Ever since the first Kingdom Hearts game, I have always been a big fan. The mash up of Square Enix and Disney characters is such a unique concept that always kept me intrigued. Despite the number of spinoffs and the convoluted story, my fandom stayed mostly intact. Coming off of Kingdom Hearts 3, which was fun, but could have been better, I was wondering where Square would take the KH universe next. Fast forward to the year 2020 and the answer is a new rhythm game.
E3 2018 has officially come to a close. It smacked us right in the face with plenty of new game announcements, game previews, some solid press conferences, and some not so solid press conferences. *cough cough* Square Enix *cough cough* Now begins the hard part of waiting for these new games to actually release to the public! Here are 10 that I am impatiently waiting for the most:
This new trailer features the newly announced Android16, Android 18, Krillin, Piccolo, and Future Trunks. Dragon Ball FighterZ beta sign ups are also live. You can sign up here! check out the trailer below.
Dragon Ball FighterZ will be available on XB1, PS4, and PC February 2018.
Rocket League and Hot Wheels have teamed up to bring 2 of the most iconic cars to the game: Bone Shaker and Twin Mill. Cars will be sold separably and will include exclusive decals with your purchase. Check out the trailer below.
The Hot Wheels DLC will be available on February 21st.
If you missed out on the For Honor closed beta last weekend, you will still have a chance to try out Ubisoft’s brutal, melee combat fighter before is releases on the 14th.
The open beta will start on February 9th and end on February 12th. You will be able to play on XB1, PS4, and PC. The beta will have the same modes as the closed beta, Duel, Brawl, and Dominion, but you will also be able to try the new Elimination mode- a best of five series of four on four matches with no respawns. War of Factions will also be continued throughout the beta.
Before the beta starts, Ubisoft’s Twitch stream will host a celebrity livestream featuring Lauren Cohen, Jason Momoa, Alfie Allen, and Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse” Johnson. They will be showing off the new Elimination mode against some of Twitch’s top streamers. The livestream battle will begin on February 7th at 2pm PST.
2015’s Star Wars Battlefront left a lot to be desired. It’s not necessarily a bad game, but it does not live up to what Battlefront used to be. EA and DICE realize that and will fix that in the upcoming sequel.
EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson, stated in a recent earnings call that the next Battlefront game will be released this holiday season. It will feature a new single player campaign mode as well.
“There will be new ways to play, including an all-new single-player campaign, and much, much more that we are excited to share with our player in the months ahead,” Wilson stated.
Wilson also mentioned that the game will be bigger, have more locations, and more characters that span across multiple Star Wars stories. It’s safe to say Rogue One and The Force Awakens will for sure be included in this one. Check out the statement to shareholders to see for yourself.
What do you want to see most in the next Star Wars Battlefront game?
The beta will be available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you have not signed up for the closed beta already, you can do so through the official website. Check out the For Honor closed beta trailer announcement trailer below.
We will keep working hard to meet your expectations and we look forward to your continued support!
President and CEO Kenichi Sato”
Scalebound’s director, Hideki Kamiya, also took to Twitter to express how sorry he is about the game being cancelled, but he promises to work extra hard on Platinum’s upcoming projects. NieR: Automata comes out in March and Platinum also has two other announced games, Granblue Fantasy Project Re:Link, and Lost Order. Both games are yet to be announced for the west, but look/seem promising.
Bioware announced in a blog post, today that Mass Effect: Andromeda will be released on March 21st in North America, March 23rd internationally. March is looking pretty crowded with game releases at the moment.
Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
Another year down, more video games to countdown. There was plenty to play in the year of 2016, but unfortunately I cannot play them all. Here are 5 of my most definite favorites though. Lets start with some honorable mentions:
Street Fighter V: Street Fighter V just missed the cut because it got off to a rough start. It got pushed out to the public a bit early and ultimately was an unfinished product. Capcom has been working hard to fix some of the issues with it and its now shaping up to be a pretty great game. The future of Street Fighter V is looking bright.
Dark Souls 3: I’ve never been that big of a fan of this series, but I was able to have quite a bit of fun with DS3. It wont make me like the Souls games over Bloodborne though. Still hoping a sequel will be made.
And the FINAL honorable mention goes to Final Fantasy XV. FFXV is a fantastic game, but it left more to be desired from me. We do know that Square-Enix has future DLC plans for the game, which is exciting.