After a glorious 2018 for video games, in which they have shone their own Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War or Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, titles called to define the current generation, it is time to look at what it is offering us and what it holds for 2019. And it certainly looks great.
A year that in just three months and has placed on the table jewels of the caliber of Kingdom Hearts III, the much-desired remake of Resident Evil 2 and a Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice that makes us believe that it is possible to overcome that big ribbon. And that’s just the beginning.
In VidaExtra we have gathered all the great releases set for 2019, with which tremendously expected titles like The Last of Us: Part 2, Metroid Prime 4 or Halo Infinite remains out of the equation. At least for now.
As a curious note PS4 has only confirmed four exclusive weight for this year (including Days Gone, Dreams and Medieval), among which particularly noteworthy is the return of Kojima with Death Stranding, while Microsoft is expected to launch Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, or a Battle toads that has been resisting to leave more than expected. Will there be a surprise twist this second half of the year?
For our part, we have ordered the titles released so far and those that will arrive during the rest of the year alphabetically, including their release date and confirmed platforms, offering the possibility to book them if you want to enjoy the launch.
Now, logically, you will see that the dates begin to fade as the month’s pass. There will be many significant announcements and surprises reserved for the E3, the end-of-year events, and those Nintendo Direct that both hypes wake up and have already brought us surprises like Astral Chain.
And even if you don’t see them under these lines, we have annual returns like EA’s sports sagas, 2K’s or Activision’s shooters.
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
One of the most recommendable experiences of this 2019 is also one of the crudest: A Plague Tale: Innocence presents us the less friendly face of medieval France. A land plagued by war, misery, and an inevitable plague. And, in spite of everything, a narrative, and gameplay that make it an unquestionable imperative.
- Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown
The saga of air combat from Namco came back putting all the meat on the grill: Ace Combat 7 Skies Unknown offers aircraft impressive, a technical section reinforced with Unreal Engine and thoroughly designed to take advantage of the virtual reality. This is a double success if we consider that the climate and the environment now affect both the aircraft and our interface.
- Anno 1800
The first big surprise of 2019 within the genre of strategy comes from the hands of Ubisoft, who proposes us to lead the Industrial Revolution through an attractive and well-crystallized game system set at the beginning of the Industrial Era. The key? Maintain the perfect balance between innovating and discovering, giving enormous presence and prominence to our screen decisions.