This year has already been loaded with major titles vying for your attention, whether you play on a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC. Here are our picks for the finest forthcoming games in 2023 and beyond.
To be sure, some of these titles were expected last year but were delayed. Nonetheless, after a few years of adjusting to both the latest console generation and the development hurdles brought on by the pandemic, the current-gen is finally hitting its stride in 2023.
But, whether it's the start of spring, a busy summer, or beyond, plenty of great games are on the way, regardless of platform. So please continue reading for our recommendations for the top upcoming matchups.
Top 10 most anticipated videos of the year
Here is our top 10 most anticipated video of the year:
1. Dead Space Remake (January 27)
Dead Space 3 was released in 2013, making the upcoming Dead Space Remake the franchise's first "new" entry in nearly a decade. It is highly authentic, with the game maintaining the same plot while tweaking a few gameplay.
The significant difference is that Isaac in Dead Space Remake is completely voiced, as in the original sequel and threequel. The hype train is still moving full steam ahead while it remains to be seen how that is accepted. It's not the first release of the new year, but it's high on many people's January wish lists.
2. Hogwarts Legacy (February 10)
Even though the new game has sparked controversy due to J.K. Rowling, there is no doubt that many Harry Potter fans are looking forward to Hogwarts Legacy after years of anticipation.
Many fans have long desired a full-fledged RPG set in Hogwarts, precisely what this game claims. Players assume the character of an odd Hogwarts student beginning the fifth year in the 1890s.
The game allows players to choose their Hogwarts House, have companions who represent each of them, and more, with the customizable playable character having ties to an old mystery, a strange forgotten magic, and more. The anticipation for a potentially superior Harry Potter experience is tremendous.
3. Like a Dragon: Ishin (February 21)
The original Like a Dragon: Ishin! was launched in February 2014, but exclusively in Japan, never reaching a global audience. However, the Like a Dragon franchise has grown and flourished worldwide since then, and this remake will be released worldwide in February 2023.
Unlike the others in the series, this game is set in the Late Edo Period (1853-1867). In it, players takes on the role of Sakamoto Ryoma as they try to uncover their mentor's murderer during a Tosa takeover while navigating Kyoto's streets and joining the Shinsengumi.
4. Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (March 17)
Cal Kestis' journey continues in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor set five years after the first game. Outside a potential scattering of the Mantis Crew, only a little about the story has been shown, but its gameplay speaks for itself.
There are several new additions, such as Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's blaster + lightsaber combo, crossguard lightsaber, and many new Force powers and applications to engage with. It's inspiring, especially when its release is only a few months away.
5. Resident Evil 4 Remake (March 24)
Capcom is known for producing high-quality remakes, and the combination of that reputation and one of the most adored titles in the Resident Evil franchise, RE4, is a match made in heaven.
As seen in the Resident Evil 3 remake, fans may expect improved links between the franchise's many parasites and viruses. Still, additional upgrades include an updated control scheme, new gameplay features, upgraded graphic and character models, and much more.
Resident Evil 4 was out on March 24, 2023, for PlayStation 4, PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X.
6. Dead Island 2 (April 28)
For the longest time, Dead Island 2 appeared to be a pipe dream that would only materialize once it was formally announced as a February 3 release date. However, Dead Island 2 has been postponed to its release date of April 28 due to this formal re-reveal and announcement.
It's still being determined whether or not this release date will be kept, but given the long wait for it, fans should be able to see it sooner rather than later. It is set during the containment of a zombie epidemic in an open-world Los Angeles known as Hell-A.
With select playable Dead Island 2 characters, such as Jacob, Amy, Ryan, and Dani, players can be slayers with distinct powers.
7. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (May 12)
The sequel to the open-world saga Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, was under development for a while.
Fans have kept their eyes peeled for any conceivable Nintendo event where it may appear, and 2023 will likely be the year. Link and Zelda appear to be separated once more, something unusual is happening with Malice and Ganondorf, and there are suddenly floating islands above Hyrule.
Fans may expect more details on the launch early next year. On 12th May, 2023, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be available only on the Nintendo Switch.
8. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League (May 26)
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League pits the likes of Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and King Shark against the Brainiac-controlled Justice League, including Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, and potentially more.
Based on trailers from Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, it seems Wonder Woman has somehow escaped Brainiac's control. Still, it's being determined what this means for the story.
It's also a co-op squad-based game; however, players can switch between characters whenever playing alone in contrast to Gotham Knights from the DC universe. Characters that the player isn't handling are AI.
Beyond its promising premise, story beats, and gameplay elements, it's also in development by Rocksteady. This beloved studio worked on the Batman: Arkham games before this.
9. Street Fighter 6 (June 2)
The popular fighting game series' sixth installment, Street Fighter 6, features three primary game modes:
- Fighting Ground (local and online versus battles)
- World Tour (single-player story)
- Battle Hub (online lobby mode)
Of course, its story has had little confirmed so far when the gameplay is the driving force behind it, with features like Drive Gauge and super combos being shown off in the story's stead.
However, more is likely to be revealed in the coming months. As of this writing, Street Fighter 6 has 18 characters confirmed for launch, 6 of whom are brand new to the franchise.
Street Fighter 6 will be released on the 2nd of June, 2023, for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
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10. Diablo 4 (June 6)
Players in Diablo 4 encounter a revived Lilith, whose power increases quickly compared to the previous games' feeble angelic and demonic armies. There are five classes available in Diablo 4 for players to choose from: Barbarian, Sorceress, Druid, Rogue, and Necromancer.
Over the previous few months, various gameplay adjustments, features, and more have been described. More are likely to be confirmed in the coming months.
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