The next few months are looking phenomenal for new releases and there are so many new games I have on my wishlist right now. I don’t think there’s ever been a year I’ve had my eye on so many new releases before, but obviously I won’t have time to play them all at once.
As well as this list being a way to share my excitement for upcoming games, I’m also hoping it will provide some clarity as to which games I’d like to play the most over the next few months so I know which to start with.
27th August – PC/Switch
After stumbling upon this game on Steam a few months ago, I instantly took a liking to the art style and thought this game would be right up my street. I ended up buying Bombservice’s Momodora: Reverie Under the Moonlight (from the same developers) which I’ve unfortunately not had chance to play yet. Although I like the look of this, I’d like to play Momodora first.
8th October – PC/PS4/XB1/Switch
I remember playing the Indivisible demo 4 years ago after falling in love with Lab Zero Game’s Skullgirls and I’ve been keeping my eye on it ever since then. Despite intially being announced for early 2019, I still kept tabs on its progress and now it will finally be here! Although I’m looking forward to it, I don’t think I’ll be buying it on release as I feel like after waiting 4 years, I have it in me to wait a little while longer.
9. Dragon Star Varnir
8th October – PC/PS4
Hello Idea Factory! Dragon Star Varnir will be coming to Steam very soon, but (as of June) it is already avaiable on PS4. As a fan of numerous Idea Factory games I can’t help getting excited about this one either. I was really looking forward to getting Death end re;Quest (which I bought and still haven’t played yet) and now I find myself drawn to this. It’s unlikely I’ll be buying this game anytime soon though as I still have an Idea Factory backlog as long as my arm, with the Neptunia series high on my priority list. This will be a JRPG for later down the line (and another to add to the JRPGs I Wish I Had Time To Play list)!
28th August – PC/PS4
Crystar was released in Japan last year and is now finding its way over the West! I don’t know enough about this JRPG to place it any higher on this list, but the trailer looks good and I really like the visuals (you can even pet your dog). The game seems interesting, but I don’t think it’s worth investing in just yet as there are a few other games of a similar style I’ve got a closer eye on.
7. River City Girls
5th September – PC/PS4/XB1/Switch
This game looks insanely fun. As a spin off to the Kunio-kun series, the previous heroes have now been kidnapped and it’s down to Kyoko and Misako to save them. I love the twist they’ve put on this installment of the series and even though I haven’t played any of the others, I think I’ll have endless amounts of fun with it. The 2 player local co op has raised my excitement as side scrolling brawlers are highly enjoyable to play with my other half. I think I’ll have to wait and see about the price before I decide on this.
6. DanMachi Infinite Combate
28th November – PS4/Switch
I don’t know an awful lot about this game other than it follows the story of the anime and includes view points from both Bell and Ais. As a fan of the anime, and with the 2nd season coming very soon, I can’t help but get hyped up about the whole thing especially since the release date has finally been set after already been pushed back multiple times. So far, I’ve only seen it advertised on PlayAsia (as it’s only for Japanese and Asian release), so it’ll probably have some additional costs along with it and I just can’t decide if it will be worth the money right now. However, since I’ve only seen it being sold from the one place, I don’t know if it will be easy to get later down the line… I guess I’ve got time to decide. This might also be a good time put my Japanese to the test.
5. Planet Zoo
5th November – PC
I find myself drawn to this game more than I’d probably like to admit. I’ve always been a fan of building/management games (Sims, Rollercoaster Tycoon, Cities Skylines, Banished, etc.) but the only Zoo version I’ve played was a pretty basic version on the DS. Although I bought Planet Coaster on release, I never really gelled with it after spending so many hours on Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, but I feel like it will be different this time. Without a doubt, I’ll be splashing the cash for this one!
25th October – PS4
I remember seeing a trailer for this game sometime last year which pretty much had me sold from the screenshot comparison alone. My boyfriend has spoken of MediEvil in the past, so I’m really looking forward to finally getting a chance to play it. I enjoyed the Spyro remaster, so I feel like this will be just as great! I know we’ll enjoy experiencing this game together and I think I now know what our plans will be for the Hallowe’en weekend!
3. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
20th September – PC/PS4/Switch
This is the one game I really wish I’d had a PS3 for. I bought Revenant Kingdom a few months ago on sale with views to starting the series, but since hearing about this I decided to wait. I’ll be getting this on PS4 since that’s the platform I have the other game on, but I believe the Switch version will be the original version and not the remaster that PS4 and PC will receive. I’m undecided on whether to get this straight away or not, I suppose it depends what I’m playing at the time (and also how much birthday money I may or may not get), but I’ve heard it’s an excellent game that I know I’ll have to play sometime in the future.
2. Astral Chain
30th August – Switch
Astral Chain has been the main game I’ve been looking forward to since around May time. I’m pretty certain I’ll be picking this up on release (since I’m not a fan of pre-ordering) and add another game to my Switch collection. I’ve still not warmed to the Switch despite owning one for almost a year now, so I’m hoping this game will spurr me onto using it more often (where have I heard that before). Seriously though, Astral Chain could be my game changer – it looks awesome!
1. Code Vein
26th September – PC/PS4/XB1
Code Vein has been high up on my wishlist for the past couple of years now, even taking the top spot on my Most Anticipated Games of the Year list back in January. Well, here it is again – remaining at the top of the list! How can you not get excited about this game though? Every time I see a trailer, I remember how much I’m looking forward to it, and now a demo has been announced for the 3rd September! I’ll definitely be trying out the demo, but I’m most definitely sure I’ll be picking this up ASAP as the release price on Steam is only £39.99 (not bad for a new release)! Obviously, the character customisation has also won me over significantly as well as the announcement of co op play. If this co op is anything like Nioh’s, I’m 100% sold.
What games released this year are you looking forward to?