Most Anticipated Video Games in 2019
By Nick Licouris
As expected, 2018 was an amazing year for video game producers with the release of many highly anticipated games. We experienced games that put-up record-breaking sale numbers such as, Take-Two Interactive’s Red Dead Redemption 2, Activision Blizzard’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Electronic Art’s BattleField V and Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5. On the other side of the coin, we had a few big flops. The biggest one being Bethesda’s Fallout 76 game that was a huge miss for the company’s already rocky record for buggy games.
With all of that behind us, what is there to look forward to in 2019? Here are my top 5!
Release date: February 22, 2019
BioWare’s Anthem is one of the most talked about and highly anticipated games in 2019. It just finished its VIP Demo weekend and will be open to the public the weekend of the Super Bowl. Originally unveiled at Microsoft’s E3 back in 2017, Anthem is a fully immersive sci-fi universe third-person RPG shooter similar to the Destiny series by Activision Blizzard. You play can as a solo Freelancer or a group to explore and eliminate alien biomes. You have the ability to fly through the air, Iron Man-style, and explore the unknown. So far from the VIP weekend, the feedback has been extremely positive and thrilling.
Dead or Alive 6
Release date: March 1, 2019
With 3D fighting games in full force right now with Street Fighter, Tekken 7 and Soul Caliber 6, the Dead or Alive series will be launching their Dead or Alive 6 this year. It will feature multiple new fighting areas and interactive stage elements to engage users. Team Ninja is hoping Dead or Live 6 will elevate the franchise to the next level. You will experience fast paced fighting focused on counters and stage hazards.
Far Cry: New Dawn
Release date: February 15, 2019
Wait? Didn’t Ubisoft just come out with a Far Cry last year? Yes, they did. Far Cry: New Dawn will be the sequel to Far Cry 5. It will be set 17 years after the Far Cry 5 nuclear apocalypse. In this Open-World FPS, you’ll need to negative the remains of Far Cry 5 with post-apocalypse gear to fight and survive. In the New Dawn, you will have a loyal animal companion on your side as you take this new world.
Kingdom Hearts III
Release Date: January 25, 2019
There has been a very long gap between Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts III. Thirteen years to be exact. It is highly anticipated by its very big fan base. So far, it is living up to the hype. This game involves various Disney characters and their worlds are all mashed into one. This will be the first time the Toy Story gang will be included as long with the stars Goofy and Donald Duck.
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Release Date: June 21, 2019
Last but not least. Beenox’s Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will be a remake of the original Crash Team racing that was on PlayStation 1. It will be recreated for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Beenox has a big task ahead of them to compete with the long term series and the fan favorite of Mario Kart. There will be fantastic new modes to race and new racing mechanics to help the game stand out as well as the additional of online racing.
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