1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
When it comes to hype jobs and delays, Nintendo hold the crown. With large waits between Zelda games being a common occurrence, it’s not so strange that franchise fans are clamouring to get their hands on Breath of the Wild.
Everything shown of the game so far has looked fantastic, topping hundreds of ‘best of E3 lists’ and the like. This doesn’t go undeserved, with the game straying so far away from what past games have offered that the series seems to be returning to its original routes. Open systematic gameplay, a massive world to explore and a lonely vibe that feels unlike anything the series has offered so far. The striking and smooth visual style accompanied by the beautiful musical score that’s been released so far have done nothing but further cement how much we want this game.
With a March 2017 release looking plausible, it seems as though we may finally get to see what a Zelda game can achieve with years of development time and brand new hardware. Just don’t drop the ball Nintendo and it’ll be all good.
Honorable Mentions: Cuphead, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Prey
Cause how could we pick one? While these may not have broken the Top 10 on our list, we’re still interested to see what they’ll bring. Red Dead Redemption 2 being the long awaited sequel to the first title that released in 2010. Prey, a re-imagining of the original 2006 game with the same name but already looks to be a new story of its own. And Cuphead, the indie title with an art style resembling the 1930’s cartoons that had charmed the nostalgic hearts of many, including us.