Upcoming games 2022 : most-anticipated games to watch out for.Taiwo Opadotun
We are already in the second half of the year and there are still lots of upcoming games. According to GamesRadar, the video game titles released so far this year have met the expectations of gamers. But the best is yet to come. The remaining part of the year promises to bring the best titles to gamers. You may wish to check out the new titles that have been released this year such as Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, Sifu, and WWE 2K22 to mention a few.
Whether you play on Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4, or Nintendo Switch, this round of new games for 2022 (September – December) brings together all of the most exciting upcoming titles in the remaining part of the year. We will not be keeping track of specific platforms in this article, if you are after platform-specific video games be sure to head on over to our lists of the most exciting PS5 games, PS4 games, Xbox Series X games, and Switch games.
So, be ready to add these upcoming games in 2022 to your wish list as we dive into their details;
Note: This is not an exhaustive list but they are the most sort after titles according to reviews and demand in Nigeria
Table of contents
- The Last of Us Part 1 (PlayStation 5)
- NBA 2K23 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
- Splatoon 3 (Switch)
- FIFA 23 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
- Overwatch 2 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
- WRC Generations (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
- Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Switch)
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II – (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
- Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC)
- Sonic Frontiers (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
- God of War Ragnarok (PS4, PS5)
- The Callisto Protocol (PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
- High on Life (Xbox Series X/S)
The Last of Us Part 1 (PlayStation 5)
Release date – September 2
Not to be mistaken for the last of us remastered, 2014. The last of us part 1 is the post-apocalyptic events of the video game made by Naughty dogs. No doubt the action-adventure title might be similar to the sequel but from a few years back. It was intended to make use of the modern PS5 features.
Naughty Dog felt it was time to bring the definitive version of The Last of Us Part I using PS5 hardware and technology and wanted to welcome new players by adding vastly expanded accessibility features, modernized gameplay mechanics, and fidelity consistent with The Last of Us Part II. These features also make The Last of Us Part I’s acclaimed storytelling richer and more tactile.
Moreover, you will probably not know the difference until you check the cover image very well. The image above shows clearly the difference.
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NBA 2K23 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
Release date – September 9
The new sport game was built with reality as the focal point. According to Gamesradar, no sports game has ever been this close to reality. Each of the characters was developed with almost all the features including strength, dribble, and donging, of a real-world basketball player. Another novel thing is that the rookie-level has been lowered in difficulty such that a kid can pick up a PS5 pad and get used to the gameplay. Since the 2k games are in the habit of releasing new titles in September of every year, NBA 2k22 was released on September 10, while this new upcoming NBA series will be released on September 9 on all gaming platforms.
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Splatoon 3 (Switch)
Release date – September 9
Splatoon 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch console. Its online multiplayer community is robust. It is one of the best Switch games that will launch this year. With an ESRB Rating of 10 plus, it is can be played by kids aged 10 and above.
FIFA 23 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
Release date – September 30
The most awaited sports video game of 2022 will be available in Nigeria on September 30, while the trailer points to its exclusive and inclusive features. It is sadly going to be the last of the FIFA series. It is developed to make use of the latest feature in the next-gen consoles. The Hypermotion upgrade feature makes the gameplay more realistic, with a 6000-animation frame for data capture, it is nothing less than a real soccer play. When compared with FIFA 22 it has more features and inclusion.
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Overwatch 2 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch)
Release date – October 4
Meanwhile, gamers with a keen interest in Artificial intelligence will find this first shooter game quite interesting. Players will play as a hero, by Slowing down time and raining destruction from above in a jet-powered armor suit. Unlike Overwatch (the sequel), the new video game is set to focus more on storytelling, bringing in new missions to save the earth. Players will be able to wield a shotgun as a primary weapon and a hulking two-handed axe as a secondary weapon to fight enemies as they see fit.
WRC Generations (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Release date – October 13
Come October 13 the World Rally Championship series will add another entry. WRC 10 have done well in spelling out what an open car racing genre should look like. It is expected that the WRC generation will bring more to the fore. The multiplayer league mode, hybrid WRC Rally1 cars, and historical cars will keep you glued to your chair.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Switch)
Release date – October 20
Nintendo Switch owners and lovers will find this entry developed by Nintendo and Ubisoft very captivating. The Hero will try to stop a villain called Cursa, that is hell-bent on absorbing the world’s energy. Although the hero will not be alone in this new entry, he will have assistance by Rabbid Rosalina and the titular Sparks. Players can explore the landscape a lot more in this new entry.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II – (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S)
Release date – October 28
COD has been one of the most played action-first shooter games. The new entry in the series, Call of Duty Modern Warfare II will see the return of the iconic operators of Task Force 141. With its advanced AI and all-new gun handling, it welcomes a new era of online multiplayer games. It will be released on all gaming platforms.
Resident Evil Village: Winters’ Expansion (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC)
Release date– October 28
Capcon presents yet another series of the resident evil village. The Winters’ Expansion is set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7 and resumes the Winters family saga. With the addition of new mercenaries and customization of the subtitles, the winter might just be longer than before for Ethan. You will be able to choose any character such as Lord Karl Heisenberg, and Chris Redfield to mention a few.
Sonic Frontiers (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
Release date – November 8
The blue hedgehog is back and better with a new adventure and a whole new experience of the open free zone. Sonic is stranded on an ancient island teeming with unusual creatures. He needs to brace through Starfall highland at an unprecedented speed. The trailer shown above shows a glimpse of the landscapes and waterfalls. It is suitable for kids aged 7 and above.
God of War Ragnarok (PS4, PS5)
Release date – November 9
Since 2018, there has not been any new God of war series from Santa Monica Studio. But that will change on November, 9. After the God of war Ragnarök’s trailer went viral on the internet, the storyline of him going with his son to the nether realm was confirmed. Players will face all sorts of enemies from way back in ancient history, Thor will pose as one of the biggest enemies, but the new weapons in the fighting game will make them victorious. We recommend you read our review on Ragnarök to get all the information you need about the new video game.
The Callisto Protocol (PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
Release date – (December 2)
This new entry is from a fairly new studio. Striking Distance, the next-gen survival horror game takes place within a maximum-security prison on Jupiter’s moon and promises plenty of gruesome alien nightmare fuel. It might also interest PUBG lovers, the whole gameplay took place in the PUBG universe.
High on Life (Xbox Series X/S)
Release date – December 13
Imagine shooting an alien creature with a colorful talking gun. Players will assume the role of a graduate bounty hunter to rid the school of alien cartel creature that comes in different sizes and shapes. This entry was created by the Rick and Morty creator, Justin Roiland. It is a comedy adventure video game that can be enjoyed by owners of the next-gen console, Xbox Series X.
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