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There are some great games set to release in 2015 5 Games That Will Make 2015 Gaming's Best Year Ever 5 Games That Will Make 2015 Gaming's Best Year Ever It's easy to see that 2015 just might be the best year for video games that we've ever had, even rivaling 1998, the year generally regarded as the greatest. Read More , and most gamers are excited to play them. With a new year, however, comes speculation about what new titles will be announced, perhaps at E3 Mario, Hyrule, Splatoon: Here's How Nintendo Won E3 2014 Mario, Hyrule, Splatoon: Here's How Nintendo Won E3 2014 With shaky sales since the launch of the Wii U, very few expected it - but this year's stand-out company is Nintendo. Here's why. Read More . Here’s our far-fetched list of titles we’d kill to see, but aren’t likely to become reality.

Fallout 4

Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas (both of which have excellent Game Of The Year editions 7 Game Of The Year Editions That Were Worth The Wait 7 Game Of The Year Editions That Were Worth The Wait Read More ) are the most recent entries into Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic role-playing shooter series. The game’s real-life locations are amazingly detailed; the new consoles are a perfect place for a Fallout world to be crafted. In late 2014, some clues started surfacing online hinting at Fallout 4‘s announcement; unfortunately, it was all a hoax.

We don’t have any concrete details on Fallout 4, so it’s possible that 2015 will pass without a word on it. On the other hand, Bethesda is known for keeping things ultra-quiet, so it could be announced tomorrow. Enough time has passed since New Vegas, so let’s hope 2015 is the year for the next-gen Fallout adventure we crave.

A New Metroid

Metroid is renowned for its open-world adventure gameplay, where you’re left to fend for yourself and gain abilities that allow you to get to previously inaccessible areas. The formula has worked extremely well in both 2D and 3D 3 Video Games That Did The Best Job Of Moving From 2D To 3D [MUO Gaming] 3 Video Games That Did The Best Job Of Moving From 2D To 3D [MUO Gaming] Some video games stand the test of time. Sure, they may have started as 2D games, but they were able to evolve and get with the times. There is, and always will be, a place... Read More variants, the Metroid Prime trilogy being the lauded example of the latter.

Unfortunately, 2010’s Metroid: Other M greatly strayed from what makes the series great and disappointed many longtime fans. While it attempted to dive into protagonist Samus Aran The 3 Most Badass Female Video Game Characters Ever [MUO Gaming] The 3 Most Badass Female Video Game Characters Ever [MUO Gaming] It is a sad fact that video games are an entertainment medium that caters mostly to men. As a result, most of the main characters in games tend to be male, and many females are... Read More ‘s backstory, the controls required you to awkwardly switch from 2D to 3D, and the emphasis on cutscenes rather than exploration threw the pacing off significantly.

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A new Metroid game wouldn’t have to be in the Prime series (the trilogy The Best Video Game Reboots In Recent Video History [MUO Gaming] The Best Video Game Reboots In Recent Video History [MUO Gaming] Often, video game franchises will attempt a reboot. Essentially, this means they take an established franchise and move it in a new direction. Whether it be a major shakeup to the main character, a dramatic... Read More  is probably better left alone) but seeing as it’s been nearly five years since Other M, it’s time for Samus to get back into the action. We don’t care if it’s 2D or 3D. Please, just skip the narrative and let us explore a distant planet in full HD on the Wii U. Alternatively, a 2D title on 3DS could be awesome.

Rayman 4

Rayman has experienced a recent revival with the beautiful Origins and Legends featuring some of the best 2D platforming The 10 Best PC Platformers Under 10 Bucks The 10 Best PC Platformers Under 10 Bucks The PC probably is not the average gamer’s first choice when it comes to platforming, but this is only because other genres overshadow the robust selection of platformers that are available for computers. In fact,... Read More in years, but with Rayman 4, we’re hoping for a 3D title.

After 1999’s Rayman 2: The Great Escape was applauded by critics and gamers alike for being a fantastic example of 3D platforming, Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc came up short and we haven’t seen Rayman in three dimensions since.

Gamers clearly still have a soft spot for the limbless hero, so it’s exciting to think of what a fresh Rayman could do on current systems, especially since Hoodlum Havoc was two generations ago. But please, Ray, leave the Rabbids at home this time.

Banjo-Threeie

Banjo-Kazooie, Rare’s N64 masterpiece, had an excellent sequel, Banjo Tooie. Once the world was saved and Gruntilda defeated in the second game, Grunty boasted that she’d have her revenge in Banjo-Threeie.

Due to Microsoft acquiring Rare, Banjo-Threeie never happened. A third game, Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, was released for the Xbox 360, but fans regard it as a travesty, as it barely resembles the original titles. Nuts & Bolts features gameplay revolving around creating vehicles and completing challenges instead of exploring worlds collecting objects and interacting with quirky characters.

Banjo needs to be brought back in a big way; unfortunately, if it happens, the game will likely be an Xbox exclusive instead of home on Nintendo’s console. Rare has recently claimed that they have plans for Banjo, Perfect Dark, and other classic franchises, but time will tell whether they make good on that promise.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

The original Beyond Good & Evil is the poster child for underrated cult hits. It’s notable for its varied gameplay, forcing you to adjust to combat, puzzle solving, and even stealth sections. It’s not the greatest game ever 6 Places To Find Out What Are The Best Video Games Ever 6 Places To Find Out What Are The Best Video Games Ever It's only natural for a fan of gaming to wonder what the best games ever made are, or at least what the experts think are the best. Read More , as the controls were a common complaint with the original, but this is one game that deserves a second chance, since it was a commercial failure.

Beyond was meant to be the first of a trilogy, but after poor sales the next games were scrapped. Apparently a second game is “in the works,” but who knows what that actually means. If you never played the original, it’s available on Steam, and there’s an HD remake on PSN and Xbox Live.

A Proper WarioWare Sequel

WarioWare, one of the best retro games to emulate on Android 5 Best Retro Games That You Can Emulate On Android 5 Best Retro Games That You Can Emulate On Android Emulation allows you to play retro games on your PC, but have you tried it on your phone? Here are five fantastic titles to try on your Android device. Read More , hasn’t had a proper sequel since its inception, and 2015 could be the year to fix that.

Gaming critic IndieGamerChick explained her thoughts on the series (strong language) since the original; essentially, she feels that every game has been a tech demo for its system. While I don’t feel as strongly about this claim as her, it’s easy to see how the series has fallen into that trap.

WarioWare: Touched! was an early DS game and while it was fun, the touch controls don’t translate well to the breakneck speeds WarioWare reaches (not to mention all the scribbling can decimate your touch screen).

Snapped was a pathetic excuse for a game that showcased the DSi’s camera, and Smooth Moves on Wii made decent use of the Wii’s motion controls, but none have matched Mega Microgame$‘ quality.

WarioWare could be at home on 3DS or Wii U. While there are some passable clones on mobile platforms Almost WarioWare: 4 Mini Game Collections For Android And iOS Almost WarioWare: 4 Mini Game Collections For Android And iOS Mobile platforms are perfect for mini game collections like WarioWare, but there haven't been any nearly as good as the original. Let's take at what's available on mobile for WarioWare fans! Read More , we’re still waiting for another magical title. Nintendo has a lot on its hands this year; let’s hope the garlic-munching brute is included.

Your Wishlist?

These six titles are unlikely to happen this year, but one can hope. It’s a shame, but in the case of many of these games, the team behind the original may have disbanded. Because of this, even if we got an all-new game, it might not match up to what the developers first created.

Looking for some games to hold you over while you wait? Check out how renting is still a viable option Video Game Rentals: Where Can You Borrow Your Fun? Video Game Rentals: Where Can You Borrow Your Fun? Video games are awesome, but buying them all brand-new can get expensive. Save some money with these rental options. Read More to save some money.

What games are you holding out for in 2015? Do you think any of my picks might happen? Leave a comment and let’s make some predictions!

  1. Kirstie
    May 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Give me a Breath of Fire game that carries on from the end of the 4th game. Then my life will be complete. One can dream :(

  2. Boradordin
    March 1, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    When computers first became powerful enough to handle gaming, one of the truly greats (IMO) was Westwood's "Eye of the Beholder" series. Bring it back in some form or other! DDOnline could do it as could several others. The game play for its days was truly astounding.

  3. McFuzz
    February 9, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    I don't know if it should be added to the list, because it really depends on your nostalgia with the game, but Microsoft revived the Battletoads IP late last year. So they could renew it this year! Let's hope they do that smart thing and DO NOT GIVE IT TO RAREWARE, who will inevitably butcher it like they did for Banjo, Perfect Dark and Conker (Project Spark Trailer, y r u there Conker?)

    If Microsoft were smart, they'd offer Battletoads to Platinum games once they finish Scalebound. And then Platinum will make the single best hack n' slash this side of Bayonetta and Wonderful 101. And it'll be on Xbox One, the platform for only sports, racing, and shooting games, so nobody will be open-minded enough to play it. RIP Videogames.

  4. dark messenger
    February 8, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    Any time they want to release the next gen God of War, I'll be all over it.

  5. Keefe K.
    February 8, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Mass Effect 4
    A Sonic game that isn't broken
    A sequel to Dust: Tales of Elysium
    Magic 2016
    More details about the mysterious StarFox WiiU

    Yes, I know...no one here probably likes this list, but I'm not someone who really "cares" what others think about me based upon what games I like to play. you either like them or you can go back to playing Battlefield or whatever titles I keep hearing about on a daily basis!

    • Ben S
      February 8, 2015 at 6:31 pm

      I like this list! I haven't played any Mass Effect games, but I'd love to see a proper Sonic game too. I think it needs to be 3D to not suck. That series has been trashed, hopefully not beyond repair.

      I haven't played Dust or Magic, but if you like them I'm sure they're worth checking out! And I'm hoping that SF Wii U will finally be the title that brings back the magic of SF 64. Assault was okay, but it just felt... sterile. I enjoyed Command, but it had weird controls and wasn't really a Star Fox game. Did you play either of those?

  6. KT
    February 8, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    1. My little brother would kill for a new Metroid!
    2. I'd like to see a great 2-D Civilization game.
    3. Most of all...A Final Fantasy 7 sequel with all the materia and classic game play.

    • Ben S
      February 8, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Metroid needs a proper new entry. I think a lot of people were hurt when the FF VII "remake" was announced for PS4 - it's just a port of the PC version! Lame.

  7. John
    February 8, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Your list is wrong. Half-Life 3 is the only game we want to see this year.

    • Ben S
      February 8, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      My list isn't wrong, but it could have Half-Life 3 added to it. I figured that was assumed, so I left it off. One can dream...

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