Another school year is almost completed, which means we can finally get reacquainted with free time. We can retire our notebooks, pull out our controllers and tackle that huge backlog of games that has been collecting over the school year.
However, it is easy to lose sight of what is coming up when you are focused on what has been left behind.
The first AAA game is the highly anticipated “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” The Witcher 3 is an action role playing game from Polish developer CD Projekt Red. It comes from hit series, “The Witcher,” which has been around for several years, in video game, tabletop and even fantasy novel format.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt releases May 19 on Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC.
Shortly after is Nintendo’s new IP in “Splatoon.”
“Splatoon” is an intriguing game- it is a way for Nintendo to cash in on the popularity of military shooter games, while making it family friendly and having that certain Nintendo charm.
“Splatoon” is a third-person shooter, where you control children equipped with guns that shoot paint at each other. The point is to cover the entire level with the paint of your team, while covering up your opponents.
It sounds ridiculously crazy, but Nintendo is the company that gave us an Italian plumber that eats mushrooms and stomps on turtles. “Splatoon” releases exclusively on the Wii U on May 29.
This summer will be packed with great games on a weekly basis, it would be impossible to cover them all. Good luck with finals, and get ready to play some games.