Most anticipated games for 2015 on Xbox
As 2014 comes to a close, we wanted to look ahead to next year and share some of the most anticipated games for 2015 be released on Xbox.
it’s a pretty impressive list!
Below (Capybara Games)
Below is a narrative dungeon-delving RPG card game you can play in your web browser. It combines the old-school delights of exploration, looting treasure and subterranean peril with a contemporary approach to storytelling. In Below your life in the world above is as important as your adventures beneath it. Only a fool risks their life for a fistful of gold. But would you do it to protect your family, to drive the invaders from your home, to gain the revenge you deserve?
After all, who would explore the terrible places under the earth without a good reason?
For Below, we’re drawing from the sources that inspired the grand tradition of dungeons in gaming. The grim halls of Moria. Beowulf’s grisly battle in Grendel’s lair. Theseus daring the Minotaur in the Labyrinth at Knossos. Le Guin’s Tombs of Atuan.
Real people. Deep dungeons. Powerful stories.
An ID@Xbox title, “Cuphead” is a single player or co-op run-and-gun platformer, heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by 1930s cartoons, the visuals are hand-drawn and inked, and the music is all original jazz recordings. Cuphead & Mugman traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves and uncover hidden secrets.
The hand drawn, 1930’s style graphics on this game look AMAZING!! SHUT UP AND TAKE OUR MONEY!!
Evolve (2K Games)
Evolve is a unique 4v1 shooter where four Hunters face off against a single, player-controlled Monster in adrenaline-pumping matches. Play as the Monster to use savage abilities and an animalistic sense to kill your human enemies, or choose one of four Hunter classes (Trapper, Support, Assault, and Medic) and team up to take down the beast on the planet Shear, where flora and fauna act as an adversary to Hunter and Monster alike. “Evolve” includes three Monsters, 12 Hunters, 16 maps, four game modes (Hunt, Nest, Rescue, and Defend), and a unique, dynamic, and highly replayable gameplay experience called Evacuation.
Check out our alpha impressions of Evolve here.
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios)
The forest of Nibel is dying. After a powerful storm sets a series of devastating events in motion, an unlikely hero must journey to find his courage and confront a dark nemesis to save his home. “Ori and the Blind Forest” tells the tale of a young orphan destined for heroics, through a visually stunning action-platformer crafted by Moon Studios for Xbox One and PC. Featuring hand-painted artwork, meticulously animated character performance, and a fully orchestrated score, “Ori and the Blind Forest” explores a deeply emotional story about love and sacrifice, and the hope that exists in us all.
We have one word…. STUNNING!!
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt RED)
“The Witcher” is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game, set in a visually stunning fantasy universe, full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In “The Witcher,” you play as Geralt of Rivia and confront a foe darker than anything humanity has faced so far—the Wild Hunt.
Check out our preview of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt here.
Tom Clancy’s The Division (Ubisoft)
“Tom Clancy’s The Division” takes place three weeks after a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City on Black Friday. One by one, basic services have failed and society has collapsed into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, these agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society. In a persistent and dynamic environment where exploration and player progression are essential, team up with other Division agents to restore order, investigate the source of the virus, and take back New York.
Check out our preview of the game here!
Fable Legends (Lionhead Studios)
“Fable Legends” unites the classic gameplay that players have come to love with all of the next-generation capabilities of Xbox One. Rally your friends and go on adventures – up to four Heroes can cooperatively discover the quests and stories of Albion. Or, for the first time in the franchise, play the Villain and mastermind the game in real time, clashing against the Heroes in thrilling 4v1 battles. “Fable Legends” takes advantage of the processing power of Xbox One, and when coupled with Unreal Engine 4, delivers a rich and beautiful world. Players can register interest in the multiplayer beta, which will continue to expand in the coming months, at FableLegends.com.
Quantum Break (Remedy Entertainment)
“Quantum Break” leads a new generation of interactive entertainment by fusing the frenetic action of a video game with the tension and drama of a scripted television show into one experience. From the makers of “Alan Wake” and “Max Payne,” critically-acclaimed Remedy Entertainment brings forth the world of “Quantum Break,” blending innovative, adrenaline-fueled gameplay and Time Manipulation features with deep and thoughtful narrative. “Quantum Break” will come exclusively to Xbox One in 2015.
Check out our preview of the game here! This is one title we definitely want to get our hands on!
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
In her first adventure, Lara Croft was forged into a true survivor, but she glimpsed a deeper, secret world. In the next chapter of her journey, Lara must use her survival skills and wits, learn to trust new friends, and ultimately accept her destiny as the Tomb Raider. Featuring epic, high-octane action moments, “Rise of the Tomb Raider” will take gamers to multiple locations around the world filled with exploration spaces that are some of the most beautifully hostile places on earth. In addition, after hearing the cry from fans loud and clear, the game will put the tombs back into “Tomb Raider,” all in the franchise’s gritty Survival-Action style.
Last but not least….
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries)
Developed by award-winning 343 Industries, the evolution of combat continues as your team becomes your greatest weapon in “Halo 5: Guardians.” Featuring Arena multiplayer, new modes and all-new Spartan Abilities, a new chapter in the “Halo” saga arrives exclusively on Xbox One in late 2015.
Let the pre-order’s begin!
*Some of these titles will be available on other consoles