2019 is already off to a great start for gamers. The launch of Resident Evil 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3 shine bright for early year launches. February is an even busier month though, so let’s take a look at a handful of the big games launching next month.
God Eater 3
God Eater 2 launched in Japan a little over 5 years ago, but it didn’t make its way to the East until 2016. Players will be able to play alone or with a group up to four players to take down massive Aragami, similar to the Monster Hunter franchise, with large weapons called God Arcs that can transform between melee and projectile weapons. God Eater 3 will feature a robust character creation system, so players can go into battle with their friends using unique avatars to hunt down Aragami. God Eater 3 launches February 8th for Playstation 4 and PC. Preorders are available here.
Crackdown 3 has had an incredibly tumultuous development. Initially scheduled to launch sometime in 2016, Crackdown 3 has been delayed a few times, but is finally set to release on February 15th. With a huge open world, and massive destructible buildings, Crackdown 3 looks set to fulfill everyone’s destructive desires. I was a big fan of the first Crackdown title, and with an imminent release date looming over gamers, despite the delays, this is one players should keep an eye on with cautious optimism. It’s also worth noting that gamers that subscribe to Xbox Game Pass will be able to play Crackdown 3 on launch day as part of Microsoft’s subscription service. Preorders are available here.
Far Cry New Dawn
Even though Far Cry 5 launched just last year, Ubisoft is dropping an all new installment in the franchise. Far Cry New Dawn is set in the same setting as the previous title, but a nuclear war has ravaged the land. While it looks a little similar to another title that was shown off at the same time (Rage 2), New Dawn’s unique visual aesthetic and redesigned map look absolutely beautiful. Players will encounter an all new antagonist(s) while exploring a mutated world filled with desolate, and vibrant areas. Far Cry New Dawn launches February 15th for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. Preorders are available here.
JUMP FORCE is every anime fan’s dream game. Bandai Namco has a strong pedigree of fighting titles based on anime source material, but this is the 50 year celebration of Shonen Jump, and they had to do something special. Featuring fighters from across the board of anime staples, JUMP FORCE features a unique anime-realistic visual style, with flashy over the top attacks hand crafted with love for the source material. JUMP FORCE launches February 15th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available here.
Metro Exodus takes place two years after the events of Metro: Last Light. Players will once again resume the role of Artyom as he flees the Metro in Moscow on a journey east. The story will take place over the course of a year which begins with a nuclear winter. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war in 2013, and life has not gotten easier for our protagonist, as players must continue to manage environmental hazards. Metro Exodus launches February 15th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available here.
Developed by the legendary team at BioWare, Anthem is an all new IP centered around co-operative play. A hybrid third-person shooter, and RPG, the world can be shared by up to four players. Delayed from a Q4 2018 launch to February 2019, Anthem is incredibly ambitious, and Bioware has announced that they intend to support Anthem for a long time, and might be a “10-year journey” for BioWare. Anthem launches February 22nd for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Preorders are available here.
Check back next month for the biggest upcoming games of March 2019!