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PlayStation’s Most Wanted: 9 Releases to Watch for in Early 2019

Get prepared for the slew of great games releasing now through March!

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Update: The polls have closed! Look below to see which games voters are most excited about in early 2019!

If you thought 2018 was a great year for games, hooo boy! We’re just days into 2019, and it’s starting with a bang. From the zombie-infested police station of Resident Evil 2 to ancient Japanese villages teeming with lethal swordsmen in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — these are some of our most-anticipated games of Q1 2019 (January through March).

Resident Evil 2

January 25

Are you ready to return to Raccoon City? It’s almost time to revisit one of the most terrifying and beloved horror sequels ever. Capcom is rebuilding Resident Evil 2 from the ground up to breathe new life into the unforgettably entertaining nightmare. Iconic characters like Leon, Claire, and Ada reprise their defining roles in this visually stunning recreation of the Raccoon Police Department and the festering underbelly of Raccoon City. Over-the-shoulder gunplay modernizes the experience, evoking memories of Resident Evil 4’s intense encounters. Count your bullets and hoard those First Aid Sprays — Umbrella’s monstrosities are deadlier than you can remember.

Kingdom Hearts III

January 29

The word “anticipation” doesn’t quite capture Kingdom Hearts fans’ excitement for this sequel — it’s more like a mounting eruption of enthusiasm. Kingdom Hearts III invites Sora and the gang to explore beloved Disney worlds including Andy’s Room from Toy Story, the Kingdom of Arendelle from Frozen, and more. Square Enix authentically incorporates the film worlds represented in the game, like Donald turning into an cuddly cyclopoid version of himself in Monsters, Inc., or Sora becoming an articulated action figure in Toy Story. Keyblades even transform to evoke the magical kingdoms as combos progress, such as a toy hammer turning into a drill in the aforementioned Toy Story setting. Get ready for an memorable adventure, whether you’re a longtime Kingdom Hearts fan ready to take on the darkness or a Disney-loving newcomer ready to visit your favorite lands.

Far Cry New Dawn

February 15

Who said the post-apocalypse had to be dreary? Ubisoft’s bespoke follow-up to Far Cry 5 — set 17 years after a nuclear catastrophe — transforms the scorched Montana countryside into something vivid and beautiful. A natural “superbloom” effect causes gorgeous flora to saturate Hope County, and colorful graffiti from those who survived mark the ruins of civilization. Despite the beauty, all is not well. A violent group called the Highwaymen and their vicious twin leaders — Mickey and Lou — are more interested in dominating the county than they are in peacefully rebuilding. The intriguing antagonists, captivating visuals, and inventive makeshift weaponry make Far Cry New Dawn one to prep for in 2019.

Metro Exodus

February 15

The post-apocalyptic survivors eking out their bleak existence within the husk of Russia’s subway system believe in life beyond the Metro. In 4A Games’ Metro Exodus, protagonist Artyom begins a quest to break out beyond the dank, desperate tunnels of the Metro in hope of finding life outside. On the way, he’ll fight through mutated monsters, hostile survivors, and the elements. Seasons change in the game, meaning you might have to fend off vicious winged Demons in the frigid winter, or face a mutated bear in falling foliage of autumn. Metro Exodus combines the new environments with the series’ history of satisfying stealth gameplay and bullet-counting tension, promising an intense journey.


February 22

Who doesn’t want to hop into a rocket-powered armor suit and earn loot with friends? Bioware’s foray into online, cooperative-focused multiplayer suits players up in customizable Javelin exosuits and empowers them to soar through the skies, dive underwater, and defend their homeland. You’ll need firepower like missiles, flamethrowers, and more to exterminate deadly threats such as giant, cave-dwelling insectoid creatures. Players can select unique Javelin loadouts to strategize their approach to missions and maximize the team effort. If you and your crew are looking for a new online adventure to look forward to, Anthem could be a great fit.

Devil May Cry 5

March 8

Dante, Nero, and a slew of colorful characters reunite in Capcom’s continuation of the Devil May Cry storyline. The DMC series originally put the “stylish action” genre on the map, fusing high-flying melee combos with flashy, long-ranged gunplay. The latest entry is looking to outdo itself, including bonkers implements of destruction like Dante’s new motorcycle – which can split into motorized saw blades for dual-wielded destruction. Dante is just one of three larger-than-life playable characters who join the battle against demonic forces. You can also suit up with Nero’s weaponized prosthetic arms or wield volatile magic as the mysterious V. The gameplay variety, bonkers action pedigree, and over-the-top spectacle should keep Devil May Cry 5 on your short list.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

March 15

The collapse of civilization — sparked by a Black Friday pandemic and subsequent quarantine — has spread to Washington D.C. and threatens the nation. Ubisoft’s follow up to The Division calls agents back to the field to team up with friends and protect the capital. Historic landmarks and entire city blocks have been meticulously modeled in a stunning 1:1 recreation of the city, though it’s much more dangerous than the real-life tourist destination. Enemy factions, like the power-hungry True Sons, aim to seize control amidst the tumult. A new seasonal vibe comes with the shifting locale — say goodbye to the whitewashed New York winter and hello to summertime in D.C. You’ll be able to gear up and save D.C. with friends soon.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

March 22

The talented sadists at From Software are crafting another challenging quest to test your skill and resolve. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice transports players to a dark and fantastical ancient Japan, filled with powerful brutes, nimble assassins, and more. The hero — called “the one-armed wolf” — must outwit his deadly foes by harnessing his cunning and mastering the intense, deliberate swordsmanship From Software fans have grown to love. In addition to a trusty samurai sword, the main character also has a mechanical prosthetic arm that includes a grappling hook and other outlandish customization options. The ability to grapple adds a layer of enticing verticality to the stealth gameplay, which when combined with From Software’s best-in-class combat makes Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice unmissable.

MLB The Show 19

March 26

Celebrate the beginning of baseball season with the authenticity of MLB The Show 19. Prepare yourself for head games — one of this year’s highlights focuses on the tense, mano y mano showdown between batter and pitcher. Dive into a deep RPG baseball experience as you grow your team to one day take home the pennant.

What is your most-anticipated title of Q1 2019?

Add Your Own

Krillinfan said:

January 18th, 8:14 am

Wow, the poll closed with a complete tie.

bigking12 said:

January 18th, 8:19 am

where is death stranding ?

    FutureBaked said:

    January 18th, 9:50 am

    It’s still TBA

bogobec said:

January 18th, 8:22 am

Wow, 0 expectation for all games! ;)

cmdluke said:

January 18th, 8:55 am

RE2 then Sekiro. Nothing else matters.

saab01 said:

January 18th, 8:59 am

No MK11 WOW.

    Desmocedixi said:

    January 18th, 9:12 am

    Comes out April 23

cowmamba said:

January 18th, 9:06 am


Desmocedixi said:

January 18th, 9:11 am

Two games I consider must buys, God Eater 3 and DiRT Rally 2.0, aren’t even listed

FutureBaked said:

January 18th, 9:51 am


lilzacgang said:

January 18th, 10:39 am


ST0NERMaN213 said:

January 18th, 10:41 am


Tomoprime said:

January 18th, 11:29 am

What no Days Gone?

    djsaiyan said:

    January 19th, 12:22 pm

    It’s January to March. Days Gone is out in April.

Mercenary09 said:

January 18th, 11:55 am

You might want to open the poll lol

BIGDADDIE679 said:

January 18th, 11:58 am


pharmy said:

January 18th, 12:08 pm

Wow I mean I know people don’t like participating but these polls numbers are really shocking ;)

Dr_Awesome81 said:

January 18th, 2:01 pm

I guess my most anticipated game of early 2019 is continuing to play through my late 2018 backlog.

    cusman said:

    January 20th, 7:09 am

    Same here, except my backlog goes even earlier than games released 2018. In terms of the upcoming games, I got the Kingdom Hearts All-In-One Package which includes Kingdom Hearts 1.5 & 2.5, Kingdom Hearts 2.8, and Kingdom Hearts III.

    Planning through the whole series with my kids as none of us have played any game in the series before.

smartinmo said:

January 18th, 3:03 pm


Moneyshot said:

January 18th, 4:50 pm


    TERRORISM said:

    January 23rd, 9:35 pm

    Warhawk with full VR support….

txshurricane said:

January 18th, 5:28 pm


MakoSOLIDER said:

January 19th, 3:32 pm

Ouch. I’m ONLY interested in KHIII

stef26272 said:

January 20th, 10:14 am

mlb 19

anszbd1 said:

January 21st, 7:08 am

Resident evil 2 and kingdom hearts 3 day one, maybe I’ll buy devil may cry 5 and sekiro if the game is good.

bogobec said:

January 21st, 7:49 am

Far Cry New Dawn!! Can’t wait to play this, loved the 5 ;)

Orayu- said:

January 21st, 12:26 pm

KH3 for me. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice looks dope, might get that one as well.

tomredrum said:

January 21st, 3:17 pm

First I have to finish all the games I bought this black friday and xmas sale and then we can talk about new games.

taejuando said:

January 22nd, 1:26 pm

What about Days Gone? Isn’t that slated for 04/26 anymore?

    Mercenary09 said:

    January 22nd, 8:37 pm

    This is Q1 games only so January-March. They’ll probably do another post in March or early April covering the games coming in April-June.

Poupy79 said:

January 23rd, 4:21 am

After 2018 wake up call bout massive game companies F**k ups, i am waiting at least 1 month after any game is released to consider it.

Rastaznotty said:

January 23rd, 4:59 pm

Ghosts of Tsushima

LonerAnger898 said:

January 23rd, 5:27 pm

The next big thing for me is DOOM Eternal late in the year the rest kinda hold me over until then


January 23rd, 9:33 pm

After the complete trainwreck of Bloodborne I doubt I’ll even touch Sekiro. Too bad, From Software… You’d be much better off creating another Kingsfield…


January 23rd, 10:50 pm

How about DAYZ…..

gxsmith1 said:

January 24th, 2:37 am

Ghost of tsushima

    GameShark427 said:

    January 24th, 1:36 pm

    Oh this is one im wait for also Ghost of tsushima, this also reminds me of NIOH.

GameShark427 said:

January 24th, 1:34 pm

Resident Evil2 is going to be Epic !!! I cant wait anymore !!! lol
Also looking forward to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Nice looking game. Kinda reminds me of NIOH.

drbluntwrap said:

January 26th, 9:48 am

No one else say borderlands 3? i need it sooooo bad like a fat girl needs pie

kcku0527 said:

January 28th, 1:42 am

I have to say re 2, really want to pick up kingdom hearts iii but not gonna lie have never finished any of the previous games but I know square enix will probably be putting events and dlc in the games so I might just crash through the other games by buying the all in one package even though I own them in other formats

Hardatmaja said:

January 28th, 5:22 pm

Anthem bro.

EatAllDaCakes said:

January 30th, 12:39 pm

How you gonna have the new farcry “dlc” up there, but not JumpForce? C’mon guys…

Jabbawockeez813 said:

January 31st, 10:07 am

I just got Kingdom Hearts III dam good game looking forward to playing Resident Evil 2

DanenzieLongi said:

February 2nd, 10:52 am

Sekiro number one


February 2nd, 11:15 pm

Warhawk remaster on ps4

Densetsu_N1 said:

February 3rd, 5:49 am

Lost Soul Aside ?

Densetsu_N1 said:

February 3rd, 5:52 am

Sekiro and Lost Soul Aside and Biomutant
and more but that enough for now

cutiepie44966 said:

February 3rd, 10:10 pm

What about The Last Of Us Part 2??? I know it was supposed to come out early 2019, but I think they said it was going to be released sometime around 2020

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