2022 will be a year of great games from start to finish, an interesting mix of genres for all tastes. We anticipate that Elden Ring is on the list, but the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild Y Starfield They are also highly anticipated and top contenders for game of the year. Many of these titles already have a release date and there are others that keep their launch as an enigma. Do you want to meet them? So let’s go straight to the most anticipated releases of 2022.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus – January 28
With Pokémon there are no middle ground: love it or hate it. However, we can agree that he urgently needs to renew. Pokémon Legends: Arceus promises to be something revolutionary and with more freedom than before. This open world adventure takes us back in time in Hisui, an old version of Sinnoh that brings back some elements of Japanese culture and tradition. Your task as a Pokémon trainer will be to collect data and capture monsters to create the first version of the Pokédex. Will it be the beginning of a new era for Pokémon? It’s up to you to discover it.
Horizon: Forbidden West -18th of February
We continue with the latest Guerrilla Games title coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 to continue the legacy of Aloy and her hunt for mechanical beasts. Although all the details have not been revealed, it seems that Horizon: Forbidden West It will be a direct sequel to the first game with high doses of action.
At first sight, Horizon: Forbidden West It looks incredible and puts our protagonist in a world full of uncontrolled beasts that live in all kinds of ecosystems. The PlayStation 5 version is expected to have some advantages, such as imperceptible loading times.
Elden Ring – February 25
As we anticipated, Hidetaka Miyazaki’s new title had to be here. If you are a fan of Dark Souls, you should know that From Software games take us on a journey through desolate worlds where you can die at the slightest provocation. Bandai Namco assures that the extension of these lands will be kilometers long and you will have to ride a horse to make the distances shorter. This means that this is From Software’s biggest game to date.
But not everything is exploration, Elden Ring It has a very refined battle system, and the boss fights make us excited because there will be clashes of swords and huge beasts. As icing on the cake, the talented George RR Martin is part of the creative team for this dark fantasy, so the epic journey is guaranteed. We want to play it now!
Steam Deck – February
Surely you did not expect to see a portable device here, but it was inevitable to include it because of the world of possibilities offered by the Steam Deck. Valve’s laptop was one of the big absentees at the end of 2021. Component shortages slowed down the manufacturing process and had to push its launch window a couple of months later.
This ambitious device will be compatible with about 80% of the Steam library. You can play these titles wherever you want. The Steam Deck It seems to be a dream device, although the forecast indicates that it will be somewhat difficult to get it this year.
Grand Touring 7 – March 4
If you are a master of the steering wheel and your car never turns off because you misplace the clutch, Grand Touring 7 is for you. Polyphony Digital’s work is distinguished by its realism in every way, and this is no exception.
Grand Touring 7 It will offer different modes, and you will surely recognize many of them if you have played any title in the franchise before. Test drives are also back and it has been confirmed that there will be more than 420 cars and 90 tracks to choose from. A very ambitious racing game that seeks to offer a unique simulation experience.
Forspoken – May 24
We went from simulation to fantasy with a role-playing game formerly known as Project Athia. Forspoken bet on the speed of movement in open spaces. Frey, our protagonist, will display parkour movements that will make her fly through the air at full speed.
The battle system looks great and will allow Frey to attack with all kinds of spells while dodging his enemies. It is noted that the control will be responsive and will offer a lot of freedom to the player. About the story we know that it is a mixture of Isekai-style fantasy with a western script. An unusual combination that promises a lot.
The first game without an official release date is Hogwarts Legacy, which will transport us to the magical world of Harry Potter in a more direct way.
Hogwarts Legacy It will make us students of the prestigious school of witchcraft and wizardry in the year 1800. As a student, there will be a lot to do: we will be located in a Hogwarts house and we will be free to explore the area in search of activities and new adventures. As in the original story, we can learn to cast spells, raise magical beasts and fight with our wands. If you’re a Potterhead at heart, you must be excited to play it.
God of War: Ragnarök
Let’s go with one of Sony’s strongest cards this 2022. God of War: Ragnarök will continue Kratos’ fight against the Norse gods in a frozen world.
In this installment, Kratos will have his shield, the Leviathan ax and the Blades of Chaos to leave his trail on a path covered in blood and violence. The presence of Thor, a stocky but powerful god who will face the former god of war, was also confirmed. Throughout the year we will learn the details of this long-awaited game, so we recommend you keep an eye on LEVEL UP.
Miracles exist! The sexiest witch is back in a third installment that we thought would never come, although we still don’t know exactly when. Bayonetta 3 will be released exclusively for the Nintendo Switch after 4 years of its official announcement; the important thing is that we could already see it in action and it looks spectacular.
In addition to showing off a new look for Bayo, the trailer places us in Tokyo while a huge creature attacks a group of police officers. It is noteworthy that, in addition to her attacks, Bayonetta will be able to summon some spirits that she can control from a distance. If you are looking for action and exaggeration in its purest form, we recommend you to put Bayonetta 3 in your wish list.
The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
We continue with the great Nintendo exclusives. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is one of the best games of all time and its sequel is coming to Nintendo Switch very soon. There is little information about the game; It still doesn’t even have an official title, but we’re really excited for its release.
We know that in the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild everything will be darker, will deepen the story and maintain the open world that characterizes it. In addition, you can fly and take your adventure to the sky. Soon we will solve all the mysteries surrounding this long-awaited sequel.
We close this list with a flourish. Bethesda Game Studios brings space travel of colossal proportions to Xbox. Starfield it is described as a next generation game that will let us explore the universe freely. In short, it will be as big as Skyrim, but in space.
Starfield It will be a long game, since its duration aims to exceed 100 hours, at least. The Bethesda title will have very deep RPG elements that you can enjoy in the first or third person, and will come exclusively to the Xbox ecosystem.