Editorial: 4 Games We're Looking Forward To in 2018.
Valkyria Chronicles 4.
Why did nobody tell me about this? You guys know how much I love Valkyria Chronicles. C'mon, guys. C'mon.
This is especially surprising after the relatively poor reception to franchise spin-off Valkyria Revolution, but I'm certainly not unhappy to see Sega putting out another classic-style Valkyria Chronicles game on a non-handhold console. In fact, I'm overjoyed.
Due to come out in Japan in Q2 2018 and worldwide at some other point in 2018, Valkyria Chronicles 4 will apparently break with the three previous games by having you play forces of the Europan Federation, instead of neutral country Gallia, as they attempt to make in-roads into the Empire.
Vampyr, a gothic RPG in the vein of Mass Effect, albeit with fewer aliens and more creatures of the night struggling with their dark impulses and Byronic tendencies, is scheduled for early 2018, and at the moment looks like one of the most exciting games of 2018.
We've seen plenty of gameplay for it at this point, so its release date is unlikely to change at this point, but it remains to be seen whether Vampyr will live up to its hype. If it does, it could launch a franchise to rival the RPG bigwigs of Dragon Age and -- well, not Mass Effect anymore, I suppose.
I don't think anyone was expecting Darksiders III to be announced some months ago, but announced it was, and given that both the previous Darksiders games were a lot of fun, even if Darksiders II loved fetch quests and busywork a bit too much.
Darksiders III, releasing at some undisclosed point in 2018, will put you in the shoes of whip-wielding Horseman of the Apocalypse Fury (because I suppose Famine isn't game-y enough) as she hunts down the Seven Deadly Sins on a wartorn Earth.
That's assuming it ever gets finished and released, which given that THQ has a history of financial troubles, it may not be.
Detroit: Become Human.
Detroit: Become Human is going to be a mess. A glorious, ridiculous, absolutely bonkers mess. It's going to be game so terrible it crosses into hilarious then back into just plain bad and then back into hilarious again, and I can't wait.
While the game was meant to come out this year, it's been delayed to Q1 or Q2 of next year, and oddly, we still don't really know what it's about, except androids and slavery and crime and cyberpunk and stuff like that.
Still, it should be a whole lot of fun, and I will most definitely be streaming it on release.