A Look At The New PS4 Exclusive Games Coming In 2019
By GameSpot Staff on
We've got several PS4 exclusives to look forward to this year. However, there are still a few high-profile first-party games that have yet to be confirmed for 2019, like The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Death Stranding. Currently, Days Gone is the only first-party Sony game confirmed to launch this year.
There are quite a new PS4 exclusives coming in from third-party publishers. The highly-anticipated Shenmue III should launch, which is crazy to think now since the game was originally announced on Sony's E3 stage in 2015. Another big exclusive is the next project from the studios that brought us Yakuza. Titled Judgement, the game looks to be quite a departure from the macho gangster drama of the Yakuza series.
There's likely to be more PS4 exclusives announced as the year goes on, so be sure to check back often as we update this feature with the latest games. If you're looking for a more general overview of all the PS4 games this year, check out our feature highlighting the biggest PS4 games coming in 2019.
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Catherine: Full Body
Catherine: Full Body is a remastered version of the cult favorite puzzle-narrative game of the same name from the studio that brought you the Persona series. You play as Vincent, an indecisive 30-something facing a difficult crossroads: marry his longtime girlfriend Katherine, or engage in infidelity with Catherine, an enigmatic seductress he just met. This strange and complicated situation leads you through several nightmarish dreams that challenge not only your intellect but your morality.
The Full Body version of Catherine also comes with an array of extra content, which includes a new love interest named Rin, as well as a wider variety of selectable difficulty levels.
Platforms: PS4 | September 3, 2019
Days Gone takes players to a post-apocalyptic open world, set in the Pacific Northwest. The action-adventure/survival-horror game puts you in the shoes of Deacon St. John, once an outlaw and now trying to survive in a devastated world. While on the road, Deacon must battle Freakers, zombie-like humans and animals that have become mindless and violent and travel in fast-moving hordes, much like the zombies in World War Z. Expect a heavy emphasis on crafting as you drive around on your motorcycle, hunting bounties.
Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: April 26, 2019
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain is a series spin-off that's more along the lines of 2011's Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon, which was designed to appeal more to Western audiences. But don't let that get you down, this game is still embedded in the giant insect destroying shenanigans the series is known for. Like previous entries in the series, you play as an Earth Defense Force soldier tasked with combating an invading alien threat.
Platforms: PS4 | April 11, 2019
God Eater 3
God Eater 3 is the latest in Bandai Namco's long-running franchise competitor to Capcom's Monster Hunter series. Unlike previous entries--which were made primarily with portable consoles in mind--God Eater 3 is the first to be designed primarily for home consoles. As a result, the game has a grander scope containing expansive maps to explore, more creatures to fight, and a slew of new weapons and equipment to craft.
Platforms: PS4, PC | February 8, 2019
Details are a little thin on Judgement, the next title from the team behind the Yakuza series, but it seems to involve playing as a former lawyer turned detective investigating a series of murders in Japan. Gameplay has you investigating crime scenes and trying to solve the mystery. Expect "something completely different" from the Yakuza series, as well.
Platforms: PS4 | Release Date: June 25, 2019
Left Alive is a stealth-action survival game set in the cult favorite Front Mission universe. You take on the roles of three protagonists caught in the crossfire of a bitter war between warring countries, working to survive while also helping those struggling to survive the constant skirmishes.
Platforms: PS4, PC | March 5, 2019
A true sequel to the well-loved RPG Shenmue II, director Yu Suzuki's crowdfunded Shenmue III finally has a release date in 2019. Set in 1987, it picks back up with the story of martial artist Ryo Hazuki--but it won't be finishing it, leaving room for more returns to the world of Shenmue in the future.
Platforms: PS4, PC | Release Date: August 27, 2019
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning
Zanki Zero: Last Beginning is a first-person dungeon crawler that puts you in control of a group of eight people--each representing one of the seven deadly sins, albeit with the exception of one--who have awakened from a deep sleep only to find Earth in ruins. Before long, they figure out that they age incredibly fast and are only capable of living up to 13 days. However, a mysterious arcade machine allows them to come back to life after perishing. You must guide the group on a journey to solve the mystery behind their accelerated aging as well as what happened to the world.
Platforms: PS4, PC | April 9, 2019