It’s been an interesting year, but 2016 has almost come to a close. Games like DOOM, Overwatch, Dark Souls III, and Uncharted 4 have taken players on adventures across various worlds. Now it’s time to look towards the future of gaming, as we check out some of the most anticipated titles of 2017!
With new consoles in the form of the Nintendo Switch and Project Scorpio, and a slew of games already announced, 2017 is gearing up to be an exciting time for gaming fans.
Mass Effect Andromeda
The Mass Effect trilogy followed the story of Commander Shepard and his fight against a sentient race of machines known as the Reapers. This series became popular due to its immersive worlds, interesting characters and plot-lines, and the ability to carry a single save file across all three games with each of your choices having an outcome on the narrative. In Mass Effect Andromeda, we are set to jump into N7 armor again to explore the galaxy as Ryder, an explorer on a mission to find a new home for humanity among the stars. This title is heading to Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 in December 2017.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
You cannot talk about the horror genre of gaming without mentioning those two little words: Resident Evil. In years past, this iconic series has fallen by the wayside with mixed reviews of the last few titles. But with Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Capcom is gearing up to regain its crown. Players will face terrifying creatures, puzzles, and a return to classic Resident Evil form with a slowly building sense of dread, and scares that will leave you terrified. Grab your PlayStation 4, PC or Xbox One and face your fears on January 24, 2017.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar Games is known the world over for its incredibly popular Grand Theft Auto series, but now their beloved Western is returning! Details for this title have been incredibly scant, but according to Rockstar we can expect sprawling landscapes and an engaging story. In the debut trailer for Red Dead 2, players got a glimpse of extremely beautiful landscapes and a taste of what is to come. Now all we have to do is wait for more! Get ready to take on the wild, wild west on your PlayStation 4 or Xbox One in late 2017.
Horizon Zero Dawn
Guerrilla Games is known for the Killzone series but is looking to break the mold with their upcoming release of Horizon Zero Dawn. This action-packed RPG will transport players to a vibrant world inhabited by hulking mechanical beasts, all in the backdrop of a collapsed human civilization. The apocalypse has come and gone, and now new human tribes have emerged. We must uncover the secrets of the humans of old and discover what led them to their destruction. Discover the secrets of the past on February 28, 2017 on PlayStation 4.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
A strong cornerstone of Nintendo’s stable of games, Zelda is beloved by many. In Breath of the Wild, we are set to explore this franchise in a scope that we have never seen before. Nintendo has stated that this game pushes their technology to its absolute limits. With a completely open world, the same lovable characters, a new art style, and a stable of new weapons and abilities, this title won’t be one to miss. Embrace the wild on Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Switch in 2017.