2018's highly anticipated video games


Emma Thumann

As the holiday season is approaching fast, video game companies push to release their biggest titles to keep up with the holiday madness. Whether you’re a fan of cute, innocent games or tough and realistic ones, there is always entertainment being released suited for any kind of gamer. Throughout 2018, there have been many anticipated video games that have excited fans for months. Here are just a few of the biggest upcoming game releases:
Red Dead Redemption II (PS4): Brought to you by the creators of Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar games released the sequel to their 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. The game is set in 1899–-the end of the Wild West era. As towns start to become more civilised and enforcing laws, Arthur Morgan and his gang are on the run from a robbery that went bad in a town called Blackwater. The player takes on the role of Arthur as his gang has to survive the conditions of the west. Although the game came out on Oct. 27, it is still relatively new and there are some fans who have not been able to get their hands on a copy yet. So, for the sake of those who haven’t bought the game, keep the spoilers to yourself!
Pokémon: Let’s Go Pikachu! and Let’s Go Eevee! (Nintendo Switch) will be released by Nintendo on Nov. 16. Depending on which game you get, either the pokemon Pikachu or Eevee will be your partner. You can play dress-up, train, and even feed your partner. Of course, you can still catch, train and evolve other pokemon that you encounter and catch. This game is similar to previous pokemon games, however the graphics are more 3D and the first pokemon in your team follows you around, just like in older games!
Fallout 76 (PS4 XB1 PC): Bethesda Game Studios brings us a spinoff of their infamous Fallout series called Fallout 76. It is an online multiplayer game that allows you to explore the untouched wastelands of America. Set on Reclamation Day of 2102, vault dwellers of Vault 76 band together to explore, quest, build, and triumph against the post-nuclear threats. This game will be released on Nov. 14.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Nintendo Switch): If you think that Nintendo was done with the Super Smash Bros. series after the 3DS and Wii U entries than you’d be wrong. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the fifth and newest entry in the series and is set to come out on Dec. 7 is and one of the biggest, mostly highly anticipated games of 2018. In total there are 74 characters to choose from, ten of which are newcomers and many are characters from previous entries. Not only will the roster be massive, but there are 103 stages to choose from and over 800 music tracks from various games. If you preorder Super Smash Bros. Ultimate between 11/1 or purchase it through 1/31, you will get the first DLC character for free; the Piranha Plant enemy from the Super Mario Bros. series.