5 Games You Forgot Were Coming Out This Year
Even with all the tragedy and upset 2016 has brought it’s still been an impressive year for gaming. We saw the long-awaited Street Fighter V in February, Dark Souls 3 and Ratchet and Clank in April, No Man’s Sky and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in April, and the long awaited Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian. We’ve gotten to know true VR on console with PSVR and stepped forward in graphical fidelity with the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S.
Even with all that 2016 has done for our industry we have tons to look forward to in the new year. Here are my top 5 games you forgot were coming out in 2017:
Dangonronpa V3: Killing Harmony
Scheduled for release in January, Dangonronpa isn’t necessarily my favorite game, even within its franchise, but with its excellently timed dark comedy and insane plot, I’m looking forward to what Monokuma has in store for us this time around.
Scheduled for release in February, Nioh is set to be the Dark Souls killer. Flush with similar, and yet uniquely nuanced, gameplay Nioh is a special case. It’s very rare that we as gamer are given as much insight into a game’s development as we have here, on consoles at least. From the separate public tests, we saw vast improvements and community suggestions being implemented. It's good to know the devs listen now and then.
Loosely slated for February 2017, Agony is a first-person survival horror game set in hell and being funded by Kickstarter. Its terrifying youtube channel has over a million views, and I can’t be more excited for its unique take on the recently flooded genre.
Vampyr currently has no solid release date, but the team is still shooting for 2017. It’s being developed by many of the same team members that helped develop the 2016 episodic adventure game Life is Strange. If Vampyr delivers half of the narrative excellence as Life is Strange with its tale of a vampiric doctor set in Victorian London, I think we’ll all be satisfied.
Of all the games on this list Tekken 7 probably has the biggest following, however, the marketing for this game is really very poor. Yes, we’ve seen the E3 demo, but the team went dark shortly thereafter. If I didn’t love fighting games as much as I do, I’d have forgotten Tekken 7 existed. Even so, it’s definitely my most anticipated game of 2017.
That’s my list; I’m sure I’ve missed one or more of your hidden gems for 2017 and would love to hear about them! Happy New Year everybody!