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The most anticipated games of 2016

2016 will be a good year to game.

We’ve myriad titles in the pipeline for next year, and what better time is it than to highlight some of them now?


The first of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Chronicles titles, India, will be available next month, with Russia following up in February.

January also sees the release of Resident Evil 0 HD, a re-release and tightening of the GameCube classic.


In February, the ever-adorable Unravel will play at your heartstrings, as will the Mega Man-esque Mighty No. 9. Firewatch is also due in February; Idle Thumbs’ Chris Remo, Sean Vanaman and Jake Rodkin are working on the project.

It’s also a month for sequels, with XCOM 2 and Street Fighter V heading to Windows PC – and, in the case of SFV, PS4 as well. Ubisoft’s Far Cry: Primal also hits myriad platforms this month.



March sees some loving for the Wii U, thanks to The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.

It’s also a big month for big name titles, with Tom Clancy’s The Division, Hitman and juggernaut Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (topmost image, centre) all available.


Remedy’s Quantum Break will sure to be a highlight in April… especially if it teases more Alan Wake.

The month also sees the release of several big-name properties, including Dark Souls III, Ratchet & Clank and Star Fox Zero.



Things start to quiet down ahead of E3 2016 in June, with only two big releases: 2K’s Battleborn and DICE’s highly anticipated Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst.


Leo will be jumping for joy in June when No Man’s Sky finally hits store shelves.


Adam Jensen comes back with a vengeance in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided in August.



Yooka-Laylee, the Banjo Kazooie-inspired title from former Rare developers, makes its debut in October.

Without a set date

There are a ton of titles expected in 2016, but not yet dated, including the likes of Doom, Crackdown 3, Halo Wars 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda (topmost image, far left), Outlast II, Persona 5, The Legend of Zelda Wii U (topmost image, second from right), Fire Emblem: Fates, Dishonored 2, Gears of War 4, Gravity Rush 2, Last Guardian, Bravely Second: End Layer, Cuphead, What Remains Of Edith Finch, Tacoma, Total War: Warhammer, ReCore (topmost image, second from left), 100ft Robot Golf, Horizon Zero Dawn (topmost image, far right), Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, the episodic Final Fantasy VII and the non-episodic Final Fantasy XV.

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