10 New and Upcoming Anime Games in 2016
As we arrive in the second half of the year, it seems like a good time to sit down and take a look at the new and upcoming anime games 2016 has to offer (yes, even some from early 2016). It’s been a popular year for anime and gaming, so what better than to look at the natural combination of those two as we take a look at what 2016 has to offer for anime games.
Naruto Online is an MMO that brings turn based strategy combat to the Naruto universe in a huge online experience. Create a character based on the five elements and various combat styles as you play through the storyline of the Naruto series. Team up with and fight characters from the series throughout the game with an interesting combo based combat style that gives Naruto Online its own style.
Bleach online is not necessarily new but it’s definitely upcoming. Choose between different classes and traits to create your own character inside the Bleach universe. With a turn based combat system and large online world, you can explore aspects of the Bleach world as you progress through a storyline and engage in interesting combat mechanics. Bleach fans should keep an eye out for developments as the game recently released in English for the first time.
JoJo Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is making a return to the gaming market with the new Eyes of Heaven game. Much like the previous game from the same publisher, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is a 3D brawler with open arena combat in two on two settings. Play through an old storyline with a new twist as you brawl your way through a new adventure for the gang. Fans of the series should enjoy the twist on the story as you fight through the series well-loved characters and settings.
One Piece: Burning Blood
One Piece: Burning Blood follows up the previous games in One Piece’s popular third person fighter series as it continues to follow Luffy’s adventures with his crew across the One Piece storyline. With a huge roster of forty-four characters to play across the series, Burning Blood offers a large cast to combine with as you mix and match your favourite characters through chapter based combat. Based around the events of a Paramount War as Luffy braves an all-out war to save his brother Ace. Fans of the show with enjoy the style and art direction of this flashy anime brawler. Newcomers to One Piece may feel lost however, as the story behind the events is nearly non-existent.
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
The latest instalment in the popular Ninja Storm games, the fourth brings more action and excitement to the fighting genre. With the conclusion of the long running manga, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 marks the sixth and final Ninja Storm game as Naruto’s story comes to a close after many long years. Naruto Fans who have been following the games until now won’t want to miss this final instalment.
Attack on Titan
Attack on Titan took the anime community by storm with its dark and brutal world when it hit our screens several years ago. It was only a matter of time before we had a game of our own to jet around slicing titan necks to our hearts content. Some attempts to recreate the feeling of the show have been done in the past with varying success, but either way the latest title looks worth checking out for any fans of the series. Anyone looking to experience the unforgiving world of Attack on Titan should give this one a look before the next season begins.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization
Fans of the Sword Art Online series have something to look forward to with the news of Bandai Namco’s new game. Hollow Realization is an open world action RPG set in the remade world of Aincrad as you can explore the new setting in parties of four both in single player and online co-op. Hollow Realization continues the game series in this fourth instalment of the franchise as characters new and old party up and fight their way across this new adventure.
Digimon: Cyber Sleuth
It’s been a long time since fans have gotten a new Digimon game. Cyber Sleuth lives up to its name pretty well, as you play a detective style character interacting between both the real and digital worlds to solve the games mysterious. First and foremost, Digimon: Cyber Sleuth is clearly made for the fans, and if you’ve been craving a new Digimon adventure this one definitely doesn’t fall short on both the story and the Digimon combat. With a huge roster of Digimon both loved and missed in the gaming landscape, this one is a must have.
Psycho Pass: Mandatory Happiness
Psycho Pass is a great series that recently got a remake style new season, which even carries on past the original ending. I actually watched this unrelatedly not long before this game was announced and I definitely think it will be worth a look for fans of the show. Set in a high sci-fi future where people’s thoughts are regularly tested for anything deemed too violent or dangerous. Mandatory Happiness brings a new story to the closes monitored world of the show as it explores the human psyche and freedom over a caged society. It’s uncertain how forgiving this will be to newcomers, but with characters both new and old in a separate storyline, it looks set to be a worthy experience for visual novel fans. Plus, if you can’t wait, there’s always the show to watch.
Pokémon Sun / Moon
This was technically a game before an anime, but the explosion of popularity and worldwide acknowledgement since release guaranteed the new Pokémon game spot number one. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who hasn’t at least vaguely heard of the Pokémon series in the past decade. Set on a brand new island with a cast of fresh faces and before unseen Pokémon. Sun and Moon promises to continue the push forward the series has enjoyed since X and Y with new content and changes driving a push for the series evolution. Fans new and old are sure to find something to enjoy, but for those of us counting down the days, at least we can get our fix with Pokémon GO. Well, when the damns servers work anyway.