10 Games We're Anxiously Awaiting

by Jake Galouzis Featured 33 Comments 35 Votes 5924 Views 06/09/2012 Back to Articles

With the rumoured release of Microsoft and Sony’s next generation consoles and a huge array of blockbuster games set to hit stores, 2013 is shaping up to be a very busy year for the gaming industry. Already confirmed for a 2013 debut are titles such as Ninja Theory’s upcoming Devil May Cry reboot, BioShock Infinite and Tomb Raider. But what about the games that still haven’t been given an official release date yet? Let’s take a look at some of the titles we’ll be seeing in the later half of 2013, and possibly 2014.


Beyond: Two Souls | Quantic Dream


Continuing on with the success of interactive psychological thriller Heavy Rain, Quantic Dream don’t seem to be straying too far away from their cinematic formula with Beyond: Two Souls. With a rumoured release date between April-June of 2013, Beyond: Two Souls promises to provide gamers with a totally unique experience to anything they’ll be seeing next year. While details regarding the storyline are still scarce, we do know that players will take control of protagonist Jodie Holmes and her spiritual companion (imaginary friend?) known as Aiden. Quantic Dream head David Cage wants to give players a more emotional and interactive experience – which ties in with Beyond: Two Souls central theme of life after death.


Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 | MercurySteam


A follow-up to the reboot of the Castlevania series in 2010, MercurySteam have promised that Lords of Shadow 2 will feature a deeper combat system and more non-linear worlds than its predecessor. The game has been slated for release in 2013 and will once again follow the path of protagonist Gabriel Belmont, or Dracula as he was revealed to be in Lords of Shadow. Seeking to be released from his immortal bonds to join his beloved wife, Marie, Dracula must return to the Belmont castle and face a new and potent threat.


Deadpool | High Moon Studios

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With one of the best release trailers of recent times, it’s hard not to be excited over the idea of Deadpool headlining his very first video game. Whilst all we’ve seen of the title is its Comic-Con reveal, we know that Deadpool will be a third-person action game and will certainly feature a large amount of the tongue-in-cheek humour and fourth-wall breaking Deadpool is known for. With the game set for a 2013 release, the Merc with a Mouth is sure to be enjoying the limelight with a movie in the works as well.


Doom 4 | id Software


2013 will mark nine years since the release of Doom 3, and 20 years since the inception of the legendary franchise. The story of Doom 4 is rumoured to follow the aftermath of a “hell on Earth” scenario, and will look ”three times better” than id Software’s latest release, Rage, according to co-founder John Carmack. Doom 4 has a tentative 2013 release date attached to it, and for the first time will be a simultaneous multiplatform release on the PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. However, with the game said to have been indefinitely postponed during different stages of development, and Carmack stating “the game will be done when it’s done”, don’t be surprised if Doom 4 is pushed into 2014.


Fortnite | Epic Games


Fortnite is the latest title in development by Epic Games and is set for a PC-only release in 2013. Fortnite will be the first game to utilise Epic’s new Unreal Engine 4. The focus of the game will be for players to be creative and collaborative during the daytime by scavenging and building their fort to protect themselves, so when night comes they can defend themselves from hordes of monsters. Fortnite will feature many sandbox elements, with players able to manipulate objects within their fort (such as roofs and windows) to suit their needs.


GTA V | Rockstar Games


Rockstar have had the gaming world on edge since the announcement of GTA V in November 2011, with each piece of new information regarding the game seemingly creating a frenzy online. GTA V will be set in San Andreas, and fans can only hope that the next installment lives up to the standards of last generation’s aforementioned classic. We know that we’ll be able to paraglide, fly planes and possibly even play tennis – yet the most anticipated question is still yet to be answered – when will GTA V be released? Opinions are divided on the topic, but we know for sure that we’ll be seeing it sometime in 2013.


The Last Guardian | Team Ico

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The Last Guardian follows the story of a boy and his developing friendship and emotional attachment to a giant creature named Trico. The Last Guardian will share various similarities with director Fumito Udea’s previous titles, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, with many praising the stunning setting seen in the game’s trailer from E3 2009. However, it’s lengthy development time and issues surrounding it has seen The Last Guardian has become more of a phantom, as of late. Noticeably absent from the Tokyo Game Show in 2011 and E3 2012, the release date has now been pushed back from late 2011 (as announced in 2010) to a now indefinite TBA. Let’s hope we see the inevitably-beautiful game in 2013/14.


Metro: Last Light | 4A Games


Metro: Last Light is a sequel to 2010’s Metro 2033 and will feature a similar post-apocalyptic setting to its predecessor, in the Moscow Metro Rail System. The game will feature a dark, gritty setting and if the trailers are anything to go by, players will be facing some pretty peculiar monsters. THQ have previously announced that Metro: Last Light will be released in Q1 2013, which means that we’ll hopefully be seeing it sometime between January-March.


The Last of Us | Naughty Dog


The Last of Us is set in an almost post-apocalyptic setting in Boston, 20 years after a plague has ravaged through the human race and decimated modern society as we know it. The game will focus around its two main characters, Ellie and Joel, with the latter character being forced to look after 14-year-old Ellie after making a promise to a dying friend. The Last of Us is being developed by Naughty Dog and looks set to maintain the studio’s lofty standards created by the success of the Unchartered series. The game is set to be released sometime in Q2 2013, between April-June.


Watch Dogs | Ubisoft

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Watch Dogs certainly capitalised on an underwhelming E3 2012 show by stunning the audience and viewers worldwide with its unique reveal. Little is known about the story behind the game – it is said to revolve around the world’s increasing use of technology and how all data is interconnected. Watch Dogs is set in an alternate reality of Chicago, where anti-hero Aiden Pierce is able to access a super computer to gather and manipulate information on the city’s residents and just about everything else. The game will be set in an open world and there will be a variety of ways for players to complete missions using Aiden’s different abilities.


What games do you think should be included/excluded from this list?

By Jake Galouzis

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Halo 4? I don't know, maybe I'm getting all fanboy, but I'd think that a new developer, flagship Microsoft franchise, last big Xbox 360, should be getting more love in these "most anticipated" or "most wanted" games list.

Or is this more of a, "games we dont know much about but can't wait for" list?

:P
Never heard of Watch Dogs before, looks and sounds awesome!

Milky said: Never heard of Watch Dogs before, looks and sounds awesome!


It was the most anticipated game of E3 2012, I was floored by it.

Personally my top 5 are (not in any particular order): Halo 4, GTA V, Watch Dogs, Rome II: Total War, and Assassin's Creed III. (love)
*shrugs* didn't pay any attention to E3 this year :P
Maaaan, Watch Dogs looks fantastic! I also agree with Beta.
GTA V for sure. Doom 4 comes second - even though I've never played a Doom game before but I'm seriously craving a non-linear, non-military shooter. I imagine the guns will be spec-****ing-tacular.
I'm looking forward to Grid 2, Doom 4, and that Star Wars 1313.

Beta said: Halo 4? I don't know, maybe I'm getting all fanboy, but I'd think that a new developer, flagship Microsoft franchise, last big Xbox 360, should be getting more love in these "most anticipated" or "most wanted" games list.
Or is this more of a, "games we dont know much about but can't wait for" list?



As my first paragraph read, this is a list of games coming out in 2013/14 that haven't been given release dates yet :P
BLACK OPS 2.


'Nuff said.
this is a pretty good list of games that we wait patiently for a release date.


As much as I like metro and the concept (the russian stations are awesome) I'd replace that with MGS: Ground zeroes :)

though it was a toss up between that and fortnite on your list but it's a pretty interesting game and looks like it'll be fun.
List is stupid when their is no Final Fantasy Versus in it. metro is one of the shittest games i have ever played and its new game gets on the list because its a shooter.
also deadpool really? lol what a movie game is going to be great?

Dusty Lids said: also deadpool really? lol what a movie game is going to be great?

It's not a movie game.
umm, WHERE THE **** IS SPLINTER CELL

Dusty Lids said: List is stupid when their is no Final Fantasy Versus in it. metro is one of the shittest games i have ever played and its new game gets on the list because its a shooter.

Stfu.

Kenni said:

Dusty Lids said: List is stupid when their is no Final Fantasy Versus in it. metro is one of the shittest games i have ever played and its new game gets on the list because its a shooter.

Stfu.


10 Games Were Anxiously Awaiting

JJake said: As my first paragraph read, this is a list of games coming out in 2013/14 that haven't been given release dates yet



People don't seem to read articles before commenting.

GTAV will release in April or May of next year. I'm calling it for the 16th of May. ;)
Bioshock Infinite [Derp]
How dare you not have Tomb Raider on this list! EL DIABLO!! 10 Games Were Anxiously Awaiting
Good to see some original titles in there amongst all the usual sequels.

Dusty Lids said: List is stupid when their is no Final Fantasy Versus in it. metro is one of the shittest games i have ever played and its new game gets on the list because its a shooter.



It's probably not on his list because of how unsure the general public and Square Enix seem to be on it. It's been six years.

I<3HW said: How dare you not have Tomb Raider on this list! EL DIABLO!!



Tomb Raider has been given an official release date of 5 March 2013, I even mentioned it in my first paragraph. Please, and this goes out to a few others that have posted on here as well, don't post if you haven't been bothered to read what I've written.
Relax guys. If you can't read don't bother with commenting. Besides everything, its still an opinion list. And it's good, just look at all the high quality games mentioned.

Im excited for Fortnite and The Last Of Us. :)

Trabman said:Besides everything, its still an opinion list.



Trabman said: Relax guys. If you can't read don't bother with commenting.




But people are commenting there opinions? [MOG]
What a crappy list is crappy! [Facepalm]

Didnt even include: PlayStation allstars, NeedForSpeed: Hot Pursuit :'(
I did a survey that asked if i had heard of the last of us, i thought that was kinda weird.
I can't wait for Deadpool, I'm a huge fan of the comics, annnd you can probably tell I am a fan by looking at my avatar...

W84NO1 said:
Didnt even include: PlayStation allstars


how could halo 4 not be on this list or maybe black ops 2 two major games coming out

darkviking said: how could halo 4 not be on this list or maybe black ops 2 two major games coming out


Games We're Anxiously Awaiting
Black Ops 2 already came out, man. 2 years ago, it was called Black Ops.

darkviking said: how could halo 4 not be on this list or maybe black ops 2 two major games coming out



I've officially lost all hope in humanity.

Dusty Lids said: List is stupid when their is no Final Fantasy Versus in it. metro is one of the shittest games i have ever played and its new game gets on the list because its a shooter.


All you do is whinge

Make your own list if you aren't happy with this one,

ps FF versus can suck my left nut

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