After a glorious 2018 for video games, in which they have shone their own Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, titles called to define the current generation, it is time to look at what it is offering us and what it holds for 2019. And it certainly looks great.
A year that in just three months and has placed on the table jewels of the caliber of Kingdom Hearts III, the much-desired remake of Resident Evil 2: Shadows Die Twice that makes us believe that it is possible to overcome that long ribbon. And that’s just the beginning.
In VidaExtra we have gathered all the great releases set for 2019, with which tremendously expected titles like The Last of Us: Part 2, Metroid Prime 4 or Halo Infinite remains out of the equation. At least for now. As a curious note, to date, PS4 only has confirmed three weight exclusives for this year (Days Gone, Dreams and Medieval), while Microsoft plans to release Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, or a Battle toad that has been resisting getting out more than expected. Will there be a surprise mid-year turn?
For our part, we have ordered the titles released so far and those that will arrive during the rest of the year alphabetically, including their release date and confirmed platforms, offering the possibility to book them if you want to enjoy them launch. Now, logically, you will see that the times begin to fade as the month’s pass. There will be many significant announcements and surprises reserved for the E3, the end-of-year events, and those Nintendo Direct that both types wake up and have already brought us surprises like Astral Chain.
And even if you don’t see them under these lines, we have annual returns like EA’s sports sagas, 2K’s or Activision’s shooters.
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
The saga of air combat from Namco came back putting all the meat on the grill: Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown offers aircraft impressive, a special section reinforced with Unreal Engine and thoroughly designed to take advantage of the virtual reality. This is a double success if we consider that the climate and the environment now affect both the aircraft and our interface.
- Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch
It was only a matter of time before one of Nintendo’s most beloved sagas made its Switch debut, and it will be interesting to see what lessons cinnamon and other Animal Crossing neighbors have learned in other systems. Will you bet on integrating 3DS launch Amiibo cards or unifying the community of Pocket Camp players on mobile with the console?
- Anno 1800
The first big surprise of 2019 within the genre of strategy comes from the hands of Ubisoft, who proposes us to lead the Industrial Revolution through an attractive and well-crystallized game system set at the beginning of the Industrial Era. The key? Maintain the perfect balance between innovating and discovering, giving enormous presence and prominence to our screen decisions.
It may not have given up on the commercial side, but it is unquestionable that Anthem is, to date, the most reliable bet of Electronic Arts in 2019, and that already makes it interesting. The answer to Destiny De BioWare, though, her game experience-more vertical-is disassociated from Bungie’s proposal, allowing us to discover an exotic Iron Man-style Planet.
- Apex legends
The Titanfall creators ‘ FPS free-to-play has been one of the unquestionable revelations of the year, adapting their unmistakable style to the genre of fashion and adding an extra touch of hero-shooter that ends up rounding up one of EA’s most successful releases. Who said it was all made up about Battle Royale?