2018 Video Game Release Schedule

Every confirmed release date for 2018.


The 2017 release schedule has come to a close, and it has undeniably been a banner year for video games. Major hitters like Super Mario OdysseyBreath of the WildHorizon Zero Dawn, and Cuphead are just a few of the awesome games we were blessed with this year. But now, it’s time to look ahead to the confirmed video game release dates for 2018. 2018 video game release schedule

We already have over 30 confirmed games with dates on the 2018 video game release schedule, and as each week passes, we get more and more release date news. Luckily, we’re pretty diligent here at Nerd Much?, so we keep up with all of those dates so that you don’t have to. Below, you’ll find a list of all of the confirmed release dates we have so far for 2018.

Of course, we all know that the heaviest hitters drop later in the year, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have anything to play in Q1. In fact, there are some pretty big drops in Q1 2018, with games like Monster Hunter: World, Sea of Thieves, A Way Out, and Far Cry 5 all having game of the year potential.

We’ll keep this list as up to date as humanly possible, and as new game release dates are announced and confirmed, we’ll add them in below. Below, we’re just dealing with the facts and hard numbers of it all so that our readers can have an easy 2018 video game release schedule that they can bookmark and come back to.

Here’s a look at all of the games coming out in 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch next year:

*Update 4/6/18: Legend of Kay has a release date.

2018 video game release schedule

January 2018

January 16 – Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (PS4, PC)
January 16 – Forged Battalion (Steam Early Access Launch)
January 18 – Darkest Dungeon (Nintendo Switch)
January 19 – Digimon Story: Cuber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory (PS4, Vita)
January 19 – Kirby Battle (3DS)
January 19 – Ni no Kuni: Revenant Kingdom (PC, PS4)
January 23 – Lost Sphear (Switch, PS4, PC)
January 23 – The Inpatient (PSVR)
January 23 – OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
January 25 – The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (PS4)
January 26 – Dragon Ball FighterZ (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
January 26 – Monster Hunter: World (PS4, Xbox One)
January 30 – DISSIDIA Final Fantasy NT (PS4)
January 31 – Candleman: The Complete Journey (PC via Steam)

February 2018 video game releases

February 2018

February 2018 has a couple of middle-of-the-line AAA releases hitting, including the Shadow of the Colossus reboot for PS4, the long-awaited Kingdom Come: Deliverance, and Metal Gear Survive. I’ll note that Owlboy is a must-play if you’re a Switch owner, as it lends itself nicely to the Switch platform. UFC 3 is a pass from us, as EA’s MMA game just hasn’t been great so far. Check out every video game coming in February 2018:

February 1 – Battalion 1944 (PC via Steam Early Access)
February 1 – Freeman: Guerrilla Warfare (PC via Steam Early Access)
February 2 – UFC 3 (PS4, Xbox One)
February 6 – Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
February 8 – Civilization 6: Rise and Fall (PC)
February 8 – Disc Jam (Nintendo Switch)
February 9 – UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe:Late[st] – PHONON SPOTLIGHT (PS4, PS3, PS Vita) (Europe)
February 9 – Rise of Industry (PC via Steam Early Access)
February 13 – Dynasty Warriors 9 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
February 13 – Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC, PS4, Xbox one)
February 13 – Owlboy (Switch, PS4, Xbox One) *Already available on PC
February 13 – Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch)
February 13 – Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)
February 15 – Secret of Mana (PC, PS4, Vita)
February 15 – Xeodrifter (Nintendo Switch)
February 16 – Bayonetta 1 & 2 (Switch)
February 16 – Fe (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC)
February 20 – Metal Gear Survive (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
February 20 – The Station (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac, Linux)
February 20 – Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (PC)
February 22 – Them’s Fightin’ Herds (PC)
February 23 – Past Cure (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
February 27 – Payday 2 (Switch)
February 27 – Immortal Redneck (PS4, Xbox One)

2018 video game release schedule

March 2018

A few major releases are hitting in March 2018, with Microsoft’s biggest Xbox exclusive of 2018 releasing in Sea of Thievesand EA’s new IP, A Way Out, also hitting store shelves. Ubisoft’s biggest game of 2018 is also going to be playable in March, as Far Cry 5 releases at the end of the month. To sum up, it looks like March is a hot month for potential great games.

March 1 – Beyond the Invisible: Darkness Came (PC)
March 2 – Pit People (Xbox One, PC)
March 6 – Bravo Team (PSVR)
March 6 – Scribblenauts Showdown (PS4, Xbox one, Nintendo Switch)
March 6 – Fear Effect Sedna (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch)
March 9 – Darwin Project (Xbox One, PC via Steam)
March 13 – The Raven (Remastered) (PC, Mac)
March 13 – Devil May Cry HD Collection (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
March 13 – Golem (PSVR)
March 13 – Beast Quest (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
March 16 – Kirby Star Allies (Nintendo Switch)
March 20 – Attack on Titan 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
March 20 – Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered (Xbox One, PS4)
March 20 – Sea of Thieves (PC, Xbox One)
March 20 – Titan Quest (PS4, Xbox One)
March 20 – Assault Gunners HD Edition (PS4, PC)
March 23 – A Way Out (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
March 23 – Pure Farming 2018 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
March 23 – Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (PC, PS4)
March 23 – Detective Pikachu (3DS)
March 27 – The Alliance Alive (3DS)
March 27 – MLB The Show 18 (PS4)
March 27 – Far Cry 5 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
March 30 – Code: Realize ~Bouquet of Rainbows~ (PS4)
March 30 – Agony (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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April 2018

April 3 – Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (PC)
April 10 – Extinction (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
April 17 – Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (PS4)
April 19 – Metal Max Xeno (PS4, Vita)
April 20 – God of War (PS4)
April 20 – Nintendo Labo Variety Kit, Robot Kit (Switch)
April 24 – Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch)
April 24 – South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Switch)
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May 2018

May 4 – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Switch)
May 4 – City of Brass (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
May 8 – Conan Exiles (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
May 8 – Shantae: Half Genie Hero Ultimate Day One Edition (Switch)
May 14 – Stonewall Penitentiary (PC)
May 15 – Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (3DS)
May 18 – Hyrule Warriors Definitive Edition (Switch)
May 18 – Little Nightmares: Complete Edition (Switch)
May 22 – Mega Man Legacy Collection (Switch)
May 22 – State of Decay 2 (PC, Xbox One)
May 22 – Tennis World Tour (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
May 25 – Dark Soulds Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
May 25 – Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
May 29 – Legend of Kay (Switch, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Wii U)
May 29 – Agony (PC, Xbox One, PS4)

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June 2018

June 5 – Vampyr (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
June 5 – Onrush (PS4, Xbox One)
June 5 – BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Switch, PS4, PC)
June 5 – Warhammer 40K Inquisitor Martyr (PC)
June 12 – Jurassic World Evolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Digital
June 22 – Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)

July 2018

July 13 – Jurassic World Evolution Physical
July 13 – Octopath Traveler (Switch)
July 13 – Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch, 3DS)

September 2018

September 4 – Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4)
September 7 – SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ (Switch, PS4)

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October 2018

October 16 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
October 26 – Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One, PS4)

…Stay tuned for more video game release dates as they’re announced. We’ll be adding more as we get the press releases/announcements.

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Ana De Jesus

My cousin just brought the Nintendo Switch and while he has Mario I think he would love to hear about the new 2018 releases. Like the sound of Lost Sphear especially!


That’s an impressive list. I have just been involved in FIFA for the last few years, but my friends would definitely like to go through this.


I’m really looking forward to seeing more people play Owlboy, especially on Switch. I feel like the game lends itself especially well to the Switch.

I’m looking forward to Sea of Thieves the most right now, as far as games with confirmed release dates are concerned. Far Cry 5 also should be good. Otherwise, a bit underwhelmed.

David Elliott

Thanks for all of the great information here. My daughter and I have an X-Box One. We definitely would be looking forward to Kingdom Come.

Nathan Reid

Oh we have an XBOX and i cant wait for this game to come out. I cant wait to try this games.

Style Over Coffee

Wow! this must be very exciting for all video game lovers! I will share this post with my brothers, they are addicted to gaming! :)