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11 games the gaming rig is waiting for

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

  • Published 25.01.19, 8:56 PM
  • Updated 25.01.19, 8:56 PM
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice FromSoftware

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Release date: March 22

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: FromSoftware

Acrobatics and swordplay are at the heart of a game in which you are the “one-armed wolf, a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death”. In your quest to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline, you become the target of enemies, including the dangerous Ashina clan. Since anybody can take you down, you have to make your moves carefully, taking down each foe.

Kingdom Hearts 3
Kingdom Hearts 3 Square Enix Business Division 3

Kingdom Hearts 3

Release date: January 29

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: Square Enix Business Division 3

Woody, Buzz and Rex... or the Toy Story gang is leaping from film to video games in this story of friendship as Sora — the unknowing heir to a spectacular power — and his friends (yes, Donald Duck and Goofy are still there!) embark on a perilous adventure. Set in a vast array of Disney and Pixar worlds, the magic of the game lies with the animated stars. 

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan
The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan Supermassive Games

The Dark Pictures: Man of Medan

Release date: TBA

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Developer: Supermassive Games

After the success of Until Dawn, gamers are looking forward to the new title, which begins on a dive boat in the South Pacific. A group of four Americans and their skipper Fliss are on a journey to find a rumoured WWII wreck but things don’t go to plan and a storm rolls in. The crew are trapped on a ghost ship, looking for an escape route.

Dirt Rally 2.0
Dirt Rally 2.0 Codemasters

Dirt Rally 2.0

Release date: February 26

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: Codemasters

There will be six rally locations spread across the globe — New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA. “Driving a rally car down a stage is not easy and we want players to experience that same adrenaline rush from driving on the edge,” Codemasters’ chief games designer Ross Gowing has said. Players can compete in timed stage events on tarmac and off-road terrain under various weather conditions.

Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry 5 Capcom

Devil May Cry 5

Release date: March 8

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: Capcom

Like always, the series makes slaying demons look stylish. The hack-and-slash franchise returns to take on the baddies with the help of Dante, Nero and a new character named V. What everyone is concerned about is the length of the campaign after Hideaki Itsuno, the director of the game, recently said: “The development team took about 15 to 16 hours to clear the game.” Keeping our fingers crossed.

Anthem
Anthem BioWare Edmonton

Anthem

Release date: February 22

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: BioWare Edmonton

The trailer to the multiplayer role-playing game (RPG) promises over-the-top action as you and the “freelancers” go in search of fame and adventure on a planet filled with futuristic technology. Each player’s choice of javelin exosuit will shape his or her contribution to a game where conditions and enemies are unpredictable. 

Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 2 Capcom R&D Division 1

Resident Evil 2

Release date: The game released on January 25

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: Capcom R&D Division 1

A thrilling return to the legacy of the 1998 original, the zombified tale of a city infected with a devastating virus is full of impressive visuals and monstrous surprises. You can play as either rookie police officer Leon S. Kennedy or Claire Redfield, a student searching for her special task force brother Chris. A zombifying outbreak has taken over Raccoon City and the two are trapped in what looks like an abandoned police station, trying to piece together what has happened.

Metro Exodus
Metro Exodus 4A Games

Metro Exodus

Release date: February 15

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: 4A Games

When World War III breaks out, the place to avoid the fallout would be Moscow’s underground. Based on the novels by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, the game’s protagonist Artyom, his wife Anna, and fellow Spartan Rangers leave Moscow on steam engine called Aurora, and head east in search of a life free of radiation.

Judgment
Judgment Sega CS1

Judgment

Release date: TBA

Platform: PlayStation 4

Developer: Sega CS1

Already released in Japan, the gameplay involves a disgraced lawyer turned private detective, Takayuki Yagami — seeking redemption — who explores the criminal underworld of the Yakuza series’ red light district, Kamurocho. The game will have a full English voice cast with Greg Chun in the the role of Judgment’s protagonist, Takayuki Yagami, supported by Crispin Freeman, Matthew Mercer, Cherami Leigh, Yuri Lowenthal, James Hong, Ed O’Ross, Amy Walker, Matt Yang King, Fred Tatasciore and Brian McNamara.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Massive Entertainment

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Release date: March 15

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: Massive Entertainment

The action shifts the series to Washington DC where the effects of a deadly bioterrorist attack are still being felt seven months after the New York City incident. You are a member of the Division, an elite group of civilian agents charged with being the last line of defence. But the developers are not calling the gameplay political. 

Far Cry New Dawn
Far Cry New Dawn Ubisoft Montreal

Far Cry New Dawn

Release date: February 15

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Survive a post-apocalyptic frontier as you build up an aresenal of weapons to battle the Highwaymen. Creative director Jean-Sebastien Decant has recently said that the game will take a “light RPG approach”. “You’ll be able to craft guns that have ranks, and these ranks will be useful to fight against enemies that also have ranks.” Also, players can erect their own home base that allows them to spend resources and time upgrading and expanding.