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10 of our most anticipated games releasing in late 2017

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Before E3 took place the release schedule for the rest of the year was pretty dull. Within a week of the gaming expo that all changed as dozens of games were announced and those which we knew about were dated. From September onwards until December this year each month is packed full of new releases of which we cannot wait to get our hands on. Here are my top 10 anticipated games for the remainder of 2017. 

Destiny 2

Destiny 2 is, no doubt, my most anticipated game of 2017. Sure, I am excited for the other games on this list but I am a hardcore Destiny fan so come 6 September 2017, you won't see me anymore. Destiny 2 marks the next step in a story as the Guardians try to regroup with their comrades and rebuild their lives after Ghaul, leader of the Red Legion, destroyed the last safe place in the galaxy, the Tower.

Destiny 2 is not an expansion, but rather a brand-new standalone game that will take players on a journey through new planets, story missions, PvP maps, strikes and most of all, a brand new Raid. Bungie has worked hard to improve on everything we loved in the original game by making things bigger and better than ever. A new weapon system will give you more control over what you are using, and new skills and sub-classes will forever change combat. 

Releasing: 6 September 2017 | Xbox One, PS4, PC 

Call of Duty: World War 2

After a bumpy release last year with Infinite Warfare, this year's Call of Duty is going back to the roots of what we love about the COD series. Call of Duty: World War 2 will be set, well, during World War 2 and will feature a dedicated story mode that will revolve around the lives and stories of those who fought in the iconic era. This all means that the game's mechanics will be taken down a notch from jet boosters to self-reloading rifles and military tanks.

The game's PvP, which I have already had hands on time with, will be it's shining star, as the game modes feels fresh but at the same time brings back all those Call of Duty 3 memories. Slower combat, guns that feel great when you shoot them, and most of all, honest and true action that does not sway into the cheesy and far-fetched. 

Releasing: 3 November 2017 | Xbox One, PS4, PC 

Assassin's Creed: Origins

It has been two years since we got the last new Assassin's Creed in the series as Ubisoft took a break to bring the franchise back to its core. Assassin's Creed: Origins is just that, as the game represents a fresh new start in the series while still maintaining that core Assassin's Creed feeling we love the most. Origins feature a brand new land to explore set in Ptolemaic Egypt. You take on the role of Bayek, who is one of the founding members of the Assassin's Brotherhood. As it would not be an Assassin's Creed game without the Templars, they have also recently formed and you will be tasked with taking them down. 

Assassin's Creed: Origins features a brand-new RPG system where you will collect loot from enemies, quests rewards and chests all while upgrading your character by equipping this gear to enhance the abilities you love the most. The new dedicated skill tree will also let you have more control over the way you play the game and the focus will range from traps to melee combat and of course stealth. There is no doubt that this is the biggest Assassin's Creed to date.

Releasing: 27 October 2017 | Xbox One, PS4, PC 

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Uncharted 4 was a magnificent experience from start to finish, but I think we can all agree that we have seen quite enough of Nathan Drake for a while now. Luckily the upcoming Lost Legacy centres around Chloe and Nadine as they set off on their own treasure hunting mission. Set 12 months after the events of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, the game will see you experience a story from a different perspective. Chloe Frazer and Nadine Ross are on a mission to uncover the ancient Tusk of Ganesha in this brand new 10-hour single player campaign. 

We can expect all the action we have experienced in the past Uncharted games. Nadine and Chloe are being hunted down by a ruthless war criminal Asav who will stop at nothing to prevent them from taking this treasure, as he obviously wants it for himself. The game takes place in the mountains of India as the search for the treasure has led the two unexpected companions there. 

Releasing: 22 August 2017 | PS4

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

The Nazis have won the war and now, in an alternate timeline, they control America. Communism is at its highest and the world is in danger of being taken over by this super race who have developed machines of war to do their bidding. It is now up to BJ Blazkowicz to venture into enemy territory and take down the Nazi scum once and for all. 

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus will see the game taking an even bigger approach to action and iconic locations in the America as you are BJ, a member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire and the last hope for all humanity. Get ready for over-the-top weapons, the most inhumane killing, and of course, epic action at every turn.

Releasing: 27 October 2017 | Xbox One, PS4, PC 

Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo is cooking up yet another Mario masterpiece as Super Mario Odyssey is a game you would want to buy a Switch for. Mario embarks on a massive, globe-trotting adventure using his new power to collect moons in order to power up his airship and move to the next location. Of course, Bowser is involved in some way or another as he has yet again kidnapped Princess Peach and plans to marry her. Mario now needs to reach them in time and hopefully crash their wedding day. 

Super Mario Odyssey has a little bit of Mario Galaxy, Super Mario 64, and even a touch of Super Mario Sunshine in it as Mario explores the different levels, takes over enemies with his mind control cap and does it all in complete Mario style. Super Mario Odyssey is an epic game as I have already given it a bash at E3 and it was one of the best games of the show. 

Releasing: 27 October 2017 | Switch

Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 represents everything that the original game was not. An epic single player and multiplayer experience that spans across multiple Star Wars eras. No more Season Pass that locks players out of content and EA have just announced that they are scrapping the old pay-to-win structure from the past game. 

What we have now is a Star Wars experience that all fans of the series will enjoy. Bigger battles, more characters and weapons to choose from, and most of all, a fuller Star Wars experience that will please all players. Star Wars: Battlefront 2 is the game we should have got in the first place, but it is not too late.

Releasing: 17 November 2017 | Xbox One, PS4, PC 

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

It has been a few years since last we played through South Park: The Stick of Truth and Ubisoft has had some good time now to make the upcoming sequel bigger and more crude in every way. The Fractured But Whole takes place after the events of South Park: The Stick of Truth. The kids of South Park begin to play a superhero roleplaying game where they are impersonating different iconic heroes. Cartman is planning to film movies based on these characters, but of course, things don't according to plan.

A rival group of kids called Freedom Pals calls for their own franchise, which sparks a civil war between the two groups of superheroes. You take on the role as The New Kid as you experience one of the most imaginative stories in the South Park series, of which makes fun of basically everything we all love in the world. 

Releasing: 17 October 2017 | Xbox One, PS4, PC 

Middle Earth: Shadow of War

Based on the critically acclaimed J.R.R Tolkien saga, Shadow of War tells the events that took place between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. Players take on the role of Ranger Talion, who shares his body with the spirit of the elf lord Celebrimbor. In Shadow of War, players will now use the Ring of Power to amass an army to fight against Sauron and his Nazgul forces. 

Shadow of War has an improved Nemesis System introduced in the first game, allowing Talion to take control of different war chiefs and gain followers at the same time. The game will feature a deeper combat system, more enemies and an ever expanding world to explore on your journey into war.

Releasing: 10 October 2017 | Xbox One, PS4, PC 

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle

Ubisoft's Rabbids and Nintendo's Mario in one place? Where do I sign up? Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is an awesome merger of two of the most popular video game characters in gaming. The Rabbids and the Mario universe will collide as we adventure into the Mushroom Kingdom after it has been invaded by these strange white rabbits with huge eyeballs. 

The game will feature a turn-based combat system similar to the XCOM series, where you will take control of up to eight characters and wield guns to shoot down enemies. Even some of our most loved characters have now been turned into Rabbids. The world will feature various collectables, enemies, and most of all, the Mario and Rabbits culture we all love so much.

Releasing: 29 August 2017 | Switch

So there you have my top ten games. What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below. 

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