By Jeremy Proome
Prepare yourself, people! 2018 is lining up to be a rather big year for gaming, full of some big-name titles, which means that some of the “smaller” games tend to get overlooked. So, we’ve put together 5 of the most exciting projects coming this year that deserve a little more attention.
Release date: TBC 2018 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC)
Set in a post-apocalyptic universe filled with humanoid animal creatures, Biomutant is an open-world RPG that combines exploration and combat across a vast but dangerous setting. Described as a “kung-fu fable”, the game allows you to customise your character with different robotic attachments, mutations and weapons, ranging from samurai swords to full-blown assault rifles. It’s incredibly unique and ambitious, and could very-well end up being the surprise hit in 2018.
A WAY OUT
Release date: 23 March 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
A Way Out, EA’s narrative-driven adventure game from the team behind the acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, is a co-op-only experience where you play one of two men (your buddy taking on the role of the other protagonist) who team-up in order to break out of a maximum security prison. While other co-op games just let you play alongside your partner, this time you’re dependent on them and have to coordinate and strategise in order to plan the ultimate escape.
Release date: 31 March 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 |PC)
Killer Instinct studio Iron Galaxy’s next project is a giant-slaying fantasy action game called Extinction. Playing as one of the world’s last Sentinels, you must defend humanity’s cities from rampaging, 10-storey-tall ogres and the armies that trail in their wake. It doesn’t look like much of a fair fight from the get-go, but you’ll have to chop the ogres down to size (literally) by removing their armour and limbs to expose their weak points. It looks like a great combination between a colourful hack-‘n-slash and Shadow of the Colossus, and that’s not a bad thing at all.
GHOST OF TSUSHIMA
Release date: TBC 2018 (PS4)
Moving away from the inFamous series for the first time in a while, the team over at Sucker Punch is working on a brand new IP called Ghost of Tsushima — an open world adventure game set in Feudal Japan where you take on the role of a samurai. What we do know about the gameplay is that there’s going to be a lot of samurai action, as you’ll tasked with battling overwhelming odds against the incoming Mongol Empire using your katana, samurai skills, and honour to protect your homeland.
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