Happy (non-Chinese) New Year! As we kick off 2018 (Twenty Great-teen), I wanted to take a moment to wish all half-dozen of my readers a happy new year and wishes to a great year of life and gaming. 2017 was a terrific year for new games, and we’ve got some more on the horizon. Here are a handful of my anticipated titles for the upcoming year.
DRAGON BALL FIGHTERZ | JANUARY 26 | PS4, XB1, PC
The worst looking part of this game is its name. I mean, FighterZ? Oh well. But everything else about this looks so damn good! Developed by Arc System Works, the kings and queens of “anime-fighters” (a weird way of saying ‘excellently animated 2D fighting games’ that I keep seeing used now), this looks like a DBZ fan’s dream fighting game. I look forward to being terrible at this later this month! If you see Victor_Ruthless as your opponent, enjoy your wins!
DARKSIDERS 3 | 2018 | PS4, XB1, PC
I mentioned in a previous post that the original Darksiders is one of my top 25 favorite games of all time. Despite this I somehow keep forgetting and then excitedly remembering that there is a third game in the series coming out this year! This time you’ll be riding on as Fury, the female Horseman (Horsewoman?), whipping stuff like a proper 3D Castlevania or something. Looks good!
MEGAMAN 11 | “Late” 2018 | PS4, XB1, Switch, PC
Even though my initial reaction was that this newly designed Megaman looks kinda weird, I’m very much excited to play the first new entry in the classic series since 2010.
Honorable mention: Megaman X Collection also due out this year.
RED DEAD REDEMPTION 2 | ??? | PS4, XB1
The trailer says Spring 2018, but I highly doubt this will actually exist this year. I’m hoping it will. The original game on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 was easily my favorite Rockstar game, and I’ve been meaning to replay it but I am slow enough getting through new games to think about revisiting old ones. Sadly, I’m sure I’ll have plenty of time to still do this as I wait for “spring 2018”.
YAKUZA 6: THE SONG OF LIFE | March 20 | PS4
I still haven’t cracked open Yakuza Kiwami yet – I needed a bit of a break after spending over a hundred hours of my life on Yakuza 0 this year (my #13 favorite game of all time). Nor have I any idea what happens in Yakuzas 2-5. But I do know I’m still hyped as hell by this trailer and I’ll still be picking this one up in March. DON’T MESS WITH HIS SCHEDULE.
KINGDOM HEARTS 3 | ??? | PS4, XB1
Hahaha, yeah right. There’s no way this is coming out this year.
What about you guys? What games are you looking forward to in the new year?