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15 New Video Games To Look Forward To In 2019

15 New Video Games To Look Forward To In 2019

2018, you've been good. You brought us all-time classics like Red Dead Redemption 2, immense exclusives such as God of War, and breathed new life into fatigued franchises - step forward, Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII.

But now? It's time for 2019. And all the glorious new video games to come with it.

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Here, we've highlighted 15 releases for the next 12 months that have the potential to be showstoppers. Chip in with your own most-anticipated titles by messaging us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Anthem
Anthem

Anthem

I've talked about this title, an online-only sci-fi third-person shooter, a fair amount of times this year. EA and BioWare are bringing this baby to life and, although I'm contracted to an NDA for the game's closed alpha (I can't share my views), just know that I'm looking forward to its beta. Really, really looking forward to it. Its full release, too, of course.

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Release date: 22 February, 2019
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

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Sable screenshot
Sable screenshot

Sable

This indie gem was announced during the summer, and it may have flown under your radar. Sable kinda looks like a cartoon-styled cross between No Man's Sky and Destiny, but its pastely artistic style, with flashes of Moebius, is to die for. "Go on a deeply personal journey across an alien planet, while learning its history and discovering Sable's place in the world." Yes, please.

Release date: 2019
Platform: Xbox One, PC

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Mortal Kombat 11
Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11

Because we can never have enough brutal fighters, right? MK11 was only recently teased, during The Game Awards 2018, and NetherRealm is promising its bloodiest brawler yet. Classic characters will return, new ones will debut, and I have hopes for it to top the brilliant Mortal Kombat X.

Release date: 23 April, 2019
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch

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Metro: Exodus
Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

It's nearly here - the final entry in the highly-rated (so far!) Metro trilogy. Exodus was initially planned to launch in 2018, but devs wanted more time to perfect its gameplay. Then it was slated for 22 February, but so was Anthem a bunch of other games. Now, 4A Games and Deep Silver have confirmed an official launch of 15 February, and we simply can't wait to give the trilogy the send off it deserves.

Release date: 15 February, 2019
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

From Software, the studio that brought you Dark Souls and its associated series of controller-smashingly-challenging RPGs, is on record as saying that Sekiro will be even harder than Souls titles past. Brilliant. It's set in a 16th century Sengoku-period Japan - a brutal period of constant life and death conflict. We're fully prepared to die, and die, and die again.

Release date: 22 March, 2019
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

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Metroid Prime 4
Metroid Prime 4

Metroid Prime 4

Announced during E3 2017, Prime 4 will be the 15th instalment in the classic Metroid franchise, and the fourth Prime game (like the title wasn't a giveaway). Samus Aran's next adventure actually comes more than ten years after its predecessor, Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and it's the first mainline Metroid Prime game not developed by Retro Studios. We are, fingers crossed, anticipating another classic, though. Its story is set to pay tribute to the Prime universe, while also venturing off in a brand-new, exciting direction, says its devs.

Release date: 2019 (we hope!)
Platform: Nintendo Switch

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Gears 5
Gears 5

Gears 5

Yep, the Gears of War franchise is still going strong, even if its new title is missing a few words right now. Here, you play as protagonist Kait Diaz, an Outsider of Locust descent, as she uncovers the origins of the Locust and her own family. JD Fenix, Delmont Walker and JD's father Marcus Fenix from Gears of War 4 are all returning, and the game will launch as part of Microsoft's Xbox Play Anywhere service.

Release date: 2019
Platform: Xbox One, Windows

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The Outer Worlds
The Outer Worlds

The Outer Worlds

Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, with team members responsible for the original Fallout title and New Vegas, The Outer Worlds pays tribute to its studio's design roots, but adds an extra layer of what we're hoping will be incredibly engaging space exploration. This, too, was teased during The Game Awards 2018, and kind of out of the blue. We can't wait to see more of it.

Release date: 2019
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

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Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077

One of the more hyped releases of 2019 (or any year), Cyberpunk 2077 is the brainchild of paper-and-pen RPG designer Mike Pondsmith and CD Projekt Red, the company known for its brilliant Witcher series. But this game, set in the American west coast's futuristic Night City, will be fully first-person - no chasing behind butts (or scribbling on lined sheets, either), here. It'll also be jam-packed with guns, cars, skyscrapers, more guns, deep bunkers, side-missions, bustling streets, and even more guns.

Release date: 2019 (rumoured to be quarter 4)
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

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Star Wars EA
Star Wars EA

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Would it really be a list without a bit of Wookiee action? (I mean, yes, but this is a fine entry, too - Ed.) Despite its disappointing unveiling at E3 2018 (no video, not even a logo), as a Star Wars fan, I'm desperate to see what EA and Respawn Entertainment have planned for Fallen Order. We know it'll take place shortly after the events of Order 66 - which is when all Jedi were basically put on the galactic hit-list - and we know you play as a Jedi. But who? Obi-Wan? Ahsoka? Someone new? All will be revealed next year.

Release date: Holiday 2019
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

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Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima

This samurai-focused title was one of four that took centre stage during Sony's rather muddled E3 2018 presentation. But while it might not have been showcased in LA in the slickest fashion, Ghost of Tsushima looks awesome to us. It takes place in 1274, when the Mongol Empires invades (the very real-world) Tsushima Island, and Sucker Punch's game is likely to be as much a history lesson as a stealth ninja slasher, with the stunning landscape of medieval Japan yours to explore.

Release date: 2019
Platform: PS4

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Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 2

Resident Evil 2

No, we haven't travelled back in time to 1998, to find the first PlayStation in its pomp. Resi 2 is getting a complete remake next year, if you somehow weren't aware. We've already played it, and it perfectly satisfies those nostalgic taste buds, while providing a fresh new experience any zombie fan should experience.

Release date: 25 January, 2019
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

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Beyond Good And Evil 2
Beyond Good And Evil 2

Beyond Good and Evil 2

When BG&E2 finally releases - assuming it even does in 2019 - a whopping 16 years will have passed since the original Beyond Good & Evil came out for Xbox, PS2, and GameCube. Ubisoft recently showed off gameplay for the upcoming prequel, and even though I never had the original, I'm damn excited to play this new one. The open-world, third-person adventure looks to be brimming with detail, from numerous weapons and modes of transport, to viewing cities from outer space using nothing but a nifty spyglass.

Release date: 2019 (hopefully!)
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, PC

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Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite

Master Chief is almost ready for deployment in the next Halo game - which we still know almost nothing about. One thing we are sure of is, rather than focus on two protagonists, which Halo 5 attempted, Infinite will solely focus on the iconic green Spartan. He's set for a slight makeover, though, with Halo 6 (come on, that's what this is) designs taking inspiration from Halo 2 to Halo 5. Deep down, he'll still be the Chief we all fell in love with nearly two decades ago. And yes, we feel old.

Release date: 2019 (TBC)
Platform: Xbox One, PC

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The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II

No, we weren't going to forget this one. The long-awaited sequel to 2013's PS3 masterpiece is expected to launch next year. This time, it seems that developer Naughty Dog has chosen Ellie as the game's primary protagonist - and everything we've been shown so far has Part II looking to be even more violent, thrilling, and open than the first game.

Release date: 2019
Platform: PS4... and PS5?

Featured Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment/Naughty Dog

Topics: video games, Halo, Mortal Kombat 11, Ghost of Tsushima, Gears 5, Gears of War, Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk 2077, gamingbible, The Last of Us Part 2, Resident Evil 2, 2019, Anthem

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.