17 Most Anticipated Games of 2019
2018 has been a pretty incredible year for games, Red Dead, Spider-Man, God of War, Assassin’s Creed, the list goes on. 2019 promises to be a very strong year too, here’s a look at what’s to come.
Resident evil 2 – release date 25th January. PlayStation, Xbox and PC.
The Remake of 1998’s wildly successful Resident Evil 2 isn’t far off. There isn’t much different about the remake, though there’s a few alterations for the sake of reality. It’s already gained plaudits, being named the Game Critics Awards “best of show” at E3 2018.
Kingdom hearts 3 – January 25th, Xbox and PlayStation
14 years after Kingdom Hearts 2, the long-awaited sequel is finally due to be released in January 2019. The game will feature new Disney-inspired worlds based around ptoperties such as Tangled, Big Hero 6, Toy Story, Monster’s Inc and Frozen.
Crackdown 3 – February 15th, Xbox and PC
Announced in 2014 as one of Microsoft’s first Xbox One exclusives, few would have imagined it would take this long for the game to actually release. The 3rd edition of the series promises more of what we’re used to already, as well as destructible environments and other gameplay additions.
Anthem – February 22nd, Xbox, PlayStation, PC
Bioware’s next title following the disappointing Mass Effect Andromeda promises to be something of a departure to what we’re used to from the developer. The will see players donning exosuits called javelins in order to explore ruins and battle monsters and marauders either solo or in multiplayer.
Metro Exodus – February 22nd, PS4, Xbox, PC
The sequel to 2013’s Metro: Last Light, Exodus will follow the events of the previous titles. Set in the former Russian federation, the next title will add new hazards, as well as mutated creatures and various human enemies.
Devil May Cry 5 – March 8th,P S4, Xbox, PC
Announced at E3 2018, 5 years after the release of DmC: Devil May Cry, the 6th game in the series is set years after the events of Devil May Cry 2. It sees a return fot Dante ans Nero as playable characters, as well as V, a new character altogether.
The Division 2 – March 15th, Xbox, PlayStation, PC
Set 7 months after the events of the first game, The Division 2 sees players thrust into a war between survivors of the smallpox pandemic and marauders. The game promises more content and a better end game than the previous title, including raids that can be undertaken by 8 players at a time.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – March 22nd, PS4, Xbox, PC
From the team behind the Souls series, Shadows Die Twice is a 3rd person action-adventure game with RPG aspects. The game is set in an alternate 16th century Japan, with the player taking control of a shinobi on a mission to rescue his kidnapped lord.
Days Gone – April 26th, PS4
The latest in a long line of exceptional Sony exlcusives. Days Gone is an open world, action-adventure game, players will take control of former outlaw Deacon St John in a world populated by zombie-like monsters named freakers, various animals and other humans.
Shenmue 3 – August 27th, PS4, PC
The continuation of the series which started way back in 1999, Shenmue 3 continues Ryo Hazuki’s mission to find his father’s killer. Announced in 2015, the game will see the return of Lan Di, as well as nee antagonist Niao Sun.
Skull & Bones – TBA 2019, PS4, Xbox, PC
Ubisoft had success with Assassin’s Creed’s naval-based combat, and this appears to build on that. An open world experience that can be played in a single player campaign or online with up to 5 other players, the game will focus on tactical combat with various types of ship and weapons available.
Rage 2 – TBA 2019, PS4, Xbox, PC
Developed by Avalanche studios and published by Bethesda, Rage 2 is the sequel to 2011’s Rage. While the previous title attracted little in terms of critical or commercial acclaim, the sequel brings on board the developers of Just Cause, so expect some chaotic gameplay. Set 30 years after the original title, players will take control of Walker, and survive in a post-apocalyptic world filled with mutants.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Holiday Season 2019
There hasn’t been a true single player Star Wars game in quite some time, and it’s fair to say EA haven’t done a good job with the license since they acquired it in 2013. Jedi: Fallen Order takes place directly after Revenge of the Sith, and sees players take control of a Jedi Padawan surviving after Order 66.
Gears 5 – TBA 2019, Xbox, PC
The latest game in the Gears of War saga will see players take control of new protagonist Kait Diaz, and will focus in her mission to uncover the origins of the Locust, as well as her family. The game will see the returns of JD Fenix, Delmont Walker and Marcus Fenix.
Animal Crossing – TBA 2019, Switch
Announced in a Nintendo Direct in September, this will br thr next game in thr hugely popular series. While not much is known about the game, it was announced to be released at some point in 2019.
Pokémon – TBA 2019, Switch
The next core Pokémon game, following on from Sun and Moon was announced at E3 2017, and while little is known about the title it is confirmed to be released in late 2019.
Biomutant – TBA 2019, PS4, Xbox, PC
An open world RPG which sees the player take control of a mutated racoon. Biomutant will feature branching storylines, effected by decisions made by the player. The game will allow players to customise their character’s looks, abilities and various mechanical body parts.
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