4 Popular Video Game Franchise Updates We Can't Wait to Play

This year's E3 was memorable, but nothing has gamers more excited than these highly anticipated series sequels.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, now over, has left the gaming world in a state of anticipation about additions to some of the most popular game franchises coming later in 2015 or early 2016

Batman: Arkham Knight

Arkham Knight is the latest sequel in the Batman series developed by Rocksteady. The game releases Tuesday, June 23. Arkham Knight includes the playable character Harley Quinn, the Joker's right-hand lady friend.

Fans can look forward to improved graphics and upgrades to old items and weapons, which will make gameplay far more efficient and easier to control. Early reviewers raved about the game's combat graphics, the updated Batmobile, the all-new utility belt, and new environmental and Riddler puzzles.

Halo 5: Guardians

Microsoft Studios plans to release Guardians on Oct, 27. The game is currently available for pre-order, and early birds can score an exclusive Halo 5: Guardians poster with their order.

Halo fans will find this version full of surprises and interesting new gameplay options. However, the incredible new graphics cannot be supported by the 360's gaming engine, so Halo 5: Guardians will be available only on the Xbox One.

In terms of gameplay, the  story is epic. Master Chief has gone missing, so gamers play as Spartan Locke, the man tasked with hunting down the Chief to solve a mystery that's endangering the entire galaxy.

Fallout 4

Currently available for pre-order, Bethesda's Fallout 4 is slated for release on Nov. 10. The game's debut at E3 showcased the game's amazing new features, including the ability to settle your own land and build a large settlement.

Customization options have been expanded, and this game will include the long-awaited return of Deathclaws, those vicious creatures that crave nothing more than to claw you to death. VATs (Vault-Tec-Assisted-Targeting-System) is still very much in play, so expect a lot of slow-motion combat animations.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

It's Nathan Drake's last fight, and it looks like it's going to be a rough one. Uncharted's developer Naughty Dog claimed this edition will surpass the first three. A company press release asked, "If we were to do one more, how would we top it all off? How would we bring Nathan Drake's journey to a close? Everything we're doing is constructed towards that; bringing closure to a very long journey."

The graphics look astounding. This game promises to end the series in a memorable way.

Expect more Uncharted 4 details down the road. Naughty Dog isn't releasing too much information, because the PS4-only game won't come out until Spring 2016.



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