Face it gamers, the winter months are absolutely frigid and football season is over. That opens the portal to something even better: This is officially video game season! In the coming months several incredible blockbuster video games are set to be released. Find out which 2014 releases are the most anticipated and read about the newest and purportedly best video games to hit the open market in quite some time. There has never been a better time to be a gamer than 2014.
Titanfall Coming This March
According to the creators of Titanfall, they have envisioned and generated a brand-new video game landscape that will blow your mind. The game makers behind Titanfall are from Respawn, a company created by the founders (Jason West and Vince Zampella) of one of the most famous video game franchises in history, Call of Duty. The storyline suggests that the Titans are the product of Hammond Robotics. Based on the previews from Respawn, they are ultra-agile, dexterous, and their ease-of-control suggests that even casual gamers will have a blast unleashing their firepower. The Titans are almost reminiscent of the Terminators, or the Exoframes from the hit cartoon series “Exosquad,” or perhaps even the Transformers. If one thing is absolutely certain, it is that the suspense is building for the March 11, 2014 release of Titanfall, and if the game lives up to the hype it will be truly extraordinary for fans.
Dark Souls 2 Release Date
Also on March 11 the long-awaited sequel to Dark Souls, appropriately named Dark Souls 2, will be released. The original was designed specifically for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Much like the world-renowned video game Halo, Dark Souls is not for the novice. There are harsh penalties for players that die in the Kingdom of Lordran (the name for its gamescape). Almost all of the major voices in the video game world awarded Dark Souls 9 or 10/10 stars for its relentless action. The rush of being under perpetual assault is what thrills gamers with the skills to deftly evolve and survive. According to the official website, Dark Souls 2 is available for single or multiplayer and there are never-before-seen monsters, weapons, and combat options. If the screenshots provided by the game maker Namco Bandai Games is any indication of its quality, we are all in for an awesome gaming experience.
The Elder Scrolls Returns
Based on the Elder Scrolls Anthology spanning five games that debuted between 1994-2011 (including the incomparable Skyrim), Elder Scrolls Online is set to come out this spring. Bethesda Game Studios brings you a game so realistic that it may feel like the next generation of virtual reality. Gamers might become lost in the excitement and forget they are in their man and/or woman caves. Return to Tamriel and explore lands beyond your wildest video game dreams. According to the official website, this game will release on April 4, 2014 for PC players and on June 30 for PS4 and Xbox One gamers. Go ahead, be the first to claim the Empire’s throne and fulfill your online destiny.
Video Game Releases for June 30, 2014
On June 30, 2014, two summer blockbusters will debut to fanfare; Destiny and Watch Dogs are must-play games. From the world-renowned Ubisoft video gaming company comes Watch Dogs. For a free 14-minute preview visit watchdogs.ubi.com. Based in Chicago, Watch Dogs takes place on the rugged streets of the Windy City. A “Central Operating System” controls all aspects of the residents’ lives. Danger lurks and opportunity arises because the system is vulnerable to intrusion and that is where game players come in. The graphics are incredibly lifelike and might remind local residents of their own streets. This game is downright exciting and will make for great summer fun.
Brought to us by the award-winning video game creators of Halo (Activision), Destiny takes place in the distant future on the remnants of long-lost bastions on Mars, Venus, and a dilapidated Earth. Despite the protection of the Traveler (a being that harkened a golden age for humanity), a destructive force has ravaged humankind and left it in tatters. According to the official video game website, gamers will have full customizability over the character and its fighting style. The adventure lies in exploring the remains of humanity and retracing its distinguished history one intriguing planet at a time. As mentioned above, the release date for Destiny is June 30.
There is no doubt that the aforementioned video game releases of early 2014 are going to shatter records and win awards. The only question is whether video game fans are ready, willing, and able to accept the challenge of becoming immortalized in each gamescape.