Top Upcoming Video Games of 2017 For Kids

We are just days away from the upcoming new year and it’s time we start narrowing down some of our most anticipated video games releasing throughout 2017. If you’re looking to enjoy a new upcoming release with a younger audience then we have a list of video game titles you should keep an eye out for. Here are some of our upcoming favorites and let us know what video games you’re looking forward in playing most by leaving a comment down below.

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Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: 3DS
Release Date: TBA 2017

Fans have been eagerly awaiting for a new installment to the Pikmin franchise. In the past, we have heard statements from the series creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, that a new installment would be coming out into the market. According to Miyamoto, Nintendo has been working on a new Pikmin title and that there were different ideas that the famed developer thought about doing to the series.

During a Nintendo Director on September 1, 2016, Nintendo unveiled a new Pikmin title that would be a side-scrolling action game for the 3DS and would be slated to launch at some point in 2017. What is unconfirmed is if this is the next main installment that Shigeru Miyamoto previously stated was in the works or a spinoff.

Sonic Mania

Developer: Headcannon, PagodaWest Games
Publisher: Sega
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: Q2 2017

Sonic the Hedgehog is a staple video game character. Decades have passed and to this day, there are still new Sonic games being pumped out. While some of the more recent releases haven’t fetched the same fame and glory for Sega as the initial releases, there is one title that is really becoming hyped up.

Sonic Mania is an upcoming side-scrolling platformer that fans of the original Sonic the Hedgehog titles are eager to get their hands on. This upcoming title will return to the original gameplay and visual art styles which certainly plays towards the nostalgic factor for some gamers.

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.

Kingdom Hearts 3

Developer: Square Enix 1st Production Department
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: Expected 2017

Everyone should be well aware of the Kingdom Hearts franchise. The third installment is expected to release in 2017. Since the release of Kingdom Hearts 2, The Walt Disney Company had acquired Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Entertainment, and Lucasfilm, which could result in seeing a new variety of characters and worlds from these three new acquired companies.

As before, Sora will be the leading protagonist of the video game while he will have help in his journey from Riku, Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey, among a series of other Final Fantasy and Disney characters.


Developer: Playtonic Games
Publisher: Team17
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, Wii U
Release Date: TBA 2017

Development team Playtonic Games contains several former key staff members from studio Rare. As such, the team has opted to make a spiritual successor to one of their previous successful titles, Banjo-Kazooie. Releasing at some point during the first quarter of 2017 is Yooka-Laylee.

Much like Banjo-Kazooie, there will be plenty of items to collect during your platform adventure. Furthermore, similar to Banjo-Kazooie, there will be two main characters who must stop the evil Dr. Quak from stealing all the world literature and selling it for profit.

A Hat in Time

Developer: Gears for Breakfast
Publisher: Gears for Breakfast
Platforms: PC
Release Date: TBA 2017

Developers Gears for Breakfast is working at a platformer that resembles some of the more beloved platform titles released for the Nintendo 64. The upcoming release, A Hat in Time, will play out similarly to Super Mario 64 and Banjo-Kazooie, as there is a heavy emphasis on collecting missing pieces scattered through the game world.

In the overall story, players will take on the role of a young girl named Hat Kid. Hat Kid has the ability to interstellar travel, though during her way home she is intercepted by a Mafia group under control of the evil Mustache Girl.

Stranded, Hat Kid must collect her missing “time pieces” that have been scattered throughout the world before she is able to refuel her ship, but she will be racing against the clock as Mustache Girl and her goons are collecting them as well.

Crash Bandicoot Remastered Collection


Developer: Vicarious Visions
Publisher: Activision
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

You’re likely fully aware of the video game franchise Crash Bandicoot, which got its start on the original Sony PlayStation. Now, decades later, the video game franchise is receiving a proper remastered collection.

Releasing exclusively on the PlayStation 4, Crash Bandicoot Remastered Collection will include Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and lastly, Crash Bandicoot: Warped.

Gang Beasts

Developer: Boneloaf
Publisher: Double Fine Presents
Platforms: PC, PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

Gang Beasts have already been played and shared online since 2014, thanks to the early access title, however, the full release is expected to launch in 2017. The video game is a local multiplayer beat ‘em up and a perfect one to enjoy as a party game.

Players will take the role of a colored humanoid figurine and battle against friends in a series of hazardous environments. Gameplay is easy to master and a bit more relaxed compared to other fighting titles such as the upcoming Tekken 7. If you have yet to enjoy the early access version of this game, do yourself a favor and mark down Gang Beasts as a title to watch for in 2017.


Developer: Angry Mob Games
Publisher: Angry Mob Games
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Brawlout is an upcoming platform fighting title that plays out similar to the Super Smash Bros. series. The video game allows players to choose from a series of animal characters, each with their own unique abilities.

Again, much like the Super Smash Bros. series, players are tasked with battling friends on a small stage platform while attempting to score points by knocking the opposing players off the stage entirely.


Developer: Nintendo EAD
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Wii U, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: TBA 2017 (Nintendo Switch)

This might be a bit of a stretch for this list, but Splatoon was one of our favorite Nintendo Wii U games to have released. With the Nintendo Switch releasing in 2017 and the game being heavily featured within the console reveal trailer, it’s likely that the Nintendo Switch will receive either a port of Splatoon or a completely new entry.

With the game heavily focused on team gameplay, we can’t wait to flood the city landscapes with our team colors once again. Splatoon was a great party game for all ages and we’re curious to see just how the gameplay mechanics will handle when and if the video game releases on the Nintendo Switch.


Developer: Insomniac Games|
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

Normally when we look at video games based on movies, television shows, or even comic books, they are often not worth picking up. However, with Insomniac Games developing the upcoming project, we’re certainly interested.

Insomniac Games has been developing a new Spider-Man title that will be set in an open world New York City. Players will be taking on the role of Spider-Man with his abilities to web sling, wall crawl, and heightened alert during combat.

While there’s little news as to what the video game will be based around in terms of story, it’s expected that we’ll see this Spider-Man project release at some point next year, 2017.

Gran Turismo Sport

Developer: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS4
Release Date: TBA 2017

Gran Turismo Sport will mark as the thirteenth video game installment to the Gran Turismo series. The video game is described by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi as the first title within the new era of Gran Turismo games.

Gamers will find that there are three main game modes that include a campaign, sports mode, and an arcade mode. While gamers can race both online and offline with Gran Turismo Sport just like the previous installments of the franchise, it’s been confirmed that the upcoming title will lack dynamic weather and a day-night cycle.

One of the key aspects that gathered attention around Gran Turismo Sport was the ability to use the PlayStation VR headset. While at first the game was announced to be fully compatible with the VR headset, the development team has later alerted to fans that VR support will be limited to a special VR Tour mode.


Developer: Bugbear Entertainment
Publisher: Bugbear Entertainment
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: TBA 2017

Wreckfest was previously known online as Next Car Game and later Next Car Game: Wreckfest. This is an upcoming demolition derby-style racing game by the same creators who brought out the FlatOut series.

There are two main game modes to Wreckfest, one being a more traditional style racing experience while the other offers gamers a chance to survive a demolition derby. Developers offer soft-body damage modeling within their game engine which will allow a vehicle to drive realistically after being damaged.

The development process for Wreckfest hasn’t been the smoothest either as Bugbear Entertainment couldn’t find enough publisher support for the game. This led the development team to seek funding through Kickstarter which also failed, but after sending out a playable technology sneak peek of their video game, hype grew for Wreckfest and allowed developers to continue the project from the amount of video game pre-orders.

Just Dance 2017

Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: March 2017

If you’re a fan of the Just Dance series, the next upcoming installment is going to bring in a new catalog of music for you to enjoy. The series has been running for quite some time now and it’s confirmed that Just Dance 2017 will see a release on the Nintendo Switch, one of the few titles at the time of writing this, to be confirmed officially.

Just Dance 2017 will play out very similar to the previous installments of the franchise. Players will essentially use cameras or motion controllers to mimic the movement dance routine with the on-screen dancer and music selection. Depending on the accuracy of players mimicking the dance routine will determine their scoring and if they are able to progress through the game.

Just Dance Unlimited will also be making a return to Just Dance 2017. This is a subscription-based service where players will have access to a streaming library of songs from the previous Just Dance games along with new songs exclusive only to the subscription service.

Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island

Developer: Right Nice Games, Grip Digital
Publisher: Grip Digital
Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: Q1 2017

Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island is an upcoming release that resembles past video game titles such as Ratchet & Clank. In this upcoming platformer, players take on the role of Skylar, our protagonist that was first kidnapped by the evil CRT and given a powerful mechanical arm with augmentations.

Escaping the clutches of the evil CRT, Skylar teams up with a talkative sidekick, Plux, and sets off to be the islands heroine. Players will battle against the evil CRT in hopes to rid his control over their home of Clover Island.

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