While 2016 is going to be a big year of new releases, a few classic titles will also be rereleased, with some enchantments, as well. Below, you can find out list of the our most anticipated remakes and remastered that are slated to arrive in 2016.
10. God Eater Resurrection
One of the better monster hunting games, God Eater Burst on the PSP, is getting a new makeover on the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 4 and PC. Along with improved graphics, the new version also adds new elements, some of which were introduced in the second game in the series (which will be released in North America next year as well).
God Eater Resurrection is slated to come out in the summer of 2016.
9. Resident Evil 0 HD
Resident Evil 0 introduced some unique twists in the series, such as having one player being able to switch between two characters along with the removable of the item box. The HD remaster adds a new control scheme in addition to improved visual and audio features along with the Wesker mode, which lets you play as the villain (and use his special abilities).
Resident Evil 0 HD will be released on Jaunrary 19th. Along with the standalone digital release, you can also purchase Resident Evil Origins Collection, which comes with the aforementioned game as well as Resident Evil HD, with this link on Amazon.
8. Gravity Rush Remastered
Gravity Rush came out as a launch game for the PlayStation Vita. In anticipation of Gravity Rush 2, Sony decided to remaster the original for the PlayStation 4. The new version, which is being handheld by BluePoint Games, looks significantly better when compared to the handheld release with enhanced textures, resolution and frame rate. Not to mention that all DLC packs from the Vita game will come packed in at no additional costs as well.
You can preorder a physical copy of Gravity Rush Remastered with this page.
7. Day of the Tentacle Remastered
Released originally in 1993, Day of the Tentacle is considered to be one of the best graphic adventure games ever created. In the remastered release, Double Fine Productions is improving upon the game’s unique visuals in addition to enhancing the audio elements. Also included are commentary from the development team.
Day of the Tentacle Remastered is slated to come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC in March.
6. Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD
Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance is the one major mainline game in the series that hasn’t been included in Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. Fortunately, a remastered version of the 3DS game is coming out in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue compilation. Dream Drop Distance adds some unique twists with the action-RPG formula from the previous games with the additions of flow motion maneuverability in addition to the ability to recruit Dream Eaters to join your team in battle.
You can preorder Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue, which is expected to come out in 2016, here.
5. Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
While acclaimed, the original Odin Sphere suffered from massive slowdowns. Thankfully, Atlus is fixing the frame rate issue, which improving the resolution, with Leifthrasir. The remastered release also comes with some gameplay changes that will add more variety and improved upon the gameplay. For purists, the original game is also included at no additional costs as well.
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir is slated to arrive on June 7th for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Vita. Reserve it with this link.
4. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Dragon Quest VII originally came out near the end of the PS1’s lifespan in 2001 in the North American region. As a result, not many western players got to experience the epic JRPG. The 3DS remake features a more appealing visual look while making some tweaks to the gameplay and adding more balance to combat. So, even if you played the original, the Fragments of the Forgotten Past has plenty of new content to offer.
You can reserve Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past, which is slated for a summer launch, with this page.
3. Ratchet and Clank
Ratchet and Clank is getting a big reboot in 2016. In addition to a movie, the gaming franchise will be getting a remake of the first game as well. Of course, Insomniac Games will be implementing the mechanics and weapons along with some brand new additions that were introduced in the latter installments of the series. If you missed out on the series, the remake will be a good time to jump in.
Ratchet and Clank is coming out for the PlayStation 4 on April 12th. Preorder the remake here.
2. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Dragon Quest VIII on the PlayStation 2 is one of the most popular games in the long-running JRPG series in the west. The 3DS remakes add some neat extras, including a new ending sequence (along with a new dungeon to explore) in addition to a camera mode. If you want to play the ultimate version of the classic game, make sure to pick up the 3DS remake of Journey of the Cursed King.
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, which you can reserve with this link, is slated for a 2016 release.
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
One of the most requested remastered releases has been The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. After some leaks, Nintendo recently confirmed that one of the most acclaimed games of all time is getting the HD treatment on the Wii U. Along with better graphics, fans can expect some changes to be made to the gameplay, including the addition of Amiibo support. It is easily our most anticipated remastered and/or remake of 2016.
You can preorder The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, which has a release date set for the 4th of March, with this page.As you can see above, there are plenty of remasters and remakes to look forward to in 2016.