Updated at: 07-06-2023 - By: Leo Hall
Do you wish to know what video games will be receiving sequels in 2019? Here are the top upcoming video game sequels of 2022, as chosen by us!

This year is jam-packed with highly anticipated sequels to beloved games, whether they be official numbered entries or new installments in long-running franchises.

If you’re interested in keeping an eye out for the best upcoming game sequels in 2022 and beyond, read on!

Date of release, platform(s), and any platform-specific or exclusive information is provided for each game.

We’ll be adding more titles to this list in the near future, so check back often and let us know if we’re missing any of your anticipated sequels.

Splatoon 3

When: September 9, 2022, for release

Nintendo Switch is the platform.

Inklings and Octolings alike will visit the Splatlands in the upcoming third installment of the offbeat third-person shooter series, Splatoon 3.

Expanding the series’ lore, the new sun-blasted location will feature new maps, modes, weapons, and abilities.

A new bow-shaped weapon that fires ink and dynamic new dodge maneuvers that allow the user to cover more ground are showcased in the reveal trailer.

We can’t wait until its “2022” release window to see how much better it is than Splatoon 2.

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Sons of the Forest

Due out in October of 2022

Windows Is The Platform

Those who haven’t played The Forest yet are missing out on an ambitious survival horror game with a strong emphasis on crafting and combat against enemies with surprisingly nuanced AI.

The story is fairly nonlinear, as is typical of survival games, but there is plenty of meat on the bones for those who are curious about the game’s fauna and flora.

The sequel, apparently being developed by Endnight Games, will feature new characters and events set on a different mysterious island.

Unlike the original, which added online multiplayer after release, Sons of the Forest will focus more on cooperative play and feature improved visuals and gameplay.

Hello Neighbor 2

To Be Made Available on: December 6, 2022

Available on Windows PCs, Xbox Ones, and Xbox X/S consoles.

Hello Neighbor was an experimental Xbox game that was panned by critics but found success thanks to let’s plays uploaded to YouTube.

Microsoft has given tinyBuild and Eerie Guest the go-ahead to make a sequel, so clearly they must have done something right.

Hello Neighbor 2 expands on the original’s lore and gameplay mechanics while keeping the survival horror stealth gameplay intact.

New and improved enemy AI, a fresh location, and a plethora of new, combinable items strewn about the world can all be found in this update.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

Due out on December 8th, 2022.

Microsoft Windows and Xbox One S

When it comes to post-apocalyptic open worlds, the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games are known for their attention to detail.

Despite their obvious similarities to the Metro and Fallout RPG series, development on the series halted after only three games.

In the second installment of the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series, players will explore “The Zone,” a radioactive wasteland surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site.

The high radiation levels in the area give the scavengers special powers that help them get around and fight.

River City Girls 2

The exact date of release is currently unknown.

PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Xbox 360 S, and Nintendo Switch.

River City Girls 2 is an upcoming brawler developed by WayForward Studios and published by Arc System Works.

In this sequel, Marian and Provie join the original’s Misako, Kyoko, Kunio, and Riki in taking the fight to the streets with the aim of beating up more thugs and punks.

The sequel adds a ton of new features, such as local and online co-op and a wide variety of new skills, enemies, and pixel art environments.

As the game progresses, the player gains access to new moves, items, and the option to recruit fallen foes as allies.

Blood Bowl 3

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Supported Systems: PC, PS4, PS5, XB1, XB2 S, and Switch

Blood Bowl has always gone its own way, fusing elements of American football, turn-based strategy, and Warhammer lore.

Blood Bowl 3 has a lot of improvements and new features that fans of the series will enjoy, but it is one of the more specialized games coming to Xbox.

To begin with, the game’s rules are faithful to those of the most recent board game edition, including all of the new abilities and passing changes.

A new competitive PVP mode has been added, complete with league management tools and a customizable single-player campaign accessible to all 12 playable races.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Compatible with Windows and Xbox Series X/S

Following the unveiling of the Xbox Series X’s name and design, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II was announced at the 2019 Game Awards.

In the sequel, Ninja Theory returns to the helm for a game that is, if anything, even darker and more atmospheric than the original.

The announcement trailer reveals little beyond the game’s Series X and PC portability and the fact that it exists.

The story centers on a ritual, a journey through breathtaking scenery, and a confrontation with a monstrous beast.

Sports Story

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Windows, Switch, the Platforms

One of 2017’s best indie sleeper hits, Golf Story tells the inspiring tale of a down-on-his-luck golfer who finds redemption by rediscovering his childhood passion for the sport.

The development team is back with a sequel, and this time they’ve increased the number of sports-related features and minigames available.

The long-delayed 'Sports Story' suddenly arrives on Nintendo Switch | Engadget

Sports Story, set for release later this year, continues the 2D visual style of its prequel while introducing new playable characters and environments.

These include a prestigious castle where you’ll meet the queen and a world-famous tennis academy where your character will hone her skills.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Available on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch.

Asobo Studio has announced that a sequel to the exceptional, award-winning adventure will be released for PC and consoles in 2022.

The story of Amicia and her brother Hugo continues in A Plague Tale: Requiem, which picks up after the events of the first game.

Since Asobo Studios is being deliberately vague at the moment, we can only surmise that our sibling duo has a full schedule.

Also, Hugo seems to have regained control of the swarm of rats, but for how long? It remains to be seen.

Slime Rancher 2

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Microsoft Windows and Xbox One S

A follow-up to the upbeat farming simulation Slime Rancher is currently in development by the independent studio Monomi Park.

In Slime Rancher 2, you and Beatrix LeBeau continue your journey on Rainbow Island, a new world filled with ancient mysteries and exotic wildlife.

You’ll be able to collect and breed a wide variety of slime creatures, each with its own unique traits and personality, thanks to your arsenal of slime-wrangling tools.

You can earn Newbucks to spend on ranch improvements and new gadgets once you learn how to take advantage of the game’s plort-based economy.

Mario Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Time of Publication Announcement

Switch, a Nintendo System

Featuring cameos from Nintendo’s classic characters and the always zany Rabbids, Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle was a refreshing take on the tactics genre.

Mario Rabbids: Sparks of Hope was announced at E3 2021, surprising many who did not think Nintendo and Ubisoft would return with a sequel despite the game’s success.

In it, Mario and company join forces with the Rabbids once more to save their adorable Spark allies from a new galactic threat.

There will be many new bosses, abilities, and skills, and the game’s combat system will be improved to give players more tactical leeway.

State Of Decay 3

Awaiting Announcement of a Release Date

Compatible with Windows and Xbox Series X/S

State of Decay 3, the next installment in the zombie survival horror series, is in production for Xbox Series X and PC.

According to the announcement trailer, Undead Labs is off to a great start with State of Decay 3, which aims to provide the “ultimate” zombie survival simulation.

In addition to the usual human zombies, fans will have to contend with brain-eating zombie deer.

With next-gen hardware and significantly reduced load times, we expect the game’s visuals to improve significantly.

Kerbal Space Program 2

Indeterminate Release Date

Systems: PC, PS4, and XB1

There will be a new installment of the space flight simulator Kerbal Space Program in 2022.

Private Division, a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive and independent video game publisher, has made this announcement after moving development in-house from the studio Star Theory.

More spacecraft components, colony construction, graphical enhancements, online multiplayer, and improved modding tools are just some of the features that are expected to be introduced in KSP2.

Perhaps this is your chance to give the original another try if you were one of the many players who found it interesting but were ultimately intimidated by its steep learning curve.

Frostpunk 2

When it will be released: Not Yet Determined

Windows Is The Platform

With such a high demand for 11-bit Studios’ city-builder survival game Frostpunk, a sequel was inevitable.

The events of Frostpunk 2 take place 30 years after the apocalyptic blizzard that threw humanity into hardship, and you take control of a brand new metropolis on the verge of collapse.

Finding a new source of power in the form of oil while navigating political divisions within your community will be necessary to ensure the survival of your population.

Like the original, this sequel will require players to make difficult choices along the way in order to secure a brighter future for humanity.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Date of Publication Not Yet Determined

Windows, Nintendo Switch, Linux, and macOS

Team Cherry seems to have gone radio silent on the subject of the sequel to their critically acclaimed Metroidvania Hollow Knight, leading us to believe that they are still developing the game.

We know that Hollow Knight: Silksong will use many of the same gameplay elements as the original, albeit in new and interesting ways.

One example is the game Hornet, in which players take control of a curious bug-like creature named Hornet who fights with a needle.

Instead of leaving the kingdom by going down, players will have to make their way up and encounter over 150 brand new creatures.

Oxenfree II: Lost Signals

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Linux, Mac OS X, Apple iOS, and Google Play

Oxenfree is a fantastic 2D indie horror game that puts an emphasis on story-driven gameplay, so it’s no surprise that players wanted Night School to release a sequel.

In Oxenfree II: Lost Signals, players accompany Riley as she travels back to her native Camena in search of answers about the origins of the mysterious radio transmissions.

For those who have played the original, it should come as no surprise that she discovers more than she bargained for and must look into Camena for answers as to what is going on.

This time around, players will be able to influence the plot and Riley’s relationships with the other characters through conversational decisions she makes over a walkie-talkie in the sequel.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel

To Be Announced: Release Date

Nintendo Switch is the platform.

The release of the sequel to Nintendo’s critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is getting closer with each passing day.

In addition to raising more questions than it answered, the recent E3 2021 teaser also provided a wealth of new details for players to digest.

Among them are teleportation and the ability to manipulate the stasis of new objects, both of which give Link new options in traversal and combat.

Since the game’s reveal, its gloomier undertones have only grown stronger, implying that Ganondorf is more formidable than ever.

God of War: Ragnarok

Date of Publication: Still Undetermined

Consoles: PS4, PS5, etc.

In addition to winning Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2018, critics and fans alike rated God of War a perfect 10.

With so many exclusive games already available for the PS5, it makes sense for Sony Santa Monica to begin planning a sequel.

The studio obviously thinks so, as they have begun posting job listings for positions across multiple teams, with one listing even mentioning God of War 2018 specifically.

Anyone who went back to Krato’s cabin after finishing the main story knows about the massive cliffhanger designed to make them want more God of War.

Metroid Prime 4

Discharge Date: Not Yet Determined

Nintendo Switch is the platform.

Since its announcement at E3 2017, news of Metroid Prime 4 has been sparse, despite the game being one of the most anticipated Switch releases.

After Nintendo decided to switch developers, the production of the game was restarted by Retro Studios.

It’s also good news that Prime 4 is being directed by veteran Metroid Prime producer Kensuke Tanabe.

The Prime subseries is well-known for its innovative first-person perspective and challenging combat mechanics, both of which are reminiscent of the classic Metroid formula.

Bayonetta 3

Time of Publication: To Be Announced

Nintendo Switch is the platform.

It’s been a while since we heard anything about PlatinumGames’ stylish hack ‘n slash series Bayonetta’s upcoming third installment.

A brief teaser was shown at The Game Awards 2017, getting fans excited for the full reveal. There hasn’t been much to grasp onto since then.

Although Nintendo and Platinum have assured us development is proceeding smoothly, we would still appreciate some gameplay footage or at least a cinematic trailer.

Since Bayonetta 3 is one of the most anticipated Switch exclusives, we can only hope that it will be released in 2021.

Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

The date of release is currently unknown.

Sony’s PS5

Insomniac Games is currently developing a sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man for the PlayStation 5 exclusively.

We don’t know much about the plot or the new gameplay features at the moment, but we do know that Peter Parker and Miles Morales will be back to play Spider-Man (or Spider-Men?).

Kraven the Hunter, Venom, and probably a whole host of other well-known Marvel villains will show up, too.

It is expected that Spider-Man 2, like the original PS4 exclusive, will make full use of the PS5 hardware, resulting in accelerated loading times, fluider movement, and more detailed environments.

Skate 4

Date of Publication: To Be Announced

Formats: Still Undetermined

It’s still hard to believe that fans were able to force EA to make Skate 4 after they flooded their forums with requests for a new installment in the series for years.

Skate 4, which is more of a reboot than a sequel, is still in its early stages of development, so who knows what it will become.

We expect a refined version of the original’s tactile control scheme, along with a few new features, based on previous entries in the series.

Examples of this would be the prevalence of in-game photo modes and video editing tools in contemporary skateboarding games.

Gran Turismo 7 – March 4, 2022

Xbox Game Studios’ Forza and Sony Computer Entertainment’s Gran Turismo are two of the best-known racing video game series currently available. Since its inception with one of the best racing games for the PS1, Gran Turismo has become Sony’s most successful video game series. There is an unprecedented level of personalization in these games, and the vehicles and environments are incredibly detailed.

The PS5’s processing power will be put to good use in GT7, resulting in stunning ray-traced visuals, the return of the fan-favorite “GT Simulation Mode,” and hundreds of cars available for purchase.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart Of Chernobyl – December 8, 2022

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. series first gained widespread attention in the late 2010s thanks to its PC release, and it has maintained a dedicated fan base ever since. After being stuck in development hell since 2009, gameplay for a fourth installment in the series was finally shown off at E3 2021.

The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, home to mutated monsters and scavengers, will once again serve as the backdrop for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, an open-world game. Since it’s being made with the soon-to-be-released Unreal Engine 5, stunning visuals are practically guaranteed.

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild 2 – 2022

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is widely considered to be one of the best video games of all time, and it is also one of the Switch’s exclusive titles that makes the console worthwhile. As series mainstay Link, players explored Hyrule’s vast open world, which featured countless side quests and other quests.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 - Release coming in November 2022? - Gaming

The sequel’s title is still a mystery, but we do know that it will feature a flying mechanism that is integral to the story and gameplay, opening up the skies above Hyrule for exploration.

Bioshock 2

Even though it’s probably heresy, I beat Bioshock 2 before I beat the original. And I enjoyed it immensely. I feel like I have a better understanding of the Big Daddies and Little Sisters after playing the second game first. In fact, after finishing Bioshock 2, I realized I’d ruined my chances of getting any Little Sisters in the first game. I couldn’t bear the guilt any longer.

Bioshock 2 is one of those games that nobody begged for, which was constantly held up to comparisons with the original, but which eventually won over many fans. The Big Sister antagonists were awesome, and I loved the story because I adore being a Big Drill Fella. Furthermore, BioShock 2’s minor subplot involving Mark Meltzer… My heart literally melted.

Portal 2

The sequel Portal 2 is a fantastic illustration of how a sequel can improve upon its predecessor significantly. I rate this among my all-time favorite video games. The sequel to Portal expands on the original’s story while delving deeper into its roots, improves upon the original’s portal systems, introduces all new gameplay aspects, and features the stellar voice acting of Stephen Merchant.

I would rank the co-op mode of Portal 2 right up there with It Takes Two as one of the best I’ve ever had. Solving puzzles with a friend while being a complete jerk and messing with them by strategically placing portals over toxic waste? This is a real treat.

Costume Quest 2

It’s probably best if I come clean right off the bat: I haven’t played the original Costume Quest. It’s not that I don’t want to! Don’t doubt that I do. I haven’t gotten around to it yet, and the only reason I played Costume Quest 2 was because it happened to be available on Xbox Game Pass on a day when I was feeling particularly lazy. That being said, I can’t say with any certainty that Costume Quest 2 is superior to its predecessor.

But I can say without hesitation that Costume Quest 2 is one of the most original and enjoyable gaming experiences I have ever had. Both the art and the writing are cute as a button. The idea that you can transform into a new person at Halloween and use that new persona to access previously inaccessible areas is brilliant. Amazingly ingenious and endearing, not to mention loads of fun.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Yes, you could say that this is a rather fiery interpretation. While I had a great time with the original Ni No Kuni, I had an even better time with Ni No Kuni II. That being said, I think the mechanics of each game are significantly different.

In my opinion, Ni No Kuni II expanded upon the themes established in the original game. Elements of role-playing games, city-building games, and skirmish games are all present. Even though there is a lot to do in this game, you won’t feel overwhelmed. One of the many wonderful things about the sequel is that composer Joe Hisaishi returned to score it; for this, we are eternally grateful. Ni No Kuni II is another one of my favorites, and it deserved to be played by a wider audience. That’s the way I see it!

Both TF2’s (Team Fortress 2 & Titanfall 2)

Alright, I’ll be that guy who plays both Titanfall 2 and Team Fortress 2. With its emphasis on piloting mechs, wall-running, and quickly switching between movement and tight aiming, Titanfall 2 was a tremendously engaging movement shooter (its legacy lives on in Apex Legends). In addition to its foundation in the original Half-Life mod, Team Fortress 2 is a fantastic team-based movement shooter in its own right. It’s a disgrace that these games have been neglected for so long; I just can’t stop playing them.

Team Fortress 2 (Again, Because We Love It)

Team Fortress 2 (roughly ten years ago) exemplified the best of what video games can be by allowing players to create their own content in an environment that feels like an open source (heh) project. The pinnacle of PC gaming is witnessing the administrator of a trade server hand out bobble heads at 3 a.m. because he missed one too many headshots. I refuse to consider criticism.

The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

CD Projekt Red hoped that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings would be the game that would make the company famous. The Witcher 2 did win CDPR a small army of dedicated fans, but this wouldn’t happen until a third game was released. The murder of Foltest, King of Temeria, has everyone looking at Geralt of Rivia with suspicion. To clear his name and investigate Foltest’s death, Geralt enlists the aid of the sorceress Triss Merigold.

It was CDPR’s first game made with the Red Engine, and it was a rough diamond. Technical issues undermined what could have been a masterpiece in terms of writing and quest and battle design (actually, this sounds awfully familiar). Although not without flaws, this trip will remain vivid in my mind. Even after all these years, the scuffed RPG still offers something special and satisfying.


These are merely a sampling of our favorites; now it’s your turn to share your thoughts. What is your preferred video game sequel? Is there a video game sequel that you feel significantly improved upon its predecessor? What video game sequel do you think is significantly superior to the original? Do share!