The Best Upcoming Video Games Releasing Second Half 2019

We’re getting close to the end of the year and while most of us may be looking at what’s coming out in 2020, there’s still plenty of great anticipated video games releasing before the end of 2019. Take a look at what other video game titles you will need to mark down on your calendars for the upcoming release.

The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan
  • Developer: Supermassive Games
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: August 30, 2019

Supermassive Games has already a nice track record when it comes to horror titles as the development studio brought out an iconic hit for the PlayStation 4 in the form of Until Dawn. The video game series has received a couple spinoff titles of its own though now the developers are looking at a new trilogy of titles set to also be horror titles.

The developers are calling it The Dark Anthology with the first title being Man of Medan. So far we know that the game will feature a cast of characters that, much like Until Dawn, can all be killed. This time around players will be diving into the sea with a group of friends in search of sunken treasure but it turns out that there’s something else lurking in the depths below.

Doom Eternal
  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: November 22, 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. We haven’t seen too much gameplay outside of what was revealed during QuakeCon 2018, but from what we saw, it looks like the intense action-packed moments from the Doom reboot is fully present. Gamers can expect to tear through limbs or completely demolishing any demonic force that gets in your way.

Likewise, it appears that there will be a multiplayer component added right into the campaign where players can take the role of a demon and invade another player’s game. However, if you’re not interested in fighting off countless players as you progress through the narrative then this feature can be deactivated.

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.

The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: September 2019

In a surprise announcement from Nintendo during the February Nintendo Direct upload, gamers were unveiled that The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening will make a return. After years of waiting Nintendo is currently remaking the title for the Nintendo Switch and it already has a few brief gameplay footage tidbits in the announcement trailer. We see that Nintendo is keeping with the top-down view with a more cartoonish visual aesthetic. Likewise, there are liked some new gameplay mechanics and adjustments to suit the Nintendo Switch power when compared to the original Game Boy release. Regardless, the title didn’t get too many details in regards to what gamers can expect but we do know that Nintendo is hoping to bring the game out in September of this year.

Death Stranding
  • Developer: Kojima Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: November 8, 2019

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. Despite having several trailers and showings, the game has still remain a bit cryptic so we’ll have to wait until the game releases before we get a real grasp of just what Kojima has put into the narrative campaign.