Top Upcoming Action-Adventure Video Games of 2017

Top upcoming action-adventure video games of 2017 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch.

 

2017 is nearly upon us and it’s time we start looking towards the upcoming releases of the upcoming new year. There are plenty of great titles already announced and slated or expected to launch at some point throughout 2017. For today’s list we decided to cover some of our most anticipated action-adventure video games of 2017. Take a look at our list and let us know what upcoming video games you’re looking forward in playing most by leaving a comment down below.


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Horizon Zero Dawn

Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: February 28, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn will mark as the first IP developed by Guerrilla Games since their release of Killzone in 2004. This is an action role-playing video game title that is set a thousand years into the future.

Mankind has mysteriously fallen with cities only a shell of a once thriving society. Now only small tribal groups remain with giant predatory mechanical beasts roam the world openly. The plot will revolve around a female hunter named Aloy who sets out on a journey to explore the open world, meet with other tribes, and potentially learn of the reason mankind fell to being with.


Red Dead Redemption 2

Developer: Rockstar Games
Publisher: Take-Two Interactive
Platforms: PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

So far there is nothing we know officially about Red Dead Redemption 2 other than Rockstar Games is currently working on the third entry to the Red Dead series.

With Red Dead Redemption being a critically acclaimed hit and fans eager to continue with the Grand Theft Auto style gameplay set in the old west, Rockstar Games isn’t revealing just what all they have planned for their next entry quite yet. One thing is for sure, we certainly hope that Red Dead Redemption 2 will at least offer PC gamers a chance to pick up the video game installment.


The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Developer: Nintendo EPD
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: TBA 2017

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will mark as the nineteenth main installment to The Legend of Zelda franchise. This time around, players will be placed in a large open-world environment with the ability to play through the game’s dungeons in any order.

Within The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, players will take on the role of Link after he awakens from a deep slumber that lasted a hundred years. A mysterious voice alerts link to reach a ruined Kingdom known as Hyrule where he will learn of Calamity Ganon, the antagonist who had previously destroyed Hyrule, though, during the process, he had trapped himself within the Kingdom. Ultimately, Link will have to train and prepare for a battle against Calamity Ganon before he escapes and destroys the world.


Nier: Automata

Developer: PlatinumGames
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PC, PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

Nier: Automata is an upcoming action role-playing video game. Taking place after the fourth ending of the previously released Nier, Automata follows YoRHa, androids sent to Earth to fight the invaders in a proxy war.

Being set in an open world environment, players will control multiple characters with combat mainly focused on melee weapons. Unfortunately, while Japan has a confirmed release date within 2017, a specific western release date was not officially revealed.


Super Mario Odyssey

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Switch
Release Date: TBD 2017

Super Mario Odyssey was unveiled during E3 2016 and we haven’t received too many details about the game. Players will be taking the role of Mario where gameplay is free roam similar to Super Mario 64. Likewise, it seems that Mario will find himself outside of the Mushroom Kingdom and in drastically different environments than before such as a city level inspired by New York City.


Prey

Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher:  Bethesda Softworks
Platform: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: 5 May 2017

Prey first debuted in 2006 where this latest installment to the franchise acts as a re-imagining of the initial title. Players take on the role of Morgan Yu on board of the space station Talos I. Invaded by an alien species, Morgan is up against the odds as he must explore the area, locate items, unlock areas, and make it out alive.


Nioh

Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher:  Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS4
Release Date: 7 February 2017

Often described as Dark Souls meets an ancient Japanese samurai setting, fans of challenging yet rewarding video game titles will want to check Nioh out. The video game is not only stunning, but has received plenty of critical acclaim. Within the game, players will be facing against various clans within Japan while they also seek to destroy a new troubling foe, creatures known as yokai.


Agents of Mayhem

Developer: Volition
Publisher:  Deep Silver
Platform: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: 15 August 2017

Agents of Mayhem is a spin-off title for the Saints Row series. Set after Saints Row IV’s expansion, Gat out of Hell, the game follows an organization known as Mayhem, which is a collection of individuals who have super powers.

Being that the title is set in the Saints Row universe, you can expect a very out there yet thrilling title to enjoy when it launches this August.


Yakuza 0

Developer: Sega
Publisher:  Sega
Platform: PS3, PS4
Release Date: 24 January 2017

If you played past Yakuza titles then the latest installment is something you won’t want to miss out on. Acting as a prequel, players will see the story taking place in December 1988 at Kamurocho and Sotenbori. As to be expected, the game follows Kazuma Kiryu and Goro Majima where the two find themselves in the middle of the Empty Lot issue between various underground organizations throughout Japan.


Gravity Rush 2

Developer: SIE Japan Studio, Project Siren
Publisher:  Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS4
Release Date: 18 January 2017

If you enjoyed the first Gravity Rush, it would be amiss not to pick up the sequel. Taking place right after the events of the first game, Gravity Rush 2 follows Kat and Raven as they investigate a strange gravity wave disturbance.


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