Most Anticipated Games of 2018


The past year in gaming was brilliant, can 2018 top it? Lets take a look at what it's got in store...

Kingdom Hearts III

PS4, XBO / TBC 2018

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It's been twelve years since we last ventured into the world of Disney in the second Kingdom Hearts on PS2. After being teased consecutively for the last three years at E3, fans of the series cannot wait any longer. This is definitely one of the most anticipated games of the year.

Returning protagonist Sora is joined by Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey and Riku in their search for the seven Guardians of Light and the "Key to Return Hearts". Hercules, Woody and Buzz Lightyear are to join Sora's party as well.

Square Enix is committed to take the series to a whole new level. New worlds to explore include (or may include... ;) Toy Story, Marvel Universe, Big Hero 6, Tangled, Star Wars and Monsters Inc!

See the latest Kingdom Hearts III trailer unveiled at the D23 Expo last July.

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A Way Out

PS4, XBO, PC / March 23rd

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“I wanted to make another game that pushed the boundaries on how to tell stories without compromising on gameplay.” Josef Fares 

A Way Out is the second video game to be directed by Josef Fares after the acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. Following the success, this new action-adventure game is expected to deliver an unprecedented prison break experience.

Do you like games with co-op modes? Well.. in this game that's the only option you've got available (yes, there will be a free game-play for a friend when you buy it)! Either split-screen or online you have to team up in order to succeed. Each player controls one of the lead characters, Leo and Vincent, a necessary alliance to break out of prison and gain their freedom.

If you want to know more, watch the new trailer from The Game Awards.

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Dragon Ball Fighterz

PS4, XBO, PC / January 26th

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Dragon Ball FighterZ arrives early in the year and we couldn't get a better kick off. Dragon Ball Z games have a huge fanbase that is keen on grabbing this newcomer to the instalment. 

All main characters from the Dragon Ball anime series will be available: Android 16, Android 18 with Android 17 Assists, Android 21 (brand new female character only confirmed for story mode), Beerus, Buu (Kid Buu), Buu (Majin Buu), Frieza (100% with Golden transformation), Ginyu with Ginyu Force Assists, Gohan (Cell Games - SSJ2), Gohan (Buu Saga - Ultimate), Goku (Normal, SSJ, SSJ3), Goku (Super Saiyan Blue), Goku Black (Super Saiyan Rose) with Zamasu Assists, Gotenks (SSJ3), Hit, Krillin, Nappa, Perfect Cell, Piccolo, Tenshinhan with Chaozu Assists, Trunks (SSJ Future), Vegeta (Normal, SSJ), Vegeta (Super Saiyan Blue) and good old Yamcha.

Make sure you spend some quality time in the new practice mode and prepare yourself for a new standard of action.

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Far Cry 5

PS4, XBO, PC / March 27th

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Far Cry 5 will allow players to explore the entire open-world in-game version of Montana, Hope County. This is the first time Far Cry is set in America. Hope County has been conquered by a cult of religious fanatics and you have to liberate the residents of Hope County and restore peace and order.

Freely explore Hope County's rivers, lands, and skies with the largest customizable weapon and vehicle roster ever in a Far Cry game.

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Mega Man 11

PS4, XBO, Switch, PC / Q4 2018

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Capcom revealed Mega Man 11 during a Mega Man 30th anniversary live-stream presentation. Mega Man 11 is a side-scrolling action platformer very much like the previous Mega Man games, but with 3D visuals, ditching the traditional 2D pixel art we've been presented with for the last 30 years!

You already know what to expect from this platforming shooter: new abilities absorbed from defeated bosses, colorful levels full of inventive gimmicks, and oodles of old-school challenge.  

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Kirby Star Allies

Switch / Q1 2018

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Kirby is back! Finally! Mixing powers to create other abilities Kirby and his three counterparts will be heading to tons of puzzles to be solved. Four players can join in with the horizontal Joy-Con controller set up, or eight Joy-Con with four Joy-Con grips.

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Red Dead Redemption 2

PS4, XBO / Q2 2018

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"We are building a new game from the ground up for the first time for new-generation consoles" Strauss Zelnick 

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. Rockstar is once again ready to take us on a new open world experience.

The main character is a man called Arthur Morgan, a troubled cowboy who has angered groups across the Wild West intent on pursuing him. It seems this will be the driving force of the plot with Arthur befriending unlikely allies on his quest to escape.

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Spider-Man

PS4 / TBC 2018

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This new Spider-Man game will tell us a brand new story in a new Spider-Man Universe, not tied to a film, comic book or video game. An experienced Spider-Man with several years of crime fighting under his belt, Peter Parker has sheer mastery of his powerful spider-sense, dynamic skills, acrobatic abilities and new suit.

We're sure you're going to enjoy this open-world game developed by Insomniac Games, the studio is famous for the Ratchet & Clank series.

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Shadow of the Colossus

PS4 / February 6th

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"Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most beautiful gaming experiences I have had the pleasure to be a part of." Review, Cabalos18

Shadow of the Colossus hit the PS2 in 2006 and quickly went to Sony's list of Greatest Hits titles. 2018 will give us a remake of this multiple award winner masterpiece. 

The game retains the same gameplay style of the original, but is now way more fluid, and is fully up to date with modern gamers’ expectations. The environment looks stunning, getting around it feels smooth and natural. The camera keeps up with rapid movement well, which is crucial in those Colossus battles.

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Metro Exodus

PS4, XBO, PC / Q4 2018

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During E3, producer John Bloch said Metro Exodus is the most ambitious Metro game the studio has worked on. Based on Dmitry Glukhovsky’s popular novels, Metro Exodus is the third instalment in a series that started in 2010 with Metro 2033.

The game is set in a beautiful, yet hostile post-apocalyptic Russia. You are to survive huge non-linear levels by customising weapons and engaging on thrilling tactical combats against human and mutant foes. Exodus follows Artyom as he travels across Moscow in search of a new life. He's joined by his wife, Anna, and another fellow survivors.

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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

PS4, PC / January 19th

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The sequel to the critically-acclaimed Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is due to be released early this year. This is the most anticipated title for gamers who are fans of the studio founded by legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been created by developer Level-5 in collaboration with Studio Ghibli-veteran animator Yoshiyuki Momose.

This masterful JRPG adventure is a journey to a land full of beauty, 'exotic' characters and the home to a heart moving storyline. The game is full of quests that will keep you busy for quite some time, while taking you deeper and deeper into an ingenious plot.

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Metal Gear Survive

PS4, XBO / February 22nd

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"Metal Gear Survive will offer a fresh take on the series’ famed stealth elements, but within a unique co-op setting that is designed for a truly engrossing multiplayer experience," Tomotada Tashiro

This new instalment to the Metal Gear series takes place in the time period between Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The game is set in an open world environment and played from a third-person perspective.

The new world is thrilling, dangerous, and ruined - in one word: Post-appocalyptic. This is a very different type of Metal Gear game that will present new challenges to fans.

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Anthem

PS4, XBO, PC / TBC 2018

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With a plot webbed by Mass Effect 2 writer Drew Karpyshyn, Anthem is set in a gigantic alien open world, full of mysteries and savage beasts. You take the role of a freelancer keen on gaining wealth by exploring all aspects of this alien surface. 

Players will suit their Freelancers with powerful Javelin exosuits (pretty much Iron Man style), each of which are equipped with unique weapons and abilities. Players can also customize their Javelin with gear they earn throughout the adventure.

The game features both single-player and co-operative multiplayer elements in a "shared-world" that can have up to four squad members per team. If you're a fan of Destiny and Mass Effect you'll definitely have a great time exploring Anthem's world.

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God of War

PS4 / TBC 2018

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This soft reboot to the God of War series catches up with where we were left off eight years ago, after God of War III. Series protagonist Kratos will return as the main character with his son named Atreus (which will be playable in some instances of the game). This time Kratos will be heading north to venture the world of Norse Mythology. 

This will be the first game on the series that doesn't focus on Greek Mythology.

Kratos hasn't destroyed a god in years so sharpen your Axe and get ready for some furious combat and monster-slaying! Carnage!

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Attack on Titan 2

PS4, XBO, Switch, PC / March 2018

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Attack on Titan is back and this second game instalment follows the story of the second season of the extremely successful anime/and one of the best-selling manga series of all time. A full co-op mode is expected!

Delving deeper into the series’ fascinating narrative, the game will have fans experiencing the gripping events of the anime’s second season along with versatile action gameplay, all new challenges, and a wide selection of playable characters from Attack on Titan, including some new faces from the second season!

Attack on Titan 2 will see stronger and enhanced Titans which will require players to be more precise with their tactical manoeuvres. Certainly a challenge welcomed by the fans of the previous game. Players will be able to play as; Eren Jaeger, Mikasa Ackerman, Armin Arlert, Levi, Miche Zacharias, Nanaba, Gelgar, Ymir, Christa Lenz and many more. The player will also have the option to create their own custom character of either gender.

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The Last of Us Part 2

PS4 / TBC 2018

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"In the first game, the theme was the love between these two characters... This story's the counter of that, it's about hate" Neil Druckmann

Awarded the Most Anticipated Game of 2018 at The Game Awards!

Given the hype the first instalment caused, anticipation levels for a sequel are very high. That's probably why Naughty Dog (Crash Bandicoot, Uncharted) seem quite reluctant to disclose info about this upcoming action-adventure survival horror game.

Set five years after Joel and Ellie first cross a post-apocalyptic United States in The Last of Us (ironically also released five years ago), it is now time for "sidekick" Ellie to take the lead role in The Last of Us Part II.

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Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia

PC / TBC 2018

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"Kings will rise. One will rule."

Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia is set in 878AD, in the aftermath of the Viking Invasions. With the Norse lords firmly installed and established it is up to our predecessors to change the path of history and write a new one of their own.

"Our aim with Total War Sagas is to explore key flashpoints at distinct places and times in history," says series director Mike Simpson of the Saga series' purview. "Unlike our era-spanning titles, we’re putting defined geographical areas under the microscope, building super-detailed campaign maps with a strong cultural focus and flavour that players can dive into. This will complement our broader-scope titles perfectly."

Expect the most detailed version of the British Isles ever to feature in a video game. Total War saga creators are going to present us with an unprecedented huge map.

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Final Fantasy 7 Remake

PS4 / TBC 2018

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Finally! It's hard to believe that it has been over 20 years since Square Enix pushed the boundaries of RPG misconceptions and blew our minds with the first RPG to fully break into the mainstream. This landmark that arguably opened the doors for many successors is now getting a remake. 

Square Enix has revealed that this new version of FF7 "will be told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience." Meaning that we should not expect just one FF7 release but multiple ones in the same fashion they did with FF13. Yoshinori Kitase commented, “It will essentially be a full scale game for each part of the multi-part series. In 13, each instalment told the story from a different angle. It was kind of like approaching an unknown territory in a sense,”.

Final Fantasy 7 remake gameplay introduces action combat as opposed to classic turn-based battle system. A feature we've been accustomed with in the most recent FF entries.

Check the E3 2015 TEASER>

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