Total War: Three Kingdoms – March 2019
The Total War franchise expands again, this time into China. With a whole new setting and history to contend with, the game looks to improve and expand upon the diplomatic options you can have with other factions and not to mention a new army system whereby you have your Warlords in charge alongside your other heroes that take charge of different units in your army. I’m a massive Total War fan and this is why I’m setting this as my most anticipated game, Creative Assembly have really challenged the mould on their previous games in regards to their army system development and pushed the boat out with their diplomacy, I can’t wait to unify China under my rule!
Imperator: Rome – TBC 2019
Is this going to be the challenger to Creative Assembly’s Rome Total War? It certainly looks promising and has had a swathe of good reviews. We go back to the times after Alexander the Great has passed and the world is available yet again to conquer and challenge. You must control your political environment and lead your factions to global domination, which I’ll be certain to partake in and look to conquer for Rome in this game too.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – Christmas 2019
EA and Respawn Entertainment have kept pretty tight lipped about this one with no screenshots or trailers, they’ve said the game tells an original story around a surviving Padawan after the events of Revenge of the Sith. I take it the story will revolve around you, as the Padawan, escaping from Palpatines Order 66 to eradicate the Jedi and that really appeals to me. There have been a few comics about the events of Order 66 and to be able to jump into a game set in that timelime gets the blood going, the website states a holiday 2019 release so let’s see what happens - in Vincent Zampella we trust!
The Division 2 – March 2019
The sequel to The Division, the game takes you back to explore an open world set in Washington DC. Get together with your friends in an online co-op game and fight against others in an open competitive PvP scene. It’s a game that has always intrigued me and I think this time around after playing the original several times courtesy of friends and family I’m going to storm my way around DC.
Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord – TBC may not be 2019
A new game engine for a new Mount and Blade game. The preview videos look fantastic and the graphics have really improved, as have many other gameplay mechanics such as having better diplomacy including bartering and pacts. You’ll see the economy fluctuates by the simple notion of supply and demand in a feudal economy where you can have real influence in using your wealth to invest in farms and workshops. Crafting weapons and an improved siege gameplay experience top the list off but I’m sure we’ll hear and see more new features come to light in 2019. Worryingly they’ve announced this game some years ago and it’s still awaiting release, with all the changes already announced and videos that look really appealing I’m wishing for a 2019 release to set my adventure in Calradia once again.
Tropico 6 – January 2019
Fary Cry: New Dawn – February 2019
GTFO – TBC 2019
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – TBC 2019
The Settlers – TBC 2019
MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries – September 2019