As 2019 rolls, gamers around the world are eagerly anticipating games only seen in trailers and imagination. A new year brings renewed expectations. This could be it, this could be the year! The year when a game so awesome would come out, it would blow my mind and suck me into its world like its high school again!
A man can dream… And this man daydreams about these 5:
Just about everyone (and their dog) knows about CD Projekt’s next… ahh… projekt. From the time of Witcher 1 to Witcher 3, the (then) small Polish studio has grown to become one of the premier game designers around. Having finished the masterful Witcher Trilogy (after a decade) they are busy giving birth to another (already fan-favorite) major RPG title, this time in the future.
Cyberpunk 2077 is adapted from the 1988 tabletop game Cyberpunk 2020. The game is set 57 years later in the dystopian Night City, California, an open world map with six distinct regions.
Cyberpunk 2077 is played from a first-person perspective. You are V, a mercenary whose sex, hairstyles, face, body type, body modifications, background, and clothing might be customizable, but whose badassery is universal.
If you can’t wait to go Mad Max in a Blade Runner universe, rejoice! Cyberpunk 2077 comes to your town sometime in 2019.
Jedi: Fallen Order
Jedi: Fallen Order is developed by Respawn Entertainment Studio (Titanfall), and will be released by EA (beware of lootboxes!).
We know very little about the game at this point. Officially revealed info says Jedi: Fallen Order tells an “original Star Wars story around a surviving Padawan set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith”. So it happens sometime after Order 66, when all but a few scattered Jedi were killed and the order was practically gone.
We’ve been waiting for KOTOR-like experience for a while now. Could this finally be it? We’ll find out for the Holiday season, 2019.
I am a huge fan of Paradox Entertainment’s games and have played all their grand strategy games. The new title will be Imperator: Rome.
Imperator: Rome is the second Paradox game located in the ancient Rome era. The game timeline will start from 450 BC and will include the period of the establishment of the Roman Empire. The map spans from the Iberian Peninsula in the west to India in the east, and features over 7,000 cities. Like in previous Paradox games, all nations in the game are playable.
Imperator: Rome will focus primarily on nations and empires, with a smaller attention given to character management, similar like Crusader Kings. Producer Johan Andersson hopes that Paradox can make a modern sequel to Europa Universalis: Rome.
The game is being released in the first quarter of 2019 on Windows, MacOS and Linux.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Four years after the first game, Ori and the Blind Forest, developer Moon Studios announced that a sequel will be released in 2019. If you like platformers and haven’t played Ori, you have my wholehearted recommendation.
The first game had excellent graphics, inspired story, addictive gameplay and a great soundtrack. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platform-adventure, Metroidvania video game, published by Microsoft Studios on Windows and XboxOne. The game is designed to be a 4K UHD, Xbox One X Enhanced and Xbox Play Anywhere title.
In both Ori games, you are Ori, a white guardian spirit. To progress in the game, players are tasked to move between platforms and solve puzzles. Similarly to Blind Forest, Will of the Wisps is expected to feature a system called “soul links”, allowing players to save at will, and an upgrade system that gives players the ability to strengthen Ori’s skills.
Ori returns to your screens in 2019.
Total War: Three Kingdoms
I love the Total War games and have literary played every single game in the series. Shogun 2 is my pick of the bunch and I am very excited the focus of the series returns to Asia from the Isle of Ulthuan. In fact, the three kingdoms period of Chinese history and Japan’s Sengoku period, are my two favorite historical periods and I am a sucker for any media on those themes.
In the game, you’ll have a chance to control one of the game’s 11 factions, who must eliminate other factions, unify China and become its ultimate ruler. At the head of these factions are warlords (just like the daimyo in Shogun) among which are Cao Cao, Liu Bei, and Sun Jian. The game begins in 190 AD, with the once mighty Han dynasty on the verge of collapse and various warlords on the verge of rebellion.
The game is being released by on March 7, 2019. Feral Interactive announced that the game will come to MacOS and Linux shortly after the Windows release.
Which are your most expected PC games in 2019? Let us know in the comments below.