USgamer's 2017 in Preview: All The Games and News Worth Talking About

USgamer's 2017 in Preview: All The Games and News Worth Talking About

The USgamer team dishes on the 2017 gaming trends that already have their interest.

2017 is in full swing. You cannot stop it; don't even try. Just take a deep breath, settle back, and look forward to all the cool gaming stuff we can look forward to.

With heavy-hitting game releases like Horizon Zero Dawn, Destiny 2, and Persona 5 – not to mention the debut of Nintendo's new console / handheld hybrid, the Switch – the first quarter of 2017 will be far from dull. That's why the USgamer team put their heads together and wrote about the upcoming trends and games they regard as noteworthy. Have a look!

Thirteen Intriguing Games in 2017
From Horizon Zero Dawn to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, we pick 13 games that intrigue us for the upcoming year.

Nintendo's Switch and Microsoft's Scorpio Quietly Herald a New Console Generation in 2017
New consoles from Microsoft and Nintendo highlight changing expectations for gamers.

What Nintendo Learned From Super Mario Run, and What Comes Next
Nintendo is going to have to re-think how it prices its mobile games, though that doesn't necessarily mean going free-to-play.

Race Game Face Off: Gran Turismo Sport vs Forza Motorsport 7
New iterations of Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport are set for release this year. Which one will reign supreme?

How Japan is Taking Back Console Gaming in 2017
A new wave of Japanese console games is taking over 2017.

The Handheld's Last Stand
The final days of 3DS and Vita herald the end of an entire way of gaming.

The Nintendo Switch Won't Retain Third Party Support Without an Epic Launch Lineup
Nintendo's number-one way to ensure third parties will support the Switch is to ensure the system has a must-play launch lineup.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve,, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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