UPDATE: So it just came out that The Witcher 3 isn't launching until February 2015. *goes crying in the corner*
Without further ado, here's the top 10 video games we're excited to finally play once they hit consoles in 2014!
Note - The Division won't be appearing on this list, even though we really wish it was coming out in 2014. Don't believe us? Hit up this LINK.
10. EA UFC
The Ultimate Fighting Championship licence has been acquired by Electronic Arts and we've been amazed by their work with Dana White's fight league thus far. The graphics truly exhibit that next-gen look that we're all prepared to brag about on our plasma screens later this spring. Have you seen the vids and pics of Jon Jones and the rest of the revealed fighters? Yeah, they totally look like their real world counterparts. If the developers at EA tighten up the mechanics of the past games and just gives us an even more epic presentation, then we'll finally have the ultimate UFC game we've all wanted.
9. Halo 5
2014 is going to be the return year of everyone's favorite space soldier - Master Chief. The fifth main game in the Halo series is going to the must own game of the year as soon as it lands on the Xbox One. The E3 2013 trailer that plenty of gamers saw raised a bunch of questions around Master Chief's new snow filled surroundings. Which new alien nemesis will Master Chief have to contend with? How will this new climate change affect the first-person shooting mechanics of this new sequel? We can't wait to hop into Master Chief's boots and lay waste to some new baddies in some new weather conditions.
Man, we were so ready to pick this game up on the same day that the PS4 launched. Ubisoft gutted us and many other gamers out there once they announced that Watch_Dogs was being delayed into 2014. We hope the extra development time gifted to this new franchise will result in an even more polished open-world and crazier opportunities to take advantage of all the in-game technology. The prospects of using out character's smartphone to track wanted criminals and shut down a whole block with just a click make this game's possibilities seem endless and fun. This game better fulfill its potential, Ubisoft!
7. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U & 3DS
Nintendo always has a first-party franchise that can get gamers to flood their wallets in no time. The Wii U has had a hard time gathering some steam amongst fans who still don't see what all the fuss is about. Once Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U drops, Wii U sales will hit an all time high. As for the 3DS, this portable console will end up being seen in public a lot more. These are safe bets. Gamers are ready to own their couch buddies and online competitors with Nintendo and gaming mainstays. Mega Man. Mario. Sonic The Hedgehog. Link. Wii Fit Girl. Yep, she's in too. And we can't wait to smash everyone else with her fighting repertoire.
6. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
CD Projekt RED's upcoming sequel to their excellent action-RPG series looks to be the darkest and most exciting entry in the series yet. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt not only looks amazing, but it also appears to be an even more mature experience that fans are used to. Geralt of Rivia's long-running story will now conclude in a tale that we're sure will give us a full, conclusive ending. The open-world that players will be thrown into is reportedly 30 times larger than the worlds in the last two games, which means we'll be slicing and dicing in the The Witcher world for a long time to come.