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Games to expect this holiday season

In a year littered with game delays, it is easy to be concerned if this year will have much to offer. However, as the holiday season begins to poke its head, there is certainly enough content coming out that would satisfy any gamer.

First off is “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.” As the title indicates, this takes place in a futuristic setting and takes advantage of that by introducing new mechanics, such as wall running and jetpacks. “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” was available Tuesday on all major platforms.

Next is the game all Microsoft fans have been waiting for since it was announced — “Halo: The Master Chief Collection.” Buying the game will give you access to the highly anticipated “Halo 5: Guardians” multiplayer beta. “Halo: The Master Chief Collection” is available Tuesday for Xbox One.

Next is Ubisoft Montreal’s “Farcry 4.” If you have played this series before, you know what to expect — a wide open world, tons of action and near-endless possibilities. Ubisoft Montreal seems to have taken the criticisms of “Farcry 3” into stride, as they have announced they will be bringing back the “hardcore” mode, reintroducing survival aspects, such as possibly catching hypothermia and various diseases if attacked by wild animals. “Farcry 4” releases Nov. 18, on all major platforms.

Last is “Super Smash Brothers” from Nintendo. This installment adds 15 characters that have never graced the battlefield, such as Mega Man and Pac Man. Nintendo has been tight lipped on saying much about the Wii U version, so expect a few surprises. “Super Smash Brothers” is out now on Nintendo 3DS and available on Nov. 21 for the Wii U.