The Most Anticipated Video Game Releases Summer 2019

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Looking forward to the next big video game release? We have E3 rolling up soon but for now we do know some great anticipated video game titles releasing this summer. This list may increase with E3 as the expo has been proven to deliver some surprising video game titles during the press conferences. Until we get to sit in on the E3 press conferences, here are a few video game titles you may be interested in that’s coming out in the next few months.


Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

  • Developer: Beenox
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: June 21, 2019

There are several fun little racing games but when it comes to kart racers, most would recognize the Mario Kart series. Back during the days of the original PlayStation, there was another kart racer that easily caused some competition towards the Nintendo kart racing exclusive. Based on the popular Crash Bandicoot franchise, developers Naughty Dog offered gamers a chance to take the cast of characters in a kart racer that proved to be an excellent title.

Now gamers can relive the experiences they had originally but with the latest platforms. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remaster of the Crash Team Racing video game which will be built up with new assets along with new content such as tracks, kart customization, and online play. This game was announced during The Game Awards so we don’t have a plethora of information about it right now, especially during the coverage of this article, but we imagine there won’t be anything too drastically different from when the game first released.


Judgment

  • Developer: Sega
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: June 25, 2019

Judgment is the upcoming video game being developed under the team that is responsible for the Yakuza series and this particular title is a spin-off from that franchise. Set within the same world, players will follow a detective who is on journey to discover the meaning behind a series of murder cases. Combat will follow the same style as the Yakuza series with players going in a more brawler style of fighting. This title became a bit infamous in Japan already after the actor who portrayed a main character was caught up in legal trouble, leading the game to be pulled from shelves. However, this title is still coming out worldwide in June.


Dragon Quest Builders 2

  • Developer:  Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4, NS
  • Release: July 12, 2019

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 this past 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 currently in the works and its slated to launch within July of this year.


Fire Emblem: Three Houses

  • Developer: Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: July 26, 2019

A new installment to the Fire Emblem franchise is coming this year in July. The video game is set to take place on Fodlan which has been divided by three nations during a peacetime. Players will follow a former mercenary who is now teaching at an academy when our protagonist meets a girl that only they can see. This will still retain the tactical RPG gameplay that we’ve come to know from the franchise and it’s likely a game we’ll see quite heavily during Nintendo’s E3 Direct upload.


Shenmue 3

  • 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. Within the game players will be taking on the role of Ryo Hazuki as he continues his journey to find his father’s killer.


Wolfenstein: Youngblood

  • Developer: MachineGames
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: XBO, PS4, PC
  • Release: July 26, 2019

A new installment to the Wolfenstein franchise was unveiled during E3 2018. Players will find that this latest installment will not star BJ but instead focus on his twin daughters. Set in the 1980s, the twin daughters are fighting back against the evil Nazi regime. We know that not only will this feature a single-player campaign but also a cooperative game mode.


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.


Super Mario Maker 2

  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: June 2019

After previously getting its start on the last generation Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems, Nintendo was proud to announce a much-desired sequel to Super Mario Maker. The announcement came during February’s Nintendo Direct where we got a look at the new setup and tools that players will have access to when creating custom Super Mario levels. This trailer didn’t get into the fine details as to what all has changed but Nintendo did confirm that there will be a few new features along with elements for the title when it’s set to release in June of this year.  For those of you who may not be aware of what Super Mario Maker was we’ll give a quick recap. Super Mario Maker is a video game in which players are given the tools to create their own custom Super Mario levels.

Outside of being able to customize how the level plays out with various enemies and obstacles, players could tweak the assets and visuals from the variety of Super Mario video game titles. Now with a sequel underway and a popular handheld console hybrid, we imagine that there will be a very active community of players who will deliver unique Mario levels online for others to enjoy.


Control

  • Developer: Remedy Entertainment
  • Publisher: 505 Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: August 27, 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.