Get ready for a big year of great games coming to Xbox in 2014

Before you sit down for a holiday break packed with gaming, take a look at what’s coming down the pike in the year ahead with new Xbox games. You’ll see “Tom Clancy’s The Division,” “Kinect Sports Rivals,” “Project Spark” and “Titanfall” (screenshot above) among the adventures to look forward to in 2014.

Xbox Wire shares a preview of what’s to come, and if you love solving a mystery, dealing with dragons and battling aggressive and infected humans – well, that’s just a start to how you’ll be spending your time next year:

“D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die,” comes from Hidetaka Suehiro, creator of “Deadly Premonition,” and Access Games, and gives players an interactive and episodic mystery series that uses Kinect with seated gameplay and voice recognition. “Players assume the role of a detective with the curious ability to dive back in time as he tries to solve his wife’s murder and prevent it from occurring,” writes Xbox Wire.

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“Dragon Age: Inquisition” (screenshot above) is a next-generation action role-playing game from BioWare, makers of “Mass Effect 3.” In the game, “you’ll make your mark in an expansive, story-driven open world filled with complex characters, challenging combat and difficult decisions,” says Xbox Wire. “A cataclysmic event has plunged the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons now darken the sky, casting a shadow of terror over a once-peaceful kingdom. Mages have broken into an all-out war against the oppressive Templars. Nations rise against one another. It falls to you to restore order as you lead the Inquisition and hunt down the agents of chaos — your choices will forever change the Dragon Age.”

DyingLight

“Dying Light” (screenshot above) is a first-person, action survival horror game. During the day, players try to make it through an urban environment overrun by a nasty outbreak and have to scavenge for supplies and make their own weapons to “defend against the growing infected population. At night, the hunter becomes the hunted, as the infected become aggressive and more dangerous. Most frightening are the predators, which only appear after sundown. Players must use everything in their power to survive until the morning’s first light.”

There’s much, much more coming in 2014. To check out more of the great games on their way, head over to Xbox Wire.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff