Adrenaline overload: 6 hot upcoming games

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Here is a sneak peek of the action games that will rule your console in the coming months

For ultimate gamers, this year has brought a plethora of options to indulge in. Newer ver sions of the traditional favourites GTA (V) and Mortal Kombat (X) kept regulars engrossed, even as Batman Arkham Knight, the caped crusader’s new installment sent fans into a tizzy.

The year has started off with a blast but there’s more on offer in the coming months. Get your PlayStations and Xboxes ready as we bring you some action-packed games that promise a huge dose of adrenaline rush, tactics and satisfaction. Read on…

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Genre: Open World Action-Adventure Stealth

This will serve as a sequel to Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and is a continuation of the narrative established there. It will carry over the same tagline of `Tactical Espionage Operations’ first used in Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. Set in 1984, the game follows the mercenary leader Venom Snake as he ventures into Africa and Afghanistan during the Soviet War to take revenge on the people who destroyed his forces and nearly destroyed him during the postevents of Ground Zeroes.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Release Date: September 1

Price: Rs 3,499 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; Rs 2,999 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

Mad Max


Genre: Third-person action

Mad Max is an upcoming post-apocalyptic vehicular combat and third-person action video game set in an open world environment and based on the Mad Max film series. Alone in the Wasteland with stolen gas for your Interceptor, it’s up to you to fend for yourself and fight off the deadly marauders who will do anything to obtain precious scrap and resources. Almost out of gas, but not completely out of luck, your Interceptor is your only hope for survival as Scrotus’ gang of marauders close in. Do you fight or flee? The decision could mean the difference between life and death.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Release Date: September 4

Price: Rs 3,499 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; Rs 999 for PC

Pro Evolution Soccer 2016

Genre: Sports

Many are putting their money over Pro Evolution Soc cer 2016 owing to better looks, graphics and smoother play. This football simulation game published by Konami is expected to take EA Sports’ FIFA 16 head-on this year with features including dynamic weather, wide camera angle, celebration control and many more. The publisher is also introducing a Goal Keeper ID feature in a bid to improve the quality and add individuality to each keeper’s performance. The Master League mode will allow users to get involved in the managerial world of football.The myClub will have enhancements like the introduction of player level system and players exclusive to this game mode.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360

Release Date: September 18

Price: Rs 3,499 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; Rs 2,499 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360; Rs 999 for PC

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Genre: First-person shooter, tactical shooter

Rainbow Six Siege is the upcoming installment of the acclaimed first-person shooter franchise developed by Ubisoft Montreal studio for the new generation of consoles and PCs. Inspired by the reality of counter terrorist operatives across the world, Rainbow Six Siege invites players to master the art of destruction. Intense close quarter confrontations, high lethality, tactics, team play and explosive action are at the centre of the experience. The multiplayer gameplay of this game sets a new standard for intense firefights and expert strategy in the rich legacy of past installments.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Release Date: October 13

Price: Rs 3,499 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; Rs 1,499 for PC

Fallout 4

Genre: Action role playing

Fallout 4 opens in Boston in an alternate 2075 and is similar to the third installment of the franchise.The gameplay is supposed to be more appealing with a split-piece armour system, base-building, a dynamic dialogue system and more. In the game, players obtain a computerised wristwatch called Pip-Boy, which allows the player to access a menu with statistics, maps, data, and items. They also have the ability to roam anywhere on the map, or leave a conversation at anytime. Enemies such as mole rats, raiders, super mutants, deathclaws, and ghouls will make a return along with Dogmeat, who is incapable of dying.

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Release Date: November 10

Price: Rs 3,999 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; Rs 2,999 for PC

(timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

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