New gaming releases in 2022!
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Calling all gamers! It's looking like 2022 will be another big year for video games!
Whether you play on your XBOX, PlayStation, PC or Nintendo Switch, you shouldn't have to worry about running out of new games to play as another year of exciting releases are ahead of us.
Like most movie releases, the entire gaming schedule has been changing over the last couple of years due to the many disruptions caused by the pandemic. Release dates have been repeatedly shuffled around and development has continued to slow down across the board, including titles being held back by over a year!
However, because of the amount of delays in 2020 AND 2021, it means that a few games were delayed until early 2022. Which means that the next couple of months of the year are looking bright!
There are some major releases hitting the shelves over the next few weeks including Horizon Forbidden West, Dying Light 2 and Elden Ring all dropping in February.
And, of course there are also plenty of upcoming games that are yet to have release dates confirmed.
Here are just a few of the new releases we can expect from 2022:
Pokemon Legends: Arceus
We've had Pokemon remakes but what about... pre-makes?
Set in the same area as the recent Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl games, Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a prequel to these previous Pokemon games, however it is set in a completely different era. Despite the reimagined setting, the new game should be instantly familiar to Pokemon fans as it retains all of the usual gameplay ideas and features classic characters.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set for release on January 28th exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
2022 is a very exciting time for Destiny 2 fans!
Ahead of the games fifth anniversary, Destiny 2's major expansion will bring in a new story, a new raid, new dungeons and a new weapon type called the Glaive.
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen launches on February 22nd 2022 across all game platforms.
Despite being hit by a couple of delays, the Elden Ring release date is finally in sight! Now you might be thinking, with the name Elden Ring that this game has something to do with Lord of the Rings, well... you're way off.
Elden Ring takes place in The Lands Between, a realm where the titular Elden Ring has been destroyed and its shards scattered.
After a number of delays, the Elden Ring release date has been confirmed and is set for release on the 25th February 2022. Elden Ring will be available on both current generation and last generation consoles, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Marvel's Midnight Suns
Superheroes assemble! Get ready to see Wolverine, Iron Man, Doctor Strange, Blade and Ghost Rider together in Marvel's Midnight Suns.
A new Marvel game is coming! An official description of the game has been shared and it teases "Confront the darker side of the Marvel Universe and live among its legends in all all-new tactical RPG".
Well, what do we know so far? Wolverine, Iron Man, Blade, and Ghost Rider are amongst the confirmed superheroes and we also know that players will be able to customise and control a brand new superhero. How exciting!
A specific release date is yet to be confirmed but the Marvel's Midnight Suns release date is scheduled for a March 2022 release.
Gran Turismo 7
Now we all know (gamer or no gamer) that Gran Turismo has been THE game to play on PlayStation consoles ever since the original GT launched in 1997.
Growing up, Gran Turismo was the racing game to play and now here we are, in 2022 with a NEW edition of the classic. Last year, we found out that Gran Turismo 7 will be coming soon, fast forward to 2022 and we now have a release date!
Gran Turismo 7 is set for release on 4th March 2022.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
This is the next Final Fantasy game we will be getting before FFXVI.
Final Fantasy fans don't get too excited though as this release is not a brand new game but a remake with a new story inspired by the original Final Fantasy game from 1987.
Final Fantasy Origin is scheduled for release on March 18th on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
A magical parkour adventure.
Forspoken follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes and battle monstrous creatures.
Unfortunately, Forspoken is specifically a PS5 console exclusive but it will be available to play on PC too.
Forspoken is set for release on May 24th 2022.
Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
The first-person action-adventure is coming to PS4, Windows PC and Xbox One and will also be playable on Amazon Luna and Google Stadia streaming platforms.
Developed still have their sights on a 2022 release with the 2nd movie scheduled to hit cinemas on December 16th.
What game are you most excited about getting your hands on?
Let us know in the comments below!