Sequels! Get yer sequels! Fresh from the development studio! Includes extra crunch time! Get it on a stick! Good for what ails ya!
Who’s afraid of the big bad bat? Ever since the events of Arkham City the caped crusader has been left without a purple-suited maniac in his life, as the Joker finally succumbed to the effects of the game that kicked the entire franchise off in Arkham Asylum. A new game is on the way, and that’s no secret. So who will be the main antagonist? Well, Hush up and I’ll tell you…
If there’s one game that got me sold on console gaming, it was Gears of War. It was one of my very first games on the Xbox 360 and since then, I’ve played all of them. Gears of War 3 was the pinnacle of the series, with many a night ending in my character dying from pink shotgun wounds. And the next Gears game will need to recapture that spirit.
I’ve got a shelf of games, that have gems on it that will never, ever be traded. Games that were so good, that I’ll still be playing them a couple of years from now and loving them just as much. One such game on my shelf? Brutal Legend. And I want a sequel to it. So does its creator Tim Schafer apparently.
I’m not great at racing games. Oh hell, who am I kidding? I’ve seen orangutans behind the wheels of cars that were doing a better job than me until my inner jackass shouted “BANG CLYDE!” just so that I could watch the car wreck. But as far as racing games go, I loved me some Forza Horizon. And the rumour mill is pointing to a sequel on the way.
Ask Geoff which game he’s most looking forward to this year, and he’d pop up behind you dressed in leather and with whips in his hand, and whisper into your ear “Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2. As frightening as that image may be, he does have a point, because the sequel is looking superb so far.
It hasn’t been a fun couple of weeks for Fallout fans. With the Spike VGX awards coming up, many thought that Bethesda would be showing off a PS4 and Xbox One version of Fallout 4, something bolstered by a mysterious website. That turned out to be a hoax. But Fallout 4 may still be alive, and it could be set somewhere wicked awesome.
One of the best failures of this year had to be the superb Tomb Raider reboot. Managing to shift 4 million units worldwide, the game fell short of the ludicroustacular expectations of publisher Square Enix. Still, the general consensus was that the game was damn good, and a sequel would be most welcome. We might be getting news of that sequel very soon then.
If you haven’t played it yet, go pick up Warhammer 40 000: Space Marine. It’s a dedicated action game that deserved better and was supposed to spearhead a trilogy of games, but those plans eventually fell apart when THQ collapsed. And according to its developer, it would have been one hell of a story.
There’s a new Spider-Man film out next year and if you thought for a second that there wouldn’t be a game to take advantage of that film release, then you’ve obviously been huffing web fluid again.
By now, most of you will have finished the mammoth single-player campaign of GTA V, and are probably swearing at your TV screens right now about getting into GTA Online. So when is the sequel coming out? Well, don’t expect it for quite a while yet, as Rockstar is pretty much focused on plenty of ideas for the current game right now.
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter is a game that needs no explanation. But I better do it anyway. The last time the son of Stone appeared in a game, it was way back in 2008. It wasn’t a runaway success, but then again, I don’t want to live in a world where dinosaur-hunting with plasma rifles is frowned upon. And at one point, a sequel was on the way.
There have been some fantastic games this generation. There have also been some games which could have been much more, but completely missed the mark and wasted that potential to transcend the genre. Rage is one such game, a 2011 Id Software title that attempted to be the future of first-person shooters, but felt like more of a relic in patchy graphics. The game ain’t dead though.
In news that most likely will not shock anybody ever, Tomb Raider is getting a sequel. More details after the jump once a certain set of switches have been pulled in the ancient ruins of the old Lazygamer server room dungeon that is populated with zombified interns.
Not that I have any problem with Injustice: Gods Among Us, which may be the best fighting game of this generation, but I’d be damn happy to see a new Mortal Kombat announced soon. And for once, it totally was. And without all the usual hype and teasing that accompanies such sequels. Like totally, dude.