Drake :P

    lol capcom using DMC, silly people.

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone here at Gematsu!!!!!!

    • MosquitoLemon

      Not like they have another game coming out. Merry Christmas from Lost Planet, LOL!

      • PrinceHeir

        yo MosquitoLemon!

        been awhile since we last talked!

        where have you been O______O

        you see any other andriasang members around?

        or are you having some sort of secret meeting of some sorts :P

        we should play some games or talked about them on open forum and such ^^

        • HeatPhoenix

          Did I hear Andriasang? I heard Andriasang.

        • MosquitoLemon

          I got a PS3 so I spend more time playing games than talking about them on the internets. I say some stuff on open forum every week though.

  • Cess007

    Come on Natsume! Can i get a Harvest Moon for the Vita? Can i? D:?

  • fireemblembeast

    Happy holidays and a happy new year to everyone! XD Those cards were neat. A sweet treat. From fireemblembeast…

  • Raiyu

    Happy Holidays everyone

  • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

    Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

    I hope everyone gets the gifts they want. =)

  • ShinAsura

    Where’s SquareEnix, they didn’t do one?

  • TwinbladeAlkaid

    the Lvl.5 cake is marvelous… and the Disgaea one is just too sweet. …

    Happy Holidays guys!
    And thank you for another year of news and games! Can’t wait for 2013! >:]

    • Tails the Foxhound

      *Completely off topic*
      I love that (full) picture of Rita, high five!

      • TwinbladeAlkaid

        *high five* Your Estellise and Rita one is really sweet as well!
        There are so many great artists out there, glad many of em like Vesperia! :)

        • Tails the Foxhound

          Yeah, I’ve got so many amazing Ristelle pics that I’ve just been changing it every month for like the past 6, lol.

  • KurisuMakise

    Good idea to gather these all in one place, very nice touch from all the companies.

  • Tails the Foxhound

    God, the Sony and Nintendo ones are awful. The Nintendo one looks nicer, but they’re still stock promo images of the characters. Such a lazy effort put forth from those two. I could swear I’ve seen the Xbox one before, but I still like that one, at least it’s creative.