By ALEX FRUECHTENICHT
There are lots of video games coming out this holiday season and next year. With so many different genres and consoles, it was difficult to narrow down only 10, but here are the top games I’m looking forward to:
10. Star Wars Battlefront (PS4, Xbox One)
When EA showed off a trailer at the Electronic Entertainment Expo last year, I was instantly hyped for a new Battlefront game.
9. Mortal Kombat X (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
Brand new characters, vast locations, gruesome fatalities and X-Ray combos have never looked better.
8. Dying Light (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
Dying Light combines the free running of Mirror’s Edge and the combat of Dead Island. Think thousands of zombies with a constant day-to-night cycle that completely changes the behavior of your undead opponents.
7. Assassin’s Creed Unity (PS4, Xbox One)
AC4 let players have fun by giving them a pirate ship and a huge open world to explore and plunder. Unity looks to take the same formula and assassinate targets with your friends.
6. The Legend of Korra (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
I was skeptical about how it would play but all that changed when I heard that Platinum Games were the developers. It looks to pay tribute to the fans of the show with equally awesome gameplay.
5. Pokémon Omega Ruby/ Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
Gamefreak is taking all of what makes Pokémon X and Y amazing and implementing them into the familiar territory of Ruby and Sapphire.
4. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (3DS)
The Shin Megami Tensei spinoff series, Persona, is making its debut on the 3DS with all of the characters from Persona 3 and 4. The gameplay will be similar to the two games the characters come from as well as tons of fan service for Persona junkies like myself.
3. Freedom Wars (PS Vita)
The Playstation Vita needs a big AAA game to bring attention to itself. Thankfully this Monster Hunter cross Attack on Titan-esque game does just that. You can zip around abandoned wasteland cities and take out giant robots with up to 4 friends.
2. Super Smash Bros. (Wii U)
With more characters than ever before, new locations, game modes and more, Super Smash Bros. is going to dominate my Friday nights for years to come.
1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PS4, Xbox One, PS3, 360)
When Hideo Kojima released Ground Zeroes, it showed off so much promise. The trailers shown off so far just get me more and more excited to get my hands on it in 2015.