Release Dates for Every Game Confirmed for 2016

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The number of games due for release in 2016 keeps growing, and the year is so far looking very strong, even accounting for a few inevitable delays. Plenty of games got delayed to 2016, too, not to mention the ones already targeting 2016, and almost all of them make us excited.

To keep track of all this, we'll go over all confirmed release dates for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U, as well as PC. Release dates will reflect either the North American or worldwide dates, depending on the game, but always the earliest.

We can't list every game and every platform ever, but the article will be constantly updated with new releases, date changes and more.

January

January, which used to be a quiet month, isn't that way anymore. With major releases like Dying Light, Saints Row 4 & Gat out of Hell, Life is Strange, Resident Evil HD Remastered, and DLC for Far Cry 4 and Assassin's Creed Unity in 2015, January 2016 isn't looking quite as hot, but is bustling nonetheless.
  • Amplitude (PS4) – January 5
  • Hardware: Rivals (PS4) – January 5
  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 12
  • The Banner Saga 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – January 12
  • (PS4, Xbox One) – January 12
  • Resident Evil 0 HD Remaster, and Resident Evil Origins Collection (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One – January 19
  • Darkest Dungeon (PC, PS4) – January 19
  • The Deadly Tower of Monsters (PC) – January 19
  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (PC) – January 20
  • Mario and Luigi Paper Jam (3DS) – January 22
  • The Witness (PC, PS4) – January 26
  • Lego Marvel's Avengers (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – January 26
  • Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS) – January 26
  • Bombshell (PC) – January 29
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4, Xbox One) – January 29
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC) – January
February

February is when the year really starts to get going. There's no shortage of new releases in February 2016, and the momentum will carry on through March. It's also got a good variety of game genres and production budgets, with indies like Firewatch and Unravel, and AAAs such as Far Cry Primal, XCOM 2, and Street Fighter 5.
  • XCOM 2 (PC) – February 5
  • Dying Light: The Following Expansion & Enhanced Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 9
  • Firewatch (PC, PS4) – February 9
  • Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia & trilogy pack (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 9
  • Unravel (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 9
  • Gravity Rush Remastered (PS4) – February 9
  • Mighty No. 9 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – February 9
  • Street Fighter 5 (PC, PS4) – February 16
  • Far Cry Primal (PS4, Xbox One) – February 23
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – February 23
  • The Walking Dead: Michonne (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One) – February
March

Considered by some the new October, March 2016 is chock-full of game releases, especially AAA ones. You have Uncharted 4, The Division, Hitman, and even Twilight Princes HD for the Wii U.
  • Far Cry Primal (PC) – March 1
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U) – March 4
  • The Division (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 8
  • Hitman (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 11
  • MLB The Show 16 (PS3, PS4) – March 29
  • Hyrule Warriors Legends (3DS) – March 25
  • Nights of Azure (PS4) – March 29
  • Killer Instinct: Season 3 (Xbox One) – March
April

Things slow down somewhat in April, but the month isn't devoid of heavy-hitters. Dark Souls 3, Quantum Break, Ratchet & Clank, and Total War: Warhammer are all April games, not to mention the highly-anticipated Dark Souls sequel.
  • Quantum Break (Xbox One) – April 5
  • Dirt Rally (PS4, Xbox One) – April 5
  • Dark Souls 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 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
May

We're one month away from E3 2016, and new releases have taken a noticeable dip. May has always been this weird month. In 2015 we had Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster, the House of Wolves DLC for Destiny, and of course The Witcher 3.

Not a lot games have been announced for May so far, though that could very much change as we head into the new year.

June


Welcome to E3 month, during which almost nothing comes out. In fact, we don't have a single dated title for this month. We do, however, have a few confirmed releases in June, just no specifics.
  • No Man's Sky (PC, PS4) – June
  • ARK: Survival Evolved (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – official launch for the Early Access game on all platforms
  • We Happy Few (PC, Xbox One) – June
July to December

In the case of July and August, game releases are expected to be slim. But you can count on FIFA and other sports games to start coming out around that time. There's also a good chance a Destiny game will release in September, judging from the franchise's release schedule so far.

October, November, and December will undoubtedly be the among the busiest months of the year, and we expect new Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty, and Battlefield games, but there aren't any confirmed dates so far. When we do have some, we'll be here to update the list.

Confirmed for 2016 with dates TBA

Naturally, this will be the largest list at the year's start, and that's because publishers have been delaying games to 2016 for a while, even the ones that may not be ready for a 2016 launch have been tentatively slapped with a 2016 date. Expect some of these to either move to 2017, or get sorted in one of the previous pages.
  • Adrift (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Below (PC, Xbox One)
  • Batman: A Telltale Games Series (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  • Crackdown 3 (Xbox One)
  • Cuphead (PC, Xbox One)
  • Dishonored 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • DOOM (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • UFC 2 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Dreadnought (PC)
  • Final Fantasy 15 (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Gears of War 4 (Xbox One)
  • Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
  • Halo Wars 2 (PC, Xbox One)
  • Homefront: The Revolution (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Hellblade (PC, PS4)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • LawBreakers (PC)
  • Mafia 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Need for Speed (PC)
  • Ni-Oh (PS4)
  • Nier: Automata (PS4)
  • Outlast 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Overwatch (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Paragon (PC, PS4)
  • Persona 5 (PS4)
  • Resident Evil: Umbrella Corps (PC, PS4)
  • ReCore (Xbox One)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider (PS4)
  • Scalebound (Xbox One)
  • Shadow Warrior 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Shadow Complex Remastered (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Tekken 7 (PS4)
  • The Last Guardian (PS4)
  • The Legend of Zelda U (Wii U)
  • The Technomancer (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine expansion (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • World of Warcraft: Legion (PC)
 
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