The 17 most anticipated RPGs of 2016

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Elements from what is traditionally thought of as the roleplaying genre have increasingly bled through to other mediums, leading to fewer straight-up RPG titles in recent years for anything that isn't a handheld system.

In turn, that progressive change prompted a demand for old school games, most of which were funded directly by fans through platforms like Kickstarter, culminating with the Infinity Engine love letter that was Pillars Of Eternity.

Now that many of those classic reboot titles are out, along with the major AAA title of the year - The Witcher 3 - we've got a new year to look towards with a whole lot of titles already confirmed. A solid blend of indie innovation and major franchise sequels are slated to keep RPG fans happy throughout 2016, and we're going to take a look at all of them.

Published Nov. 9th 2015
  • Curtis Dillon
    I've never played a Final Fantasy game but World of FF intrigues me. I might give it a shot on my Vita. Also, I'd never heard of Project Setsuna but again, it looks perfect for the Vita!

    Horizon: Zero Dawn is my most anticipated though!
  • Ty Arthur
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    Project Setsuna has me pretty excited. I think FF6 and Chrono Trigger are still some of the best RPGs of all time, so anything in that style done in a big budget way by a major developer will get my interest. For graphical flair and modern gameplay though, Horizon looks pretty killer.

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