Are you trying to figure out which games release and when? Making plans for the launch of upcoming titles such as Destiny 2, Call of Duty: WWII, and Star Wars Battlefront II? This is the perfect time to do so as we begin to prepare for this year's biggest releases.
While games such as No Man's Sky, The Division, and Warframe are expected to see their own massive updates get pushed out soon, there's still some time needed before 2017 really feels as if it has gotten underway. With games such as Uncharted: Lost Legacy, Knack II, and Agony preparing to launch, let's take a look at the best games to be watching out for in 2017.
Uncharted: Lost Legacy | PlayStation 4 | Aug. 22
Set within a year after the events of Uncharted 4, The Lost Legacy sees series regular Chloe Frazer become the main focus. In it, Chloe will explore the Western Ghats during the peak of a local Civil War. Her mission is quite simple, she is in search of a relic known as the Tusk of Ganesh, which was owned by a former warlord under the name of Asav, an Usman Ally. In order to complete the mission players will need to work with their newfound partner Nadine Ross, complete puzzles, and find a way to stay alive.
Knack II | PlayStation 4 | Sept. 5th
If you're a fan of action platforming titles, Knack II will be right up your alley as fans will once more take on the role of the shape shifting little guy who becomes larger than life over the course of the game. The game will require players to overcome any obstacle tossed their way by platforming, giving enemies a beat down, and even figuring out puzzles in order to move on with the story. Fans looking for a game that will allow them to play with their family, friends, or colleagues should keep an eye on this one.
Destiny 2 | PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | Sept. 6th/Oct. 24th (PC)
Set as the highly anticipated sequel to 2013's smash-hit that was initially met with high amounts of controversy, Destiny 2 seeks to be bigger, better, and even badder than before. Featuring 50+ hours of a more fully formed campaign, fans can expect quite a bit to come in the highly anticipated sequel. The game will feature an all new approach to storytelling, allowing players see everything they worked for in Destiny come to an abrupt end during a Cabal empire invasion lead by Cabal general Gha - I mean Garry, himself.
Divinity 2 | PC | Sept. 14th
Set to take place centuries after Divinity: Original Sin, this sequel is set during the times of war and religious persecution led by Bishop Alexander, having declared all Sourcerers and wielders of magic to be criminals. In response, a group of four Sourcerers have embarked upon a quest in order to defeat him and claim their rightful spots as valid members of the world's social hierarchy. The turn based RPG offers up varying amounts of difficulties and customizable options. If you're a fan of classic RPGs such as Baldur's Gate, this one is right up your alley.
Dishonored: Death Of The Outsider | PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | Sept. 15th
In this standalone sequel to the highly successful Dishonored 2, Death of the Outsider will serve as a solid starting point for those who've yet to become acquinted with the franchise. The game will feature the franchise's trademark brutality, flexible combat systems and unique level design. The story will tell the tale of Billie Lurk (Megan Foster) as she teams up with the legendary assassin Daud, who has been well known since his DLC chapters in Dishonored. Players will explore deep within the Empire's most dishonorable places while hunting the Outsider himself in order to bring him down once and for all.
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite | PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | Sept. 19th
Titles such as Street Fighter IV and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 serve as testaments to Capcom's continued commitment to the fighting game genre. To keep the tradition alive, the developer announced that they would be moving ahead with a new title which would approach storytelling in a more cinematic way. In order to to this, the latest game will feature Marvel's Ultron as he teams up with Mega Man X's arch-nemesis Sigma, forging an alliance in order to take control of the Infinity Stones and destroy all of those in their way.
Middle-Earth: Shadow of War | PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | Oct. 10th
After the success of Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, fans had already begun heavily anticipating a sequel. Taking place between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Shadow of War once more places players in the role of Talion and his spiritually bound elf lord partner Celebrimbor. The two, in this latest title, work togther in order to forge a new Ring of Power to amass an army that's powerful enough to defeat Sauron. The game will also feature an enhanced "Nemesis System," which was first introduced in the previous title.
Assassin's Creed Origins | PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | Oct. 10th
After a several year absence for the franchise, Assassin's Creed Origins will be the first title to see a major release on all currently released platforms. The game is set to take place in Ancient Egypt. During this crucial time in history, fans will get to take control of the newest member of the franchise by the name of Bayek. With exotic landscapes and villages to explore, the world of Ancient Egypt is one that is truly unique and unforgiving.
Super Mario Odyssey | Switch | Oct. 24th
Super Mario Odyssey follows Mario as he travels across multiple worlds in an effort to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, who plans to marry her. In order to travel across these lands, Mario and friends will take off in his hat-shaped ship. These kingdoms that Mario visits will be seen in a free-roaming like exploration-based level design. Fans of Super Mario 64 will find much to enjoy, from the fantasy-like designs to more photo-realistic cities. Each kingdom will feature multiple objectives, items, and power-ups in this refreshing take on an old formula.
Call of Duty: WWII | PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | Nov. 3rd
Departing from the futuristic setting of past titles, Call of Duty: WWII will be returning to the traditional gameplay of titles such as Call of Duty: Finest Hour and Call of Duty 2.
In the campaign medics will be used in order to heal up, but the game will also feature drastic changes to its multiplayer portion by adding class-based loadouts, signalling the departure of the pick-13 system. For fans of zombies, it has been confirmed that the mode will be returning this November which will see actor Josh Duhmal in his first-time-ever video game appearance.
Star Wars: Battlefront II | PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One | Nov. 17th
Star Wars: Battlefront II will be released as the second entry in the new set of games, but the fourth overall entry in the the Battlefront franchise. The game will be released with a standalone campaign for fans to enjoy as they take control of Iden Versio, played by Janina Gavankar. This latest title will take place between Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars Episode VI: The Force Awakens. Instead of a Season Pass or paid DLC content, the game will use a seasonal structure much like that of Overwatch, Rainbow Six Siege, and LawBreakers.
Here's some, but not all of 2017's remaining releases:
- Agents of Mayhem (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - August 15
- Matterfall (PS4) - August 15
- Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) - August 15
- Sudden Strike 4 (PS4) - August 15
- Madden NFL 18 (PS4, Xbox One) - August 25
- Absolver (PS4, PC) - August 29
- Culdcept Revolt (3DS) - August 29
- Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Switch) - August 29
- Warriors All-Stars (PS4, PC) - August 29
- XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (PC) - August 29
- Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) - August 29
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - August
- Metroid: Samus Returns | Nintendo 3DS | September 15
- Pokémon Gold/Silver | Nintendo 3DS | - September 22
- Pokkén Tournament Deluxe | Nintendo Switch | - September 22
- Project Cars 2 | PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC | September 22
- Blue Reflection | PlayStation 4 and PC | September 26
- Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony | PlayStation 4 and PSVita | September 26
- Cuphead | Xbox One and PC | September 29
- Gundam Versus | PlayStation 4 | September 29
- Total War: Warhammer 2 | PC | September 29
- Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions | Nintendo 3DS | - October 6
- The Evil Within 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 13
- GT Sport | PlayStation 4 | October 17
- Elex | PS4, Xbox One, PC | October 17
- South Park: The Fractured But Whole | PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC | October 17
- Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon | PlayStation 4, Switch, PC | October 24
- Wolfenstein: The New Colossus (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - October 27
- Crackdown 3 | Xbox One and PC | November 7
- Super Lucky's Tale | Xbox One and PC | November 7
- Need for Speed Payback | PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC | November 10
- Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 | PS4, Xbox One, PC | November 14
- Pokémon Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon | Nintendo 3DS | November 17
- Steep – Road to the Olympics | PS4, Xbox One, PC | December 5
- AGONY | PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC | TBA
- TERA Online | PlayStation 4 and Xbox One | TBA
2017 is certainly going to be a busy year. While these aren't even all the upcoming games, it's certainly a list to help you get started. What will you be playing? Let us know in the comments.