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8 Upcoming Videogames Prove 2017 is an Embarrassment of Riches

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| October 8, 2017

4. South Park: Fractured But Whole

Ubisoft San Francisco | PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC | Scheduled release date: October 17, 2017

The foul-mouthed comedy of South Park doesn’t really spring visions of triple-A video games to mind, but that’s exactly what Fractured But Whole is. The sequel to 2014’s Stick of Truth, this role-playing game features turn-based combat and an open town filled with quests and adventures, all centered around the premise that the kids have fallen out over their plans to create a superhero-based media franchise.

 

3. Star Wars Battlefront II

EA / DICE | Xbox One, Windows PC, PlayStation 4 | Scheduled release date: November 17, 2017

If the words of new trilogy star John Boyega are to be believed, Star Wars Battlefront II promises to be the total Star Wars action-adventure package. Stockholm-based DICE promises to deliver class-based gameplay, epic scale multiplayer, interstellar combat, legendary heroes, an offline arcade mode and a single-player campaign that chronicles the last orders of the Empire, Battlefront II is everything you love about Star Wars amped up to eleven. Explosions, spaceships, lightsabers, oh my.

 

2. Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo | Nintendo Switch | Scheduled release date: October 27, 2017

The plumber. The legend. Super Mario Odyssey sees Mario travelling across many worlds to rescue Princess Peach from Bowser, who plans to marry her. Odyssey marks a return to the free-roaming explorations of various levels that defined Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Sunshine. The big new mechanic is Cappy, who not only helps Mario in attacking enemies and ascending platforms but by possessing objects and creatures and granting him new abilities.

 

1. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Bethesda Softworks / MachineGames | Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 | Scheduled release date: October 27, 2017 | Coming 2018 for Nintendo Switch

The universe of Wolfenstein postulates an alternate history in which the Nazis won World War II and become the reigning technological, cultural and social superpower. In The New Colossus, Uppsala-based developer MachineGames takes the action to a subjugated America, where members of the KKK walk openly in the streets and members of the Wehrmacht enjoy strawberry milkshakes. As B.J. Blazkowicz, you join the American resistance as they sow the seeds of the Second American Revolution. Many Nazis will die.

 

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