Video Games 2016: Major Game Release Schedule

One thing game lovers find handy at the beginning of every year is game release schedules. Game release schedules contain all the upcoming releases with dates (though some are not dated because of one reason or the other). The year 2016 already has some blockbusters lined up for release and as an early bird, a schedule calendar is paramount. MobiPicker has selected some of the eagerly anticipated to give a concise list and here they are.

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Video Games 2016

Video Games January 2016 Release Schedule

Shooting Stars (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 4

Amplitude (PS4) – January 5

Hardware: Rivals (PS4) – January 5

Rebel Galaxy (PS4) – January 5

Volume (Vita) – January 5

G Prime Into the Rain (Xbox One) – January 6

Hyper Void (Xbox One) – January 6

Lovely Planet (Xbox One) – January 6

Avoider (Wii U) – January 7

Bigley’s Revenge (Wii U) – January 7

Discovery (Wii U) – January 7

JetPack Fighter (iOS) – January 7

My Pets (3DS) – January 7

Ocean Runner (3DS) – January 7

Tabletop Gallery (Wii U) – January 7

Punch Club (PC) – January 8

Cubot – The Complexity of Simplicity (Xbox One) – January 11

Unepic (Xbox One) – January 11

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – January 12

The Banner Saga (Xbox One, PS4) – January 12

Gone Home (Xbox One, PS4) – January 12

Tharsis (PS4, PC) – January 12

That Dragon Cancer (PC) – January 12

Hyperdrive Massacre (Xbox One) – January 13

Rebel Galaxy (Xbox One) – January 13

Battle Pixels (PC) – January 14

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 Open Beta (Xbox One, PS4) – January 14

Pro Basketball Manager 2016 (PC) – January 14

Dino Eggs: Rebirth (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 15

Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC) – January 15

Herding Dog (PC) – January 15

Oxenfree (Xbox One, PC) – January 15 Protoshift (PC) – January 15

Raining Blobs (PC) – January 15

Super Ubie Island REMIX (PC) – January 15

Super Intergalactic Gang (PC) – January 15

Zheros (Xbox One) – January 16

The Aquatic Adventures of the Last Human (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 19

Attractio (PS4, Vita, PC) – January 19

A Boy and his Blob (Xbox One, PS4, Vita, PC) – January 19

Blade & Soul (PC) – January 19

The Bug Butcher (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 19

Darkest Dungeon (PC) – January 19

Deadly Tower of Monsters (PS4, PC) – January 19

Gemini: Heroes Reborn (Xbox One, PC) – January 19

Inside My Radio (PS4) – January 19

Klaus (PS4) – January 19

Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (Vita) – January 19 Resident Evil 0 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, PC) – January 19

Resident Evil Origins Collection (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – January 19

Shooting Stars (PC) – January 19

Stardust Vanguards (PS4) – January 19

Tachyon Project (PS4) – January 19

World of Tanks (PS4) – January 19

Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (Xbox One) – January 20

Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Vita) – January 20

Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (PC) – January 20

Bioxitivity (PC) – January 21

Lost in Harmony (iOS, Android) – January 21

Minecraft: Story Mode (Wii U) – January 21

Move or Die (PC) – January 21

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (3DS) – January 22 Civilization Revolution 2 Plus (Vita) – January 26

Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – January 26 Lego Marvel’s Avengers (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC) – January 26

The Witness (PS4, PC) – January 26

Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) – January 28

Bombshell (PC) – January 29

This War of Mine (PS4, Xbox One) – January 29

Tropico 5 – Complete Collection (PC) – January 29

Panmorphia (PC, Mac, Linux) – January 31

Out of all the titles for January, Oxenfree stands out because of its unique way of storytelling. Oxenfree follows the series of paranormal activity that trails a group of teen on a hike in a lonely island. It is a dialogue based game so you have to pay good attention. oxenfree is one game all gamers will hate to love.

Video Games February 2016 Release Schedule

Spellweaver (PC) – February 1

Tales of Symphonia (PC) – February 1

Albedo: Eyes from Outer Space (PS4) – February 2

Calendula (PC) – February 2

Cobalt (Xbox One, 360, PC) – February 2

Crypt of the Necrodancer (PS4, Vita) – February 2

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth (PS4, Vita) – February 2

Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – February 2

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (PS4, PS3) – February 2

Not a Hero (PS4) – February 2

Steve Jackson’s Sorcery (PC, Mac) – February 2

American Truck Simulator (PC, Mac, Linux) – February 3

XCOM 2 (PC) – February 5

Alekhine’s Gun (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Xbox One, PS4, PS3, PC) – February 9

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Trilogy Pack (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9

Dying Light: The Following Expansion and Enhanced Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9

Firewatch (PS4, PC, Mac, Linux) – February 9

Mighty No. 9 (Xbox One, 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC, Mac, Linux) – February 9

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9

Neverwinter: Underdark (Xbox One) – February 9

Unravel (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 9

Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4) – February 12

The Ship: Remasted (PC) – February 15

Pillars of Eternity – The White March Part 2 (PC) – February 16

Project X-Zone 2 (3DS) – February 16

Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) – February 16

Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright (3DS) – February 19

Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest (3DS) – February 19

Far Cry Primal (Xbox One, PS4) – February 23

Mega Man Legacy Collection (3DS) – February 23

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 23

Toki Tori 2+ (PS4) – February 23

Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow (3DS eShop) – February 27

Far Cry Primal is definitely the game to look out for. As always, Far Cry is about survival but being set in the Stone Age is something new.

Video Games March 2016 Release Schedule

Far Cry Primal (PC) – March 1

Heavy Rain (PS4) – March 1

The Witch and the Hundred Knight: Revival Edition (PS4) – March 1

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princes HD (Wii U) -March 4

The Division (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 8

Hitman (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 11

EA Sports UFC 2 (Xbox One, PS4) – March 15

Sebastian Loeb Rally EVO (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – March 15

Samurai Warriors 4 Empires (PS4, PS3, Vita) – March 15

Lichdom: Battlemage (Xbox One, PS4) – March 22

Stranger of Sword City (Vita) – March 22

Slain (PC) – March 24

Hyrule Warriors: Legends (3DS)  – March 25

Adr1ft (Rift, PC) – March 28

MLB The Show 16 (PS4, PS3) – March 29

Nights of Azure (PS4) – March 29

And our pick for March would be Heavy Rain and Hitman. If you are a fan of action shoot ’em all, you should keep and eye on these two games.

Video Games April 2016 Release Schedule

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack (Vita) – April 5

Dirt Rally (Xbox One, PS4) – April 5

Quantum Break (Xbox One)  – April 5

Dark Souls III (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – April 12

Ratchet & Clank (PS4) – April 12

Star Fox Zero (Wii U) – April 22

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (PS4) – April 26

Total War: Warhammer (PC) – April 28

Dark Souls III takes the day. With the first two installments being a hit, there is no doubt that the third will be any less.

Video Games May 2016 Release Schedule

Battleborn (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 3

Homefront: The Revolution (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 17

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – May 24

Deep Silver didn’t have the best of year in 2015. So many delays and financial crisis halted the release of Homefront but with the sneak peek flying around, Homefront holds a lot of promises.

Video Games June 2016 Release Schedule

Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir (PS4, PS3, Vita) – June 7

Only Odin Sphere for June as of now so nothing to judge just yet.

Video Games August 2016 Release Schedule

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – August 23

Nothing to judge for August too for now so keep your fingers crossed. There are some awesome titles slated for release this year but no dates have been assigned to them. Mafia III is found on this list. Keep a date with us because we will be updating this list as changes come.