Games Still to Come in 2017
We are only 9 months into the year and we have had some really fantastic releases that are bound to go down in gaming history. VR is making its mark in the industry and is growing with new games being developed for the system, along with some old ones. We had the excellent and emotionally draining experience that was Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice and even a return to Hyrule with Link in Breath of the Wild.
Thankfully, I’m here to tell you there’s still way more to come later this year. So let’s dive in and have a look at the Games Still to Come in 2017:
Destiny 2 – September 6th (Console) & October 24th (PC)
Destiny 2 is the next major game to be released and if the reports from the beta are correct, it looks like Bungie might actually get this one right. The first Destiny game suffered from a lot of scrutiny on its initial release and rightfully so.
The team at Bungie are set on not having the same release. Lots of new weapons and what looks like a thrilling story await you and your friends as you raid the hell out of Destiny 2 this September.
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 – September 12th
Pro Evo 2018 also releases in September and gets the usual head start on FIFA. This year sees legends of the footballing world added to the game. Names such as David Beckham and Michael Owen are recreated in a new legends style mode. Expect great footballing physics and even more licensed clubs added to its roster. The Pro Evo series has gone from strength to strength and this latest game looks to add to that trend.
Divinity: Original Sin 2 – September 14th
After the success of the first Divinity game fans of the series has been crying out for a sequel and come September 14th they will have it. Team up with friends and explore this fantasy world, hiding in as many barrels as you like. New races and new classes are added to the game giving more customisation options during character creation. Divinity: Original Sin 2 is already looking like a game I’ll spend hours on.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite – September 19th
The next installment in the Marvel vs. Capcom series is right around the corner and it won’t long before be button bashing our way through the game. Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite now has a story mode that will see heroes of both dimensions take down the evil Ultron Sigma. With a healthy roster of characters and perhaps some questionable character designs Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite has to impress to compete with the likes of the Injustice 2 title.
Total War: Warhammer II – September 28th
The second game of a planned trilogy Total War: Warhammer II takes players to another part of the Warhammer world adding four new playable races. This grand 4X strategy game introduces Lizardmen, Dark Elves, High Elves and the verminous Skaven to the series. Expect grand battles and epic sieges as you control vast armies in the hope of securing the great vortex and shaping the world’s destiny.
FIFA 18 – September 29th
The biggest video game in the footballing world is back for another year and is sure to pip the charts as is the tradition. This is the second FIFA game to use the Frostbite engine and I would expect so major improvement from last years FIFA as the developer become familiar with the tool. A return to Ultimate Team is on the card as all your favorite players return along with fully licensed clubs and stadiums.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War – October 10th
All your orc-slaying desires will soon come to fruition as we return to Middle-earth for another adventure featuring the Ranger Talion. Middle-earth: Shadow of War has some huge changes and advancements on the previous series and despite my displeasure with the micro transaction included, Middle-earth: Shadow of War has the potential to be a game of the year contender. Improving on much of the previous game Middle-earth: Shadow of War allows players to capture and siege fortresses’, ride fire breathing drakes and take down Balrogs. If this isn’t the Middle-earth game we’ve been waiting for, I don’t know what is.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – October 17th
October 17th brings a return to the crude and funny world of South Park. Building on much of what was good in the first South Park game South Park: The Fractured But Whole not only switches from a fantasy setting to a superhero one, but there’s plenty of new mechanics and gameplay improvements featured. Combat mechanics have been improved and the game allows much deeper character customisation. It won’t be long before we’re all having plenty of laughs with Cartman and co.
Assassin’s Creed Origins – October 27th
Assassin’s Creed Origins sets the game in ancient Egypt for the first time in the series. Gameplay so far has shown a beautiful open world with all the traditional Assassin’s Creed mechanics you’d expect to see. Some new gameplay elements include an eagle buddy system that allows players to scout ahead from a bird’s eye view. Let’s hope Assassin’s Creed Origins can improve on much of the series best parts.
Super Mario Odyssey – October 27th
Mario is returning in October and so far all the signs are pointing to one hell of a game. After impressing at E3 and stealing the show at Gamescom, our favorite plumber returns for 3D platforming adventure and this time he’s got a friend in the form of a hat. Cappy (the hat) can be used to take down enemies and even control them. Even if this might seem slightly disturbing I’m betting it’s one adventure you won’t want to miss.
Call of Duty: WWII – November 3rd
Call of Duty goes back to its roots with this years release Call of Duty: WWII. As a fan of the original game, this is something I’m happy with, as I don’t care much for rocket powered jumping my way around the map. Give me an M1 Garand over your plasma gun any day. Call of Duty: WWII is sure to be a hit with both its single player campaign and the very popular multiplayer mode.
Star Wars Battlefront II – November 17th
Star Wars Battlefront suffered from a lot of criticism during its first release. The lack of content, when compared to the original games, did not sit well with fans, myself included. Star Wars Battlefront II looks to rectify those damaged bridges and include more content covering all movies in the series. From what I’ve seen so far I’m impressed, but the true way to fans hearts is by including a Conquest mode. Unfortunately, that won’t be included, but I’m still hopeful for a good game.
It looks like 2017 is going to be a great year for gaming and I’ve only shown you a snapshot of the games to be released. Let’s all hope the hype lives up to its expectation.