The third instalment of Crysis is here, looking better than ever in a jungle-esque New York with a lot more firepower. After the events of Crysis 2, New York has been sectioned off in a dome by corrupt organization; C.E.L.L. Corporation.
Prophet returns in Crysis 3 and discovers the organizations motives and uses Ceph's alien technology to bring order. Another addition to his arsenal is a bow, with a variety of flesh piercing arrows.The bow encourages a more stealthy approach to the game and has proven to be a great alternative to guns, in Albert Hughes (Menace II Society) short series of videos; The 7 Wonders of Crysis 3.
Ni No Kuni is an epic adventure with production values on par with a motion picture and sets a standard for anime games. The game seamlessly transitions form cutscenes to gameplay without detracting from its art direction. This is all thanks to legendary animators at Studio Ghibli and the artists at LEVEL-5.
Players take control of Oliver and travel to a magical world to get rid of its tyrants. In the process battles will commence and friends will be gained to ultimately bring back Oliver's mother. This immersive tale will pull at your heartstrings and make it your responsibility to succeed in Oliver's goals. Very few games successfully convey such emotions, especially in their trailers.
The voice acting sounds great, the art style is beautifully fitting and the game features almost 40 hours of content. Embark on your journey today and lose yourself in the world of Ni No Kuni, available now exclusively on PS3.
Hitman fans around the world can rejoice as the HD Collection containing Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money is set for release on 1st February 2013 for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. The compilation will support Achievements and Trophies, ranging from ranking challenges, weapon purchases and difficulty completions. This will be the first time PS3 owners get to experience Hitman: Blood Money and it will be the first time for Xbox 360 owners play Hitman: Contracts and Hitman 2: Silent Assassin.
The latest screenshots released show off classic missions in the series. It will be great to revisit your favourite missions and be rewarded for your efforts this time with Achievements and Trophies. Back in the day you would invite your friends over to prove you've attained a certain score but Achievements and Trophies have definitely changed that. Hitman: Absolution is the latest game in the series and was well received when it was released last November.
Revisit the origins of the series when the Hitman HD Collection is released on 1st February 2013 for Xbox 360 and PS3.
This latest entry in the Dead Space series takes a more directed focus on co-op, which at first thought sounds like a detraction from the series we've grown to love. However in actual fact it expands upon the narratives scope and gives you a much needed companion, to sustain the onslaught of Necromorphs on the planet Tau Volantis. While it's possible to play the campaign solo as Isaac, it's recommended to play with a friend to see the game from a different point of view.
John Carver is a new playable character with a traumatic past and brings in additional elements to the story and uncovers paths and clues, Isaac can't see. Co-op is seamlessly integrated into the single player experience, so friends can drop in and out without having to wait for each other to progress.
Weapon crafting is one of the main features of the game and allows you to create a unique weapon that can be shared with the rest of the world. This allows you to tweak your favourite weapon and possibly attach a flamethrower to it, to become the ultimate force in the games frozen planet.
Legendary animators at Studio Ghibli have teamed up with LEVEL-5 to create a visually stunning role-playing game called Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, exclusively for Playstation 3. The narrative starts out as an emotional journey for our young protagonist named Oliver. When his mother dies he's all alone in the world but his tears breathe a new life into his doll known as Drippy. Oliver is exposed to an alternate world where Drippy resides and is promised the revival of his mother if he helps Drippy in his world.
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is exclusive to Playstation Vita and is the first game in the series to have a female protagonist. The female Assassin known as Aveline is of French and African descent that rises against injustice. The game takes place in 1765 New Orleans, overrun by Spanish soldiers enforcing slavery and oppression. Aveline will be using her charm to prey upon targets across the city and the bayou.
The game makes full use of the PS Vita features by using the touch screen to chain together attacks and the rear touch panel to row a boat. In terms of graphics they seem to be fairly good for a handheld device but it remains to be seen how many characters can be rendered on screen. Overall it's a must have entry for Assassin's Creed fans and a fantastic opportunity, to experience the series on the go.
Watch this space as Assassin's Creed III: Liberation arrives on the PS Vita on 31st October 2012.
In Ubisoft’s latest instalment you relive the American Revolution and step into the shoes of a new protagonist; Connor Kenway. In a pursuit to free the nation of oppression, Connor dons the hood of the Assassin.
He is of Native American (mother) and British (father) descent, who respects his mother’s culture. This is evident in his clothing and choice of weaponry, including tomahawks and rope dart for example. Connor also has guns at his disposal and many more weapons.
Assassin's Creed III is the most ambitious title in the series, taking the game to new depths in a revolutionary setting. Connor is our new Assassin and sees himself as the saviour of the people in the American Revolution. Ubisoft's Anvil Next engine has brought more gameplay experiences to the game with the ability to free run /climb trees, manoeuvre through interior buildings, control a ship and perform new combat moves.
New weapons featured in the game include a bow and arrow, tomahawk and rope dart which can be used to hang enemies or pull them towards you. Combat is a lot more dynamic and aggressive this time around plus fans will be pleased to know, all the animations are new.
The Attitude Era was the heyday of wrestling when two of the biggest companies (WCW and WWE) faced off every Monday night for ratings. Now you can relive the revolution in WWE 13's Attitude Era Mode and play the classic rivalries between Austin and The Rock, D-Generation X and Undertaker and more.
Fans are in for a treat as THQ have announced DLC for WWE 13 which expands your roster, titles and moves sets. Check out the DLC content plans below which will be released over the course of the next 3 months:
Content Group #1: "Attitude Era" Superstars Pack – October 30, 2012
• Available individually for 80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or £0.59 via PlayStation Network. o Rikishi o Scotty 2 Hotty o Grand Master Sexay o Gangrel o Val Venis • Accelerator Boost, enabling players to unlock all in-game items as well as customize individual WWE Superstar attributes. Available for 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or £1.59 via PlayStation Network.
Content Group #2: WWE Superstars Pack – December 2012
WWE 13 puts the attitude back in to wrestling by reliving the glory days of WWE when the company was competing with WCW. In this latest trailer were shown the new and improved Universe Mode, promising hours on end of content. If playing out the same shows and PPV's bores you then create your own and decide who holds the titles or set up your dream match.
There are 200 storylines and cinematic's featured in the game and an all new branching storyline mechanic. This allows the player to decide how they will play key moments in a match by listing possible actions you could take. All match cards can be customized to your favourite match types and this year you can expect extensive stat tracking.
Paul Heyman is the creative rabbi of the game and is most definitely credited for the storylines seen in the Universe Mode. Relive the attitude era when WWE 13 is released on 2nd November 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii.
Dishonored allows players to play the game in multiple ways using various game mechanics. The stealthy approach to missions would be to use distractions and lean around corners, to avoid being seen. AI is very aware of your movement and will be alerted to footsteps, should you decide to run in their vicinity.
Corvo's arsenal of weapons includes a blade, pistol and crossbows, all of which can be used simultaneously. The same goes for his powers and when there chained together you can expect devastating effects.
New IP is always a challenge and a rare development at triple a studios but Arkane Studio's have taken the plunge to create Dishonored; a super natural assassin game set in steampunk Dunwall. The protagonist Corvo Attano, can stop time, teleport the environment, posses the body of humans or animals and send his enemies flying with the wind.
Dishonored has a strong focus on gameplay tailored towards all play styles. If stealth is your forte then missions can be approached as such and head on combat is also possible. You don't even have to kill your targets to complete objectives and could perhaps lock them away instead.
Levels are seemingly open world with diverse level design, allowing players to tackle missions as they please. The art direction has a steampunk meets Victorian London feel to it and compliments the overall game.
Get a closer look at the design with the behind the scenes documentaries below:
From the people to the landscapes, Pandora is not the wasteland you remember. Handsome Jack and his corporation have taken over the land and aren't prepared to let four vault hunters shoot and loot. Fans will be pleased to know our original four protagonists return in the sequel for the narrative.
Borderlands 2 is the sequel to 2009's stylized shooter with role playing elements. The sequel features a bazillion guns, unique environments, new missions, enemies and protagonists to choose from.
The campaign can be played solo or cooperatively with four friends online. An all new skill tree has been tailored towards the four new characters with a new interface. Gearbox software have been listening to the fans and provided a variety of graphics options for the PC version of the game. PC owners with the highest to low spec will be content to know they can configure Borderlands 2 to their setup.
Borderlands 2 will be available on 21st September 2012 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Check out our preview right here.
In this latest video the all new skill games in FIFA 13 is being demonstrated. This is a great way to introduce the full potential of skills and learn how to execute them against your friends. It also adds depth to the game and becomes a fun mini game that you'll play for hours.
The main focus of the mode is to show players the fundamentals of the game. This is an absent feature in past instalments and a welcome one for FIFA 13. Performing the challenges correctly in this mode rewards you with a ranking and points.
The FIFA series is like fine wine and graces with time. Fans will be pleased with this year's improvements and play with their hearts content. Look no further than 28th September 2012 to get your hands on FIFA 13. It will be available for PS3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii/3DS, PSP, PS Vita, PS2 and PC.
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