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Most Anticipated Games of 2019

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With the new year now in full swing, a slew of awesome video games are coming which have gamers chomping at the bit. From across the board, major publishers are set to launch some of their most anticipated titles to date. Without further ado, here are the top five video games to keep an eye out for in 2019.

Animal Crossing – Nintendo Switch – 2019

Although Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch has yet to receive an official release date, video game developer and publisher, Nintendo, has been confirmed the game for 2019, which is why it landed a spot on this list.

Even though Nintendo has not shared many details regarding the release of Animal Crossing for Nintendo Switch, seasoned Animal Crossing fans can expect to complete virtual chores — guilt free — and more this year!

But what is Animal Crossing? Well, this particular game allows users to complete errands for local town inhabitants, create a custom home of their own, and develop relationships with the local township. It can take many hours to complete a town as you see fit, but the Animal Crossing series does provide individuals with a sense of satisfaction that does nothing but feel rewarding at the end of the day.

Gears 5 – Xbox One – 2019

Gears 5 is hitting the Xbox One sometime in 2019. Image Credit: Microsoft.

Revealed during Microsoft’s E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) 2018 presentation, Gears 5 places individuals into the role of Kait Diaz, a badass female soldier from Gears of War 4, who must journey across the world with her team to uncover the origin of the Locust, the franchise enemy.

Gears 5 is a third-person shooter that will provide both single and multiplayer gameplay, and will be part of Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass, which allows subscribers to download Microsoft titles without paying the full $60 price tag in retail stores. The subscription price for Xbox Game Pass varies, ranging from $29.99 for 3 months and $59.99 for six months.

Yoshi’s Crafted World – Nintendo Switch – March 29

Yoshi’s Crafted World is coming to the Nintendo Switch on March 29. Image Credit: Nintendo.

When it comes to developing amazing games with adorable aesthetic, Nintendo absolutely nails it on the head, which is why Yoshi’s Crafted World is a title to have on your radar in 2019.

The story in Yoshi’s Crafted World involves the evil wizard Kamek and Baby Bowser, as they attempt to steal artifact gems and it’s up to Yoshi and his friends to save the day.

Coming to the Nintendo Switch on March 29, Yoshi’s Crafted World allows players to side-scroll throughout levels, both in single player and multiplayer, in a world which consists of everyday items like cups, paperclips, and boxes.

Levels in Yoshi’s Crafted World are said to rotate backwards, which offers more exploration to the player in order for them to uncover hidden items.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – Multiplatform – March 22

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on March 22. Image Credit: FromSoftware.
From the creators of Bloodborne and Dark Souls, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which takes place in Japan during the 1500s, is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on March 22 and means to be difficult and nail biting.

This hack and slash game, developed by From Software, places individuals into the role of a man known, according to PlayStation, as a “one-armed wolf” who must protect a young lord with an ancient bloodline. Though he sadly fails and the young lord is captured, the one-armed wolf must rescue the young lord and regain his honor.

Days Gone – PlayStation 4 – April 26

Days Gone is coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 on April 26. Image Credit: SIE Bend Studio

Although the gaming market is completely saturated with zombie-infested video games, Days Gone, developed by Sony Bend (SIE Bend Studio), appears to be a really cool exclusive to the PlayStation 4, launching on April 26.

According to PlayStation, “Days Gone is about survivors and what makes them human: desperation, loss, madness, betrayal, friendship, brotherhood, regret, love – and hope.”

In Days Gone, which is a third-person shooter, individuals assume the role of Deacon St. John, a motorcycle riding bounty hunter who is struggling to survive in an expect wasteland, set within the Pacific Northwest, against against enemies like drifters, wildlife, and freakers — the zombie-looking monsters.

Honorable mentions with unconfirmed 2019 release dates:
Battletoads – Xbox One, PC
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night – Multiplatform
Dragon Quest Builders 2 – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Dragon Quest XI S – Nintendo Switch
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch
Fire Emblem: Three Houses – Nintendo Switch
Luigi’s Mansion 3 – Nintendo Switch
Mario Kart Tour – iOS, Android
Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order – Nintendo Switch
Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Xbox One, PC
Pokemon – Nintendo Switch
Wolfenstein: Young Blood – Multiplatform

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