20 Biggest Video Games Releasing Winter 2018 – 2019

Are you marking down your calendars for the biggest video game releases coming into the market? We have so many incredibly anticipated video game titles releasing through the end of this year and the beginning of next. If you’re looking for what video game titles that are well worth keeping tabs on then check out our list down below.

In this particular list, we’re going to showcase some of our most anticipated video games releasing in the winter starting in December through the upcoming months of 2019.


The Sinking City

  • Developer: Frogwares
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: March 21, 2019

The Sinking City is an upcoming adventure video game title based around the H.P. Lovecraft world. Players will be investigating a city of Oakmont that is flooded with supernatural forces and being that this is an open world video game, players will have plenty to explore on land and under the sea due to the city being partly submerged. We’re still waiting on details regarding the game, but we already can’t wait to pick this game up when it launches early next year.


Katamari Damacy

  • Developer: Namco
  • Publisher: Namco
  • Platforms: PS2, NS, PC
  • Release: December 7, 2018 (NS)

Katamari Damacy has been around for a while now and its finally coming to the Nintendo Switch platform within December of this year. The core mechanics and story is still intact where players will roam the world pushing a giant ball acquiring various items in order for it to be used as a star. This is a wacky video game that is easily addicting when you first start it up.

If you have yet to play the Katamar franchise then we highly recommend giving Katamari Damacy a go on the Nintendo Switch when it finally releases.


Anno 1800

  • Developer: Blue Byte
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: February 26, 2019

Anno is a classic video game series that started up back in 1998. This is a real-time strategy franchise with a focus on business simulation and city building. With the upcoming installment, Anno 1800, players are put right into the dawn of the industrial age.

You control the world, are you an oppressor or liberator, how do you see the world forming up and where will technology evolve? Your quest to build an empire within the time period is completely under your control.


Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey

  • Developer: AlphaDream
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: 3DS
  • Release: January 11, 2019

If you haven’t tried out Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story when it first launched on the Nintendo DS in 2009, you’ll be able to get a second chance at it next year. Ten years after it launched, Nintendo is bringing back the video game with an overhaul remake for the Nintendo 3DS. The video game narrative follows Luigi and Mario who finds themselves trapped inside Bowser.

Throughout the journey, Mario and Luigi aid Bowser as he combats Fawful who had taken control of Mushroom Kingdom. Likewise, Nintendo is adding a brand new chapter for the game known as Bowser Jr.’s Journey which is said to showcase what happened behind the scenes that players didn’t see during the initial video game launch. As for the gameplay players will be dealing with turn-based combat along with puzzle solving.


The Walking Dead: The Final Season

  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: Telltale Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: August 14, 2018 – TBA

Telltale Games has really become a leading development studio over the years thanks to the careful story narrative they take players through. Each IP is handled delicately and delivers fans a unique look at some of their favorite franchises such as The Walking Dead. We’ve been following this narrative journey since it first released in 2012 and now we’re gearing up for its final season.

The Walking Dead has mainly followed a young girl who was raised and adapted to a world filled with chaos and fleshing eating monsters. It’s hard not to love Clementine and cheer for not only her survival but happiness in this world as she overcomes the odds with each season that releases.

This upcoming installment is coming out with its first episode on August 14, 2018, for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC platforms. Much like the past stories, this season will follow Clementine and will be concluding her story. Currently, we know that the game will take place years after the events that followed The Walking Dead: A New Frontier.

The Walking Dead: The Final Season has already released but we will see the fourth episode launch into the market in December which may bring in even more gamers purchasing the IP.


Dragon Quest Builders 2

  • Developer:  Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, PS3, PSV, NS
  • Release: February 9, 2018 (Dragon Quest Builders)

Dragon Quest Builders is a sandbox action RPG that’s set within the world of Alefgard. This is a more lighthearted adventure with similar visuals to titles such as Minecraft and Terraria. In the narrative, players are off to revive the world which has been flooded with monsters, however, in order to rebuild the world players must also seek out and manage resources.

The video game doesn’t feature a complex combat system like the main installments within the franchise. Furthermore, the title has since already launch on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita platforms whereas the PlayStation 3 version of the game remains a Japanese exclusive. It was only until earlier this year that Nintendo Switch owners were able to get a copy of this game but it looks like this won’t be the last installment to the Builder series of Dragon Quest.

A sequel is in the works which we hope finds a release outside of Japan soon. It will bring in cooperative gameplay with up to four players, but so far news is a bit scarce on a localization release.


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 game will also rely less on players chipping away against an enemy’s health in order to defeat the foe. Instead, the game may be a bit faster with katana attacks offering players the chance to land a blow that will instantly kill the enemy.


Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

  • Developer: Grasshopper Manufacture
  • Publisher: Marvelous
  • Platforms: Switch
  • Release: January 18, 2019

Taking part of the No More Heroes franchise, Grasshopper Manufacture is releasing Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes exclusively on the Nintendo Switch in 2019. With that said, you can expect an over-the-top hack-and-slash experience.

Players will find that Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes will take place seven years after the events of No More Heroes 2 where Badman seeks to take down Travis for murdering his daughter, Bad Girl. During the scuffle, the duo finds themselves trapped in a canceled video game console crated by Dr. Juvenile called the Death Drive MK-II.

Stuck in the console, players will have to race through six different video games on the console collecting a Death Ball in order to grant a wish.


New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: January 11, 2019

During the September Nintendo Direct, the video game industry giant unveiled that New Super Mario Bros. would see a new release on the Nintendo Switch. The original New Super Mario Bros video game titles were a hit when they released on the Nintendo DS and the Nintendo Wii. Since the Nintendo Switch is bringing in plenty of new adopters regularly, Nintendo is dusting off their catalog of video game titles available and giving it a new coat of paint along with some additional features.

New Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is bringing back the Wii title release for the Nintendo Switch while also adding in two new characters. The new characters are Nabbit who will not take any damage against enemies and Toadette who can transform into Peachette with special abilities such as a double jump or slowly falls.

That’s not all, as this game will also include the New Super Luigi U. This means that the Nintendo Switch has two classic platformers coming in one bundle in 2019. This is something that should hopefully hold gamers over until the next Mario featured title releases into the market.


Devil May Cry 5

  • Developer: Capcom
  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 8, 2019

At E3 2018 Capcom showcased Devil May Cry 5. This title is set to take place a few years after the events of Devil May Cry 4 where players will be battling another demonic invasion with the help of Nero. Outside of what appears to be another fast-paced fluid combat system, we’re still left a bit in the dark as to what exactly we can expect to see but it seems that players will be fighting with a new robotic arm when having to deal with fighting against demons.


Just Cause 4

  • Developer: Avalanche Studios
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: December 4, 2018

Get ready to jump back into the boots of Rico Rodriguez. Just Cause 4 is coming out this holiday season and as always players will be following Rico who is dealing with a new antagonist group in the South American country called Solis.

From what we know so far about Just Cause 4 is that Rico is going against a paramilitary group known as the Black Hand. This installment is actually slated to unveil the mysterious history of Rico, but you’ll also find that the Black Hand isn’t the only hostility that Rico will have to endure before he is able to learn of his past.

Solis is home of conflict and oppression along with severe weather conditions. As such, players will need to prepare to use the wingsuit to soar through the skies while avoiding lightning storms and massive tornadoes.


Anthem

  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: February 21, 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.


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.


Left Alive

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

Left Alive from development studio Square Enix is an upcoming survival action shooter and there are already gamers online suggesting that this could be the next Metal Gear Solid franchise. Not too many details are available with the upcoming title other than that players will be taking the role of three different protagonists.

It seems that these protagonists are set to tell the story of human survival during the war-torn Novo Slava in 2127. Players will be able to engage in gun battles along with sneaking around compounds.

As you progress through the narrative, it seems that there will be a series of choices available that will give big consequences to the storyline.


Days Gone

  • Developer: SIE Bend Studio
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: February 22, 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.


Crackdown 3

  • Developer: Reagant Games, Sumo Digital
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: February 22, 2019

Crackdown 3 is another video game title we’ve been patiently waiting to release and it seems that 2019 will be the year that the game will be ready to hit store shelves. Players will once again step into the shoes of an agent who is dealing with a new terrorist organization.

Players will find that the game is centered around destruction as the game is filled with structures and buildings that can be completely demolished. With gamers waiting a number of years now since the release of Crackdown 2, we’re hoping that the gameplay experience can match the hype and anticipation built up for the game.


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.


Metro Exodus

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

Metro Exodus will be set in the year 2036 which will follow the events of Metro: Last Light. Earth is still in shambles from the nuclear war as players step into the role of Artyom. During Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference we got a look into the world players will be diving into.

Much like the previous installment, players will find that the world is filled with hostile creatures and a variety of guns to use towards your advantage. Since the game is not set to release until February of next year, we imagine more information regarding the game will be unveiled at a later date.


Super Smash Bros Ultimate

  • Developer: Bandai Namco Games
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: December 7, 2018

One of the biggest announcements to have come from Nintendo’s March 2018 Direct was official word of Super Smash Bros. 2018 will see the delivery of a Super Smash Bros video game title on the Nintendo Switch.

The latest upcoming installment to Super Smash Bros. is titled Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it seems that the game will feature a massive roster of fighters. We’ve been seeing teases and Nintendo Directors for this upcoming game set to release within the holiday season of this year though the hype may be based around the number of fighters you’ll be able to select from.

Nintendo is bringing every character ever featured within a Super Smash Bros. video game back into this upcoming installment. Likewise, Nintendo is adding even more characters into the collection such as Metroid’s Ridley, Splatoon Inklings, Castlevania’s Simon Belmont and Donkey Kong’s rival, King K. Rool.

But wait there’s more! Turns out that Nintendo is still planning on new character announcements as we closer to the titles launch date. This is undoubtedly a system seller for the Nintendo Switch and we imagine bundles will be bought up rather quickly.