2016 will be a year jam-packed with new games and exciting experiences. Here are just two we've picked out as highlights to lookforward to for 2016 which you might not expect, and certainly add some new flavour to the gaming sphere.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
The prequel to the critically acclaimed Mirrors Edge is finally on the tip of the release tongue, with fans waiting 6 years for a new game. With the DiCE team, we know the 6 years wait will most definitely be worth it. We see footage of a familiar face, the games’ female protagonist Faith Connors gliding through the City of Glass, fighting against an oppressive police state and fighting for the people’s freedom. The original Mirrors Edge offered very strict, scripted levels, with the only mobility being a few different ways to traverse the limited environment, however, with technological advancements and the new Frostbite 3 engine, players will enter an open-world which will give the player more freedom, and opens doors to new puzzles and scenarios. The combat system has been heavily overhauled, focusing on the pacifistic narrative of Faith, removing guns as a weapons choice all together. Prepare to run across this beautiful city on May 26, 2016 on PS4, PC and XBOX ONE.
DOOM is a series of games which needs no introduction. The godfather of FPS shoot ’em games is set to return with a gore fueled bang this year, brought to us by id Software. The game tears away from the survival horror of DOOM 3, a game which failed to live up to the high expectations of many fans, and instead returns to a bullet storm hell scape in which you tear apart enemies with your bare hands and blast them into a thousand pieces with signature weapons. The unofficial motto of the game appears to be “”badass demons, big effing guns, and moving really fast”. The Revenant, Mancubus, and Cyberdemon return from previous games, and with slight redesigns look as scary and fun as ever. The game ignores modern cover mechanics to try and adopt a fast paced run and gun system, in an attempt to please old fans of the original games. Multiple multiplayer modes return to DOOM, such as four-player deathmatch, domination, freeze tag, and clan arena. A new addition to the game will be the Doom “SnapMap” where players can construct new game maps and modes and then share their content online with other players. The game will be hitting XBOX ONE, PS4 and PC later this year.