The end of the year 2022 will be busy for video game lovers. Many studios have planned to launch new games during the last months and the impatience is palpable around some titles. Here is a list of the 11 most anticipated games.
1- The Lord of the Rings: Gollum (September 1)
J. R. R. Tolkien’s novel is going to have a new adaptation outside the cinema. Gamers will soon be able to play as the cunning Gollum in a video game developed by Daedalic Entertainment. But other well-known characters from the universe will also make an appearance. Gollum’s adventure will begin in the prison of Barad-dûr. To escape from Mordor, he will have to defeat Sauron’s army through combat and infiltration missions. The gameplay will be in third person only in single player mode. The appointment is made for September 1, 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC and Nintendo Switch.
2- Splatoon 3 (September 09)
Splatoon 3 is a third-person shooter video game developed by Nintendo EPD. This new game will follow Splatoon 2 and will be influenced by the outcome of the Splatfest event. Splatoon 3 will take place in Splatsville, also known as “Chaos City”. Players will get new customization options such as clothing and haircuts. Additional weapons and stores will be available in Splatoon 3. The much-anticipated game will be available on October 09, 2022 in multiplayer and single player modes on Nintendo Switch.
3- Overwatch 2 (October 4)
he first-person shooter is also getting a makeover. Blizzard Entertainment intends to offer in this new opus a modernized version with more dynamic graphics. If Overwatch 2 is so eagerly awaited, 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 more balanced battle between robots and humans. From October 4 forward, Player versus. Player (PVP) will be available in early access and free-to-play. TThe PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Microsoft Windows, and Nintendo Switch consoles are all compatible with the game. Owners of the initial version will be able to merge their pack with Overwatch 2 without the benefit of the PVE mode.
4- Gotham Knights (25 October)
Scheduled for release on October 25, 2022, Gotham Knights is a third-person action game based on the DC Comics universe. It will take place in the mythical city of Gotham City where players will be able to embody 4 characters. Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing, and Red Hood will have the mission to bring order after the death of Batman. They will have to deal with the Penguin, Mr. With the Court of Owls, Freeze. In addition to the single-player mode, Gotham Knights will feature online multiplayer. The game is developed by WB Games Montreal and Warner Bros is the publisher. IMicrosoft Windows, the PS5, and the Xbox Series will all support it.
5- Call Of Duty (2022): Modern Warfare II (28 October)
he release of Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is confirmed for October 28, 2022. Fans of this first-person shooter will continue the war started in the 2019 opus Modern Warfare. The upcoming Call of Duty integrates multiplayer and single-player modes as in other titles in the franchise. For this installment, Infinity Ward and Activision promise more realism in gameplay. Captain Price and Task Force 141 will once again try to take down the Colombian drug cartels. To do this, players will be able to opt for 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 the acquisition of Activision by Microsoft.
6- Pokémon Scarlet/Purple (November 18)
Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet are the next releases in the franchise of the same name. They are RPG games with a multiplayer mode in addition to the usual single player version. Unlike the previous releases, the two new ones will take place in an open world where many discoveries await the tamers. Scarlet and Violet also introduce the 9th generation of Pokémon and differ mostly in the teachers. On November 18, 2018, both will be available on Nintendo Switch.
7- Hogwarts Legacy: The Hogwarts Legacy (November or December)
Hogwarts Legacy is the first video game based on the Harry Potter universe. It is scheduled for release in November or December 2022, but no official date has been announced yet. The popularity of the Hogwarts novels and their cinematic adaptations has already benefited the game. Avalanche Software created and Warner Bros. released Hogwarts Legacy. It will give players the opportunity to play as a male or female character in the famous wizarding school. Goblins that want his powers will have to be defeated by the protagonist. The game will be accessible on PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series (Windows).
8- The Callisto Protocol (December 02)
With The Callisto Protocol, Glen Schofield and Striking Distance Studios will offer on December 02, 2022 a new scary survival game. The narrative takes place in Black Iron, a jail that is situated on Callisto, a dead moon of Jupiter, in the year 2320. Players will be in the shoes of Jacob Lee, a prisoner who will have to face creepy creatures born from an infection that has spread in Black Iron. Jacob Lee’s main missions will be to escape the prison and discover the origins of the plot. He will also have to survive in battle while unlocking equipment and skills. The Callisto Protocol will be playable on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series, and Xbox One.
9- Slime Rancher 2 (End 2022)
Slime Rancher 1 was a phenomenon in the video game world. Its principle is to collect as many slimes (fictional creatures) as possible and to raise them in a ranch built by the player. The first part of the game was a huge success, so the anticipation for Slime Rancher 2 is unbearable. The new opus will still allow players to embody Beatrix LeBeau who will go to a territory called Rainbow Island. The game will probably be available at the end of the year on PC and Xbox Series X|S.
10- Little Devil Inside (End 2022)
Developed by Neostream Interactive, Little Devil Inside describes the adventures of monster hunters. The game’s otherworldly setting combines action and survival. Players will have to achieve their mission objectives through various courses. They will have to brave environmental conditions like snow or desert on their way. firearms, a sword, a shield, etc. will be made available to them and survival items (grapples, tents, kitchen tools…) will be included in the goods. The release of Little Devil Inside has been announced for the end of the year. It will be available in cooperative mode and in solo version on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series, PC and Nintendo Switch.
11- Sonic Frontiers (End 2022)
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Frontiers, a future video game, will be published around the holidays in 2022. The game will be released by Sega on the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC through Steam. Sonic Team is working on developing it. Sonic the Hedgehog is separated from Tails and Amy after he falls into a wormhole in Sonic Frontiers while he investigates the enigmatic Starfall Islands in search of the Chaos Emeralds.