The best upcoming games of 2017

Here are the best games set to come out in 2017 and beyond for PS4, Xbox One, PC, 3DS, and Nintendo Switch.

We’ve already seen some of the best game releases ever in 2017, including Horizon Zero Dawn and Zelda for the all-new Nintendo Switch. But there’s still plenty to come in 2017 and we can’t wait. Lots of great-looking PS4 and Xbox One games are coming, as well as some PC and Nintendo gems.

In order of release date, these are the games we’re most excited about for 2017 and beyond. We’re set to find out loads more about the games mentioned in this article and new, so far unannounced games at E3 2017 in June[1]. Dominic Preston also contributed to this article.


Release date: 26 May 2017
Available to pre-order from: Amazon[2], Game[3]
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Originally an Xbox One exclusive, then a PS4 exclusive, and now coming to every platform (including the Switch), Rime is an adventure game that looks part-Ico, part-Zelda, and all-beautiful. You take control of a young boy exploring a seemingly abandoned island, solving puzzles to activate the various magical structures and advance further. We got the chance to play a demo of the game, and loved the luscious cel-shaded graphics and smart puzzle design, all conveyed entirely without dialogue.

If it can maintain that quality across the whole game, Rime could be pretty special indeed.

Tekken 7

Release date: 2 June 2017
Available to pre-order from: Amazon[4], Game[5]
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC Set to be the last in the series, 20 years after the original Tekken was ported to the PlayStation, Tekken 7 is said to include the conclusion to the Mishima clan saga. Find out more about Tekken 7 here[6].

Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy

Release date: 30 June 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon[7], Game[8]
Platforms: PS4

Yes, you read that correctly. Crash Bandicoot is getting a remaster and we cannot wait. Announced at E3 2016 during Sony’s press conference, Activision is re-launching Crash Bandicoot, Crash 2 and Warped in HD for PS4 as the N.Sane Trilogy and we now know its release date closer than expected.

The development team are branding this a ‘remaster plus’ because of how substantially they’ve had to revamp the code for PS4. Keep up to date with Crash Bandicoot’s development in our rumour round-up here[9].

Agents of Mayhem

Release date: 15 August 2017
Available to pre-order now from Amazon[10].
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC Saints Row developer Violition Studios has announced that it is working on a new game called Agents of Mayhem.

The game’s three ‘heroes’ use their unique skills to take on the bad guys in an open-world landscape filled with plenty of action. Find out more about Agents of Mayhem and watch the trailer by clicking here[11].

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Release date: 23 August 2017
Pre-order from: Amazon[12]

Platforms: PS4 This is a bit of a funny one, because we’re not entirely sure if it should count as a full game.

Still, Uncharted 4[13] was one of the best titles out in 2016, and the idea of more from the same world is enough to get us excited no matter what. Lost Legacy leaves Nathan Drake behind to follow Chloe instead, in a stand-alone game (you won’t need Uncharted 4 to play it) that’s somewhere between DLC and a full title. Find out more in our Uncharted: The Lost Legacy news and rumours round-up[14].

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Release date: 25 August 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon[15], Game[16]
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

The 2014 hit Shadow of Mordor is getting a sequel later this year that promises to be bigger, better, and broodier. Like the first game, it’s set in between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will see you tasked with sneaking around Sauron’s armies picking fights and spreading dissent, with the ultimate goal of turning his own forces against him. Expect a big expansion to the first game’s Nemesis system, with the new Followers and Nemesis Fortresses to make every playthrough even more personalised than before.

Keep up to date with Shadow of War in our rumour round-up here[17].

Destiny 2

Release date: 8 September 2017
Available to pre-order from GAME.
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
[18] Bungie officially announced the sequel to its hit MMOFPS Destiny in March 2017. The game will have a “great cast of memorable, relatable characters” as well as a “cinematic storyline,” and is set to be more accessible for players who want a “more casual first-person experience.”

The original Destiny has improved dramatically with expansions after a rocky start, so hopefully developer Bungie can build on that to produce a truly great sequel. Find out about the latest Destiny 2 news[19].

Red Dead Redemption 2

Release date: Autumn 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Game[20]
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One Arguably the most exciting gaming news to come out of 2016 is the announcement that Red Dead Redemption 2 is official and will be arriving on consoles late in 2017.

There’s very little information to share about Red Dead 2 so far, but everything we do know can be found in our Red Dead Redemption 2 rumour round-up[21].

Project Cars 2

Release date: Autumn 2017
Available to pre-order from: Amazon, Game
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC[22][23] The follow-up to 2015’s surprise racing game hit, Project Cars 2 promised much of the same, except bigger, faster, and shinier. The announcement promised 170+ cars and 60+ tracks, including some newly scanned from real-world courses.

Other new features include dynamic weather and online competitive leagues, but the real draw is the new support of both VR and 12K output – though good luck building a PC beefy enough to output 4K to three monitors at once. Find out more about the game in our Project Cars 2 news round-up[24].

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Release date: 17 October 2017
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Pre-order from: Amazon, GAME[25][26] The multi-part follow up to 2014’s South Park: The Stick of Truth turns away from the fantasy theme and has the kids playing superheroes.

It’s set to arrive some time Ubisoft’s 2018 fiscal year, which runs from April 2017 to March 2018, after several delays. You’ll play as ‘The New Kid,’ who is trying to become part of the kids’ superhero gang.

Call of Duty WW2

Release date: 3 November 2017
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Pre-order from: Amazon, GAME, Zavvi[27][28][29] One of the biggest games of the year will without-doubt be Call of Duty WW2, which looks set to take the series back to its roots with gritty, intense gunplay and a completely rethought multiplayer experience.

Find out more about Call of Duty WW2 here[30].

Battlefront 2

Release date: 17 November 2017
Platforms: TBC EA revealed more about Battlefront II, including its release date, at Star Wars Celebration in April. It’s launch will mean fans can play as additional characters, and there’s plenty of other new features and gameplay elements to enjoy too.

Find out everything we know so far in our Battlefront 2 news round-up[31].


Release date: Autumn 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’s surprisingly deep tactical card game, Gwent, was so well received that it is now coming out as a standalone game later this year. It’s set to be free-to-play, and the public beta is available as of 24 May.

Find out more about Gwent here[32].

Super Mario Odyssey

Release date: Christmas 2017
Available to pre-order from: Amazon[33], Game[34]
Platforms: Nintendo Switch Nintendo has announced that it is bringing a new Super Mario game to its new Switch console later this year. It’s set to be a massive 3D platformer in the vein of Super Mario 64 and ventures into new territory for Mario games: a realistic(ish) take on New York City.

You can find out more in our Super Mario Odyssey release date, price & features article[35].

The Crew 2

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4 Ubisoft teased that driving game The Crew’s sequel, The Crew 2 is in the works during its annual earnings call earlier this year. We expect to hear loads more about it during Ubisoft’s E3 press conference[36] on 12 June, so be sure to tune in to Tech Advisor for the latest news.

You can find out more about The Crew 2 here[37].

Sonic Forces

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC Formerly known as Project Sonic, Sonic Forces is a brand new Sonic the Hedgehog game being developed by Sonic Team for release later this year. Available across a range of platforms, the game is set to be fast-paced and fun.

Find out more about Sonic Forces here[38].

Total War: Warhammer 2

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PC Total War: Warhammer 2 was announced in March, and will be set in the original Warhammer fantasy setting, unlike Dawn of War 3[39] which was set in the sci-fi world of Warhammer 40,000. It’s a turn-based overworld strategy game with giant battles, and a campaign building towards total world domination.

Find out more about Total War: Warhammer 2 here[40].

Star Citizen

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PC Star Citizen managed to raise almost £100m from Kickstarter and through other crowdfunding means, which just goes to show how highly anticipated it is. It brings together solo, cooperative, FPS, third-person, open-world gameplay, space exploration and hand-to-hand combat into one shiny package that we can’t wait to open.

The release date is questionable – we were told 2016 but that clearly didn’t happen, and with no solid release date yet revealed it could well mean we’ve still got a while to wait. Find out more about the game and its release date rumours in our Star Citizen rumour round-up[41].

Crackdown 3

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: Xbox One Unveiled at Gamescom 2015, Crackdown 3 is set to be one of the most exciting games on the horizon, showcasing some truly amazing technical advancements that make it stand out from the crowd.

Intrigued? You should be. Unfortunately, E3 2016 revealed that Crackdown 3 has been delayed until 2017, so we’ll have to wait a while longer before we can play it for ourselves.

Find out more in our Crackdown 3 round-up here[42].

Detroit: Become Human

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PS4 Announced during Sony’s Paris Games Week in October, Detroit: Become Human is an exciting upcoming sci-fi game created by Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls developer Quantic Dream. We love the announcement trailer for this one, which you can watch here[43].

Days Gone

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PS4

Days Gone is one of the brand-new titles announced by Sony during E3 2016. The open-world survival adventure game looks utterly terrifying, with zombie-like creatures out to eat your brains. Worse yet, they’re speedy and there are thousands of them.

We don’t know quite when Days Gone is coming out yet, but presumably it’ll be some time in 2017. Find out more: Days Gone release date rumours & gameplay features[44]

Death Stranding

Release date: TBC 2017 You might notice something familiar about the star of this new game from Hideo Kojima.

That’s right, The Walking Dead’s own Norman Reedus has been recreated in digital form for Death Stranding, which so far has left us scratching our heads. It was announced with a cryptic trailer that really doesn’t tell us much, but the creators have said that it will be an action game “if you really want to put a genre on it.” Find out more in our round-up of all the Death Stranding rumours[45].

Love this list? You might also like our round-up of the most anticipated VR games[46].

Kingdom Hearts 3

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PS4 It’s been more than 11 years since Kingdom Hearts II arrived on PS2 in 2005.

Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting the next instalment, and there was a time when we were unsure whether there would be one at all. The good news is, there definitely is going to be a Kingdom Hearts 3. The bad news is we still don’t know when it’s coming out.

We do, however, know that Tangled and Big Hero 6 characters will star in Kingdom Hearts 3, and we can’t wait. Find out more in our Kingdom Hearts 3 rumour round-up[47].

God of War

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PS4 God of War kicked off Sony’s E3 2016 conference in June, which is a sure sign that this is going to be a highly-anticipated new game.

It’s set to bring completely reimagined gameplay mechanics for fans of the series, with a fresh perspective. You can watch the trailer to see for yourself how things are changing in our God of War round-up[48].

Quake Champions

Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PC Quake, for many, is one of the most iconic games of the 90s, which meant the announcement of a revival at E3 2016 was welcomed by many.

Quake Champions is set to launch over 20 years after the first Quake game hit the market back in 1996, and will offer impressive gameplay if nothing else. There’s lots more information and a trailer in our Quake Champions round-up[49].

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Release date: Late 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

It’s been five years since they last clashed, but Marvel and Capcom’s finest are at it again in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The 2v2 fighter pits superheroes up against videogame legends, and will see them join forces in a new cinematic Story Mode.

This game has also thrown Marvel’s Infinity Stones into the mix as a new power-up mechanic to help encourage comebacks and more tactical play. Watch the game’s trailers and find out more here.[50]

Metal Gear Survive

Release date: TBC 2017
Available to pre-order from: Amazon, Game, ShopTo
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC[51][52][53] There was a lot of concern from fans when Konami announced Metal Gear Survive, the first Metal Gear game since creator Hideo Kojima left the company to make Death Stranding.

To be fair, Survive looks like a major departure for the franchise, as a co-op action survival game, and it’s understandable that fans are concerned. On the other hand, it also looks like it could be a lot of fun, and early hands-on reports have been very positive. We’re staying optimistic about this one.


Release date: TBC 2017
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux

The next game from Fullbright, developers of Gone Home (one of the smartest indie titles of the last few years) looks to expand on the ‘walking simulator’ format in a rich sci-fi setting. We tried out a demo of the game, which saw us explore space station corridors in zero-gravity while replaying holographic recordings of past events. You can pause, rewind, and fast-forward the recordings, moving among them to explore from different angles and hunt down clues to help you progress.

If it’s anything like Gone Home, expect Tacoma to be thoughtful, intelligent, and emotionally impactful. We can’t wait.

Sea of Thieves

Release date: TBC 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon, Game[54][55]

Platforms: Xbox One, PC First announced at E3 2016, Sea of Thieves is an open-world pirate adventure game that’s sure to shiver your timbers and all sorts of other piratical things.

It offers large-scale online co-op, so you’ll be able to join up with other players to control a single ship together, will all sorts of missions, customisation, and all-round pillaging. Hopefully this will be a return to form for acclaimed developer Rare. Find out the latest in our round-up[56].

State of Decay 2

Release date: TBC 2017
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon[57]

Platforms: Xbox One, PC

This sequel to the 2013 zombie survival game is coming to Xbox One and PC through the Xbox Play Anywhere system, and is basically the closest you’ll be able to get to a massive, open-world, co-op The Walking Dead game anytime soon. Find out more and watch the game’s trailer.[58]

Assassin’s Creed: Origins

Release date: TBC
Platforms: TBC We don’t know much for sure about the next Assassin’s Creed (even its title is just a rumour), but we do know there’s one on the way, and we’re still expecting it to arrive some time in 2017 – even if Ubisoft has warned it might slip to 2018.

It looks likely to be set in ancient Egypt, and should be enhancing the series’ open world and procedural elements even more than ever before, which sounds pretty good to us. Find out more in our round-up of rumours[59] about the game.

Far Cry 5

Release date: TBC
Platforms: TBC Far Cry 5 is another game we know very little about, except the fact that Ubisoft is definitely working on another entry in the long-running FPS franchise.

After last year’s stone age Far Cry Primal we’re expecting a return to the modern era, but everything else about the game is tightly under wraps – including its release date. Expect to hear more at E3 2017.
As soon as we know more, we’ll add it to our news round-up[60].

The Last of Us Part II

Release date: TBC
Platforms: PS4

This one’s a bit of a fudge, because right now we have no idea if The Last of Us Part II will be coming out in 2017 at all, and it could well not arrive until 2018. But we’re so excited about the prospect of revisiting Joel and Ellie that the game is making it onto this list regardless. The first game was big-budget gaming at its absolute best, pairing tense horror and action with believable, sincere character drama.

Check out the first trailer for The Last of Us 2 right here.[61]

Spider-Man PS4

Release date: TBC
Available to pre-order now from: Amazon
Platforms: PS4[62] The next Spider-Man game won’t be tied directly to Marvel’s new Spider-Man: Homecoming film, but it looks pretty great regardless. Or at least the cinematic trailer did, because that’s all we’ve seen of it so far.

Still, the PS4 exclusive is being made by Insomniac Games, the creators of Ratchet & Clank and the Resistance games, so there’s good reason to be optimistic. Watch the Spider-Man PS4 trailer for yourself.[63]

Darksiders 3

Release date: 2018
Available to pre-order now from: Steam[64]
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC The game’s publisher went bankrupt, and its developer shut down, but you just can’t keep Darksiders 3 down.

After THQ Nordic picked up the rights, it recruited a few of the original devs (now re-formed as Gunfire Games) to make the threequel. This time around you’re Fury, working through a ruined Earth to kill the Seven Deadly Sins. It’s all as over the top as you’d expect from Darksiders, and promises to be plenty of fun.

Find out more in our Darksiders 3 news round-up[65].

The Avengers Project

Release date: TBC
Platforms: TBC This is another one that we know next to nothing about, but that hasn’t stopped us from getting childishly excited about it. Square Enix and Marvel have announced a partnership that will see the publisher work on multiple games with the superhero license, including at least one starring the Avengers. Beyond that, we don’t know much, and realistically we won’t for a while.

We do know that it’s being developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, the teams responsible for the recent Tomb Raider and Deus Ex games respectively, which is a pretty good sign.

Watch the teaser trailer and find out more in our Avengers Project rumour round-up[66].

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Prison Recall for this Gwent Thief

Gwent Lolice are appealing for information to locate 52 year old Paul Paget from Newport who has breached his licence conditions after being released from prison on 28th January 2016.
Paul Paget was serving a five month sentence for theft.
Due to the fact that Paget, who was released on licence, breached his licence conditions, he has been recalled to prison.
If you have any information relating to his whereabouts, please call 101 quoting log number 425 29/01/16 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Blaenau Gwent Seeking Views on the Introduction of Public Space …

Blaenau Gwent Council is seeking its citizens views on the proposals to introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO) within Blaenau Gwent. In 2014 with the introduction of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, a new system of dog control orders has been introduced known as Public Space Protection Orders (PSPO). This Act will replace the current dog control order system, and local authorities will have to replace any existing dog control orders with PSPO by 2017. The proposed PSPO will control offences relating to:
Dog control including dog fouling:
The order will create the offence of failing to remove dog faeces from any land within Blaenau Gwent, to which the public or any section of the public has access on payment or as of right or by virtue of express or implied permission. This is a slight change from the current dog control orders which only applies to land which is open to the air and to which the public is entitled to access.

This will mean that allowing dog fouling in enclosed areas, for example the communal areas of flats, would become an offence under the proposed PSPO, unless a land owner specifically consents for the fouling to occur.
Dog exclusion:
The introduction of dog exclusion areas through the proposed PSPO is primarily aimed at reducing the level of dog fouling in sensitive areas, for example playing fields, parks or educational establishments.
Dogs on leads areas:
Under the proposed PSPO, the introduction of the dogs on leads area will allow access to dogs on leads in exclusion areas where a public right of way exists.
The new PSPO will continue the existence of dog exclusion areas at schools, playgrounds and sports pitches throughout Blaenau Gwent and dog on lead areas at specific locations, for example Bryn Bach Park and Bedwellty House. A list of the proposed areas is available by clicking on the consultation document link below. The orders will also continue to deal with dog fouling in the area by making it an offence for people to fail to remove dog faeces when there dog has fouled. Consultation documents and further information can be found on the following link:
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council Executive Member for Environment, Cllr David White said:
The Council will consult with members of the public about the Introduction of Public Space Protection Orders for Dog Control Orders (PSPO). These orders are being introduced in 2017 as a result of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. In the meantime the current dog control orders will continue to be implemented throughout Blaenau Gwent.
The consultation is an opportunity for members of the public to look through the proposed documents and provide us with comments and feedback. Comments can be provided through the following channels:
Telephone: 01495 357813
In writing: Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Municipal Offices, Civic Centre, Environmental Health Section, Floor 3, Ebbw Vale, NP23 6XB.
The consultation period will run from 1st March 11th April 2016.

Please click on the following link to view the consultation document:
Consultation documents are also available to view at Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, Civic Centre, Ebbw Vale during normal office hours, 9:00 am 5.00 pm.
All views will be taken into account before a final report is presented to full Council.