Although 2013 hasn't even started yet, it's already shaping up to be a weird year for gaming. As the industry faces a crisis over its future, Microsoft and Sony will look to squeeze one more good year out of their current game consoles.
Meanwhile, Nintendo will be trying to get its new hardware, the Wii U, off the ground. But despite the turbulent environment—or perhaps because of it—the list of big game releases still looks encouraging.
It’s a vibrant lineup, with new ideas, creative takes on familiar series, and of course a handful of blockbuster sequels.
Here are 15 of the most anticipated video games of 2013.