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Anticipation Is High For 2015

As the new year rolls out we most often will be looking at the best games of the year. But it’s also a great time to think about what new stuff we should be getting hyped for in the new year. What magical improvements, what stunning additions, creative games and breath-taking gameplay…I hope. So what can we look forward to next year?

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Xenoblade Chronicles X

Didn’t get enough of Xenoblade Chronicles the first time around? You greedy sausage. Well here’s the sequel that promises more strange British voice acting and great turn based gameplay. And for those of you who didn’t get around to playing the first game…there’s always the re-release on the new 3DS coming up…I’m just sayin’

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Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

“A Thief’s End?” Well that doesn’t sound too good now does it. Uncharted 4 apparently comes packed complete with a guaranteed 60 fps on consoles as well as PCs. Take note developers. The new addition in the hit franchise by Naughty Dog should see our hero Nathan Drake coming to some sort of end? Well I’m sure he’ll be fine. You can expect more of the good old Uncharted action in the sequel, and there’s always the HD trailer to really get your fanboy/girl juices flowing.

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Firefly Online

While Firefly Online isn’t exactly a big hitter on anyone’s list for 2015, it certainly is a speck of hope for Firefly fans (like myself) desperately clinging onto the franchise that died too young. The new strategy-based MMORPG sees players taking on the role of captain on their own ship. I doubt it will be as immersive as EVE Online but when you’re pulling off jobs as your very own incarnation of Malcolm Reynolds; who needs it to be?

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Pokken Tournament

Bringing together the button mashing of Tekken with the oversexed franchise of Pokemon? How can this possibly go wrong? Since it was announced the game has brought a shine to the eyes of Pokemon and fighting game players around the world. While there is no word of a release outside of Japan, the prospect of a true Pokemon fighting game, button mashing and all, has had many hands twitching.

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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

We all felt just a little teased after Ground Zeroes, learning it was a glorified trailer/preview to Phantom Pain made to excite and entice us. The strange thing is it worked. While Ground Zeroes was a short experience, it was still a great experience and introduced a new generation to Metal Gear while giving the old fans something they could sink their teeth into, if only as a light snack before dinner. If Phantom Pain can deliver a full length game equivalent of the Ground Zeroes then count me in.

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Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number

The sequel to the violent top down game is back again, you’ll scream bloody murder while you…well, bloody murder. The game honestly looks quite similar to the first from the gameplay trailers, but heck, “don’t fix what ain’t broken” Many of us are sitting and waiting on the side lines for some of that fast reaction based carnage and mayhem and it should be sweet.

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Bravely Second

Final Fan-I mean Bravely Default was a wonderful addition to our JRPG collection in 2013/2014. The new Bravely Second should be no different. Proving that Japan still has its mojo, Bravely Default had us sink our time into our little 3DS screens and still be left wanting more; and more is what they gave us. With a cast of new characters and returning characters, Bravely Second looks to be another glorious addition to the series.

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Mortal Kombat X

Who doesn’t like ripping out the beating heart of your opponent, tossing it in the air and feeding it to their lifeless severed head? Nobody. For everyone else there is the new iteration in the Mortal Kombat series, aptly named Mortal Kombat X (meaning 10) where you can happily kick, slice and stab your way to bloody glory, while your friend throws their controller, or yours, across the room in anger.

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Persona 5

After years of Persona 4 and Persona 3 spin offs, ports, golden editions and now… a dancing game…*shudder* I think it’s time for a breath of fresh air. Persona 5, set to release toward the end of 2015 in Japan as well as everywhere else, is sure to keep you building up those social links while ironically shutting yourself off from your friends and family.

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

[Witcher 3: Wild Hunt] After being blown out of my computer chair by Witcher 2, it’s only fitting I strap myself in thoroughly for the Wild Hunt that is Witcher 3. The game, pushed to a spring release in 2015, is looking to be one of the hardest hitting titles of 2015.

 



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