Games that you should watch out for in 2019

by Vivean Pallera | December 26, 2018 | , , , , , , , ,

Games do not really come out as cheap. With the Christmas season coming to a close, those unclaimed games in our wishlists may have to wait – as 2019 has a lot more coming for all of us. Get your wallets ready because we’re about to share some of our most highly anticipated releases for 2019:

 

I: Mortal Kombat 11

Every gamer is no stranger to the Mortal Kombat franchise. Known for its high levels of extreme violence, once a popular 2D arcade game now evolves coming out with its most advanced version yet – this time with more blood, violence, and gore (and hopefully better graphics). The trailer showcases a close-knit, action-packed fight between Scorpion and Raiden – with new looks, moves, and fatalities to boot. Nothing much is given about the new installment other than the trailer itself, but it is safe to say that it is something worth looking out for.

 

Mortal Kombat 11 launches the full reveal on January 17, 2019, leading up to its release on April 23, 2019.

 

II: Control

Just like any fighting game, shooter games are just as much as a staple. 505 Games partners with Remedy Entertainment to come out with their most highly anticipated action-adventure release to date.

 

The game focuses on Jesse Faden, the present Director of the Federal Bureau of Control. Equipped with inhuman abilities gained from a near-cataclysmic supernatural event that threatened her hometown and her family. Despite being an outcast for majority of her life, she eventually makes her way to the FBC – a secret government organization designed to cover cases of supernatural phenomena. With the question of her powers at hand, Jesse heads to the Oldest House, the Bureau’s headquarters. On the same day, an extraterrestrial force known as the Hiss invades the Oldest House, killing the previous Director Zachariah Trench. She then takes over as Director through a ritualistic process, and is tasked with the mission to put an end to the Hiss – and discover the answers to her past.

 

Although it has been compared with 505’s previous notable release – Quantum Break – Control’s strong narrative and interesting characters make this game one worth waiting for. Control is set to release some time in 2019.

 

III: Biohazard Re: 2

Survival horror genre fans are most probably on the edge of their seats for the anticipated reimagining of the classic 1998 smash hit: Resident Evil 2.

After a few years of waiting after the initial announcement back in 2015, the game’s publisher Capcom surprised unknowing fans at a conference with a cinematic trailer and gameplay footage. Aside from the smoother visuals, one notable difference is that Biohazard Re: 2, unlike the original which uses tank controls and fixed camera angles, features “over-the-shoulder” third-person shooter gameplay similar to Resident Evil 4. Also, the main characters were also a little bit redesigned, and some scenes would have to go according to the developers.

To be released on January 25 next year, prepare your guts to walk the undead streets of the “rebuilt” Raccoon City once again. Relive the fear and excitement as protagonists Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield attempt to make it out alive amidst the horrifying zombie apocalypse, now with more realistic, higher-definition visuals.

 

You can now pre-purchase Resident Evil 2/Biohazard Re: 2 on Steam.

 

IV: Last of Us Part II

2019 is definitely a year for fans of the post-apocalyptic settings, as aside from the Resident Evil 2 remake, the critically-acclaimed Last of Us will be coming back with a much-awaited sequel.

First announced by developer Naughty Dog at PlayStation Experience in 2016 alongside a teaser trailer, fans have been waiting for a release date ever since yet to no avail. People are hopeful, though, that it gets released this coming year as soon as possible.

In the Last of Us Part II, reunite with the duo Joel and Ellie amidst an intense struggle opposite a mysterious religious cult. Unlike the premise in which you can control both of the characters at certain points in the story, now you can only play as an older Ellie, five years after the end of the first game. Still, hold on to your seats as this sequel is definitely going to be one roller-coaster ride of emotions.

 

Until this day, fans are yet hanging onto a vague idea of when the Last of Us Part II is going to be released, but it surely is a promise and it’s certainly worth the long wait.

 

V: Kingdom Hearts III

The Dark Seeker saga is coming to a close with the release of its final chapter, Kingdom Hearts III, this January 29, 2019.

Fans of the hit action role-playing video game are clamoring for more as news after news gets released on a weekly basis and adds up to the hype surrounding this latest installment. As you may already know based from the previous ones, Kingdom Hearts III features settings and several characters from the company giant Disney and publisher Square Enix, which also developed the Final Fantasy franchise.

Continuing from the previous chapter “Dream Drop Distance, reunite with the group as Sora, Donald and Goofy seek for seven guardians of light and the “Key to Return Hearts”, while King Mickey and Riku search for previous Keyblade wielders, in an attempt to stop Master Xehanort’s plan to balance the light and darkness.

You may now pre-order Kingdom Hearts III on their official website. Aside from this, there is also the anticipated release of the Kingdom Hearts: VR this January—a visual, semi-interactive retelling of the franchise’s history.

 

BONUS: SPIDER-MAN: THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS

Despite being a 2018 release, Marvel’s Spider-Man is getting a spot on this list for its upcoming DLC collection. The first two chapters, The Heist and Turf Wars were released last October 23 and November 20 respectively. With a third chapter and the entire set dropping on December 21, the Spider-Man hype just cannot seem to die down just yet. Three new stories opens up three new ways for infinite possibilities – new missions, challenges, and the best part – new suits.

 

You may get The City That Never Sleeps for $24.99, but each chapter can be purchased individually for $9.99.

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