It’s a new year and 2019 comes with a whole list of video game release dates to watch out for in the coming months.
In this article:
- January Releases
- February Releases
- March Releases
- April Releases
- May Releases
- June Releases
- August Releases
- Video Games With No Release Dates Yet
2019 Video Game Release Dates to Mark on Your Calendar
1. New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe — January 11
This new Super Mario Bros game also comes with New Super Luigi. It’s a family-friendly adventure with 164 platforming courses, and also comes with two new playable characters: Nabbit and Toadette.
Consoles: Nintendo Switch
2. Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition — January 11
The definitive edition marks the celebration of the game’s 10th anniversary and it comes with a whole set of remastered graphics, new characters, an expanded storyline, and more!
3. Onimusha: Warlords — January 15
This single-player, hack and slash RPG game is a remaster of the original PlayStation 2 game. Now, you can be a samurai fighting Japan’s most famous warlord during the Sengoku period on so many platforms!
RPG Video Game Definition: Also known as “Role-Playing (Video) Game,” this type of game puts players in the role of a character (or characters) in a story. The character’s actions, which are guided by in-game rules and guidelines, progress the narrative of the game.
4. The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 3 — January 15
It’s the final season and the third episode is all about Clementine fighting to protect her newfound community of survivors. From the trailer, we also get to see a new way of surviving the Walkers: covering yourself in zombie guts.
5. YIIK: A Postmodern RPG — January 18
This RPG style campaign features 25 hours of adventure in the late ’90s during a surreal time when the world is about to end. It comes with unique combat and epic battles, traps, and puzzles.
6. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown — January 18
Ace Combat 7 is making the most out of their entry into new gaming consoles with the evolution of their graphics engine. You can expect realistic and engaging aerial battles with detailed cityscapes and weapons.
7. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes — January 18
It’s time for Travis to avenge the murder of his daughter while he gets sucked into the world of a gaming console. Just like the No More Heroes 2, this game is filled with hilarious interactions, co-op attacks, and iconic characters.
8. Resident Evil 2 Remake — January 25
Resident Evil is a well-loved zombie game on any console, and this remake aims to modernize its storyline and game mode. Whether you’re a noobie to the series or you’ve been struggling to keep one eye open since the original games of the ’90s, you’ll realize why this game has stood the test of time.
9. Kingdom Hearts III — January 29
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Another game series that has been around for a while, Kingdom Hearts III follows the story of Sora and his friends, Goofy and Donald Duck, as they enter the world of Disney filled with iconic princesses and evil. The game still manages to sneak in a couple of surprises even after a couple of iterations —
10. Crackdown 3 — February 15
Crackdown 3 continues the gameplay of taking down kingpins and bosses, but in this third installment, everything can be virtually destroyed. Be careful, though since destructive environments can now hurt you as well.
11. Far Cry: New Dawn — February 15
This new storyline in Far Cry follows the story of twin sisters, Lou and Mickey, in a fight against Highwaymen in a post-apocalyptic lawless town.
12. Jump Force — February 15
Jump Force is an arcade fighting game where famous manga heroes are part of a group called Jump Force. In this game, you’ll finally see some manga favorites like Naruto, Son Goku, and Ichigo Kurosaki onscreen together.
13. Metro Exodus — February 15
Metro Exodus is a first-person shooting game that revolves around an epic story of horror, survival, and exploration. Immerse yourself in this open world filled with zombies and enemies.
14. Anthem — February 22
Anthem is an online multiplayer game where you leave your homeworld to explore different planets and galaxies. It’s a third-person shooting game in an open world where you can interact with other players and build relationships with NPCs.
15. Anno 1800 — February 26
Anno 1800 is a city-building strategy game set in the 19th century during the Industrial Revolution. It comes with additional gameplay features to choose from, such as multiplayer, story campaign, and sandbox mode.
16. Dirt Rally 2.0 — February 26
Dirt Rally 2.0 features four iconic locations from around the world and immersive gameplay where the smallest mistake can send you flying off the track.
17. Trials Rising — February 26
Trials Rising is a multiplayer motorcycle racing game set in different courses filled with obstacles and iconic locations like Mount Everest and the Eiffel Tower.
18. Left Alive — February 28
Left Alive is a first-person shooting game where you can play as any of the three unique protagonists and try your best to survive in a war-torn setting in 2127.
19. Dead or Alive 6 — March 1
Dead or Alive 6 is the 19th installment in the series and it comes with graphics improvements to make the most out of its entry into new consoles. You’ll be able to see more realistic sweat, blood, and visible fighting marks on the characters for an elevated gaming experience.
20. ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove — March 1
Back in the Groove will follow the same gameplay as the other ToeJam & Earl games with a few additional mini-games, additional characters, and cooperative gameplay.
21. Total War: Three Kingdoms — March 7
This 12th installment is another strategy game in the Total War series set during the warring times of Three Kingdoms in China. Choose between the warlords Sun Jian, Liu Bei, and Cao Cao.
22. Devil May Cry 5 — March 8
This is another fast-paced hack and slash game in the Devil May Cry series where you can play as Nero, Dante, or a mysterious new character, “V”.
23. One Piece: World Seeker — March 15
One of the most anticipated video game release dates is the launch of this new One Piece game where you can set sail in Luffy’s point-of-view and meet familiar friends and enemies.
24. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 — March 15
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 comes with three different game modes (campaign, co-op, and PvP) with their own set of missions and challenges. There’s also a whole new set of weapons and gears that are customizable and have their own unique specializations.
25. The Sinking City — March 21
The Sinking City is an open world mystery game set in H.P. Lovecraft’s works. Set in the 1920s, you’ll be playing as an investigator plagued with a flood that appears to have been caused by the supernatural.
26. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — March 22
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice lets you play as a disfigured warrior fighting to protect the descendant of an ancient bloodline during the 1500s during the Sengoku in Japan.
27. Tropico 6 — March 29
Tropico 6 is a strategy game where you build your own empire. In this installment, you can now play on a large archipelago and manage different islands.
28. Mortal Kombat 11 — April 23
Mortal Kombat 11 is another installment in the series featuring iconic Mortal Kombat characters, Scorpion and Raiden. Be prepared for an action-packed fighting game with a lot more gore.
29. Days Gone — April 26
Explore the post-apocalyptic open world in Days Gone as you try to survive as a former bounty hunter trying to escape the “Freakers,” zombie-like humans and animals. Use the various player options at your disposal, including stealth mode, crafting, and using long-range weapons.
30. Rage 2 — May 14
Rage 2 is another upcoming game in 2019 set in an open post-apocalyptic world. It’s a first-person shooting game where you’re fighting against packs of biomes and a new authoritarian rule that seeks complete obedience.
31. Team Sonic Racing — May 21
This upcoming Sonic racing game is a spinoff with 15 playable characters and a whole lot of sports cars to choose from. It also has cooperative gameplay where teams of players can work together to win the race.
32. Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled — June 21
Another classic game from the PlayStation 1 is making a comeback. This new Crash Bandicoot game comes with a whole new set of tracks, customizable karts, and online play.
33. Shenmue III — August 27
This adventure fighting game set in 1980s China follows the story of a teenage martial artist looking for his father’s killer. We expect big things as Shenmue III is one of the most highly-funded video games to be released this year.
Video Games With No Release Dates Yet
There are upcoming games in 2019 with no precise release dates, but make sure your wallets are ready for sudden pre-orders to pop out in early 2019.
34. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey: Legacy of the First Blade Episode 3
The 3rd episode of Legend of the First Blade is set to be released early this year, with episode 1 and episode 2 having been released in December last year and earlier this month respectively.
35. Blazing Chrome
Blazing Chrome is a must-have for fans of Contra and Metal Slug. In this game, the developers recreated 2D games with a different set of characters but familiar gameplay where human rebels fight to take control of society by overthrowing their machine overlords.
36. The Book of Unwritten Tales 2
This sequel throws its four distinct protagonists (furry alien, a gnome mage, elf princess, and narcissistic human) in Aventasia where they must fight to protect it from a force that’s turning everything into puppies and dollhouses.
37. Rad Rodgers Radical Edition
This new edition comes with additional game features including two-player co-op, battle mode, and additional characters. There will also be a new world, minigames, levels, abilities, and collectibles to look forward to.
38. The Raven Remastered
This remaster of the mystery game set in 1964 London is filled with new characters, locations, voice acting, and improved animations. In this game, you take on the roles of different characters who are involved in a whodunnit adventure that starts when an ancient gem is stolen from the British Museum.
RICO is an upcoming first-person shooting game with a co-op game mode where you and a friend play as police officers trying to crack down on a list of tough cases. Survive and finish each case with new weapons and traits and be prepared for new enemies to encounter.
Learn these most anticipated video games of 2019 in this video from WatchMojo.com:
Other video game release dates haven’t been announced, but there are a lot more games to look forward to in the coming months. In the meantime, keep your notifications on for updates on pre-orders and early releases. We hope this guide has helped you learn more about the upcoming games in 2019. Happy gaming!
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