5 Games to Look forward to in Summer 2017 PC
No matter what you play or how you play it, there are some incredible video games heading to the general market in 2017. From consoles to computers, there will be some superb new releases available by summer – and even more to be announced at this year’s E3 event. From action and adventure to logic and strategy, the games below offer something for every player. Take a look at 2017’s top summer releases, coming to a store or site near you very soon. So, here goes the list of 5 Games to look forward to in this summer 2017.
Bandai’s classic fighting series has confirmed the release of the seventh installment in summer 2017 and is definitely one of the game to look forward to. The sequel has been a long time coming, and was first seen back in 2015 in Japanese arcades. This dark, deep version of the old classic tale has a fresh feel and two new gameplay modes, making it different enough to bring in new players. It still retains the typical one-on-one battles we know and love from Tekken and adds in a broad online match-up service, as well as local battles with multiple controllers: something lacking in modern gaming. It is still unclear whether online cross-platform fights will be able to go ahead through the game, but it will be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – including the upgraded console versions.
Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy
When Activision and Sony first started talking about a revival of Crash Bandicoot, the idea was to remaster the game so it would scale up to the new console, ready for a backplay-style re-release. However, the insane jump in quality from Crash as you remember him to the HD glory of a current-generation console meant that the old game needed some serious work. With all that effort going in, the team felt they might as well give everything else a shake-up. The result? Three great new Crash Bandicoot games wrapped up in one. Due for release in June 2017, this is sure to be a summer hit. The bad news? This is a PS4 exclusive, so Xbox and Steam players will miss out for now.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
PC players are getting excited as the release date for this latest Warhammer installment approaches. Seven years have passed since DoW II, and this new version brings in some amazing gameplay elements: such as real-time strategy and massive multiplayer battles. The computer-only nature of the game is understandable: the open builder and the vast universe need a whole lot of processing power to keep everything smooth. Dawn of War III has the potential to be even bigger than its popular first title, and there is a real buzz around the gaming community that suggests this could be one of the year’s big surprises for top sales.
Mario Kart 8
The Mario Kart franchise has clocked up sales of 36.38 million thanks to its social aspect and its hugely addictive, brightly coloured races. The Wii has a lot to thank Mario Kart for: it played a key role in creating huge sales for what was originally a rather radical and unpopular gaming console. Today Mario fans are expecting great things from the latest edition of this classic racing game, which will be released to Nintendo’s innovative new console-tablet hybrid, the Nintendo Switch. It will feature everybody’s favourite Super Mario Bros characters and themes, with hundreds of new racing tracks and environments, and plenty of different play styles. Classic split screen and local multiplayer modes are back, but you can also look forward to some engaging single player game aspects.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Okay, so this one won’t be with us until late summer at the earliest – but it is too exciting not to mention. Rockstar’s sequel to the massively popular Red Dead Redemption was teased late last year and confirmed a few weeks later. It is actually more of a prequel, taking the story back to John Marston’s early days and discovering more of the tale through a fresh take on the timeline. The early trailers are not giving much away, but the incredible leap in graphics quality and the promise of a better soundtrack are already selling the game hard.
Deals and savings on top video games
Make sure you get a great price on new titles: avoid paying over the odds when there are so many discounts and deals available. Top game suppliers including high street store Game will be stocking many of the above titles this summer. In the meantime, you could grab some bargains, with a whole host of online deals for the first quarter’s best releases.
Watch this space for further news on the year’s upcoming video game titles. E3 is just a few months away, and the video games conference is always packed with surprise announcements from leading studios. We will bring you all the gossip on games content for 2017 when the gaming expo opens in June of this year.