Video Game Release Dates
[See all+]December 2015
Action First-Person Shooter PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Xbox ONE Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Tue 1st Dec 2015 Team Rainbow is bound to no single nation when combating global terrorism. Representing the best tactical Operators from around the world, they are the united force against a rising tide of global crises. Using the best weapons and gadgets available today, they execute their missions with surgical precision and have unprecedented success in the field. A hostage situation in Courchevel. A bomb disarming in Los Angeles. A terrorist takedown in Hamburg. No matter the situation, Team Rainbow always stands at the ready. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is the upcoming installment of the acclaimed first-person shooter franchise developed by the renowned ubisoft montreal studio for the new generation of consoles and pc. Inspired by the reality of counter terrorist operatives across the world, rainbow six siege invites players to master the art of destruction. Intense close quarters confrontations, high lethality, tactics, team play, and explosive action are at the center of the experience. The multiplayer gameplay of rainbow six siege sets a new bar for intense firefights and expert strategy in the rich legacy of past Rainbow Six games. Counter Terrorist Units Assume the roles of global counter terrorist operatives, specializing in close-quarters combat, demolition and brutally precise execution of coordinated assaults. The Siege Gameplay Breach enemy strongholds with new tactical measures or fortify your own with defensive resources in both sides of sieges, a brand-new mode of assault combat for the Rainbow Six series. Procedural Destruction Change the landscape of your assault with an unprecedented level of environmental destruction. Walls can be shattered, and floors and ceilings can be breached. Mastering the element of destruction is the key to victory. Rainbow Six Siege releases on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC platforms in 2015. Action Open-World PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Third-Person Shooter Xbox ONE Just Cause 3 Tue 1st Dec 2015 Can’t wait till Dec 1? Square Enix and Avalanche Studios are excited to broadcast the first hour of gameplay from Just Cause 3. Obviously with a game as vast, varied and as open as Medici with its 400 square miles of beautiful beaches, towering mountain peaks and Mediterranean inspired towns your first hour of play might be different to ours. But we thought we’d focus on some of the early missions and content to whet your appetite ahead of next week’s launch. Enjoy. Just Cause 3 is an action-adventure video game set in an open world environment. Overthrow General Di Ravello’s brutal regime in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine. Developed by Avalanche Studios. Published by Square-Enix. The Story The Mediterranean republic of Medici is suffering under the brutal control of General Di Ravello, a dictator with an insatiable appetite for power. Enter Rico Rodriguez, a man on a mission to destroy the General’s hold on power by any means necessary. With over 400 square miles of complete freedom from sky to seabed and a huge arsenal of weaponry, gadgets and vehicles, prepare to unleash chaos in the most creative and explosive ways you can imagine. Explore – Find yourself in a Mediterranean island paradise with complete vertical freedom –skydive, BASE jump and free dive in an open world with virtually zero limits. Wingsuit – Glide through the air and swoop across mountains with your Wingsuit giving a new way to rain death from above. Creative Chaos – Use your grapple hook and parachute to scale buildings, hijack vehicles, move quickly or tether objects together for creative new ways to cause chaos. Link It Up – Cause massive chains of destruction in military bases, harbours, prisons, police stations and communications facilities to bring down a dictator. One Man Army – Arm yourself with a wide range of explosive weaponry from shotguns and missile launchers to tank-busters and air-strikes. The World is Your Playground – Choose from a huge variety of different vehicles to drive including speedboats, jets, helicopters, turbo-fuelled sports cars and super bikes. Tons to Do – Get adventurous with dozens of challenge missions and collectibles to discover. Never Alone – Online community features. Action Release Date Wii U Xenoblade Chronicles X Fri 4th Dec 2015 Xenoblade Chronicles X is an action role-playing video game developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo for the Wii U home video game console. Part of the Xeno series of video games, it serves as a spiritual successor to Xenoblade Chronicles on the Wii. The game centers on the player’s customizable avatar, who works to coexist with the indigenous creatures on a hostile alien planet while striving to protect humanity. Similar to its predecessor, the game features an open-world design that strongly emphasizes exploration. Survive Humanity’s New Home Earth has been destroyed. What remains of humanity has found a new home on planet Mira. Unfortunately, some of its residents aren’t happy to see you. Now you face the ultimate challenge: Explore, battle…and try to stay alive.
[See all+]February 2016
Beat 'Em Up PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Street Fighter V Tue 16th Feb 2016 The legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V! Powered by Unreal Engine 4 technology, stunning visuals depict the next generation of World Warriors in unprecedented detail, while exciting and accessible battle mechanics deliver endless fighting fun that both beginners and veterans can enjoy. Challenge friends online, or compete for fame and glory on the Capcom Pro Tour. Street Fighter V will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4 and PC. Through a strategic partnership between Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Capcom, the next generation Street Fighter experience will offer cross-platform play that will unite fans into a centralized player base for the first time ever. The path to greatness begins here: RISE UP! Action First-Person Shooter PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Xbox ONE Far Cry: Primal Tue 23rd Feb 2016 The award-winning Far Cry franchise that has stormed the tropics and the Himalayas now enters the original fight for humanity’s survival with its innovative open-world sandbox gameplay, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters. Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of extreme danger and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers ruled the Earth, and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator. Key Features: From Prey To Predator You will play as Takkar, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of your group. You have one goal: survival in a world where you are the prey. Grow your tribe and hone your skills to lead your people. Ally yourself with a cast of memorable characters who can help push back the dangers of the wild. Face enemy tribes who will do anything to eradicate you and your allies. Defeat predators and humans, and rise to become the apex predator. Far Cry’s Stone Age This isn’t the Stone Age as you know it. This is the Stone Age with irreverence and mayhem. This is the Stone Age by Far Cry. Stalk enemy outposts and plan your attack using weapons and tools crafted from the bones of beasts you’ve killed. Master the element of fire to multiply your tactical options, setting your weapon on fire or scaring predators at night. Land the killing blow on the prey you’ve hunted across the plains. But beware, its scent may attract predators willing to fight you for the prize. The rich setting of the Stone Age only multiplies the amount of deadly weapons, dangerous threats and incredible stories that Far Cry is known for. A World Ruled By Giant Beasts After the last Ice Age, the glaciers retreated to leave behind a land blooming with nature and resources where humans and animals alike could thrive – provided they had what it took to prove their dominance. This is the land of Oros, Discover the majestic and savage land of Oros with its breathtaking valley of redwood forests, harsh taiga, and humid swamps where you can see Earth as it was before man laid claim to it. Oros teems with life from large herds of deer and vicious packs of dire-wolves to warring enemy tribes. It is ruled by megafauna such as sabretooth tigers and woolly mammoths, giant animals that dominated the Earth in the Stone Age and were feared by every other living being. Far Cry Primal will be available on PlayStation 4, XBOX One, and PC, coming out early 2016. Action PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Third-Person Shooter Xbox ONE Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 Tue 23rd Feb 2016 Get ready to enter the danger zone with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. It’s a crazy new world – the zombies have taken over Suburbia, and the plants are on the attack to take it back! Ready the Peashooters and prepare for the craziest, funniest shooter in the universe. Dr. Zomboss has conquered Suburbia and transformed it into a zombie-filled, plant-free paradise. Now it’s the plants’ turn to take the offensive. Reclaim their turf in the new 24-player Herbal Assault mode, or choose between the plants or zombies and give your rivals a dirt nap in four-player co-op or solo play. Bring even more strategic depth to this all-out botanical battle with 14 character classes, and over 100 playable plants and zombies from the past, present and future, including Imp, Citron and Super Brainz. The struggle for Suburbia is in full bloom across 12 maps bursting with personality and humour – so plant your ground and don’t forget to use your brains… The Battle For Suburbia Grows To Crazy New Heights In Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2, the zombies have conquered, and the plants are on the attack for the first time in this hilarious, action-packed shooter. Features: 12 new Battlegrounds The struggle for Zomburbia has come into full bloom, with maps bursting with personality and humor, Zombossified cityscapes, and crowded airspaces, all layered with hidden secrets waiting to be discovered. Over 100 Playable Characters Bring even more strategic depth to this all-out botanical battle with 14 total character classes, and over 100 playable plants and zombies from the past, present, and future. Solo Play and Split-Screen Go solo playing against AI opponents or locally in split-screen co-op across any mode in the game (no Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus required). 24-player Online Multiplayer and up to 4-player Online Co-op Fight for Zomburbia in 7 game modes – Go on the offensive as the plants in all-new 24-player Herbal Assault mode, or defend as the zombies in 4-player co-op in Graveyard Ops. Character Transfer As a thank you to everyone who has played the original PvZ Garden Warfare, you will have the ability to transfer nearly all of the characters you unlocked into PvZ Garden Warfare 2 at launch.
[See all+]March 2016
PlayStation 4 Release Date Shoot 'Em Up Alienation Tue 1st Mar 2016 Housemarque, developer of Sony-exclusive hits such as RESOGUN, Super Stardust: Delta, Dead Nation and Super Stardust HD is extremely proud to announce a brand new PS4 exclusive: Alienation. Part spiritual successor of the Dead Nation series, part brand new concept, Alienation perfectly fits our portfolio of action-oriented arcade experiences. Alienation doesn’t only come with all the features you’ve come to expect from an Housemarque title (massive explosions, particle effects, tons of enemies on screen, score chasing, great replayability, online co-op…), but also with some brand new tricks. In Alienation you’ll find: A devastating array of conventional, hybrid and Alien weaponry that will allow you to eliminate the Alien swarms in massively destructible environments Different player classes, key skills upgrades and customization for weapons to create the hero character that suits the way you play 4-players co-op and the possibility to invade other players as mercenary bounty hunters Loot and clues collectibles to learn the truth behind the Alien invasion Stats tracking and comparisons against other players Action PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Xbox ONE Tom Clancy’s The Division Tue 8th Mar 2016 In Tom Clancy’s The Division you are the last line of defense. When the world starts to crumble agents of The Division are activated as a last resort and only you can take back New York City. We are The Division. When society falls we rise. About Tom Clancy’s The Division Tom Clancy’s The Division is a revolutionary next-gen experience that brings the RPG into a modern military setting for the first time. As an agent of The Division, you’ll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms. Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 system, and Windows PC on March 8th. Features: A Living City From day-night cycles and dynamic weather to environments you can use to your advantage, Tom Clancy’s The Division is a true next-gen experience. Urban Jungle Fight block to block and reclaim New York City from dangerous factions like the Cleaners. The Agents Of The Division You are an elite sleeper agent trained as the last line of defense when all else fails. Gear Up From high-tech comms to stay in touch with other agents to prototype weapons, you’ll be able to unlock, scavenge, and loot state-of-the-art equipment in your mission to restore order. Game-changing Skills Customize your skills and gear to suit your play style and compliment your team’s abilities. Seamless Multiplayer Team up with friends to take down your enemies and achieve group objectives. Secure a base of operations and reclaim New York City. Snowdrop Engine Tom Clancy’s The Division sets a new bar in video game realism and open world rendering. Experience a chaotic and devastating New York like you’ve never seen before. Action PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Xbox ONE Hitman Fri 11th Mar 2016 HITMAN is still a creative stealth action game, featuring the greatest assassin out there, Agent 47. As an operative of the International Contract Agency, his job is to take out high-profile targets all over the world, supported by his long-time handler Diana Burnwood. Each location in the game is a living sandbox, a place where every NPC has a name and every room matters. We’ve focused on making sure you, the players, have complete freedom of approach over how, where and when you decide to take out your target. Creativity from players is fully expected, you have the power and intelligence of Agent 47 at your fingertips and it is your choice whether to use brute force or orchestrate a genuine masterpiece of assassination. Locations are more detailed, more populated and much larger than ever before, full of things to experiment with and targets to kill without any checkpoint systems in there. Contracts mode returns and really shines in these big sandboxes. Developers I/O Interactive are building an expanding and evolving world of assassination. The experience will begin on December 8th and we will release new locations, missions and hits over time at regular intervals through 2016, which means we’ll all be able to share in the excitement of a new content drop at the same time. Rather than unboxing a game, playing it and then that’s sort of it, HITMAN will deliver a true community experience – creating an ongoing and evolving game which plays out with a finale that brings the story arc together. The primary goal is to keep HITMAN players fully engaged, so between bigger drops we will be creating one-off live events and live targets to keep you immersed in the experience. Imagine a target appearing for every player in the world, for a limited time only… let’s say 48 hours. Where your one shot counts. And when that target is gone, it is gone forever. A shared experience where we imagine the HITMAN community will come together every time a new mission or new location appears. Action PlayStation 4 Release Date Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Fri 18th Mar 2016 Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter, Nathan Drake, is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves. Story Set three years after the events of UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, Nathan Drake has presumably left the world of fortune hunting behind. However, it doesn’t take long for adventure to come calling when Drake’s brother, Sam, resurfaces seeking his help to save his own life and offering an adventure Drake can’t resist. On the hunt for Captain Henry Avery’s long-lost treasure, Sam and Drake set off to find Libertalia, the pirate utopia deep in the forests of Madagascar. UNCHARTED 4: A Thief’s End takes players on a journey around the globe, through jungle isles, urban cities and snow-capped peaks on the search for Avery’s fortune. Nathan Drake Retired from fortune hunting, Drake is suddenly forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, he embarks on a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure. His greatest adventure will test his physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves. Sam Sam is five years older than his younger brother Nate, and previously thought to be dead. It is said his disappearance is what originally caused Nate to pursue a life of treasure hunting. Sam has been described as “more reckless than Nate and a little jealous of his brother’s achievements”.
[See all+]April 2016
Action Horror PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Role Playing Game Xbox ONE Dark Souls III Tue 12th Apr 2016 Dark Souls III is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC/Steam on April 12, 2016! Dark Souls III continues to push the boundaries with the latest, ambitious chapter in critically-acclaimed and genre-defining series. As fires fade and only embers remain, journey once more into a world filled with more daunting and colossal enemies and environments. Players will be immersed into a world of epic atmosphere and darkness through faster gameplay and amplified combat intensity. New to the series are the Battle Arts attacks. You’ll be able to deliver powerful attacks that will break through enemy defenses. Each weapon will have its own unique Battle Arts. Developed by acclaimed Japanese developer FromSoftware and directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, DARK SOULS III is the latest chapter in the critically acclaimed DARK SOULS series with its trademark sword and sorcery combat and rewarding action RPG gameplay. Players will travel across a wide variety of locations in an interconnected world of unrelenting challenge and deep RPG gameplay as they search for a way to survive the coming apocalypse.
[See all+]May 2016
Action First-Person Shooter PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Xbox ONE Battleborn Tue 3rd May 2016 Welcome to the end of the universe. A mysterious evil grows, snuffing out every. Single. Star. Now, one last star still shines in the darkness, and it is up to a badass group of Battleborn to put aside their differences and band together to save the universe. Command 25 unique heroes and save the universe from the brink of extinction! Fight alone or alongside friends, play story missions or mow down foes in competitive multiplayer matches. From the creators of Borderlands comes Battleborn, a new first-person shooter for every kind of badass available on May 3, 2016 for the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. From the creators of Borderlands comes a new first-person shooter for every kind of badass. The universe teeters on the brink of extinction and only the most powerful Battleborn can stop it. This band of badasses will slice swords through enemies, fire massive machine guns, sling powerful spells and much more! Command 25 unique heroes. Fight alone or alongside friends. Play story missions or mow down foes in competitive multiplayer matches. Rendain and his evil army must not be allowed to destroy the last star. Do you and your friends have what it takes to save it? Game Modes and Features Players: 1-5 Players Online; 5-Player co-op; Splitscreen (up to 2 players) and online Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC Story Mode: Fight alone, or co-operatively with friends, to save the last star in the universe from a mysterious evil hell bent on its destruction 25 Characters: Take control of 25 vastly different heroes, each one with their own personality, equipped with unique weapons and powers Competitive Multiplayer: Experience team-based competitive multiplayer action with up to 10 players online in 5v5 matches across three distinctly different modes – Incursion, Devastation, and Meltdown Progression System: Earn experience points in every game mode to level-up individual heroes’ Character Rank, as well as your own player profile Command Rank Action PC PlayStation 4 Release Date Xbox ONE Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst Tue 24th May 2016 Fluidity Of Movement And Combat In First Person Gameplay Mind, hands and controller working in perfect unison. This is the main experience of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Mind, hands and controller working in perfect unison, the impulses from your brain effortlessly translated into fluid movement on the screen. This is the main experience of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst. Faith is your extension into Glass city, she is your avatar in this world, and through her you will learn to master the urban landscape, allowing you to directly partake of all the thrills and elegance of parkour running. Faith’s agility is yours, as is her speed and proficiency. As your skills grow so does your reach and gadgets will expand it even further, making seemingly impossible locations available to the daring. If you’re good enough all of the city will eventually become your playground. This is a game about skill, but accessibility systems allow it to be enjoyed by novices and masters alike. Go for a quick Dash across the rooftops and try to beat the latest high score, or explore those hard-to-reach locations and see if you have the patience and tenacity to figure out how to get there. The storyline leads you across the city, pushing you to scale the greatest heights and explore deepest tunnels, while you quickly weave in and out of all kinds of buildings. But though the main experience is centered around fluidity of movement Faith does have enemies and she is a skilled fighter. Combat too is focused on movement and agility, and Faith has no use for guns, having vowed long ago never to use them again. Instead her own body is the projectile, and properly guided she cuts through enemies like a sweeping scythe, dropping them left and right, while never staying still long enough for them to be able to hit her. Combining momentum, timing and your mastery of the environment is the key to claiming victory. Faith’s eyes are yours and all of it is seen through a first-person perspective. Run free and quicken your slumbering potential, the city of Glass awaits.
[See all+]June 2016
Platform PlayStation 4 Release Date Ratchet & Clank Thu 30th Jun 2016 Play the game, based on the movie, based on the game! Ratchet & Clank (PS4) is a new game based on elements from the original Ratchet & Clank (PS2). Developed alongside the major motion CG-animated picture coming to theatres in 2016, Ratchet & Clank (PS4) marks the PlayStation 4 debut of PlayStation’s greatest heroes. Join Ratchet, Clank, Captain Qwark and new friends as they battle to save the Solana Galaxy from the evil Chairman Drek. Ratchet & Clank has been part of the PlayStation family for over 12 years. To this day, the series inspires us with the promise of new planetary adventures, propulsive action, and intergalactic wonder. In 2016, we will have the rare opportunity to expand Ratchet & Clank’s universe simultaneously in two media. In addition to the already announced CG-animated Ratchet & Clank feature film from Rainmaker and Blockade Entertainment, we are excited to announce the development of a game that shares the film’s vision of Ratchet & Clank’s origin story. As featured in PlayStation’s press conference, the game re-imagines the original Ratchet & Clank, with updated gameplay and completely new visuals built from the ground up for the PlayStation 4. Insomniac Games is making the game, marking it their deepest cross-country collaboration to date. Many of the original developers responsible for the very first Ratchet & Clank game have an opportunity to create the stunning Solana Galaxy that they–and the fans–have always wanted to see. Longtime Design Director Brian Allgeier, Studio Director Chad Dezern, and Game Director Shaun McCabe will lead the project.