E3 is one of the most exciting times of the year for any avid gamer. Commonly referred to only as E3, the annual video game event includes some exciting releases of gaming merchandise from today’s top game-makers.
It’s the time when the biggest announcements occur, and hottest upcoming games are revealed. Huge franchises and innovative VR experiments co-mingled in and around the Los Angeles Convention Center during the event. One had to pay attention to the huge volume of announcements made at the annual event to keep an eye out for new games that will be launched over the next year.
Here are the top five unique game launches that can really get big in the near future:
1) God of War
The next God of War game offers a very different take on the game where the gamer has to trade his lust for blood for the love of a child. It’s a startling change for the well-worn franchise and Developer Sony Santa Monica has confirmed to be working on the game.
While many aspects of the game will remain the same as previous installments, but there are some unique changes that have been made, notably like the switch from a bird-eye view to an over-the-shoulder camera angle. There also some brilliant environments in God of War; however, the game will stop short of being truly open-world.
The developers of God of War has not currently announced a release date, but analysts presume that the release will be done within the next year.
2) The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild isn’t just any typical game. This Nintendo franchise is renowned for its style and control, therefore, this game is a match made in video game heaven. It’s wildly intriguing, as its let some of the air out of its tires by only showing it on the company’s doomed Wii U console. Therefore, the franchise has decided to dedicate its entire E3 presence to one game: The Legend of Zelda.
Nintendo has been breaking away from the typical Zelda formula in the 3DS games and would get to see some graphics that are absolutely superb. In the E3 expo, one might expect to learn a lot more about the game, including plot details, its name, and perhaps the release date of when to expect this game to hit the stores.
3) Titanfall 2
The first Titanfall which was launched in 2013 was released to strong reviews and sales. But now the franchise has stated to change some of the features which were lacking like a single player campaign and content deficiency by adding new types of Titans to the mix to keep their fans engaged. Hope this idea from Respawn clicks and wow their fans.
The CEO of Respawn, Vince Zampella has announced to provide a more robust experience for players with unique combat ability, a measured and expanded pilot navigation and super smooth gameplay. It is expected to be for sale on October 28th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
4) We Happy Few
The psychological thriller which is set in a retro-futuristic world is impressive not just for its politics but for its procedurally generated nature. The oppressive town of Wellington Wells promises to be different, perfectly fitting its theme of not trusting reality. The game We Happy Few will be launched as a Steam Early Access title on 26 July.
5) Horizon: Zero Dawn
Horizon: Zero Dawn is quite a colorful open world game where players battle huge robotic beasts. It’s an impressive open-world romp featuring a fascinating setting and a mysterious story, with tight combat controls, to watch out for. A release date for the game is February 28, 2017.
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