With the recent release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Pokemon: Sword and Shield, video games are rolling in thick and fast. The year is not even over yet and there are still plenty of exciting games yet to hit the shelves.
10. Final Fantasy VII Remake
You’ve wanted it so badly, and eventually, you’re going to get it. Fans had been pining for the seminal RPG Final Fantasy 7 to be remade with slick modern visuals, and at E3 2015, Square-Enix finally obliged with a glorious glimpse at Cloud Strife’s big comeback. We’ve since learned plenty about Final Fantasy 7 Remake, like the fact that it’s planned to be split up along full-game-sized episodes, and features action-heavy real-time combat in the same vein as Final Fantasy 15.
9. Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red has given us some absolutely ravishing teases of Cyberpunk 2077 and its futuristic Night City, and until we get to play it for ourselves, we’ll be poring over every trailer and screenshot in search of new details. As a customizable protagonist, you’ll explore a dense metropolis from the first-person perspective – a departure for the studio that initially sent some Witcher fans in a tizzy. They’ll get over it when they dive into Cyberpunk 2077’s grungy world of high-tech weaponry and digital espionage. The best part is, Keanu Reeves will be a character in the game.
8. Dying Light 2
The original Dying Light was quite the surprise. At a time when zombie game fatigue was in full effect, Dying Light revived the concept with its parkour gameplay, large levels, and a surprisingly solid story.
Well, Dying Light 2 could surpass the original game in every way. Dying Light 2 is bigger and better in all the usual sequel ways, but it’s the story written by RPG veteran Chris Avellone and its world-changing consequences that really has us intrigued to see what this sequel has in store.
7. Halo Infinite
Well, well, well. As if Halo Infinite wasn’t already one of the biggest upcoming games in the world, anticipation for the title has only grown following the announcement that it will be a launch title for Xbox Scarlett.
Halo Infinite is positioned as something of a soft reboot of the franchise. It will continue the series’ story but will re-imagine certain concepts a la God of War. It’s also the first confirmed next-gen title and the most exciting Halo game since Bungie left the franchise.
6. Marvel’s Avengers
We’ve waited for years to get a proper Avengers game, and Square Enix’s secret Avengers project hasn’t made the wait any easier. Now that we’ve actually seen a proper trailer, we can say with confidence that the results are…mixed. But our behind-closed-doors look at the actual gameplay left us slightly more hopeful for this Marvel title.
There are plenty of reasons to be excited for this game, as Square Enix is committed to expanding and improving it for years after its release. If Square stays true to its vision, Marvel’s Avengers could prove to be a definitive superhero title.
5. Watchdogs: Legion
The original Watch Dogs was an interesting experiment in open-world design, but it failed to achieve its loftiest goals. The second game fared much better, but it failed to find as large of an audience as it should have.
Watch Dogs: Legion’s mechanic that lets you play as any NPC in the game world may just prove to be the hook that the second game needed. It may sound like a gimmick, but from what we’ve seen of Legion so far, the game appears to intelligently use this fascinating new way to play.
4. Skull and Bones
Originally set for a 2019 release date, Skull and Bones was pushed back by the team at Ubisoft in order to ensure they get the game right. What’s remarkable about that delay is that it’s for a game that we really don’t know much about yet.
However, what we do know about Skull and Bones suggests that it may just be, in some ways, the successor to Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag that we’ve been waiting for all these years. At the very least, it should prove to give those who didn’t get enough pirate action from Sea of Thieves the chance to live their high sea outlaw dreams.
3. Oddworld: Soulstorm
To say that the Oddworld franchise has had a scattered history would be a bit of an understatement. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee was seen as a clever and innovative take on the puzzle genre when it was released in 1997, but since then, the Oddworld name has grown to include games from different genres and of varying quality.
Well, Soulstorm is positioned to be the true sequel to Oddysee that fans have been waiting for. It not only continues the chronological adventures established in the original game, but it will attempt to modernize the series’ original gameplay concepts while incorporating new ideas.
2. Rainbow Six: Quarantine
Set several years in the future of the Rainbow Six world, Rainbow Six Quarantine was officially announced at the Ubisoft E3 2019 conference and is set to release sometime in Q1 2020.
In Rainbow Six Quarantine, Rainbow Operators are tasked with finding and eliminating alien parasites that are putting the human race at risk. Quarantine is not going to be PvP like other games in the series, but instead, it will be a 3 player co-op adventure that players can take with their friends or strangers.
1. The Last of Us II
The Last of Us Part II was announced during a PlayStation event in December 2016 and is set to release sometime in Q1 2020. Serving as a sequel to the popular 2013 PlayStation exclusive the game will take place 5 years after the events of its predecessor and follow the story of an older version of the main character, Ellie.
The Last of Us was one of the most beloved PlayStation exclusives of the PlayStation 4 generation, so there is no denying the hype levels for the upcoming sequel. Fans haven’t heard much about the game since the very strange Sony E3 2018 conference. With Sony skipping out on E3 2019, it seems that some news about The Last of Us 2 should be just around the corner, hopefully in the form of an official release date! Of course, many freaked out when a fan favourite character returned