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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Genre: Action RPG
Developer: CD Projekt
Publisher: CD Projekt
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: Q2 2014
Justin says: Whether it's advocating against consumer-harming DRM or iterating on their Witcher RPG franchise, the developers over at CD Project Red have been continuing in excellence.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will be the conclusion of Geralt of Rivia's story. Geralt is a witcher, an enhanced monster hunter, whose skills and lack of memories always manage to get himself caught up in greater conflicts. The Witcher games are known for their dark stories rich with choices and consequences for your actions. The Witcher 3's major promise if the inclusion of a massive open world, rather than the previous games more chapter based areas. Q2 might be a bit of a hopeful estimate, but look for this one sometime in 2014.
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Release Date: 2014
Josh says: I've talked about Wolfenstein: The New Order a couple of times in recent months. Though I played wholly different sections of the game each time, one thing was consistent throughout: It was gloriously Wolfenstein all the way through. The New Order is not going to be for everybody, and I won't pretend otherwise. If, however, you grew up on Wolfenstein 3D and its ilk, you'll almost certainly want to check it out.
From the brief glimpses I got of The New Order, not only do you get the classic Wolfenstein tough guy act from BJ, slaughtering Nazis by the truckload, but you'll also get a surprisingly in-depth narrative. From saving your kind-hearted nurse from the Nazi attack on the psych ward, to meting Frau Engel during the suspenseful train ride, you'll definitely want to pay attention in The New Order. I'd also be remiss not to mention the giant fascist robopuppies.
There you have it, 2014 in the world's largest nutshell. As you can see, there are a ton of really exciting titles in the works, and, while you can expect that at least some of these games will get pushed to 2015 or beyond, we here at The Escapist have a busy year ahead of us with the rest.