Release dates: every game confirmed for 2018

By Sherif Saed, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 15:35 GMT

It’s official! 2017 is over. Having been one of the best years in recent memory – as far as games are concerned – the only thing we can do now is look to the future and hope 2018 is as good or better.

2018 has only just kicked off, but many developers have already set release dates or targets for the biggest games. Then there are, of course, the few anticipated 2017 games that got pushed back.

As we do every year, we’ve gathered as many release dates as possible in one place for you to check out anytime. The list is updated daily, and though we do try to include as many games as possible, some inevitably slip.

All the major releases will be here, though, so don’t fret. If you want to return to the entire 2017 release list anytime, you can do so via the link below:

Here are all the confirmed release dates for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One games. These are the Western release dates, and always the earliest – whether that is US, worldwide, or European dates. We sometimes also highlight other anticipated releases like DLCs, betas, big updates and so on.

The list will be split into even more months and seasons the more release dates get confirmed.

January

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Although January is typically quiet, this year we start things off strong with two big games that’ll keep people busy for months. We’re talking about Monster Hunter: World, and Dragon Ball FighterZ, of course.

Both drop on the same day, and there’s even more to look forward to with other anticipated releases such as Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Lost Sphear, and Dissidia Final Fantasy NT.

  • Furi (Switch) – January 11
  • Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition (PC, PS4) – January 16
  • Forged Battalion – Steam Early Access launch (PC) – January 16
  • Hyper Universe (PC) – January 17
  • Kirby: Battle Royale (3DS) – January 19
  • The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human (Xbox One, PS4) – January 19/23
  • Lost Sphear (PC, PS4, Switch) – January 23
  • Ok Ko: Let’s Play Heroes (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 23
  • The Inpatient (PSVR) – January 23
  • Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition (PS4) – January 23
  • Batman: The Enemy Within – Episode Four: What Ails You (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 23
  • Celeste (PC, Switch, PS4) – January 25
  • Dust and Salt (PC) – January 25
  • Monster Hunter World (PS4, Xbox One) – January 26
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 26
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4) – January 30
  • Strikers Edge (PC, PS4) – January 30
  • Pawarumi (PC) – January 30
  • Call of Duty: WW2 – The Resistance DLC pack (PS4) [30 days early] – January 30

February

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January ended on a high note, and February is hot on its heels with a few big releases of its own. The anticipated Steam Early Access launch of old-school shooter Battalion 1944, the PC version of Final Fantasy 12, UFC 3, and the Shadow of the Colossus remake are among February’s early big tickets.

A week later, we have the big Rise and Fall expansion for Civilization 6, and Dynasty Warriors 9. The second half of February is similarly busy, with Metal Gear Survive, Age of Empires Definitive Edition, and the final DLC expansion for Battlefield 1, Apocalypse.

  • Battalion 1944 – Steam Early Access (PC) – February 1
  • Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age (PC) – February 1
  • Tangledeep (PC) – February 1
  • UFC 3 (PS4, Xbox One) – February 2
  • Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition (PC, PS4, Vita, Xbox One, Switch) – February 6
  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) – February 6 NA / February 7 EU
  • Bleed 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – February 6/February 9
  • Civilization 6: Rise and Fall (PC) – February 8
  • Attack of the Earthlings (PC) – February 8
  • Aperion Cyberstorm (PC, Switch, Wii U) – February 8
  • Dragon Quest Builders (Switch) – February 9
  • Owlboy (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – February 13
  • Crossing Souls (PC, PS4) – February 13
  • The Fall Part 2: Unbound (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – February 13
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS4, Xbox One) – February 13
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 13
  • Dynasty Warriors 9 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 13
  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS) – February 13 NA / February 16 EU
  • Algo Bot (PC) – February 14
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2 (PC) – February 14
  • Secret of Mana remake (PC, PS4, Vita) – February 15
  • A Certain Magical Virtual-On (PS4, Vita) – February 15 JP
  • Bayonetta 1 & 2 (Switch) – February 16
  • Fe (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – February 16
  • Age of Empires Definitive Edition (PC) – February 20
  • Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 20
  • Legendary Gary (PC) – February 20
  • Metal Gear Survive (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 20 US / February 22 EU
  • Rad Rodgers (PS4, Xbox One) – February 21
  • Gleaner Heights (PC) – February 21
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse expansion (PC) – February 22
  • Typoman (Switch) – February 22
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus (Switch) – February 22
  • Past Cure (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 23
  • Payday 2 (Switch) – February 23 EU / February 27 NA
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris (PC) – February 27
  • Moss (PSVR) – February 27
  • Beckett (PC) – February 27
  • Immortal Redneck (PS4, Xbox One) – February 27
  • de Blob 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – February 27
  • Mulaka (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – February 27/March 1/2
  • RiftStar Raiders (PS4, PC, Xbox One) – February 27/28
  • Deep Rock Galactic – Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview (PC, Xbox One) – February 28
  • Elium (PC) – February 28
  • Where the Water Tastes Like Wine (PC) – February 28

March

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March is predictably busy in 2018, with lots of games to go around. The highlight is, of course, Far Cry 5, which releases at the end of the month. But before that, we’ll be busy playing the Devil May Cry HD Collection, and Attack on Titan 2.

March is also extra special this year because it’ll bring us three games we’re very curious about in A Way Out, Agony, and Sea of Thieves.

  • Battlezone: Combat Commander (PC) – March 1
  • 0°N 0°W (PC) – March 1
  • Bravo Team (PSVR) – March 6
  • Final Fantasy 15: Windows Edition (PC) – March 6
  • Final Fantasy 15: Royal Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – March 6
  • Northgard full release (PC) – March 7
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (PC) – March 8
  • Bleed 2 (Switch) – March 8
  • Devil May Cry HD Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 13
  • Golem (PSVR) – March 13
  • The Raven Remastered (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 13
  • Kirby: Star Allies (Switch) – March 16
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4, Xbox One) – March 16
  • Attack on Titan 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – March 20
  • Sea of Thieves (PC, Xbox One) – March 20
  • Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered (PS4, Xbox One) – March 20
  • Titan Quest (PS4, Xbox One) – March 20
  • Pure Farming 2018 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 23
  • Castle of Heart (Switch) – March 23
  • A Way Out (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 23
  • Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (PC, PS4) – March 23
  • The Alliance Alive (3DS) – March 27
  • Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues (PC) – March 27
  • Far Cry 5 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 27
  • MLB The Show 18 (PS4) – March 27
  • Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (PC, PS4, Switch) – March 27
  • Golem Gates (PC) – March 28
  • Agony (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 30
  • PixARK Steam Early Access/Xbox Game Preview (PC, Xbox One) – March
  • RBI Baseball 18 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – March
  • Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut (Switch) – March

Q1, and early 2018

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Now that developers are done crunching to get their games out the door before the end of the fiscal year, things will start to die down a little bit. In this list, we’ve gathered all the games still shooting for the first quarter, or the more fuzzy ‘early 2018’ target.

Assuming some of these games do make it out on time, exciting releases like Harvest Moon: Light of Hope, Battletech, and God’s Trigger all await us.

  • Hunt: Showdown closed alpha (PC) – winter 2018
  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (PS4, Vita) – early 2018
  • 428: Shibuya Scramble (PC, PS4) – early 2018
  • Battletech (PC) – early 2018
  • Milanoir (Switch) – early 2018
  • Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – early 2018
  • The Swords of Ditto (PC, PS4) – early 2018
  • God’s Trigger (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – early 2018
  • Unruly Heroes (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – early 2018
  • HyperBrawl Tournament – Steam Early Access (PC) – early 2018
  • Runner 3 (Switch) – Q1
  • Syberia 3 (Switch) – Q1
  • Sinner: Sacrifice for Redemption (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Q1

Spring 2018 and the rest of Q2

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There is a large chunk of the year leading up to and extending for a bit after E3 2018. It’s different every year, but we already have confirmed release dates for Dark Souls Remastered, God of War, and Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire.

Because we’re including April and May in this section, you’ll also find games like Crackdown 3, Vampyr, State of Decay 2 and others here – all without confirmed dates.

  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (PC) – April 3
  • Extinction (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 10
  • Double Kick Heroes – Steam Early Access (PC) – April 11
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4) – April 17
  • Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia (PC) – April 19
  • God of War (PS4) – April 20
  • Far Cry 3 Classic Edition (PS4, Xbox One) – April 27
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch) – May 4
  • Conan Exiles (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – May 8
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS) – May 15
  • Dragon’s Crown Pro (PS4) – May 15
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 (Switch) – May 22
  • Dark Souls Remastered (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May 25
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – May
  • Harvest Moon: Light of Hope Special Edition (PS4, Switch) – May
  • Onrush (PS4, Xbox One) – June 5
  • Vampyr (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – June 5
  • Crackdown 3 (PC, Xbox One) – spring
  • State of Decay 2 (PC, Xbox One) – spring
  • Space Junkies (Rift, Vive) – spring
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Switch) – spring
  • Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – spring
  • Shift Quantum (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – spring
  • Downward Spiral: Horus Station (PC, PS4, PSVR) – spring
  • Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition (Switch) – spring
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle DLC pack 3(Switch) – spring
  • Transference (PC, PS4, Xbox One, PSVR, Rift, Vive) – spring
  • Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Mars (PC, PS4, PS VR, Steam VR) – spring
  • System Shock Remake (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Q2
  • Immortal: Unchained (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Q2

Summer, Q3, and fall 2018

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Summer isn’t typically grouped up with the busy fall season, but we’re only doing this now because there just aren’t that many confirmed dates. Many of the biggest games have a vague “second half” release window, whereas others opted for the less opaque “fall” target.

Besides that, there aren’t really that many games targeting the summer, at least not yet. Many of the games here will eventually have proper dates as the year goes on.

  • Project Rap Rabbit (PC, PS4) – August
  • Jurassic World Evolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – summer
  • We Happy Few (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – summer
  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (PC) – summer
  • Mega Man X collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – summer
  • SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy (PS4, Switch) – summer
  • The Banner Saga 3 (PC) – summer
  • Shining Resonance Refrain (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – summer
  • Victor Vran: Overkill Edition (Switch) – summer
  • Shenmue 3 (PC, PS4) – second half
  • The Wolf Among Us: Season 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – second half
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – October 26
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – fall
  • Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – fall
  • Metro: Exodus (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – fall
  • Skull and Bones (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – fall
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (PC) – fall
  • Monster Hunter World (PC) – fall
  • Mega Man 11 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – late 2018
  • Blacksad (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – Q4

Everything else

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All of the games below are shooting for release at some point in 2018. We don’t know when, not yet, but we’re hoping the list will get slimmer every week until everything slots nicely into place. This is the biggest section by far, as it rounds up all manner of 2018 release.

If you don’t find a game at any of the categories above, you’ll definitely find it here.

  • My Hero Academia: One’s Justice (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Crew 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Insomniac’s Spider-Man (PS4)
  • Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries (PC)
  • Spelunky 2 (PC, PS4)
  • Ape Out (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC, Xbox One)
  • Donut County (PC, PS4)
  • Vane (PS4)
  • New Gundam Breaker(PS4)
  • Strange Brigade (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Minit (PC)
  • Two Point Hospital (PC)
  • MediEvil remaster (PS4)
  • Super Chariot (Switch)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Soulcalibur 6 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Concrete Genie (PS4)
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)
  • Dreams (PS4)
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered (PC)
  • Dead Cells (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • The World Ends with You -Final Remix- (Switch)
  • Titan Quest (Switch)
  • Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (PC, PS4, PSVR, Xbox One)
  • Code Vein (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Ashen (PC, Xbox One)
  • Legend of Kay Anniversary (Switch)
  • Fantasy Strike (PS4)
  • GTFO (PC)
  • Fear the Wolves (PC)
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 (PC)
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (Switch)
  • The Last Night (PC, Xbox One)
  • Darksiders 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age (3DS, Switch, PS4)
  • Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
  • Untitled Fire Emblem game (Switch)
  • Away : Journey to the unexpected (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • GreedFall (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Walking Dead: The Final Season (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Star Child (PSVR)
  • Omen of Sorrow (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Blood and Truth (PSVR)
  • Days Gone (PS4)
  • This is the Police 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Horizon Chase Turbo (PS4)
  • Guacamelee 2 (PS4)
  • Moonlighter (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Dead Dozen (PC)
  • Tower 57 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Children of Morta (PS4)
  • Hover (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Mugsters (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Artifact (PC)
  • The Church in the Darkness (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Hong Kong Massacre (PS4)
  • The Gardens Between (PS4)
  • Left Alive (PC, PS4)
  • Egress (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • One Piece World Seeker (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Super Meat Boy Forever (Switch)
  • Pikuniku (PC, Switch)
  • Racing Apex (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Biomutant (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Gearbox’s Project 1v1
  • Mothergunship (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido (3DS)
  • No Heroes Allowed (PSVR)
  • Hollowpoint (PC)
  • Riverbond (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Yoshi for Switch (Switch)
  • Raging Justice (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Antigraviator (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch)
  • Unto the End (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Pokemon for Switch (Switch)
  • Metroid Prime 4 (Switch)
  • Project Octopath Traveler (Switch)
  • Anno 1800 (PC)
  • Firewall: Zero Hour (PSVR)
  • Earth Defence Force: Iron Rain [Western release] (PS4)
  • Phantom Doctrine (PC)
  • BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle
  • Patapon 2 Remastered (PS4)
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5 (Switch)
  • The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4)
  • Death Stranding (PS4)
  • Steep (Switch)
  • Age of Empires 4 (PC)
  • Routine (PC)
  • Sea of Solitude (PC)
  • Below (PC, Xbox One)
  • Lost Soul Aside (PC, PS4)
  • Witchfire (PC)
  • Katana Zero (PC)
  • Neopolis (PC, PS4)
  • Morphies Law (Switch)
  • World War Z(PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Bayonetta 3 (Switch)
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing – Enhanced Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord (PC)
  • Frostpunk (PC)
  • Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Beyond Good and Evil 2
  • The Avengers Project
  • Untitled Avatar game
  • From Software’s Shadows Die Twice

2019

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We’re starting off the new year and already, there are a couple of games announced for 2019. A few of the many games still shooting for 2018 may very well end up here, too. Hopefully not too many will get pushed back, though.

  • Anthem (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – early 2019
  • In the Valley of Gods (PC) – 2019
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic (PC) – 2019
  • Psychonauts 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2019
  • The Surge 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2019

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