2018 is set to be a packed year for video games, just like the year before it, and the year before that. Although there’s no Nintendo Switch equivalent set to release this year, there’s still a boat load of video games to release all across 2018, from blockbuster franchises all the way to smaller indie games. These are the 2018 video game release dates.
The list you’ll find laid out just below is constantly evolving and changing, and so here at USgamer we’ll keep you up to date with every game set to release throughout 2018. On top of this, we’ll also be updating the list to link to our review of every major, intriguing game releasing throughout the year, as soon as we’ve had a chance to play it.
We should also note that we’re USgamer by name and nature, and so the list below will be comprised of confirmed North American release dates for games, as well as a section of unconfirmed release dates for later in the year at the end.
Video Game Release Dates January 2018
There are quite a few big games to open up the January 2018 video game release schedule, in particular Monster Hunter World and Dragon Ball FighterZ, which are launching on the same date no less. Outside of this, there's also the hotly anticipated Lost Sphear on the Switch, as well as The Inpatient for PSVR users to look forward to.
- Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition (PS4, PC) - January 16
- Kirby: Battle Royale (3DS) - January 19
- Lost Sphear (PS4, Switch, PC) - January 23
- The Inpatient (PSVR) - January 23
- Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - January 26
- Monster Hunter World (PS4, Xbox One) - January 26
- Dissidia Final Fantasy NT (PS4) - January 30
Video Game Release Dates February 2018
Following on from January, the February 2018 video game releases have some intriguing titles in the mix, like the remastered Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 for the Nintendo Switch, as well as the monumental Shadow of the Colossus remaster earlier in the month.
- EA Sports UFC 3 (PS4, Xbox One) - February 2
- Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) - February 6
- Dragon Quest Builders (Switch) - February 9
- Dynasty Warriors 9 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - February 15
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - February 15
- Owlboy (PS4, Xbox One, Switch) - February 15
- Secret of Mana (PS4, PS Vita, PC) - February 15
- Bayonetta/Bayonetta 2 (Switch) - February 16
- Metal Gear Survive (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - February 20
- Payday 2 (Switch) - February 27
Video Game Release Dates March 2018
The video game releases for March 2018 have some serious potential, with Yakuza 6: The Song of Life standing out from the crowd. There's also the Devil May Cry HD Collection kicking things off near the beginning of March, as well as Sea of Thieves and Ni No Kuni 3: Revenant Kingdom to look forward to.
- Devil May Cry HD Collection (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 13
- Golem (PSVR) - March 13
- Attack on Titan 2 (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch) - March 20
- Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, PC) - March 20
- Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4) - March 20
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4) - March 21
- A Way Out (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 23
- Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (PS4, PC) - March 23
- Far Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - March 27
- MLB The Show 18 (PS4) - March 27
Video Game Release Dates April 2018
There's currently not a whole lot set in stone for video game releases in April 2018, but We Happy Few is finally launching from its beta phase, which looks set to be an intriguing game if the development team can fix the early problems.
- We Happy Few (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - April 13
- Trails of Cold Steel 2: Kai (PS4) - April 26
Video Game Release Dates Q1, Spring, and Early 2018
As for video games releasing in Q1/Spring of 2018 with unconfirmed release dates as of right now, Red Dead Redemption 2 just about leads the entire year in anticipation, let alone this section. Rockstar's cowboy sequel is set to sell gangbusters on release, but other blockbuster games like God of War will rival it for attention.
- Crackdown 3 (Xbox One, PC) - Spring 2018
- Detroit: Become Human (PS4) - Spring 2018
- God of War (PS4) - Spring 2018
- Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One) - Spring 2018
Video Game Release Dates TBC 2018
Finally, we have our list of 2018 video games with entirely unconfirmed release windows, of which Days Gone and Spider-Man certainly stand out from. There's also The Last of Us: Part 2, although we'd be somewhat surprised if the game actually ends up launching within the next 12 months.
- Ace Combat 7 (PS4, PSVR, Xbox One)
- Anthem (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Code Vein (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Days Gone (PS4)
- Jurassic World Evolution (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Kirby Star Allies (Switch)
- Soul Calibur 6 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
- Spider-Man (PS4)
- The Last of Us: Part 2 (PS4)
- Yoshi (Switch)
As we mentioned at the top of this 2018 video game release dates guide, we’ll be constantly updating and tweaking this guide, to reflect all the latest news and announcements out of the industry, so you can find the all the latest news on 2018 video games right here.
Just in case you're instead looking for the complete list of video games released back in 2017, as well as our general review roundup of games released over the last 12 months, head over to our 2017 video game release dates guide.
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