1. Wasteland 3
Even though it’s taken 26 years for Wasteland, the late ’80s role-playing game that inspired the hit game Fallout, along with it’s sequels, the game is about to get an official modern follow-up. Unlike modern Fallout titles, which combine role-playing games with first-person shooting, Wasteland 3 takes place from a top-down perspective and features turn-based tactical combat. While it’s not the way that the typical Wasteland games have been in the past, the game is still very much storyline-based with every choice you make in Wasteland 3 mattering now more than ever, including how you position your troops and which weapons you use to battle your enemies.
As you work to strengthen your home base and become the strongest you possibly can, both player-created characters and NPCs will help you gather supplies and fight off enemies, attempting to invade your base. Wasteland 3 also comes with a complete multiplayer campaign in which you and your best friend can lead separate squads on missions — but story choices still affect both teams, so make sure your travelling companion is someone you can see yourself playing with in the long run.
2. Devil May Cry 5
Devil May Cry has gone back to the basics, unlike Ninja Theory’s DmC: Devil May Cry, which rebooted everything, Devil May Cry 5 is a “true sequel” as proclaimed by long-term Devil May Cry fans, that follows the events of Devil May Cry 4.
The game stars Nero, Devil May Cry 4’s lead, as well as Dante, the hero who kicked everything off in the beginning, as well as a new third character. As for the gameplay, Nero now drives around in a van, from which he runs a demon-hunting operation with help from a new mechanical hand. So when will DMC5 be released? It turns out that Devil May Cry 5 is coming a lot sooner than expected. Capcom stated online that fans can expect the game to arrive sometime before April 2019.
3. Kingdom Hearts 3
Kingdom Hearts III is finally coming, after many years of fans begging for yet another addition to the series.nThe game itself can be expected to be released in January 25, 2019, which in itself is a significantly long time after the original release of Kingdom Hearts II — 4,786 days, in fact.
Series stars Sora, Goofy, and Donald are all returning to the gameplay, as are some of the series’ most beloved worlds, including Hercules’ Greece and Pirates of the Caribbean’s open seas. The creators have also this time added an influx of Disney characters into the mix. The latest Kingdom Hearts adventure includes levels based on Frozen, Tangled, and Big Hero 6, as well as Pixar joints like Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. Kingdom Hearts III also features the final showdown between Sora and series bad guy, Xehanort, as well as at least one new big surprise that will keep Kingdom Hearts fans on their toes.
4. The Devision 2
That’s right, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is being released in 2019 and follows the ongoing storyline from the hugely successful first game in the series. This time the game will take players to Washington D.C., where a civil war has broken out between survivors of the first game’s virus breakout and rogue mercenaries. Massive Entertainment promised fans that they will be adding even more in-game content than any other release, as well as giving players a more satisfying endgame experience, following backlash from the original.
5. Skull and Bones
Popular 2018 games such as Sea of Thieves gave us a little insight into the highs and lows of the pirate life, but it ultimately left the gaming community wanting a more storyline and in-game content to really place them in the game, so to speak. Ubisoft’s new Skull and Bones offers an interesting alternative and gives players a new pirate-themed game to get stuck into. Developers have asked fans to think of the new game as a blend of the online elements of Destiny with the tasteful pirate lifestyle seen in Black Flag to get a little taste of what they can expect from the new Skull and Bones.