Resident Evil 2

Available now | Capcom | PS4, XBOX, PC | Rated M

Available now, Resident Evil 2 is a remake of the original Resident Evil 2 that was released for PlayStation all the way back in 1998. After nearly two decades, this reimagined survival horror game features an “over-the-shoulder” third-person shooter gameplay style, similar to 2005’s Resident Evil 4.

Amid a zombie outbreak, players can control rookie officer Leon S. Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield as they attempt to make it out of Raccoon City alive.

The story features heightened character and environment detail, a more modern gameplay, and brand new cut scenes.

Days Gone

April 26 | Sony Interactive Entertainment | PS4 | Rated M

Days Gone is an open world, post-apocalyptic action game set in the high desert of the Pacific Northwest. Players can control Deacon St. John, a former outlaw turned bounty hunter struggling to survive. While battling nature’s harshest elements, players will have to face Freakers—fast-evolving, zombie-like creatures that players can study and adapt to.

Players can explore the landscape, craft new items, and complete objectives, all while experiencing an ever-changing weather system that features a day-night cycle.

Mario Kart Tour

Summer 2019 | Nintendo | Mobile | Rating Pending

Mario Kart Tour is Nintendo’s latest property to go mobile, following in the footsteps of Super Mario Run, Fire Emblem Heroes, and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, all of which offer free gameplay on touch-enabled devices. While little is known about this upcoming mobile racing game, gamers can expect it to arrive sometime in summer 2019.

Far Cry New Dawn

February 15 | Ubisoft | PS4, XBOX, PC | Rating Pending

Like previous installments of the game, Far Cry New Dawn is an action-adventure first-person shooter game that lets players explore an open-world environment. Picking up where Far Cry 5 left off, the surprisingly colorful game acts more as a continuation of past events than a full-on sequel. Following the nuclear explosion that took place in the last game, players can assume the role of a new customizable character, recruit fellow humans and animals, and loot enemy encampments in a quest for treasure.

Kingdom Hearts III

Available now | Square Enix Co. Ltd. | PS4 | Rated E 10+

This PS4-exclusive is the newest installment in the Kingdom Hearts video games series, and it’s long overdue. After nearly 13 years since the previous iteration, Kingdom Hearts III brings Disney and Pixar worlds into the fold. Players follow Sora, Donald Duck, and Goofy as they try and stop an evil entity known as the Heartless from taking control of the universe. Along the way, players join forces with iconic characters to complete challenges and persevere against the darkness.

Yoshi’s Crafted World

March 29 | Nintendo | Nintendo Switch | Rated E

Available only on the Nintendo Switch, Yoshi’s Crafted World lets players jump into a world made entirely of everyday objects—such as boxes, sticks, paper cups, and more. Players can adventure through each level, and then make their way back to the start by completing the stage backward on the reverse side. Go solo to take on obstacles and villains, such as Zombie Guys, Skelesaurus, Ukiki, and Monty Mole, or pass a Joy-Con controller to a friend for two-player co-op play.

Team Sonic Racing

May 21 | SEGA | PS4, XBOX, PC | Rating Pending

Team Sonic Racing will combine elements of arcade and fast-paced style racing to create the ultimate multiplayer competition. Racing as a team, players can share power-ups, speed boosts, and more in an effort to knock out opponents in as many as four modes, including Grand Prix, Exhibition, Time-Trial, and Team Adventure. With 15 playable characters and vehicle customization, there’s something for any racing style.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

June 21 | Activision | PS4, XBOX, Nintendo Switch | Rating Pending

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a remake of the original Crash Team Racing game, featuring original game modes, characters, tracks, power-ups, weapons, and controls.

New content will include tracks, online play, kart customization, and more, so players can power slide to glory with assets that stretch beyond the original game.

Mortal Kombat 11

April 23 | Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment | PS4, XBOX, PC, Nintendo Switch | Rating Pending

Mortal Kombat 11 stole the show at The Game Awards last year when it was revealed that an 11th installment would be added to the already popular franchise. Developed by NetherRealm Studios, the fighting game will bring back the familiar violent and over-the-top gameplay style that fans have come to love about the title.

This article was originally published in the Pop Insider’s Winter 2019 Issue No. 2, click here to read more!

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