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2017: A Year in Preview

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With a new year rolling around it is time to look ahead and salivate at what the gaming world has to offer for the next 12 months. 


We've narrowed down what we can into months and quarters to make it a bit easier but as we all know changes may happen at any time, if there is any big announcements the plan is to keep this list updated throughout the year.
We've kept it to Console releases at the moment so as to not create a huge list with PC and early release/different release times.

Another note is the Nintendo Switch, more details will be released later this month along with what we suspect will be some game confirmations and timing details, keep an eye out for that.  

January

There is no mistaking the most anticipated to kick off the year is Resident Evil 7, also available on PSVR (no thank you!) Kingdom Hearts gets closer to that magical number 3 and Gravity Rush 2 will have us inspired once again. Let's not forget The Flame in the Flood finally makes its way to the PS4.

·         Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone (PS4)
·         Rise & Shine (Xbox One)
·         Pit People (Xbox One) 
·         Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (PS4, Vita) 
·         Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
·         Tales of Berseria (PS4)
·         The Flame in the Flood (PS4) 
·         Resident Evil 7 (PS4, PSVR, Xbox One)
·         Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
·         Double Dragon 4 (PS4)
·         Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS4, Vita)
·         Divide (PS4) 
·         Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sabotage DLC (PS4) (30 days early)
·         Hitman: The Complete First Season (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Yakuza 0 (PS4)


February

Oh February, why do you hate my wallet so, blockbuster after blockbuster, where do you really start. Ubisoft is taking us back to the time of Vikings, Knights and the Samurai with For Honour, Halo gets another chapter in Halo Wars 2 and Horizon Zero Dawn in all its beauty will take your breath away. If there isn't something this month for you to love you're a hard one to crack. 
   
·         Nioh (PS4)
·         For Honor (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Sniper Elite 4 (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One) 
·         Lego Worlds (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Ys Origin (PS4, Vita) 
·         Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
·         Torment: Tides of Numenera (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Aaero (PS4, Xbox One)


March

What do we say about March? Nintendo looks to be releasing the Switch after a bit of a sneak peek last year, the trekie in me is aching for Star Trek: Bridge Crew, Mass Effect has people chewing nails waiting for it, but the big one for me, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, more on that in the show! 

·         Ghost Recon: Wildlands (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Nier: Automata (PS4)
·         Star Trek: Bridge Crew (PSVR) 
·         Danganronpa 1&2 Reload (PS4) 
·         Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Troll and I (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Dreamfall Chapters (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix (PS4) 
·         MLB The Show 17 (PS4)
·         Nintendo Switch console launch – March
·         Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (Xbox One)



Q1 / early 2017

The first quarter of 2017 is rounded up with a list of fantastic titles. Keep an eye out for South Park, The Fall Part 2, The Division's final DLC for year one and of course Tekken 7. A bit of a sleeper I am calling will make a big splash is Blackwood Crossing, been following this one for a while now.  

·         Outlast 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
·         South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         The Fall Part 2: Unbound (PS4)
·         Syberia 3 (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Styx: Shards of Darkness (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Everspace – full release (Xbox One)
·         The Wild Eight (Xbox One)
·         Faeria (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Black the Fall (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Neuro Voider (PS4, Xbox One)
·         The Division: DLC 3 Last Stand (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Shadow Warrior 2 (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Verdun – (Xbox One)
·         Strafe (PS4) 
·         Victor Vran (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Tekken 7 (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         The Church in the Darkness (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Vikings – Wolves of Midgard (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Blackwood Crossing (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Hand of Fate 2 (PS4) 
·         Megaton Rainfall (PS4, PSVR) 
·         Old Time Hockey (PS4, Xbox One)



April

April is the start of the yearly "slow season" when talking about gaming releases, while in the past few years it has brought us a couple of Game of the Year awards this year is not shaping up as highly.

·         Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Persona 5 (PS4)
·         Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Yooka-Laylee (PS4, Xbox One)
·         SUDA51’s The Silver Case remaster (PS4)
·         Dragon Quest Heroes 2 (PS4)

Q2 / Autumn 2017

Q2 is definitely the "quiet" period in the gaming calendar. E3 is coming up and everyone is gearing up for the next big thing. But a little gem in Little Nightmares from Bandai Namco is awaiting, be sure to keep an eye out for more information as we can get a hold of it. 

·         Conan Exiles – Xbox Game Preview (Xbox One)
·         Lego City Undercover (PS4, Switch, Xbox One) 
·         Little Nightmares (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Get Even (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Sonic Mania (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         What Remains of Edith Finch (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Toukiden 2 (PS4) 
·         Rime (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) 
·         Final Fantasy 14: Stormblood (PS4) 
·         Cuphead (Xbox One) 
·         Celeste (PS4) 
·         Agony (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Gas Guzzlers Extreme – (PS4)
·         Elite: Dangerous – (PS4)
·         Valkyria Revolution – (PS4, Vita, Xbox One) 
·         Yonder: The Cloud Catcher Chronicles – (PS4) 
·         Fallen Legion – (PS4, Vita) 

The rest of 2017




The rest of the year, take these with a grain of salt, the only one I am saying is a definite though is Red Dead Redemption 2, (people will riot with a delay) while I am not happy with the name, or the perceived story I am exciting to be heading into the west again. Check out our show for more info on this one. 

·         Wipeout Omega Collection (PS4) 
·         Yakuza Kiwami (PS4) 
·         Berserk (Omega Force IP) (PS4, Vita) 
·         Project Sonic (PS4, Switch) 
·         Rock of Ages 2 – (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (PS4, Xbox One) 
·         Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite – (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Scalebound (Xbox One)
·         Ace Combat 7 (PS4, PSVR) 
·         Sea of Thieves (Xbox One)
·         Agents of Mayhem (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
·         Detroit: Become Human (PS4)
·         Call of Cthulhu: The Official Video Game (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy (1-3 remasters) (PS4)
·         Overkill’s The Walking Dead (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Knack 2 (PS4)
·         Hellblade (PS4)
·         Farpoint – (PSVR)
·         Hob (PS4)
·         Neopolis (PS4)
·         Vane (PS4)
·         PaRappa the Rapper Remastered (PS4)
·         LocoRoco Remastered (PS4)
·         Patapon Remastered (PS4)
·         Nex Machina (PS4)
·         Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (PS4)
·         Dreadnought (PS4)
·         Full Throttle Remastered (PS4)
·         Absolver (PS4)
·         Move or Die (PS4)
·         Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Uncharted 4 standalone DLC) (PS4)
·         Windjammers (PS4, Vita)
·         Omen of Sorrow (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Games of Glory (PS4)
·         Polybius (PS VR)
·         Below (Xbox One)
·         Space Hulk: Deathwing (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Surf World Series (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Nidhogg 2 (PS4)
·         Dino Frontier (PS VR)
·         Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony (PS4, Vita)
·         Osiris: New Dawn (PS4, Xbox One)
·         State of Decay 2 (Xbox One)
·         Lady Layton: The Millionaire Ariadone’s Conspiracy (3DS)
·         Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)
·         Pyre (PS4)
·         Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age (PS4)
·         Need for Speed title (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Rain World (PS4)
·         Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Red Dead Redemption 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Seasons of Heaven (Switch)
·         Fe (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Days Gone (PS4)
·         Injustice 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Phantom Dust Remaster (Xbox One)
·         Tokyo 42 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
·         The Last of Us Part 2 (PS4)
·         Death Stranding (PS4)
·         God of War (PS4)
·         Spider-Man  (PS4)
·         Metal Gear Survive (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Quake Champions (??????)
·         Vampyr (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Raiders of the Broken Planet (PS4)
·         Prey (PS4, Xbox One)
·         Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PS4)
·         Sundered (PS4)
·         The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U, Switch)

So that's it. A nice little run down of the majority of confirmed and possible releases for 2017. You'll see this post pop up from time to time throughout the year as better information comes to hand and hopefully there will be a few more video's over on our Youtube page to help you get hyped for your next big hit. 

Pat (Snoogan512/Snoogs)

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