Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn is Ubisoft’s surprise spin-off that follows up Far Cry 5. In Essence, you’ll return to Hope County where you’ll experience a re-imagined map in a time long after the events that took place in Far Cry 5. For now, we assume that it’s basically a re-boot of Far Cry 5 with a new storyline, new antagonists, and slightly better graphics. Like always, it’ll be an open-world, post-apocalyptic, first-person shooter, so it’ll be fun either way. It’ll be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC and will go on sale on February 15th, 2019
Metro Exodus is the third installment to the series based on the Metro Books written by Dmitry Glukhovsky. It is, essentially a successor to Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Like Far Cry and Fallout, it’s set in a post-apocalyptic world with the main focus of heading toward east Russia on a mission to find safe settlement after nuclear fallout. Like Fallout, you’ll battle a number of radioactive elements and mutants, but in Metro Exodus, you’ll also experience a full year’s worth of seasons on your journey. As a first-person shooter, it’ll feature plenty of action and a little bit of political commentary as well. Metro Exodus will be available on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC starting February 15th, 2019.
At this point, you should probably take this game’s debut date of February 15 with a grain of salt. We’ve been expecting Crackdown 3 since it was first announced 5 years ago at E3 in 2014, and it has been delayed constantly ever since. Apparently, Terry Crewes will be the voice star in the game, but outside of that, we know next to nothing about it. According to various sources, the plot of the game revolves around super-powered agents that are tasked with getting to the bottom of a terrorist attack that takes out electricity worldwide. That game is expected to be playable on Xbox One and Pc, assuming it actually makes its debut this year. We wouldn’t hold our breath but here’s to hoping.
Anthem is an action-packed RPG that is, literally, one of the most anticipated games of 2019. In runs in-line with Destiny and is focused primarily around online co-op. You’ll take on the role of a freelanced that explores the world beyond known civilization in a customizable exosuit that goes by the name Javelin. There are four player classes that we know of, including Ranger, Interceptor, Colossus, and Storm. Word has it that you’ll be able to play alone or as part of a four-person online team and it will probably be shooter-focused as opposed to the usual narrative-style of games we’re used to from BioWare. Anthem will hit stores on February 15th, 2019 and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 comes out about a month after the games we’ve already discussed and is expected to be a “true sequel” to Devil May Cry 2. Little is known about the fifth installment to the DMC series, but it’s billed as a game that promises plenty of slash-action, demon killing and even more bloody action than the games that came before it. Dante and Nero are the two main characters yet again but, apparently, Nero has a new robotic arm, so that should add a nice little twist on things. Devil May Cry 5 is expected to go on sale on March 8, 2019 and will be available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
With all of the political nonsense going on in our world today, Civil war feels like it’s right around the corner. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will put you right in the driver’s seat of that exact scenario in Washington DC. It’s set just seven months after The Division and will continue on as an open-world RPG with a major focus on online multiplayer and team play. The Division 2 hits shelves on March 15th, 2019 and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
If you were into Dark Souls, then you’ll probably be head over heels in love with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. You’ll take on the role of Shinobi Sekiro as he looks for the sweet feeling of revenge against the samurai that left him for dead and Kidnapped his lord. The game is expected to feature an extremely dark, single-player campaign, so expect to spend some time on your own with this one. It’s expected to go on sale on March 22, 2019 and will be available on the big three: PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Mortal Kombat 11
At this point, we know little about Mortal Kombat 11 in terms of character availability, but we do know that it won’t let us down – it’ll be jam-packed with all that wonderful fighting that the previous 10 installments of the game brought into our lives. It’s possible that there could be a solo storyline to the game as well, but that’s just rumor for now. We may learn more in the near future, but it’ll hit digital stores on April 23, 2019 and will be playable on Nintendo Switch, PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
There seems to be a theme with 2019’s most anticipated games as so many of them are focused around a post-apocalyptic world. Such is the case with Day’s gone, which puts you smack dab in the middle of an open-world action adventure that mixes the best between survival and zombie games. There’s no word on the actual plot of the storyline, but we do know that you’ll take on the role of Deacon St. John – a motorcycle drifter and bounty hunter – on his journey through a zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic world. Sorry Xbox and PC gamers, this one is only available on PlayStation 4 and will go on sale starting April 26, 2019.
Coming on May 14th is another post-apocalyptic first-person shooter in the form of Bethesda’s Rage 2 – the long-awaited sequel to the original Rage from 2011. The game will bring together gameplay similar to that of Mad Max, Borderlands, and Fallout, among others, and will have you taking on hoards of mysterious mutants and general anarchy in a fast-paced action world. It’s definitely not one you want to miss and, luckily, it’ll be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Remember Crash Team Racing for the original PlayStation? If you’re of the younger crowd, you don’t know anything about this, but it hit stores in 1999 and was essentially Mario Kart with Crash Bandicoot characters instead. It might seem a little gimmicky since it’s focused around fun go-cart racing, but it was a blast back then and this remastering of the original game – probably with new content as well – will be outrageously fun. Look for Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled to go on sale on June 21, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
This is another game release that you should probably take with a grain of salt, but August 27, 2019 might be the day we finally see Shenmue III make its long-awaited debut. The third installation of the Shenmue series comes 18 years after its predecessor and is expected to carry on from the events that took place in Shenmue II. You’ll take on the role of teenage martial arts master Ryo Hazuki as you hunt down the man responsible for his father’s death. The game takes place in 1980s China and, since it’s not made by SEGA as the last two games were, we could be in for more than a few surprises. The game will only be playable on PlayStation 4 and PC, so if you’re looking forward to carrying on the storyline from way back then, be sure you get the right hardware in time.
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima is bound to be a PlayStation 4 exclusive since it’s being published by Sony, so don’t expect to play it on PC, Xbox One, or Nintendo switch. Little is known at this time, and it may not even make its debut in 2019, but we’re still crossing our fingers and hoping. You’ll take on the role of the last samurai on Tsushima Island in 1274 Japan during the first Mongolian invasion. As the last samurai, you’re tasked with single-handedly defending your home and traditions in what is set to be one action-packed game. If it does hit stores this year, it’ll come late in the year so look for it sometime in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The Outer Worlds
If you’re into online multiplayer games, The Out Worlds might not be for you, but don’t shun it so quickly. It’s a new single-player, science-fiction RPH from Obsidian and is set on the frontier of space. You’ll be set in a role where you awake from hibernation to find yourself inside a conspiracy-ridden colony known as Halycon at the end of the galaxy which is, of course, driven by big-brand corporations. The cool part about this game is that your actions will influence how the storyline unfolds and you alone hold the key to the fate of Halycon. As of the time of this writing, there’s no definite release date, but we could see The Outer Worlds make its debut in the third or fourth quarter of 2019. When it is released, you’ll be able to play it on Xbox One, Play Station 4, or PC.
If you’re familiar with the pen-and-paper RPG that goes by the same name, then you should be thrilled to hear that Cyberpunk 2077 is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s no official word as to when it’ll be released, but we’re hoping that 2019 will be the year. The game is based in a futuristic, gritty metropolis and is an RPG through and through. It comes from CD Projekt Red – the same team responsible for The Witcher 3 – so it should be one hell of a game. Without any definite date it may not even show up in 2019, but it’s worthy of mention and may come in the fourth quarter of 2019 or first quarter of 2020.
Doom has been around since blocky graphics and extremely slow computers. Hell, it pre-dates the internet as we know it today. Doom was rebooted back in 2016, and it was a blast for those of us that remember the original, but it’s time for more demons and Doom Eternal Promises to deliver. Word has it that Doom Eternal will go beyond Mars and will feature loads of demons that we’ve never seen before. There’s no definite release date, but 2019 could be the year. When it does debut, you’ll be able to play it on anything but Android and Mac, so your Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, or Nintendo Switch will get the job done.