With 2016 winding down, it’s time to look ahead at some of the great games we have to look forward to in the coming year! Now, I know that waiting on the newest installments of your favorite series isn’t easy, and game developers have done a great job these past few years of teasing us with some amazing videos and demos. So come with me as I list some of my personal favorites!
Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
The Legend of Zelda series holds a special place in my heart, so to say I look forward to any new game in the franchise is a gross understatement. I clawed at my screen during Nintendo’s E3 presentation, desperate for any LoZ news I could get! And boy did they deliver! The latest installment, due for release in 2017 around the same time as the Nintendo Switch features many new weapons and fighting styles that any veteran of the series are anxious to get their hands on. Set 100 years after the imprisonment of Calamity Ganon, who laid waste to Hyrule, this game has already won an award for Most Anticipated Game of the Year!
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Ready to jump into VR and fight mutant zombies while searching for your missing wife?! Because that’s exactly what you get to do in Resident Evil 7! One of the first games built on the RE Engine, you get to play in first person as you are introduced to an entirely new protagonist, Ethan Winters and a new cast of characters. This game takes place about 4 years after Resident Evil 6 and leads you to Louisiana. Although the game will be available across platforms, if you want the VR experience you gotta get it on Playstation!
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
If you played The Stick of Truth and loved it as much as I did, then you’re probably laughing in anticipation at what Matt and Trey have in store for us this time! This game is a sequel, and you play again as the New Kid joining in with your classmates in South Park. Pick your class and embark on a new adventure with Cartman, Kyle, Stan, Kenny, and the rest of the gang! Will you join the Coon and Friends? Or will your ideals line up more with the Freedom Pals?
Mass Effect: Andromeda
The first Mass Effect game to feature a completely open world system, this game is set 600 years after the events of the first three games. You get to gradually build a character up to specialize in what you’d like, so this time you won’t have to restart the whole darn thing to get what you want! This excites me because it will feel way more personal. Favorites like the dialogue tree, character romances and such will still be included, but there will be a lot more exploration, personalization, and settings. It’s up to you to find more places for humans to colonize!