Plenty of games that I’m looking forward to/paying attention to early in the year, even if my brain is already dividing them into camps of “Sekiro” and “Not Sekiro.” Also, quite a few remasters, remakes, or “definitive editions” early on, which I feel like was also kind of a thing at the start of 2018.
I remember liking Tales of Vesperia and then not finishing it because I wanted to leave myself a reason to play what looked to be the superior PS3 version… but then it never came out outside of Japan. The remaster might have some weirdness with the English VO but I was going to play it in Japanese anyways.
Resident Evil 2 seems like a bit more than just a graphical remake, so I’m interested to see what they end up doing to it.
The first two Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel games are getting PS4 ports early in the year with some additions, which is cool because I’ve always heard those games are good but haven’t wanted to plug in my PS3.
Dead or Alive 6 will depend on how it turns out; I’ve always liked the series a bit more casually than other fighting games, but the genre is kinda packed with good games right now so it might be difficult for this one to make an impact for me at full price.
Devil May Cry 5 looks good from what I’ve seen. Kinda out of the loop on that series’ plot but I feel like I’m maybe not too concerned about that?
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice–I have already paid money for this game. Maybe I shouldn’t have done that with Activision publishing it, but… I feel like it’s a relatively safe bet at this point.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. Hey, they’re making their annual Atelier game, and this time they’re invoking the name of maybe their best trilogy… or at least my favorite trilogy.
Those are kinda my games that actually have scheduled release dates up to April. Daemon X Machina, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and (finally) Indivisible don’t have dates but they all feel like pretty safe bets to make 2019. I imagine Code Vein will also finally make it out, though I have my concerns at this point. Hopefully they can do what Nioh did after its bumpy development/early reception.
Speaking of bumpy development, I had thought that 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim was definitely dead, but apparently it recently got rated in Korea. Problem is that it’s a Vanillaware game, so it’s almost certainly under the gun of some recent Sony policies that I could see that being the final nail in the coffin, along with what I can only assume have been many other nails since it got announced.
I dunno if I want to play Dreams, but I think I want to watch other people play it?
Not sure how much of a chance these have for 2019, but I’d be happy to see any of Doom Eternal, Granblue Fantasy Versus, and Granblue Fantasy Relink make it out.