Most anticipated games 2019: upcoming titles for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

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Image credit: FromSoftware/Activision

Image credit: FromSoftware/Activision

Introduction

It's a brand new year which means a host of exciting new games are on the way in 2019 to feed your gaming fix. Whether you're looking for boot-shaking scares, heart-racing thrills or some wholesome narrative, we've got you covered.

Here at TechRadar we've gathered together a list of the most anticipated games coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2019. We'll be updating this list as titles release and others are announced, so watch this space!

Without further ado, buckle up and get ready to update your wishlist with the best upcoming games in 2019...

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Image credit: FromSoftware/Avtivision

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

When's it out?
March 22

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One and PC

What's it about?
FromSoftware's (the devs behind the Souls series) latest offering Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action-adventure set in ancient-Japan and  sees you take on the role of shinobi Sekiro as he seeks revenge on the samurai who left him for dead and kidnapped his lord.

From what we've seen, Sekiro looks to be a stunning, dark and violent single-player which will please fans of Dark Souls as well as those who enjoy a game with a bit of edge.

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Image credit: Kalypso Media

Image credit: Kalypso Media

Tropico 6

When's it out? 
March 29

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One and PC

What's it about?
El Presidente has returned and is more power-hungry than ever! Tropico 6 is the latest instalation in the construction and management simulation which sees you ruling the Caribbean island nation of Tropico.

While the game's construct is essentially the same (with some killer new features), the biggest change is the ability to manage a archipelago of smaller islands for the first time.

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Image credit: Nintendo

Yoshi's Crafted World

When's it out?
March 29

What platform?
Nintendo Switch

What's it about?
Yoshi is back in this side-scrolling platformer for the Nintendo Switch. Yoshi's Crafted World sees everyone's favorite dinosaur on a mission to recover gems scattered across the world following a botched attempt to steal the lucrative Sundream Stone by Kamek and Baby Bowser. 

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Image credit: NetherRealm Studios

Image credit: NetherRealm Studios

Mortal Kombat 11

When's it out?
April 23

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

What's it about?
Mortal Kombat is back for a whopping eleventh instalment, offering the same fighting goodness we've come to expect from the iconic series. 

We don't know too much about what new features (or characters) the latest addition to the series will offer, but we're waiting with bated breath...

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Image credit: Days Gone

Days Gone

When's it out?
April 26

What platform?
PS4

What's it about?
It seems the reign of post-apocalyptic titles is far from over in 2019. Sony's Days Gone is an action-adventure open-world that will definitely appeal to those who love zombie survival horrors.

Two years after a global pandemic you play as Deacon St. John, a motorbiking drifter and bounty hunter journeying through the zombie-infested new world – taking down any infected he finds on the way. 

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Image credit: id Software

Rage 2

When's it out?
May 14

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One and PC

What's it about?
Bethesda's Rage 2 is a sequel to 2011’s post-apocalyptic first-person shooter Rage. From everything we've seen so far, Rage 2 looks like a post-apocalyptic thrill-ride that will bring players into a world that’s a cross between Mad Max, Fallout and Borderlands.

With fast-paced shooting, madcap characters, and general anarchy, Rage 2 sees you step into the boots of the last ranger, Walker, as he aims to survive a world infested with mutants. 

Check out our Rage 2 preview for more information.

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Image credit: Beenox

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

When's it out?
June 21

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

What's it about?
A remaster of 1999's Crash Team Racing for PlayStation – a Crash Bandicoot-themed racing game. Imagine Mario Kart but with Crash Bandicoot characters instead of Nintendo racers. 

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled isn't just a nostalgia trip, but a dynamic racing game for new and old players alike – as long as you don't take it too seriously...

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Image credit: YS Net

Shenmue III

When's it out?
August 27 (apparently)

What platform?
PS4 and PC

What's it about?
Finally it looks like Shenmue III may actual emerge this year. The third instalation of the action-adventure series comes a whopping 18 years after its predecessor but follows on from the events of Shenmue II and sees teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki searching for his father's killer in 1980's China.

We aren't quite sure what to expect with Shenmue III, especially considering it's not being made by Sega, but hopefully the wait was worth it.

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Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield

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Pokemon Sword and Shield

When's it out?
Late 2019

What platform?
Nintendo Switch

What's it about?
Pokemon Sword and Shield are the upcoming additions to the core Pokemon series, bringing Pokemon into the eight generation with a host of new critters.

The new games will be based in the Galar region, which is essentially the Nintendo version of Great Britain - including soccer stadiums and quaint countryside.

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Release dates TBC

There are a handful of upcoming games that we currently don't have a firm release date for. While it's likely most of these titles will release in 2019, some may just be wishful thinking on our part...

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Image credit: Sucker Punch Productions

Ghost of Tsushima

When's it out? 
TBC

What platform?
PS4

What's it about?
We don't know a whole lot about Ghost of Tsushima yet, except that it's an open world action-adventure being developed by Suckerpunk Studios and published by Sony - meaning it'll be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

Ghost of Tsushima is set in 1274 Japan - during the first Mongolian invasion - and sees you take on the role of last samurai on Tsushima Island, determined to defend his home and traditions.

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Image credit: CD Projekt Red

Cyberpunk 2077

When's it out? 
TBC

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One and PC

What's it about?
This may be wishful thinking on our part, but we are definitely on-board the Cyberpunk 2077 hype train and can't wait to get our hands on it.

If you've been living under a rock and don't know about Cyberpunk 2077 then let us enlighten you. Cyberpunk 2077 is an dystopian RPG from The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red, set in a gritty, science fiction world metropolis. It's based off the pen-and-paper RPG of the same name and promises to be a game-changer. 

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Image credit: Obsidian Entertainment

The Outer Worlds

When's it out? 
TBC

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One and PC

What's it about?
We are super excited for Obsidian's new single-player sci-fi RPG. Set on the frontier of space, The Outer Worlds sees you awakening from hibernation amidst a conspiracy to destroy Halycon – a colony residing at the edge of the galaxy  driven by big-brand corporations. It's up to you how you play, with your actions influencing how the story unfolds and the fate of Haylcon itself.

If you were disappointed by Fallout 76 then The Outer Worlds could be one to watch.

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Image credit: id Software

Doom Eternal

When's it out? 
TBC

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

What's it about?
The sequel to 2016's Doom promises to be an ultra-violent, fast-paced shooter with plenty of demon slaying to keep you busy. 

Doom Eternal is aiming to go bigger and better than ever before, introducing an enhanced Doom slayer and a host of new demons - and this time the invasion has spread further than Mars.

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Image credit: Kojima Productions

Image credit: Kojima Productions

Death Stranding

When's it out?
TBC

What platform?
PS4

What's it about?
At this point, we're not even sure Kojima knows... From what we've seen so far, Death Stranding involves The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus, a foetus in a jar and some shadowy, ominous creatures.

We also know Mads Mikkelsen, Guillermo Del Toro and Troy Baker are involved - and we probably won't see it release in 2019.

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Image credit: Bethesda

The Elder Scrolls 6

When's it out?
TBC

What platform?
Probably PS4, Xbox One and PC 

What's it about?
We've no idea what it's about but we definitely won't see The Elder Scrolls 6 release in 2019 - but it's hard to ignore the behemoth so we're being delusionally optimistic. 

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Image credit: Naughty Dog

The Last of Us Part 2

When's it out?
TBC

What platform?
PS4

What's it about?
The Last of Us 2 sees Ellie all grown up and much more mature than we've seen her before - not only is she fanning the flames of romance but she's also become a lot more violent (read: badass) in her efforts to survive.

We don't know much about the story so far but Joel hasn't appeared in the footage we've seen yet, although we do know Troy Baker is involved so he's definitely going to show up eventually.