Top Upcoming PlayStation 4 Video Games of 2019

Note: This article was updated in June of 2019.

The PlayStation 4 has a growing library of video games and going into the year 2019 we’ll see several new releases that you won’t want to miss out on. Already, it looks like there will be plenty of great video game titles coming to keep you excited for another great year of gaming.

Within this list, we’ll toss in trailers, screenshots, and descriptions when possible. Likewise, we’ll continue to update this list to include new information or brand new video game titles so make sure to check back often.

For now, take a look at our picks for the top upcoming PlayStation 4 video game titles of 2019.


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Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint

  • Developers: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, Stadia
  • Release: October 4, 2019

If you enjoyed Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands then you’ll want to mark your calendars for the upcoming installment. This October we’re going to receive Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint which carries over the open world aspect from Wildlands but puts players into a new area. This time around, players will be exploring a fictional island known as Aurora. After the US government believes the island owner, billionaire entrepreneur Jace Skell, is delivering the cutting-edge tech to corrupt regimes, players must take a tactical team to seek out what’s really going on. However, early on we discover that a former tactical agent gone rogue is aiding Jace and must be dealt with.


Caravan Stories

  • Developer: Aiming
  • Publisher: Aiming
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

Caravan Stories, was once a game released within Japan but it’s soon making its way into western markets. This is an MMORPG that’s free-to-play which ultimately will keep that same format when it launches for the PlayStation 4 later sometime this summer. Players will be working together as the train up and prepare for the greatest enemy in all of the lands. There’s a wide variety of MMORPGs that come over from markets all over the world and not all successful titles end up seeing the same fame when they release outside of their origin market. As a result, we’ll have to wait and see just how gamers take to Caravan Stories when it comes out.


Ghost Of Tsushima

  • Developer: Sucker Punch
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

Ghost of Tsushima is a brand new IP from developers Sucker Punch. These are the same creators who have brought out other notable titles on the PlayStation platform such as Sly Cooper and the Infamous series. This latest title takes players back into an ancient setting within Japan.

The year is 1274 and the Samurai have been quickly taken out by the Khan forces that invaded the island. Jin is one of the very last samurai left and it’s his duty to take down this seemingly unstoppable Khan force from destroying his home.

However, with his samurai brothers fallen from the attacks, Jin quickly learns that the traditional ways of combat won’t save those he love. Instead, Jin must become a ghost and use unconventional tactics to win this war.


Borderlands 3

  • Developer: Gearbox Software
  • Publisher:  2K Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release:  September 13, 2019

Borderlands is a successful video game franchise though despite having a following, we haven’t had a third main installment since Borderlands 2 launched in 2012. However, in a surprise announcement during PAX East, we got the announcement of Borderlands 3 which is slated to launch in September of this year. We haven’t got too many details about the game at the moment, but apparently, this time around there will be four new vault hunters and two cult leader antagonists to deal with. This game is likely going to have plenty of information roll out during E3 of this year but so far the trailer footage revealed so far looks to be the traditional gameplay we’ve come to know and love from the franchise. At the moment, it doesn’t look like there is any particular exclusives on any platform outside of being a timed exclusive on PC’s Epic Games Store.


Dirt Rally 2.0

  • Developer: Codemasters
  • Publisher: Codemasters
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 26, 2019

Dirt Rally is developers Codemasters overall revised installment to the Rally series. Essentially, Dirt Rally morphed from the Colin McRae Rally series which first came out in 1998. Within the game, players will race in a variety of off-road terrain tracks on tracks set all over the world. Likewise, select tracks may have various weather conditions that could alter the overall feel of the vehicle you’re racing with. There is a total of seventy different cars to choose from and over thirty stages.

Now since Dirt Rally has released, Codemasters has returned to give players a brand new experience with Dirt Rally 2.0. Just as before, players will be receiving a realistic physics racing experience but now with a new weather system. It seems that weather conditions will not only play a role in how the car handles on the track but your visibility of the road. Currently, the game will release with a total of fifty cars to choose from and eight circuits from the FIA World Rallycross Championship.


Control

  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

From the development team that has brought out the Max Payne franchise and Alan Wake comes their next big release, Control. The game acts much like their other line of video game titles as players will be going through the game as a third-person shooter. From what we know so far about the game, Remedy Entertainment is telling a story of a woman named Jesse Faden. Jesse was granted unexplained supernatural powers after a childhood traumatic experience and it’s her goal to finally get some questions answered about her past. Joining up with The Oldest House, a Federal Bureau headquarters that study supernatural phenomena, Jesse ends up dealing with more than she bargained for. A new otherworldly force has invaded The Oldest House leaving Jesse to fight back using any means necessary and perhaps at the end she’ll finally learn about her past.


BioMutant
  • Developer: Experiment 101
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

In Biomutant, players take the role of a raccoon-like creature that must save the world. With a poisonous oil springing up from the ground, most the world is quickly infected and dying off. This also has spread to the Tree of Life, a giant tree that brings life to the whole world.

Players must go to each of the six roots of the Tree of Life and stop the oil and defeat each boss. Furthermore, the game will be tossing players a number of decisions that will affect the overall narrative storyline. Likewise, the choices you make will ultimately alter the world itself. Developers have stated that the entire world is open for players to explore with only sections blocked, forcing players to progress the narrative in order to gather the items required to access past unreachable areas.

Currently the game doesn’t appear to have a specific release date yet and while there does seem to be some ambition to deliver a branching narrative story, Experiment 101 is still hopeful that this game will be released in 2019. Because its launching on PC, PS4, and lastly Xbox One, we’re curious as to if this game will feature any platform timed exclusivity, though there has not been any word yet if a certain platform will receive any incentives.


Back 4 Blood

  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Back 4 Blood is an upcoming spiritual sequel to the Left 4 Dead franchise which was originally developed by the development team Turtle Rock Studios. It looks like the gang is bringing back the franchise in a new way since Valve hasn’t brought out a true third installment for the series. This announcement so far doesn’t come with a lot of details unfortunately. Instead, we’re only given a brief little bit of information. We know that the game will play out similar to the Left 4 Dead franchise, it will offer multiplayer and it will have a full campaign.


The Last Of Us Part 2

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

One of the biggest IPs to release on the Sony PlayStation 3 is Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us.  The development team showcased a thrilling narrative mixed with a world we’ve been eager to return since the game launched back in 2013.

Overall, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world after a disease has turned most of humanity into a fungus type zombie creature. Now with the government in shambles and groups of people seeking a means to survive however possible, players are left with an uphill battle.

Luckily Naughty Dog was willing to explore this world once again with the upcoming sequel likely to launch at some point in 2019. Not too many details have been released in regards to this sequel other than that Ellie and Joel will return with a time jump of five years.


MediEvil Remake

  • Developer: Other Ocean Interactive
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

MediEvil is a classic PlayStation title that was released all the way back in 1998. It’s an action-adventure title that followed an ancient battle between an evil sorcerer and a kingdom. Using his magic abilities, the evil sorcerer was able to craft an undead army to his aid though early into the story our protagonist who attempted to stop the sorcerer was slain down by an arrow. Years later the evil sorcerer once again reclaimed an army of the dead where players are resurrected once again and must attempt to stop the sorcerer again.

Sony revealed that MediEvil was receiving a remake in 2017. Unfortunately, news has been pretty scarce in regards to what all we can expect from the title, though it’s still slated to launch at some point this year exclusively on the PlayStation 4.


Tropico 6

  • Developer: Limbic Entertainment
  • Publisher: Kalypso Media
  • Platform: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2018

The Tropico series is well-known with the sixth main installment launching at some point this year. Players will handle the role of a political president that must bring his country through the hard times it’s currently in. With social unrest and a turmoil over the political outlook, maintaining order and bringing the country together will bring players a challenging task as they attempt to win the citizen’s favor. We know that players will be taking the role of El Presidente within the Caribbean island nation of Tropico where players will control the lands over the course of four eras. One of the new elements being introduced to the franchise is controlling an archipelago of islands where players can build bridges and connect the islands together. Likewise, AI will be tweaked even further which means that if players make a decision that is unfavorable to the citizens then that may cause a shift in productivity to even dealing with revolts.


The Sinking City

  • Developer: Frogwares
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: June 27, 2019

The Sinking City is a game that was originally meant to be Call of Cthulhu until developers, Frogwares, decided to make their own creation. Now this heavily inspired H.P. Lovecraft title is something that has plenty of gamers eyes focused on for a release in June of this year. Players will follow a private investigator by the name of Charles W. Reed who is in New England seeking answers to why the city has been suffering from massive floods. From the look of the teaser trailer, there is clearly something supernatural affecting the area and a dark mystery that will need to be unveiled.

This is not only a horror-themed title but you will have a world filled to explore. There are even some game mechanics that will change as you progress along with various actions you perform in any given scenario. Developers are not sharing too much information in regards to the narrative or what all gamers can expect with the in-game mechanics but so far this is one title that may be a day one purchase on our end.


Death Stranding

  • Developer: Kojima Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBA

Death Stranding has a lot riding on it to help with the hype. You have the rocky relationship split between famed developer Hideo Kojima and Konami. Prior to the split was the release of the latest Metal Gear Solid game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain along with the announcement of Silent Hills. The latter of the two was quickly canceled shortly before Kojima took his leave from the Konami company and that sparked quite a bit of outrage on its own.

This split has left gamers curious as to what Hideo Kojima would do next as rumors started to flood of his leave from video game development and the start of directing films. That soon ended with the announcement of Hideo Kojima opening up his own video game development studio known as Kojima Productions with the first title being Death Stranding.

With all that into consideration, hype quickly built up surrounding this upcoming title, though very little information was unveiled. Instead, we’re given trailer footage showing a world in which creatures kidnap humans after being tracked by sound. For now, we’ll have to wait and see what new information will be revealed.


Cyberpunk 2077

  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

CD Projekt is known for their works with The Witcher series that started all the way back in 2007 and didn’t wrap up until 2016. Now that The Witcher game series has come to an end, more of a focus has been put on their upcoming project, Cyberpunk 2077.

This is a title that has been announced since 2012 though very little information has been revealed. However, with the information we know about the game and the developer’s success with The Witcher series, we’re eagerly waiting to get our hands on the game.

Cyberpunk 2077 is open-world RPG that’s set in the distant future. Apparently, this upcoming title will also be massive and the biggest open-world title that the developers have ever worked on. As a result, we can expect a long narrative, a seamless filled open-world environment along with countless quests to complete.


The Surge 2

  • Developer: Deck13 Interactive
  • Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Note: Trailer is from The Surge.

In 2017, Deck13 Interactive developed The Surge, a science fiction action RPG which follows a story of humanity, the evolution of technology and the downfall of world resources. For the most part, the game received positive reviews leaving the developer to once again pick up the world and seek out a new installment.

The Surge 2 is slated to release in 2019 where players are set into a broken down city and as a result, level design will be far larger than the areas gamers could roam within the title’s predecessor. Likewise, it seems that combat will also see a more brutal polish this time around, but we’re currently waiting to hear more information on this upcoming title.


Psychonauts 2

  • Developer: Double Fine Productions
  • Publisher: Starbreeze Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA

Psychonauts 2 was unveiled in 2015 though, after a few delays with its expected release, the game is looking more like a 2019 release. Within the game, developers Double Fine Productions and game director Tim Schafer is seeking a return to the IP world after the strong demand from the original Psychonaut fanbase.

The game will follow the events from Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, a PSVR title that was developed to bridge the gap between Psychonauts and Psychonauts 2. This is a platform title where players control Raz, a Psychonaut who uses various Psi-Powers to solve problems and explore the world.

Tim Schafer is seeking to dive a bit into the life history of Raz and his family as well with this sequel.


Anthem

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Anthem was another title with an original release date slated in 2018. However, that has since changed with the game gearing for a release in 2019. This is another action RPG being developed by BioWare who have brought out Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and the Mass Effect franchise.

The game is set in a futuristic world where humanity is safely tucked away behind a closed off wall. What lurks beyond the wall are hostile alien creatures that could prove the end of humanity that lives on this planet.

From what we know so far, players are a freelancer, a member of an organization that explores the world beyond the walls. However, in order to safely maneuver around the world and deal with the monsters that await your arrival, players will step into a specialized suit known as a Javelin, which look pretty similar to the Iron Man suits from the Marvel franchise.


Days Gone

  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

Days Gone was originally slated to launch in 2018 but has since been delayed. Developed by SIE Bend Studio, this video game title is set in a post-apocalyptic world where much of humanity has been turned into zombie-like creatures.

Players take control of Deacon St. John who was a former bounty hunter, but now must use his combat and tracking skills in order to survive this new hostile world. Two years have passed since the world became corrupted and our protagonist has taken accustomed to living life on the go, drifting from one makeshift town to another.


Wasteland 3

  • Developer: inXile Entertainment
  • Publisher: inXile Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Wasteland 3 is an upcoming RPG being developed by inXile Entertainment. This is a multiplayer RPG set in the cold harsh northern Colorado environment where secrets are waiting to be unearthed though of course hostilities surround the area waiting to pounce.

This is a story-driven game with plenty of content to chew through though as you help the aid of local groups with their troubles. With the harsh setting, developers have stated that the game will toss in moral choices and sacrifices that may ultimately change this in-game world.


The Talos Principle 2

  • Developer: Croteam
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: 2019

Note: Trailer is from The Talos Principle.

The Talos Principle released originally in 2014 as a first-person puzzle video game. Within the first installment, players take on an unnamed android who must explore the world and solve the various puzzles. As the player progresses, a deeper narrative of the world unfolds with multiple endings.

After the game launched, The Talos Principle became a hit with an outstanding reception from both critics and fans. It’s been revealed that a sequel is in the works since 2016 and it’s expected to launch at some point in 2019, though no information was unveiled about the overall narrative.


The Blackout Club

  • Developer: Question
  • Publisher: Question
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

With such hits like Stranger Things and the remake of Steven King’s It, we’re not surprised that there would be a few video game titles releasing into the market in which players are forced to step into the sneakers of a young kid to save the day. The Blackout Club is the latest video game release from developers Question, where players take the role of a young teenager.

This co-op horror title focuses on strange incidents in which kids are blacking out and awakening later in a different area. With no proof of these incidents occurring, a group of teenagers must work together in order to gather proof and stop the incident from continuing on. Being young teenagers, players won’t be able to fight one-on-one with enemy foes that come their way. Instead, players must work together in both aid of distraction and likely attack.


Tunche

  • Developer: Leap Game Studios
  • Publisher: Leap Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, NS
  • Release: 2019

Tunche from the development team Leap Game Studios is a roguelike 2D beat ‘em up video game title. Developed after inspirations from the Peruvian legend Tunche, the video game will follow protagonists as the fight off various foes deep within the jungles.

There are some RPG elements tossed into the game as well. For instance, as players progress within the game, they’ll have the ability to level up their character and unlock new moves. However, being a roguelike, there is a challenge and emphasis on players doing better each time they pick up the game to play as a single death will result in restarting the game from the beginning.


Kingdom Hearts III

  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO
  • Release: January 29, 2019

Kingdom Hearts III is the next major installment to the Kingdom Hearts franchise. After several years, we’re finally receiving the game in January of 2019 and during E3 2018, we’ve seen plenty of Disney characters who will make an appearance within the game.

Sora and his gang are back as they battle evil and roam the different Disney themed planets. For instance, we know that Pirates of the Caribbean, Monsters Inc, Hercules, Toy Story, and Frozen will be present within the game and now that we have an official release date, we can finally see where the story takes us in the coming months.


Resident Evil 2

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: January 25, 2019

It was just a few years ago that Capcom revealed that they would be remaking Resident Evil 2 much like how they remade the original Resident Evil title. This is the first time developers have returned to the the game in order to give it a proper HD overhaul for players and during E3 2018, we got our first look at the title.

Not only does Resident Evil 2 look spectacular but it seems that the developers are seeking new ways to bring fans an enjoyable experience. For instance, Capcom is bringing the over-the-should camera view similar to the later Resident Evil titles such as Resident Evil 4 rather than the fixed camera angles.

However, the game narrative still remains the same as players will be taking on the role of Leon and Claire as they make their way through the heavily infected Raccoon City.


Trials Rising

  • Developer: RedLynx
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: February 2019

Trials is making a triumphant return in 2019 with the upcoming release, Trials Rising. The video game was announced during E3 2018 where the series will continue to focus on racing mixed with platform mechanics. Being that this is a lighthearted game, courses are massive and filled with obstacles to overcome.

As you maneuver through the levels players will have to carefully control their rider otherwise they’ll end up wrecking big due to the physics-based motorcycle mechanics.


Metro Exodus

  • Developer: 4A Games
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

Metro Exodus was originally slated to release in 2018 but has since been delayed until 2019. During E3 2018 new footage was unveiled showing off the world players will be exploring. As you can expect, there is plenty of hostile creatures that lurk about followed by a bit of gunplay as you progress through the journey. We’re also given the release date for the game as players can expect the title to launch on February 22, 2019.


Tom Clancy’s: The Division 2

  • Developer: Massive Entertainment
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 15, 2019

The Division 2 is slated to launch in 2019 and it will apparently take place just under a year after the events of The Division. Within the game narrative, players will be focusing on a new corrupt government that has begun to strain the daily lives of civilians. It seems that rules are strict and punishments are harsh, resulting in a new civil war.

Within the game, players will once again step into the role of an agent within The Division as they fight back and restore normalcy along with protection to innocents of The United States of America. As for the gameplay mechanics, it still seems that this is still an action-packed title with a focus on cooperative gameplay.


Wolfenstein: Youngblood

  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: XBO, PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a brand new title into the Wolfenstein franchise that was unveiled during Bethesda’s E3 2018 press conference. Within the game, players will be taking on the role of twin daughters of the past main protagonist from the Wolfenstein series, BJ.

The setting is set to take play in the 1980s where players must save the world again from Nazis but because there are twin daughter protagonists in the mix, players will find that there will be a cooperative gameplay element to the campaign.

We’re still early into the game’s announcement so little information has been unveiled quite yet regarding what to expect. However, we’ll be keeping a close eye on this title and let you know about the latest updates.


Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS, 3DS
  • Release: 2019

The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney video game franchise has been around for a number of years now and it’s grown to be quite popular. Overall, the game follows Phoenix Wright, a rookie defense attorney, who goes through various crimes to locate clues to use within the court trial. Overall, you can consider the game more of a visual novel with puzzles throughout.

Despite the first game first releasing into Japanese markets in 2001, gamers will soon once again get the game in a new compilation release. Capcom is putting out Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms sometime in 2019.


Skull & Bones

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

In Skull & Bones, players will be clawing their way to the top as they command a pirate crew. Overall, the goal of the game is to sail the seas and find easy targets to steal loot, however, as you progress the targets become stronger. Rewards will soon become bountiful thus causing players to make bigger risks all while seeking out help from fellow pirate crews.

Ubisoft looks to be using the same mechanics that were present in their Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag video game. Players will be maneuvering their ship through the seas while commanding their crew to send out a barrage of shots at the enemy. Likewise, it seems that gamers can also tweak their ships before setting sail at the local harbors.


Jump Force

  • Developer: Spike Chunsoft
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

If you’re looking for a new fighting game then we suggest checking out Jump Force. This is a brand new video game title from developers Spike Chunsoft that seems to be tapping into all sorts of popular franchises. While details are scarce regarding the game and a release date simply states that Jump Force will be launching in 2019, players can so far expect to see a few familiar faces.

Some of the franchises that will be added into the mix are Dragon Ball Z, One Piece, Naruto, and Death Note. Currently, it seems that the premise will be based around a new evil that has blurred the lines between these franchise worlds.


Devil May Cry 5

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Devil May Cry is back with a brand new fifth main installment. The unveil came during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference where developers promised a fun hack-and-slash action-packed journey that fans have been craving since the release of Devil May Cry 4.

What we know about the game so far is that years have passed since hell’s creatures had stepped foot on the world but now a new demonic invasion has begun. The game should be released within Spring of 2019.


Doom Eternal

  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

After the reboot of Doom, it seems that id Software and Bethesda Softworks are making a brand new installment. The video game will follow the events of the first title where it seems that Hell has arrived on Earth.

Doom Guy will once again have to blast away countless demons in order to save humanity from the brink of destruction. However, very few details have been released so far about the game. Instead, Doom Eternal will have a proper unveiling during QuakeCon 2018.


Dead or Alive 6

  • Developer: Team Ninja
  • Publisher: Koei Tecmo
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: 2019

After waiting since 2012, fans of the Dead or Alive franchise will soon have a brand new installment. Dead or Alive 6 is slated to launch in 2019 and there seems to be a step back when it comes to making a flashy appearance with characters. Instead, this game is all about fighting with brutal combat.

Movements will be fluid and players can expect more of a mature combat experience. Of course, there is still plenty of time to unveil more information and gameplay for Dead or Alive 6 as the game only has a release window of 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.


Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts

  • Developer: CI Games
  • Publisher: CI Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

CI Games is bringing out a new installment to the Sniper franchise. Sniper: Ghost Warrior Contracts has been announced for a release in 2019. The game will feature a number of missions that not only have the main objective but a few small secondary objectives to complete. Likewise, the development team is making a few small refinements.

For instance, the game will be dropping the open world environment that was present in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3. However, the gameplay will still give players more of a choice on how they complete their mission. This may also bring over some additional replay value to different missions. Currently, there are not too many fine details regarding the upcoming installment to the Sniper series, but we’ll keep you updated on the latest.


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

  • Developer: ArtPlay, DICO
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PSV, Switch, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Led by former Castlevania series producer, Koji Igarashi, comes the upcoming action-adventure game Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. The video game is in the style of Metroidvania as you explore, craft new weapons, and of course, find new armor.

The video game will follow an orphan named Miriam who has been cursed by an alchemist which is slowly turning her skin into crystal. In order to stop the curse, she must explore a castle to find the summoner of this curse, Gebel, who as it turns out had suffered the same condition.

Luckily, the video game is coming out for a number of different platforms so you should have no trouble getting the chance to enjoy the video game once it launches.


Judgement

  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: 2019

Sega has been teasing a new IP for a while now stating that the developers who were behind the popular Yakuza series have been working on a brand new IP. This project has apparently been in the works for over three years but we’re only just now getting a look at the game. Gamers can expect Judge Eyes to release next year.

There are still plenty of details that Sega is holding away from the public at the moment but during a PlayStation Lineup Tour event, Sega unveiled Judgement. The game follows a lawyer who is seeking out clues in order to get at the bottom of a crime. Being that this is the development team who was also responsible for bringing out the Yakuza series, you can expect a similar combat system.


Shenmue III

  • Developer: Neilo, Ys Net
  • Publisher: Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: August 27, 2019

After what felt like eons of being stuck in development hell, Shenmue III will finally hit store shelves in August of 2019. This game has had a cult following for years with the first two titles being one of the more treasured video game titles of its time despite being a commercial failure.

Years later Yu Suzuki, series creator, unveiled Shenmue III during an E3 conference in 2015. Seeking help from the fans, the development team was able to fund the game production where players will follow Ryo Hazuki as he searches for his father’s killer.

Since the video game’s announcement we have been hit with a few delays with the title most recently set for launch in 2018. However, a new delay that will supposedly allow the developers to further polish the game has pushed the game back until August of 2019 for the PC and PlayStation 4 platforms.

Currently neither of the platforms offers any exclusivity to sway players to purchase a copy on the particular platform.


Rage 2

  • Developer: Avalanche Studios, id Software
  • Publishers: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Rage is back with a brand new installment. Rage 2 will toss players into the role of Walker who is the last ranger. It’s your job to survive in this dangerous world after mutants flooded the world thanks to an otherworldly asteroid struck the surface. We also know that thirty years have passed since the events of the first Rage so you can expect to see a few familiar characters.

This is still a brutal FPS with an open world for players to explore, though information is still a bit scarce on the title. However, in past interviews about the game, Tim Willits, id Software a co-developer working on Rage 2, has stated that the developers are revamping the overall game with a better overall story, vehicles, characters and of course weapons.

For now, we’ll have to wait and see what information is slowly unveiled for this upcoming title but it already has us interested in checking the game out when it launches.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 22, 2019

FromSoftware, known best for their Souls series, has a brand new upcoming title known as Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. This is a third-person RPG title with brutal samurai-style swordplay. So far we know that the game will have players take the role of a shinobi who finds his lord was kidnapped. During the scuffle, our protagonist was left battered along with his arm severed.

Thanks to a busshi our shinobi manages to keep his life. In place of his missing arm is a prosthetic that players will be able to equip different gadgets and tools to use again enemies. While the developers FromSoftware may be best known for their Souls series lately, it appears that the Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be a bit different.

Most of the RPG elements from the Souls series such as classes and character creation will be dropped. Likewise, it seems that stealth is playing a bigger role in the game but we’re still waiting to hear more about the game.


Rebel Galaxy Outlaw

  • Developers: Double Damage Games
  • Publisher: Double Damage Games
  • Platforms: PS4, PC, NS
  • Release: 2019

If you enjoyed Rebel Galaxy then you’ll want to take note of Rebel Galaxy Outlaw which is coming out in 2019. So far the details are a bit scarce but we do know that the game will take place about thirty years prior to the events of the first game where players will take on the role as Juno Markev.

Juno is a smuggler that ends up in debit with a casino in order to gain a ship so as a result we can expect the ship combat aspect to the game will still be a major component to the video game. However, it seems that the development team is looking to deliver a stronger narrative journey for players to uncover as they progress. Overall, the developers are taking all the aspects that made Rebel Galaxy work and further enhancing them in this upcoming prequel.


Far Cry: New Dawn

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 15, 2019

Note: Spoilers for Far Cry 5

If you enjoyed Far Cry 5 then you know that the ending leaves you hanging. At the end of the game you find that the world is on the brink of collapsing due to the end of the world and you find yourself stuck with the antagonist where the game ends following credits. Now if you’re hoping to find out what happens after the credits roll and what has happened to Hope County after the nuclear blast then you’ll get the opportunity in Far Cry New Dawn. This title takes place seventeen years after the events of Far Cry 5 where you will find returning characters from Far Cry 5 and the result of the protagonist and antagonist of Far Cry 5.

With Hope County mangled and distorted by the nuclear blast, players will find new land masses to explore. Survivors have started to rebuild the world but a new threat of bandits has prevented Hope County from truly being free from tyranny control. Players will be stepping up to free up outposts and preventing from the new bandit group controlled by twin sisters from destroying Hope County and the innocent citizens who dwell within it


The Outer Worlds

  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2019

Obsidian Entertainment is a well-known and beloved video game development studio after they have released countless iconic RPG titles. For instance, the developers were responsible for Fallout: New Vegas and during The Game Awards 2018 came the announcement of The Outer Worlds. This is a brand new experience which resembles a bit like their past Fallout: New Vegas work. Within the game players will be embarking on an adventure set in the distant future where mankind has colonized space. So far we know that players will be investigating megacorporations to find just how strong of a hold they have on life and the colonized worlds.

Just like with past RPG titles developed under Obsidian Entertainment, the gameplay narrative will present players with multiple answers and options. Depending on the options selected may result in various branching storylines. Unfortunately, we don’t have to many details regarding the game narrative and gameplay mechanics. However, as mentioned, this is an RPG adventure so players can still expect to see various customization options and a massive world to explore.


Dragon Age: Dread Wolf Rises

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: BioWare
  • Platforms: N/A
  • Release: N/A

The Dragon Age franchise received a new title announcement during The Game Awards 2018 though we didn’t get a ton of information. It appears that the game will be called Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises and will be taking place after the last DLC events of Dragon Age: Inquisition, we’ll avoid spoiling anything for now if you have yet to try the game out.

As mentioned this is just a small teaser, something essentially to confirm that BioWare is working on the game and they are not ready to really reveal just what gamers can expect from the upcoming adventure quite yet. We’re not even positive if this game will be released in 2019 but on the chance it is then we suggest keeping an eye out for more information in the coming months.


Mortal Kombat 11

  • Developer: NetherRealm Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: April 23, 2019

Mortal Kombat is a staple to the fighting genre with so many titles flooding the market across generations of platforms. In a surprise reveal at The Game Awards 2018 we got our first announcement that developers over at NetherRealm Studios are working on the eleventh main installment to the Mortal Kombat franchise. We don’t know very much at all regarding this game other than what was shown off during the first reveal trailer.

Within the trailer we saw Scorpion and Raiden battling and it looks like there will be some time element at play when a female character was shown next to a reverse flowing hourglass. For those who pre-order the game, you will receive access to Shao Kahn as a bonus character but we imagine that the developers have character packs readily available throughout the game’s launch serving as additional past Mortal Kombat characters to other franchise crossovers much like their previous release, Mortal Kombat X.


Team Sonic Racing

  • Developer: Sumo Digital
  • Publisher:  SEGA
  • Platforms: PC, NS, PS4, XBO
  • Release: May 21, 2019

Nintendo really set the bar high when it comes to kart racers thanks to the Mario Kart franchise. While Nintendo is doing well with their exclusive franchise, Sega has opened up the Sonic Racing series from the start in 2010 with Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing. Essentially, this is very similar to the Mario Kart gameplay but instead of Mario and the cast of Nintendo characters, you’ll be trading them off for a cast from Sega’s line of video game titles along with tracks designed around their various IPs. This upcoming title will be similar to the previous two installments though developers, Sumo Digital, are hoping it stands out enough to be its own title when it launches into the market later this year.

One of the ways that Sumo Digital is making Team Sonic Racing different compared to previous installments is that they are dropping out all IPs outside of Sonic. Instead, the installment will solely be based around Sonic, the cast of characters within it, and likely memorable courses made from the franchise. Whether dropping the rest of the Sega line of IPs from the title will hurt the number of units sold for the game remains to be seen.


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