Top Upcoming Third-Person Video Games Of 2019

Judge Eyes
  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • 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 Judge Eyes. 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.

For instance, the gameplay footage showcased does follow our protagonist fighting a group of enemies with hand-to-hand combat. We’re unsure if this game will also see any action taking place in a courthouse much like the Ace Attorney series.

For now, we only know a brief synopsis of Judge Eyes along with some gameplay footage.

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.

Just as before this third installment will be third-person though the combat is being tweaked. Ys Net is creating a new AI system for battling that will allow players to fight against enemies fluidly even if they are not familiar with fighting games. We’re interested in seeing how this adds to the immersion of playing the upcoming installment, but we’ll have to wait until August of 2019 just as long the game doesn’t suffer another delay.

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.

This is a stealth focused style video game and FromSoftware has confirmed that some of the more RPG elements featured in their past video games such as the Souls series will be dropped.  While you may have to stick to the shadows when possible, gameplay mechanics shown off so far has proved to be fluid and fast-paced with our protagonist using quick hack-and-slash combat to a grappling hook in order to reach new heights quickly.

Left Alive
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, PC
  • Release: 2019

Left Alive is an upcoming title being crafted up by some veterans of the video game industry. You have creators who had their hands in the Armored Core, Metal Gear Solid, to Xenoblade Chronicles series all working on this action survival game. This title will take place in the year 2127 at a war-torn Novo Slava where gamers will take the role of three different protagonists. According to Square Enix, these protagonists will showcase the human story of survival during the midst of an invasion though the play style will cater to a variety of gamers. For instance, players will be able to use stealth mechanics and avoid confrontation or head in guns blazing.

This is a third person shooter for the most part. Screenshots have since been released showcasing both action and stealth-based mechanics. Gameplay was also showcased during the Tokyo Game Show 2018 where players are shown to also take command of a mech which also seems to be a bigger element to the video game as well.

  • 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.

As mentioned, this is a third-person shooter that players will be enjoying once it launches later this year. We don’t have too much footage released for the game yet, though, at E3 2018, gameplay was shown off which highlighted players the ability to use supernatural abilities which can allow players to use the environment towards their advantage. For instance, players can use the debris as a means to shield from gunfire to lifting up objects and hurling it at an enemy. Likewise, the weapon you will have throughout the game will be able to transform as you progress through the campaign which allows players to mod and make upgrades essentially changing the service weapon from something like a standard pistol to a shotgun.