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A new year means new video game releases. From an update to Street Fighter V to Red Dead Redemption 2, here’s my round up of the most exciting video games of 2018.

Street Fighter V Arcade Edition

In an interesting twist, Capcom is releasing an update almost 2 years after the the initial release of Street Fighter V in 2016. The update includes new battle modes, team battle mode, the 12 characters previously released in DLCs, as well as a new colour-coded training mode.

The game will be updated for free for those who already have the base game. It will be released January 16

Far Cry 5

Ubisoft’s latest offering in the Far Cry franchise looks to be even more free-roaming than previous editions. Far Cry games are known for their open-world mechanics, this edition seems to work on making missions easier to pick and choose.

Far Cry 5 is set in Hope County where a cult leader has led the community into a life of destruction and death. It sounds like we’re going to get a Mad Max story with a game set in the American wilderness.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Possibly the most anticiapted game of 2018. Rockstar have fans in a frenzy with every teaser, trailer and tweet. The game follows the Van Der Linde gang and you’re outlaw Arthur Morgan.

But if there’s ever going to be a game that lives up to it’s hype, then it’s going to be Red Dead Redemption. Open-world action with intricate story telling? Yes please. This is a prequal everyone wants.

Anthem

Anthem is EA’s contender to Destiny. We like shooting things in space. We want sci-fi shootouts against monsters. With four class types to pick from, ranging from heavy hitters in giant exosuits to speedy light-footed rangers, we’re anticiapting a single world game that fits different fighting styles.

Some of you might be wondering, so we want this? Another space game? The answer is of course, yes, yes we do. It’s a big order to ask for and compete against in this genre, but EA have the team and budget to do it.

A Way Out

Have you ever wanted to live the TV show Prison Break? Well now you can. Sort of. A Way Out looks intriguing. If you’re burnt out on FPS in openworld scenery, then this might be the game for you.

It’s also one of the few games designed to played in co-op with a splitscreen. Both characters however may get split up and follow different story paths at certain point. You’re going to need to work together IRL as well as on screen to break out.

Monster Hunter: World

The game I’m personally most looking forward to is Monster Hunter: World. It’s been a long time since the MH franchise had a console. Perhaps this online multiplayer will finally get the West as addicted to Monster Hunter as Japan!

Monster Hunter: World promises to give what all MH games do. You fight big-ass monsters with big-ass weapons. Unless you’re a dual blade user. With a range of weapons from giant swords to bows and arrows to a rifle, you can hunt monsters no matter what your playstyle.

 

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