2018 was a good year for video games, and luckily for us, it looks like 2019 will not disappoint us in that regard. There are plenty of exciting games due out in the coming months. Demons, zombies, and pirates are just a few of the enemy experiences we will get in the following year! Check out our list below. Of course, we have our personal favorites, and we can't wait to tell you why you should be screaming in delight. Are you ready?
What to be excited for:
“Kingdom Hearts III” (Jan. 29)
It has been years since we have played a fresh “Kingdom Hearts” sequel. And, yes, we’re ignoring the numerous remakes, prequels, and reboots of the series that have been released since “Kingdom Hearts II.” “Kingdom Hearts III” is a bona fide sequel to the beloved classic. The best thing about this 2019 video game release is that it is so close. We only have to wait one month into the new year before we can get our eager hands on the game.
“Metro: Exodus” (Feb. 22)
The “Metro” series snuck up on us. Everyone around us started to recommend playing “Metro 2033” and “Metro: Last Light.” After playing those two games, we had to start asking ourselves with utter incredulity how we had not heard of the game before. “Metro: Exodus” is the sequel to those games, and the beauty of the snowy Russian wasteland looks to be in stark contrast to the underground tunnels we stealthily traversed in the first games.
“Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” (March 22)
You want to know what’s better than a good old fashioned game of “Dark Souls?” How about a game of “Dark Souls” that includes vertical traversal? FromSoftware, the developers behind the “Dark Souls” series, earned a reputation for making gorgeous games with unforgiving mechanics. “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” brings the same tough-as-nails gameplay we fell in love with originally, but with a lot more mobility. We’re looking forward to wrecking bosses and dying numerous times in the process.
“Ori and the Will of the Wisps” (Unknown date in 2019)
“Ori and the Blind Forest” impressed us with how deftly it was crafted. The backgrounds are mesmerizing, the gameplay is addictive, and the story is moving. Though the story is about a tiny little spirit called Ori, the game is a massively successful platformer that had a huge impact upon its release. Just hearing that the game was going to have a sequel got us excited. Knowing that “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” is scheduled to be released in 2019 has got us rolling on the floor.
“Doom Eternal” (Unknown date in 2019)
No game has us more pumped than “Doom Eternal.” We might receive some blowback for this, but if we had to choose a single game to play in 2019, forsaking all others, “Doom Eternal” is the one we would select. If “Doom Eternal” contains only a fraction of the quality that its predecessor possessed, it will be a fantastic game. We are so excited to step into the thick boots and heavily muscled biceps of the Doom Slayer once more. Hey, those demons aren’t going to Glory Kill themselves.
List of 2019 releases:
Jan. 18: “Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown” — PS4, Xbox One
Jan. 18: “Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes” — Switch
Jan. 29: “Kingdom Hearts III” — PS4, Xbox One
Feb. 12: “Trials Rising” — PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
Feb. 15: “Crackdown 3” — PC, Xbox One
Feb. 15: “Dead or Alive 6” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
Feb. 15: “Jump Force” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
Feb. 22: “Anthem” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
Feb. 22: “Metro: Exodus” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
Feb. 26: “Anno 1800” — PC
Feb. 26: "Dirt Rally 2.0" — PC, PS4, Xbox One
Feb. 26: "Left Alive" — PC, PS4
March 7: “Total War: Three Kingdoms” — PC
March 8: “Devil May Cry 5” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
March 15: “One Piece: World Seeker” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
March 15: “Tom Clancy’s The Division 2” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
March 21: “The Sinking City” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
March 22: “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” — PC, PS4, Xbox One
March 30: “The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince” — Switch, PS4
April 26: “Days Gone” — PS4
May 21: “Team Sonic Racing” — PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One
June: “Phoenix Point” — PC, Xbox One
Aug. 27: “Shenmue III” — PC, PS4