You’ve finished all the triple A game titles. Completed the main story, all the side missions and conquered all the achievements. What’s left to do? Waiting for the next anticipated games. Here are 10 new video games for 2016 you should note down and look out for:
1. Far Cry Primal
Far Cry is going the way of the Dodo bird! Not really going extinct, but the next setting will be prehistoric. Trade in modern vehicles, the newest firearms and the latest tech for primitive weapons and controlling vicious animals to do your bidding. You might be surprised to find the open world a bit more hostile than before! Far Cry Primal is set to launch on February 23 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
2. Legend of Zelda Wii U
Nintendo gamers know that a Zelda game is a must-have. This Zelda iteration is one of the most anticipated games in 2016, and with good reason- Link is back, and Hyrule is more vibrant and inviting than ever! Legend of Zelda Wii U is set to come out in 2016 (no specific date yet).
3. XCOM 2
The future is bleak in XCOM 2- aliens have overrun Earth, and the rogue organization XCOM fights to free the world of alien oppression. XCOM 2 plays out as an alternate scenario in the first game, with gameplay emphasis on a faster-paced hit-and-run strategies. XCOM 2 should be available by February 5 for the MAC and PC.
4. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Finally, a set release date for a triple A game title everyone has been talking about. Drake’s adventure is phenomenal, and the story is so engaging that you’ll think it was an interactive movie. The plot in this one? Nathan has a brother, Sam, and he recruits our favorite hero in returning to the life of excitement and danger off Madagascar. Uncharted 4 is set to be released on April 26 for the PS4.
5. Street Fighter 5
Hadouken! Capcom resurrects its franchise staple Street Fighter and upgrades it for modern gaming consumption. Unlike the crossover series, Street Fighter goes back to the basics, with a few innovations. There’s V-reversals, V-skills and V-Triggers to explore, and new characters. Street Fighter 5 will be launched on February 16 for the PC and the PS4.
6. Dark Souls 3
Dark Souls is not for the faint of heart- the gameplay requires a sacrifice of blood and tears, and a master of timing, patience and discipline. Add to the fact that Dark Souls 3 is the grand finale to the critically acclaimed series, and the hype goes off the charts. Dark Souls 3 will be available on March 24 for the PC, Xbox One and PS4.
7. Final Fantasy 15
Who doesn’t know Final Fantasy? Everyone does. That’s why when the developers announce a new Final Fantasy game, everybody listens. Get ready for an epic adventure full of anime action, male friendship, convoluted quests and loot-collecting mania. The game’s launch is yet to be announced.
8. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
Don’t write out the 3DS just yet- it has an amazing game in the works! Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is the soul brother of the Paper Mario series, a pleasant combination of platforming action with RPG elements. This game will be launched in Spring 2016 for the 3DS.
9. Mass Effect Andromeda
If you’ve played Mass Effect 3, then you know that the protagonist Commander Shepherd’s story has concluded and the Reapers are no more. There’s a new main character in town, and the gameplay is more on exploring the deep, unknown space. Mass Effect Andromeda will be out in Q4 for the PC, Xbox One and PS4.
10. The Last Guardian
Ico fans, unite! The game that has fallen under the radar for the last few years has now resurfaced. The Last Guardian is a much-anticipated game, the sequel to Ico, and is nearing completion. You play a boy with a massive mythical creature, solving puzzles and unveiling mysteries in a fantasy world. The Last Guardian’s launch date has yet to be announced.
Great Games Wrap Up
These aren’t the only games on the market, but we believe they’re the best games money can buy. So if you’re not connived, be patient. There are plenty more to come in 2016 and 2017.
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