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Anticipated Games Q1 2017

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2016 is quickly coming to an end and we’re sad to see it go! Fortunately, there’s a lot to look forward to in the first few months of 2017, including some really awesome PC games. Let’s check out why the first quarter of 2017 looks promising for PC gamers:


Mass Effect: Andromeda

First Quarter 2017Mass Effect: Andromeda

The next installment of the Mass Effect series is finally coming to realization, but there’s no official release date just yet. The game begins 600 years prior to the third ME 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 be able to play as Ryder, either Male or Female (they are siblings). One major difference 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 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’s a top-down, real-time strategy game, not first-person shooter. You’re charged with building an unstoppable force to beat the oncoming aliens. The game starts 28 years after the last Halo Wars with the same human crew as before, battling a brand new alien race, the Banished. There are 2 playable factions and you get to lead both to victory. This game will challenge Halo fans for sure, but it also offers 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 with even more horror packed action than before! In 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 played from a 1st person perspective. If that isn’t enough, it can also be played on a PlayStation VR headset. This installment has several connections to the previous games but features some new cast members, which makes 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, with three groups of ancient warriors to play as. You can take back kingdoms across the globe as a knight, samurai or Viking. 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 games 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 the new Tekken is that it’s technologically different from all of the rest. For the first time ever it will be available on PC, along with Xbox One and PS4. In addition, it boasts a new engine (Unreal 4) to power gameplay. This arcade favorite features real-world fighting moves, and now special, powerful moves called Rage Arts, which pack even more of a punch. There’s 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 Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

The 10th installation of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon is almost here, and developers at Ubisoft are pumped for this one. It’s a classic, tactical third-person shooter, and in this recon, you’re 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’s a two-front war because you’re also trying to fight the corrupted government militia as well. New to Wildlands, this installment is the very first with a fully-featured open world and the biggest map most players have ever seen. This game is going to be as BIG as the map and is sure to excite Ghost Recon fans, new and old.

Preorder: $59.99 and up


As 2016 comes to a close, we’re becoming a little nostalgic. There’ve been so many great things to come out of the gaming world in 2016. Alas, 2017 is already promising to be good. We’ll just have to wait and see what else the tech world will bring to 2017. Happy Gaming!

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