2017’s first quarter is already over and it’s starting to become one of the best years in gaming history. There are tons of more games coming out this year, including 2D platformers. We’re getting few 3D platformers like Yooka-Laylee but 2D platformers are pushing their way to be included as well. Nintendo has always been the king when it comes to developing high-quality platformers like the Mario series, Kirby, and new ones like the upcoming Hey! Pikmin for the Nintendo 3DS.
There are lots of platformers coming out later this year and I wanted to write up a piece about 15 titles that people should look out for in 2017. Games like Sonic Mania, Celeste, and Cuphead are sure to turn heads once they release later this year. Playing retro-style 2D platformers are not only fun to play but are great palate cleaners between your Call of Duty’s and Assassin’s Creed’s. Platformers are here to stay and people need to know more about them and start cherishing them as if they were AAA titles like Uncharted and Tomb Raider.
If you’re a person who likes indie titles and can enjoy some low-budget but creative adventures, take a look at this list and have at it.
SONIC MANIA - SUMMER 2017
Sonic the Hedgehog is making a return to the 2D world this summer with Sonic Mania. Featuring new stages, gameplay mechanics, as well as remixed classic levels from the Genesis titles, Mania is not to be missed.
Greysun is currently majoring in Mass Communications and Media Studies. He's somehow played every Kingdom Hearts game more than once but somehow doesn't get the story. You can follow him on Twitter @greysun_morales if you like Nintendo-related posts that can sometimes be very comical.