5 Exciting New Games Coming Out in 2018

1. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Release Date: January 19, 2018 | PS4

Re-enter the animated world of Ni No Kuni in the sequel to the role-playing masterpiece developed by LEVEL-5.

Explore the beautifully crafted world and experience the gripping story in an all new RPG adventure. LEVEL-5 reunites with Yoshiyuki Momose on character design.

Pre-Order: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

2. Monster Hunter: World

Release Date: January 26, 2018 | PS4

Monster Hunter: World puts you in a living, breathing ecosystem as a hunter that seeks and slays beasts in heart pounding battles that unfolds across the vast ever-changing terrain. Venture on quests alone or cooperatively with up to three hunters via online drop-in multiplayer.

Pre-Order: Monster Hunter: World

3. Shadow Of The Colossus

Release Date: February 6, 2018 | PS4

Rebuilt from the ground up by Bluepoint Games and JAPAN Studio, Shadow Of The Colossus on PlayStation 4 system introduces the awe of its unforgettable world and towering creatures to a new generation of gamers, while allowing long time fans to revisit the beloved masterpiece with unparalleled visual fidelity and improved performance.

Tales speak of an ancient realm where Colossi roam the majestic landscape. Bound to the land, these creatures hold a key to a mystical power of revival – a power you must obtain to bring a loved one back to life.

Shadow Of The Colossus is a breathtaking journey through ancient lands to seek out gigantic beasts.  Armed with only a sword and a bow, explore the spacious lands and unearth each Colossus, presenting a unique challenge to test your wits, determination, and skill.

Pre-Order: Shadow Of The Colossus

4. God Of War

Release Date: 2018 | PS4

It is a new beginning for Kratos. Living as a man, outside the shadow of the gods, he seeks solitude in the unfamiliar lands of Norse mythology. With new purpose and his son at his side, Kratos must fight for survival as powerful forces threaten to disrupt the new life he has created.

Pre-Order: God of War

5. Dragon Ball Fighterz

Release Date: January 26, 2018 | PS4

After the success of the Xenoverse series, it’s time to introduce a new classic 2D Dragon Ball fighting game for this generation’s consoles. Dragon Ball FighterZ is born from what makes the Dragon Ball series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its all- powerful fighters. Partnering with Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay to audiences worldwide.

Pre-Order: Dragon Ball Fighterz

5 Best Video Game Movie Adaptations

Ah, the video game movie adaptations. Often a doomed venture from its conception and the source of endless rants of hardened fans. I’m here to argue that not all movies based on video games are complete crap. Here I’ve listed the following in my opinion the best video game to movie adaptations.

1. Pokémon: The First Movie (1998)

The Pokémon universe was created in 1990 by the Game Freak company under the name “Capsule Monster.” Nintendo signed on to market and published the game which came out in 1996. The animated film Pokémon The First Movie tells the story when the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered Pokémon created from DNA of Mew, one of the rarest Pokémon of all. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo is determined to prove its own superiority. It lures a number of talented trainers into a Pokémon battle like never before – and of course Ash and his friends are happy to accept the challenge!

2. Mortal Kombat (1995)

There were a few video game movies before the Mortal Kombat came out in 1995, but it’s one of the first to actually do well in the box office. The CGI was impressive for its time and the fight scenes are done well. The movie stayed faithful to the franchise and captured the essence of characters.

For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multi universe forever. To save earth, three worriers must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, their own inner demons, and superhuman foes in this action/adventure movies based on one of the most popular video games of all time.

3. Tomb Raider (2001)

Even with the video game movies of the 90s, Lara Croft: Tom Raider really brought the video game into public eyes in the 2000s. Lara Croft, making her perfect cast, and her appeal resonated across Tom Raider fans and new viewers alike.

Exploring lost empires, finding priceless treasures, punishing villains in mortal combat – it’s all in a days work for Lora Croft.

4. The Angry Birds Movie (2016)

Flightless birds lead a mostly happy existence, except for Red who just can’t get past the daily annoyances of life. His temperament leads him to anger management class, where he meets fellow misfits Chuck and Bomb. Red becomes even more agitated when his feathered brethren welcome green pigs to their island paradise. As the swine begin to get under his skin, Red joins forces with Chuck and Bomb to investigate the real reason behind their mysterious arrival.

5. Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)

Alice is back and trying her best to destroy the Umbrella Corporation, in Resident Evil: Afterlife. She teams up with a group of survivors and searches for Arcadia, a safe haven. This was the top-grossing film in the franchise’s series, to date. It was marketed heavily as a 3D film, which was the driving force for a few films in 2010.