Upcoming games to look out for
1. UNCHARTED: THE LOST LEGACY
TAKING place several months after the events of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, this new game focuses on a team-up of convenience between Chloe Frazer, who’s basically a more self-centric Nathan Drake, and Nadine Ross, the opportunistic ex-leader of Shoreline, the private military corporation introduced in A Thief’s End.
They join forces to track down the Tusk of Ganesha, a fictional artefact from Indian history that dates back to the Hoysala Empire.
Of course, it’s never as simple as grabbing the artefact and leaving as they are racing against the antagonist, an Indian warlord named Asav, who’s also en route to pick up the priced legacy.
Fun fact: Chloe is apparently half Indian in this game. Considering the fact that the Uncharted series has never mentioned her heritage, it appears that the character has been redrawn to fit the plot of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, especially with her vast knowledge of Hindu mythology.
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is coming exclusively to PlayStation 4 on Aug 22.
2. LIFE IS STRANGE: BEFORE THE STORM
THE new instalment of Square Enix’s infamous narrative-heavy episodic game Life Is Strange is coming but it’s not a sequel.
It’s a prequel set three years before the events of the first game, and players take control of Chloe Price instead of Max Caulfield.
Chloe forms an unlikely friendship with Rachel Amber, a beautiful and popular girl destined for success.
When Rachel learns a secret about her family that threatens to destroy her world, it is her newfound friendship with Chloe that gives her the strength to carry on.
No longer alone, the girls must confront each other’s demons and find a way to overcome them.
Fun fact: There has been a lot of mystery surrounding Rachel from the first game and while players have seen her in it, it is only in flashbacks. There has been no direct interactions with Rachel, and this game will provide an explanation as to what happened to Chloe after she left Arcadia Bay for Seattle.
Life Is Strange: Before The Storm will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on Aug 31.
3. MARIO + RABBIDS: KINGDOM BATTLE
MARIO + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is a turn-based tactical role-playing game featuring Nintendo’s Mario and Ubisoft’s Raving Rabbids franchise.
While travelling to Princess Peach’s castle, Mario discovers a giant vortex floating above him.
Soon after this discovery, Rabbids begin flying out of it.
To restore the Mushroom Kingdom, which has been destroyed by the mischievous Rabbids, Mario teams up with Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, and four heroic Rabbids that are dressed up as Mario and his friends to defeat their enemies while armed with various weapons.
Fun fact: Rumours surfaced on Nintendo Life that a Mario and Rabbids crossover game was in development for the Nintendo Switch but it was thought to be fake news flying around the Internet.
The official title of the game was leaked in May of this year, which led to people taking the information more seriously. Finally, it was unveiled at Nintendo’s Treehouse presentation at E3 2017.
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle will be coming exclusively to the Nintendo Switch on Aug 29.
LAWBREAKERS is a shooter-based multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game featuring nine distinct roles represented by 18 playable characters.
Two teams of five players must work together to complete the objective of the match, with one side playing as Law and the other playing Breakers.
Though teams may not play as characters from the opposite side, the chosen Roles have the same equipment and play-style regardless of team.
The game will have four different modes: Overcharge, a capture the flag-style mode, Uplink, which revolves around capturing and defending a satellite dish, Turf War, which is essentially capture or defend the control point, and Blitzball, which is the shooter’s version of football.
Initially, Lawbreakers was known as BlueStreak, and was supposed to be a free-to-play game. It was then changed to a pay-to-play format, with the game costing USD$29.99 (RM128.42) and USD$39.99 for the standard and deluxe edition respectively.
Lawbreakers will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on Aug 8.
5. WARRIORS: ALL-STARS
THE spin-off of Dynasty Warriors, this game features characters from 13 different videogame series owned by Koei Tecmo.
In a foreign world, a kingdom is reliant on a magical spring to sustain itself. When the king passes away, the rest of the royal family must find a way to restore the spring’s power.
To do that, they summon otherworld heroes using the last of the spring’s magic but something bad happens during the summoning.
All the heroes are scattered throughout the land and each of the remaining royal family members proceed to recruit the summoned heroes to their cause to restore the fountain and claim the throne for themselves.
Fun fact: Warriors: All-Stars was initially penned to be a new entry to the Warriors Orochi series, another spin-off game featuring games from multiple games owned by Koei Tecmo.
However, the developers felt the need to make something different. Thus, they opted for a game with lesser characters so they could focus on a more enthralling storyline that will link each character together.
Warriors: All-Stars will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on Aug 29.