Many video games are scheduled to be released in 2018. Here are my top 13 picks:
13. “The Escapists 2”
A “The Escapists 2” version for the Nintendo Switch will be released on January 11, 2018. It is a sequel of the strategy game developed by Mouldy Toof Studios, published by Team17 and released in 2015.
12. “Street Fighter V Arcade Edition”
Street Fighter V Arcade Edition (Facebook/Street Fighter)
The “Street Fighter V Arcade Edition” will be released on January 16, 2018. It is a standalone retail game sold at a reduced price and an update for the original game’s owners downloaded for free.
11. “Kirby Battle Royale”
Kirby Battle Royale (Facebook/Kirby)
After being released in Japan and Europe in November 2017, “Kirby Battle Royale” will be released North America on January 19, 2018. It is a brawler video game developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo.
10. “Lost Sphear”
Lost Sphear (Facebook/JRPG Warrior)
Released in Japan in October 2017, “Lost Sphear” will be released on January 23, 2018 in Asia, Africa, Oceania and South America, collectively known as the Phase Alternating Line (PAL) region, in Europe and in North America. It is a role-playing video game developed by Tokyo RPG Factory and published by Square Enix.
9. “Dragon Ball FighterZ”
Developed by Arc System Works and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, “Dragon Ball FighterZ” is a 2.5D fighting game. Before its release in Japan on February 1, 2018, it will be released internationally on January 26, 2018.
8. “Monster Hunter: World”
Developed and published by Capcom, “Monster Hunter: World” is an action role-playing video game. It will be released on January 26, 2018.
7. “Dissidia Final Fantasy NT”
Developed by the Team Ninja of Koei Tecmo, “Dissidia Final Fantasy NT” is a fighting game with action role-playing elements published for the PlayStation 4 by Square Enix. It will be released on January 11, 2018 in Japan and on January 30, 2018 internationally.
6. “EA Sports UFC 3”
UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregor will return as the official cover fighter of “EA Sports UFC 3.” Developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports, this mixed martial arts fighting video game will be released on February 2, 2018.
5. “The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia”
Bandai Namco Entertainment is currently developing “The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia.” It will be released in Europe and North America on the PlayStation 4 on February 9, 2018.
4. “Attack on Titan 2”
Developed by Omega Force and published by Koei Tecmo, “Attack on Titan 2” is the sequel of the 2016 action and hack and slash video game based on Hajime Isayama’s manga series of the same name. The sequel will be released on March 20, 2018.
3. “Yakuza 6: The Song of Life”
Developed and published by Sega, “Yakuza 6: The Song of Life” is scheduled for worldwide release for PlayStation 4 on March 20, 2018. It is the seventh main entry in the “Yakuza” series of action-adventure video games.
2. “Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection”
Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (Facebook/Clube Do Game)
A compilation of fighting games from the “Street Fighter” series will be released in May 2018 for Windows, Xbox One, Nintendo Swith and PlayStation 4. Titled “Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection,” it was developed and published by Capcom.
1. “Valkyria Chronicles 4”
Developed and published by Sega, “Valkyria Chronicles 4” is a tactical role-playing game. It will be released worldwide in 2018 for Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 although the specific date has yet to be announced.