The biggest new games of 2023
The 2019s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order was one of the most surprising Star Wars adaptations from the last decade. Partly modeled after the design of Dark souls series, Fallen order was a challenging, mature and deep action game that featured some really compelling moves from the depths Star Wars‘ history.
Set five years after the events of the first game, Survivor continues the adventures of Jedi Cal Kestis as he continues to elude the Empire while balancing the need for survival against his responsibilities. All eyes are directed Survivorand it appears that it may live up to some considerable expectations.
Street Fighter 6
Release date: TBA (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
Street Fighter V debuted six years ago to a largely mixed reception. But over the years, Capcom updated that sequel in ways that showed just how great a modern one is Street Fighter the game can be. Now they look to restore the franchise to its full former glory with Street Fighter 6.
While Street Fighter 6 looks set to please the fighting series’ most die-hard fans, it’s the game’s new accessibility features and action-adventure exploration elements that make it so exciting. Can Capcom do the near impossible and make one Street Fighter games that appeal to new players and veterans alike?
Suikoden I&II HD Remaster Gate Rune and Dunan Unification Wars
Release date: TBA (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Ignore the long title and simply know that these are the remasters of the first two The Sui Code game you’ve been waiting for. For those who don’t know, that means these are remasters of two of the best RPGs ever made.
The The Sui Code games were not fully appreciated in their time, meaning that many people never got to play them or share their experiences with others. These remasters should give gamers everywhere the opportunity to see why these titles set a standard for genre greatness that many fans feel even the best RPGs can’t match.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Release Date: TBA (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/Series S)
It’s been a long, hard road Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. The somewhat unlikely sequel to a beloved cult classic has faced numerous delays and various production issues that have cast the once-bright prospects into the very shadows in which the characters inhabit.
Still, there are reasons to hope so Bloodlines 2 might just end up offering the kind of vampire RPG experience that millions have been waiting for. The skeleton of this project’s success is certainly there, although it remains to be seen if this game’s biggest ideas will end up being more than an albatross.
Warhammer 40K: Space Marines 2
Release date: TBA (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
While there are undoubtedly a few also many Warhammer games out there, the fact is that many of them are actually quite good. This applies in particular Warhammer 40,000: Space Marines; a hack-and-slash adventure game that fell somewhere in between Gears of War and old-school god of war in terms of style and substance.
Based on what we know, this sequel will retain all of these qualities while improving on some of the original game’s particularly rough edges. If it all comes together, this series could go from “surprisingly good” to “legitimately great” while still offering the best pure action experience of 2023.
Release date: February 17 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
It has always been a little surprising that the fast growing Monster hunter franchise has not inspired more copycats. Although it is not easy to make a great one Monster hunter-styled game, you’d think more studios would at least take a stab at the concept.
If nothing else, Wild hearts looks like it might be that game. Apparently built around some of Monster hunterkey game aspects, Wild hearts may even be able to refine some of Monster hunterits yankier legacy elements and offers those who have never been able to get into that series because of them a chance to see what all the fuss is about.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
Release date: March 3 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 5)
For decades, developer Team Ninja has been one of the leading names in action games. Now, the studio behind Ninja Gaiden and Nioh returns with one of their most ambitious titles yet.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty appears to be developing the “Soulslike” gameplay concepts that Team Ninja experimented with Nioh. While Wow long will feature many of the new genre’s design trademarks, its fast-paced action and historical mythology visual design elements playing to the strengths of the game’s nearly impeccable developers. This could easily end up being the most exciting new property of 2023.