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Escapism is in vogue. Nintendo Switch, Sony PS4, Microsoft XBox and PC games are all bringing us powerful gaming systems. Which games will keep us playing in 2018? Here's my 5 Most Anticipated Video Games for 2018.

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption II

  • Platform PS4, Xbox One
  • Release Q2 2018
  • Developer: Rockstar Games
  • Genre: Action
  • Stocks in Play: Sony $SNE, Microsoft $MSFT, Take Two Interactive $TTWO

We have been waiting for Rockstar Games to come out with the follow-up for eight years, word is Dead Redemption 2 will be released in the second quarter of 2018. Rockstar teased us with Red Dead Redemption 2 teaser the same day Switch was announced to make sure gamers got their attention.

The thought is a multi scenario game like Grand Theft Auto V with the seven cowboys on the horizon. Anticipation for investors and gamers alike, given the success of GTAV Online Red Dead Online is set to bust through all records. In time for the holidays Rock Star through in the much rumored GTA -Red Dead crossover with a Red Dead Redemption item in GTA Online. Gamers will also automatically unlock the Double-Action Revolver exactly as it appears in for use in the upcoming Red Dead Redemption.

Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

  • Platform PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Release  March 27, 2018
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Stocks in Play: Sony $SNE. Microsoft $MSFT, Ubisoft $UBI

Far Cry 5 will be the eleventh installment and fifth main title feature in the series. Rumors have been all over gaming forums of the content, delving in the crazy world that is global politics in 2017 and beyond. This will aggravate many and be a hoot to play, the more contoversial the more attention. You know the game plan, in a world where the most powerful man on the planet tweets mind wincing comments daily.

The latest installment is set in good 'ol heartland USA in a fictional Montana town, can't wait for these missions taking down Joseph Seed. Seed is the charismatic leader of a doomsday cult, religious extremism with weapons, who would have thought in 2018?

Yoshi

Yoshi

  • Platform Switch
  • Release  Feb 6, 2018
  • Developer: Bluepoint
  • Genre: Puzzle, Arcade
  • Stocks in Play: Nintendo ADR $NTDOY

So much excitement surrounds Nntendo for 2018 after the wild success of Pokemon Go, Switch with the iconic Mario and LInk. The visual content leaks on Yoshi take us to another level on the franchise. Seems like another level of mario level addition on this one. 

Shadow of the colossus

Shadow of The Colossus

  • Platform PS4
  • Release February 2018
  • Developer: Bluepoint
  • Genre: Adventure
  • Stocks in Play: Sony $SNE

The remake of the classic has gamers old and young buzzing. We get a rebuild of the 16 towering Colossi in glorious HD and lots of surprises. 

Death Standing

Death Standing

  • Platform PS4
  • Release Q3 2018
  • Developer: Kojima Productions
  • Genre: Action
  • Stocks in Play: Sony $SNE

The anticipation with Playstation gamers for Hideo Kojima’s first game after Konami is growing with each new teaser that is released. What we know is this is escapism and obtuse at its best, can't wait for this one!

 

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