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Now that the latest generation of gaming hardware has had a full calendar year to marinate in the industry, 2022 is poised to put it to the test β€” coming out swinging with Elden Ring in February and keeping a steady pace with practically every month following, it's shaping up to be a big year in gaming. To summarize with an all-encompassing cliche: we've got a lot to look forward to.

Related: Elden Ring: Complete Guide And Walkthrough

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Updated May 6, 2022: April showers bring May flowers. We're not quite sure how that applies to the video game industry, but we needed a good opener here. The month kicks off with a fancy new edition of hard-as-nails kung-fu brawler Sifu and keeps things rolling with a shiny new Warhammer 40,000 game, then takes us into horror territory with mid-month releases of Evil Dead and Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong. May wraps up with a diverse range of titles, from Sniper Elite 5 to Pac-Man Museum+ β€” and we're bound to see a surprise or two along the way!

This Week's Highlights

  • Trek To Yomi's stylish take on samurai action is now out in the wild β€” our own George Foster previewed it a while back, see his thoughts here if you're on the fence about picking it up!
  • Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is out and fresh if you're looking to get tactical grimdark-style. Our own Adam Carr had some thoughts on this XCOM-flavored take on the 40k universe, check them out here.
  • HBO's The Last of Us had sprung a bit of a leak during filming β€” Joshua Robertson has the scoop here.
  • The Epic Game Store's freebies for next week include Prey. Seriously, go snag it.
  • District 9 Director Neill Blomkamp has announced work on "an all-new AAA Battle Royale third-person shooter" entitled Off The Grid, Sean Murray gives us the details.

January 2022 Games

With only a handful of games to start off the year, January 2022 nonetheless carried with it a few strong game launches. After a delay from 2021 to this year, the latest installment in the Rainbow Six series made a long-anticipated appearance with Extraction. Both Monster Hunter Rise and God of War got their PC ports as well. And of course, we can't slide out of January without a mention of Pokemon Legends: Arceus. It might have seemed like a small bunch of games, but anything looks small in comparison to the gargantuan pile of releases happening in February.

January 4Deep Rock GalacticPS4, PS5
January 12Monster Hunter RisePC
January 12Spelunky 2Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
January 13AstroneerSwitch
January 14God Of WarPC
January 18Nobody Saves The WorldXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
January 19Yu-Gi-Oh! Master DuelPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
January 20Rainbow Six ExtractionPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, PC
January 20Expeditions: RomePC
January 20Pupperazzi Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
January 20Windjammers 2PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
January 21Baby StormSwitch
January 22Shadow Man RemasteredSwitch
January 25The Artful EscapePS4, PS5, Switch
January 28Pokemon Legends ArceusSwitch
January 28Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves CollectionPS5, PC

February 2022 Games

As mentioned, February is poised to practically define 2022's gaming calendar with an absurd litany of heavy-hitting titles. Dying Light 2 Stay Human set the tone nicely, but Horizon Forbidden West? Total War: Warhammer 3? Elden Ring? All in the same month? This is either the best timeline or one that's been broken beyond belief. Best to set aside an entire paycheck for this one.

February 1Life is Strange: Remastered CollectionPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Stadia, PC
February 4Dying Light 2 Stay HumanPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
February 8SifuPS4, PS5
February 8OlliOlli WorldPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
February 9EarthboundSwitch
February 9Earthbound BeginningsSwitch
February 9GetsuFumaDen: Undying MoonSwitch
February 10CrossfireXXbox One, Xbox Series X|S
February 10Edge of EternityPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
February 10Kingdom Hearts Integrum MasterpieceSwitch
February 11Lost ArkPC
February 15Dynasty Warriors 9 EmpiresPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, Stadia, PC
February 17Assassin's Creed: The Ezio CollectionSwitch
February 17King of Fighters XVPS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
February 17Total War: Warhammer IIIPC
February 18Horizon Forbidden WestPS4, PS5
February 22Destiny 2: The Witch QueenPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, PC
February 23Edge Of EternitySwitch
February 25Grid LegendsPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
February 25Elden RingPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

March 2022 Games​​​​​

A modest selection of games are set to release in March. But at least it's a delightful mixture of genres for gamers to enjoy. From the tactical role-playing of Triangle Strategy to the gun-toting, looting-shooting of Tiny Tina's Wonderland, there's a little bit of something for everyone. There's even a brand-new Chocobo racing game for anyone who is both a fan of Final Fantasy and racing.)

March 1Far: Changing TidesSwitch
March 1Pathfinder: Wrath of the RighteousPS4, Xbox One
March 3Babylon's FallPS4, PS5, PC
March 4Gran Turismo 7PS4, PS5
March 4Triangle StrategySwitch
March 8Have a Nice DeathPC
March 10Submerged: Hidden DepthsPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
March 10Chocobo GPSwitch
March 11WWE 2K22PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
March 16TunicXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
March 17Persona 4 Arena UltimaxPS4, Switch, PC
March 18Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy OriginPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
March 22Rune Factory 5Switch
March 25GhostWire: TokyoPS5, PC
March 25Tiny Tina's WonderlandsPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
March 25Kirby and the Forgotten LandSwitch
March 31Starship Troopers: Terran CommandPC
March 31Weird WestPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

April 2022 Games

April's shaping up to have a wonderful roster, especially for Nintendo fans. The Switch is seeing an absolute deluge of titles, ranging from the cross-platform release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga to Nintendo Switch Sports.

April 5Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker SagaPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
April 5MLB The Show 22PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch
April 7Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers EditionSwitch
April 7The House of the Dead RemakeSwitch
April 7Godfall: Ultimate EditionPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
April 1213 Sentinels: Aegis RimSwitch
April 20Star Wars: The Force UnleashedSwitch
April 26Zombie Army 4: Dead WarSwitch
April 28BugsnaxXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch
April 27The Stanley Parable: Ultra DeluxePS4, Ps5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch PC
April 27Vampire: The Masquerade - BloodhuntPS5, PC
April 29Nintendo Switch SportsSwitch

May 2022 Games

With springtime comes new video game releases! Vampire: The Masquerade β€” Swansong is certainly among the more prominent game launch this month, and it's nice to see this upcoming RPG based on the popular tabletop game get a chance to be in the spotlight. Warhammer 40,000 fans are getting a fresh new tactical experience with the Grey Knights in Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, and Sniper Elite 5 is coming in with a nearly-literal bang towards the end of the month.

May 2Sifu: Vengeance EditionPS4, PS5
May 5Trek To YomiXbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC
May 5Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - DaemonhuntersPC
May 10Salt and SacrificePS4, PS5, PC
May 10Eiyuden Chronicle: RisingXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
May 10This War of Mine: Final CutPS5, Xbox Series X|S
May 13Evil Dead: The GamePS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
May 19Vampire: The Masquerade – SwansongPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
May 19Deliver Us The MoonPS5, Xbox Series X|S
May 20DolmenPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
May 26Sniper Elite 5PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
May 27Pac-Man Museum+PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
May 31SnowRunnerPS5, Xbox Series X|S

June 2022 Games

June is starting to fill out when it comes to game releases β€” fans of AI: The Somnium Files can look forward to the launch of its sequel this month, and the likes of Mario Strikers: Battle League and Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes will be landing on Switch as well.

June TBASteelrisingPS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
June TBALEGO BrawlsSwitch
June 7SpellForce III ReforcedPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S
June 10Mario Strikers: Battle LeagueSwitch
June 10Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Hinokami ChroniclesSwitch
June 10The QuarryPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
June 16Starship Troopers - Terran CommandPC
June 21WreckfestSwitch
June 23Sonic OriginsPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
June 24Fire Emblem Warriors: Three HopesSwitch
June 28MX vs ATV LegendsPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
June 28DNF DuelPS4, PS5, PC
June 30AI: The Somnium Files – Nirvana InitiativePS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
June 30Cuphead In The Delicious Last CoursePS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
June 30Outriders WorldslayerPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

July 2022 Games

July's slowly starting to see a trickle of release dates finding their way into that mid-summer sweet spot. As of the calendar's latest update, we're getting a few new titles dropping for the Nintendo Switch, as well as an enticing new leg of the Digimon franchise with Digimon Survive. But stay tuned as we plow through the summer, as we'll undoubtedly see a slew of new announcements in short order.

July 8Klonoa Phantasy Reverie SeriesSwitch
July 22Live A LiveSwitch
July 29Xenoblade Chronicles 3Switch
July 29Digimon SurvivePS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

August 2022 Games

As summer and the year 2022 begin to draw to a close, we are treated to the long-awaited Saints Row reboot β€” we've definitely been waiting more than a year for this one. And more than a few folks around our own offices are well enthused for Two Point Campus already. If these titles alone are any indication, 2022's August is shaping up to be an exciting one.

August 9Two Point CampusPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
August 23Saints RowPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
August 26Soul Hackers 2PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

September 2022 Games

There aren't many games set to release in September, but the highlight so far has to be Warhammer 40,000: Darktide from Fatshark. Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is definitely one to keep an eye on, and Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown will also be racing toward gamers as the month draws to a close. However, you can expect more games to be shuttling your way as more announcements for new releases trickle in.

September 8SteelrisingPS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
September 9Splatoon 3Switch
September 13Warhammer 40,000: DarktideXbox Series X|S, PC
September 22Test Drive Unlimited Solar CrownPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
September 27The Legend of Heroes: Trails from ZeroPS4, Switch, PC

October 2022 Games

Currently, we've only got a precious few slated for October, including Forspoken and Gotham Knights. That said, they're heavy hitters that demand attention. We can likely look forward to more titles being slotted into the spookiest month of the year as we close in on it. At least Sons of the Forest has us well covered in the Halloween-appropriate-titles department already.

October TBASons of the ForestPC
October 11ForspokenPS5, PC
October 25Gotham KnightsPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC

November 2022 Games

Though November is currently looking pretty bare in terms of game launches, the one confirmed release set in our calendars is quite a doozy. Bethesda's highly-anticipated Starfield is set to launch November 11, and this date is surely marked down in a lot of calendars. It's not every day Bethesda presents us with a new IP, so it's like the holidays came early.

November 11StarfieldXbox Series X|S, PC

December 2022 Games

December 2022 feels like ages away at this point, so it's no surprise that there are few game launches attached to this month. Still, we have the confirmation of Homeworld 3's specific release date to look forward to, and Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl certainly has more than a few eyes watching it.

December TBAHomeworld 3PC
December 6Hello Neighbor 2PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
December 8Stalker 2: Heart of ChernobylXbox Series X|S, PC

To Be Announced 2022 Games

Though none of these titles have release dates that are set in stone, they are all hotly anticipated games that are hopefully seen sooner rather than later.

A Plague Tale: RequiemPS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot CampSwitch
Amnesia: MemoriesSwitch
Arc RaidersPS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Arctic AwakeningPS4, Xbox One, PC
Ark 2Xbox Series X|S, PC
Avatar: Frontiers of PandoraPS5, Xbox Series X|S, Stadia, Amazon Luna, PC
Azure Striker Gunvolt 3Switch
Bayonetta 3Switch
Bear and BreakfastSwitch, PC
Bloodbowl 3PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
Bomb Rush CyberfunkSwitch
Cyberpunk 2077PS5, Xbox Series X|S
Chivalry 2: House AverfellPC
Cult of the LambPC
Destiny 2: LightfallPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Destroy All Humans 2: ReprobedPS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
The DioField ChroniclePS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
Disney SpeedstormSwitch, PC
Don't Starve TogetherSwitch
Dragon Age 4PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Dune: Spice WarsPC
Earthlock 2PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Evil WestPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Fall Guys: Ultimate KnockoutXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch
Flashback 2PS5, PC
Front Mission 1st: RemakeSwitch
Ghostbusters: Spirits UnleashedPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
God of War: RagnarokPS4, PS5
Goodbye Volcano HighPS4, PS5, PC
Grand Theft Auto VPS5, Xbox Series X|S
GrimeSwitch
Hogwarts LegacyPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Kerbal Space Program 2PS4, Xbox One, PC
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of HopeSwitch
Marvel's Midnight SunsPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
Metal: HellsingerPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Metal Slug TacticsSwitch
Midnight Fight ExpressPS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Monster Hunter Rise: SunbreakSwitch, PC
My Fantastic RanchPS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
No Man's SkySwitch
Oxenfree II: Lost SignalsPS4, PS5, Switch
Park BeyondPS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Party AnimalsXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Planet of LanaXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Portal: Companion CollectionSwitch
Pokemon Violet & ScarletSwitch
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time RemakePS4, Xbox One
Project EvePS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
RWBY: ArrowfellPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
RedfallXbox Series X|S, PC
ReplacedXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Resident Evil Re:VersePS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Return to Monkey IslandTBA
ScornXbox Series X|S
SD Gundam Battle AllianceSwitch
Second ExtinctionXbox One, Xbox Series X|S
Senua's Saga: Hellblade IIXbox Series X|S, PC
Shadowrun TrilogySwitch
ShreddersXbox Series X|S
Slime Rancher 2Xbox Series X|S, PC
SomervilleXbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Sonic FrontiersPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
SoulsticePS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Star Trek: ResurgencePC
Star Wars: EclipseTBA
StrayPS4, PS5, PC
Synced: Off-PlanetPC
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythm FestivalSwitch
TchiaPS4, PS5, PC
Telltale's The ExpanseTBA
Texas Chainsaw MassacreTBA
The Callisto ProtocolPS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2Switch
The Lord of the Rings: GollumPS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PC
The Outlast TrialsPC
Thirsty SuitorsPC
Undernauts: Labyrinth of YomiPS5

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