The most anticipated video games of 2022: a year full of great releases


2021 is coming to an end And with that, the lists of the best games of the year proliferate, derived, how could it be otherwise, general assessments compared to launches that have colored the last twelve months. Here meet two factors at any time, could foreshadow great expectations. We are in the first year of generation which is generally low for most platforms and on top of that there is the issue of the pandemic.. There were no surprises, not even headline delays like Horizon: West prohibited the Gran Turismo 7 We were caught off guard (many of us already took it for granted). It certainly hasn’t been a megaton year. Now there is light beyond and, in personal lo, titles like It Takes Two, Guilty Gear, Shin Megami Tensei V, Returnal, Loop Hero, Metroid Dread, Tux and Fanny, Humankind, Age of empires IV, Tales of Arise, Resident Evil: Village o el retorno de Project Zero, they made my daily life happy. And I leave some earrings like Halo: Infinite, Scarlet Nexus, Psychonauts 2 Yes Death loop, to only cite a few. That is to say, I’m going to serve.

However, I understand that the absence of major brands, like those who won 2019 and 2020, They ugly a photo on which we are not very clear on what to position in the center. The summary could be that Fares longs for GOTY, and more or less everyone understands that this is, in large part, due to a lack of competition (and for the record, I enjoyed his proposal like a dwarf. I will not go into this debate, because today we have not arrived there, but I can understand the doubt.

What we have achieved today is take a look at the most immediate future of video games, to look at the horizon of 2022 which is already beginning to light up the panorama and which has an aspect diametrically opposed to the catalog that we left behind us. Anyone who has missed the launch of major productions, and sequels that have been waiting for years, is in luck. The big cows are back, and in twelve months there will be plenty of gamers singing about “the best year in video game history”. Absurd? Certainly, however, we all know how this categorization plays out in the video game: the outpouring sells. So, honoring our honest need to earn our bread, we speak out and begin our examination of the most anticipated titles for next year.

Put on your belt, the curves are coming.

Confirmed dates


Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The much vaunted Open world pokemon It’s just around the corner. Legends Pokémon: Arceus is responsible for materializing the great mechanical leap that has been asked of the saga for years. A game which, after its trailer, aroused as much doubt as enthusiasm. In a little over a month (sooner than expected for many of us), we’ll see what’s left. the On January 28, we’ll have it on Switch.

Dying Light 2: stay human

One of the most anticipated video games of recent years and which, sadly, has seen one of the most turbulent developments. Controversy aside, Dying Light 2 It will arrive on our machines in less than two months, a title that we expect a lot from in terms of the player’s relationship with the environment. February 4, 2022.

The King of Fighters XV

This course we had a part of Guilty Gear, and the next one is up to The king of fighters. The veteran fighting saga then returns February 17, but before, during this month of December, will have an open beta that will run from 18 to 20.

Horizon: West prohibited

February is going to be one of the most powerful months of 2022, with two titles that would have been, without a doubt, in the category of the best video game of the year in recent years. The rewards of the game. Horizon: West prohibited is one of them, and It will be released on PS5 and PlayStation 4 on February 18..

Ancient ring

The following week, we will find Godwin the Gold again. Software returns with its largest production in hand, a title called to embody the quintessence of the trajectory of the studio since the figure of Hidetaka Miyazaki Emergiera con Demon’s Souls. Next february 25 we will go (on the back of a goat) in search of the Ancient ring.

Grand tourism 7

We completed this triad of megatons, grouped together in just three weeks, with Gran Turismo 7. Polyphony Digital, with Kazunori Yamauchi at the front, he returns with a numbered delivery that has the responsibility of updating a franchise that seems to have lost ground to other proposals, mainly Forza. On March 4, it’s time to go back to that of the “A real driving simulator”.

triangular strategy

One Tactical JRPG which, based on an artistic style similar to that of Octopath Traveler, takes us to a fantasy world, in constant conflict, in which our decisions will mark the trajectory of the main characters. Him too March 4 will be available on Nintendo Switch.

Little Tina’s Wonderland

The kind of at Tina will be responsible for closing the month with The Wonderland of the little Tina, the spin off with which Gearbox intends to step into the fantasy world without losing sight of the Borderlands proposal. Will be on sale next March 25, 2022.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Yes, I know, it’s only a port to Switch, but 13 Sentinels is so good, and in turn, it’s such an ideal Switch title (Own George Kamitani He ended up acknowledging that it was in development for the PS Vita), that its arrival on Nintendo’s hybrid console is, without a doubt, one of the big news for 2022. The On April 14, you can get your hands on this intricate storytelling wonder.

STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl

End of April, more precisely the 28, the mythical bonfires of Harasser with his suite; Heart of Chernobyl. An action saga, in the first person, which amazed locals and foreigners, above all, for its setting and for the way it managed to convey information to the player.

sorry

Square Enix’s new IP is a blockbuster that seems to walk halfway between action adventure and JRPG. sorry, the one that was one of the headlines of the first batch of announcements of The PS5 will finally arrive on PC and Sony console on May 24, 2022.

Saints Street

Another return of a saga of a certain notoriety. the to restart by Saints Row, the irreverent alternative to GTA, if this nickname has any meaning, will arrive to us in the middle of summer, after its last big delay, more precisely the 23 August 2022.

Starfield

And we close the confirmed dates with another of the greats of the 2022, Strafield, Bethesda’s highly anticipated sci-fi RPG It is placed on the same day that the flame retardant The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim has been sold, the 11 of the 11. We know little about the game, beyond its brief teaser, but it has the highest expectations. We can enjoy it both on PC and in the Xbox ecosystem.

Unconfirmed dates


Avatar: Pandora’s Borders

The great blockbuster of Ubisoft, Which we have yet seen his trailer presentation, is still scheduled for 2022, but without specifying the date. For now, we know that it is a title of action and adventure in the first person and is developed by Mass entertainment (Tom Clancy’s: The Division) in collaboration with Ubisoft Düsseldorf and Ubisoft Shanghai.

Ghostwire: Tokyo

Last of Tango games, the developer of Shinji mikami, has been clouded somewhat by Ikumi Nakamura’s departure and, perhaps, also by her Bethesda game status tied to PlayStation. Whatever, the project is progressing and is dated 2022.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

The new proposal of Rocksteady (Batman: Arkham), a frenzied co-op action game featuring Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark and Capitán Bumerang whose trailer we saw in the recent The Game Awards 2021.

Hogwarts Legacy

The Great Hogwarts Adventure it is perhaps the most anticipated title of Warner. Recently, the American publisher assured that the video game based on the universe of JK Rowling will be released in 2022, but they also made it clear that at least, to be released after the premiere of Fantastic Animals: Dumbledore’s Secrets (April 15).

Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope

Ubisoft and Nintendo They are collaborating once again on what is one of the French publisher’s roundest and most rewarding works. the tactical strategy crossover between the rabbits of Ubi and the universe Mario will return next year to the delight of all those who enjoyed the first opus.

The Callisto protocol

A title, to say the least, curious, because although it is located in the PUGB universe, it bears the label of dead space heir spirit, and these are important words. The reason? The presence of names like that of Glen schofield (executive producer of the mention survival) in Studios in striking distance, the development group founded in 2019 which takes over the project.

Splatoon 3

The Squid multiplayer has become, in its own right, one of the most powerful sagas in Nintendo’s current org chart. In 2022 will arrive its third installment, a sequel that seems to aim to have the most elaborate campaign that has been done so far in the franchise.

God of War: Ragnarok

The sequel to Kratos’ new stage is, without a doubt, one of the most anticipated video games of recent years. The title, which is again directed by Cory barlog, will place us after the events experienced in God of the war (2019) face the arrival of Ragnarok and the powerful presence of Thor. We don’t have a confirmed date, but it’s still on target by 2022.

Bayonet 3

The great hope of all who love Platinum Games and suffer from the beta of The fall of Babylon. Video game’s most charismatic witch returns with Yusuke Miyata as Director and Hideki Kamiya as Executive Director. It was not so long ago that we could see it in motion and we are already starting to breathe quietly, now it remains to be seen what time of year it is framed. The queen of hack & slash.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

And if that was not enough with the above, the icing on the cake will be put by Link and Nintendo with Following a video game that redefined one of the most important sagas, most relevant and most influential in the history of media. Following Breath of the Wild points to the last quarter of 2022, although at present, from Kyoto, they only confirm that it will see the light of day next year.

Yes So far the review of the most anticipated video games of the next course. You will surely find some absences, so if so, you can share them with the rest of the readers in the comments.

That said, we still have 2022 that aspires to become the best year in video game history … Again.

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John C. Dent