11:00 am EST, December 19, 2018

The biggest 2019 video game releases: Hedgehogs, keys, zombies and pocket monsters

The best and biggest 2019 video game releases will have a little something for fans of all types of games, including adventure, RPG, FPS, and kart racing.

Remake frenzy continues into 2019, following in the steps of 2018’s Sonic Mania Plus and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!. Resident Evil 2 Remake will present Leon and Claire’s story like never before, as will Crash Team Racing – Nitro Fueled for Crash and friends.

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The long-awaited Psychonauts 2 and Kingdom Hearts 3 are sure to pleasure long-time fans of those PlayStation 2 series.

Check out the best 2019 video game releases below to see exactly what your wallet will be crying about going into the new year.

2019 video game releases highlights

‘Resident Evil 2 Remake’

The Resident Evil 2 Remake will be a re-made version of the 1998 PlayStation title Resident Evil 2. In Racoon City, the police department has their work cut out for them as a dangerous viral outbreak fails to be contained. Claire goes looking for her brother, and is soon forced to band together with cop and series favorite protagonist Leon in order to survive. Fighting the undead will look ever so pretty in this remake of what is often stated as being one of the best video games of all time.

Resident Evil 2 remake releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC for January 25, 2019.

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’

The first main numbered entry since 2005’s PlayStation 2 title Kingdom Hearts 2, the hype surrounding this Disney/Square collaboration is in overdrive. Sora will serve as the main protagonist, as he travels to save Disney worlds from the Darkness with the help of mage Donald Duck and knight Goofy. Confirmed Disney worlds include Frozen, Toy Story, Big Hero 6, and Tangled. Kingdom Hearts 3 uses Unreal Engine, and will be the last title in the Xehanort saga.

Kingdom Hearts 3 releases for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on January 29, 2019.

‘Far Cry New Dawn’

After the atomic bombs dropped on Atlanta, the world was never the same. Far Cry New Dawn takes place during the nuclear apocalypse, and sets the stage for a Far Cry spin-off series. It’s a first person shooter game with online co-op, and will focus on taking down the tyrant Twins leaders. Genetically mutated creatures, scavengers, and a decaying environment all threaten the player in this survival-based action game.

Far Cry New Dawn releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Feburary 15, 2019.

‘Left Alive’

Left Alive is a mech-shooter with over-the-shoulder controls being developed by Final Fantasy creators Square Enix. Players will be able to choose their own adventure as they make choices that affect the lives around them. Told through the perspective of three protagonists, the futuristic story brings players into the shoes of the soldiers fighting to keep their crumbling city alive.

Left Alive releases for PlayStation 4 and PC on March 5, 2019.

‘Devil May Cry 5’

Capcom’s Devil May Cry series brings a new entry into 2019 with all of the hack and slash over-the-shoulder goodness that series fans have become accustomed to. Dante and Nero return to the series in the fifth entry, along with a new character simply named V. The flashy animations and over-the-top action of Devil May Cry 5 will transport players to the epicenter of demons as Nero hunts down an enigmatic hooded figure.

Devil May Cry 5 releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 8, 2019.

‘Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’

A sequel to 2016’s Tom Clancy’s The Division, the third-person over the shoulder shooter moves the story of the smallpox epidemic from New York City to the struggling Washington D.C. Division agents are still attempting to bring back first world order into society, but this time, a civil war between civilian survivors and dangerous outlaws is getting in their way. The Tom Clancy brand continues to focus on online multiplayer battles, and will include raids, exploration, and the heated battles associated with the best-selling Division series.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15, 2019.

‘Mortal Kombat 11’

The brutal fighting title Mortal Kombat 11 was announced at The Game Awards 2018 as a surprise to all gamers. The cutscene trailer showcased a beautifully animated battle between Dark Raiden and Scorpion. It is the first of the series to make its way over to the Nintendo Switch, giving the family-friendly console a little something for the handheld hybrid’s more mature built-in audience.

Mortal Kombat 11 releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on April 23, 2019.

‘Team Sonic Racing’

Sonic speeds onto the scene with his first kart racing title for current gen consoles in Team Sonic Racing. The game will no longer have transformations during races, but will instead focus on co-op races wherein both teammates will contribute to each other winning via their race placement. The sports car racer will feature 15 Sonic the Hedgehog series characters as playable racers, and 21 tracks based on levels from many Sonic games.

Team Sonic Racing releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on May 21, 2019.

‘Crash Team Racing – Nitro Fueled’

The 1999 PlayStation kart racer Crash Team Racing featured responsive driving controls, fast-paced races, unique item randomizer blocks, and a surprisingly fun adventure mode. Now, Crash and friends will make another HD appearance on modern consoles with Crash Team Racing – Nitro Fueled. Nitro Fueled promises all of the action-packed fun of the original racer, along with new tracks, karts, and online play.

Crash Team Racing – Nitro Fueled releases for PlayStation 4 on June 21, 2019.

‘Telltale’s The Walking Dead’ the final season

The epic conclusion of Telltale’s The Walking Dead is finally upon us, and no, we’re not emotionally ready for that. Having followed Clementine’s story over the years as she grew from being a scared child into a badass young woman, we can’t wait to see how she and AJ fare at the end of this choose-your-own-adventure zombie epic. Based in the universe of The Walking Dead comics, the final two episodes of Telltale’s The Walking Dead are being produced by Skybound Entertainment after Telltale Games’ liquidation.

Telltale’s The Walking Dead the final season episode 3 releases on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on January 15, 2019, with episode 4’s release TBA.

‘Psychonauts 2’

This surprise title of The Game Awards 2019 is a long-awaited sequel to the 2005 title Psychonauts. In the sequel, players will once again control Raz as he struggles with the curses of his lineage, and against those that wish to use psychic powers to necromance. The third-person platformer will see Raz possessing the minds of other characters to do his bidding as he fights for life, love, and happiness for all Psychonauts.

Psychonauts 2 will release sometime in 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Untitled main-series ‘Pokémon’ game

The Pokémon series is on fire as of late, and isn’t showing any signs of stopping. With November 2018’s release of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee!, the stage was set for the next main-series Pokémon to hit. While not much is known about this unnamed Nintendo Switch title, it is likely that the Switch will pick up where the dying 3DS left off in creating a new generation of ‘mons.

The untitled main-series Pokémon game for Nintendo Switch is said to be coming sometime in 2019.

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