With 2017 just beginning, we have a lot of awesome video games that are planned to release sometime this year. We got a glimpse at a majority of them during last year’s E3 2016. With everyone from Sony to Microsoft to Nintendo, we’ll be getting a little bit of everything this year. Even with so many new games coming out this year, certain games, as always, tend to get just a bit more attention than some of the others. Be it because it’s a popular game series, or it’s a game that we have been waiting on for a while, there’s no denying that certain games tend to “hog” the spotlight, so to speak.
Next, I’m going to list a few games that we feel have been getting just a bit more attention than the others out there. In the comments below, tell us what games you’re most looking forward to this year.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – PS4/PC/XB1 – January 24, 2017
The next in the Resident Evil franchise, RE7: Biohazard isn’t being talked about because it’s the next Resident Evil game, but more because of the way they’re doing this one in particular. Most RE games in the past have used a third-person mechanic, where as this next one will be doing a first-person perspective. Doing this, they gave it more of a Outlast/P.T. type of feel. Hoping to really grasp the true horror of the game, Capcom decided this was a better choice when compared to the third-person option.
Mass Effect: Andromeda – PS4/PC/XB1 – March 17, 2017
Of course everyone is talking about the next in the Mass Effect series, Mass Effect: Andromeda. The latest in the Mass Effect series has been long-awaited by ME fans everywhere. There will be no more Commander Shepard, but instead will be replaced by a brother/sister duo, the Ryder siblings. Some have welcomed this change, while others are still getting used to it. You will still be able explore the solar system as you always have, so that’s pretty awesome. Which Ryder will you choose for your first play-through?
God of War – PS4 – 2017
We can look at this as a reboot of the prior games in the series as this one steers clear of the Greek mythology that fueled the last few games and takes more of a Nordic path. The game will most likely have the same general idea as its predecessors, but with the Nordic folklore. It’ll be pretty interesting to see how this game pans out, especially when compared to the others.
The Last of Us 2 – PS4 – 2017 (TBD)
The sequel EVERYBODY wanted and was waiting for rather patiently, surprisingly, will hopefully grace us with its presence sometime this year. Sony hasn’t confirmed when the game will be released exactly, but my bets are that we will see more of it at E3 2017, and we’ll get a holiday 2017 release date, just in time for our Christmas lists this year.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo Wii U/Switch – March 2017
The next installment into the Legend of Zelda series, Breath of the Wild will be sure to not disappoint. It’s still the same old Zelda game we all know and love, but with some new mechanics, making it more like an open-world RPG. Weather conditions will now affect Link, where he will have to dress for the area so he won’t freeze and his health won’t deplete. Think of the new LoZ as a mash-up between Zelda and Skyrim, a game that Shigeru Miyamoto was playing while working on this new Zelda title. It will release on both the Wii U and the Nintendo Switch hopefully this March, though rumors were circulating recently that the game will be postponed until June of this year.