The Most Anticipated Games Still To Come on Playstation

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Posted September 26, 2016 by Spencer Birch in Video Games

Fall is officially here and with it comes my favorite times of the year, mostly those revolving around food and games. Fall is generally a time where major publishers vie for the prime release dates centered around holidays and major retailer sales events. This year is no different, and though some first parties have some major hardware releases coming up, there is no shortage of great games to be had! Bear in mind that these are my most anticipated upcoming games, so don’t be afraid to let me know about any games you are looking forward to that I missed!

Let’s begin by checking out what is coming to Sony consoles for the rest of the year! Keep your eyes locked to We The Nerdy, as each day this week will bring more info on great lineups of games for each console!

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Sony is planning on being very busy this fall, between the releases of PSVR and the new PS4 Pro and Slim models, they have a lot of great titles coming our way. Their first party lineup is a bit scant, but with excellent third party support during this console cycle there will be no shortage of great games to keep you busy while your family talks boring garbage around a plate of cranberry sauce.

 

Mafia 3 – October 7

Mafia 3 is a highly anticipated game coming to PS4, PC and Xbox One. Set in 1986, you play as Lincoln Clay, a mobster in New Orleans determined to make a comeback after his family was destroyed by the Mafia.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration – October 11

Lara Croft returns from the depths of Xbox and PC exclusivity to come to PS4 this October and boy are we ready. I abstained from playing this last year when it was originally released and have been counting the long days since then. In 2015 it won several well earned game of the year awards and I suspect that it will be in the running for them again this time around on PS4.

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Dragon Quest Builders – October 11

Minecraft meets Dragon Quest may be a bit hyperbolic, but true nonetheless. Adopting the duplo-pixel styling of Minecraft and applying it to Dragon Quest, this game has you helping to restore the world one block at a time. Interestingly, it is a direct sequel to the very first Dragon Warrior game from 1987, assuming you took the bad ending. Square Enix had the brilliance way back then to create one of the first RPGs to have multiple endings, and if you chose poorly you were left in the dark (literally) until now!

 

Rez Infinite – October 13

A direct sequel to the critically acclaimed Rez from 2001, this on-rails rhythm shooter by Tetsuya Mizuguchi brings back the fast action psychedelia of its predecessor straight to your PS4 or PSVR.

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Dark Souls III – Ashes of Ariandel DLC – October 25

Ok, yes, this is DLC and not a full game release, but I can’t help but get excited when anything Soulsborne comes out, and this is no exception. Dark Souls III left many fans wanting with it’s subjectively poor wrap up to the world of Souls, but this DLC (along with one more planned DLC later on) promises to provide tons of new gameplay, weapons, bosses and of course, death. Fans of the original Dark Souls should be extra excited for this as it seems that we are going back to some well known stomping grounds in order to finally unravel some of the series’ biggest mysteries.

 

Titanfall 2 – October 28

Titanfall released in 2014 as an Xbox and PC exclusive, multiplayer only title. It was generally well received, though caught a lot of flack for having no campaign and being a Microsoft exclusive. Titanfall 2 plans to change all of that by coming to Playstation 4 later on in October and providing players with what is promised to be a great story mode, deeper and more well designed combat and of course, more robots. You can’t sit there and tell me you don’t want more robots.

 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition – October 28

Fully remastered for PC, PS4 and Xbox One, Skyrim is back and looks beautiful. Developer Bethesda has promised new, fully redesigned assets such as plants, stones, trees and more, as well as a new depth of field field effect and volumetric god rays (please comment if you have any idea what this may mean). The original Skyrim was a smash success when it released in 2011, and the remaster is shaping up to be one of the biggest titles of the year. My only hope is that Bethesda will be able to work out some of the kinks and bugs, though being Bethesda I sort of doubt this is on their priority list.

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Watch Dogs 2 – November 15

Watch Dogs was a good game when it came out, but had the feeling of a proof of concept more than a fully realized title. Watch Dogs 2 promises to be what the original wanted to be, and more!

 

Final Fantasy XV – November 29

After more than ten years in development, Square Enix is finally ready to release what many are hoping to be the magnum opus of the Final Fantasy series. Although few games may ever come close to the perfection that is Final Fantasy VI (don’t fight me on this, deep down you know it’s true) XV is shaping up to be a great game. Keep your hype meter in check and go in open minded and I can almost guarantee that it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, why don’t you check out the accompanying movie, Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV, as well as an interview with the director right here on We The Nerdy!

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Gravity Rush 2 – November 30

Gravity Rush 2 is the sequal to the well received Gravity Rush which was originally released on the PS Vita, now remastered on PS4. The adventures of Kat continue with more well realized worlds and anti-gravity hijinx. The story of these two games is played out in a very fun comic book style motif reminiscent of Phantasy Star and it really gives the game a unique flavor.

 

The Last Guardian – December 7

Much like Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian has been in development hell for the better part of a decade but is finally about to grace our consoles this December. Following in the legacy of cult classics like Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Guardian promises to deliver a light but moving story infused with puzzle gameplay and a beautiful world. The hype train for this game is definitely real, but I am trying to keep it measured, as a game in development since the Playstation 2 is sure to have some old school ideas about design. There is no doubt in my mind however that this game will be well received and be as memorable as it’s forebears.


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Spencer Birch

I dislike long walks on the beach actually, sand gets everywhere and the sun makes it hard to see my screen. Follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/spencermbirch