More than a handful of high profile titles will be released this year. Let’s take a look at five sequels that will be sure to make huge waves one everyone’s radar in 2017.
The God of War series has been a dominate force in the action adventure genre since 2005. PlayStation fans have followed Kratos from the depths of Hades to the peaks of Mt. Olympus fighting beasts and greek gods across multiple consoles. God of War 3 marked the end of Kratos’s long journey of revenge but left some hope for a possible sequel. So it should come as no surprise that a new Sony console will see a new God of War. This time we get to experience a more rugged Kratos in the world of Norse mythology. Although the setting is unfamiliar the gameplay trailer from last year’s E3 shows Kratos fighting in familiar fashion and accompanied by a young companion.
Mass Effect 3 was a great wrap up to the ME trilogy but had an ending that was quite controversial. Andromeda will take us on a new adventure in our neighboring galaxy, leaving the legacy of Captain Shepard in the Milky Way. Based on the gameplay trailer that was released just before the end of 2016 we can expect combat that is similar to previous ME games but also combat that looks more engaging with new weapons and abilities. With new characters, worlds, and new threats to mankind Mass Effect: Andromeda should be a refreshing journey into space for veterans of the series and newcomers alike.
For better or worse the last two numbered Resident Evil games have been interesting spins on the traditional survival horror genre. Most would say they were action survival games more so than survival horror. The new Resident Evil 7 looks as though it will return to the series’ roots by doing away with action movie set pieces and focusing on more intimate moments with players. There is a demo available now that anyone who has even the slightest interest in the game should check out. The final version of the game, and its demo, features PlayStation VR support. Resident Evil 7 is released later this month so we won’t have to wait long to get our hands on the latest installment.
Fans have been wanting a true sequel to Kingdom Hearts 2 for more than ten years now. Plenty of titles have carried the Kingdom Hearts moniker but delved deeper into the lore of the universe instead of continuing the journey of Sora, the franchises main protagonist. Even though it has been more than a year since we’ve received any major updates on the games progress we should expect a release date soon. However, don’t be surprised if a release date is announced for 2018 while Square Enix works to crank out Kingdom Hearts 2.8, 1.5, and 2.5 respectively. Disney movies Tangled and Big Hero 6 have been announced as played world’s within Kingdom Hearts 3.
The sequel fans have wanted but never got has finally come into fruition. The original Red Dead Redemption was met with critical and commercial success. Rockstar Games briefly teased us by posting suspicious image on their Twitter page before confirming the existence of Red Dead Redemption along with a short trailer showcasing a vast explorable environment. An environment that is promised to “provide the foundation for a brand new multiplayer experience.” If the online portion of Red Dead is anything like Grand Theft Auto Online then fans should be very excited about what is to come.
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