The holiday season is fast approaching. Whether you're buying gifts for your kids, significant other, or just treating yourself, don't worry! We've organised some of the biggest upcoming releases into one handy article, so you can decide where to best spend your money.
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Note: While this list is intended to be as comprehensive as possible, it is difficult to cover everything, especially with the growing prominence of downloadable and indie games. The dates of some releases can also shift around. If you notice anything that's missing, please let us know in the comments, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
PS4, Xbox One, PC
The Dwarves is a fantasy role-playing game with a strong story and tactically challenging real-time battles. 15 playable heroes, each with individual skills, are to be deployed cleverly. Take on superior numbers of orcs, ogres, älfs, bögnilim, zombies, dark mages and many more foes, to give them the low-down. Based on the bestselling novel “The Dwarves” by Markus Heitz you’ll experience a fascinating tale revolving around the coolest fantasy race ever: The Dwarves!
PS4, Xbox One
Featuring the hottest hits from the world’s biggest artists, from across five decades including original recordings from artists including David Bowie, Coldplay, Sia and Britney Spears along with their official HD music videos. We Sing brings the award winning party experience, direct to the comfort of your living room. Sing together or sing-off against up to 8 friends at the same time, or go solo to top the online leaderboards and become the star you were born to be!
PS4, Xbox One, PC
A massive open-world, action-sports mountain playground! Ride a massive open world of the Alps and Alaska, where the powder is always fresh and the run never ends.Defy and master the world’s most epic mountains on skis, wingsuit, snowboard, and in paraglide. Go solo or drop in side by side with other players. Record and share the most insane stunts ever captured, then challenge the world to beat your best tricks, ride your custom lines, and relive your most epic wipeouts. The mountain is yours to explore. So strap in, suit up, and drop in.
PS4, Xbox One
From the pinball wizards at Zen Studios comes Marvel Pinball: Epic Collection Vol. 1, a thrilling collection that bundles together ten classic Marvel pinball tables based on some of the greatest heroes and storylines in the Marvel universe! Swing through the streets of New York City with Spider-Man, shrink to gigantically tiny proportions in the Ant-Man table, become the Daywalker to combat the nefarious vampire forces in Blade, and choose your side in an epic showdown in the Civil War table, and many more! Each table has been lovingly crafted by the Zen team to feature fantastic details pulled from the original comics.
Making courses is easy. Players use the touch screen to easily drag and drop elements they want in their levels. Place blocks, pipes, lifts and enemies anywhere and play through the level. Want a Goomba to wear a Piranha Plant on its head, build a tower 10 Goombas tall or make a Piranha Plant fly by giving it wings?
Shadow Tactics is a hardcore tactical stealth game set in Japan around the Edo period. A new Shogun seizes power over Japan and enforces nationwide peace. In his battle against conspiracy and rebellion, he recruits five specialists with extraordinary skills for assassination, sabotage and espionage.
Grab a helmet, polish your lucky bat, lace up your kicks, and sharpen your skates as you step out of the tunnel and onto the gridiron, ballpark, hardwood, and ice as an elite athlete in VR Sports Challenge. Live the mythical moments from your favorite sports that you've only dreamed about: call the plays and drive your team to the end zone as an all-pro quarterback, knock the ball out of the park as long ball slugger, drain threes from around the horn as a hot handed shooter, and lock down victory on the ice as an impenetrable goalie.
Xbox One, PC
It’s the holiday season in Willamette, Colorado and a mysterious outbreak has overrun the Willamette Memorial Megaplex Mall and surrounding town with dangerous and deadly predators. Join Frank West as you explore a vast, open world sandbox filled with dangerous new zombies and a million ways to kill them as you seek to uncover the truth behind the outbreak – or die trying.
Learn the secret art of spellcasting. Veteran developer Insomniac Games presents The Unspoken—an Oculus Touch‐enabled VR action game that pulls players into a hidden world of spellcasting and magicians’ duels. Manipulate the environment around you with the powerful arcane forces that flow through your fingertips, summon unfathomable monstrosities with your bare hands, and rise up through the ranks of an urban magic fight club.
Werewolves Within is a fast-paced game of hidden roles and social deduction for five to eight players. In one game, you might be a villager trying their hardest to cleanse the town of werewolves, while minutes later you could be the werewolf, lying and betraying friends in order to survive the vote.
The Last Guardian is the latest work of the game designer, Fumito Ueda, who has created the beloved and award-winning titles ICO and Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 2 system. It is an action-adventure game where the player will take on the role of a young boy who goes on a journey along with a mysterious and gigantic creature, Trico, feared as a man-eating beast. The two will adventure through treacherous ancient ruins and gradually deepen the bond between each other, facing many difficulties on the way.
PS4, Xbox One, PC
Don Bradman Cricket 17 features a new lighting system that creates the most true-to-life characters yet, photo realistic skin tones, and 30 per cent more controls than in the predecessor for gamers to further refine their players. For the first time, gamers will be able to give their players tattoos enabling them to recreate their cricketing heroes and local club into the game with complete precision for the first time. Importing cricket players from the previous Don Bradman Cricket title also allows a seamless transition to the new Don Bradman Cricket 17 game for veterans making the upgrade.
Mario constantly runs forward while you time your taps to pull off stylish jumps and moves to gather coins and reach the goal!