Top 5 Anticipated Games

Double Jump Kris MiiHi everyone! Kris here with a post that will hopefully help you get through the Monday of the week.

This year has a plethora of great games scheduled to come out! I’m sure you all have your own list of anticipated games, and I’d love for you to share them in the comments. For now, though, here are my top five anticipated games for 2016 (for the moment, anyway).

5. Fire Emblem Fates

Fire Emblem is one of my favorite franchises. The intricate characters, the classes, the support systems, the strategy you need in order to keep your units alive… There are so many brilliant aspects to the games all wrapped up in fantastic worlds with gorgeous settings and lore. Fire Emblem Fates seems to be no exception.

Although I’m not too thrilled with the idea of the separate paths with their own prices (and then there’s the third path to boot) — it just seems to be a way to milk the cash cow — I’ll definitely end up with the whole collection.

4. Yooka-Laylee

The spiritual successor of Nintendo 64’s Banjo-Kazooie, many fans have been keeping an eye on this game. Although I myself wasn’t too big of a fan of the Banjo-Kazooie games, I think Yooka-Laylee looks fantastic. The graphics are stunning, the characters are adorable, and I’m interested in seeing what Yooka and Laylee can do.

There’s no definite release date yet, but rumors have the release dated this October on every major platform. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!

3. Star Fox Zero

I was introduced to the character Fox way back on the Nintendo 64 with the first installment of Super Smash Brothers. I had never played any of his games until Star Fox Adventures for the GameCube. While I have yet to beat that particular game, I did enjoy his character enough to start looking forward to Star Fox Zero.

Shooting games aren’t exactly my forte, but I’m definitely willing to try something new in regards to video games! At the very least, I’m sure it’ll be entertaining to Rachel to see how well I do shooting!

2. Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow

Yes, I know they’re not new at all, but the Pokemon Yellow, Blue, and Red versions helped define my childhood, and I am very much looking forward to playing the games again on the virtual console. The Yellow version was my first introduction to Pokemon and my love for it has yet to waver.

In all honesty, with how spoiled I am from the newer games, it’s a wonder how my reaction will be to the virtual console games. The music, the old graphics, the lack of running shoes, I’m sure I’ll be lost in nostalgia quick enough!

1. Zelda Wii U

I remember how mind-blown I was upon seeing that first sneak peek of the new world of Hyrule for the Zelda Wii U game. The graphics look utterly gorgeous in the video and I’m eager to explore the vast world that is promised to us.

Although the end of the video lies and says, “2015,” Nintendo has confirmed it for this year (maybe even on the new generation console NX). Hopefully the game won’t need to be delayed any longer. We’ll have the HD remake of Twilight Princess to tide us over for a while, but I’m not sure I can take another year of waiting for this new Zelda game!

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