Batman: Arkham Knight
Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Release date: June 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
The Batman Akrham series left its mark on the gaming world with Rocksteady Studios’ amazing Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. The previous game in the series, Arkham Origin, didn’t live up to its predecessors mainly because its developer, Warner Bros. Montreal, failed to innovate. But with Batman: Arkham Knight, Rocksteady once again takes the wheel and hands us the keys to the Batmobile itself. There’s also this mysterious new villain called The Arkham Knight for the Bat to beat to a pulp.
Assassin’s Creed Victory
Developer: Ubisoft Quebec
Release date: Q4 2015 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
After a less-than-impressive first step unto the new generation consoles, Ubisoft has a lot to prove. With a new 19th century setting and a new protagonist, Assassin’s Creed Victory (with V being the roman numeral for 5) moves from the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution. We don’t know more than what a few leaked photos tell us, but we’re eager to see if Ubisoft has learned its lessons, or is ACV doomed to repeat Unity’s mistakes. We also can’t wait to take a leap of faith from the top of Big Ben.
Just Cause 3
Developer: Avalanche Studios
Publisher: Square Enix
Release date: TBA 2015 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
Avalanche Studios’ massive island playground is back for a third installment. With more explosions, gadgets, dangerous stunts and overall chaos, Just Cause 3 is setting up to be the year’s ultimate open-world experience. We are somewhat disappointed multiplayer won’t be part of the game at launch, but with so much to destroy in the single-player campaign we’re pretty sure we won’t even notice. I mean, just look at the picture above: protagonist Rico Rodriguez and a poor unsuspecting evil soldier are strapped to a gas canister as it is flying throw the air. That’s one of the most basic stunts in the Just Cause physics-defining universe, so just imagine the possibilities!
Metal Gear Solid V: Phantom Pain
Developer: Kojima Productions
Release date: TBA 2015 (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC)
The Phantom Pain, the latest (and according to Hideo Kojima – the last) installment in the Metal Gear franchise aims to break the mold with a game world 200 times bigger than that of Ground Zero, a non-linear mission and level structure, a fully upgradeable base customized to suit your own preferences and, for the first time in the series, a multiplayer mode. With all of the above, as well as Kojima’s promise for a more mature Metal Gear experience, you can easily see why we’re so excited for it.
No Man’s Sky
Developer: Hello Games
Publisher: Hello Games
Release date: TBA 2015 (PlayStation 4, PC)
No Man’s Sky has a lot going for it, but mainly we’re excited about the outrageous number of procedurally generated planets to explore, with seamless transition between ground and space traversal. That’s right – you’ll be able to explore deep oceans, hunt down unique lifeforms (some of which look like dinosaurs!) and fight in space battles. All while exploring and discovering new places where no man has gone before. This is one of the most ambitious games we ever laid eyes on, indie title of not, and you should definitely join us in our space travels when No Man’s Sky comes out.
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Release date: TBA 2015 (Xbox One, Xbox 360)
After the successful reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise in 2013, the young (and slightly traumatized) Lara Croft is ready for her second outing. And so are we. When we last left her, Lara was on the right path to becoming the legendary video game icon we all grow up playing, and Rise of the Tomb Raider should let us take her all the way there. Crystal Dynamics are keeping a closed lid on the game for, but we are hoping to see more of it at this year’s E3, and get it on our Xbox One by holiday season.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Developer: Naughty Dog
Release date: TBA 2015 (PlayStation 4)
Drake is back, and he is not alone. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be bigger and more open than previous titles in the series, and will feature the voice talents of both Nolan North as Nathan Drake and Troy Baker as Nathan’s brother. I don’t know about you, but that alone is enough to make us giddy as school children. Of course we’ll still have all that Uncharted climbing, shooting and wise-cracking we know and love, plus a little bit more diversity in combat, which never hurts.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.