While 2018 has been a great year for gaming, it is coming to an end and is making way for a new set of games to be released in the near future that you wouldn’t want to miss out on. We give you our top 10 highly anticipated upcoming games from different platforms that are expected to release in 2019.
10) Kingdom Hearts III
After an endless development period, Kingdom Hearts III is finally releasing in January and has fans of the series buzzing with excitement. Per usual, the game includes many characters from both Final Fantasy and the Disney Universe, which is the main reason for the game’s popularity.
Square Enix has showcased many trailers and demos to give a glimpse of what is to come, and thankfully it is looking bright so far. Although there were many in-between games and remasters, it has been around 13 years since a mainline game was released, and hopefully the game is worth the wait.
9) Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
FromSoftware, the developers of the Dark Souls series, are looking to release Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as a new IP. The game takes place in late 1500s Sengoku Japan, which means there is going to be a lot of samurai action going on. Unlike Dark Souls, the game will not include many RPG elements and will mainly focus on stealth and vertical traversal.
There isn’t too much information right now, but we should expect talks about the game as the release date approaches. The game definitely has potential, and it is great to see a completely single-player experience in 2019, especially with the increasing popularity of online-only games.
8) Metro: Exodus
Originally planned for release in 2018, Metro: Exodus was delayed in order to try and make it the best game it can possibly be. The story will take place in 2036, and we will be playing once again as Artyom, who aims to leave Moscow after a devastating nuclear war.
Unlike previous games, Exodus will give players the chance to explore the world as they please rather than stick to the dark underground tunnels. This is a positive addition to the game, and fans have many reasons to be excited about the release.
7) The Division 2
When The Division first released, it was a disappointment for most, but with time it slowly improved and fixed most of its problems. Now The Division 2 is set to be the game that everyone wanted from the beginning, free of the first game’s issues and controversies.
The Division 2 is getting a full year’s worth of DLC completely free for all players, with new areas and story missions available every three months. With all this in mind, there is little to complain about with this sequel, and the Beta should be available to try soon.
6) Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Following the massive success of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Bethesda have confirmed the release of a new spin-off title some time in 2019. Wolfenstein: Youngblood is meant to be a co-op shooter where we play not as the series’ main protagonist, BJ Blazkowicz, but as his twin daughters instead.
Yet again we must save the world from the Nazis, but a friend fighting by your side can be a blast if the co-op elements are implemented well in the game. If you prefer playing on your own, that will also be an option available to you.
5) Devil May Cry 5
Capcom confirmed the release of the fifth main installment of Devil May Cry during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference. The game will take place several years after the events of the last game, and there will be a whole new horde of demons to slay.
Capcom claims that the game will feature a massive improvement on the fast-paced gameplay that fans know and love. If what they say is true, Devil May Cry 5 is a must play and will have more devilish action than ever before.
Anthem is a new IP that will attempt to redefine the increasingly popular action-RPG genre. Unlike other games, Anthem lets players have full control by stepping into futuristic suits that let you fly, swim underwater and look cool while doing it.
While most people are unsure of how Anthem will turn out when it finally releases, there is no doubt that it has the potential to succeed where other online-focused games failed.
3) Days Gone
Although the release date was delayed several times, Days Gone will finally be coming to the PS4 in April. It is an open-world action-adventure game where you play as Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter and motorcycle club leader who takes on endless hordes of zombies.
We have seen many great PS4 exclusives this year, and if we’re lucky, Days Gone could be added to the list of PlayStation greats next year.
2) Cyberpunk 2077
After six years from the initial announcement, Cyberpunk 2077 finally displayed its gameplay demo in E3 2018, and it was very well received. The developers, CD Projekt Red, say that this will be the biggest open-world game they have ever worked on, and that is saying a lot considering they made The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
The game will be an FPS during combat with options to shift to the third-person in certain instances, such as driving. Cyberpunk is by far one of the most anticipated games of 2019, and hopefully it will be like or even better than CD Projekt’s other games
1) The Last of Us Part II
After the massive success of The Last of Us that took the world by storm, we are finally getting a long-awaited sequel. There isn’t much information about the game, but we do know that it will take place 5 years after the events of the first game.
Yet again, the game will only be available on the PlayStation and is expected to release some time next year. The Last of Us Part II has very high expectations, but if it is anything like the first game, then it surely will have a good chance at winning game of the year for 2019.
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