Video Games: 8 Exciting New Releases You Must Buy

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The first half of the year has seen tons of new game announcements for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5 and all other major gaming platforms.

Some of the most popular game franchises will have exciting new editions released, sparking plenty of excitement in gamers across the world.

The upcoming launch schedule features something to suit fans of every gaming genre including sports, first-person shooters and simulation.

We have spent hours scouring the internet to come up with eight games that we believe should be on your wish list when they are eventually launched.


As highlighted by recent research by Betway Insider, the FIFA series has the power to get your heart rate pumping when you immerse yourself in the iconic soccer game.

FIFA 23 will be a landmark release for developers EA Sports, as it will be the last to use the FIFA moniker following the end of their lucrative partnership with soccer’s governing body.

With Career Mode set to receive a revamp and several other upgrades likely to be included, FIFA 23 promises to be the greatest soccer video game ever made.


The developers of the stunning skateboarding game OlliOlli World have switched their attention to another sport to create one of the most eagerly anticipated new releases this year.

Rollerdrome is a brutal game set in the future that revolves around a fictional blood sport of the same name. Corporations rule and the general public are under the cosh.

Will you have what it takes to become the undisputed Rollerdrome champion and unravel the mysteries behind the Matterhorn corporation’s true intentions?

Overwatch 2

Fans of Overwatch have had to wait a long time for the sequel, with the game first revealed at the BlizzCon gaming convention in 2019.

Overwatch 2 will launch free-to-play as an early access title in early October and will feature several new characters including Junker Queen.

This eagerly-anticipated combatant wields a shotgun as their primary weapon and a fearsome two-handed axe as their secondary. Tasty stuff!

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

The sequel to the hugely popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will spark a new era for the franchise when it is launched later this year.

Discover what made Task Force 141 become the legendary squad that it is as the action picks up from where it left off in the original game.

In addition to familiar heroes returning, new allies are formed in a globe-trotting operation that includes tough missions in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

F1 Manager 2022

Have you ever thought you could do a better job managing a Formula 1 team than Red Bull team principal Christian Horner?

F1 fans will have the chance to do just that when the eagerly-awaited F1 Manager 2022 is launched by Frontier Developments in August.

Given the global popularity of F1, this immersive looking management simulation should prove to be a big hit with fans.

WRC Generations

The World Rally Championship series of games has previously been a bit hit and miss, but WRC Generations looks like it will be a cracker.

It has been billed as the most ‘authentic and comprehensive rally racing simulation’ ever made and demos of the game back up that lofty claim.

WRC Generations includes 22 different countries and 165 Special Stages – a record number for the rally game genre.

Forza Motorsport

Forza fans have been clamouring for developers Turn 10 to harness the power of the next generation consoles and they are finally getting their wish.

Forza Motorsport will be the most accurate depiction of motorsports ever seen, blowing previous editions and rival games out of the water.

With the magnificent Maple Valley track set to be included in the game, Forza Motorsport should keep racing fans occupied for hours on end.

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

The Pokemon franchise shows no signs of slowing down and will be back with a bang when Scarlet and Violet arrive later this year.

The game will be a truly open-world adventure, building on the legacy created by the wonderfully immersive Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

The game will be based largely around Mediterranean cities and will also introduce the Gen 9 Pokedex to fans of the franchise.

Sonic Frontiers

No list of new game releases would be complete without the latest adventure for the most iconic blue hedgehog on the planet.

Some fans have been left baffled by demos of Sonic Frontiers and it is fair to say that the gameplay is a weird departure for the franchise, but it looks brilliant.

Sonic Frontiers includes a playable world map with stage-like elements – something that Sega claims has never really been done before. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?


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