2019 may be ending in just a few months, but there are still plenty of quality releases we’re looking forward to playing before the new year. From original IPs to long-awaited sequels, here are some of our most anticipated video games closing out 2019.
This action role-playing platformer is a breath of fresh air compared to the hundreds of platformers on the Steam Store. Its unique mashup of turn-based RPG and platformer mechanics feels similar to Paper Mario.
Release Date: October 8, 2019 Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems
In this game you play as Ash; a young boy who loves to doodle. Ash discovers a paint brush that can bring his work to life. With this brush, you will help Ash paint life back to his polluted dying town.
The Outer Worlds
An open world role-playing game made by Obsidian? Sign me up! This first-person shooter will likely soothe the itch FallOut: New Vegas left behind.
Release date: October 25, 2019 Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Watch out EA, Call of Duty’s 16th installment will revisit the realistic military shooter theme that made it famous. For the first time ever, COD will feature 64-player servers with vehicles and cross platform play.
Luigi’s Mansion 3
It’s been six long years since the miracle known as “The Year of Luigi” ended. Fortunately for us, our hero Luigi is returning bigger and greener than ever. It will also bring the Luigi’s Mansion franchise back to home console!
Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus; what more is there to say? This will be Kojima’s first game since his departure from Konami. This strange open world sci-fi action-adventure game looks beautiful and engaging.
Pokémon Sword and Shield
Get your swords and shields ready because the 8th generation Pokémon have arrived! Players will explore the new region of Galar with one of their cute new starters, but many familiar Pokemon from previous games will return with updated evolutions and Galar forms.
Shenmue 3 will continue Ryo Hazuki’s quest to avenge his father’s death. Shenmue 2 was released in September of 2001, and although we did get a remastered version last year on the PS4, we have waited 18 years for a sequel!
Life is Strange 2: Episode 5
The fifth and final episode of this graphic adventure will conclude Sean and Daniel’s journey to Mexico. Not much is known about the plot for this episode, however, we do know this chapter will take place in Karen’s home state of Arizona.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
I know, I know. This game technically launches next year, but that doesn’t mean we are any less excited about it! Tom Nook, we’re coming for you!
Overall, the rest of 2019 looks bright for fans of any genre. Whether you’re trading blows with mutants, trekking across the country as Norman Reedus, or simply just catching ‘em all, we’re hoping you’re just as eager about these upcoming games as we are!