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Anticipated Games Q1 2017

Anticipated Games Q1 2017

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2016 is coming quickly to an end, and we are sad to see it go. Fortunately, there is much to look forward to in the first few months of 2017, including some really awesome PC games. The first quarter of 2017 looks promising for PC gamers, and here’s why:


Mass Effect: Andromeda

First Quarter 2017Mass Effect: Andromeda

The next installment of the Mass Effect series is finally coming. There is no official release date, yet. The game begins 600 years prior to the third ME, and in a fresh new galaxy: Andromeda. The cool part about this game unlike its predecessors is that it doesn’t acknowledge your choice of ending from ME3. Gamers will play as Ryder, either Male or Female (they are siblings). One major different in this game is that you don’t pick a starting class. Instead, you pick certain skills and build towards a specialty. The game even includes a multiplayer and mission type games along with a campaign.

Preorder: $59.99 and up


Halo Wars 2

February 21, 2017Halo Wars 2

Microsoft has passed the development buck to Creative Assemblies and 343 Industries for the creation of the second Halo Wars. This game is different from any of the other Halo installments because it is a top-down, real-time strategy game, not a first person shooter. You’re charged with building an unstoppable force to beat the aliens. The game starts 28 years after the last Halo Wars, and you’ll find the same human crew from the last Halo Wars. There will be a brand new alien race to battle called the Banished. There are 2 playable factions and you get to lead both to victory. This game will challenge the Halo fans for sure, but it shows promising entertainment for players across the board.

Preorder: $59.99 – 79.99


Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

January 24, 2017Resident Evil7: Biohazard

The eagerly anticipated sequel is here, and has even more horror packed into this survival game. You play as Ethan, a man who is searching for his missing wife in rural America. What’s different about this Resident Evil? This is the first of the main series to be 1st person perspective. If that isn’t enough, you can also play it on the PlayStation VR headset. This game has many connections to the previous games, but features some new members of the cast, making it that much more enjoyable.

Preorder: $59.99 and up


For Honor

February 14, 2017For Honor

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day more than a brand new video game, and this one is going to be epic. This medieval warfare game features incredible battle maps and arenas, and three groups of ancient warriors to play as. Play as knights, samurai, or Vikings, and take back kingdoms across the globe. This game is packed full of brutal and fast-paced melee combat in campaign and multiplayer modes. Play 2v2 brawls, 1v1 duels, and several 4v4 games with your friends for endless warfare and victory.

Preorder: $59.99 and up


Tekken 7

First Quarter 2017Tekken 7

One of the world’s most favorite fighting game has a new sequel and it’s even better than before. The 7th installment of Tekken is supposed to be the conclusion of the Mishima Bloodline, once and for all. The best part about this new Tekken is that it is technologically different from all of the rest. First, it will now be available on PC for the first time ever, plus on Xbox One and PS4. In addition, it uses a new engine (unreal 4) to power game play. This arcade favorite features real world fighting moves, but will also now have special powerful moves called Rage Arts, which will pack even more of a punch. There is no set release date in the US yet, but developers say it will be out within the first quarter of the new year.

Preorder: $59.99 and up


Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

March 7, 2017tom-clancys-ghost-recon-wildlands

The tenth installation of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon is almost here, and developers at Ubisoft are pumped for this one. It is a classic tactical third person shooter, and in this recon, you are riding across the desert in Bolivia. The story takes place in an alternate reality, where a corrupt government allows a Columbian drug cartel to move in and take over the country. Not only are you trying to take down the drug cartel, but it is a two-front war because you are also trying to fight the corrupted government militia as well. New with Wildlands is that it is the very first with fully-featured open world, and the biggest map many players have ever seen. This game is going to be as huge as this map, and is sure to excite Ghost Recon fans new and old.

Preorder: $59.99 and up


As 2016 starts to come to a close, it can be a nostalgic time. There have been so many great things to come out of the gaming world in 2016. Alas, 2017 is already promising to be good. We will just have to wait and see what else 2017 brings for the tech world. Happy Gaming!

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