Upcoming Games in 2023: Expect Tekken 8, Diablo 4, Street Fighter 6, and Other Gems

Fellow gamers, 2023 will be an exciting year for you! From anime-inspired to gruesome horror games for the next spooky season, 2023 offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in stories and plots that will give you goosebumps.
Tekken 8 is in production, and realistically, we can expect a launch at the end of 2023. But, as Street Fighter 6, Tekken’s main competitor, will also be released sometime in 2023, many opinions regarding Trekken 8 release are gravitating toward the end of 2023.

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Upcoming games release schedule

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According to the Verge, the latest Final Fantasy XVI game will be released sometime in the summer of 2023. We can also expect to see Diablo 4 on many wish lists, as the game will likely be released next year. The dates for these games haven’t been confirmed yet, and we can only hope these predictions are accurate, as both Final Fantasy and Diablo have an extensive fan base.

Still, this is just the tip of the iceberg! So, if you’re a gaming enthusiast or curious about what the gaming world has to offer, here are the most popular game releases to watch out for in 2023.

One Piece Odyssey

  • Release date: January 12, 2023
  • Price: 59,99€, 84,99€ for the deluxe version
  • Genre: JPRG, adventure
  • Mode: single-player game

One Piece is a Japanese anime/manga series whose incredible characters and plot twists have taken over the world in an instant. Both manga and anime received praise from the audience, and dozens of One Piece video games have gotten the same amount of attention.

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The last One Piece game was released in 2019. Luckily, the next One Piece release is around the corner. Soon after the 2023 New Year’s Eve celebration, you’ll be able to dive into new adventures with your favorite pirate and his crew.

If you’re wondering what to expect, One Piece Oddysey will take you on a journey across the seas, urging you to experience things even the scariest and bravest pirates are afraid of– raging storms, shipwrecks, and other terrifying forces of nature. 

Forspoken

  • Release date: January 24, 2023
  • Price: 79,99€, 104,99€ for the deluxe version
  • Genre: action, RPG, action-adventure, fighting
  • Mode: single-player game

Here we have an 18+ rating game appropriate for adults only due to its dark story, strong language, and violence. Although it doesn’t cater to younger audiences, Forspoken is, so far, well-received by gaming enthusiasts despite having to wait until January 2023 to immerse in this universe.

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In Forspoken, the story recounts Frey’s adventures after being transported to the stunning yet cruel country of Athia. To navigate vast areas and fight creatures who wish her no good, Frey must use her newly discovered magical talents and learn that the game of survival isn’t always fair.

Dead Space Remake

  • Release date: January 27, 2023
  • Price: 59,99€, 69,99€ for the deluxe version
  • Genre: action, shooter, survival horror game
  • Mode: single-player game

Dead Space 2023 is a remake of a popular survival horror game of the same name. The remake offers everything a horror game lover would wish to see on the screen- visual effects that will make you question your reality, nail-biting and eerie audio, as well as other in-game improvements that will elevate the experience and make it more suspenseful.

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For example, the game developers ensured players could fully immerse in the game by introducing more details in the player’s surroundings, expanding the narrative, and playing with flexibility that allows players to improvise as they fight for survival. Luckily, this survival horror classic returns in January 2023, and more importantly, it’s entirely rebuilt from the ground up!

Deliver Us Mars

  • Release date: February 2, 2023
  • Price: 29,99€, 34,99€ for the deluxe version
  • Genre: adventure game, action, indie game
  • Mode: single-player game

Deliver Us Mars is an atmospheric science fiction adventure that sends players on a perilous, high-stakes quest to find stolen ARK colony ships. The game’s post-apocalyptic vibe will pull you in, and the characters’ physical and mental challenges will motivate you to challenge boundaries and do your best to succeed in this mission.

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The emotion-fueled narrative, accompassed by breathtaking music from award-winning composer Sander Van Zanten will entertain players for hours. As the game progresses and you find yourself fighting to save humankind, it will be challenging to quit mid-game and find something else to play.

Dead Island 2

  • Release date: February 3, 2023
  • Price: $59.99
  • Genre: action, horror
  • Mode: single-multi-player game, co-op

Gamers will have the opportunity to revisit the long-lost favorite, Dead Island 2, only one day after the Deliver Us Mars release. It’s been years since we’ve got introduced to a Dead Island franchise addition, which is why the upcoming game release is causing hype in the gaming community.

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However, it’s worth noting that some of the previous releases notoriously failed to live up to its fans’ expectations, but hopefully, Dead Island 2 won’t disappoint. After a long break, we’re in for a treat, as the game offers gory and ghastly details, new characters, and unique character builds.

Hogwarts Legacy

  • Release date: February 10, 2023
  • Price: €59.99, €69.99
  • Genre: action, adventure, RPG
  • Mode: single-player game

Do you consider yourself a Harry Potter stan? If so, Avalanche Software and Warner Bros. Games will soon release yet another Hogwarts adventure for all wizards and muggle-borns alike.

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This game will take you back in time– long before Harry and Ron wandered the empty halls of Hogwarts. Players will get this unique opportunity to experience Hogwarts in the 1800s and see what it’s like to be the missing piece that can keep the wizarding world from falling apart. The game plot will urge you to make alliances with other characters, take every opportunity to battle wizards on the dark side, and decide the faith of your world, so play cautiously.

Overwatch 2 PvE Mode

  • Release date: February 2023
  • Price: unavailable
  • Genre: first-person shooter
  • Mode: multi-player

The latest Overwatch 2 PvE mode will come out sometime in 2023, but the date isn’t set in stone yet. As gamers usually get a heads-up a few months before the release, it’s safe to assume that Overwatch 2 PvE mode will become available sometime in 2023. However, some speculate that the PvE content could come out as early as February 2023.

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Overwatch 2 has already appeared on the scene on October 4, 2022. However, the hype around this additional update is huge, and players can’t wait to see what developers have to bring to the table. Given that PvE mode teasers have been shown in Overwatch trailers, it’s safe to say that development is moving along smoothly, and that the mode will soon be available.

Company of Heroes 3

  • Release date: February 23, 2023
  • Price: 59,99€, 79,99€ for the premium version
  • Genre: strategy, RTS
  • Mode: single/multi-player game, co-op

If you want to live out your fantasy of being a soldier, Company of Heroes 3 will meet all your expectations. It offers twice as many armies as any other game in the franchise and allows players to immerse themselves in two unique single-player adventures with a ton of replayability.

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The Italian Dynamic Campaign is an excellent choice for those wanting to explore various strategic levels and improve their decision-making skills. Similarly, the North African Operation will give an intriguing linear storyline in which you battle as the infamous Deutsches Afrika Korps. Both combats require a strategic approach, and you can choose whether you want to play with friends or create new winning strategies by yourself. 

Sons of the Forest

  • Release date: February 23, 2023
  • Price: roughly $29.99
  • Genre: strategy, RTS
  • Mode: single/multi-player game, co-op

The Sons of the Forest release date has been postponed twice, having previously been scheduled for May and then October 2022. Still, the third time’s a charm, and we can expect the release at the end of February 2023.

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As usual, we can expect blood, gore, and violence on every corner, but oddly enough, that only contributes to the plot and further builds tension as players progress in the game.

What makes Sons of the Forest stand out from other horror games is player’s freedom to choose what to do and where to go, hoping their decisions will result in survival. On top of that, this intense horror simulator will send shivers down your spine as you’ll have to fight demons, mutated creatures, and other varmints you’ve never seen before.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

  • Release date: March 3, 2023
  • Price: unavailable
  • Genre: fighting, adventure, H&S
  • Mode: single-player game, co-op

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is probably one of the most promising games of 2023. It’s scheduled for release on March 3, 2023, and it will be available on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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Wo Long is a dark fantasy venture into chaos and darkness as a prosperous dynasty stands on the verge of destruction. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty players can engage in swordplay to fight off enemies and creatures that want to bring nothing but death upon them. As the game progresses, the nameless militia soldiers are destined to discover the greatness ingrained in the never-ending fight for power and, above all, survival.

Resident Evil 4 Remake

  • Release date: March 24, 2023
  • Price: 59,99€, 69,99€ for the deluxe version
  • Genre: survival horror, third-person shooter, action-adventure game
  • Mode: single-player game

Resident Evil is a well-established games franchise with millions of units sold since its first release. The upcoming game is a remake of the original Resident Evil 4 released in 2005. With that in mind, we can expect more impressive graphics, modernized gameplay, and a reimagined storyline that will result in hours of continuous play.

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Similarly to the original Resident Evil 4, the camera perspective will be in a third-person view. On top of that, the strange feeling of seclusion in the original game is enhanced. When combined with the eerie atmosphere, Resident Evil will allow you to dive into horrors beyond your comprehension.

Starfield

  • Release date: December 29, 2023
  • Price: Unavailable
  • Genre: shooter, action RPG, action-adventure game
  • Mode: single-player game

Starfield was going to go online in November 2022. However, it turns out we’ll have to wait another year to play this game. Given that Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, it’s safe to say that delay wasn’t welcomed in the gaming community.

Starfield

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According to Xfire, the Starfield release date was changed to December 29, 2023. Of course, this date is unusual. Sand some speculate that this date is only a placeholder, as big games studios usually launch games before Black Friday sales or at the beginning of a Christmas fever.

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