New gaming releases in 2023!
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Now that 2023 is here, if you're into video games then there is a LOT to look forward to.
Thanks to new games from the worlds of Harry Potter, Star Wars, Spider-Man and Resident Evil, it's looking like we will have to keep us entertained this year.
From The Legend of Zelda to Final Fantasy 16 alone, 2023 is shaping up to be a huge year for the gaming industry.
For the third year running, we've seen an increase in big games willing to push their release dates to get a bit more development time but those delays are now coming to an end (we hope!).
All the games delayed in 2021 and 2022 are finally being released in 2023!
Whether you're excited for Hogwarts Legacy and The Legend of Zelda or Final Fantasy 16, there's something for everyone coming in 2023.
This year we are set to see several reboots and remakes, bringing old favourites up to scratch with new graphics.
We know it can be a lot to keep track of, so we've rounded up some of the biggest releases coming to your consoles this year.
Forspoken - 24th January (PS5, PC)
Forspoken is a fish out-of-water tale that follows New Yorker Frey Holland, who somehow manages to get plunged into the fantastical land of Athia.
If you're a fan of the Final Fantasy series, then Forspoken might just be the game for you as the game is developed by many of the same people who created Final Fantasy 15, something that is immediately obvious when you see its real-time action in motion.
The magical parkour adventure will launch on PC and PS5 where it will be a console exclusive for at least two years.
Hogwarts Legacy - 10th February (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
Third time's the charm is the magic rule, so everything crossed that Hogwarts Legacy doesn't break it!
It feels like we've waited forever for this game and it's looking like 2023 is finally going to be the year that we get to play Hogwarts Legacy.
Hogwarts Legacy has been delayed multiple times with a release date originally set for 2021. It was then delayed to 2022 and since then has been delayed once more with the latest release being February 10th 2023.
Set around 100 years before The Boy Who Lived and He Who Shall Not Be Named, Hogwarts Legacy is a big open-world game set at the most famous school of witchcraft and wizardry.
The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Hogwarts Legacy will be released on April 4th, with a Nintendo Switch port arriving on July 25th.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - 17th March (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
Star Wars fans, this one's for you!
The story of Cal Kestis continues in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - a galaxy - spanning, third-person, action adventure game.
This narratively driven, single-player title picks up 5 years after the events of Star Wars: Fallen Order and follows Cal's increasingly desperate flight as the galaxy descends further into darkness. From learning new lightsaber fighting styles to exploring an untamed galaxy, Star Wars Jedi Survivor sounds like it has the right balance of adventure and challenges for any Star Wars fan to get stuck into.
Resident Evil 4 Remake - 24th March (PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
Can you believe that Resident Evil was originally launched in 2005 on the GameCube?! Time flies!
With being originally released as a GameCube exclusive back in 2005, Resident Evil 4 is the most acclaimed title in the franchise. Because of its popularity, CapCom has remastered Resident Evil 4 over and over again and the fans just can't get enough!
After the roaring success of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, CapCom have now decided to give Resident Evil 4 the proper remake treatment.
If the Resident Evil 4 remake is anything like the Resident Evil 2 remake, then this game is sure to be a must play!
Crime Boss: Rockay City - 28th March (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S)
if you love Grand Theft Auto, then you're going to want this game. Whilst we wait for a new GTA game, Crime Boss: Rockay City is guaranteed to fill that GTA - shaped hole in our hearts.
Crime Boss: Rockay City is a first-person game about 90's Florida turf wars and features a celeb-heavy cast. Kill Bill's Michael Madson stars as the protagonist and Travis Barker, Kim Basinger, Danny Trejo, Chuck Norris and Vanilla Ice as the supporting cast.
It's designed to be played alone of with friends, it's the best of both.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - 12th May (Nintendo Swtich)
Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a sequel to one of the greatest games of all time. Now we all know that Nintendo has a habit of delaying Zelda games and Tears of the Kingdom has already been delayed once, so fingers crossed this date sticks!
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League - 26th May (PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
It's been seven long years since we played a new Rocksteady game.
From the creators of The Batman: Arkham Series, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is a genre-defying, action-adventure third-person shooter game from Rocksteady Studios.
Take on a new mission: Kill the Justice League. Create chaos in Metropolis. You are the Suicide Squad.
The game lets you play as four members of the Suicide Squad - Harley Quinn, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang and King Shark. You can either take down the Justice League yourself in single-player or you can team up with friends in multiplayer co-op.
Street Fighter 6 - June 2nd (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
Street Fighter 6 is the first major new game in the Street Fighter franchise since 2016. From improved visuals to five new characters, with more potentially to be announced, Street Fighter 6 is set for release on the 2nd of June. New additions to the game include a single-player adventure mode and in-game commentary.
We hope with this new addition to the franchise, the creators don't steer too far away from what made people fall in love with this game. The Street Fighter series is all about its rock-solid fighting system - simple enough for beginners to have fun but complex enough that dedicated fighters will spend years trying to master it.
Diablo 4 - June 6th (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
Last year we got an updated version of Overwatch, now it's Diablo's turn to get supercharged. Fans have been awaiting Diablo 4's arrival since its announcement in 2019, a whole pandemic ago and now the long - awaited action RPG sequel finally has a release date for 2023! Mark your calendars, June 6th.
Final Fantasy 16 - June 22nd (PS5)
Enter the dark fantasy world of Valisthea in the highly anticipated single-player action RPG. In true series form, Final Fantasy 16 appears to star brand new characters in a whole new world. From action-heavy combat to next-gen graphics, the new game centres around Cliv, the game's main protagonist.
What we do know about Final Fantasy 16 is that it won't be open world but will "find inspiration" from them.
The new game will be a limited time PS5 exclusive until the end of the year.
Starfield - First half of 2023 (Xbox Series X/S)
Just like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Starfield was one of 2022's great delays. The game was originally set for release on November 11th but then got pushed back to the "first half of 2023".
Alongside the release of the new Zelda game, Starfield is set to be one of 2023's most anticipated game releases.
If done right, Starfield is looking like the kind of game that people will be playing for years to come.
Dungeons & Dragons - Baldur's Gate 3 - August 2023 (PC)
After more than two years of being available in early access, Baldur's Gate 3 finally has a release month!
Gather your party, and return to the Forgotten Realms in a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival, and the lure of absolute power.
Set in the world of Dungeons and Dragons, Baldu's Gate 3 gives you freedom to explore, experiment, and interact with a world that reacts to your choices. A grand cinematic narrative brings you closer to your characters than ever before, as you venture through their biggest world yet.
With the release of Baldur's Gate 3 AND the Dungeons and Dragons Movie, 2023 is looking like a huge year for Dungeons and Dragons fans!
Lies of P - 2023 (PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC)
Lies of P is the story of Pinocchio reimagined as a 2023 Dark Souls. The aim of the game is to find Mr. Geppetto and essentially lie your way though a rough city to do that.
Spider-Man 2 - Autumn/Fall 2023
Following the roaring success of 2018's Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 will launch in late 2023 exclusively for PS5. The new game is set to feature both Peter Parker and Miles Morales, who starred in his own 2020 spin-off. The Spider-Men will need to combine their powers in this game because there is a wild Venom on the loose!
What game are you most looking forward to playing in 2023? Let us know in the comments below!