I think the next couple of years will be the culmination of a weird and wonderful time for us gamers. This is especially true because, after nearly a decade of waiting, three anticipated titles will finally be brought out of the shadows of development hell to stand tall or fall before a very different gaming landscape. These three are minor miracles because, at some point, there was a belief or even a consensus among fans that they would never appear, that they would join the sorry ranks of gaming vaporware. They are: The Last Guardian: Everyone was excited about the new offering from Team Ico, the creators of Ico and Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 2, which has been in development since 2007. After capturing our hearts at its first showing in 2009, nothing for year after year after year but assurances of continued development even in the face of little to no footage. It has, against all odds, resurfaced and is once again thrilling people. And best of all, it is set for a release in December of this year. Final Fantasy XV: Beginning development on PlayStation 3 as Final Fantasy Versus XIII in 2006, this game has changed name, changed platforms, changed staff, and even received changes to its story and gameplay. It's been a long and hard road, beset by technical and logistical problems for a company struggling to find its footing in the seventh generation with their most iconic series. Now, despite a delay of a few months to polish the game further, it is rapidly incoming, and the signs are more than encouraging. Nioh: This easily tops the previous two in terms of both mystery and surprise. Beginning development all the way back in 2004, it was intended to be a cross-media project based on an unfinished script by Akira Kurosawa. Although the intended film was cancelled, the game continued. It changed genre more than once, and it was stuck in development hell until three or four years ago when Team Ninja were given the task of turning it into a workable game. Kudos to producer Kou Shibusawa for refusing to give up on the project, so gamers all over the world can enjoy it next year after twelve long years of waiting. Let us now celebrate this amazing titles, games that may have missed a generation, but have won through against all odds to capture our hearts and minds once again.