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    Interesting Upcoming Games: 2019

    2018 was a fairly solid year. Some really good games, some really disappointing games, and everything in between. With 2018 behind us, it's time to look forward and see what we have to look forward to in 2019. It could potentially be a pretty big year, though the last half is as always obscured in fog.

    First a summary of some of the bigger releases expected this year:

    Resident Evil 2
    Kingdom Hearts 3
    Crackdown 3
    Metro Exodus
    Devil May Cry 5
    The Division 2
    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
    Mortal Kombat 11
    Days Gone
    Rage 2
    Gears 5
    Luigi's Mansion 3
    Psychonauts 2
    Skull & Bones
    Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
    Yoshi's Crafted World
    Nioh 2

    Potential releases, some of these are really long shots so don't hold your breath:

    Doom Eternal
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses
    Beyond Good and Evil 2
    Dying Light 2
    Death Stranding
    Cyberpunk 2077
    Ghost of Tsushima
    The Last of Us 2
    Bayonetta 3
    Metroid Prime 4
    Final Fantasy 7 Remake
    Halo Infinite

    To top it off there is good reason to believe that the next generation of consoles may be announced in 2019. Sony's behavior in particular has been very strange. They haven't announced anything new in over a year. At E3 they showed off their last four big titles and then proceeded to skip every other gaming event for the rest of the year. They also said they would not be going to E3 next year. That leaves a huge gap with no new information on anything; it's very strange. There's a good chance some of these titles are being shifted towards whatever the PS5 ends up being.

    For their part Microsoft has officially confirmed they are building towards their new console. They've also stated that they want their games playable on anything. I think they want to turn Xbox into a service, with streaming at the heart and center. Sony already tried something similar but it failed to catch on. Microsoft has the benefit of already being in a similar tech space in other parts of their company however. They've also acquired new studios in an attempt to catch up to Sony's exclusive dominance.

    This all puts Nintendo in a weird place yet again. The chances of them making a more powerful (rather than a cheaper) Switch is low. The Switch has been the closest thing to platform parity Nintendo has had in awhile (meaning major third party multiplatform releases). Will they be left behind again? Or will consoles finally have low/medium/high options like PC games, depending on which platform you get it on? I don't know what their flagship title is going to be this year, but we will probably find out in their next Direct. Pokemon, Animal Crossing, and Metroid Prime 4 are the major contenders.

    So is there anything in particular in 2019 you are really looking forward to?

    I'm not sure myself. I would say The Last of Us 2 and Ghost of Tsuhima, but if I'm right about them being PS5 games it may be worth waiting. It's not like there is a shortage of 2017 and 2018 games that I haven't played yet.

    I think I'm most curious about Fallen Order. It's been too long since we have had a good Star Wars game. I'm curious about Anthem, but I guarantee it won't run on my PC. Also, Square you have been fooling around long enough, finish FF7 already. It's just a dang remake, you really need to learn how to set manageable goals.

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    Re: Interesting Upcoming Games: 2019

    And this is where you will find the three month forecast. I primarily update and use this for the monthly threads. Game release dates change all the time, and so it's more convenient for me if I don't have to constantly shuffle things around as much.

    This year we see the retirement of the Vita category, as Sony is officially discontinuing support. I might have kept it around for all the niche Japanese games with cross-platform releases but even those seem to be drying up.

    The 3DS is still relevant because Nintendo promotes it as it's budget option for kids. It might be on the chopping block for category retirement however as there are very, very few announced games for it in 2019.

    Unless something changes, the rest should work the same way it did last year. Multiplatform will continue to be a category designation for games that come out on all three of the following platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox. If a game is exclusive, or comes out on only 2 out of 3 of these they will be listed in their own categories. While the Switch does get a lot of multiplatform games it isn't complete parity and so it's category will list both its exclusives and the games that come out on other systems.

    Three Month Forecast:


    • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (February) - flight combat
    • God Eater 3 (February) - action rpg/hunting
    • Crackdown 3 (February) - action adventure
    • Anno 1800 (February) - city sim/strategy
    • Total War: Three Kingdoms (March) - strategy
    • The Caligula Effect: Overdose (March) - rpg


    • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (January) - jrpg
    • Onimusha: Warlords (January) - action adventure
    • Resident Evil 2 (January) - survival horror
    • Tropico 6 (January) - strategy/simulation
    • Trials Rising (February) - platform racer
    • Dead or Alive 6 (February) - fighting
    • Far Cry: New Dawn (february) - fps
    • Jump Force (February) - fighting
    • Metro Exodus (February) - fps
    • Anthem (February) - action rpg
    • Dirt Rally 2.0 (February) - racing
    • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (March) - don't ask me
    • Devil May Cry 5 (March) - action
    • The Division 2 (March) - action rpg
    • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (March) - action adventure
    • The Sinking City (March) - adventure horror
    • One Piece World Seeker (March) - action adventure


    • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (January) - flight combat
    • Kingdom Hearts III (January) - action rpg
    • God Eater 3 (February) - action rpg/hunting
    • The Caligula Effect: Overdose (March) - rpg


    • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (January) - flight combat
    • Kingdom Hearts III (January) - action rpg
    • Crackdown 3 (February) - action adventure


    • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe (January) - platforming
    • Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition (January) - jrpg
    • Onimusha: Warlords (January) - action adventure
    • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (January) - action adventure
    • BlazBlue: Central Fiction (February) - fighting
    • Trials Rising (February) - platform racer
    • ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove (March) - don't ask me
    • The Caligula Effect: Overdose (March) - rpg


    • Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.Â’s Journey (January) - rpg

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    Last edited by Wool; December 31st, 2018 at 12:31 AM.

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