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10 Highly-Anticipated Video Games Releasing This Year That Are Worth Going Broke For

Game. Set. Match. You won't want to miss out on these video games set to be released later this year.

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From horror to action, to adventure, and more, these games are guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat

1. Ghostwire Tokyo

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Playing as a detective investigating paranormal activity in Tokyo, this game includes a series of brawls with an array of antagonists idealised in the vision of Japanese mythological monsters.

The new horror franchise comes from one of the creators of the Resident Evil series, ensuring that it is one to watch out for. Combining elements of horror and action, you don't wanna miss this game, set to be released on 22 March 2022.

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2. Somerville

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Somerville sets the stage for an alien invasion taking over planet Earth. While the main protagonist tries to survive the attack with his family, they are met with obstacles at every turn. 

With severe conflicts unwinding throughout the game, this Sci-Fi piece is sure to keep your eyes glued to the screen. 

Directed by Chris Olsen, this highly anticipated game is scheduled for some time later this year (2022).

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3. Gotham Knights

After countless delays, this long awaited feature tells the story of an alternative universe where Batman is dead. However, crime within Gotham City has not stopped. 

Alternating between Robin, Red Hood, Nightwing, and Batgirl, your entire mission is simple: Keep Gotham safe. But with multiple classic Gotham villains to tackle, these missions won't be as simple as you think.

While no official date has been fixed for the release of Gotham Knights yet, rumours suggest its release is slated for April 2022

4. Hogwarts Legacy

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Brush up on your spells, we're heading back to Hogwarts! 

Set in the early years of the institution, muggles and wizards alike will enjoy this game. Here, you can create your own character and tackle various expeditions yourself. Think of this as your very own adventure in Hogwarts.

With versions for PlayStation4, PlayStation5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X and Xbox One, 2022 brings us just months away from this epic release.

5. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is set to be one of the most promising video games of 2022. As the title suggests, this game sees four members of the Suicide Squad fight the Justice League superheroes.

With Rocksteady Studios developing this game, fans have been quick to predict how its success will be similar to their other creations, including the entire Batman: Arkham series.

6. Forspoken

Formerly known as Project Athia, Forspoken focuses on the journey of a young girl, Frey, transported from her home in New York to the magical world of Athia. 

Governed by tyrannical power, Frey will have to manoeuvre through the world of Athia and find her way home. 

Mark your calendars gamers, as Forspoken is said to make its way to stores on 24 May.

7. Atomic Heart

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Set to be one of the most visually creative video game projects of 2022, Atomic Heart takes place in an alternate universe in the year 1955.

Including advanced robotics and an array of terrifying creatures, the special agent protagonist is sent on a trip by the government to investigate a manufacturing facility that has gone off the grid. However, things take a turn for the worst, and the main character will be left fighting off these creations for his survival. 

Said to be released in the fourth quarter of this year, Atomic Heart won't disappoint action fans waiting for their next game.

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8. Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Lord of the Rings fans, this one is for you!

Announced in 2019, all gamers across the world have been starved of this proclaimed masterpiece, and it isn't even out yet!

Players follow Gollum, arguably one of Middle-earth's most famous Hobbit, on his journey to find the only thing that is precious to him.

Discover all the secrets of Middle-earth through Gollum's eyes, as this feature is to be released later this year.

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9. Marvel's Midnight Suns

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First there were the Avengers, then the Eternals, and now the Midnight Suns.

After an attempt by Hydra to awaken the Mother of Demons, the Avengers seek help from the Midnight Suns, a group of superheroes whose powers are rooted in supernatural forces unknown to humankind. 

Can you defeat the darkness and save humanity from the wrath of pure evil? Make sure you keep an eye on the release of Marvel's Midnight Suns, set to be released in the final quarter of 2022.

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10. Stray

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Most video games see us taking on superheroes, ordinary people, and even the antagonist from time to time. But what happens when you trade these in to be a furry four-legged feline?

Adrift and alone, players will see themselves as a cat, playing in this third person adventure to find its way back home.

With the decay of buildings and murky effects of the streets, this anticipated feature is set to be released soon, some time in the first quarter of 2022.

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