Now that the newest generation of hardware has settled in and has been nurtured, we’re seeing consistently incredible products on the market year after year. What will 2017 bring to the table? Here are my top 5 most anicipated games to debut this calender year.
5 Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerilla Games)
Horizon Zero Dawn cracks open the list in a big way. This game has been teased for some time now, with its initial reveal trailer being at E3 2015.
Horizon Zero Dawn will mark the 7th game produced and directed by the Amsterdam outfit.
Players will take on the role of Aloy the bold new female protagonist. She will embark on a quest to reclaim humanity’s power over what appears to be Earth from the grips of cyborg dinosaurs. Guerilla admitted part of the delay in release is the massive scope of this sci fi epic.
Players can embark on February 28th of this year.
4 For Honor (Ubisoft Montreal)
I usually like to showcase the smaller production houses on this site but For Honor has some exciting possibilities.
Set to release February 14th, For Honor will be an online PVP medieval combat game set during myriad periods of human warfare.
The game will feature game modes such as 4v4 Dominion, 2v2 battles, 4v4 Elimination and even one on one duels.
What I’m really excited for is the possibility to play a historical simulation that’s not shooting stuff. We’ve had quite a bit of that lately.
3 Detroit Become Human (Quantic Dream)
David Cage is returning with another thrilling character piece this time in a Neo-Noir setting.
As in previous games by the developer, Detroit Become Human will feature an interwoven narrative featuring shifting control over the characters, two of which have been confirmed as Kara, the game’s main character and advanced artificial intelligence, and Connor a cybernetic police officer who tracks down free living androids.
The game released a new trailer viewable here, and it looks incredible. With it being a PS4 exclusive we can be certain a premium visual experience will be found on the new PS4 Pro, giving this game the potential to deliver a down right chilling experience.
We have no exact release date but it is slated for a 2017 release.
2 Last of Us Part 2 (Naughty Dog)
I’m sure some lovers of the McCarthyan road drama will be upset this next chapter is not in the top spot. Forgive me, and please put down the shot gun.
Neil Druckmann took to the official Playstation blog to give a heart felt confirmation the sequel is well underway while not giving out an exact release date.
The game is allegedly going to be co written by some of the minds behind enormously popular Westworld series so could we see some more potential for light sci fi?
We shall have to see but I for one am chomping at the bit for this next installment.
1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
Come on? Who doesn’t love a new Zelda world to get lost in? Breath of the Wild takes the top spot on my list of most exciting titles.
With a steady flow of information being released we now know that Link will be subject to more natural trials requiring him to hunt and survive out in the wild. A design choice that reminds me of Metal Gear Solid 3.
The new art style also excites me, tickling my mind with the memories of how controversial the Wind Waker Link was.
While no confirmation on an exact date, we can speculate it has the potential to be a launch title for the Nintendo Switch. Here’s hoping as traditional console lunches are bone dry.
So what are some of your anticipated games for this year? Any predictions?