|Source: Wii U Daily|
Sony and Nintendo have this week announced official release dates for their impending platforming video game products LittleBigPlanet 3 and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker respectively. Whereas the former will continue to build upon its franchise's long-established formula of online level creation and experimentation, the latter is the first original spin-off from the Super Mario series that we've seen in some time, finally placing the eponymous mushroom-headed protagonist at the heart of its narrative.
Just as we've come to expect from their respective publishers, both titles demonstrated huge potential at their E3 2014 showings and should no doubt garner impressive sales in both the United States and the UK come their release dates. Since virtually all of the launch dates for major video game releases coming our way in the next few months have been announced as of today, now seems like the perfect opportunity to recap the current release calendar for the remainder of 2014 and early 2015. As ever, our most-anticipated titles are highlighted in yellow, so do look out for those!
- SEPTEMBER 2014 - The Sims 4 (2nd); Destiny (9th); Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (23rd); FIFA 15 (23rd); Forza Horizon 2 (30th)
- OCTOBER 2014 - Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3rd); Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (3rd); Alien: Isolation (7th); Project Spark (7th); Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (14th); The Evil Within (14th); Evolve (21st); Fantasia: Music Evolved (21st); Just Dance 2015 (21st); Civilization: Beyond Earth (24th); Assassin's Creed Unity (28th); Sunset Overdrive (28th); Bayonetta 2 (TBA)
- NOVEMBER 2014 - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (4th); Halo: The Master Chief Collection (11th); Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal (11th); The Crew (11th) Dragon Age: Inquisition (18th); FarCry 4 (18th); LittleBigPlanet 3 (18th); Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric (18th); Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (21st); Project CARS (TBA)
- DECEMBER 2014 - Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix (5th); Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris (9th)
- JANUARY 2015 - Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (TBA - UK Release Window)
- FEBRUARY 2015 - The Order: 1886 (20th); The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (24th); Batman: Arkham Knight (TBA)
LittleBigPlanet 3 builds its foundations exclusively on PlayStation 3 this November 18th and Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker pulls out its map exclusively on Nintendo Wii U in January 2015 (that's the UK release window, anyway - it's still scheduled for a Winter 2014 launch in the US for some peculiar reason).