The second part of HITC’s look at notable games waiting to be released in 2014.
In part one we looked at games which are due for release this month up until mid October - in part two we’ll continue into October and finish off with some games that are said to be releasing later in the year but exact dates are yet unknown.
Take a look at the remainder of the games we think you should be keeping an eye on, whether they be triple-A titles or smaller indie developments.
Assassin’s Creed Unity – 28th October
Set in 18th century Paris, during the French Revolution, Unity certainly looks incredible, and the E3 co-op demo shown off last month certainly gives you cause for excitement. With the increased power of the PS4 and Xbox One, and of course PCs, the graphics are looking super impressive, and the number of people in the crowds have been increased dramatically, which gives a great sense of scale.
More on Assassin’s Creed Unity:
- Sexism claims over lack of female characters
- E3 co-op demo is gorgeous
- Create your own assassin that could feature in new TV ad
Sunset Overdrive – 28th October
The hype-train has been in full effect for Insomniac Games’ newest IP, but we don’t think it needs the hype as it looks like this third-person mutant blaster is going to do well on its own merit. Insane weapons, fast environment traversal with grinding, bouncing and wall-running, plus a colourful cast of characters – yeah, this has us crossing our fingers it will deliver on release.
More on Sunset Overdrive:
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 4th November
We’re quietly optimistic about Advanced Warfare - this latest iteration could freshen up the gameplay with the exoskeleton and it’s abilities for jumping higher and cloaking you, plus those gloves that allow you to climb walls. We’ve only got a few months to wait so we’ll all know soon enough, eh.
More on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare:
- A tech vid has us quietly optimistic here at HITC
- E3 gameplay demo has giant spider-tanks and drone swarms
The Crew – 11th November (US)/14th November (UK)
The sheer scale of this game has us interested here at HITC – the developers have recreated the entirety of North America for you to drive around, which takes about 2 hours to drive from one coast to the other – that’s huge. In the game you can form ‘crews’ made up of you and your friends to race together and compete online against others. The car customisation looks incredible too, allowing you to build your vehicles from scratch.
Far Cry 4 – 18th November
Ubisoft are taking us to the Himalayas this time around and man does it look gorgeous. Sure, we can ride elephants and gyrocopters, jump from one vehicle to another in order to stab some poor dude in the neck and steal his ride, only to then jump out over a cliff and wingsuit-glide to our next destination, but is that really what we want from our Far Cry 4? Yes, yes it is.
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Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire – 21st November (US)/28th November (UK)
As full remakes of the originals, Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Sapphire, released on Gameboy Advance back in 2002, the new versions will be available on 3DS. The game is set to have new Mega Evolutions for Sceptile and Swampert, and also features Primal versions of Groudon and Kyogre which are featured on the game’s boxes.
More on Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire:
Ori and the Blind Forest – Due Q3 2014
First revealed during Microsoft’s E3 press conference, Ori and the Blind Forest is a 2D platformer that looks gorgeous. The trailer for the game pulled on our heart strings, and the gameplay shown looks solid and super smooth. Did we mention it looks gorgeous?
GTA V – Due Q3/Q4 2014
The fastest-selling game of all time, Grand Theft Auto V, is coming to current-gen consoles and PC sometime later this year. Whilst it’s not a completely new game for our list here, it’s definitely a title we’re excited about. The last-gen console versions are great, but the prospect of enhanced graphics, better framerates and the inevitability that the PC modding community are going to create some incredible additions to the game world, keeps us chomping at the bit for more information on its release.
More on GTA V:
- Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar games over GTA V character
- First-person GTA V mod
- PS3/PS4 GTA V graphics comparison
Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number – Due out Q3 2014
The sequel to the ever-so-brilliant Hotline Miami, Wrong Number is said to take place before and after the events of the first game. Utilising super-fast top-down twitch gameplay, with dashings of violence and blood, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number will carry on the gore-fest but will also introduce a new level editor too. Oh, and of course we’ll get to hear more of that awesome music.
And that’s your lot. 18 titles we’re looking forward to here at HITC, and think you should definitely be keeping in your sights. If there are any games not featured in our list that you think deserve a mention, let us know which games and why in the comments below. And don't forget to check out part one of our list over here.