Even before E3, gamer hype is at an all-time high during the summer. This is due to high profile launches, which many industry analysts would call system sellers as they excel at getting people to buy consoles. Here are some hyped games launching over the summer to keep you occupied and having a great vacation.
This starts on May 10 with the launch of “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End,” which will utilize the unique and traditional development style of Naughty Dog, creating an immersive third person adventure starring Nathan Drake. This title, the final game in the critically-acclaimed series, is an effective example of interactive storytelling and world-building in an already realistic and established setting.
Three days later, on May 13, Bethesda launches the long awaited title “Doom,” which is a first-person shooter action game that reboots the genre’s pioneer series. This game puts a major emphasis on destruction, cathartic violence, and fantastical gore. While these elements may be a turnoff to some players, others will find solace in a game that stays true to its roots with trusted developer Bethesda keeping everything in order.
On May 24, Blizzard Entertainment, the developer behind “Warcraft,” will be releasing their first-person shooter “Overwatch”.
“Overwatch” combines the key elements found in a game like “Team Fortress 2” with the over the top antics that can sometimes be associated with Blizzard. All in all, this is already one of the summer’s biggest releases.
Also on May 24, the long-awaited sequel to the first-person parkour platformer “Mirror’s Edge” will arrive. “Mirror’s Edge Catalyst” will take things to the next level with new technology and hopefully even more fresh and progressive storytelling. Originally set to release in February, this game’s delay hopefully means the developers truly polished and perfected the game.
Jun. 10 brings “Kirby: Planet Robobot,” a side scrolling action platformer for the Nintendo 3DS using amiibos and 3D to enhance gameplay, requiring the player to use critical thinking and well-timed combinations to get through its many challenges. The game will launch with custom amiibos made to truly emphasize the cute and charming visuals of the “Kirby” series that many know and love.
On Jun. 21st, the long awaited indie space exploration game known as “No Man’s Sky” will finally take center stage, introducing one of the largest worlds to explore in video game history. While this game operates on real-time online multiplayer at all times, it is truly a single-player experience. While you share the world with others, finding specific friends is near impossible. It truly replicates the vast void of space but fills the world with enough to occupy any curious mind.
These are the highlight titles that can be expected over the summer, and with E3 coming up, we can expect even more great announcements. Be it more information on Nintendo’s new console, the NX, or Playstation VR, the world of games is as fast moving as ever, with the summer being a great time to go out and start playing.