With E3 2017 now a recent memory that continues to tug at our insatiable desires to play everything on display at the Los Angeles Convention Center, we decided to breakdown all of the remaining console exclusives launching throughout the rest of the year. From Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, all three platform manufacturers showcased a tons of compelling new titles launching exclusively for their respective consoles and if you were not aware, many games on display will unfortunately not be making it into this holiday season.
However, while there is sure to be a traffic jam of multiplatform games to hold us over, well into the new year, all three platform holders are not quite done trying to convince us why they believe their gaming hardware is the best place to play.
So, before we list the remaining console exclusives in the 2017 launch pipeline, please note that it is now safe to classify a game which is only being offered on a manufacturers hardware as a platform or console exclusive. For example, while all Xbox One exclusives are labeled as just that, yet they are also playable on Windows 10 (PC), that game is not playable on the competing hardware, such as the PS4 or Nintendo Switch, making that game a console exclusive on the Xbox One and vice versa.
With that said, lets take a look at what Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony has in store for us moving forward for 2017:
Nintendo Switch Console Exclusives Remaining For 2017
ARMS /Release: June 16, 2017
ARMS is easy to pick up and play, allowing players to select one of 10 fighters with big personalities and even bigger Arms to battle other players in dynamic arenas. To add strategy to the battles, players can select two different Arms (one for the right and one for the left), each with unique specialties and abilities. Using the motion controls of the Nintendo Switch Joy-Con controllers, players can throw a punch with a flick forward, move around the stage by tilting the controllers in the desired direction or even execute a powerful throw by moving both hands forward at the same time.
Splatoon 2 / July 21, 2017
In Splatoon 2 and for the first time, take Turf War battles on-the-go via local multiplayer in portable play styles. You can also compete in frenetic online matches like before. Two years have passed since the release of Splatoon, and two years have also passed in the game world, leading to an evolution in fashion trends and new styles of weapons and gear. Staying fresh never looked so good.
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle / August 29, 2017
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle is the story of an unexpected encounter between the most famous video game character, Mario, and the irreverent and chaotic Rabbids as they join forces to restore the Mushroom Kingdom, which has been torn apart by a mysterious vortex. Mario and his friends will use hundreds of never-before-seen weapons to strategically take out enemies in true Rabbids style – with the occasional well-timed misfire. Players will use turn-based combat to strategically move their heroes across the battlefield to gain higher ground, utilize the pipe system and destructible environments, and receive a friendly boost from their teammates to get into their optimal firing position.
Super Mario Odyssey / October 27, 2017
Join Mario on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure and use his incredible new abilities to collect Moons so you can power up your airship, the Odyssey, and rescue Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans!
Xbox One Console Exclusives Remaining For 2017
Fable Fortune / July 7, 2017
Fable Fortune is a Fable themed collectible card game featuring Co-op & PvP modes, set in the whimsical world of Albion.
Cuphead / September 29, 2017
Cuphead and Mugman traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful supermoves and uncover hidden secrets in Cuphead. This run-and-gun platformer game heavily focuses on boss battles for a distinctive challenge of patterns to strategize against and techniques to master. Inspired by 1930s cartoons, the visuals are hand drawn and inked and the music is all original jazz recordings.
Crackdown 3 / November 7, 2017
Enter Crackdown 3’s sandbox of mayhem and destruction and become a Super-Powered Agent dedicated to Justice by any means necessary. Explore the heights of a dangerous futuristic city, cut through gang-infested streets in a transforming vehicle, and wield amazing abilities to dismantle a ruthless criminal empire.
Forza Motorsport 7 / October 7, 2017
Experience the danger and beauty of competitive racing at the limit with Forza Motorsport 7. The game features more than 700 cars, new leagues, enhanced spectating modes, Mixer integration, the ability to personalize your appearance, and premier partners like Porsche.
PS4 Console Exclusives Remaining For 2017
Nex Machina / June 20, 2017
Nex Machina is the ultimate top-down voxel shooter where everything can be blown up to pieces. Enter “the zone”, become one with the game and pull off the most incredible feats. Packed with opportunities to create your own playstyle, face tough challenges and engage in a ruthlessly competitive environment.
Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy / June 30, 2017
The classic first three Crash Bandicoot games are back in remastered form in Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy – Included are completely remade versions of Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped.
Accel World vs Sword Art Online / July 7, 2017
Accel World VS. Sword Art Online combines the best of both series, with a storyline supervised by Reki Kawahara himself, the creator behind both of these award-winning animes and master of the technological fantasy genre. Play with Kirito, Asuna, Yuuki, Leafa, or any number of classic SAO characters in a setting where the Accelerated and Virtual worlds intersect. Challenge Black Lotus, Silver Crow, Scarlet Rain, and the rest of the Seven Kings of Pure Color from the Accelerated World, and amass clues as to where to find your friend.
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age / July 11, 2017
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age is a remaster, which once again takes RPG players beyond imagination as the twelfth Final Fantasy’s gameplay features include the Active Dimension Battle system enabling players to move seamlessly between exploration and combat. Characters act according to an intricate “gambit” system of actions and reactions that you determine. As they fight, characters earn license points that can be spent to broaden their knowledge of magic, arms and armor.
Pyre / July 25, 2017
Lead your band of exiles to freedom through a series of ancient competitions spread across a vast, mystical purgatory in Pyre, an RPG from the creators of Bastion and Transistor. You’ll meet and grow closer to a large cast of colorful characters of all shapes and sizes as you make your way to secretive locations where you’ll confront rival bands of exiles in tense, action-packed showdowns.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice / August 8, 2017
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice comes from the makers of Heavenly Sword, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and DmC: Devil May Cry. It is the story of Senua, a traumatized Celtic warrior journeying into the Viking underworld of Hel. Created in collaboration with neuroscientists and people who experience psychosis, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice will pull players deep into Senua’s mind.
Lawbreakers / August 8, 2017
From the creator of Gears of War and one of the original creators of Killzone, LawBreakers is a competitive team-based FPS set in an alternate future in which the world has been divided into two factions following a huge cataclysmic event known as ‘The Shattering’ that changed gravity forever. Afterward, the world recovered and ushered in a new age technological advancements providing gravity manipulation and supplement use that grants near-superhuman abilities.
Sudden Strike 4 / August 11, 2017
With Sudden Strike 4, the legendary tactical real-time strategy series returns better than ever. Bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics and new scenarios await you in a historically authentic World War 2 setting that challenges your tactical skills in a way that none of its predecessors ever have before.
Matterfall / August 15, 2017
Overcome an ever-expanding threat that might have already seeped too far into the core of humanity itself. The over-the-top, arcade-style action game MatterFall follows an unexpected hero fighting for survival on a ravished sci-fi world infected by a mysterious and deadly alien material known only as “Smart Matter”. Using agility and powerful weaponry you must explore this new world and utilize your own control over the Smart Matter to uncover the mystery of this new threat and save the day before it threatens the very existence of the human race.
Uncharted: Lost Legacy / August 22, 2017
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy is an standalone chapter covering unseen aspects of the Uncharted saga. In order to recover a fabled ancient Indian artifact and keep it out of the hands of a ruthless war profiteer, Chloe Frazer must enlist the aid of renowned mercenary Nadine Ross. Together, they’ll venture deep into the mountains of India in search of the legendary artifact.
Everybody’s Golf / August 29, 2017
With the first PlayStation 4 golf game from the makers of Hot Shots Golf / Everybody’s Golf, players can now create and customize their character, and explore the golf courses via a free roaming system that includes the ability to drive golf carts anywhere you want or engage in a number of fun side-activities when not driving for the hole.
Yakuza Kiwami / August 29, 2017
In 2005, a legend was born on the PlayStation 2 – the legend of Kazuma Kiryu, the Dragon of Dojima, in his video game debut with Yakuza. Now, 11 years after that release, a new generation of players will be able to experience the incomparable action and drama of the Yakuza series with the rebuilt-from-scratch HD remake, Yakuza Kiwami.
Knack 2 / September 5, 2017
Knack 2 bring new moves, couch co-op multiplayer, vibrant environments, and fun-filled combat exclusively to PS4.
Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds / Fall 2017
Horizon: Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds is the first epic full expansion experience taking Aloy on an even more daring and adventure of discovery. Yet, in order to uncover the truth Aloy must encounter her most formidable challenge, the beast that guards the mountains.
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom / Novemeber 10, 2017
Developed by famed Japanese video game studio Level-5, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the second game in the acclaimed, anime-inspired RPG franchise and features an all-new cast of charming characters, an emotional storyline, and innovative gameplay design that will delight and challenge players.
Gran Turismo Sport / Fall 2017
GT Sport forges a new standard for the racing genre and empowers gamers to develop their virtual careers on the track with advanced online competition exclusively on the PS4. With multiple class divisions, gamers of all skill levels will compete for a chance to become legends in the world’s first and only online championships certified by the FIA.
As you can see there are 24 console exclusives launching from now until the end of the year. Mixing all these new titles alongside the exciting upcoming multiplatform games and you’re sure to have an attractive backlog of titles to choose from.