As Christmas approaches and the new year begins anew, a whole new season of gaming comes with it for us to enjoy. Whether it be for Christmas or something to look forward to in 2019, here are the features of gaming coming this winter.

1. Just Cause 4 – December 4, 2018

In the fourth installment of the Just Cause series, Square Enix and Avalanche Studios team up once again. The game takes place in Solis, a remote South American nation with extreme weather conditions and plenty of corrupt baddies to kill in a variety of ways.

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Just Cause 4 follows Rico Rodriguez, a hero with questionable morals searching for answers about his past, at any cost. There are three editions of the game, starting at $59.99 for the base game itself. Absurdity will unfold and you’ll love every second of it. 

2. Super Smash Bros: Ultimate – December 7, 2018

Nintendo’s hit series makes a return on the Switch with an unprecedented roster of characters spanning 32 different franchises. The latest in the Super Smash Bros series, this game boasts an impressive 103 stages, 28 hours of music, and plenty of game modes for your gaming pleasure.

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DLC characters have yet to be announced, but have been confirmed nonetheless. Super Smash Bros: Ultimate is available for $59.99 with a DLC pass available for $24.99. How long will your friendships last?

3. Elder Scrolls: Blades – Sometime In December

One of the most out-of-nowhere announcements from Bethesda at E3 was a preview of the game. Elder Scrolls: Blades is a VR/Mobile game with an unannounced launch date. The game is cross-platform, which means that players can duel each other despite being on different phones or can even play against someone in VR.

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Not much is known about this game, but the Apple Store predicts that the game could launch December 1st. Blades will be available for free on mobile devices and any high-end VR system.

4. Resident Evil 2 Remake – January 25, 2019

Twenty years after its initial debut, Resident Evil 2 is being remade. Fans of the original game will be able to re-experience the full game in remastered graphics, paired with recognizable characters from the 1998 game.

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DLC has also been confirmed for the game, which will include new costumes. This remake will be available in January for $59.99.

5. Kingdom Hearts 3 – January 25, 2019

Sora returns this January with a whole cast of lovable Disney characters battling against evil across universes. Even more exciting, Kingdom Hearts 3 sports many returning voices from their original films.

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Players will encounter heroes from Frozen, Pirates of the Caribbean, Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., and more. Bundles for the game start at $59.99 and go upward to $229.99. 

6. Jump Force – February 15, 2019

Shonen Jump has long been a staple in the anime and manga community. Their crossover video game, Jump Force, is definitely a testament to their legacy. It will release on the 50th anniversary of the Weekly Jump Magazine.

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Bandai Namco will be bringing plenty of their characters to the table with presumably any Shonen Jump character having the possibility of making it into the game. Jump Force will be available for $59.99 and will offer plenty of extra goodies for players willing to pay for the bigger bundles.

7. And, Lastly, For Gaming: Anthem – February 22, 2019

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Originally slated for release in late 2018, Anthem is a third-person open world shooter. Characters and classes will have customizable exo-suits with unique weapons and superhuman abilities.

However, BioWare reportedly has everything depending on the success of Anthem. If the game doesn’t do well, it could spell doom for the gaming studio. Preorders for Anthem start at $59.99.