2015 introduced a number of fantastic video games, and its end marks the beginning of a new year and another set of games to look forward to. In 2016, numerous video game titles are looking awesome, notably, a lot of them are coming on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Today, we’ll be counting down six highly anticipated games for 2016, some have been released, others are soon to come.
Street Fighter V
Already having a large number of fans all over the globe, Capcom is proud to introduce the fifth main entry in the Street Fighter series that comes out on February 16, 2016. Being the popular series it is, many fans are bringing in the hype, excited of the new features and characters their favourite fighting game will have. Street Fighter V will allow easier execution for moves and combos but will not lose its overall technicality of gameplay. This time around, Capcom decided on adding new mechanics such as V-trigger, V-skills, and more to heat things up.
Notably, Street Fighter V will also allow players to cross-play, enabling online multiplayer between Windows and PS4.
Far Cry Primal
Second on the countdown is from another popular series that has had several games in the past years. This time around, though, the creators have decided to mix things up a little. Ubisoft’s incoming sandbox game, Far Cry Primal, is coming this February 23, 2016 to take gamers from the modern day gun shooting fest to the times of survival in the stone age. Set for the PS4, Xbox One and PC, Far Cry Primal takes gamers to an open world equipped with gigantic savage beasts, hostile enemy tribes, and other savage experiences that prehistoric nature has to offer. Update: Click to read our
Update: Far Cry Primal review
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Coming in third on the countdown is Ubisoft’s multiplayer third-person shooter, Tom Clancy’s The Division, which officially releases on March 8, 2016. On a mission to take their city back to peace, players are given a role as a highly trained agent that battles threats caused by the smallpox outbreak. Currently, Tom Clancy’s The Division will open its door for Open Beta, running from February 19 to February 21st for PS4, PC and Xbox One.
Update: The Division review
Dark Souls III
The next instalment for the legendary action RPG, Dark Souls, is counting down its day of release on March 24, 2016 for PS4, Xbox and Windows. Not present during the development of Dark Souls II, FromSoftware’s Hidetaka Miyazaki returns as Dark Souls III’s director. Miyazaki came back to Dark Souls as he feels at home with a map designed to kill players’ characters. Players can expect the game play to be similar to Dark Souls II but with more added weapons, a magic meter coming back, and different other features. With its predecessors gaining huge success, Dark Souls III has a lot to live up to.
Uncharted 4: A thief’s end
Once delayed of its release, the grand finale for Naughty Dog’s popular action and adventure third-person shooter, Uncharted, is finally coming live on April 26, 2016 (update: this has been delayed) for the PS4. Join Nathan Drake as he goes on another treasure hunting adventure with his long lost brother, Sam, who happens to be a thief too. Players can look forward to more car crashing action, stunning adventure and exploration, gun fights and more witty comments from Drake.
If you haven’t played Uncharted yet then have a look at Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection review which features Uncharted 1-3 as a bundle.
Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst
The countdown for six highly anticipated games ends with the upcoming action-adventure platformer, Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst, by EA DICE. Play as Faith Conners as she breaks away from her thrill-seeking life and grows as the heroine for the city of Glass. Using her skills in combat and runner abilities, Faith battles her way through numerous enemies and the oppressive city authorities. The game is currently in its Beta stage and is set to come out on May 24, 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and Windows.