4. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
January 19, 2018 | PC, PS4
The first Ni No Kuni was a JRPG made in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, giving its world a look that parallels classics like Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro. While the animation giant is not involved with the sequel, developer Level-5 has shown us enough to guarantee it retains its dazzling look. Ni No Kuni II will transport players to a world with cat princes, sky pirates, and elemental creatures.
Mid-2018 | Nintendo Switch
While Yoshi games have been mostly hit or miss, this next title is from Good-Feel, the people behind Yoshi’s Woolly World. Whereas Woolly World introduced a variety of yarn-based tricks, the inventive new mechanic for this Yoshi outing is a camera flip which allows players to shift their perspective and explore mysteries that lie tucked away in every whimsical cardboard level.
2. God of War
March 22, 2018 | PS4
It’s been several years since the original God of War trilogy saw Kratos murder the Olympian pantheon. And while not much is different in the return of this franchise, the bone-ripping violence looks more visceral and intense than ever. The most novel addition is Kratos’ young son, who serves as a companion in the game, adding God of War to the canon of video game daddening.
1. Kingdom Hearts III
Mid-2018 | PlayStation 4, Xbox One
It’s been a whole generation since the first two Kingdom Hearts games were released on the PlayStation 2 and charmed everyone with their fusion of Japanese cool and Disney style. Since then fans have grown up, graduated, gotten jobs and had children. But they still hold out hope for this one. Six spinoffs later, director Tetsuya Nomura and his team are hoping to finally land this one in autumn.
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