The current year of 2017 serves as one of the most exciting years for gaming since 1985. Old favorites are coming back and the newest franchises are gaining a foothold on the industry. Let’s therefore take a look at what’s in store for us this year as far as video games are concerned.
1. Destiny 2
The sequel to the 2014 Triple-A title by Bungie has finally arrived. Will it be able to make up for the disappointments in story telling and content that the original Destiny failed to deliver? Destiny 2 is currently a few months away from release. Recently, a public beta has been offered to eager players to try out some of its new content (while giving their servers a stress test of sorts). All beta releases is expected to end on July 23. Destiny 1 has you slog through every raid. Destiny 2 starts on the established rolling basis.
The story of the mission has you pitted against the Cabal’s “Red Legion” that’s there to capture “The Traveler” while attempting to survive themselves. You have two modes of play in PvP. The first is the original Destiny controls on the map of the Endless Vale. There’s also the Countdown Mode that allows you to attack and defend instead of just traditional FPS shooter shenanigans. You can also do a three-player cooperative strike known as “The Inverted Spire” that involves and Red-Legion-Awakened Vex.
2.Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite:
Technically, this is the fourth installment of the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise, but it’s actually something that started back in X-Men vs. Street Fighter, so it’s instead the sixth main entry in Capcom’s Versus Series (not counting Tatsunoko vs. Capcom or the SNK vs. Capcom series). The main change that Marvel vs. Capcom 4 has over its previous incarnation is switching back to the two-on-two tag system. Back in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, it instead went with a three-on-three format.
As always, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite features a robust lineup that not coincidentally contains recently popularized comic characters thanks to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as new never-before-included characters from Capcom franchises mixed with old faves. These include Zero, Strider Hiryu, Sigma, Ryu, Nathan Spencer, Morrigan Aensland, Mega Man X, Jedah Dohma, Dante, Chun-Li, Chris Redfield, Arthur, Thor, Rocket Raccoon, Nova, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Gamora, Doctor Strange, Captain Marvel, Captain America, Black Panther, and Thanos.
3. Days Gone
In an industry full of sequels and rehashes, one game promises to deliver original content. In this game, you’re Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter fighting within an open-world action-adventure game in order to survive. Unlike Marvel vs. Capcom with an ongoing character release schedule, the release date of Days Gone is yet to be revealed. Published by Sony Interactive Entertainment America, it’s a title with a mature twist on the open sandbox adventure genre.
The main appeals of Days Gone are its open world and brutal sandbox combat. The open world is rendered beautifully with the power of Unreal Engine 4 and the PlayStation 4. This new property also takes advantage of current tech that allows you to brutally play, strategize, and explore your way so that you’re not stuck on a linear path. This is tied together by a plot involving survivors and questions about the human soul through concepts like love, hope, regret, brotherhood, friendship, betrayal, madness, loss, and desperation.