Top 9: New Games Releasing in 2019

Video games are an absolutely booming market right now, with 3 strong consoles there is a huge range of releases ready to glue player’s eyes to screens.

Game releases are hugely anticipated and here we wrap up the best of what’s to come in 2019.

1. Anthem

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BioWare, the Canadian developers who brought us the hugely popular Mass Effect series are attempting something a little unfamiliar to them, but familiar to the market. Anthem will fill the hole The Division has left in the multiplayer loot-based shooters. Anthem will pit players against monsters and also ‘natural threats’ and have a number of classes to choose from. Success for Anthem is vital as it is shaping up to make or break BioWare as a company as they go all in.

Release date: 22nd February 2019

2. The Sinking City

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Inspired by the horror writer H.P Lovecraft, is a third person adventure game that is sure to be as strange as it is good (and that is very). An investigation and adventure game – playing as a private investigator in a half-submerged city crippled by supernatural forces. The aim of The Sinking City to discover where the forces that have gripped the city have come from – we personally are excited to sink our teeth into this one. Produced by developer Frogwares, this game is one to look forward to.

Release date: TBA 2019

3. Cyberpunk 2077

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A new title from Projekt Red, the developers behind the award-winning The Witcher series, Cyberpunk 2077 has gamers everywhere excited. The sprawling futuristic metropolis is an open world RPG that has no loading screens (what a relief) and has 6 different districts, that are each different for players to explore. Players familiar with Projekt Red’s past iterations will know their games are monumental and visually beautiful, and the futuristic setting of this game will allow the developers to go wild and create a neon masterpiece.

Release date: late 2019

4. Skull and Bones

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Stemming from the popularity of the Pirate battles in Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag, Skull and Bones will fill that hole in your heart that just desires the life of a pirate. Build your team, and man your ships; Skull and Bones is the game where you attempt to become an unreckoned force on the sea. You can choose whether to partake in PvP gameplay or complete missions. Let’s hope this game can be more successful than Ubisoft’s other attempts at PvP games.

Release date: TBA 2019

5. Gears 5

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Xbox have been able to lock the next Gears of War title up and make it an exclusive. The developers behind the series, The Coalition are building on the storyline of previous games. Follow Kait as she learns about her family and fight with her squad to protect what is left of the world. Each Gears of War game has been a hit, and it is looking like this game is shaping out to be no different.

Release date: TBA 2019

6. In the Valley of Gods

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Developers Campo Santo absolutely nailed it with their last attempt at the walking simulator. Firewatch was loved by critics for its beautiful art and perfect dialogue as well as a strong storyline. In the Valley of Gods is their next attempt at the genre. Set in 1920s Egypt, you play as an explorer and filmmaker who attempts to make a discovery and an amazing film. If we can expect anything from this title it will be a gorgeous all-around experience.

Release date: TBA 2019

7. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

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Different to all of the other releases on this list, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite is a mobile Augmented Reality game made by the same group who brought us the worldwide famous Pokemon Go. We don’t know a massive amount of what the game will entail, but we do know it will be similar to the Pokemon Go framework of pointing your phone and interacting with what the camera is able to pick up. One thing we do hope for is to be able to wave our phones like a wand!

Release date: TBA 2019

8. Crash Team Racing

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A revamp of an old classic. Crash Team Racing was one of the best arcade racing games around and was a classic on the first PlayStation. Naughty Dog’s classic Crash Bandicoot series is iconic in the gaming world and Activision have taken the reins on this ‘Nitro Fueled’ revamp of Crash Team Racing. This will be a hard one to master, whilst still including all of the old characters, Activision need to be careful not to remove all ounces of nostalgia from its original release.

Release date: June 21st 2019

9. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

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From the developers who produced the multi-award winning series’ BloodBorne and Dark Souls, comes the greatly anticipated Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. The single player experience is based in 16th Century Sengoku Period Japan. Use your skills as a warrior to fight your way to regaining the young lord after he was stolen, as well as your honour. This game is sure to be visually stunning and equally immersive.

Release date: March 22nd 2019