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8 Games We’re Looking Forward To After E3 2016

If you haven’t heard of E3, think of it as the Comic-Con for video games. Short for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, it’s the largest video game conference and show in the world.

Every year, the main console manufacturers Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo as well as the major game developers such as EA, Ubisoft and Bethesda, flaunt and showcase footages and teasers of their upcoming games.

With this year’s conference coming to an end, here are 8 games that we’re really looking forward to after their showcase at E3 2016.

1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Call of Duty has always been a polarising game. Hardcore gamers hate it, mainstream gamers tend to love it. This upcoming edition takes everything you either hate or love and updates it for the 21st century. That’s right, it takes place in space in the fairly distant future and has a tinge of Mass Effect written over it. We’re pumped nonetheless.

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release: 4 November 2016

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2. God of War

If you’ve ever played God of War on the earlier Playstations, you know how much fun wielding Kratos’ blades can be. The graphics are stunning and Kratos looks better than ever as the God of War. While earlier editions were based on Greek mythology, this new reboot sees our favourite Greek God take on some Norse deities. One thing’s for sure, it’s going to get ugly and bloody.

Platforms: PS4 exclusive
Release: TBC

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3. FIFA 17

We know what you’re thinking. FIFA 17, really? Isn’t it just the same game with updated team rosters and some minimal upgrades to the graphics. Nope, not quite. This year’s edition of the super-popular football simulation game is including a massive addition to the team: Frostbite. To the unacquainted, EA/DICE’s Frostbite engine is mainly used for the Battlefield first-person shooter games and Star Wars: Battlefront. FIFA 17 features a brand new mode called The Journey which allows you to live out the story of a young English player named Alex Hunter in his journey through the Premier League.

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release: 
27 September 2016

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4. Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens

You either love or hate the Lego adaptations of games. I personally love them. They breathe a fresh take onto source materials that we love and there’s no better source material than the record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It brings with it Lego’s sense of goofy and carefree fun for anyone of all ages. It’s hard to hate this one.

Platforms: PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U
Release: 
28 June 2016

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5. Spider-Man

While we’re still undecided on the look & feel of the game, one thing is for certain: This game looks way more entertaining than previous editions. Previous Spider-Man games suffered from unresponsive and clunky controls as well as poor story-line and action. From this trailer, the game looks way more controllable and a heck a lot of fun. We’re buzzing!

Platforms: PS4 exclusive
Release: 
28 June 2016

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6. Gears of War 4

While Sony has gone all out with its PS4-exclusive titles, Microsoft did not disappoint either. Gears of War 4 looks like the all-guns-blazing shooter we have come to love over the years. I mean, which other game let’s you attach a chainsaw to the end of your rifle and mow down enemies in your way. What’s more, purchasing Gears of War 4 on the Xbox One entitles you to a free copy for Windows 10 as part of Microsoft’s “Play Anywhere” initiative. Seems legit.

Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Release: 
11 October 2016

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7. Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV has been on the radar for many gamers since word first came out of its existence. The look of the game is a slight departure from the Final Fantasy games of the past, but we’re too distracted by the cutting-edge graphics and massive boss fights to even care. Can. Not. Wait.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One
Release: 
30 September 2016

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8. Death Stranding

If you’re a fan of the Walking Dead, this one’s for you. Fans of the show would instantly recognise the mug and locks of one Norman Reedus as its main character. Pair the fine acting of this fine gentleman with the story-telling and design of video gaming legend Hideo Kojima, and we are left with an enigmatic, surreal and intriguing game that will be sure to leave us mind-blown and breathless. It looks stunning and slightly trippy at the same time. It has the signs of a well-funded game and we can’t wait for the results.

Platforms: PS4
Release: 
TBC

 

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