For 2017, several video games have already been released during the first half, some great and some not so. During the most recent E3 conference last June 13-15, 2017, a new set of games which are set to be released around the second half of 2017 up to the first half of 2018 were shown to the audience. Many of these games were highly anticipated, while others simply came as a surprise.
On this page, we have listed down the top 10 upcoming games that will be released for the Xbox One sometime between late 2017 to early 2018, check out the list below.
You may refer to our other list for the top 10 highly anticipated games for the PlayStation 4.
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite
Developer : Capcom
Publisher : Capcom
Release Dates : September 19, 2017 (North America, Europe) ; September 21, 2017 (Japan)
Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite is the upcoming sixth main installment in the Marvel vs. Capcom crossover series. Similar to the previous installments, players can choose fighters from both Marvel comics and CapCom games.
Changes made for this game include the two-on-two fights as opposed to the previous three-on-three, and the ability to tag your partner in between combos have replaced the character assist mechanism. Another new feature added to this game is the use of the Infinity Stones to boost the stats of the fighter, and unlock their unique abilities.
The story of this game focuses on the characters from both Marvel and Capcom working together in order to save their world against a new common enemy, Ultron Sigma, who has used two of the Infinity Stones to destroy all biological life on earth.
This game is scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC on September 19 in North America and Europe, and on September 21 in Japan.
The Evil Within 2
Developer : Tango Gameworks
Publisher : Bethesda Softworks
Release Date : October 13, 2017
The sequel to Shinji Mikami’s successful survival horror, The Evil Within, this one brings us back to the psychological and twisted world surrounding protagonist Sebastian Castellanos, in his journey to finally make things clear with the fate of his daughter, Lily.
A couple of years before the events of the first game, Sebastian lost his daughter in a tragic fire incident. On this game, set three years after the first game, he becomes desperate to bring her back, so he decides to partner with the very organization responsible in destroying his former life. To bring back his daughter, and also to redeem himself, he must descend into the nightmare himself and survive.
The only way out is in.
Expect this game to be released on Friday the 13th of October, 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
Developer : MachineGames
Publisher : Bethesda Softworks
Release Date : October 27, 2017
American spy William “B.J.” Blazkowicz is at it again with his one-man missions behind enemy lines, and not just any enemy, the Nazis. After being severely injured from his battle with his nemesis General Wilhelm “Deathshead” Strasse at the end of Wolfenstein: The New Order, B.J., while still recovering, regroups the militant American Resistance and leads them to ignite a Second American Revolution against the Nazis.
Though the gameplay will remain the same as with previous Wolfenstein games, new mechanics are introduced including the ability to mix different kinds of weapon in dual wielding mode, a hatchet that can be used to perform gruesome melee attacks, and the commanders being able to call in multiple reinforcements at one time.
This first-person shooter action-adventure video game is set for release on October 27, 2017 for the Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and the PlayStation 4.
Call of Duty: WW2
Developer : Sledgehammer Games
Publisher : Activision
Release Date : November 3, 2017
The fourteenth and the latest entry to the Call of Duty first-person shooter series, this one takes us all the way back to the World War 2 setting, which the game developers have refrained from doing since 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War.
Another feature that makes a comeback are the health packs, which are supplied by your medic squadmates. This is in replacement of the health regeneration mechanic who has been present in the previous games. Aside from just health packs, other squadmates will also be providing you with ammunition, which means you won’t have to rely on ammo pickups.
The Nazi zombie campaign mode also returns, and is set in an alternate fictional historical timeline. This game is scheduled to be released on November 3, 2017 for the Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One.
Star Wars Battlefront 2
Developers : EA DICE, Criterion Games, Motive Studios
Publisher : Electronic Arts
Release Date : November 17, 2017
The second major installment in the Battlefront series reboot; the fourth one in the main Battlefront video game series; and the seventh overall which includes the titles that were released exclusively for handheld and mobile devices.
This game features a story mode for its single player campaign, and a lot of characters to choose from for its multiplayer mode. This is in response to the mixed reactions and reviews the previous installment has received due to the lack of content in both single player and multiplayer mode.
The multiplayer characters will be divided into different classes, and will feature those from the movies from Episode I: A New Hope up until Episode VII: The Force Awakens, though there will be other contents based on the upcoming Episode VIII: The Last Jedi. Since this game involves layers of futuristic sound effects, this game would be more enjoyable with a good pair of headphones, and this list of the best gaming headset designs will prove useful to you.
Developer : Turn 10 Studios
Publisher : Microsoft Studios
Release Date : October 3, 2017
Forza Motorsport 7 is an upcoming racing simulation video game which will serve as the tenth entry in the Forza game series.
This game will be featuring a total of 700 different cars which can be configured in more than 200 ways, and you even have the option to customize your driver, which is a new feature to the game. For the locations, you will be choosing from among 30 different options which are based on actual race tracks.
Another added feature to this game which is somewhat new to the series is the dynamic weather mechanics. This game is set to be released on October 3, 2017 for the Xbox One and Microsoft Windows only. For this game, you will want to use some additional accessories to fully enjoy it, and we have a list of the best gaming accessories for 2017 that you might want to check out.
Far Cry 5
Developer : Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher : Ubisoft
Release Date : February 27, 2018
One of the highly successful first-person shooters in the modern time, with four major entries released and six spinoff titles, Far Cry 5 is the series’ latest installment set to be released on February 27, 2018 for the Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One.
This game is set in a fictional county in Montana, where a cult called Eden’s Gate exists. This cult is led by Joseph Seed, a prominent figure in the county who is referred to by his followers as “The Father”. Those who oppose or resist the cult will either have their family and friends taken from them, or they may also be killed, and that is where you come in. The player will take control of a sheriff’s deputy sent to the county to arrest Seed, but instead gets involved in the war between the cult and the residents.
State of Decay 2
Developer : Undead Labs
Publisher : Microsoft Studios
Release Date : TBA 2018 (Q1/Q2 2018)
State of Decay 2 is an upcoming third-person survival game set in a zombie-infested world, it is the sequel to 2013’s State of Decay. This game will be played in a third-person perspective, and will involve not just killing off zombies head-on, but also some stealth mechanics, gathering or scavenging resources, and the building of bases and outposts to keep you and other survivors safe.
This new game will involve single player campaign, which includes AI-controlled allies, and for the first time, there will be an online coop multiplayer mode to allow players to team up. This game was supposed to be released this year, but because of delays, it has been pushed back for a release in the 1st or 2nd quarter of 2018.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Developer : Rockstar Studios
Publisher : Rockstar Games
Release Date : TBA 2018 (Q2 2018)
The sequel to the highly acclaimed “Game of the Year” winner, Red Dead Redemption, which was released in 2010, this one has already been considered a huge success even before its release. This game has been nominated as one of the Most Anticipated Games during The Game Awards in 2016.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is actually the third entry in the Red Dead video game series, which started with 2004’s Red Dead Revolver and followed by 2010’s Redemption. Just like its predecessor, this game will be a western-inspired action-adventure third person shooter set in an open word environment, and will feature both single-player campaign and an online multiplayer game mode.
The game’s developers have stated that the game’s release has been moved from the second half of 2017 to the second quarter of the following year.
Developer : Gunfire Games
Publisher : THQ Nordic
Release Date : TBA 2018
Six years after the previous installment, Gunfire Games finally has a follow-up entry to their positively reviewed Darksiders II, which was released in 2012.
Darksiders III is an upcoming action hack-and-slash game with RPG elements, and is the third entry in the entire Darksiders video game series. The game will take place in a war-torn, post-apocalyptic Earth, and the player will take control of Fury, who is one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
The story of the game revolves around the protagonist in her quest to destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. Darksiders III is scheduled to be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the PC on 2018 with no specific date as of the moment. If you can no longer hold the excitement, you may want divert your attention to our list of the best mobile games for 2017.
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