Upcoming games of 2016

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Here comes the awaited 2016 and comes the showcase of upcoming games 2016 to be released soon. Some of the top upcoming games ready to hit the new gen consoles are lined up for early or later releases in 2016.

To hear about some epics like “Uncharted”, “Mirror’s Edge”, and “Dishonored” bringing you their new sequels in contrast to the awaited release of new video games like “Horizon Zero Dawn”, “For Honor”, the excitement spills out.

And so we bring you the top list of 25 most anticipated games of 2016. Take a quick sneak-peek on their essence.

25 Most Anticipated Games of 2016:

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2

Initial release date: 2016
Developer: PopCap Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Series: Plants vs. Zombies
Genres: Tower defense, Third-person shooter
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Plants Vs Zombies Gw2This time garden isn’t just enough for the plants to fight over the zombies; suburbia might even fall too small to contain an all-out warfare between the walking dead and sentient plant-life. You and your flora will now have to take this out to the moon. Garden Warfare 2 is the follow-up to the team-based, third-person, surprisingly fun shooter based on Popcap’s essential tower defense game, adding a horde of fresh classes and chaos-encouraging arenas. Upgrading the newcomers with a rapid-firing stalk of corn and a support-spell-casting rose in the plants’ family, while the Zombies have recruited an undead-piloted mech suit and a rotting superhero to their squad; are some standouts to the sequel.

Whether you’re engaging in a 24-player melee or some lighthearted 4-player co-op, this backyard carnage is anticipated to be one of the hooting 2016 upcoming games.

Street Fighter V

Initial release date: February 16, 2016
Developers: Capcom, Dimps
Producers: Yoshinori Ono
Series: Street Fighter
Genres: Fighting game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux

Street Fighter V

Being a new face of the fighting game genre after releasing 2008’s Street Fighter 4, developer Capcom is now back with its upcoming sequel, “Street Fighter V”. Since the Street Fighter 4 kept is simple luring a great success, at this point of time the sequels demand new ideas, and Street Fighter 5 promises to deliver the fresh by replacing the focus attack mechanic with three new designs: V-Triggers, V-Skills, and V-Reversals. Till date, the effect seems like a mix between Injustice: Gods Among Us and the Street Fighter Alpha series, with a heavy focus on giving each fighter individualized gimmicks. And if that doesn’t amaze you, well, there’s always Rainbow Mika.

Firewatch

Initial release date: February 9, 2016
Developer: Campo Santo
Publisher: Panic
Designers: Nels Anderson, James Benson
Writers: Sean Vanaman
Genre: Adventure
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Linux, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

Firewatch“Firewatch” is the mysterious excavation set in the 1989’s Wyoming wilderness, the aftermath of the Yellowstone fires of 1988. To play as a volunteer fire lookout named Henry who has retreated from his messy life in the Wyoming wilderness is to experience the quarantined venture, where your only emotional lifeline is the person, your only contact; your supervisor, a woman named Delilah on the other end of a walkie-talkie connecting you to the world you’ve left behind. Keeping an eye on your surrounding area, uncover the mysterious occurrences in the vicinity that are related to the ransacking of his tower while out on a routine patrol.

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

Initial release date: August 23, 2016
Developers: Eidos Montreal, Nixxes Software BV
Publisher: Square Enix
Series: Deus Ex
Genres: Action role-playing game, First-person shooter, Stealth game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Deus Ex Mankind dividedDeus Ex Mankind Divided is the era of mutated, mechanically augmented humans in the year 2029, who have reckoned the pariahs leading a life in a complete quarantined and apartheid state from the rest of the world. Now as an experienced covert operative, “Adam Jensen” you are assigned to manoeuvre in a world that tend to shun down his kind. Armed with a new arsenal of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations; customizing them with specifications exactly as you desire, you must choose to change the fate of the world.

Dark Souls III

Initial Release date: April 12, 2016
Developer: FromSoftware
Publishers: FromSoftware, Bandai Namco Entertainment
Series: Souls
Genre: Action role-playing
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Dark souls IIITo embrace the darkness, “FromSoftware” brings you the fourth installment of the “Souls” series which is closely related to “Dark Souls II”. In this game, players will be equipped with a variety of weapons including shortbows, explosives like fire bombs, greatswords and dual-wielding swords to fight against enemies, and shields that can be used to deflect an enemies’ attack and protect the player from suffering damage. In addition, attacks can be evaded through dodge-rolling. Bonfires, which serve as checkpoints, as featured in its previous installments.

Scalebound

Initial release date: 2016
Developer: Platinum Games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Directors: Hideki Kamiya
Genres: Action role-playing game
Platform: Xbox One

ScaleboundWhen you have the task of defeating legions of enemy soldiers and epic scale beasts, you can opt to adventure on your own or join forces with other players and their dragons to complete custom quests and battle massive creatures together.* Explore the beautiful and dangerous world of Draconis together with your dragon companion in this master accessible but deep “stylish action” gameplay. Scalebound lets you choose your favorite dragon capable of fluidly chain attacks to create devastating combos to unleash upon your foes, and much more.

*Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately)

No Man’s Sky

Initial release date: June 2016
Developer: Hello Games
Designer: Gareth Bourn
Genre: Adventure
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

No man's sky

All you get to explore in “No Man’s Sky” are uncharted solar systems and catalogue unique- new forms of life where every planet’s landscape is different from the next, and populated by species never before encountered. It is a game about exploration and survival in an infinite procedurally generated galaxy luring you into the task of finding ancient artefacts that could reveal the secrets behind the universe. This time sky is no limit, as you get to choose whether to share your discoveries with other players exploring the same vast universe in parallel; perhaps you’ll make your mark on their worlds as well as your own.

Hitman

Initial release date: March 11, 2016
Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: Square Enix
Series: Hitman
Genres: Action-adventure game, Stealth game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Hitman

Hitman is an action-adventure, stealth video game in which players take control of Agent 47, an extremely well-trained assassin, travelling to international locations and eliminating contracted targets. Continuing the trend of other games in the series, players are known a plethora of ways to loom their assassinations i.e., there is a large amount of room for creativity. The initial launch content will include three locations – Paris, Sapienza and Marrakesh – featuring six campaign missions. For Contracts mode, you’ve got a combined pool of around 800 targets to craft your devious Contracts.

The Legend of Zelda

Initial Release date: 2016
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development
Series: The Legend of Zelda
Genre: Action-adventure
Producers: Eiji Aonuma
Platforms: Wii U, Wii

The legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda is the working title of an upcoming action-adventure game which is the nineteenth main installment in Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series and the first original Zelda game developed with high-definition (HD) graphics. The game will feature an open world in which players can find different ways to approach areas. The entire gameplay will take place in a fully connected overworld, similar to the original The Legend of Zelda, with less prominence on defined entrances and exits to dungeons. The game most probably allows the player to have more freedom over previous titles, allowing them to decide their destination and method of travel. The overworld can be traversed on foot or on Link’s horse, Epona.

Gears of War 4

Initial release date: 2016
Developer: The Coalition
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Series: Gears of War
Genres: Third-person shooter
Platform: Xbox One

Gears of War 4

“Gears of War 4” is an upcoming third-person shooter video game which is set to released in 2016. Carrying over the same tagline of its series, Gears of War 4 is likely to continue focusing on the conflict between humanity, the subterranean reptilian hominids known as the Locust Horde, and their mutated counterparts, the Lambent. The game have been on the watch for upcoming games 2016 schedule.

For Honor

Initial Release date: Q1/Q2 2016
Developers: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Hack and Slash
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

For honor

Blended with speed, strategy, and team play, “FOR HONOR” is a competitive third-person melee fighting game with visceral close range combat in multiplayer action. The game promises to give the ultimate experience of chaos, fury, and brutality of battle where you and your friends cut a bloody trail of carnage as brutal Vikings, deadly Knights, and cold-blooded Samurai. The innovative inclusion of “ART OF BATTLE” system lets you feel the power of every strike, the strength of every impact, and the weight of the weapon in your hand.

Dishonored 2

Initial release date: 2016
Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Series: Dishonored
Genre: Action-adventure game, Stealth game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Dishonored 2

Showcasing the scenario after the events of Dishonored; you are now the once-trusted bodyguard of the Empress, the protagonist “Corvo Attano”. Dishonored 2 frames you for her murder and driven by revenge, you must become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. As you navigate a world torn apart by plague and oppressed by a government armed with strange new technologies, the truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city.
Since your old life is gone forever, you must make the choices that will decide the fate of the world.

Battleborn

Initial release date: May 3, 2016
Developer: Gearbox Software
Publisher: 2K Games
Genres: First-person shooter, Multiplayer online battle arena
Designer: John Mulkey
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Battleborn

As of what Battleborn says, “A tremendous band of badass heroes fight to protect the universe’s very last star from a mysterious evil in this next-gen shooter by the creators of Borderlands.” To defend it, you’ll need to utilize every type of character and weapon you’ve ever imagined; from cyborg hawkmen to samurai vampires to mini-gun wielding man-mountains. Slash and parry, run and gun, cast and dash, or simply obliterate foes all while building and growing your personal team of heroes. Choose your hero and fight alone or co-operatively alongside friends in story missions, or battle against them in fast-paced competitive multiplayer matches.

ReCore

Initial Release date: 2016
Developers: Comcept, Armature Studio
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Genre: Action-adventure
Director: Mark Pacini
Producer: Keiji Inafune
Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Recore

Comcept and Armature Studio brings you “ReCore”, an action-adventure masterfully crafted for a new generation. You being one of the last remaining humans on a planet controlled by robotic foes bowed on your annihilation, you must counterfeit friendships with a courageous group of robot companions, each with unique abilities and powers. Since, you can’t save mankind alone, lead this band of unlikely heroes on an epic adventure through a mysterious, dynamic world.

DOOM or Doom 4

Initial release date: 2016
Developer: id Software
Publishers: Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media
Series: Doom
Genre: First-person shooter
Writers: Graham Joyce
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Doom 4

Impressed as DOOM, originally known as Doom 4 will be a first-person shooter video game which has “badass demons, big effing guns, and moving really fast” as key principles, according to id Software executive producer Marty Stratton. There is no taking cover or stopping to regenerate health as you beat back Hell’s raging demon hordes. Combine your arsenal of futuristic and iconic guns, upgrades, movement and an advanced melee system to knock-down, slash, stomp, crush, and blow apart demons in creative and violent ways.

Homefront: The Revolution

Initial release date: 2016
Developer: Deep Silver
Publisher: Deep Silver
Genres: First-person shooter
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game

Homefront The Revolution

Homefront: The Revolution is the sequel to Homefront following protagonist Ethan Brady as he stages a resistance movement against the army of a Korean invasion in the city of Philadelphia. It is set in 2029, two years after the events of Homefront and four years into the invasion of the United States by the Greater Korean Republic (GKR). The weapon customization, open world driving, drones, hacking, and guerrilla warfare in Philadelphia can make it worth playing.

Final Fantasy XV

Initial release date: 2016
Developers: Square Enix, Avalanche Studios, XPEC Entertainment, HexaDrive
Publisher: Square Enix
Series: Final Fantasy, Fabula Nova Crystallis Final Fantasy
Genre: Action role-playing
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Final fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV with a genre of action role-playing game is about to come out with the characters having the ability to traverse the environment in a free-running style, which also extends to battle with larger enemies. The world is a large connected landmass which can be explored on foot or by using a rented car or a chocobo. It is the fifteenth main installment in the Final Fantasy series, one of the most anticipated games of 2016 and forms part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis subseries, which also includes Final Fantasy XIII and Final Fantasy Type-0.

Tom Clancy’s The Division

Initial release date: 2016
Developers: Ubisoft Massive, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Reflections, Ubisoft Annecy
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genres: Massively multiplayer online game, third-person shooter, action role-playing
Designers: Axel Rydby, Mathias Karlson, Fredrik Thylander
Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Tom Clancy's the division

The story revolves around a plot when a lethal epidemic throws New York City into chaos; only the agents of The Division can save the city from itself. As an elite sleeper agent, you are the last procession of defense when everybody else fails. Customizable skills, weapons, gear, and advanced technology will help you survive and face any threat.

Horizon Zero Dawn

Initial release date: 2016
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genres: Action role-playing game, Action-adventure game
Modes: Single-player video game
Platform: PlayStation 4

Horizon Zero dawn

Having the future of humanity being stolen, colossal mechanized creatures roam a landscape that they have torn from the grip of mankind, “Horizon Zero Dawn” plans to embark you on a compelling, emotional journey to uncover the secrets of a forgotten civilization, the ancient artefacts they left behind, and to learn more about the advanced technologies that will determine the fate of the planet and of human life itself. Take the role-play of Aloy, a skilled hunter who relies on speed, cunning and agility to stay alive and protect her tribe against the strength, size and raw power of the machines.
Horizon Zero Dawn has been one of the top upcoming games of 2016 which is anticipated to be a hoot.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Initial release date: April 26, 2016
Series: Uncharted
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Designers: Robert Cogburn, Ricky Cambier, Emilia Schatz, Anthony Newman, Kurt Margenau
Platform: PlayStation 4

Uncharted 4: A thief endShowcasing Nathan Drake on a treacherous hunt for untold riches in his debut PlayStation 4 adventure, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End has been plotted to set three years after the events of Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Nathan Drake is presumably long gone from world of fortune hunting behind. But it’s the destiny, that soon comes calling when Drake’s brother, Sam; assumed to be dead, resurfaces seeking his help to save his own life and offering an adventure Drake can’t resist. But every treasure has its price. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End takes players on a journey around the globe, through jungle isles, far-flung cities and snow-capped peaks on the search for Avery’s fortune.
Since the series has been an epic, fans expect this one to be a victory on the charts of 2016 upcoming games.

XCOM 2

Initial release date: February 5, 2016
Developers: Firaxis Games, Feral Interactive
Publishers: 2K Games, Feral Interactive
Series: X-COM
Genres: Turn-based tactics
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS

XCOM 2As a continuation to the 2012 series XCOM: Enemy Unknown, XCOM 2 will take place 20 years after the events of Enemy Unknown, following the continuity that XCOM lost the war. Now the aliens rule the Earth, building shining cities promising a brilliant future for humankind on the surface. But what it seems in front is not what it actually is; concealing a sinister agenda below and eliminating all those who dissent from their new order, the humankind has been captivated. You must fight back and take command of the Avenger to guide your strike force, build popular support around the world and expose the aliens’ sinister plans.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst

Initial release date: May 24, 2016
Developer: EA DICE
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Series: Mirror’s Edge
Genres: Action-adventure, platform
Designer: Viljar Sommerbakk
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Mirror Edge CatalystAfter receiving an incredible response from fans around the world over the past months, EA DICE decided to bring back the equally inspiring and challenging reboot of 2008’s Mirror’s Edge, “Mirrors Edge Catalyst” which will revolve around Faith Cnnor’s origin and her attempt to overthrow a totalitarian conglomerate of corporations who rule the city of Glass. The game is a first-person action-adventure game where you don’t need a gun but to use your environment, your momentum and your physicality to fight oppression. The developer of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has claimed it to be an all-new playground with a deeper and more engaging story.

Quantum Break

Initial release date: April 5, 2016
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Genres: Action-adventure game, Third-person shooter
Platform: Xbox One

Quantum break Time is power and so are you. When time breaks in, devastation becomes your recreational area. Quantum Break is all about action and adventure where you have to fix the time before it destroys everything. As hero Jack Joyce, you’ll fight your way through epic disasters that stutter back and forth in time. But surviving this unstable world and halting the end of time itself is the only possible by mastering your new time powers.

Crackdown 3

Initial Release date: Summer, 2016
Developer: Reagent Games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Director: David Jones
Series: Crackdown
Genres: Action-adventure, third-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Platform: Xbox One

Crackdown 3As announced by the Microsoft, Crackdown 3 is about to bring back the continuation of the series 6 years after the release of 2010’s Xbox 360 video game Crackdown 2. To stop the crime as a super-powered Agent of justice in Crackdown 3’s hyper-powered sandbox of mayhem and destruction, all you need to do is play. Explore the heights of a futuristic city, race through the streets in a transforming vehicle, and use your powerful abilities to stop a ruthless criminal empire. Developed by original creator Dave Jones, Crackdown 3 delivers cooperative mayhem and an all-new multiplayer mode where destruction is your ultimate weapon powered by Microsoft Cloud.

The Last Guardian

Initial release date: 2016
Designer: Fumito Ueda
Developers: Team Ico, Sony Computer Entertainment, SCE Japan Studio, Gen Design
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Genres: Action-adventure game
Platform: PlayStation 4

The Last GuardianThe Last Guardian will mend your heart through an unbreakable bond where get to experience the journey of a lifetime in this touching, emotional story of friendship and trust when a young boy meets a colossal, mysterious giant bird, dog and cat hybrid creature named Trico. The pair forms a deep, unbreakable friendship that will help them survive amongst the crumbling ruins and malevolent dangers that surround them. An unforgettable story of camaraderie, trust and extraordinary adventures in a strange, mystical land demands the player to control the boy, to manipulate Trico like a real animal to survive through and encounter enemies on puzzle-based action platform.

With this fresh start of 2016 upcoming games, we don’t end up here; we begin an unforgettable journey of comradeship. This new beginning is hoped to bring you the basket full of adventure, action, emotions and nevertheless a new experience in the gaming world. All you need to do is play.

Along with the excitement and excruciation for top upcoming games 2016, we promise to bring you much more hoping to listen from you in the meanwhile.

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