Most Anticipated Video Games Of 2015
Every year, the market is hit by hundreds of new video games. Some are released by well-known gaming developers, while others are sequels to previous hits; there’s also a third category available – video games created by unknown developers, and believe it or not, some have the highest chances of hitting the jackpot this year. Here are a few of the most anticipated games arriving this 2015.
Bloodborne is exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and is a classic action–RPG-horror. It is set in an ancient Victorian style city with many deranged beasts lurking in the shadows. If that wasn’t enough, the plague is trying to kill you off, so do you have what it takes to survive? The developers of Bloodborne brought out the very successful ‘Dark Souls II’ last year. Although Bloodborne is not a sequel, it does have some similarities. Designed around PS 4’s new capabilities, From Software has planned the release of this game for March 25.
Dying Light comes from Warner Bros and it is an open world survival horror. The game is set amidst the end of the world, in a zombie scenario. You will need to outrun and outwit the zombies, as well as use parkour moves to fight back. The game is split into day and night, the daytime involves you completing an assortment of challenges and scavenging to keep your energy levels up; the night is when the zombies are most active – they become athletic, fast and aggressive – testing you to the limit.
Inside is the latest offering from Playdead Studio. As opposite to the develper’s other famous game releases, this one promises to be different and incredibly entertaining. You star as a young boy, struggling to survive in a society where the majority of people have been turned into automatons. You still have control of your mind. Inside is in 2D and is similar in style to last year’s offering: Limbo, although there is more colour. Whilst the game will be released during 2015, we don’t have an official date yet.
The Order: 1886
The Order is a Sony production which should have hit the shops last year. It is a supernatural shooter / adventure style game set in Victorian London; although in this alternate version of history London has Zeppelins, monorails and wireless communication is the norm. The player is a descendent of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table and your role is to continue the ongoing battle against the half men, half beasts which are trying to destroy humanity. There are tensions between lower classes and the wealthy, which you will need to be wary of. You are, however, equipped with the latest in high tech weaponry. The game is exclusive to PlayStation 4 and has been designed, successfully, to have a cinematic feel.
Splatoon will initially be limited to the Wii U and it is a third person shooter. However, this is Nintendo so your ammo is ink and the target audience is definitely the youngest generation. If linked to the web, the game has team based play with four playing against four. Local play limits to one-on-one battles. The characters are called inklings and can change between human and squid like forms; in the human form players use something akin to a giant super soaker to paint the screen in your own colours – the goal being to achieve this before the other team. In squid mode you are able to swim through your own colour – this allows players to hide and recharge. There’s also an option to play in single player mode, where you will need to defeat the Octopus!
This is the guest post by Jason Phillips and Hidden Object Games 365!