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5 Most Anticipated Video Games of February 2013
A couple weeks ago, we saw the release of DmC: Devil May Cry, which received positive reviews from critics, notching mostly B+/A- level ratings. According to VGchartz.com, the title has sold more than 280,000 units for the PS3 and Xbox 360, landing it in the top 10 sellers for the year so far. Just outside the top 10 was Anarchy Reigns — shipping 100k units. January’s been a slow month, but February looks to be a lot better with the following five titles hitting shelves. Check out our preview and let us know if we missed any in the comments.
Dead Space 3
Developer: Visceral Games | Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date: February 5, 2013
Genres: Survival horror, third-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, co-op
Dead Space 3 pits Isaac Clarke against reanimated human corpses known as the Necromorphs. What separates this title from the rest of the franchise is player characters can roll and take cover to avoid attacks in a more natural, organic way.
This installment also has a drop-in/drop-out co-op mode that will unlock additional story details and gameplay mechanics only found in co-op mode. Each player will have alternate experiences as a result of their characters’ dementia.
Players are also able to construct new weapons from parts gathered throughout the game. Built weapons can also be shared in co-op mode.
Aliens: Colonial Marines
Developer: Gearbox Software | Publisher: Sega
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PS 3, Wii U, Xbox 360, OnLive
Release date: February 12, 2013
Genre: First-person shooter | Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
Described as a true sequel to James Cameron’s film, the story takes place after the events of the second film, Aliens. Penned by Battlestar Galactica writers, the narrative unfolds through the eyes of Corporal Christopher Winter, a Colonial Marine who is part of a search and rescue team sent to investigate the U.S.S. Sulaco in search of Ellen Ripley, Corporal Dwayne Hicks, and the rest of the missing marines who were dispatched to LV-426. There may be connections or references to the events of Prometheus.
The player will have access to iconic weapons from the movie such as the flamethrower, pulse rifle, smartgun, shotgun, pistol, RPGs, and robotic sentry turrets in addition to welding torches to seal doors and motion trackers to detect unseen enemies.
The primary enemies of the game are the xenomorphs from the first three films, which include the Facehugger, Chestburster, and “Drone” alien from Alien, the “Warrior” and the “Queen” aliens from Aliens, as well as the “Runner” alien from Alien 3. The game will also feature never before seen xenomorph types.
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
Developer: Platinum Games | Publisher: Konami
Platforms: PS 3, Xbox 360 | Release date: February 19, 2013
Genres: Action, hack and slash
The game takes place four years after the events of Guns of the Patriots. Cyborg ninja Raiden, the katana-wielding ally of series mainstay, Solid Snake, works for the priviate military corporation Maverick Enterprises in order to raise money for his family. Unlike previous titles in the series, Rising focuses on swordfighting and a sophisticated cutting system named, “Blade Mode”, which allows the player to enter a “bullet time state” to precisely slash targets during moments of action.
Players will also have the ability to parry attacks and have access to a stealth mode called “Ninja Dash”, which drastically increases Raiden’s speed and allows him to climb certain areas.
Another key gameplay feature is called zan-datsu (“cut and take”), and involves “cutting” through enemies and “taking” parts, energy, ammunition, items, and information from the bodies of dismembered cyborgs and robots.
Developer: Crytek | Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PS 3, Xbox 360
Release date: February 19, 2013
Genre: First-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
In the third installment set 24 years after Crysis 2, Prophet is said to be on a “revenge mission” after uncovering the truth behind C.E.L.L.’s motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes the encase New York City. The “Liberty Dome” is an urban rainforest that contains seven distinct and treacherous environments known as the Seven Wonders.
Developer: Ubisoft | Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: Wii U
Release date: February 26, 2013
Genre: Platform | Modes: Single-player, multiplayer
In an enchanted forest, Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies find a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. After getting sucked into one of the paintings, they must fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every painting.
Along with Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies returning as playable characters, players can control a new female character Barbara. With up to four players controlling the main characters, an additional player can control Murfy using the Wii U GamePad’s touch screen. Murfy can perform various actions such as cutting through ropes, activating mechanisms, grabbing hold of enemies and assisting in gathering Lums. These offer a range of levels in which co-operation is required to progress, such as levels that mix platforming for Rayman and friends with rhythm gameplay for Murfy.
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