We’ve already filled you in on our favorite video games of the year so far. Now, below, check out just a few games to get excited about for the back half of 2017.
1. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, August 29
Ubisoft’s strategy mash-up title is important for a variety of reasons. One: the rumored crossover title that was finally unveiled at E3 saw Shigeru Miyamoto triumphantly skip onto Ubisoft’s press conference stage, wielding a hand cannon and wearing his most delighted grin. This will forever go down in video game history as adorable Miyamoto moment #5227.
Two: it signifies Nintendo’s unlocking of their IPs. Nintendo is typically precious about their characters and their worlds, but unleashing Mario and friends in a grid-based strategy environment like this is unprecedented for the company. And, of course, three: the game is shaping up to be pretty good. Imagine it as XCOM lite, featuring a weird amalgamation of Mario characters and Rabbid-ified Mario characters. Read more…