Most Anticipated Games of 2015
We look ahead to the exciting year in gaming
2014 was a strong year as games finally had a chance to flex their muscles on the full 12 months of new generation of consoles. For 2015, we expect this trend to continue - with bigger, more expansive and deeper experiences. So the staff at New Game Network got together and voted on our 12 most anticipated games for the next year. The list is in alphabetical order, and is based only on the information we have at the moment. As you'll see in our recap on the last page, things often change!
Bloodborne is the latest Action RPG from renowned Japanese developer FromSoftware, makers of the hit Dark Souls series, coming exclusively to the PlayStation 4 system. Face your fears as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Danger, death and madness lurk around every corner of this dark and horrific world, and you must discover its darkest secrets in order to survive.
When: March 24, 2015
The creators of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios, bring you Evolve, the next generation of multiplayer shooters where four hunters face-off against a single, player-controlled monster. Grab three friends and hunt the monster with powerful weapons and abilities. As the monster – the lone predator – you are the boss battle. Use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to wreak havoc, kill the humans and prove you are the dominant species.
When: February 10, 2015
Halo 5: Guardians
Launching in fall 2015 exclusively on Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians continues the story of the Master Chief, and introduces a brand new central character to the Halo universe – Spartan Locke. Peace is shattered when colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked. And when humanity’s greatest hero goes missing, Spartan Locke is tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy.
When: Q4, 2015
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number commands you to step into the murderous minds of several distinct characters - each with their own motivations and methods of execution – as storylines intersect and reality slips away into a haze of neon and carnage. Witness hundreds of new sprites and animations in lush new areas to clear floor-by-floor, and harness a variety of savage new weapons to satisfy your murder lust.
When: Q2-Q3, 2015
Hyper Light Drifter
Hyper Light Drifter is an upcoming 2D action role-playing game developed by Heart Machine. The game is a homage to 8-bit and 16-bit games of the late 20th century, and is considered a combination of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past and Diablo. Alex Preston, an animator and lead developer for the title, originally launched Kickstarter funding for the title for approximately $27,000 to develop the title for Microsoft Windows, OS X, and Linux computers, but ended up with more than $600,000, allowing him to hire more programmers and artists, and expanding the title for console and portable platforms through stretch goals.
When: Q1-Q2, 2015
Just Cause 3
In Just Cause 3, the Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General's hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine.
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