Shadow of the Colossus (February 6)
Look, there’s not much we have to say about this one. The game’s original launch was over a decade ago, but its legacy has permeated throughout the industry ever since. A masterpiece of storytelling framed in an epic adventure, Shadow of the Colossus should be firmly planted on every PlayStation 4 owner’s radar even if he or she has already played it because the game that vaulted the “are games art?” conversation to new heights should not be ignored.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (March 23)
Level-5 and Miyazaki are at it again, as Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is shaping up to be a whimsical yet deep role-playing experience just like its predecessor. A new kingdom builder mode will let players develop their own kingdoms, while the normal battle mode will be complemented by a brand new “Skirmish” mode. The game’s recent delay from January to March makes us sad, but it’ll still make the first quarter of 2018 as it stands so we won’t have to wait too long.
Far Cry 5 (March 27)
Far Cry has grown into a top Ubisoft franchise by creating interesting and thought-provoking worlds based on real-life locales, and Far Cry 5 is no different. In fact, the controversy surrounding Far Cry 5’s Montana setting and ultra-religious cult subject matter only makes the game more intriguing. Everything we’ve seen of it makes us want to jump in and find out what this Project at Eden’s Gate, particularly its leader Joseph Seed, is all about. The only problem we can foresee is that this game may hit a little too close to home given the current political climate in America. We really cannot wait to jump into Far Cry 5’s take on rural America… we just wish the release date would stop getting further away.
God of War (Q1)
Since E3 2016 we have waited for Kratos’ return while seeing trailer after trailer highlight the shift to third-person, the relationship between father Kratos and son Atreus, and the Norse mythology teeming through every little detail. The end of the wait seems nigh, however, as a few leaked release dates peg this new God of War‘s release in late March. We’ll finally be able to explore this open Norse world filled with secrets. We’ll finally be able to meet Jormundgandr the giant serpent, fight that massive troll from the first trailer, and figure out why Kratos must deliver this boy… wherever he has to deliver him. There’s a lot of questions surrounding this new God of War, and they only make the wait more agonizing.
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