By Nylles Vernon | Staff Writer |
This year is coming to a close and 2017 is right around the corner, which means that new video games are coming soon to keep us students entertained when we aren’t studying and writing papers.
Here are a few of the upcoming games being released next year that students on campus are anticipating.
“Persona 5” is set in Tokyo and revolves around a group of high school students called “Phantom Thieves”, who use powers in order to change their modern perception of life to build a better future.
Computer science major and avid gamer Kim Aguilar said, “I’m excited for ‘Persona 5’ since studying the Japanese language here at school I’ve become a big fan of anime and the Japanese culture.”
The game has already been released in Japan and will be released in April.
If you’re a fan of Norse mythology then this new installment of “God of War” is perfect for you.
This time around Kratos is still the main character and he has a son, who he must teach and protect from the world of Norse gods, vikings and monsters.
“I’ve been a fan of ‘God of War’ since the first one came out a few years ago. I love Greek and Norse mythology, so when a new one was announced I was really excited for it’s release” said freshmen Jose Campos.
As of right now, the game is still undergoing some play and story changes and is currently delayed for sometime in 2017.
If you’re into fighting games and comic books, then “Injustice 2” is the game to play.
Based on the characters from the DC Comics universe, “Injustice 2” is an all out battle that features characters such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Flash and many more. This one is also coming out some time next year.
We asked Kevin Adkins, a biology student what he was most excited about “Injustice 2.” “I’m most excited about them not sticking to well known characters of the DC, meaning we’re going to have a different roster than the first game.”
Up next would be the remake of the 1997 RPG classic, “Final Fantasy 7”.
A trailer for the remake was shown during E3 a few years back and fans have been clamoring for it’s release ever since.
Originally released on the PlayStation, Cloud and the gang must fight an eco-terrorist group to save the world.
Business student Hunter Jackson said, “For a lot of Final Fantasy fans this is where it all started.”
“I used to play the original all the time and I know that this one will be better,” continued Jackson.
Finally, one of the most anticipated games, “Kingdom Hearts 3”.
The game is currently in development and is scheduled to be released sometime during 2017.
Mixing together worlds of Final Fantasy and Disney, Sora must band together with Donald and Goofy to save their worlds from another Keyblade War.
“I really hope that this game gets released this year because it’s been over 10 years since they have released another sequel and everybody who has been waiting on this game forever,” said student Andrew Gonzalez.
From fighting, to role playing and even Greek mythology, the new year looks promising for the future of gaming.
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