With the new year just about to get under way, there's plenty of games set for release in the coming weeks and months.

We've done a quick round-up of nine games we're keen to play, when you can play them and what you can play them off.

We kick things off with...


9. 'Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown'

When's it out? January 18th

What's it on? PS4, Xbox One, PC

What's it about? Trying to explain the plot of this would literally require a chart, about twenty minutes of exposition, a deep understanding of anime and knowledge of the past six games. Think 'Metal Gear Solid 4' and all of that backstory and it's the same kind of thing. You can ignore it all, of course. You're a pilot, you fly around and blow stuff up. If you enjoyed 'Ace Combat 6: Fires Of Liberation', you're going to love this.


8. 'Doom Eternal'

When's it out? Some time in 2019

What's it on? PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

What's it about? You can play right through the first 'Doom' and just enjoy the blood-soaked madness of it all, or you can actually follow the storyline. Both playthroughs are equally valid, and what's more, neither one compromises the other. 'Doom Eternal', it seems, has taken all the violence and madness of 'Doom' and amped it up to eleven. Which, frankly, doesn't feel healthy. Just look at this gameplay reveal.


7. 'Resident Evil 2'

When's it out? January 29th

What's it on? PS4, Xbox One, PC

What's it about? As you can guess by the title, it's a remake of the 1998 horror classic with modern graphics and sees you back in Raccoon City as Leon or Claire, trying to survive a zombie apocalypse. The gameplay is similar to 'Resident Evil 4', in that it's a third-person / over-the-shoulder control setting.


6. 'Anthem'

When's it out? February 22nd, 2019

What's it on? PS4, Xbox One, PC

What's it about? Equipped with a super-suit called a Javelin, you're sent out into the wilderness to explore the world beyond the city walls of Fort Tarsis. It's a multiplayer online RPG, developed by the same people behind 'Mass Effect', and BioWare have said that the launch of the game will be "the start of a maybe 10-year journey" for the studio. It'll be... big, basically. Very big.


5. 'Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order'

When's it out? Holiday 2019, so our guess is late 2019

What's it on? PS4, Xbox One, PC

What's it about? It's set between the events of 'Revenge of the Sith' and 'A New Hope' and sees you controlling a Jedi apprentice who escapes Order 66, the purge that wiped out the Jedi Knights. The really exciting part of this is that Respawn, the creators of 'Titanfall 2', are behind this and that alone is enough to be excited about. There hasn't been any kind of footage shown for this, and our guess is that you won't see anything until the marketing kicks off for 'Star Wars: Episode IX', as it'll likely tie in with it.


4. 'Cyberpunk 2077'

When's it out? No release date confirmed, but rumours suggest 2019 at the earliest

What's it on? PS4, Xbox One, PC

What's it about? You play V, a mercenary in the futuristic Night City. You're a mercenary, who's looking to become a big player in the city and you're prepared to do whatever it takes to get there. Developed by CD Projekt Red, the game's been in development for SEVEN years, so it's got to be ready for release this year. Right? RIGHT?!


3. 'The Division 2'

When's it out? March 15th

What's it on? PS4, Xbox One, PC

What's it about? Set 7 months after the events of 'The Division', a civil war has broken out among the survivors of the Dollar Flu and has turned Washington DC into a warzone. That's where you come in and try to restore some semblance of order. Ubisoft have said that they've taken criticisms of the first game on board and improved the endgame to reach it quicker than needlessly forcing it on like the first one. The shooting system's also been improved, so no more bullet sponges like the last time.


2. 'Ghost of Tsushima'

When's it out? Not confirmed, but expected 2019

What's it on? PS4

What's it about? Set during the 12th century Mongol invasion of Japan, you play the lone survivor of a noble clan of samurai who embarks on a quest for vengeance. The gameplay, from what we can tell, mixes straight-up action with stealth and takes place in an open-world environment. You can either duel one-on-one with enemies, or sneak by them and strike only when necessary. Really, the visuals in this look utterly incredible so even if it does sound like something you've played before, you're in for a treat on the graphics.

1. 'Death Stranding'

When's it out? Pffft... maybe this year?

What's it on? PS4

What's it about? Really, your guess is probably as good as ours. Hideo Kojima describes it as a "genre-defining experience" and the trailers and footage shown so far looks absolutely batshit. There's really no telling how it's going to play, even if it can be considered a game in the conventional sense, and seeing as how Sony are happy to indulge all of Kojima's creative whims without a shred of a release date in sight, there's no telling where this is going to end up. It'll either change how we think about gaming entirely or be a complete disaster. There's nothing in between about this game, from what we can tell.