Most Anticipated Games of 2016

It just occurred to me that I don't actually know that many games releasing in 2016 that have a firm release date.  I can't really anticipate a game for 2016 when I don't even know if it's going to release this year.

And no, a release "month" or release "quarter" don't count.  That means the company doesn't actually know and it could change with no warning.  It happens all the time.

If those counted then I would be super excited for Final Fantasy XV, Star Fox Zero, No Man's Sky, Zelda for Wii U, For Honor, Mass Effect Andromeda, and the remastered version of Final Fantasy IX.  I'm still cautiously optimistic that these will release this year, but until we get firm release dates I'm putting them to the side.

The only two games that I'm really excited for with actual release dates in 2016 are Fire Emblem Fates and Firewatch.

Fire Emblem Fates is the first Fire Emblem game after the amazing success/modernization of the series that was Fire Emblem Awakening.  Awakening is constantly brought up as one of the best 3DS games ever and it's still sitting at the top of my favorite 3DS games.  I love a well made turn based strategy game and Awakening nailed it on so many levels.  Fire Emblem Fates is shaping up to be similar but with improvements all around.  And three different campaign paths which will add a ton of replay-ability.  I'm so excited for Fire Emblem Fates.  It's easily my most anticipated game of 2016.

Firewatch is a different story.  I only learned enough about it to become really intrigued.  Intrigued to the point where I know I'll buy it day one when it comes out.  Since that decision I haven't gone back to dig up more information about it.  It's an exploration game in the wild where you're some kind of park ranger with only minimal human contact.  It looks super interesting.  I'll definitely be checking it out and letting you guys know what I think.

And that's all I have.  I just glanced through a few lists of 2016 games and everything else I'm interested in has no official release date.  I'll start getting excited for those games once I know if they're actually coming out.

Besides that, I really hope the Nintendo NX launches this year.  I've basically owned every Nintendo console and I've gotten so much joy out of them.  I want to know what surprises the NX has in store for us and play around with it.


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