The Best New Games to Look Forward to in 2022 and Beyond

The Best New Games to Look Forward to in 2022 and Beyond

Even if a video games’ development is going well, it is hard to know how long it will take to be ready for the public. Since the covid-19 pandemic started, folks have been looking for ways to entertain themselves, as well as their families.

Video game premieres have been postponed repeatedly because of the developer’s need to adapt to the remote work situation, making 2020/2021 a low year for new games. 

Luckily, 2022 promises to be a fantastic year for gamers because most of the postponed games that haven’t seen the light are due to be released. There are even a few updates on some of the best video games that we are looking forward to, like the LoL champions patch updates.

Let’s look into some of the most anticipated games scheduled to come out during the rest of 2021 and 2022. You might also want to take a peek at some of the top online co-op games going around, while we’re at it. 


Elden Ring

Potato Pirates introduces Elden Ring

Available for: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Microsoft Windows. 

Elden Ring is a role play action game developed by FromSoftware, developers of Dark Souls. Elden Ring is to be released in January 2022. 

Directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki and written by the fantastic novels icon George R. R. Martin, it tells the story of the Tarnished, set in the Lands Between. It reminds us of the Dark Souls game world, despite it being its own storyline. 


Starfield

Potato Pirates introduces Starfield

Available for: Xbox Series X/S and Microsoft Windows.

Starfield is an action role playing video game from Bethesda Game Studios, developers of the Fallout Series, that will be premiering in November 2022. 

Described by director Todd Howard as “Skyrim in Space,” its development started back in 2015 when Fallout 4 was released. This space-based video game has been on the studio’s plans for a while, but now, it is ready to see the light, and we cannot wait for it. 


God of War: Ragnarök

Potato Pirates introduces God of War: Ragnarök

Available for: Playstation 4 and 5.

God of War: Ragnarök is an action/adventure video game written and developed by Santa Monica Studio and distributed through Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game will be released in 2022, with a specific date to be announced. 

As the sequel of 2018’s God of War, it is set 3 years after the events in the last game, which ended with Kratos and his son receiving a visit from the Norse god, Thor. In this new delivery of God of War, Kratos and Atreus must find a way to stop the Ragnarök from happening. 


Gotham Knights

Potato Pirates introduces Gotham Knights

Available for: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows. 

Gotham Knights is a first-person action game by WB Games Montréal, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment distributes it, and it will be premiering in 2022, with the official date still pending announcement. 

The story takes place in Gotham City after the death of the Bat, where the former partners of the Dark Knight, Nightwing, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Robin, must work together to stop the Court of Owls and investigate Batman’s death and how it happened. 


Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Potato Pirates introduces Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Available for: PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows. 

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is an action/adventure shooting game by Rocksteady Studios, developers of the rest of the Batman: Arkham series, and distributed by Warner Bros and Interactive Entertainment. The game should see the light in 2022, although we don’t have the specific date just yet. 

The video game is set in Metropolis, the city of residence of Superman, and features four playable characters: King Shark, Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang, and Deadshot.

In the first trailer, we could see Brainiac attacking Metropolis and the Suicide Squad arriving to stop the “Alpha Target,” later revealed to be Superman under Brainiac’s mind control. 


Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Potato Pirates introduce Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Available for: Nintendo Switch. 

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is an action role playing video game developed by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company and will be available to all public in January 2022. 

This game is part of the eighth generation of Pokémon’s series of videogames, and it is meant to be a prequel to the 2006 Nintendo DS Pokémon Diamond and Pearl role playing video games. Set in the Hisui region, which would later become the Sinnoh region, it tells the story of Hisui’s first Pokédex created. 


Hogwarts Legacy

Potato Pirates introduce Hogwarts Legacy

Available for: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, and Microsoft Windows.

Hogwarts Legacy is an action roleplay game by the developers of Avalanche Software, published by Portkey Games, a Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment label. This game will be released in 2022, but there’s still no definite date announced. 

The video game is set in the late 1800s in the Wizarding World and follows a customizable student of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The player can pick their Hogwarts class, take the classes, and move through the open-world that includes classic Harry Potter locations we’re already familiar with, like the Forbidden Forest.


Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Potato Pirates introduce Marvel’s Midnight Suns

Available for: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Microsoft Windows.

Marvel’s Midnight Suns is a tactical role playing game by Firaxis Games and Marvel Games premiering in March 2022. 

It features characters from various Marvel comics: Midnight Sons, Avengers, X-Men, and Runaways. Some superheroes featured in this video game are Captain Marvel, Iron Man, Captain America, Blade, Magik, Doctor Strange, and Wolverine. 

The superhero that the player will use is “The Hunter,” which can be female or male and is customizable so that you can choose their appearance. You can also pick their superpowers from over 40 different options available. 


Stray

Potato Pirates introduce Stray

Available for: PlayStation 4 and 5, and Microsoft Windows. 

Stray is an adventure game in third-person by BlueTwelveStudio that is distributed by Annapurna Interactive and programmed to be released at the beginning of 2022. 

It follows the story of a stray cat that has fallen into a world populated by robots. Our soft protagonist is trying to go back to its family in the company of its drone companion, B12, going through puzzles, enemies, and moving obstacles.

Photo by Matilda Wormwood from Pexels

Final Thoughts

We’ve been waiting for so long for these games, and we cannot wait any longer for them to be released. They are all fantastic proposals from many different developers, and there is no doubt this year has something for everybody. Whether you like shooters or roleplay games, we’re sure one of the best video games about to be released will become one of your favorites.