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15 most anticipated video games by the end of 2022

The end of 2022 will be a busy year for video game lovers. Many studios have planned releases of new opuses over the past months, and the impatience around some of the titles is palpable. Here is a list of the 15 most anticipated games.

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1 – The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (September 1)

JRR Tolkien’s novel is getting a new adaptation outside of cinema. Gamers will soon be able to bring the very cunning Gollum to life in a video game developed by Daedalic Entertainment. But there will be other famous characters from the universe. Gollum’s adventure begins in Barad-dur Prison. To escape from Mordor, he will have to defeat Sauron’s army between combat missions and infiltration missions. The gameplay will be third-person only in single player mode. Appointment set for September 1, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC, and Nintendo Switch.

2- The Last Of Us: Part 1 (02 September)

A remake of the first The Last Of Us game is also expected later this year. It will be available on PS5 and PC. Players will not embark on a new post-apocalyptic adventure with Joel and Ellie. The plot will most likely be the same as in the beginning, but with gameplay improvements. The 2022 opus will bring modern and dynamic graphics that will contribute to the immersion of this third-person game. The redesign will also make controls and accessibility options more appropriate. There will be some characters from the second part.

3— Platoon 3 (09 September)

Splatoon 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed by Nintendo EPD. This new part will follow Splatoon 2 and will depend on the outcome of the Splatfest event. Splatoon 3 will take place in Splatsville, which is still called the “City of Chaos”. Players will be offered new customization options such as clothing and hairstyles. Additional weapons and other shops will be available in Splatoon 3. The long-awaited game will be available on October 09, 2022 in multiplayer and single player modes on Nintendo Switch.

4 – Overwatch 2 (October 4)

The first-person shooter is also getting an overhaul. Blizzard Entertainment intends to offer a modernized version with more dynamic graphics in this new opus. If Overwatch 2 has been a long wait, it’s because it also brings new features. Players will now be able to play in PVE (Player vs. Environment) mode and activate a story mode that better explores the game’s universe. Overwatch 2 also features new heroes for a balanced confrontation between robots and humans. Starting October 4, Player vs. Player (PVP) will be available in advance and freely available. The game is compatible with PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Microsoft Windows and Nintendo Switch platforms. Owners of the initial version will be able to combine their package with Overwatch 2 without using the PVE mode.

5— To Plague Tale: Requiem (October 18)

The adventures of Amicia and Hugo continue in the south of France in this new opus A Plague Tale. The story of the game developed by Asobo Studios still takes place in the Middle Ages, but a few years after A Plague Tale: Innocence. The Black Plague and the Inquisition will continue to be the focus of the two protagonists, while not forgetting the rats, which will become even more ferocious. Plague Tale: Requiem will release on October 18, 2022 on PS5, Windows, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch (Cloud).

6 – Gotham Knights (October 25)

Scheduled for October 25, 2022, Gotham Knights is a third-person action game based on the DC Comics universe. The action will take place in the mythical city of Gotham City, where players will be able to embody 4 characters. Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and the Red Hood will have to clean up after Batman’s death. They will fight the Penguin, Mister Freeze or even the Court of Owls. In addition to the single-player mode, Gotham Knights will integrate online multiplayer. The game is developed by WB Games Montreal and published by Warner Bros. It will be available on PS5, Xbox Series and Microsoft Windows.

7. Call Of Duty (2022): Modern Warfare II (October 28)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been confirmed for release on October 28, 2022. Fans of this first-person shooter will continue the war started in the 2019 Modern Warfare opus. The next Call of Duty combines multiplayer and single player modes. like other games in the franchise. For this component, Infinity Ward and Activision promise more realism in terms of gameplay. Captain Price and Task Force 141 will once again attempt to take down the Colombian drug cartels. To do this, players can choose direct combat or infiltration missions. Call Of Duty (2022): Modern Warfare 2 will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and PS4/PS5 despite being acquired by Microsoft Activision.

8— Bayonetta 3 (October 28)

The action game “defeat them all” returns in the third part. Like previous games, Bayonetta 3 will be a Nintendo Switch exclusive. Monster hunting will resume on October 28, 2022, and the witch’s adventure promises to be even more exciting. With the advent of new monsters, Bayonetta will also receive additional powers. In addition to the main story, players will be able to run alternate versions.

9-God Of War Ragnarok (November 09)

The continuation of the story of Kratos and his son Atreus is probably the most anticipated. The sequel to 2018’s God of War opus, the game has been making waves since its official announcement. The main characters will face cruel enemies, and will also begin the search for the truth. But the hardest thing for them will be to survive Ragnarok. The game universe remains explosive with new powers, the addition of deadly weapons, and access to new kingdoms. God of War Ragnarok, developed by Santa Monica Studio, will be available on November 9, 2022 on PS4 and PS5.

10 – Pokémon Scarlet/Purple (November 18)

Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Purple are the next releases of the franchise of the same name. These are RPG type games with a multiplayer mode in addition to the normal single player version. Unlike the old opuses, the action of the two new ones will take place in an open world, where many discoveries await the tamers. Scarlet and Violet also represent the 9th generation of Pokémon and differ mainly in their teachers. On November 18, 2018, both games will be available on Nintendo Switch.

11- Hogwarts Legacy: Hogwarts Legacy (November or December)

Hogwarts Legacy is the first video game based on the Harry Potter universe. Its release is scheduled for November or December 2022, but no official date has been announced yet. The game is already building on the success of the Hogwarts books and their adaptations. Hogwarts Legacy is developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. It will give players the opportunity to embody a male or female character in the famous school of wizardry. The main character will have to face the goblins, thirsting for his strength. The game will be available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC (Windows).

12- Protocol Callisto (December 02)

Together with The Callisto Protocol on December 2, 2022, Glen Schofield and Striking Distance Studios will release a new survival horror game. The story takes place in the year 2320 in the Dark Iron, a prison located on Jupiter’s dead moon called Callisto. Players will take on the role of Jacob Lee, a prisoner who must fight terrifying creatures spawned by an infection that has spread throughout the Black Iron. The main missions of Jacob Lee will be escaping from prison and uncovering the origins of the conspiracy. He will also have to survive by fighting, unlocking equipment and skills. Callisto Protocol will be available on Xbox Series, Xbox One, PS4, PS5 and PC.

13 – Slime Rancher 2 (Late 2022)

Slime Rancher 1 has become a phenomenon in the gaming world. Its principle is to collect as many slimes (fictional creatures) as possible and grow them on a ranch built by the player. The first part was a great success and the anticipation around Slime Rancher 2 is unbearable. The new Opus will still allow players to embody Beatrix LeBeau, who will travel to a territory called Rainbow Island. The game will likely be available later this year on PC and Xbox Series X|S.

14. Little Devil Inside (Late 2022)

Little Devil Inside, developed by Neostream Interactive, describes the adventures of monster hunters. The game combines action and survival in the supernatural world. Players will need to reach their mission objectives at the end of various courses. Along the way, they will have to overcome weather conditions such as snow or desert. They will be given weapons (pistol, sword, shield, etc.) and survival items (grips, tents, cooking utensils, etc.) will be part of the items. The release of Little Devil Inside is scheduled for the end of the year. It will be available in co-op and single player modes on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, PC and Nintendo Switch.

15 – Sonic Frontiers (Late 2022)

Little Devil Inside, developed by Neostream Interactive, describes the adventures of monster hunters. The game combines action and survival in the supernatural world. Players will need to reach their mission objectives at the end of various courses. Along the way, they will have to overcome weather conditions such as snow or desert. They will be given weapons (pistol, sword, shield, etc.) and survival items (grips, tents, cooking utensils, etc.) will be part of the items. The release of Little Devil Inside is scheduled for the end of the year. It will be available in co-op and single player modes on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, PC and Nintendo Switch.

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