2022 will be a real festival for console gamers! On Playstation 4 and 5, you can expect some real game highlights that you shouldn’t miss out on in the coming months. In this video we will tell you what they are and when they will appear. For the sake of clarity, we proceed alphabetically.
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Asobo Studio | 2022 | PS5
With A Plague Tale: Requiem you will get a direct sequel to the two-year-old surprise hit A Plague Tale: Innocence in 2022. It revolves around the siblings Amicia and Hugo, who fight their way through rat-infested France in the late 14th century. But this time they are not sitting on the Inquisition, but rather have a terrible curse on their necks. Otherwise we know relatively little about the title. The well-known combination of sneaking, puzzling and fighting will probably await you again in a playful way.
Blue Box Game Studios | PS5
In Abandoned, you slip into the shoes of Jason Longfield. The poor guy was abandoned in a creepy forest alone with no memories. It is your task now to make your way through the detailed open world, to get to the bottom of the strange occurrences and to escape alive. A typical first-person horror adventure, if it weren’t for the turbulent history: The PS5 exclusive was repeatedly said to have connections to Silent Hill and Hideo Kojima. So far, however, they have not been confirmed.
Embark Studios | 2022 | PC, PS5, XSX
When former Battlefield developers team up to create a new exciting shooter experience, then of course we will listen. Especially when there are also huge combat robots from space! ARC Raiders is a cooperative third-person shooter in which you compete against an overwhelming enemy from another world. In order to somehow decide this unequal fight for you, teamwork and tactics are required above all.
Mundfish | PS4, PS5
A fatal system error has occurred in a Soviet research facility that is causing all of the machines to spin. As a secret agent of the government, you should now restore order. That is the premise of Atomic Heart. Instead of working according to regulations, you can expect a lot of crazy stuff in the first-person shooter role-playing game mix: a surreal open world, bizarre monsters and supernatural powers that you shoot with your left hand. It is not for nothing that the title is sometimes referred to as the Russian BioShock.
Massive Entertainment | 2022 | PS5
In line with the release of James Cameron’s second movie, the Avatar video game developed by Massive Entertainment will finally appear in 2022. The makers of The Division rely on well-known strengths: Frontiers of Pandora also comes with a huge open world that you, as one of the indigenous people, the Na’Vi, are allowed to explore. This time, however, from a first-person perspective. In addition, an independent story is told that revolves around the fight against the terrestrial invaders of the Resources Development Administration.
Platinum Games | PS4, PS5
After single-player hits like Bayonetta, Vanquish or Nier Automata, the developers at Platinum Games are trying something new: With Babylon’s Fall, the Japanese are bringing the first live service game in studio history onto the market. In the action RPG, you cut your way through the eponymous tower of Babylon in the finest hack & slay manner, collect new equipment and improve your character. The game should be constantly supplied with new seasonal content. A console-exclusive launch on PS4 and PS5 is planned.
Cyanide | 2022 | PS4, PS5
For the sports fans among you, 2022 also has something new ready: Blood Bowl 3. The mix of American football and Warhammer fantasy offers again brutally intense matches full of fouls, witchcraft and corruption. But there are also a few new features: The set of rules has been brought up to date, among the total of 12 breeds there are now new ones such as the black orcs. In addition, there are new places with individual rules, new customization options, an improved competition mode and a solo campaign about the “conflict of sponsors”.
Double Stallion Games | 2022 | PS4, PS5
While the League of Legends series Arcane is currently conquering Netflix, Riot is already working in the background on his next game hit: Convergence: A League of Legends Story. In the story-heavy action platformer you take on the role of young Ekko, one of the most popular champions of the LoL cosmos. With the you can explore the game world Zaun, master parkour challenges, compete in fights and improve your skills. Your hero can, for example, turn back time and jump out of the way of death, a bit like in Braid back then.
Invader Studios | 2022 | PS4, PS5
Classic survival horror in the style of a Resident Evil: That’s what the developers of Invader Studios want to deliver with Daymare 1994: Sandcastle. This tells the story of special agent Dalila Reyes, who has to fight her way through secret research facilities and zombie-infested small towns. You can expect an atmospheric mix of deadly enemies, environmental puzzles and exploring impressive environments. And of course a little bit of horror should not be missing.
Motive Studios | 2022 | PS5
Fortunately, if Daymare wasn’t scary enough for you, there is also Dead Space. In the coming year, publisher EA will completely reissue the sci-fi horror classic with the help of the Frostbite engine. So look forward to breathtaking graphics, gripping sound and unprecedented immersion. They should make Isaac Clark’s adventure on Ishimura, overrun by Necromorphs, a very special one. For this purpose, the story, characters and gameplay were also turned, such as the dismemberment and behavior in weightlessness.
Supertrick Games | 2022 | PS4, PS5
With seven million downloads, the role-playing game Let it Die was one of the most successful free-to-play titles on the Playstation 4. This is why it will be given a Playstation-exclusive sequel next year. It takes place 100 years after Part 1, but retains its crazy game design: Instead of Uncle Death, this time everything revolves around the reality TV show Death Jamboree. A bunch of youngsters compete for attractive prizes in a virtual world called Deathverse. As in Squid Game, it is of course pretty bloody to the point.
Daedalic Entertainment | 2022 | PS4, PS5
Since Middle-earth: Shadow of War, video games have been a bit of a quiet in the Tolkien universe. In 2022, fans of the fantasy author will finally get new supplies. The Lord of the Rings appears: Gollum. The adventure focuses entirely on the story of the hobbit Sméagol, his hunt for the one ring and his constant descent into madness. The German developers at Daedalic focus primarily on the cunning of their main character. So instead of grueling action, stealth is on the agenda.
Witchcraft | 2022 | PS4
What about Digimon Survive, anyway? That was originally supposed to appear in 2020. But almost two years later we are still waiting! Maybe the developers will have mercy next year and let us loose on the strategy role-playing game in the cosmos of the popular anime and manga franchise. This is supposed to offer a mixture of tactical fighting, exploration and so-called “drama parts”. They tell you the story in the style of a visual novel. You will also have to make decisions that will affect the outcome of the plot.
Pearl Abyss | 2022 | PS5
Pokémon must dress warmly. In 2022, a competitor who finally wants to push the long-running hit from the throne of monster collecting games will enter the scene: DokeV. This also relies on a basic RPG framework with a customizable character and a freely explorable open world. But it is inhabited by the eponymous Dokebi – fantastic creatures that you can catch and let fight for you. Like everything else in the game, they are presented in stylish 3D. The exaggerated, colorful childish style may not appeal to everyone.
Dimps | 2022 | PS4
Dragon ball games are a dime a dozen. With Dragon Ball: The Breakers, Bandai Namco wants to bring a breath of fresh air into the franchise. Instead of a classic fighting game or an open-world role-playing game, an asymmetrical multiplayer spectacle inspired by Dead by Daylight awaits you here. Eight players compete against each other online. You slip into the skin of an iconic villain like Cell or Freezer. The other seven must complete tasks and escape from the map as normal mortals.
Techland | February 4, 2022 | PS4, PS5
Fast-paced parkour action meets crisp hand-to-hand combat: that is the concept of Dying Light 2: Stay Human, one of the first game highlights of the coming year. The action RPG convinces with fun gameplay and an atmospheric open world that throws you back into a modern Middle Ages – garnished with carnivorous zombies. In addition, there is a story that you can influence directly with your decisions and even a co-op mode! Thanks to that you can experience the adventure together with a buddy!
Omega Force | 15. Februar 2022 | PS4, PS5
Dynasty Warriors 9 is the perfect choice for those who prefer things a little more dull. The latest part of the time-honored hack-and-slay series relies again on action-packed 1-on-1000 battles: you and your hero slice your way across historical battlefields from different eras, re-enact epic battles or rewrite the history books. New: revised castle sieges, in which you can choose to play invaders or defenders, and even a diplomatic function. But let’s be honest: nobody here wants a peaceful solution anyway.