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Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Anticipated Games of the Summer

Summer is finally upon us and the box office will have it’s metaphorical hands busy with all of the incredible movies due for release in the coming months.  But, we can’t let the theaters take all the credit for summertime fun.  The following list of the top ten anticipated games of the summer ensures that there is just as much to enjoy from the video game industry in the coming months as well!

 

TOP TENXILIA

10. Tales of Xilia 2

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Genre:  RPG

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Release Date: 08/19/2014

Rating: Pending

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Publisher: Bandai Namco Games

Tales of Xillia 2 is set a year after Tales of Xillia, and revolves around Ludger Kresnik, a run-of-the-mill man who lives with his brother and cat, and Elle Marta, a young and dependable girl who Ludger meets by chance. Throughout the game the player will have to make decisions for Ludger that will cause the story to branch out in a new direction.

Tales of Xillia 2 features the return of the linking system from the original Tales of Xillia, in which players can link to any active party member in battle to team up and destroy enemies with support attacks and powerful linked artes attacks. The game also features a new Weapon Swap mechanic while in battle, meaning that players can switch between three main weapons; a sledgehammer, dual pistols and dual blades in real-time during combat.

 

TOP TENUFC

9. EA Sports UFC

Genre:  Fighting

Release Date: 06/17/2014

Rating: T for Teen

Publisher: EA Games

Electronic Arts teams with Ultimate Fighting Championship to bring the ferocity of mixed-martial arts to players everywhere. Developed by the team behind the critically-acclaimed Fight Night franchise, and powered by EA Sports Ignite technology, EA Sports UFC brings the action, emotion and intensity inside the Octagon to life in ways that were never before possible. The next-generation of True Player Motion not only showcases the diverse, powerful and fluid of attacks of elite mixed martial artists through Precision Movement, Dynamic Striking and Strategic Submission Battles, but also brings the combatants to life with a Full Body Deformer and Real-Time Exertion. The simulation of Human Intelligence takes leaps forward with the strategic and adaptive MMAi system and is expressed through the most realistic characters ever created in a sports game.

 

TOP TENMURDERED

8. Murdered: Soul Suspect

Genre:  Adventure

Release Date: 06/03/2014

Rating:  M for Mature

Publisher:  Square Enix

Murdered: Soul Suspect is a dark detective thriller with a supernatural twist: the mystery you are solving is your own murder from the afterlife. Play as Ronan O’Connor, a Salem police detective with a checkered past, whose life is brought to an untimely end by a brutal killer. Trapped in a limbo world called Dusk, he is unable to find peace until he can bring his killer to justice.

Using his new-found supernatural abilities, Ronan is free to explore the town of Salem, Massachusetts, from his shadowy afterlife. Unable to communicate with the detectives on his case, Ronan must read the minds of the living, influencing their thoughts and actions. As part of his investigation, he must interrogate the ghosts of Salem’s past citizens to piece together the puzzle, while battling demonic spirits to save his soul and uncover the shocking truth about who is responsible for his death.

 

TOP TENENEMY

7. Enemy Front

Genre:  First-Person Shooter

Release Date: 06/10/2014

Rating:  Pending

Publisher:  CI Games

Enemy Front brings World War II devotees a gripping FPS experience with advanced visuals and a richly interactive combat sandbox gameplay experience. The game gives the player full freedom to own their playing style: run & gun, stealth, subterfuge — all are viable approaches to win this battle.

Against the visceral backdrop of breathtaking European locales, the player takes on the role of American war correspondent Robert Hawkins, as he fights — and covers — iconic missions from anti-Nazi Resistance operations in France, Nazi Germany, Norway, and Warsaw throughout WW2.

 

TOP TENH1Z1

6. H1Z1

Genre:  Action

Release Date: TBA

Rating:  Pending

Publisher:  Sony Online Entertainment

H1Z1 is an MMO game that allows players to take on the role of an apocalypse survivor who is in a world filled with zombies. Finding themselves in a post-apocalyptic world, players must strategize in order to survive a worldwide infection, choosing to either band together or fight against one another in PvP combat.

 

tOP TENDRAK

5. Drakengard 3

Genre:  Third-Person Action

Release Date: 05/21/2014

Rating:  M for Mature

Publisher:  Square Enix

Drakengard 3 transports players to a medieval world where six goddess-like sisters known as “Intoners” have brought peace to the earth with their power to manipulate magic through song. Harmony is disrupted, however, when the eldest sister, Zero, attempts to murder her younger sisters with the help of her dragon companion, Mikhail. As the story progresses, players find themselves in a battle to unravel the mystery of Zero and learn her true intentions.

A prequel to the original Drakengard, Drakengard 3 features the series’ signature brand of action, pitting players against hordes of fiends and foes in remorseless hack-and-slash ground combat, and then sending them soaring for pitched aerial battles on the back of the dragon

 

TOP TENTRANSISTOR

4. Transistor

Genre:  Action

Release Date: 05/20/2014

Rating:  Pending

Publisher:  Supergiant Games

In Transistor, players assume the role of a young woman who gains control of a powerful weapon after a mysterious group of assailants nearly kills her with it. Now she must fight from street to street against forces that will stop at nothing to recover the weapon. During the course of the adventure, players will piece together the Transistor’s mysteries as they pursue its former owners.

 

TOP TENMARIO

3. Mario Kart 8

Genre:  Racing

Release Date: 05/30/2014

Rating:  E for Everyone

Publisher:  Nintendo

Turn your racing experience upside down! Nintendo’s Mario Kart franchise comes to the Wii U console in full HD, introducing new racing circuit designs and anti-gravity karts that will have players driving upside down. And for the first time, all of Bowser’s seven Koopalings are playable characters– get a taste of being bad on the race track by playing as Iggy, Larry, Lemmy, Ludwig, Morton, Roy and Wendy. Players will also enjoy a variety of series-favorite features, including the return of 12-player online competitive play, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes.

 

Wolfenstein: The New Order

2. Wolfenstein: The New Order

Genre:  Racing

Release Date: 05/20/2014

Rating:  M for Mature

Publisher:  Bethesda Softworks

Evil minds have created the ultimate terror and only you can stop them in Wolfenstein: The New Order, a re-imagining of the classic FPS franchise.

 

TOP TENWATCH

1. Watch Dogs

Genre:  Action

Release Date: 05/27/2014

Rating:  M for Mature

Publisher:  Ubisoft

Watch Dogs blends cutting-edge technologies and sophisticated game design into a realistic and living open world where players must use any means at their disposal to take down a corrupt system.

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