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Feature: Predictions For 2015: New Nintendo Console, PS Vita’s Rising & Syphon Filter

2014 is still pretty fresh in our minds – we’re still dating cheques with 2014 – but 2015 looks set to be a formidable year in gaming.


Rumour has it that Nintendo are readying up to release a new console in 2016 with AMD providing chipsets that will truly bring Nintendo into the next-generation.

Our prediction:

Nintendo will show something off later this year, most likely after E3. E3 will be where Nintendo shows off yet another revision of the 3DS and some new games to look forward to come the Christmas season. Nintendo’s new console will release May/June 2016 with greater third-party support and Nintendo fans will rejoice.


The PS Vita has once again had a pretty poor year. Sales haven’t been amazing, though they’ve definitely improved since the release of the PS4. Games are the biggest issue, or the lack of. The Vita does have games, it just doesn’t have that many AAA’s that are truly PS Vita exclusive.

Our prediction:

PS Vita will get a second wind (or is it third?) with a brand new game from Sony Bend. Yes. A first-party exclusive. Sort of. Chances are more likely that it’ll be across both the PS Vita, PS3 and PS4.

We’ve previously reported that Sony Bend are working on something and the popular opinion is that Sony Bend will be reviving the Syphon Filter series with a version being made for the PS Vita. Sort of makes sense really, one seemingly dead franchise reviving a seemingly dead console. Poetic.


Then there’s the third-party content. Expect a GTA at some point. Our bet is GTA V: Los Santos City Stories, worst case scenario is we get a port of GTA: San Andreas – something that looks incredibly possible.


It’s well-known that Treyarch are working on the next Call of Duty that’s set to release later this year.

Our prediction:

This years Call of Duty will take a leap backwards in time, possibly back to the Theater of War with a World War II setting. It’s hard to imagine how Treyarch could go back to the time period; they basically let us play out the end of the war. Still, there’s a massive outcry for a return to the simpler times of WWII – some people just don’t like the futuristic settings of Black Ops and its sequel.

Also, the last Call of Duty to release across multiple-generations of console, all further installments to be PS4/Xbox One and PC only.

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  1. lol @ Naughty Dog shutting down.. Yeah.. I don’t think one bad game could have that effect.. but then again.. when was the last time they made a “bad game”

  2. I see little to no chance of a new Nintendo console in 2016…they have only recently started to support the Wii with a number quality games, with more good titles on the way in 2015. So you mean to tell me they are going to announce a new console in 2015 for 2016 release, thereby undercutting their own big titles like Zelda for 2015? Why buy a Wii U in 2015 (which I’m sure many will because of Zelda, Starfox, etc. etc.) if the new improved console is coming so soon?

  3. nintendo wont show crap, they will announce it E3 2016 and release it for the holidays. A console up to par with current ps4.
    Also A new Mario, third party support on Assasins creed, fifa and other titles will be announced as well as a $350 price point. It will release 4th quarter 2016. so get ready to a bunch of rumors, Nintendo wont confirm anything, itll just mess their sales up even more

  4. Just my guesses…Nintendo might announce a new console this year, but for some reason I feel it’s more likely that it would release in 2016. Personally I feel that waiting the extra year for hardware prices to go down so they can use better hardware at a cheaper price….that way they can distinguish themselves as significantly more powerful than X1/PS4.

    I don’t see Vita getting any better.

    I would LOVE to see Syphon Filter get rebooted.

    I would also love to see Treyarch bring it back to WWII. Treyarch is my favorite of all the COD Devs (sledgehammer now second).

  5. Whack predictions. I will only jump on a few but I disagree with all of them.

    1. “Rumour has it that Nintendo are readying up to release a new console in 2016 with AMD providing chipsets that will truly bring Nintendo into the next-generation.”

    Rumor is a dumbass. The hardware is not the problem, the original Wii did fine. You don’t need to launch a new console and piss off everyone who bought the existing one in order to finally offer some goddamn games, the only thing the console is missing. Zelda and Mario games are coming to the Wii U. Console supported, problem solved. Expecting a new console is straight up delusional. You know there’s a Zelda game coming! You know this! Why would you ignore facts?

    2. “Activision will show off a new Tony Hawks title at E3, possibly taking
    the series back to greatness with the long-awaited Tony Hawk’s
    Underground 3.”

    Too soon. Did the HD remake sell? If it did then there’s a “reboot” coming and if there’s a reboot coming then we already know two things about it, if we are somewhat informed about video games:

    – It will be nothing like the old games at all. Just fucking accept this before you hype up another garbage reboot.

    – It won’t come out this year, full price game production isn’t that fast.

    A skateboard game coming this year could only be EA skate 4. skate 3 was profitable and it’s been a while. This could happen whereas there will never be a “Tony Hawk’s Underground 3” ever. There may be a “Tony Hawk” in 2016 with awful controls and a hamfisted, serious “story”. And quick time events. Maybe.

    3. “Ubisoft will announce a sequel to Splinter Cell: Blacklist with a new voice actor. People didn’t feel the love for Michael Ironside’s replacement, Eric Johnson.”

    Noone gave a fuck about Johnson. I’ve never even read his name before. The only complaint is that he’s not Michael Ironside. Replacing Johnson with another voice actor who is also not Michael Ironside would be absurd. Ironside isn’t coming back so there’s no reason to replace Johnson.

    It’s like you’re being wrong on purpose. Are you secretly Michael Pachter?

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