This year is going to be a great year for video games. Here’s a look at the hottest upcoming releases.
Destiny is one of the most anticipated video games coming out in 2014. The creators of multi-billion dollar franchise Halo created Destiny, and it is going to be released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on September 9. This game is unlike any other out as it plans to be “alive.” The developers are stressing that the events that will happen in the game will not always be controlled or planned by the developer.
The game itself features massively multiplayer online (MMO) elements mixed with an always-online first person shooter. For the setting, Destiny is set in the future in a post-apocalyptic setting. The game itself is considered to be of the science fiction genre. We might have seen the premise before, but what sets Destiny apart from other games is the play-style. It’s going to be really interesting to see how the game plays out. It’s going to be interesting to see if the developers can match the success that they had with Halo and to see some of the differences and similarities between the two games. Watch the official trailer for Destiny here via YouTube.
The upcoming video game Thief is a reboot of the Thief video game series. The first installment came out in 1998 with sequels coming out in 2000 and 2004. These video games are of the stealth genre. It takes precision and careful planning to play this type of genre. It’s a game where you have to sneak around everyone, avoiding fights that would haven naturally took place in other video games. The setting for this specific Thief game that is coming out soon is of the Victorian and Steampunk variety.
If you aren’t familiar with the series but enjoyed Assassin’s Creed or even Metal Gear Solid you should enjoy Thief. This game is very choice-driven meaning the choices that you make will change the storyline and game-play. This means that this game has a lot of replay value and you can play it over and over again, making different choices each time to have different outcomes. It is set to be released on February 25 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the official trailer for Thief here via YouTube.
Mario Kart 8
Mario Kart 8 is an upcoming racing game being released exclusively for the Wii U. It’s the 8th installment for the main series of the Mario Kart series. This is the first Mario Kart game to be released for the Wii U which makes it much-anticipated. This is a family friendly game that will catch the interest of family members of all ages. For this particular game, a new anti-gravity feature is being introduced. It’s also the first Mario Kart game to have full High Definition graphics. This should be the best looking Mario Kart game ever made. The game is stated to be released on May 30, and you can watch the official trailer for it here via YouTube.
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze is another upcoming game being released exclusively for the Wii U. This game has already received a 9 rating on IGN and will be released February 21. It is the fifth installment in the Donkey Kong Country series, and like Mario Kart 8 it’s the first to be released for the Wii U and in High Definition. The game itself is like the previous Donkey Kong Country side-scrollers but features richer graphics. This game has a Viking and ice motif. The Vikings freeze Donkey Kong’s home and you must play through all the side scrolling levels to help Kong reclaim his home. Watch the official trailer for the game here via YouTube.