The Sony PlayStation is a video game console that has been favorable amongst gamers for many years now and the lineup of games that are being released just in time for Christmas are sure to excite even the most casual of players. The new PlayStation 4 console has managed to surpass Microsoft’s Xbox One in sales and even though Sony is focusing their marketing campaigns around the fourth installment of the console, the PS3 still has a few titles that are being produced.
Video games have proven to be a rather popular gift on the millennial generation’s Christmas Wish List and it appears that this year will remain just the same. There are a number of highly anticipated titles that are due to be released this late fall and early winter just in time for Old Saint Nick to scoop up a few for those on his “nice list”.
One game that has been anticipated for some time now is the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V in an expanded HD edition specifically for the Xbox One and PS4. The original version of the game was released for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 last year and the new edition will include an array of new features. GTAV for the next-generation platforms will feature new weapons, activities and vehicles, more wildlife, a denser traffic experience, and enhanced weather effects. Based in the the L.A.-esque world of Los Santos, the game provides players with a very in-depth and uncensored open-world gaming experience. The title is anticipated to do very well in sales.
Another addition to the list of upcoming games releasing just in time for Christmas includes the latest installment of the popular Dragon Age saga, Dragon Age: Inquisition. The title will release on the same date as Grand Theft Auto V, Nov. 18, and is also anticipated to do very well in sales due to the large following the franchise has acquired over the years. The high-fantasy role-playing game (RPG) will give players a riveting dark story to dive into and will also feature ultimate customization features for the users’ in-game avatars. Inquisition is set to have an open-world exploration gameplay similar to GTAV as well.
Regarding the PlayStation 3, the widely popular Kingdom Hearts franchise will be releasing an HD edition of the latter three games of the successful saga. The new title is being released exclusively for the PS3 and is titled Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix. The game will include high definition remakes of Kingdom Hearts II previously released for the PS2, Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP) and Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (Nintendo DS). The game will feature previously unseen features in the games including more cutscenes that reveal more of the saga’s story. This title will be released Dec. 3.
All of these PlayStation and Xbox titles are sure to be seen under many Christmas trees this year. One can only hope that Sony continues to provide the gaming industry with such successful titles as the aforementioned.
By Cody Collier
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