Dead Rising 4 is an upcoming zombie brawler developed by Capcom and published by Microsoft for Xbox One and Windows 10. Set in an open world, the game once again stars the badass photojournalist Frank West. It picks up a year after the events in Dead Rising 3, and also takes place in Willamette, Colorado during the holiday season.
The game is said to have a huge array of weapons and vehicles to combat the horde with. New features include a larger, seamless 4-player co-op, new and more dangerous types of zombies, and powered exosuits which allow Frank to deliver devastating melee attacks.
The Last Guardian is a fantasy action-adventure game with puzzle elements developed by genDESIGN and SIE Japan Studio. Its director and designer is Fumito Ueda, who is known for his work on Ico and Shadow of the Colossus. The Last Guardian is said to be heavily influenced by these two titles in terms of style and gameplay elements.
The game follows a young boy who befriends a huge winged beast called Trico. The two work together to escape a giant castle where they’re both held prisoner. The players will have to take care of Trico and also use him to complete puzzles. For example, they might throw a barrel to gain Trico’s attention and make him move to a specific location.
- Release date
Sep 13, 2016
NASCAR Heat Evolution is a racing game developed by Monster Games and published by Dusenberry Martin Racing (DMR) for current-gen consoles and Windows. It includes all 23 tracks from the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, as well as 43 drivers from the most popular race teams. The game features a dynamic AI system which adjusts to the player’s skill level. There are several game modes: Race, Season, Chase, Career, Online, and Challenges. In the latter, the player can try to surpass a real-world NASCAR record.
The game’s cover athlete is Carl Edwards of Joe Gibbs Racing, who earned the spotlight by being the first Toyota driver to cross the finish line in the 2016 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. DMR is also working with Toyota in regards to in-game branding.
- Release date
Sep 20, 2016
Rise of Iron is the fourth expansion to online shooter Destiny, which brings a story campaign set within a new location on Earth called The Plaguelands. The expansion also features a new Strike and Raid, new Crucible mode and maps, new gear, and an additional enemy faction, the Fallen.
Destiny: Rise of Iron is the first expansion to only support the current-gen consoles. Starting with August 16, Destiny will no longer receive any major updates on PS3 and Xbox 360, and player progression will be separated from Xbox One and PS4 platforms. The upcoming expansion costs $30 and requires that the player own the base game as well as The Taken King DLC.
World of Final Fantasy is a role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for PlayStation 4 and Vita, with cross-save enabled between the two systems. It follows twin siblings Lann and Reyne who journey through the world of Grymoire on a quest to recover their lost memories.
The game is said to be more accessible to younger players, and features stylized “chibi” characters and monsters. The battles use the ATB system that Final Fantasy players will be familiar with, but there’s also an added strategic element of stacking monsters on top of each other to create powerful monster towers.
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI is an upcoming installment in Firaxis’ highly popular turn-based strategy game series. It uses the same hexagonal grid as its predecessor and brings back many mechanics introduced in Civ 5’s two expansions such as religion, trade routes, archaeology, and tourism.
The numerous changes brought by Civ 6 include multiple-tile cities with districts in which improvements are built, the ability to group certain units together (such as a warrior with a settler), active technology research that rewards exploration, and more. Some of these improvements should make the game less tedious: for example, workers are replaced by builders, which create improvements instantly, but have a limited number of charges and disband upon finishing their tasks.
Xenoverse 2 is an upcoming Dragon Ball game developed by Dimps and published by Bandai. Much like its predecessor, it combines action, fighting, and RPG elements, and features an online hub where players can shop, fight, and undertake quests. The new hub, Conton City, is now seven times larger and supports up to 300 players on the same server. Players can get around using hover boards, and it is also possible to fly in certain areas after acquiring the ability to do so.
Plot-wise, the sequel takes place two years after the events of the first Xenoverse. Player joins the Time Patrol as a fresh recruit and fights to prevent villains from altering the Dragon Ball history. This time they also get to jump back in time to infiltrate Frieza’s army and even try to become the Cosmic Emperor.