11 video games we can’t wait to get our hands on in 2023

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The schedule of upcoming video games never stops, and 2023 looks to be just as insane as ever. Especially given how many video games have been delayed over the last few years, 2023 is stacked. We said that in our 2022 post, too, but just the amount coming out in the first quarter has us concerned about the integrity of our consoles and PCs. Gaming just keeps making leaps and bounds.

Here are the video games we can’t wait to play in order of their respective and presumed release dates.


Forspoken is one of those video games that’s been delayed and delayed and delayed, but with a demo out for gamers to try, it looks like it’s finally on the horizon!

You play as Frey Holland, who has been transported to the magical land of Athia from New York City. With war at hand and no way home, Frey has to use her newfound powers to figure out which side to take in the war and get back to NYC.

What makes this game look like so much fun is the parkour movements to get around the world. The demo itself has people fairly mixed (and some fun memes have come out of it), so we’ll see what reviewers and players say when it officially releases.

Forspoken releases on the PS5 and on PC on January 24.

Dead Space

Oh man, we have been waiting for this remake of Dead Space, and with The Callisto Protocol not faring as well as we hoped, we can’t wait for this one.

The original Dead Space from 2008 is one of the best horror survival video games, and it looks like EA’s Motive Studios has treated its remake with that same reverence. The updated graphics look gorgeous, voice acting has been added in for Isaac Clarke, and it just came out that they’ve taken some liberties with the story and script, hopefully giving it the glow-up that matches the rest of what we’ve seen.

We can’t wait to get scared in outer space all over again.

Dead Space releases on the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on January 27.

Octopath Traveler II

This is (obviously) the sequel to the first Octopath Traveler, which was released in 2018, which was a fantastic HD-2D RPG, and it looks just as good as the first installment.

The sequel takes us to Solistia, a new world with eight brand-new characters. There’s a sea that divides the world into two separate continents, east, and west, and you’ll traverse through both of them. There’s also an updated job system that will give you even more freedom than the first game.

Octopath Traveler II releases on the PlayStations, Nintendo Switch, and PC on February 24.

Star Wars: Jedi Survivor

The sequel to the excellent Star Wars: Fallen Order, Jedi Survivor continues Cal Kestis’s journey five years after the events of Fallen Order. He’s still trying to survive after Order 66, and now he’s got a mysterious Pau’an Imperial senator on Coruscant making things difficult for him.

This game looks absolutely gorgeous and is only coming out on the latest consoles, so it won’t be handcuffed by needing to run on PS4s or Xboxes of years past. This means those epic lightsaber battles will be that much prettier, and the photo mode will just be top-notch. The combat in the first game was satisfying, and I’m sure it’s only been elevated for this game.

Star Wars: Jedi Survivor is releasing on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on March 17.

Resident Evil 4 Remake

It’s probably the best of the Resident Evil video games, and the POV switch that Resident Evil 4 made back in 2005 was revolutionary for the series… and for action games going forward. This means that the bar is incredibly high for this remake.

The visuals already look incredible, which means the suspense is going to be top notch and the jump scares are going to make us throw our controllers. The characters look fantastic, and we can’t wait to see how combat has improved and what little tweaks have been put in place to make this an excellent remake of one of the best survival horror games out there.

Resident Evil 4‘s remake releases on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on March 24.


Starfield is another one that’s succumbed to delays, initially supposed to release on November 11, 2022, and Bethesda has delayed it, which is fine because we all saw how things happened with Cyberpunk 2077. Take your time!

As we said last year, Starfield is Bethesda’s first new universe in 25 years, so it’s highly anticipated and everyone’s excited for what we hope will be Skyrim in space. The story takes place 20 years after the events of the Colony War in a time of uneasy peace and this takes place fifty lightyears away in the Settled Systems.

At least it’ll pass some time until Elder Scrolls 6… whenever that is.

Starfield is set to release on Xbox and PC sometime in Q1 or Q2 of 2023.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Man, what do we really need to say about this one? It’s the hotly anticipated sequel to Breath of the Wild that we secretly hope got delayed because it took some notes from Elden Ring and wanted to improve some stuff.

We still know surprisingly little about this game. Does it take place right after Breath of the Wild? Before? Is it in the same Hyrule as Skyward Sword because it’s in the sky with floating islands or is that just a coincidence? Link definitely is getting some new abilities for sure, and dare we hope that we can play as Zelda for a change?

We don’t care. We’re still taking the day off work to play it nonstop.

Tears of the Kingdom is set to release on Nintendo Switch on May 12.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League

If this is yet another game you remember from last year’s list, you’re not going crazy. We technically didn’t have a release date, so we were hopeful it would be 2022.

But 2023 brings us the James Gunn-Esque feeling Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. Set in Metropolis, you have your choice of four playable characters: Captain Boomerang, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, or King Shark. If you’re not playing it co-op, you can swap between characters in the solo mode.

It’s also been confirmed that this is Kevin Conroy’s last outing as Batman, which is both exciting and bittersweet.

Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League releases on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on May 26.

Diablo IV

It has been a decade since Diablo III was released. Honestly, that’s all that needs to be said about Diablo IV if you’re a fan of the series or action RPGs.

What do we know about Diablo IV so far? There are five classes to play (barbarian, sorceress, druid, rogue, and necromancer) and five different regions to play through with Hell being an additional playable area. The plot isn’t the strong point in any of the Diablo games, but IV brings Lilith into the mix, the daughter of Mephisto.

If couch co-op is still a thing, then I will be losing a lot of time playing this game with my husband. It’s going to be great.

Diablo IV releases on PlayStations, Xboxes, and PC on June 6.

Final Fantasy XVI

June is the month of action RPGs! Work on Final Fantasy XVI started in 2015, so we can’t wait to see just how much love has been poured into it.

In this installment of the action RPG series, you’re in control of Clive Rosfield and traversing across segmented open areas of Valisthea. Each of the six nations within Valisthea has a Dominant living in its borders, which is a person who has a deadly power called an Eikon, which can erupt as a titanic monster. Depending on which region your in is whether the Dominants are treated like royalty or like weapons.

It sounds like a standard setup for a Final Fantasy game. And don’t worry, there are still chocobos in this one.

Final Fantasy XVI releases on PS5 on June 22.

Hades 2

Listen, Hades 2 was only announced at the Game Awards in early December, but that hasn’t stopped us from foaming at the mouth and wanting to play it because the first game was so damn good.

What do we know about the sequel to the indie darling? Not much, but enough that has us excited. You play as Melinoë, sister of Zagreus from the first game, princess of the underworld, and you’re attempting to take down Chronos, Titan of Time, who has broken out of Tartarus and is threatening to destroy the world. There’s a fun FAQ on Supergiant’s website for all your Hades II questions.

Hades 2 is coming to early access, most likely to consoles and PCs, sometime in 2023.

And a quick shout-out to a handful of video games that are still TBD but we hope will release sometime in 2023, including Alan Wake 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, and Final Fantasy VII Rebirth.

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What other video games releasing in 2023 are you excited about that didn’t make our list? Let us know in the comments!