2018 was a stellar year for video games, but now, it’s time to look to the future; the near future that is! 2019 boasts a release schedule that has many a gamer excited, and promises a whole lot of action packed titles, sequels and new IPs that fans will no doubt dive into head first. There’s a lot of great new titles that have been announced that are intruging, big projects that will finally come to fruition, and sequels to massive franchises that will hopefully satisfy long term fans of some of the industry’s most beloved series. So today, we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 2019 video games we can’t wait to play. Let’s jump in!
10 Devil May Cry 5 Devil May Cry 5 was one of the biggest surprises to come out of E3 2018. And what a surprise it was! While rumours were astir leading up to it’s announcement, the trailer that was screened at the convention was more than promising, and also ensured to DMC fans that top rated online casino with welcome bonus nz was back.
Both Dante and Nero will be playable characters, along with a new character named V. The story takes place after the events of Devil May Cry 2, much to many fans relief. Dante is hired by the mysterious V to solve a series of demon attacks occurring across the globe, and Nero, who has set up an agency of his own, ends up crossing paths with Dante while he’s hunting down a mystery of his own. Devil May Cry 5 will be released on March 8th 2019. 9 Far Cry New Dawn At the game awards 2018, we were given a preview of a little treat that was leaked out to the press before it’s official announcement; Far Cry New Dawn. It’s a sequel of sorts to the 2018 Far Cry 5; a game that pinned players against a religious doomsday cult that, despite killing off all those peggies, did succeed in the end. Joseph Seed, their leader, set off an atomic bomb, bringing forth an apocalypse, and a new age.
Far Cry New Dawn takes place in that new age; the world has been mutated of sorts, and in the trailer, at first, it doesn’t seem that bad. Until a pair of sinister twins show up and all hell breaks lose. The trailer also hinted to the return of Joseph Seed, and some new animal companions, including a brand new little doge that I’m sure we’ll all spend time petting at one point or another. 8 Gears 5 Gears of War has always been a revolutionary series for the Xbox. Gears 5 promises to up the anty, picking up where Gears 4 left off, with a pretty deep narrative to keep you on the edge of your seat. This time around, the focus is on Kait Diaz who is bent on uncovering the origins of the Locust and her family.
But she’s not the only one returning; expect to see the familiar faces of JD Fenix, Delmont Walker and Marcus Fenix play a significant role in the story, too. The game will also feature online co-op and will support local split screen. An exact release date has yet to be announced.
7 Kingdom Hearts 3 Kingdom Hearts 3 is one of the earlier 2019 releases, set to come out on January 25th in Japan and world wide on January 29th. The Square Enix title is the 12th installment in the Kingdom Hearts series, and will introduce a ton of brand new characters from Disney properties. It also boasts a brand new world, along with a bunch of returning ones from previous games. The story picks up from Dream Drop Distance, with Sora, Donald and Goofy attempting to search for seven guardians of light and the Key to Return Hearts.
6 Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 The Black Order The Game Awards 2018 brought many exciting promises for upcoming games, including this gem, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 The Black Order. Unlike it’s two previous titles, this game boasts a whole lot of new features, from gameplay, to story, to much, much more. It’s the Marvel game we’ve all been waiting for, friends!
It’s not only it’s quality that has changed; Nintendo is now the game’s publisher, meaning this title will be a Switch exclusive. 5 Man of Medan Our list wouldn’t be complete without a horror title. And Man of Medan is one of the most promising horror titles set to debut in 2019. From the team that brought you Until Dawn, Man of Medan follows the story of 4 young adults from the US, who have decided to go on a diving vacation. The holiday takes a turn for the worse and the group is kidnapped, and ends up on a ghost ship.
Enter the supernatural. The game will boast similar mechanics to Until Dawn, where every choice you make impacts your story, and can result in you subsequently killing off a bunch of the characters. And, on top of all of that, it’s the first in an anthology series called The Dark Pictures Anthology, so get hyped, friends! So far, it’s being hailed as the game that will revolution the horror video game genre, but I guess we’ll have to see what it’s like when it’s released before we start handing out any critical acclaim.
4 The Outer Worlds The Outer Worlds is one of the newest announced games to make our list. And oh boy, does it look like it’ll be a blast. Coming from Obsidian Entertainment, aka the devs who brought you the original Fallout and New Vegas, The Outer Worlds’ trailer promised a brand new world that feels like Fallout mixed with Mass Effect, and has a heavy dose of humour to keep you entertained to boot. It’s a first person RPG set in the future where megacorporations have begun colonizing and terraforming planets out in space.
You awaken from cryosleep to find yourself on a foreign planet that you need to explore, along with discovering that the particular corporation who employs you, along with others, may not have humanity’s best interest in mind. Similar to the Mass Effect games, the choices you make in particular parts of the game will determine what ending you get, so make decisions wisely! 3 Wolfenstein Youngblood No one was expecting a Wolfenstein sequel when it was announced during Bethesda’s presentation at E3 this past year. And no one was expecting that the sequel would feature two main protagonists; the twin daughters of BJ, the hero from the past two reboot Wolfenstein games.
Holy. Crap. The best part is, this means you’ll be able to play couch co-op, navigating the 1980s as you go around and kill Nazis. It takes place 19 years after The New Colossus, with single players choosing to play as either Jess of Soph, entering a new generation of Nazi killers after their father had ignited the second American Revolution in the previous title. Exciting stuff.
It will also be available for the Switch, too, which Nintendo fans can get excited for. 2 Anthem Anthem has been a long time coming. This one should be no surprise to all of you; the title has been in the works for years, and has been showcased at the past two E3s, with last year really showing off some slick content for what gamers can expect when it’s released on February 22nd.
From BioWare, it’s an online multiplayer action RPG that’s being published by Electronic Arts. You play as a Freelancer, an individual who wears an exosuit called a Javelin that gives you a set of superhuman abilities that allows you to navigate the harsh and wild landscape surrounding the pockets of established civilization. It’s an open world that you can share with up to three other players that promises that your narrative and personal progress won’t be hindered by online multiplayer.
There’s four different types of Javelins you can suit up in, each with their own distinct play style and abilities. It’s a beast of a game, and if Bioware has executed it properly, it will surely be nothing short of spectacular. 1 Days Gone Much like Anthem, Days Gone is a game that has made the rounds at various conventions and award shows, showing off it’s stuff and it’s wicked gameplay.
Now, on the brink of 2019, gamers can finally get excited about the title’s impending release on April 26th. Days Gone is an action adventure survival horror set in a post apocalyptic open world. You play as Deacon St John, an outlaw turned drifter and bounty hunter who lives on the road.
And the world? Well, it’s filled with zombie like creatures called Freakers; the result of a global pandemic that killed off almost all of humanity and transformed humans into these Freakers. The game introduced an interesting mechanic to the zombie genre, too; Hordes. At points in the game, you’ll be running from literal hordes of Freakers.
With a day and night cycle that affects the strength of the Freakers, you’ll have your hands full fending them off, as well as less than sociable humans who also want you dead. It’s got some Last of Us vibes, it’s got objectives that can be completed in multiple ways, and it boasts a lot of options on the combat front, with a wide range of weapons and stealth options for players to make use of. Initially the title was meant to be released in February, but was delayed until April in order to allow the dev team at SIE Bend Studio to polish it up. It’s also a Playstation exclusive, so tough luck for you PC and Xbox gamers out there. Alright, there we have it friends! As we mentioned in our intro, there’s a whole ton of games coming out in 2019 that we’re excited for, which goes above and beyond this list.
Honourable mentions to The Division 2, Skull and Bones, Shenmue 3, Resident Evil 2, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, and oh so many more. Give us a shout in those comments below and tell us which of these games that we talked about, and which ones we didn’t, that you’re the most excited for. In the meantime though, thanks for watching! I’ll catch you all in the new year.