The Most Anticipated Games of 2015

By Grant Bickelhaupt and Wolff Vorhoff

We will remember 2014 as a good year for gaming, bar some Triple A titles with disastrous releases. However is not the time to look back but to look forward at the year of great games.

We’ve already given you our top games of 2014 and with 2015 comes a whole new world of games. Open world games are driving the year, the RTS genre is getting some new life, there’s a game about driving trucks through America, and you’ll finally get the chance to live out your lifelong fantasy of being a space janitor. Here’s our recommended games of 2015, divided into genres, polished off by our wishful thoughts of what’s to come.

Action RPG

Bloodborne: The veil has been lifted on what Hidetaki Miyazaki’s has been working on since the original Dark Souls.

Bloodborne

Developer: From Software
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, SCE Japan Studio
Expected release: March 24
The veil has been lifted on what Hidetaki Miyazaki’s has been working on since the original Dark Souls. Respecting originality and pushing new game experiences, “Bloodborne” will focus less on a defensive and patient playstyle that is necessary to survive Dark Souls, but instead a fast-paced offensive and crowd-control focused gameplay. Fear not gluttons of difficulty, “Bloodborne” will be maintaining the Souls series’ image of difficulty.

Witcher 3, promises to offer an open world experience like Skyrim, but in a far more diverse array of landscapes.

Witcher 3

Developer: CD Projekt RED
Publisher: Bandai Namco Games, WB Games cdp.pl, 1C Company, Spike Chunsoft, Megarom Interactive
Expected release: March 19
The third console installment of the Witcher series, Witcher 3, promises to offer an open world experience like Skyrim, but in a far more diverse array of landscapes. Announced in February of 2013 and first scheduled to come out in 2014, will finally be releasing May 19 2015. According to CD Projekt RED it will not be necessary to play the previous installments of the series to enjoy.

Final Fantasy XV will be featuring a real-time combat system much like the God of War series.

Final Fantasy XV

Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix, Sony Computer Entertainment
Expected release: 2015
Differing from much of the classic Final Fantasy games’ turn or time-based gameplay, Final Fantasy XV will be featuring a real-time combat system much like the God of War series. Originally named Final Fantasy XIII Versus, Final Fantasy XV is another long awaited game which was announced way back in May of 2006 and will likely be coming out this year. A demo is scheduled to be released this Spring.

The first new console Legend of Zelda game in four years

The Legend of Zelda (Wii U)

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Expected release: 2015
With this being the first console Legend of Zelda game in four years, it looks like we’ll be seeing a massive world to explore on a scale we’ve yet to see for the series. The combat looks fresh and with a focus on quality of life aspects like the horse’s ability to navigate around trees without player input this game has some serious potential for both fans of the series and those looking to give it a try.

Action-Adventure

Uncharted 4 continues the critically acclaimed tale three years after the events of its predecessor.

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Expected release: 2015
The fourth installment and first game on the PS4 for the series, Uncharted 4 continues the critically acclaimed tale three years after the events of its predecessor. The series has been known to deliver movie quality storytelling with cinematic gameplay elements. The developers have also done “The Last of Us,” which is often referenced as the best game of the PS3’s lifetime. This will be the type of game that is almost as exciting to watch as it is to play.

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Developer: Kojima Productions
Publisher: Konami
Expected release: 2015

The latest in the Metal Gear franchise looks to be a refreshing addition to the series with fresh mechanics like a dynamic weather system, a buddy that can assist you in taking down of enemies and remaining undetected, and rock climbing which will add to your versatility in the open world environment. In addition to the base game, the tactical multiplayer spin-off Metal Gear Online will also be included.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight

Developer: Rocksteady Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Expected release: June 2
The game is named after its main villain, the Arkham Knight, which was created solely for this game. First game in the series since the original that has taken more than a year for the team to develop. Past games in the series have felt too similar to the first so hopefully this extra time will bring something fresh and new to the table.

Assassins' Creed Victory

Assassins’ Creed Victory

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Expected release: 2015
The Assassin’s Creed series continues in Victorian London. The series has been known for its engaging storyline and open-world environments. Pretty gameplay will likely exist at E3.

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About The Author

Grant Bickelhaupt is a Blast video game writer

2 Responses

  1. Jareth Smith

    Another disappointing list from someone who’s clearly a PS4 and Xbox One sycophant. How the hell can you write a list like this and NOT have on it Xenoblade Chronicles: X, Star Fox, or Super Mario Maker? Rubbish list which merely highlights the utterly tedious and relentlessly violent nature of PS4 and Xbox One titles.

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