From bright post-apocalyptic worlds, mech suits and even strange alien worlds, 2019 promises to be another bumper year filled with all kinds of games to keep even the toughest critics happy. We decided to put together a list of just a few of these upcoming games that have us excited.
Kingdom Hearts III
It’s been more than 17 years since Kingdom Hearts first introduced us to a whimsical universe where Disney and Square Enix characters could co-exist side-by-side. Fans have been patiently waiting for the series’ conclusion and, after hoping and wishing, fans will finally see the tale of Sora, Mickey, Donald and Goofy come to an end. There is little doubt that Kingdom Hearts III will enchant us again.
When Anthem was first announced, many fans were worried that BioWare’s departure from narrative single player games to more multiplayer-focused experiences would be considered a quick cash grab. After all, games like Destiny have been doing exceedingly well. Thankfully, Anthem promises to offer an in-depth multiplayer experience and also an engrossing narrative that can be played in single player or with a bunch of friends. Who wouldn’t want to fly around in a giant robot suit?
The original Rage was an attention-grabbing, brown post-apocalyptic game that not many people played. Rage 2 promises to be a more colourful first-person shooter with chaotic vehicular combat. Basically, it looks like a Mad Max game fell into a bucket of neon paint. With the Just Cause and Doom team behind the metaphorical steering wheel, Rage 2 promises to deliver.
Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn continues exactly after Far Cry 5’s shocking ending. Players will explore a weird and dangerous new post-apocalyptic Montana. Expect more base clearing, animal companions and loads of mayhem. You’ll need to cobble together new weapons and find the necessary resources if you are to survive all the new dangers Far Cry New Dawn will bring to the table.
Devil May Cry V
Dante and Nero are back. Devil May Cry V looks like it is set to return the franchise to its roots, adding several new elements that fans have been asking for – more stylish combat, more monsters to kill and more insane weapons to do it with. Devil May Cry V will follow the events of Devil May Cry IV and promises to be just as brutal and cinematic as the previous entries in this beloved franchise.
It might look like yet another zombie game but Days Gone adds a few interesting elements to the zombie saturated genre. Getting to explore a post-apocalyptic open world on a bike, while trying to survive a hostile world, seems like it could make for an exhilarating time. The game seems to blend the narrative-focused gameplay found in games such as The Last of Us with all-out action as you face off against hordes of zombie creatures and deadly humans.
At last Obsidian Games, who many consider masters of the RPG genre, have revealed their latest game Outer Worlds. Set in a sci-fi-inspired universe, this RPG promises a deep narrative, meaningful choices and gorgeous environments to explore. Players will find themselves in the midst of a threating conspiracy and will have to navigate all kinds of dangers as they try and save a colony from destruction. This looks like Obsidian at their best and we can’t wait.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
From the creators of the Dark Souls and Blood Borne franchises, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice combines the best of these two franchises and sets it in 16th-century Japan. The game promises brutal intense combat where one wrong step can easily mean your demise. Fight all kinds of mythical creatures using a variety of weapons as you die over and over… and over… growing more confident with each death, until you are finally victorious.
It’s been a long time waiting but, finally, the highly underrated game by developer Double Fine, Psychonauts, is getting the sequel it deserves. Players will once again take control of protagonist Raz, who joins a new group of elite psychics in hopes of honing his psychic abilities further. But all is not what it seems in the world of Psychonauts 2. Expect gorgeous environments, witty (and hilarious) dialogue and interesting and zany characters.
The next game from Quantum Break developer Remedy Entertainment, Control, sees players put in the shoes of a character named Jesse. She finds herself having to explore a strange government building that hides a myriad of secrets. Armed with her shape-shifting firearm and psychic powers, Jesse is forced to travel and explore this ever-changing environment as she seeks answers to some of the mysteries that the building holds. A supernatural third-person shooter, Control has us intrigued by its premise.
While not all of these games have definitive release dates, they have been confirmed to be releasing this year.