Most Anticipated Games of 2017
Our annual round-up of the most exciting titles hopefully arriving in the next twelve months
You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. You awaken aboard the Talos 1 in the year 2032 and must uncover the secrets hiding in the depths of the space station while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over. You’ll have to rely on the tools you find on the station – along with your wits, weapons and mind-bending abilities – to combat the growing threat and, hopefully, survive.
When: May 5, 2017
Red Dead Redemption 2
Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 promises to be an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience. More details on the game are expected in the near future.
When: Q4, 2017
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
Rising Storm 2 casts you into the Vietnam War, with tactical action for up to 64 players in battles between the US forces and the Vietnamese, each force having their own unique abilities and tactical advantages such as Napalm Strikes, Artillery Barrages, surface-to-air missile strikes, traps, ambushes and more. Game types include Red Orchestra's classic territory control mode, and new smaller modes and maps designed for 16 or less players for a more competitive, squad based experience.
When: Q2-Q3, 2017
South Park: The Fractured but Whole
As the sun sets on the quiet Colorado town, havoc and chaos unleash a reign of terror and the seedy underbelly of the city comes alive. The town needs new heroes to rise. Eric Cartman seizes the opportunity to save the town and create the best superhero franchise ever, his own Coon and Friends with himself as the leader, The Coon. Continuing in their role as the New Kid, players will become a member of Coon and Friends to fight for fame and their place beside the other kids.
When: Q2, 2017
State of Decay 2
Players work together to build lasting communities and tell their own unique story within an interconnected world that remembers the choices you’ve made throughout. There is no singular hero character. Play as an entire community — each survivor in the game is their own person, with a unique mix of background traits, skills, and attitudes. Play solo, or for the first time ever in the State of Decay franchise, with up to three of your friends. Work together as you explore the deadly post-apocalyptic environment.
When: Q4, 2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Step into a world of discovery, exploration and adventure in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Travel across fields, through forests and to mountain peaks as you discover what has become of the ruined kingdom of Hyrule. Along the way, you'll battle towering enemies, hunt wild beasts and gather ingredients for the food and elixirs you'll need to sustain you on your journey. The world is inhabited with enemies of all shapes and sizes, each one has its own attack method and weaponry. Shrines dot the landscape, waiting to be discovered in any order you want.
When: March 3, 2017