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Upcoming Games and Movies in 2019

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2018 just wrapped up with the releases of “Just Cause 4,” “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate” and many other “triple A” titles that sent gamers into every possible type of excitement. On the other hand, the moviegoing community had left theaters across the nation after having seen long awaited flicks such as “Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse,” “Aquaman” and “Mary Poppins Returns.” Titles like these have made 2018 a diverse and colorful year for movies and games alike. While the world can always look back and pick out its favorite pieces of entertainment, these upcoming names will make viewers and gamers eager for their releases.

Games


Resident Evil 2 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)

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The “Resident Evil” series is quite possibly the longest running survival horror game franchise up to this point. While gamers were disappointed with the action-focused “Resident Evil” 5 and 6, the most recent entry “Resident Evil 7: biohazard” left gamers shaking in fear and screaming in excitement. “Resident Evil 2” is a remake of the game of the same name that was released in 1998.

This time, the developers promise gamers with updated graphics and some tweaks to the story to keep the players engaged. On top of that, the game will be equipped with a modern over-the-shoulder camera angle. With the success of “biohazard”, gamers hope that the franchise is slowly getting back on its feet.

Gears of War (PC, Xbox One)

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Xbox One loyalists also have something to look forward to experiencing, as the latest installment of the third-person shooter franchise is set to come out in the next year.

However, the cinematic trailer that was released back in June received mixed reactions from viewers, according to the trailer’s YouTube comment section.

But that does not say much, as there have been cases where a game sequel receives negative reaction from fans and turns out to be surprisingly fun. “Gears of War” has become a household name and it looks like the fans of it will continue to support the series with its new promising graphics and storyline developments.

Days Gone (PS4)

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The list of Playstation Exclusives keeps piling up with great action-adventure titles like the “Uncharted” franchise and “The Last of Us,” whose release date has also been speculated by fans to be in this year, as well as “Crash Bandicoot.” 

This year, a promising contender by the name of “Days Gone” is entering the arena. While the zombie survival horror genre has become a dime a dozen, with the success of “The Last of Us” along with its highly anticipated sequel, gamers are waiting to see if Sony will create lightning in a bottle once again.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps (PC, Xbox One)

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The platform genre has always had special place in gamers’ hearts, and next year holds a game that seems  refreshing in a market flooded with action or survival games. Gamers could not get enough of “Ori And The Blind Forest” back in 2015, which means a sequel was asking to be made. From the released material that the developers keep teasing fans with, this one promises to deliver a unique art style and satisfying continuation to its 2015 prequel. Plus, it will be a nice break from the constant third-person adventure games.

Movies

Shazam

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As Marvel fans are drowned in buzz for “Captain Marvel,” DC fans are also thrilled as the action- and comedy-packed superhero flick “Shazam” is making its way to cinemas. History shows that DC has the tendency to build up hype around a movie and then fail to meet such promise. However, with the success of “Wonder Woman,” fans can only hope that the studio will see that greater effort equals greater ratings, and that the same triumph will happen with Shazam. The movie stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Grace Fulton and others.

Dumbo

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Everyone’s favorite elephant is making a return this year in the form of a live action movie. Tim Burton can be a hit and miss sometimes, but with classics like “Nightmare Before Christmas” and “Corpse Bride,” the director is keeping Dumbo’s fans’ fingers crossed.

With “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast” and the surprisingly well-received “The Jungle Book” receiving the live-action treatment, Disney is expected to “wow” audiences of all ages. The movie stars Eva Green, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and more.

Glass

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After blowing everyone’s mind in 2017 with the ending of “Split,” viewers are now ecstatic for the next M. Night Shyamalan release. While the director has made some stinkers at the box office in his career, “The Happening” and “The Last Airbender” being the prime examples, he seems to have been slowly making a U-turn in the right direction with recent flicks like “The Visit” and “Split.”

With the way “Split” concluded, it seems like Marvel and DC now have something to watch out for as a new superhero universe is in the works.  The movie stars Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis and others.

Captain Marvel

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While “Glass” can be quite a competition, the Marvel family is still in their prime. With the trailer of “Captain Marvel,” it seems like they will have yet another exciting year full of success. The studio has consistently put out great movies throughout the past decade, so it is more than likely this one will deliver, at the very least, a fun time. The movie features a new female superhero who is Marvel’s answer to DC’s 2017 “Wonder Woman.” Moviegoers will have yet another exhilarating ride in the auditorium when this hits theaters in March. The movie stars Brie Larson, Jude Law, Samuel L. Jackson and possibly even more actors from other beloved Marvel properties.

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