In this coming year we will be seeing many massive releases for the gaming industry, and I'll be highlighting a few I definitely know I'm buying. We have the usual annual Call of Duty game with Black Ops 2. It has the usual CoD Singleplayer and multiplayer, and if you didn't see that coming you are obviously blinder than a bat. This CoD will be based in the future which is a big change in there current games out. I can see why though because you don't wanna go back to revolutionary times and only have one gun to use, that would be boring. They are also showing a promising change of dynamics in zombies seeing how it is a key staple to Treyarch. The zombies storyline seems to delve deeper and actually have its own full length campaign rather than endless rounds. It will now be running on the multiplayer engine which means more players(and by that I mean 8 people!) and more zombies, so zombie fans watch out for Black Ops 2.
We also have lesser known titles such as Watch Dogs which had not been very well known until this years E3. First off I'm gonna say it has astonishing graphics. This includes the characters and the environment. One small yet great thing about this game is that it slides directly out of cut scenes to the game so you don't lose the feel of the game. It also shows to have similarity's to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, but this game involves the main character, Aiden Pearce, hacking into certain areas of the city, such as phones and street lights, to his advantage. Watch Dogs also seems to have a multiplayer aspect to it, but this is just speculation. Aiden also can see certain aspects of a person such as occupation, salary, and probability of the way people act. He also seems to be able to kick ass but you'll be better seeing that in the trailer than me explaining every part.
Another promising title is The Last Of Us. This is a zombie game obviously set in a post apocalyptic world, I know what your thinking another zombie game haven't we seen enough, but wait this game shows you actually having to survive on minimal resources making it more believable and like Watch Dogs the graphics look beautiful in this game making it even more enthralling. Like in every zombie game you have guns, but with the low amount resources you have you must use bullets wisely. The enemies we have seen so far include zombies which are infected by some type of genetic mutation of plants and there are also bandits who are just crazy people who want to kill for your resources.
We also have the Wii U console coming out from Nintendo. If you have for some reason not heard of this console get out from the rock you are currently under. The Wii U is showing promise with new dynamic for consoles with a touch screen controller. The Wii U can support two of these controllers which I see as very promising. It also can support what is known as a Wii U pro controller, which shows similarity's to the Xbox 360 controller, and it also supports Wii motion plus controllers. The Wii U also shows to have many 3rd party supporters for the console. One of those supporters is Ubisoft, and they are releasing ZombiU a game exclusively for the Wii U. It seems zombie games are a trend this year and ZombiU looks like another great step in the rise of zombie games. It utilizes the touch screen controller so you can use it as your inventory, a scanner, and a way to unlock doors through codes. We know little about the story except that it is set somewhere in Europe and I hope they don't just build up a crappy story around great game dynamics and if they do, for shame Ubisoft. Unfortunately I don't have enough time in my day(considering it's 3:30 a.m. while I write this) to talk about every release this coming year, but I hope I gave you just a little insight on games you may want to see and spend all of your glorious money on.
(Editors note - Apologies for the basic image, we're both currently at work!)