In January, players can expect new releases for popular franchises such as Gears of War, Resident Evil, and Naruto. MonoGame 3.3 will also be released, bringing updates to the game engine that will improve compatibility with Linux, Android, and iOS platforms. And finally, The Division’s first expansion, Underground, will be released on Xbox One.
The Division, an open-world RPG set in New York City during the aftermath of a viral pandemic, is the latest game from Ubisoft. The Division features a compelling story, realistic graphics, and exciting gameplay. The game is set to release on January 12, 2016.
Resident Evil 0
Releasing: January 19th, 2016
Price: $19.99 USD
Formats: Xbox One (physical and digital), PlayStation 4 (digital only), PC (Steam)
Capcom’s prequel to the Resident Evil series finally comes to current generation consoles. Resident Evil 0 originally released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2002, and follows STARS operative Rebecca Chambers as she becomes stranded with convict Billy Coen. The two must work together to escape the nightmarish Spencer Mansion, and discover the truth behind the outbreak.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is an action-packed game that will keep you entertained for hours on end. The game was released on January 26, 2016, and is available for Xbox One.
In February we got a few different Xbox One releases. The biggest releases were Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Firewatch. February also brought us a few different Indie titles like Divekick Addition Edition and Assault Android Cactus.
Firewatch is a first-person mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.
The year is 1989. You are a firefighter tasked with watching over the wilderness in Shoshone National Forest. Between answering fire calls, you explore an open world full of puzzles to solve and wildlife to discover, all while trying to uncover the truth behind strange occurrences happening in the area.
Firewatch is an adventure game from Campo Santo, coming to PC and PlayStation 4 on February 9th, 2016.
Far Cry Primal
Far Cry Primal is a first-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It was released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows in February 2016. The game is set in the Stone Age period and revolves around the story of Takkar, who starts off as an unarmed hunter and rises to become the leader of his tribe.
The game features several new mechanics not seen in previous Far Cry games, such as the ability to tame animals and use them as allies, as well as a new crafting system which allows the player to create weapons and tools.
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is a remastering of the first Gears of War videogame in 1080p. It features an improved singleplayer campaign with new cutscenes, and a newly playable prologue and epilogue. The game also includes 5 multiplayer modes including Team Deathmatch, King of the Hill, and Blitz.
Xbox One has some big games coming out in March. Here are some of the most anticipated titles.
Tom Clancy’s The Division: Underground
Tom Clancy’s The Division: Underground is an action-packed, tactical shooter set in the chaotic streets of New York City. As a member of an elite group of agents tasked with protecting the city, you’ll use cutting-edge technology and weaponry to take on deadly enemies. With an expansive campaign and a variety of multiplayer modes, Underground is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Hitman is an action-adventure stealth video game developed by IO Interactive and published by Square Enix. It is the sixth entry in the Hitman series, and was released on March 11, 2016, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The game is set after the events of Absolution.
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is a third-person shooter video game developed by PopCap Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 23, 2016.
The game is a sequel to the 2014 title Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. Unlike its predecessor, which was a multiplayer-only shooter, Garden Warfare 2 features both a cooperative and competitive multiplayer mode, as well as a single-player campaign.
The game’s story takes place in Suburbia, where the plants and zombies are engaged in an ongoing conflict. The zombies have taken over Suburbia, and the plants must fight to take it back. The game features several new plant and zombie classes, which each have their own abilities.
Garden Warfare 2 received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its gameplay, humor, and characters. However, some criticized its lack of innovation from the first game.
Gears of War 4
Dark Souls III
Dark Souls III is an action role-playing video game for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Developed by Japanese studio FromSoftware and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, the game was released in Japan in March 2016 and worldwide the following month.
Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin
Star Wars Battlefront: Bespin is set to release in June 2016 for Xbox One. This expansion adds the iconic Cloud City of Bespin to the game, as well as new weapons, star cards, and more.
quantum break is an XBOX 1 game that was released on April 5, 2016. The game has been heavily anticipated by fans of the XBOX console, as it is one of the first games to be released exclusively for the XBOX 1. The game is set in a world where time has broken down, and players must use their time-manipulation powers to survive.
There are many Xbox One games set to release in May 2016. Here is a list of some of the most anticipated games:
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Relentless thieves Nathan Drake and Victor Sullivan search for treasure in Italy, while Drake’s estranged brother, Samuel, sets out on his own quest.
ID software’s Doom was released on May 13, 2016. It is a first-person shooter video game, and a reboot of the Doom franchise. It was published by Bethesda Softworks. The player controls the protagonist, an unnamed space marine, who must fight his way through hordes of demons from Hell.
Homefront: The Revolution
Homefront: The Revolution is a first-person shooter video game developed by Dambuster Studios and published by Deep Silver. It was released in May 2016 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game is set in an alternate history scenario where the Korean People’s Army has invaded and occupied the United States. The player controls Ethan Brady, a resistance fighter who must liberating the occupying forces and taking back control of America.
The game received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for its open world design and clever use of the alternate history setting, but criticism for its poorly implemented stealth mechanics and technical issues.