Add These Upcoming PC And Console Games to Your Wish List

Add These Upcoming PC And Console Games to Your Wish List

“Other animals live in the present. Humans cannot, so they invented hope.”
You might be wondering what this dialogue from the film I’m Thinking of Ending Things has anything to do with the gaming industry – it does, believe you us (Hey, that rhymed).

We’ve got around four months before the year 2022 leaves us. 
The time window may be small, but the lineup of games certainly isn’t. 

With Gotham Knights, God of War: Ragnarök, Skull and Bones, and many other titles yet to grace our PC and console screens, gamers are in for a treat.

Despite this, many have already started thinking about games that’ll come out next year, i.e., 2023, hoping (hence the quote in the beginning) they’ll exceed all expectations.

The majority of those games were supposed to come out in 2022. 
But studios needed more time to work on them; this has become a common practice post-Covid-19. And although it sucks to wait that long, we’d rather exhibit patience than see another Cyberpunk 2077 fiasco.

So, even though tons of exciting games are coming out in the upcoming months, it won’t hurt to take a peek inside 2023.  

1- Dead Space 

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Genre: Survival-Horror
Developed By: Motive Studio
Published By: Electronic Arts (EA)
Release Date: January 27, 2023
Platform(s): PS5, PC, and Xbox Series X/S

If you thought remakes/reboots were only happening in the film and TV industry, think again. Dead Space, arguably one of the most horrifying games ever made, is getting the same treatment in 2023. 

Since it’s a remake, the game’s story will remain the same. Those who have played the 2008 version can remember it correctly. In case you don’t, allow us to jog your memory.
The plot follows an engineer Isaac Clarke, assigned to investigate a planetary mining ship, USG Ishimura, that has mysteriously gone silent. The ship’s crew isn’t answering, and you must find out why.

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Saying anything more about the premise than this will spoil the fun. 
So, we’re going to let you experience the game yourself.

If you’re wondering how the 2008 and 2023 versions differ, expect to see some improvements in the gameplay mechanics. And EA is using their proprietary engine Frostbite to build everything from the ground up.

2- Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

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Genre: Action-Adventure
Developed By: Rocksteady Studios
Published By: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Release Date: TBA; Q1/Q2 2023
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

For the first time in the Batman: Arkham franchise, the titular character is taking a back seat, leaving the group of super-villains, the Suicide Squad, to lead. It’s set in the same universe, and the story continues sometime after the events of Batman: Arkham Knight. 

The Suicide Squad arrives in Metropolis to complete a covert mission, only to find that Brainiac has invaded Earth. He has brainwashed all the inhabitants, including the Justice League, barring Wonder Woman. 

With no Superman or The Flash, it’s up to the group of misfits to save the world. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League features four playable characters: Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang. 
Players can team up with friends in a cooperative multiplayer mode or play solo. 

Although the game doesn’t have a release date, Rocksteady announced it would be released sometime between January and June.

3- Starfield

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Genre: Action Role-Playing
Developed By: Bethesda Game Studios 
Published By: Bethesda Softworks 
Release Date: TBA; Q1/Q2 2023
Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X/S

There are plenty of reasons why everyone’s excited for Starfield. For starters, it’s being developed and published by Bethesda – the studio behind blockbuster games like the Fallout, Dishonored, and Skyrim series. 

Secondly, Starfield is Bethesda’s first space-focused game. 
So, to say expectations are high from the game would be an understatement.

Starfield is set in The Settled Systems – an area 50 light-years from the Solar System. It will be a free-to-explore world, a common theme of Bethesda games. The developers confirmed that the game would have more than 100 systems and 1000 planets.

That’s all we know about Starfield for now, though with 2023 approaching soon, we’re hoping the developers release more teasers. The game will be available to play sometime in the next year's first half.

4- Ark 2

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Genre: Action-Adventure Survival
Developed By: Studio Wildcard
Published By: Studio Wildcard
Release Date: TBA
Platform(s): PC, Xbox Series X/S

Ark: Survival Evolved didn’t receive stellar reviews; everyone was critical of the game’s difficulty and performance issues. Somehow, it’s getting a sequel – Ark 2 – scheduled to be released in 2023.

Studio Wildcard didn’t reveal much about the game ever since its announcement in 2020. But now, we’re finally getting a clear picture, including how Vin Diesel is involved in Ark 2.
Yup, Vin Diesel is trading cars for… wait for it… dinosaurs – at least that’s what the trailer suggested. 

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Since Ark: Survival Evolved was panned for many things, it seems the studio has learned from its mistakes. Because Ark 2 will feature ‘Souls-like melee’ combat, allowing you to target-lock, block, dodge, and perform special attacks.

Ark 2 sounds pretty much like the Horizon series (a young girl riding a dinosaur in a post-apocalyptic/prehistoric world). But we’re still willing to give this game a chance simply because who doesn’t love seeing aliens and dinosaurs fight?

You better not disappoint us, Vin!

5- Resident Evil 4 (Remake)

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Genre: Survival Horror
Developed By: Capcom
Published By: Capcom 
Release Date: March 24, 2023
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Capcom released Resident Evil 4 on January 11th, 2005, across several platforms. The game received critical acclaim, with gamers praising the atmosphere, gameplay, graphics, and story immensely.

Many experts noted that Resident Evil 4 popularized the ‘survival horror third-person’ games. 

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18 years later, the game is getting remade, which, according to the developers, will be more scary, terrifying, and dark than the original. The plot, though, is still the same.
It follows U.S. government special agent Leon Kennedy as he travels to a rural village in Spain to rescue the U.S. President’s daughter. There, he encounters a group of hostile residents infected by a mind-controlling parasite, Las Plagas. 

The 2005 version had a pretty long storyline. So, while we’re excited to shoot some infected villagers (or Ganados, as they call it in the game), we hope the game has more twists and turns to offer.  

Either way, you should be excited about going on a nostalgia trip.

6- Street Fighter 6

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Genre: Fighting
Developed By: Capcom
Published By: Capcom
Release Date: TBA
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Ryu and Chun-Li return with some old friends and new. And they couldn’t have arrived at a better time because a) the last Street Fighter game was released in 2016, and b) the franchise turns 35 this year.
So, we’re hoping Capcom pulls all the stops in developing this game, and judging from the trailer, it seems like they did. 
Speaking of, the trailer revealed a lot of interesting facts about the game:

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Although the complete playable roster hasn’t come out yet, Chun-Li, Guile, Juri, Luke, and a heavily bearded Ryu have been confirmed. Joining them are two new characters: Jamie and Kimberly.
The franchise has seemed to move on from the ink-brush graphics style, which was one of the defining qualities of the previous installments.
Every character and stage in the game look incredibly real.

One of the best things about Street Fighter 6 is that, unlike Street Fighter 5, it won’t be console-exclusive; it’ll be released on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. This is great news for Xbox players considering they missed out on playing the last one.    

7- Off The Grid

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Genre: Battle Royale  
Developed By: Gunzilla Games
Published By: Gunzilla Games
Release Date: TBA
Platform(s): PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S

Neill Blomkamp, a celebrated Hollywood director, known for making dystopian sci-fi films, is ready to showcase his mettle in yet another industry with Off The Grid. And instead of trying out simpler genres, he’s going straight for the ‘battle royale.’

Off The Grid will pit 150 players against each other to see who’s the last person standing. The plot seems pretty simple, but that’s basically the premise of every battle royale game, like Fortnite, PUBG, Apex Legends, and more. The difference lies in the execution.

In a press release, Gunzilla said that the map (a dystopian tropical island) would have other players and AI characters. And they’d be able to “craft, customize, and trade their in-game items with each other.” 
The studio also claimed that Off The Grid will revolutionize the genre, allowing players to make decisions that ultimately impact the storyline.

All this sounds very exciting. But to support their big claims, Gunzilla has so far released just a trailer. It shows a character with prosthetic arms and legs heading towards a cyberpunk city. 

8- Hogwarts Legacy

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Genre: Action Role-Playing
Developed By: Avalanche Software
Published By: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment 
Release Date: February 10, 2023
Platform(s): PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S

Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed twice; the game's initial release date was 2021. Then, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment delayed it to 2022. But as of writing this blog, it’ll come out on 10th February 2023.

Typically, this date mix-up would’ve sent gamers up in arms. 
Hogwarts Legacy, though, gets a pass. 

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“Why are people acting so benevolently towards this game?” you might ask.
Well, in case the name wasn’t self-explanatory, the game is set in the same Wizarding World we all wished to grow up in: Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts. 

It’s everything Potterheads always wanted – an open-world single-player action RPG allowing players to attend the famous Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. 
You’d be able to visit Diagon Alley, learn spells, interact with magical creatures, use Mandrakes, and much more. But don’t hold your breath for Harry Potter to appear in the game; it takes place in the late 1880s, while The Boy Who Lived wasn’t born until the 1980s. 

Harry Potter or not, Hogwarts Legacy promises to be a magical journey that we can’t wait to embark upon. 

Which Games Are You Most Excited For?

We hope the studios behind these titles release more snippets because we’re having a hard time waiting for them; the anticipation is killing us. And since there are a few more months before 2022 ends, expect to see more shifts in the game release dates. 

Meanwhile, we’ll continue playing Stray, and we highly suggest you do too – meow!

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