The end of August is fast approaching, which means that effectively there are only four months left until 2022. Time flies, huh?
Naturally, this last third of the year is always big for entertainment, with companies planning all kinds of releases in time for the holidays. In the gaming world specifically, we have major upcoming titles for 2022 like Splatoon 3 (September 9), the Canadian gotham knights (October 21), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (October 28) sonic frontiers (November 8th), God of War: Ragnarök (November 9) and scarlet pokemon Y Violet (November 18th).
But while those games are certainly exciting, it’s safe to say that most people already know about them. Instead, then, we want to highlight some other titles that are still on the way this year, the ones you’re probably not familiar with. Of course, it’s important to note that any of these could, in theory, be delayed, but for now, here are 10 lesser-known games releasing in late 2022 that are worth following.
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (also on the first day of Xbox Game Pass)
Release date: TBA end of 2022
While we’re still who knows how many years away from the next bioshock, developer Mundfish has a new action RPG that should hopefully fill that gap. Get into atomic heart, a retro-futuristic adventure set in an alternate USSR in 1955. In the game, players take on the role of a mentally unstable KGB agent who must investigate a facility overrun with robots and other strange experiments. The appropriately creepy atmosphere gives off bioshock vibrations, just like first-person combat, which combines traditional gunplay with a special gauntlet that gives you the ability to shoot fire, lightning, and ice.
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release date: November 3, 2022
Good horror games don’t seem to come around very often these days, but the singing, the first game from Vancouver-based Brass Token, certainly looks promising. jess heathers (The quarry‘s Siobhan Williams) heads to an island for a spiritual retreat, only to discover a deadly cult and all manner of cosmic horrors. To survive, Jess will have to explore the interconnected areas of Glory Island, managing resources to craft and use both melee weapons and supernatural abilities. Oh, and Mike Skupa, the lead designer on fan-favorite games. Bully Y sleeping dogsis the creative director and CEO of Brass Token, which sweetens the deal.
Platforms: nintendo switch, personal computer
Release date: November 4, 2022
The Sims have become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to people like stardew valley Y Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and now, Square Enix offers its own unique take on the genre. In particular, the game isn’t all about farming, though it’s certainly a key part of it. In addition to harvesting crops, harvest it has you venturing out for resources, and you’ll occasionally fight enemies through an MMO-esque combat system. Altogether it seems stardew valley satisfies Final Fantasywhich certainly makes for an intriguing mix-up.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Mac, Android, iOS (also on Xbox Game Pass on day one)
Release date: August 30, 2022
Sam Barlow (His story, Telling lies) is back with a new interactive FMV game, featuring writers Allan Scott (The Queen’s Gambit), Amelia Gray (mr robot) and Barry Gifford (lost highway). The game is about a missing movie star named Marissa Marcel who made three movies that were never released. As a player, you will have to explore lost footage from each movie, work your way through the mystery, and ultimately find out what happened to Marcel.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (also on Xbox Game Pass on day one)
Release date: November 15, 2022
Josh Sawyer is a big name in gaming thanks to his work on Fallout New Vegas Y pillars of eternity. Now he leads a small team at veteran Xbox-owned studio Obsidian on a unique and riveting adventure game. penance Set in 16th century Bavaria, the game follows artist Andreas Maler as he investigates a major murder his friend has been framed for. But instead of presenting gameplay challenges, Sawyer focuses on an open-ended narrative, in which the game will never directly identify the killer, but players will have to come to their own conclusions through branching dialogue. He adds a striking painterly aesthetic that enhances the historical setting and penance looks like a must play for fans of narrative games.
A Plague Tale: Requiem
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch (cloud only), PC (also on Xbox Game Pass on day one)
Release date: October 18, 2022
A Plague Tale: Innocence was one of the most pleasant surprises of 2019, and soon, the developer Asobo will present the sequel. After the first game, young siblings Amecia and Hugo must find a cure for the latter’s blood disease while on the run from both French Inquisition soldiers and deadly rats. While there is still a heavy emphasis on stealth, Amecia is a much more capable fighter this time around and can wield a knife and crossbow atop her handy sling. The novel historical setting of the first game was gripping, and the sequel’s significant gameplay improvements should only make the experience more complete.
Tactics Ogre Reborn
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: November 11, 2022
Although Yasumi Matsuno is best known for his “Ivalice” games (final fantasy tactics, vagabond story Y final fantasy twelfth), his original work on the ogre battle The strategy series remains a cult favorite. So it’s exciting to now have a modern remaster of Tactics Ogre: Let’s Hold On Together, the PSP remake of Matsuno’s SNES classic of the same name. In particular, Reborn It features enhancements such as HD characters and backgrounds, an updated user interface, improved sound, a new unit-by-unit leveling system, and other quality of life tweaks. Not to mention, the well-regarded politically charged civil war story (branching roads and all) remains intact. fans of final fantasy tactics, fire emblem or, more recently, Triangle Strategy you should pay attention to this.
Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC (also day one on Xbox Game Pass)
Release date: October 21, 2022
Ebb Software seems to be cooking up something delightfully twisted in Disdain. This first-person game puts you in control of a skinless humanoid who must explore a nightmarish alien planet. Areas are interconnected but can be explored non-linearly, and you’ll need to use various biomechanical weapons to survive. Nevertheless, Disdain It’s not a traditional shooter, so each and every encounter, even with a single enemy, is meant to be tense and challenging. The world itself is also quite mysterious with little context given directly to the player, so you’ll need to parse things together through environmental storytelling.
Session: Skate Sim
Platforms: PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
Release date: September 22, 2022 (full release – has been in early access)
The following (made in Canada) Rollerblading Gaming is still some way off, so Montreal-based Crea-ture Studios has its own spiritual successor to EA’s skateboard series. Made by a team of self-styled skaters, Session: Skate Sim Features a dual-stick control scheme and iconic real-life skate spots to create an authentic experience. Customize your skater with gear from top brands, rack up high scores, and use a powerful video editor to capture your best moments.
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC (also on Xbox Game Pass on day one)
Release date: To be confirmed 2022
If you liked Playdead’s indie darling Limbo Y Inside, this one is definitely for you. Dino Patti, the co-founder of Playdead, has a new studio called Jumpship, and his debut work is an adventure game called Somerville. Like Playdead games, Somerville it uses the world to tell its story, about a father, a mother, a son and their dog who survive the post-apocalypse, instead of dialogue. However, Playdead says that the game is not strictly a 2D puzzle platformer like those other games, as some have believed, but instead focuses more on exploration in a 3D space.
Which of these games are you waiting for? Are there others you’re excited about? Tell us in the comments!