Most anticipated games releasing in 2023

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“Hogwarts Legacy” –  PS5, Xbox X/S, PC (Feb. 10) – PS4, Xbox One (April 4) – Switch (July 25)

A new entry set in the magical world of “Harry Potter” is approaching and will showcase many open world RPG (role play game) elements. The game takes place in your character’s fifth year at the wizarding school of Hogwarts, and puts a big emphasis on customizing everything from your character to your Hogwarts house. Along with a variety of customization, the game also includes many spells to learn and master throughout your journey in order to take on a variety of opponents. There is some controversy around the game, surrounded by J.K. Rowling profiting off the game.


“Star Wars: Jedi Survivor” –  PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC (March 17)

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Coming off the heels from EA’s “Star Wars: Jedi Survivor,” this new release will be set five years after the first game, and shows the main character, Cal Kestis, as a more evolved and skilled jedi. Along with a new era for Cal, the game introduces new features like stances, which seems to be taking some inspiration from the recent game, “Ghost of Tsushima.” Along with many stances, the game will also introduce blaster wielding to mix with melee combat to create intriguing long-range encounters. With even bigger worlds to explore than the last edition, the game will introduce new traversal methods from being able to chain skills together to riding creatures on different planets. 


“Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League” – PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PC (May 26)

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Rocksteady Studios is finally returning to the spotlight after making the critically acclaimed “Batman: Arkham Knight.” This upcoming game will be set years after the events of “Arkham Knight,” as the evil Brainiac mind controls the Justice League and takes over Metropolis. You play as villains like Harley Quinn, King Shark, Captain Boomerang and Deadshot, as you attempt to take down the Justice League. The gameplay is heavily focused on being a third-person shooter with a side of melee combat. If the gameplay doesn’t sound intriguing enough, remember that the game will be Kevin Conroy’s last performance voicing the Batman. With the fun style and dark humor that’s seen in the trailers, this looks like it will be one of the best games of the year. 


“Starfield” – Xbox Series X/S, PC (First half of 2023)

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A new Bethesda release is set to blow people away with its massive universe to explore. The game will give you as much freedom as ever as it allows you to pick your way to play. You can choose to mine and explore the creatures of a planet or fight off pirates in shooter combat. The possibilities are limitless with over 100 different star systems to explore and 1,000 different planets to scavenge. Along with the traditional Bethesda game character customization, there will also be ship customization as you get to decide your vessel to explore the depths of the universe. With so many options for decision making, the game has a degree of freedom unlike many other games.


“Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” – PS5 (Fall of 2023)

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The sequel to Insomniac’s “Spider-Man PS4” will finally start a new chapter for the hero Spider-Man. In this entry of the series, you will be able to play not only Peter Parker’s Spider-Man, but Miles Morales’s Spider-Man as well. To threaten our heroes in this new game, Insomniac Studios is creating its own take on popular villains like Kraven the Hunter and Venom. With updated visuals of the PS5 and fresh combat, this game will be worth the wait when it finally releases.


“Assassin’s Creed Mirage” – PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC (Late 2023)

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After straying away from the original ideas that the “Assassin’s Creed” series is known for, “Assassin’s Creed Mirage” is setting itself up to return to its roots with some core gameplay mechanics like parkour and stealth set to be more prevalent than recent games. The smaller map in this game will aid in telling a more contained story through  four individual districts. With it coming back to original game mechanics and mixing it with innovations of the newer generations, the game is set to hopefully return fans of the series to what they fell in love with in the first place.