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News Tycoon

News Tycoon

Release date: 2017 (03/24/2017)

Genres: Strategy

Publishers:

News Tycoon is a real-time tycoon game about newspaper management

Night in the Woods

Night in the Woods

Release date: 2017

Genres: Adventure

Publishers: Finji

Night in the Woods (abbreviated as NITW) is a single-player adventure game. It was developed by Infinite Fall, a studio founded by game designer Alec Holowka and animator/artist Scott Benson, and published by Finji. It is a story-focused exploration game in which players control a young woman named Mae, who recently dropped out of college and has returned to her hometown to find unexpected changes. The game was funded via the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, where it eventually earned over 400…

Need for Speed Payback

Need for Speed Payback

Release date: 2017

Genres: Racing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox One

Publishers: Electronic Arts

Need for Speed Payback is a racing video game developed by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the twenty-third installment in the Need for Speed series. The game was revealed with a trailer released on June 2, 2017 and released worldwide on November 10, 2017, and was followed up by Need for Speed Heat.

Nioh

Nioh

Release date: 2017

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Publishers:

Nioh (Japanese: 仁王, Hepburn: Niō, "two Deva Kings") is an action role-playing video game developed by Team Ninja for the PlayStation 4 (PS4). It was first released worldwide in February 2017, and was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment internationally, and Koei Tecmo in Japan. An edition for both PS4 and Microsoft Windows, containing all the game's downloadable content (DLC), was released on November 7, 2017 by Koei Tecmo. Set during a fictionalised version of the year 1600, the plot fol…

NBA Playgrounds

NBA Playgrounds

Release date: 2017

Genres: Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox One

Publishers: Mad Dog Games

NBA Playgrounds is a 2017 sports video game developed by Saber Interactive and published by Mad Dog Games for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and for Microsoft Windows. Bearing similarities to previous related titles such as NBA Jam and NBA Street, NBA Playgrounds is an arcade-style basketball game officially licensed by the National Basketball Association.

Nine Parchments

Nine Parchments

Release date: 2017

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox One

Publishers: Frozenbyte

Nine Parchments is a twin stick action role-playing game developed and published by Frozenbyte. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in 2017. The game's story centers around students of the Astral Academy searching for the missing nine parchments.

NBA Live 18

NBA Live 18

Release date: 2017

Genres: Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 4, XBox One

Publishers: EA Sports

NBA Live 18 is a basketball simulation video game developed by EA Tiburon and published by EA Sports. It features James Harden of the Houston Rockets as its cover athlete and was released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 15, 2017. The game is the 21st installment in the NBA Live series, and the follow-up to 2015's NBA Live 16 after EA took a year off between games. Though still receiving some criticism for its gameplay, the game was noted as an improvement over recent installments, an…

NHL 18

NHL 18

Release date: 2017

Genres: Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 4, XBox One

Publishers: EA Sports

NHL 18 is an ice hockey simulation video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. It was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 15, 2017. It is the 27th installment in the NHL video game series and features Edmonton Oilers captain Connor McDavid on the cover.

New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers

New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers

Release date: 2017

Genres: Simulation

Publishers: Arc System Works

New Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers is a farming simulation video game developed and published by Arc System Works, and is a sequel to the 2015 Nintendo 3DS eShop title Frontier Days: Founding Pioneers. It was released in Japan on March 3, 2017 and in North America on March 27, 2017 for the Nintendo Switch and on June 7, 2017 for the Microsoft Windows. It received mixed or average reviews according to Metacritic.

New Game!

Release date: 2017

Genres: Comedy

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita

Publishers: Houbunsha

New Game! (Japanese: ニューゲーム, Hepburn: Nyū Gēmu) is a Japanese four-panel manga series by Shōtarō Tokunō, which began serialization in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Carat from January 2013 and is licensed in English by Seven Seas Entertainment. An anime television series adaptation by Doga Kobo aired in Japan between July and September 2016, with a second season airing between July and September 2017. A video game developed by 5pb. was released in January 2017.

NASCAR Heat 2

NASCAR Heat 2

Release date: 2017

Genres: Racing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, XBox One

Publishers: 704Games

NASCAR Heat 2 is a racing video game by Monster Games and published by 704Games. It is the sequel to NASCAR Heat Evolution, and was released in North America on September 12, 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows via Steam. Kyle Busch is featured on the cover. On June 11, 2017, it was confirmed that the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series will be featured in the game for the first time since EA Sports' 2008 release, NASCAR 09. Truck and Xfinity s…

Nights of Azure

Nights of Azure

Release date: 2017

Genres: Action, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, PS Vita

Publishers: Koei Tecmo

Nights of Azure is a 2015 action role-playing video game developed by Gust and published by Koei Tecmo for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Microsoft Windows. The PlayStation 4 version received a North American release on March 29, 2016, with a European release following on April 1, 2016, and a Microsoft Windows release on February 7, 2017.The game was followed up by a sequel titled Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon, released August 2017 in Japan, and October 2017 wo…

Niche

Niche

Release date: 2017

Genres:

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Stray Fawn Studio

Niche: A Genetics Survival Game is an indie simulation video game developed and published by Stray Fawn Studio, and was released on Steam Early Access for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux-based systems on September 15, 2016 after a successful Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign. Its main aim is to breed certain traits or genes into a group of canine or feline creatures to make the pack genetically perfect for its environment.

Nier: Automata

Nier: Automata

Release date: 2017

Genres: Action, Hack'n'slash, Role-playing

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Publishers: Square Enix

Nier: Automata is a 2017 action role-playing game developed by PlatinumGames and published by Square Enix. It is a sequel to the 2010 video game Nier, itself a spin-off and sequel of the Drakengard series. The game originally released for the PlayStation 4 and Windows via Steam, with an Xbox One port being published the following year with the subtitle Become As Gods Edition. Set during a proxy war between alien-created machines and human-crafted androids, the story follows the trials of a comba…

Nex Machina

Nex Machina

Release date: 2017

Genres: Arcade, Shooter

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Housemarque

Nex Machina is a shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Housemarque. The game was released in June 2017 for the PlayStation 4 and Windows-based personal computers. Tentatively known as The Jarvis Project during development, veteran arcade game designer Eugene Jarvis served as a creative consultant on the project.

NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18

Release date: 2017

Genres: Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox 360, PlayStation 3, XBox One, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: 2K Sports

NBA 2K18 is a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is the 19th installment in the NBA 2K franchise, the successor to NBA 2K17, and the predecessor to NBA 2K19. It was released on September 19, 2017 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, PlayStation 3, and Nintendo Switch. Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics serves as cover athlete for the regular edition of the game, Shaquille O'Neal is the cover athlete for …

Nidhogg 2

Nidhogg 2

Release date: 2017

Genres: Action, Combat

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox One

Publishers: Messhof

Nidhogg 2 is a fighting game and sequel to Nidhogg by indie developer Messhof. It was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS and PlayStation 4 in 2017. An Xbox One version was released in July 2018 and the Nintendo Switch version was released in November 2018. The game received generally positive reviews from critics upon release.