Publisher: Warner Bros.
Release date: January 30 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Zombies and parkour – two things gamers just don’t seem to be able to get enough of. Dying Light finally goes the step further and bring us an open world filled with zombies for the player to jump. climb, slide and free-run through. And when the sun comes down, we’ll face the unthinkable – parkouring zombies. Well, maybe not parkouring, but they will be climbing and running after you, no matter where to go. It may not a be a good night, but to us it definitely sounds like a good time.
Developer: From Software
Release date: March 25 (PlayStation 4)
Spicing things us, Bloodborne takes the Souls formula a step further. No more walking around with your shield up – from now on you’ll get in enemies’ face in a battle system that promise to challenge you every time. Focusing on attack instead of defense, an ever-changing game world (to a degree) and dual-purpose weapons, Bloodborne seems to be the refreshing experience we all want from Hidetaka Miyazaki. A fast paced Souls game seems just the right cure for the infested city of Yharnam.
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
Developer: Dennaton Games
Publisher: Devolver Digital
Release date: Q1 2015 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PC)
We’ve been waiting for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number to call for over a year now, and we are still waiting. The sequel to the incredibly violent original Hotline Miami was supposed to be released in 2014, and was even one of our most anticipated games of that year. Unfortunately, it was pushed back to 2015, so this year we’ll once again don an animal mask and wreak havoc on the criminal world. And once we’re finished with that, we can continue to one of the other story lines and characters, like the Pig Butcher serial killer or a police detective with a big shotgun.
Developer: Remedy Entertainment
Release date: Q1 2015 (Xbox One)
When it comes to great action games with intense atmosphere and silly-named protagonists, you can’t beat Remedy Entertainment. The studio’s latest title, Quantum Break, returns to the realm of bullets and time-manipulation we’re familiar with from Max Payne, but keeps the mystery and intrigue of Alan Wake. We’ll play as both Jake Joyce and Beth Wilder, two survivors of a time travel experiment gone wrong who gained the ability to control time. Knowing Remedy and its head writer Sam Lake, we’ll get plenty of opportunities to use these powers in very cool ways, probably while flying throw the air with a gun in each hand.
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Release date: TBA 2015 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Hellraid is not your typical first-person shooter. First of all, it’s not even a shooter; it’s more of a slicer-basher-chopper. It is basically a game where you fight skeletons, demons and other evil creatures using medieval weaponry and magic spells – all in first person. It’s reminiscent of old-school FPSs like Hexen or Heretic, but with four-player co-op and Nolan North. Plus, this is a game by Techland, the same people who gave us the incredibly fun zombie-basher Dead Island, so they know what they are doing when it comes to first-person melee combat.
Developer: Platinum Games
Release date: TBA (Xbox One)
We don’t know much about Scalebound, but what little we do know is enough to get us shivering with anticipation. This is a game staring a sword-wielding protagonist with white hair and a “too cool for school” attitude. Scalebound is also being developed by Platinum Games, the same studio behind the excellent Bayonetta and Vanquish that houses talents like Hideki Kamiya and Shinji Mikami. We’re just going to come out and say it: Scalebound is Devil May Cry with dragons. Or at least we hope so.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.