Most Anticipated Video Games of 2023
Every year, developers release a horde of new games meant to attract seasoned gamers and curious newbies alike. Whether you like playing for fun or you’re trying to make money playing video games, these games are meant to appeal to a variety of tastes and preferences.
However, this presents a new challenge: which games are actually worth looking forward to? If you’re going to spend your money on a game, you want to make sure it’s one that you will enjoy for a long time to come.
It’s no wonder that sites like joystickgaming.io makes it a point to discuss the top games available. With 2023 upon us, it’s as good a time as any to find out which games are the most anticipated, whether your goal is to have fun or to play to earn.
Dead Space Remake (January 27th) – It’s been 10 years since the third iteration of the horror video game series, Dead Space, became available and instead of making a new one, Electronic Arts (EA) has elected to remake the 2008 version of the game.
Set once again in the 26th century, gamers will follow Isaac Clarke, an engineer, responding to a distress call issued by his girlfriend. Upon boarding the transport vessel, Clarke finds the crew has been mutated by some unseen entity. With this upcoming remake, EA aims to improve the game’s mechanics and visuals.
Available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
Hogwarts Legacy (February 10th) – Fans of the Harry Potter series are definitely looking forward to this upcoming title. In Hogwarts Legacy, Warner Brothers Interactive has created an open-world, single-player role-playing game that dives deep into the wizarding world of Harry Potter.
Players will be able to customize a character that is a student at Hogwarts in the 1890s. Players will have their characters learn spells, attend classes, and tame fantastic beasts.
Available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC
Fire Emblem Engage (January 20th) – This will be Intelligent Systems’ first mainline entry for the Fire Emblem series since the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses in 2019.
Gamers will once again enjoy the rock-paper-scissors combat mode. Players will also have the ability to draft in lords from previous Fire Emblem games. Some gamers will see this tactical RPG game as an ode to previous iterations of the game.
Available on Nintendo Switch
Forspoken (January 24th) – To develop this game, Luminous Productions has drawn on developers who contributed to Final Fantasy 15. Forspoken is the company’s first foray into the adventure game genre.
Players will follow Frey, a young woman from New York who finds herself having to survive the hostile world of Athia. The game features parkour, magic powers, and a bunch of otherworldly creatures.
Available on PS5 and PC.
Company of Heroes 3 (February 23rd) – With nine years having elapsed since the release of the second game in the Company of Heroes series, fans of the franchise will be glad that their long wait is over.
This iteration from Relic Entertainment promises to be the biggest and best game the series has seen. Fans will once again real-time battle action drawing on their tactics and ability to strategize.
Available on PC