By Beatriz Arreola
Welcome to Level Up!, a regular column in each CSUDH Bulletin about video games and video game culture from someone who spends every second of her free time hours deep into video games and watching eSports.
We are only midway through the year and have already experienced amazing games being released. But, the best is yet to come. The rest of 2018 has some much-anticipated games coming out, so let’s discuss the highlights.
The games with the most hype behind them tend to come out in the third quarter of the year. You’re going to have to wait to enjoy the new “God of War” until fall when things start to get interesting.
In September, we have the new “Spider-Man” coming to the PS4 exclusively, as well as “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” which is available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. In October, we have “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4” and” Red Dead Redemption 2.”
With the first game, “Red Dead Redemption,” coming out nearly eight years ago, we have been teased about a sequel to the Western-themed action-adventure game by Rockstar Games for months now. We finally received a release date earlier this month. Get ready to ride around the amazing world Rockstar is set to give on October 26.
There are some games set to be released late 2018, with not much more information than that. We are set to receive “Mega Man 11,” giving us some nostalgic feels. But most importantly, in March we got teased with a new “Super Smash Bros.” set to be released on the Nintendo Switch. We don’t know the full title just yet, but Nintendo has us in their hands waiting for any teases. You can always count on a good time playing Smash Bros. with friends.
An honorable mention I need to bring up is not a new game, but it is a new add-on to a cult favorite. “Stardew Valley “is an indie farming simulation role-playing game full of fun times. I have spent hours upon hours in this game. They have been rumored to be releasing a multiplayer addition that their community has been begging for. The beta has finally been released after months of pushing it back on PC.
Hopefully, this short-compiled list gave you an idea of what games you should keep an eye out for the next year. If you check any of them out, make sure it’s “Red Dead Redemption 2.”