We're only a month into 2017, and our wallets are already weeping at just how many amazing games are coming our way. We've sifted through all the upcoming PS4 games, upcoming Xbox One games, and upcoming Nintendo Switch games to present you with the most exciting titles on the horizon, organized by release date so you can calculate just how soon you need to start saving up. Some are innovative new ideas, others are highly anticipated sequels; some have definitive release dates, while others might be over a year away. But whatever the case, we can't wait to play them.
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Release date: February 7, 2017
With its intricate combat mechanics, massive weapon variety, and incredibly demanding difficulty, Nioh could be Team Ninja's most rewarding challenge since the Ninja Gaiden reboot. This third-person action RPG clearly mimics the tough-but-fair framework of the Dark Souls series, setting your repeatedly-die-and-try-again struggles in a demon-plagued version of feudal Japan. As the European samurai William Adams, you'll have to slash your way through all manner of cunning, resilient enemies in the pursuit of new gear, upgraded abilities, and that surge of accomplishment that comes with finally beating a gruelling boss fight. And don't think of this as a knock-off - Nioh distinguishes itself from Dark Souls in some pretty crucial ways, so fans of FromSoftware's lauded series should enjoy Nioh's refreshing tweaks to a proven formula.