Video game lovers will have several options in 2023 to stay tied to their PC or their cell phone with this adrenaline rush. Today we share with you the video games that are coming this year, some with a longer wait.
ASSASSIN’S CREED MIRAGE
The Assassin’s Creed franchise returns to take us back to the Islamic Golden Age in all its glory. Set in 9th century Baghdad, this installment promises us a journey through an open world with the essence of the first games in the saga.
And it is that “Assassin’s Creed Mirage” promises to return to the gameplay of the origins, dispensing a little with the RPG elements to give prominence to stealth, action and platforms as an essential part of the mechanics.
It will be available on PC and on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S consoles; although the exact release date is yet to be announced, but rumors suggest that it will be out around August.
AVATAR: FRONTIERS OF PANDORA
It has been more than ten years that we have had to wait to enjoy the second installment of “Avatar” in the cinema. James Cameron has triumphed in style with “Avatar: The Way of Water”, which has raised 500 million dollars in its first weekend.
To continue enjoying Pandora, you are in luck: you won’t have to wait that long, because in 2023 the video game “Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora” will arrive, in which the action and adventure will allow us to explore the planet of the Na’vi from the blue skin of one of them, traveling through an open world worthy of the cinema.
The exact release date is not yet known, but it can be enjoyed on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S consoles and on PC.
DEAD ISLAND 2
Zombies definitely never go out of style. And if not, tell all that public that has been devastated after the shocking ending of “The Walking Dead.” Fortunately, there are other ways to enjoy the walking dead.
And it is that the saga “Dead Island” finally continues with its second installment, “Dead Island 2”, which fans have been waiting for so long. Set in Los Angeles, it will make us situate ourselves after a zombie apocalypse.
The video game will go on sale on April 28 and you can enjoy it on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S.
Despite all the controversies surrounding Activision Blizzard due to the harassment of female workers and questionable conditions of its employees, and its convoluted plot to buy it from Microsoft, the truth is that Blizzard continues to have sagas to its credit that many gamer want to continue playing.
This is the case of “Diablo”, the company’s darkest and starkest angels and demons action role-playing game, which returns for a fourth installment. Set in the fantastic world of Sanctuary, this time Lilith will be the main threat in an open universe.
Diablo IV is scheduled to be released on June 6, to anticipate the summer heat with all its dose of infernals. They will be able to enjoy it on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S and Xbox One.
If there is a game in the “Final Fantasy” franchise that is the flagship of the saga, that is the “Final Fantasy VII” from 1997. So much so, that many eagerly awaited the “remake” that was released in 2020. .
Now, Square Enix proposes “Final Fantasy VII Rebirth”, a continuation of the story that hooked so many players, about which not much is known yet and that it will be available in 2023 and at first it seems that exclusively for PlayStation 5, although the date is to be announced.
This is not the only surprise in the saga, because a new title is also in development, “Final Fantasy XVI”, whose launch, also for PS5, is scheduled for June 22, and which promises to modernize its combat and action system, but bring back the classic elements of the saga, with deep cinematics and narrative, complex characters and plot, and a medieval setting.
HORIZON CALL OF THE MOUNTAIN
That Aloy, the protagonist of the “Horizon” games, is one of the heroines of the moment is already popular knowledge: she has even been on the cover of Vogue, breaking stereotypes and canons and captivating players with the history of each video game.
Now, we will have it back in “Horizon: Call of the Mountain”, a title that arrives soon, on February 22, for Play 5 and to be enjoyed with Sony’s virtual reality on PlayStation VR2.
Despite all the controversies surrounding JK Rowling and her controversial statements about the LGTBI community, Harry Potter remains one of the most acclaimed and fan-favorite works.
In fact, there are many who want to continue enjoying the magical world through the most anticipated video game in the wizarding boy franchise, which is none other than “Hogwarts Legacy” whose launch is scheduled for the beginning of the year, on February 10.
In this open-world role-playing video game, players will be able to visit the most famous College of Witchcraft and Wizardry of all time just a century before the events of Harry’s story.
It will be playable on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Switch.
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: TEARS OF THE KINGDOM
Zelda is another of those video game sagas whose world, Hyrule, as well as its setting and characters (especially Link and Zelda) have marked a lot of players. Deliveries like “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” or “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” are already considered cult games.
It is the latter that finally receives a sequel that is set to be the best-seller for Nintendo in 2023 (since Zelda is an exclusive franchise for Japanese consoles). This is “The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom”, which will go on sale on May 11.
ONE PIECE ODYSSEY
The manganime “One Piece” has several records to its credit, such as 500 million copies sold worldwide, being the comic with the most chapters published by the same author (Eiichiro Oda).
If the latest film in the franchise, “One Piece Film Red”, has been a success, it has even had the presence of a famous Spanish-speaking youtuber dubbing the songs in Spain (Miree Music), and a well-known musical actress in Latin America (Aitza Terán), it is not surprising what is coming in 2023.
And it is that as soon as the year begins, on January 13, the role-playing video game “One Piece Odyssey” will be released for PC, PS5, PS4 and Xbox Series X / S, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the saga allowing pirates to enjoy most famous of the seven seas like never before.
STREET FIGHTER 6
If there is a fighting game saga that is mythical among all the classics, it is “Street Fighter”, whose first game revolutionized arcades and has emblematic fighters like Ryu, Ken or Chun Li.
And, in the run-up to the summer of 2023, on June 2, “Street Fighter 6” will finally see the light of day, an installment that promises to end the war between button mashers and skilled players by offering different game modes and available for PC and on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S consoles.
BONUS: THE LORD OF THE RINGS: GOLLUM
Although this was going to be a list of 10 of the many and highly anticipated games for 2023, it was impossible not to add this proposal whose exact release date is still a mystery, but which promises to be one of the most interesting video games of the year.
This is “The Lord of The Rings: Gollum”, a game for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S that will allow us to explore Middle-earth from a new perspective: that of the eyes of the very Gollum.
These are just some of the interesting games that will arrive this year, but there are many more: the relaunch of “Resident Evil 4”, or titles like “Wild Hearts”, “The Wolf Among Us 2”, “Star Wars Jedi : Survivor”, “Metal Slug Tactics” “Starfield”, “Kirby’s Return to Dream Land Deluxe”, “Sea of Stars”, “Pikmin 4”, “Marvel’s Spiderman 2”, “Forspoken”, “Dead Space” or “Redfall” ” are others of those who will arrive stomping.