While the year 2015 was simply amazing for gamers, 2016 is looking to shine even brighter. And as such the crew here wanted to get out in front of the upcoming titles and list the games they are looking forward to the most. From fighters, to racing games, rpg’s, action-adventure and much more. Here are the titles that we’re looking forward to that will release in 2016, for the Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. And if you’re looking for the games we’re looking forward to on the PC, rest assured it’s coming as we’re also huge PC gamers as well.
But let’s get through the upcoming games for the consoles first! And as always, there’s always going to be a game or two that didn’t make the list, but not that it’s not something we’re looking forward but more along the lines of there’s no definite release date or details are still scarce.
And if missed a game that you think should have made the list, be sure to drop us a line in the comments below.
After playing several of the Street Fighter V betas, I'm happy to say that Capcom is definitely in the right direction, however some of those changes have upset the fighting game community. Time will only tell how the title is received when it releases on February 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PC.
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End is scheduled to release for PS4 on March 18, 2016.
While Project X Zone 2 has already been released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, the title is slated for a North American release in February 2016.
Clinton: Sony Santa Monica's annual baseball series continues with MLB 16 The Show, and I've never been more excited. Not much is known about what's to come in the newest game in the long running series, however, if MLB 15's success is any indication, there's definitely some good things coming. Also, with year-to-year saves from MLB 15 to MLB 16, you can continue your quest for the National Baseball Hall of Fame across games!
MLB 16 the Show should be making its way to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 April of 2016.
Keith: While I would have preferred a sequel to EA's and Dice's hit title, Mirror's Edge, a reboot works just as well. Mirror's Edge Catalyst let's gamers take on the role of Faith Conners, as she users her parkour skills to run, jump and evade enemies as she attempts to complete her missions. And while EA has been pretty quiet about the title and has been hush-hush as of late, there's no doubt that fans of the original title are looking at Mirror's Edge Catalyst very closely.
Built on EA's latest game engine, Frost Bite 3, Mirror's Edge Catalyst should look amazing and play just as well. Though I'd love to know a little more about her story, well other than it's just a reboot. And hopefully EA won't pull any of their "Always online" crap, like they did for their recent Need for Speed titles. Seriously EA, don't do that.
Mirror's Edge Catalyst releases for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on May 24, 2016.
Sadly this will also be the first time that a Gears of War title will not be available on the Xbox 360, so if you want to check it out you're going to need to upgrade to an Xbox One this time around.
Gears of War 4 is slated for a December 2016 release date on the Xbox One. Yep, we have a long long wait in front of us.
Carlos: Fans of Star Fox have been eagerly awaiting a release on the Wii and were sadly disappointed as no title eventually surfaced on the system. Nintendo however is making up for that mistake with the release of Star Fox Zero for the Wii U. Fox McCloud and his ragtag team of fighters are looking mighty impressive this time around, which is definitely in part to Nintendo partnering up with Platinum Games to make this the best Star Fox yet. Yes, even better than their previous Namco collab created venture.
New vehicles, new adventures, a rock solid 60 frames per second, total and complete action, and with Platinum Games at the helm, how could this game go wrong? Sadly we'll have to wait a little longer as the game has also been delayed well into 2016, as Platinum Games wants this to live up to it's standards (Sorry Korra). Wii U owners, if there's any game that can turn your frowns upside down, it's time one.
Look for Star Fox Zero to grace the Wii U sometime in 2016!
Keith: While this isn't the anticipated Gran Turimso 7 that PlayStation 4 owners have been waiting on, it is the first attempt from Polyphony to show the world what they can do with the PlayStation 4 hardware. While not exactly a prologue, Gran Turismo Sport is a racing game that puts it's entire focus on online racing with three different modes: Campaign, Sports Mode and Arcade Mode.
Gamers will be able to compete in multiple online championships, Gran Turismo Sport just may be the racing stop game that Gran Turismo fans have been waiting for and hopefully this will tide them over under Gran Turismo 7.
Gran Turismo Sport releases in 2016, there is no exact release date as of yet.
Keith: If I said I was a fan of Dark Souls, that would be a huge understatement. As someone who's logged over 600+ hours on Dark Souls 2 between the Xbox 360 and PC versions, I can't even begin to start on how much I can't wait to play Dark Souls 3. It's bigger, new items, new spells, new game-play mechanics (Battle arts) and possibly some closure to the ongoing story, FROMSOFTWARE is looking to make Dark Souls 3 perhaps the best game in the series.
And yes, I'm including both Demon's Souls and Bloodborne in there as well. Dying over and over? That's child's play, but figuring out the bosses attack patterns, toppling PVP invaders and not going completely insane while doing it. Now that is a challenge, one I can't wait for.
Dark Souls 3 releases on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on April 12 2016.
And it looks like that plan is working!
As a fan of the original Deus Ex titles, I fully enjoyed Human Revolution due to the shear amount of options and play-styles that game presented. And now Deus Ex: Mankind Divided looks to keep the momentum going, based on all the footage and talk surrounding the game. It's even gotten it's developer, Eidos Montreal, to but a huge delay on the title so they can make it as good.. scratch that, even better than its prequel. And it better be, because unlike Jensen, I totally asked for this!
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided releases in August 2016 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
After playing Persona 4 Dancing All Night, I can't wait to see the god figure we face next! Cmon ATLUS! Give us some more information please!
Persona 5 was originally set for a 2015 release date, however has been delayed to an TBA Summer 2016 release date.
Final Fantasy XV is supposed to be arriving on PS4 and Xbox One sometime in 2016.
Resident Evil Origins releases on January 19 2015 for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Project Setsuna is slated for a 2016 release for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita.
Horizon Zero Dawn is expected to release sometime in 2016.