Most Anticipated Games of 2023
Dear readers, as we are getting further in the current year, we decided to have a look at some of the most anticipated games of 2023 and what great titles we could all expect to be released in gaming. It would be an understatement to say that there are some major hits that we are looking forward to and today we intend to present some of our picks for franchises that excite us quite a bit!
We would love to hear your thoughts on the list and also your views about favorites that you are awaiting to drop to the market in 2023! Ready? Here we go!
Forspoken – Everything you could count on as reality merging with your deepest fantasy!
We kick it off with one of the most visually appealing and impressive titles around – Forspoken is destined to reach stores in late February and the hype around it is already really massive. Its DEMO has been praised across the board and has captivated the minds of both critics and fans alike.
The presentation of the game promises on all the major components a modern title should have such as flawless photo-realistic graphics, detailed character customization, smooth transitions between cinematic scenes and gameplay as well as low load times, but also it is delivered in super widescreen with up to 32:9 ratio. The adventure is diverse with both mysterious and urban locations and guarantees to enthrall you with stunningly epic battles, deep dive immersion paired with fast-paced action! It is expected to drop on January 24th on Steam, so go check it out right away!
Dead Space – Return to the desolate space of terror!
The fan-favorite sci-fi action-survival horror series Dead Space is back and greater than ever before with a complete makeover and a plethora of improvements in all departments. Staying true to its roots there isn’t any derailment from the original classic but rather just more and more upgrades to it.
As stated in one of the main trailers “This transformation is remarkable”, but while the line was delivered for an escaped monster specimen in-game, we are certain that it is valid for the whole game. The terror would chase you all around the dark hallways and devastated ruins you endeavor on, but have no fear your gear and arsenal are specifically crafted to provide a thrilling and bone-chilling experience that this title is notorious and famous for! It is much more dynamic, grander in its scale and proportion, but most of all packs a serious punch for adrenaline seekers that enjoy horrific space stories gone wrong late at night! You would be able to enjoy it as of January 27th onwards, so make sure to delve deep into it!
Destiny 2: Lightfall – Vanquish the conquerors and break all the limits doing it!
There are many attempts at reaching for the impossible, but while most fail it seems that Destiny 2: Lightfall pushes the limits with this entry for the list. Bringing together so many elements and managing to combine them into one cohesive mold is an extreme feat that just the best could pull out.
The details, the environments and slow-motion mechanics are of another world with this one, the wholesome atmosphere and feel of this entry is immense and surely going to provide players with an opportunity to show-off all of their skills to the maximum. Bungie is not promising, it is shattering the boundaries of modern gaming and breaking grounds for others to follow in its steps as there are simply too few titles to compare it with. Can you escape the oblivion this February? Are you ready to go against the odds? We sure are and we cannot wait to get our hands on this one!
Hogwarts Legacy – Experience the unwritten stories and follow the call for the future!
Let’s shift gears a bit and transition into something more mysterious and magical for a change! February has something else, how should we say it – more wizardly, to offer as well! Get first-hand experience of mastering spells, concocting potions and taming amazing creatures and beasts. But as you are going through classes in this phenomenal wizardry institution, bear in mind that the world of miraculous magic is far more expansive than what the classroom offers. Dangers are real and the mystery could hide just around the corner.
Your limitless potential is going to be tested not only in the safety of Hogwarts, but also outside of it, where the ancient forces do not write grades, but punish severely for each mistake and wrong steps could cost you everything! During this enchanting journey you shall face many obstacles, but what’s more important – you shall find out what you stand for in this captivating story! Become the legacy for those after you, pave their way into magic and entrap that which is not to be allowed free roam! Magic counts on you, so grab onto your wands as its calling is too loud and deafening to simply ignore!
Resident Evil 4 – The zombie virus formula just got improved and polished further!
Yes, Resident Evil is not something that would be unfamiliar for many. Did it work back in the original series? Of course, it did! However, with the remakes we are destined to get a clarified and a much more potent version of the familiar survival horror cornerstone production that is the RE franchise.
Even when it first got its release back in 2005 RE4 for was accepted quite well, with the improvements it had to offer over the previous entries. This entry took the gameplay away from the established angles and pace into a more linear action-based perspective. This time you again take control over Leon S. Kennedy on a mission to rescue the president’s daughter from the hands of a dark cult in Spain. An excursion that is not for the faint-hearted, as the locals have all been infected and transformed into bloodthirsty zombies looking to take a bite of their next fresh meal! A simple comparison between the original and the upcoming remake shows a much more detailed environment, improved mechanics and weather swaps for various iconic moments making the tone much more morbid and scarier than ever before. There will be added areas, new color schemes, enemies and characters look much more photo-realistic, so better prepare to meet familiar faces and hope to be able to escape in one piece this March!
The Last of Us – Part 1 – The emblematic storytelling experience that finally comes to PC!
Naughty dog’s hit title “The Last of Us” has always been an immersive cinematic gaming experience with a brutal scenario where humanity has devolved into survival mode at any cost, reaching to the depths of the human psyche, as tough situations demand tough choices. There is no time to get tired and rest, no chance of feeling safe in a dilapidated world where trust is the last thing you have for others.
This March we get to once more step into the shoes of Joel on his post-apocalyptic journey to escort Ellie through some gnarly situations involving monstrous creatures and vile human survivors. The stakes are high as always, since Ellie could be the key to solving this nasty situation society has faced and possibly deliver a cure to the Cordyceps fungus infection once and for all. We are absolutely positive that PC gamers should be happy to enjoy the title in 4k and 60fps, with its full glorious capacity at the comfort of their homes.
Blood Bowl 3 – A sports event with a crazy twist that offers lots and lots of violence!
Ever dreamed of playing American football with not only humans but also orcs, gnomes and other races of mythical creatures? How would that go? Pretty bloody if you ask us! This exactly what Blood Bowl aims to deliver! A board game styled sporting event that allows you to control a team of different monsters taken right out of legendary fantasy books and placed directly onto the stadium pitch.
You are allowed to cheat, fight and maul your opponents and they got the chance to do the same to your team! You take turns to implement a strategy in order to score as many touchdowns as you can. It is funny, vicious and gory in an animated comedy manner that just displaces traditional battles and merges them with contemporary sporting. The championship that is not refereed at all includes all the typical components such as coaches, sponsors, fans, cheerleaders and even thematic coliseum-like stadiums to prove your worth on, or get crushed and mangled on! Hopefully luck is on your team’s side!
Skull and Bones – The pirates’ game that will teach you everything there is to know about the seas!
Arrrrgh matey, this Ubisoft original game has it all you ever needed in order to be the scariest most legendary pirate of them all! Better be battle-ready at all times, as the seas and tides are unpredictable! Live the dream of plundering and ravaging over other crews for dominance and in style! Be the captain of a ship that fits your image and preference, train your minions, hoist your own colors and craft every detail on the way to becoming infamous!
Emerge victorious in the battles against other contenders in the multiplayer campaigns and you shall reap glory as your reputation expands to far-away regions! Customize everything as you pile up loot through contracts or other means deemed necessary. The rules and laws of the sea permit you an entry in this adventure, but only the mercy of fate shall grant you survival!
Street Fighter 6 - A truly worldly, diverse and colorful fighting spectacle delivered by Capcom!
Street Fighter 6 has been a long-awaited title in the VS fighting games genre and it is going to release in the middle of the year with a variety of modes, champions from all over the planet and extra-crisp graphics that the franchise intends to dazzle fans with! The three decades long evolution of the series has been quite the adventure and we are extremely happy it is nearing so that we enjoy some intense spars with original fighters as well as try out the new arrivals.
There are a few main modes announced already – World tour, Fighting grounds and Battle hub. You get to create your own character and be coached by some of the icons in the game, so that you rank up among the other fighters. You learn popular moves and blend them into your own style. You can also decide to select from the already established participants and measure your skills against other familiar faces. There are multiple additional stipulations and quirky environmental obstacles in the gameplay to make it more fun for anyone looking for a fighting game that is not too violent and gory! In any case, it is one polished entry in the series that has to be experienced as soon as it becomes available on Steam on 1st of June 2023!
Diablo IV – All hell will break loose in the middle of the year!
The Diablo games have been around for so long that it is impossible to skip this one on our list of great upcoming titles of 2023! The intense and bloody violent battles continue on into the fourth installment of the popular series by Blizzard. This time chaos has its claws on Sanctuary and it all depends on you to be the savior of everything or die trying to overcome the shadowy powers.
Through sacrificial rituals Lilith has been resurrected and commands forth the hordes of demonic creatures. Could you achieve the long-awaited victory of light over darkness, or is the battle doomed to fall into the twisted grasp of evil? Equip your hero with mighty weaponry and skills and be blessed with divine protection on your journey as hope is most probably not going to be enough! The Pre-Purchase is already open for anyone looking to give it a try when the “portal” emerges!
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor – The story of the Empire’s most wanted continues!
Last but not least would be the adventure of Cal Kaestis, who has become a well-known name across the galaxy and attention on him has been on the rise! This March 17th we will discover the next chapters of one of the few remaining of a lost kind of noble warriors – the Jedi. The Empire has grown and been solidified to all the known regions of the universe and its development has not been slowed. The vigilante Cal aims to change this imbalance by standing for what is right and just. He has been a threat to the dominion of the Empire for long and now it is seeking to get rid of him as swiftly as possible.
New force abilities, weapons and tactics await you on this galaxy-wide journey taking place 5 years after the previous installment: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Explore new destinations and planets that have not seen a Jedi yet! Hidden secrets need to be brought to light and you are the only one that could take on this excruciating challenge!
Phew, what a ride! 2023 has just begun but it already seems to be packed to the brim with amazing hits in all the main genres and if we need to be completely honest about it, there are going to be tons of hours spent in front of the screens for all of us here at YUPLAY.
What about you? Which title are you excited the most for in the coming months? Feel free to drop us a comment and let us know all about it! Until next time when we would introduce other exclusive and exciting updates and titles for you!