There’s a lot of things we want. World peace, McMuffins past 11:00, the Kardashians to be shipped off to Mars; but at the core of all our hearty desires are some video game sequels that seem to be more elusive than our pesky house-keys when we’re in a rush. So, here’s 5 video game sequels we desperately want to be announced:
Dead Space 4
Just looking at the fan-base, sales, and constant badgering of people complaining to EA, it’s clear that a new game in the Dead Space franchise is highly-sought after. The first entry in the series introduced us to series hero Isaac Clark; the second game expanded the story, universe, and influence of the alien Marker; and the third game added a fun co-op element to the game, along with new locations and characters. If the audio log at the end of Dead Space 3 is anything to go on, Issac survived the events of the third game and we want to know what the world’s most unlucky engineer encounters next.
The first Prototype game was a refreshing take on the open-world action genre, throwing players into the boots of anti-hero Alex Mercer as he succumbs to a virus which grants him powerful shape-shifting abilities. The game was fast, difficult, brutal, and downright badass, and the sequel, while not as good as the original, showed the ongoing effects of the biohazard virus that plagued New York. We want more, and want to find out what happened to James Heller, if Alex Mercer is no more, and if anyone else has similar abilities to both Heller and Mercer.
Max Payne 4
We think it’s time that the video game world’s most tragic hero Max Payne makes his much-anticipated return. While Max was older, weathered, and even more bitter than ever before at the end of Max Payne 3, there’s still bad guys to be shot in slow-motion, and no one does it more gloriously than Mr. Payne himself. After soaking up the Brazilian sun, a return to New York City (perhaps rejoining the NYPD) could be a great way for Max to mark his comeback. Rockstar has gone quiet since GTA 5, so something could be cooking in Hell’s Kitchen.
Super Mario Galaxy 3
Easily two of the best games ever made, Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2 raised the bar of what to expect from 3D platformers and showed the gaming world what some clever innovation and creative ideas can achieve. There hasn’t been a game like Super Mario Galaxy since Super Mario Galaxy, and we’re craving some more world-turning, gravity-defying antics with everyone’s favourite moustachioed plumber. Super Mario Galaxy 3 could also reignite the Wii U’s dwindling popularity before it’s too late.
Sleeping Dogs 2
Wei Shen’s 2012 adventure was a fantastic sandbox surprise, and we’d love to see Asia’s criminal underworld resurface in 2016. With a bigger budget and deeper gameplay, Sleeping Dogs 2 could easily become one of the PS4, Xbox One, and PC’s most enjoyable open world escapades – especially if its story hits the same highs as its predecessor. Still, it’s hard not to feel as though the ship’s already sailed with this one, but we’ll keep believing all the same.
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