Upcoming Video Games of 2019


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Desmond Andersen, Website Editor

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Here are five of the most anticipated video games for PC and consoles releasing this year.

Kingdom Hearts III
PS4, Xbox One

The wait is over! After many years in development, Square Enix has finally released the much anticipated action RPG. The battle between light and darkness continues with a whole new roster of Disney characters, including ones from “Hercules,” “Big Hero 6,” “Toy Story,” “Frozen,” and more. Despite there being a episodic recap included with the game, people new to the series are recommended to play through “Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 reMIX” along with the “2.8 Final Chapter Prologue” for a deeper understanding of the characters and storyline leading up to “Kingdom Hearts 3.”

The game was released this past Tuesday, Jan. 29, and is currently available for purchase.

PS4, Xbox One, PC

Monsters? Mecha? Multiplayer? “Anthem” has it all. Players equip flying, armored exosuits to fight all sorts of dreadful creatures in this upcoming action RPG developed by BioWare. The game intends to weave together both a single-player storyline and squad-based multiplayer adventures in one fluid experience.

“In the dynamic open world, everything is experienced in real-time by all Anthem players – day/night, weather, and world-scale events that shape the ongoing narrative of the setting,” wrote BioWare general manager Casey Hudson in a blog post from last summer.

We will find out whether “Anthem” will live up to its ambitious goals on Feb. 22, when the game is set for its initial release.


Days Gone

In Playstation’s latest open-world exclusive, play as Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter with a bike, struggling to survive the post-apocalyptic landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The game will feature a dynamic weather system and a wide variety of environments to explore, ranging from snow fields to lava caves. In addition to other often-hostile survivors, players must fend off Freakers, the virus-infected bloodthirsty humans and animals that now infest the world. These Freakers are evolving creatures, each with different traits and behavior patterns that players must learn to predict.

“Days Gone” will be released April 26.


Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
PS4, Xbox One, PC

From the developers of “Bloodborne” and “Dark Souls” comes a new single-player action adventure game. Play as a one-armed ninja on a mission to rescue a kidnapped prince, journeying through the chaotic and mystical world of 16th century Japan. Players are armed with a katana sword and a arsenal of tools built into their prosthetic arm, including a grappling hook. Additionally, being a ninja game, various stealth mechanics have been built into combat.

“Sekiro” is set to release later this spring on March 22.


Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
Platform TBA

The latest Star Wars game from Electronic Arts will be a single-player action adventure game produced by Respawn Entertainment. Set after the events of the movie “Revenge of the Sith,” it will follow the story of a Padawan who survived Order 66.

Game developer and director Stig Asmussen promises “to pay respect to the Star Wars legacy at all times, a fact that will be constantly reinforced and honored as a central game design tenet,” according to a blog post from Respawn Entertainment’s website.

Although details are still fuzzy as of right now, the game will likely be released during the holidays of this year.