There are many heavy-hitting titles that are set to release in 2016. Some are well-known and from major game franchises, while others seem to have come out of the blue. Regardless, anticipation is high for quite a number of games set to release in 2016 and this list is just a scratch at the surface at what next year has to offer.
So, without further ado, here is a look at some of the top games that have a 2016 release date.
Final Fantasy XV
There are few titles with more hype than Final Fantasy XV. This is the 15th game of the series and is slated for release in March of 2016. While it’s one of the most-hyped games for 2016, this just applies among Final Fantasy fans. For those that aren’t so intrigued by action role-playing style games, the rest of the list might generate more interest.
The Uncharted series has already seen over 21 million in units sold. It’s only continue to grow, and the 4th edition of the game comes with a significant amount of anticipation. Uncharted 4 is sub-titled as “A Thief’s End” and it is planned for release in March of 2016. The game’s story plays out three years later than Uncharted 3. The story depicts Drake as a retired fortune hunter, who has chosen a simpler life with his significant other. Everything changes when his “dead” brother arrives in need of Drake’s saving. The two go on a mission to uncover a conspiracy and to find pirate treasure.
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda is set to release on the Wii U in 2016. This game would be credited as the 19th game in the Legend of Zelda series, and the very first with high-definition visuals. Players get to roam freely in the game’s open world and explore all different areas. While it was originally due for a 2015 release, the game was delayed until 2016.
Dead Island 2
By 2016, the hype for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (due for November 2015) will have died down. By then, there will be a new top zombies game around. And that game is Dead Island 2. After having an incredible release in the original Dead Island, and an impressive follow-up in Riptide, there’s no doubt hopes are high for Dead Island 2. The game comes as a sequel five years after the original and it’s story follows the timeline of just a couple months after the original edition. Except, the one key difference is that the Dead Island 2 story plays out in California.
2016 is Shaping Up Well
There is no doubt about it, 2016 is looking like a year gamers will love. And these are just some of the great titles that are set to come out next year. There are still other amazing games, like Street Fighter V, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and Doom that will surely blow fans away. It’s hard to keep up with all the latest gaming news; you can always check out what’s new and hot on Gamestop.com or IGN.com from time to time. Otherwise, like some gaming pages on Facebook and keep an eye on the latest news in your news feed.