6 games to watch in the coming year

Jacob Clary and Jacob Clary

2018 was a pretty good year for video games, but compared to years prior, it seemed like a bit of a disappointment. However, 2019 looks to bring the quality up a notch, with all the consoles getting plenty of heavy hitters. Some of them, like the new Pokemon and Animal Crossing games do not have release dates, so I will focus on six games releasing this year which gamers should look out for.  

The first of those games is “Resident Evil 2,” which is the complete remake of the original PlayStation 1 horror game, and a third-person shooter. It will release on Jan. 25 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game has been brought back to life from the ground up based on the new technology. The graphics are stunning. The gameplay and story are like the original as well allowing the game to feel like it was when it was first played. This is a game for fans of the horror genre so look out for it if you’re a fan of those.

Next is “Kingdom Hearts 3,” the long-awaited sequel to the famous Square Enix and Disney video game crossover. The game comes to stores on Jan. 29 for both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. There have been many Kingdom Hearts games, but there have only been a couple that are considered mainline games in the series, namely “Kingdom Hearts” and “Kingdom Hearts 2,” the latter of those released in 2005. Fans of the series have been waiting for a continuation of the mainline story for 14 years and 2019 will be the year it happens.

“Metro Exodus” is the third entry in the popular first-person shooter Metro series which is based on the Dmitry Glukhovsky novels. The game will release on Feb. 15 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The series is set in post-apocalyptic Russia, and the upcoming game will take place after the first two games in the series. The game will also feature an open-world for the first time in the series. The series is part survival game and part horror game and the upcoming game will be no different.

The next game to look out for is “Anthem,” the next game from the famous developer BioWare. It releases Feb. 22 on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game combines third-person combat, an action RPG setting and an open world which allows the players to explore as much as they desire. The player will choose a type of Javelin, a mech suit, which they travel the world in, as well as allows them to fly and fight the monsters in the world. The game includes different sizes of suits, like small and fast or massive but slow.

The new game from the developers of “Dark Souls,” FromSoftware, will release “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” on Mar. 22 for Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Much like their other games from the past almost decade, it will be a third-person action game. However, unlike the others, this game will feature a fast-paced combat system with the player taking control of a ninja and allowing them to travel around the world in a way no other FromSoftware game has allowed them to before. The game will also include the trademark bosses the developer has become known to deliver.

The final game is “Mortal Kombat 11” which releases Apr. 23 on Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The 11th entry in the famous fighting game franchise will come to a multitude of platforms and will feature the trademark gory style and finishers the series has become known for including. The new game also includes a new customization system and a newcomer called Geras. Fighting game fans will need to keep their eyes out for this title.

These aren’t the only games that will headline the year when it ends. There will be some surprises and there will be blockbusters that don’t have dates right now that will release this year. 2019 will be a great year for video games.