If you’re a regular gamer, you know that 2018 was an awesome year. From Spider-Man to Shadow of the Tomb Raider, to Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, you’ve been hit with some of the best games on the market.
If you thought 2018 was great, though, hold onto your controllers. You’re about to get hit with so much awesome you won’t know what to do with yourself (besides playing the games, of course).
From survival games to RPG to everything else, some of the best games ever are coming in 2019. Want a sneak peek? Keep reading to learn about 10 upcoming games 2019 has to offer.
1. Kingdom Hearts 3
This ones for all you Disney lovers out there. You won’t even have to wait long for it. Kingdom Hearts 3 is currently scheduled to hit the game market in January 2019!
This action RPG is packed with characters you’ve come to know and love. You’ll recognize them from films like Toy Story, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Tangled.
You’ll also see two of Disney’s most recognizable characters, Donald Duck and Goofy. Throughout the game, they pair up with the young boy Sora to help him conquer evil. Along the way, you’ll encounter all those other Disney characters we already mentioned.
If there’s a Disney character you particularly love, keep your eyes peeled for him or her. This game is packed with characters you know, so you may just find the one you’re hoping to see.
This game is being released for two different platforms: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So make sure you get your hands on one of those bad boys, if you haven’t already, so you can play this highly-anticipated game.
Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, if you’ve loved the Kingdom Hearts games, you’re in for another good one with this installment.
This upcoming game features a shooter much like the one you see in Destiny. Don your super suit (known as a Javelin) and battle giant monsters and other threats that can alter the world as you know it.
Set to release for PS4, PC, and Xbox One on February 22, this game will hit the market early in 2019. And you may even get a chance to play it earlier, if you check out the demo, available on February 1.
You may expect to find an element of romance in this game, due to its being produced by Bioware. While it has been a thing in the past, romance isn’t a thing in this game. Instead, you’ll focus on stocking up on loot.
How do you get that loot? Through missions, raids, and the like. You’ll also get to snag some sweet new gear for yourself and interact with other characters.
Anthem allows for multiplayer action, so don’t forget to invite your friends and family. There are four different types of super suits your character can wear in the game, so you and your team and mix things up for the best of all worlds.
3. Trials Rising
This ones for all you adrenaline junkies out there. Get ready to get your speed on with this game.
Trials Rising features motorcycle racing in style. Customization options are available for both your bike and the person riding it. You can really have a lot of fun with this, thanks to literally thousands of customization options.
In traditional fashion, this game can be played with multiple players, and you may even race someone on the other side of the world. It all depends on who’s playing!
If you’d rather play with people you know, grab your buddies and play in a co-op fashion. You won’t even need to worry about getting online.
Of course, you could always play on your own, if that’s your thing. And if you’d rather try things out on a tandem bike, you can do that too.
Where, exactly, does your racing take you in this game? You’ll go all over the place, seeing landmarks you may never get to see in person.
Trials Rising will be released in February on PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, and Xbox One platforms.
4. The Division 2
Here’s yet another sequel game to look forward to in 2019. The Division 2 hits shelves and digital stores this coming March and will be available for players of PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
This action-packed RPG plays out in Washington, D.C., where civil war is being born. You’ll have to help defeat the rebellion in order to keep the peace.
One element of this game you may love that wasn’t seen in the original is the option for raids by eight players. If you just can’t wait to get in on the action, sign up for the beta.
During your gameplay, you’ll experience co-op and PvP, as well as grab all sorts of gear. Soon enough, you’ll wish the game wasn’t over.
But wait, the last level isn’t the end of this game! Keep on playing thanks to new game modes and other extras.
5. Crackdown 3
This open-world game will have you saving the say as the coolest of cops. In Superman-like fashion, you’ll destroy some stuff but crack down on crime while doing it.
Really get things going by bringing your buddies into the fray. Up to four can play at once, making for an all-around awesome crime fighting bonanza.
Did we mention you can be Terry Crews in this game? Perfect.
Announced four years ago, this game is highly anticipated and is sure to knock your socks off. If it lives up to the anticipation that’s built up over the years, it’s sure to be one of the new year’s best.
Like some of the other games on this list, this game is set to release in February. It will be available on Xbox One and PC platforms.
6. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Is nothing else, this game is stunning. The backdrops alone may just be enough to distract you from actually playing the game.
There aren’t many details that have been released for this game, but you should be excited all the same. If you loved the original Ori game, you know what we mean.
Like Ori and the Blind Forest, this one appears to have a tear-jerker storyline, so come prepared. If that’s not your thing, you should probably stay away. But you’ll be missing out on what looks like a killer game if you do.
As you play the game, you progress through more of the same story that began in the first Ori game. But this time, there’s, even more, to be gained, including new skills and abilities. You’ll need those new abilities in order to play portions of the game, so make sure you learn all you can.
If you’re not familiar with the first game, Ori is a guardian spirit, who you get to play as, and who protects a gorgeously mystical forest.
Though only two-dimensional instead of the fancier 3D you’ll see in other games, this one’s definitely worth your attention. It’s slated to arrive sometime this spring and will be available on Xbox One and PC.
7. Jedi: Fallen Order
This list simply wouldn’t be complete without a Star Wars game. This game is scheduled to come much later than the others on this list, but it’s sure to be worth the suspense that will undoubtedly ensue before then.
Players of Xbox One, PC, and PS4 should save a spot in their game collection storage for this one. And for those who don’t use those platforms, you’d better change your ways.
Like Ori and the Will of the Wisps, there isn’t much to tell about this game yet. However, we do know that the storyline fits in somewhere between Episode three and episode four and follows a surviving Padawan. Other than that, you’ll just have to speculate with the rest of us.
We will say this, though: word on the street is you’ll get to carry your own lightsaber.
8. Dead or Alive 6
Available sometime in early 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One, this game is just what it sounds like a fighting game. If you liked the other Dead or Alive games, you’re sure to like this one too.
Once you throw yourself into this one you’ll be throwing, holding, and striking your opponents. Though this doesn’t sound all that different from previous Dead or Alive games, this one does have a new feature which lets your attacks get all sorts of crazy.
For those who have followed the Dead or Alive story, they’ll enjoy seeing it continue in this new installment. And the familiar triangle system of fighting move impact is still in place.
9. Imperator: Rome
For all you strategy lovers out there, this game is for you. And to make your strategy play even more awesome, this game is set in the Roman Empire.
This game is only being released for PC, unlike the others previously mentioned, so just about anyone will be able to play it. The release date isn’t set, but it’s expected to drop sometime in early 2019.
Empire building, population management, and watching out for not-so-loyal people all play a role in this game. Who knows, depending on what you do, you may even change the course of history.
You’ll get to try your hand at military and government leadership, so make sure you think with your best foot forward. It’ll be up to you to decide how to counter your enemy’s plans, and in which way your people will fight their war.
This game doesn’t offer a set, easy to manage the world. Instead, you’ll explore several government types, characters, attacks from inside and out, and keeping it all together as a leader.
And last, but not least, we’ve got to have a skateboarding game on this list. Session is set to come out late in the coming year and will be available for players of PC and Xbox One.
You may just feel like you’re skateboarding yourself with how complete your control is in this game. You won’t even have to worry about getting a good score, so you’ll have free reign to really cut loose.
That may be one of the coolest things about this game. It’s pretty much like going out on your own skateboard and doing your own thing.
No worries about what other people think. If you want to try a trick, then go ahead and try it. No penalties, just your own creativity, and skill.
If you do want to share your sweet tricks, though, you can. The game features a built-in film editor, which allows you to make your own montages. Once you’re ready to show off your new skills, share your video through your favorite social media outlets.
This really is a “cut loose” kind of game. Choose your own moves, if you share them or not, and even what time of day it is.
Want to go for a midnight skate session? No problem! Do it right inside the game.
The Best Upcoming Games 2019 Has to Offer
No matter your favorite type of game, the upcoming games 2019 has to offer are sure to get you excited. We’ve only covered ten of them, and there are a whole lot more you should be excited about.
We’re not quite to 2019 yet, though, so enjoy your 2018 games, for now, then get ready for some seriously awesome game time ones the new years hits.
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