The most anticipated video games of 2022

2021 delivered a number of amazing video games. Although, due to covid, a number of games were delayed and pushed into 2022. The result was a so-so year for gaming in 2021. This year also saw the massive hype in January, historically a dormant month on the game-release calendar.

Here are the most exciting games to play in the coming year

 

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

This is probably “the game” the Pokémon franchise needs right now. The game has got a feudal Japan-inspired Hisui region, complete with lush vistas and new regional variants of old-time favorites like Hisuian Growlithe. The game will be launched with a new system of catching Pokemon— apparently a combination of “Pokémon Go” and reflex-based dodging. This game represents the efforts to evolve a more than 25-year-old stale formula. It will be released on January 28 and it would be playable on Nintendo Switch.

God of War: Ragnarok

When we last saw Kratos and Atreus in a bonus scene from 2018′s “God of War,” the father and son had returned to their home in the woods only to be roused by a Mjölnir-wielding Thor who was likely a bit ticked off that the duo had killed his sons. The drama had already been built and now the time has come to continue the story.

Given the foreshadowing at the end of that game, which revealed a mural in the mountain halls of Jotunnheim that seemingly shows Kratos dead in Atreus’s arms, the stakes figure to be pretty high for the upcoming part of the God of War franchise. The release date is yet to be decided. This game can be played on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

Hogwarts Legacy

“Hogwarts Legacy,” is an open-world role-playing game from Warner Bros. Games and Avalanche Software, the studio behind “Disney Infinity”. On the website of “Hogwarts Legacy”, it says players will be able to craft potions, learn spell casting and master something called “Ancient Magic.”

According certain reports “Hogwarts Legacy” will allow players to create transgender characters. Players will be able to independently select their characters, voice and appearances. The game will be available for almost all the gaming set ups including PC, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

Sifu

There are just not enough games that approach hand-to-hand combat seriously, outside of a handful of brawlers and boxing games. “Sifu” by Sloclap may just be the answer, with your fighter dodging and weaving punches and kicks like Jackie Chan using the everything to his advantage.  This will be a must-play for anyone who craves brawler combat that looks like your favorite martial arts movies. The release date is set and it will hit the market on 8th of February. It will be PS4, PS5 and PC friendly.

Redfall

“Redfall,” is an upcoming, vampire-themed co-op FPS game, generated a bit of buzz during Microsoft’s showcase. The game from Arkane Studios showed off a lengthy cinematic that featured a diverse cast of vampire hunters using customizable weapons to take down their bloodsucking foes. The game will be playable on PC, Xbox Series X and Series S. The release date is yet to be decided.