2018 Video Game Release Schedule (Updated December 2018!)

Looking for an end-all, be-all video game release schedule that has all of the release dates we currently know? Look no further than the mega list below.

We’re pretty diligent here at Nerd Much?, so we keep up with all of the video game release 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, and the minute we receive new confirmed dates (directly from their publishers), we add them to this calendar.

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 Q2. In fact, there are some pretty big drops in Q2 2018, with games like State of Decay 2, Bless Online, Vampyr, and Mario Tennis Aces all having big 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 the 2018 video game release schedule for confirmed games coming out in 2018 for PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch:

Quick Jumps:

**Bolded entries are what we consider to be the big game releases of the month.

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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)

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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

We’re now in the heat of the video game releases 2018 is bringing us, and May certainly has some exciting new games releasing. In fact, both Xbox and PlayStation have one of their big console exclusives dropping in May, with State of Decay 2 heading to Xbox One and Detroit Become Human releasing exclusively on the PS4. On top of that, we’re getting Bless Online for the PC – there’s something for EVERYONE! Here are all of the new releases coming in May:

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 17 – Battery Jam (PC)
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) [Buy it on Amazon]
May 22 – Tennis World Tour (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
May 25 – Dark Souls Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
May 25 – Detroit: Become Human (PS4) [Buy it at Gamestop]
May 28 – Bless Online (PC via Early Access)
May 29 – Legend of Kay (Switch, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS4, Wii U)
May 29 – Agony (PC, Xbox One, PS4)

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Vampyr release date

June 2018

June already has a ton of potentially great, highly-anticipated games releasing, and we’re fully expecting even more to get a June release date. For now, we’ve got Vampyr, the upcoming vampire RPG from the makers of Life is Strange, as well as Onrush (what we think is going to be a surprising hit this summer) and Jurassic World Evolution (which, by our estimates, can go either way at this point). On top of that, Switch gamers are getting a couple new games to play, most excitingly of which is Mario Tennis Aces. Here are all of the new game releases for June 2018:

June 5 – Vampyr (Xbox One, PS4, PC) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
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 15 – LEGO: The Incredibles (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
June 22 – Mario Tennis Aces (Switch) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
June 26 – Far Cry 3: Classic Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
June 26 – Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy (Switch, Xbox One, PC)
June 29 – The Crew 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
June 29 – Wolfenstein 2 (Switch)

July 2018

July is typically a slow month for new games as publishers prepare for the upcoming fall release calendar. Luckily, Octopath Traveler is here to save the day. Sleep Tight was also just added to the schedule, and it looks to be one of the most unique game releases 2018 is giving us.

We’re also getting Earthfall, so there’s that. Here are the June releases:

July 3 – Red Faction: Guerilla Remastered (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
July 5 – Mushroom Wars 2 (Switch)
July 5 – Warhammer 40K Inquisitor – Martyr (PS4, Xbox One)
July 10 – MGXP Pro (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
July 13 – Jurassic World Evolution Physical
July 13 – Earthfall (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
July 13 – Owlboy (Switch, PS4)
July 13 – Octopath Traveler (Switch)
July 13 – Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Switch, 3DS)
July 17 – Sonic Mania Plus (Switch, PS4, Xbox One)
July 19 – Pool Panic (Switch, PC)
July 24 – Mega Man X Legacy Collections (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
July 24 – The Banner Saga 3 (PS4, XBox One, Switch, PC)
July 24 – Train Sim World (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
July 26 – Sleep Tight (Switch, PC)
July 31 – Graveball (PC)

August 2018

We have a feeling Strange Brigade is going to be floptastic, but luckily, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth is here to save the day, and we’re expecting to drop 100s of hours back into WoW when it launches.

August 3 – WarioWare Gold (3DS)
August 9 – Okami HD (Switch)
August 10 – Madden NFL 19 (PS4, Xbox One) [Amazon]
August 14 – World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (PC) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
August 14 – Cosmic Star Heroine (Switch)
August 21 – Guacamelee 2 (PS4, PC)
August 24 – F1 2018 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
August 28 – PES 2019 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) [Amazon]
August 28 – Yakuza Kiwami 2 (PS4)
August 28 – Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (Switch)
August 28 – Strange Brigade (PS4, Xbox One, PC) [Amazon]
August 28 – Little Dragon’s Cafe (PS4, Switch) [Amazon]
August 28 – Blade Strangers (PS4, Switch, PC)
August 28 – Donut County (PS4, PC, iOS)
August 30 – Freedom Planet (Switch)
August 31 – Divinity: Original Sin 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
August 31 – Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

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September 2018

September is possibly one of the biggest months for game releases in 2018 if you’re a PlayStation owner, as two mega PS4 exclusives are hitting this month: Marvel’s Spider-Man and Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of An Elusive Age. And even if you’re not just a PS4 owner, Xbox One fans have a couple of big releases to look forward to as well: Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Spyro Reignited Trilogy.

September 4 – Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (PS4) [Amazon]
September 4 – Destiny 2: Forsaken (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
September 7 – Immortal: Unchained (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
September 7 – SNK HEROINES ~Tag Team Frenzy~ (Switch, PS4)
September 7 – Marvel’s Spider-Man (PS4) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
September 7 – NBA Live 19 (PS4, Xbox One)
September 11 – NBA 2K19 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) [Amazon]
September 14 – Black Clover: Quartet Knights (PS4, PC)
September 14 – Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PS4, Xbox One, PC) [Amazon]
September 21 – Xenoblade Chronicles 2: Torna the Golden Country (Switch)
September 25 – Valkyria Chronicles 4 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
September 27 – Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) [Amazon]
September 28 – FIFA 19 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PS3, 360, PC) [Amazon]
September 28 – Dragon Ball FighterZ (Switch)

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October 2018

Obviously, October is THE biggest month of releases so far, and it’s setting up a mega sales month for the gaming industry. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is launching, complete with Blackout, a new Call of Duty battle royale. Two weeks later, we’ll be blessed with Rockstar’s highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2.

October 2 – Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One, PC) [Amazon]
October 2 – Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise (PS4)
October 2 – Mega Man 11 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) [Amazon]
October 5 – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (PS4, Xbox One, PC) [Amazon]
October 5 – Super Mario Party (Switch) [Amazon]
October 9 – Disgaea 1 Complete (PS4, Switch)
October 9 – The Occupation (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
October 9 – WWE 2K19 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) [Amazon]
October 11 – Child of Light (Switch)
October 12 – Luigi’s Mansion (3DS)
October 12 – The World Ends With You: Final Remix (Switch)
October 12 – Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
October 16 – Lego DC Super Villains (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch)
October 16 – For Honor: Marching Fire (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
October 16 – Starlink: Battle for Atlas (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
October 16 – Warriors Orochi 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch)
October 19 – Soulcalibur VI (Xbox One, PS4, PC) [Amazon]
October 23 – Just Dance 2019 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Wii, 360, Wii U)
October 26 – My Hero One’s Justice (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
October 26 – Red Dead Redemption 2 (Xbox One, PS4) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
October 30 – Call of Cthulhu: The Video Game (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
October 30 – Mutant Football League: Dynasty Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

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November 2018

November’s only major release so far is Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu! We know more will be announced soon, but that’s what we have for now.

November 2 – Diablo 3: Eternal Collection (Switch)
November 6 – Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
November 6 – The Forest (PS4)
November 8 – Valiant Hearts (Switch)
November 8 – Ride 3 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
November 13 – Hitman 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
November 13 – Spyro Reignited Trilogy (Xbox One, PS4) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
November 14 – Fallout 76 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) [Amazon]
November 15 – Underworld Ascendant (PC)
November 16 – Let’s Go Eevee / Let’s Go Pikachu (Switch) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
November 20 – Wreckfest (PS4, Xbox One)
November 20 – Civilization VI (Switch)
November 20 – Battlefield V (Xbox One, PS4, PC) [Pre-order at Gamestop]
November 27 – Darksiders 3 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) [Amazon]
November 28 – Artifact (PC)

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December 2018

December 4 – Just Cause 4 (Xbox One, PC, PS4) [Amazon]
December 4 – Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
December 4 – Persona 3: Dancing in the Moonlight (PS4, Vita)
December 4 – Persona 5: Dancing in the Starlight (PS4, Vita)
December 7 – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch) [Amazon]
December 7 – Katamari Damacy REROLL (Switch, PC)
December 14 – Below (Xbox One, PC)

…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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