Regardless what the Mayans had to say, we now have another year behind us and we’ve seen many awesome titles. We had Telltale’s Walking Dead series, Guild Wars 2, Borderlands 2, Journey and the list continues. Now it is time to take a look what year 2013 will bring us. Here are the titles to wait for in 2013.
The Last Of Us
Perhaps the most hyped game currently, The Last of Us is an upcoming post-apocalyptic third-person survival action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog for the PlayStation 3. The game will involve gunfighting and melee combat, dynamic stealth and it will have a cover system of sort.
With the strong presentation already, The Last of Us won multiple awards after E3 2012 showing such as Best of Show, Best PS3 exlusive, Best Console Game etc.
We’ve been eagerly following the development stages of latest Tomb Raider which has been said to be an origins story that creates Lara Croft and takes her on a character defining journey like no other.
So far we’ve liked what we have seen. Surely this visually stunning open world game that combines action-adventure, platforming, exploration, RPG elements should not be missed.
God of War: Ascension
I’ve heard people say that God of War series alone is a good reason to buy PS3. True or not, seeing another God of War title is always a good thing. Sony has stated that the single-player will feature a revamped combat and weapon system, promptless mini-games and new puzzles.
It is also worth noting that the game will offer a multiplayer feature for up to eight players, with a small story element. Release date March 12
Released exclusively for the Wii U, the direct sequel to 2011’s hit Rayman Origins will carry the style of gameplay from Rayman Origins in which multiple players run, jump, punch and kick their way through tricky levels.
The demo, which can be downloaded from Wii U’s eShop, not only demonstrates some fun use of Nintendo’s Gamepad controller but left stupid grins to our faces. Besides, the game looks gorgeous. The joyride begins in February 26th
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, unlike previous titles in the Metal Gear series, is action oriented, focusing on swordfighting and a sophisticated cutting system. Since Solid Snake is no katana-wielding hero, for the first time in the series, players assume control of the cyborg ninja Raiden. A refreshing turn in the series although there are lot of elements that might make the game go awry.
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Meet Aidan Pierce, a man who can hack any electronic device to do his bidding. A game set in slightly different world than our own; the theme of the game is clearly based on our own reliance on electronic equipment. Not much of the game is actually known, but the main gameplay mechanic of Watch Dogs is the use of hacking and surveillance.
Keep an eye out for this game.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of White witch
The only jRPG on the list, and the must have game for every jRPG fan, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a game developed by LEVEL-5 with animation by no other than Studio Ghibli and music by Joe Hisaishi. Knowing the genre, fans will be pleased to hear that Western version of the PS3 game will include both English and Japanese voice tracks.
The title surely has the potential to be a keeper. The game hits the shelves on January 22nd
Grand Theft Auto V
Even though we don’t have a release date yet, GTA V should find its way to store shelves during 2013. With very little information of the game (which consists mainly of the trailer basically) fans of the game are already biting their fingernails off and we too are more than ready to enjoy the next installment of the series.
Gears of War: Judgement
Crafted from possibly the better third-person shooters of this generation, Gears of War: Judgement is almost guaranteed to be a hit for 2013. Why? By the looks of it, Gears of War: Judgement is faithful to the tried and true mechanics of the previous installments. Even so, with the new introduced game modes, the game has lots of potential; let’s just hope it provides us something new and engaging.
The previous Bioshock titles managed to deliver a compelling, dark and immersive universe that many people fell in love with. Moving all the mythology of underwater dystopia Rapture to the sky is not the only the only change we know to expect cause the change will bring – not only a whole new philosophy – but new enemies and gameplay mechanics.
I’m sure somewhere there are fans already lining up to get their hands on the game, but the rest of us can wait until late March.
Mark these dates to your calendar
- January 22, 2013: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
- February 19, 2013: Metal Gear Solid Revengeance
- February 26, 2013: Rayman Legends
- March 5, 2013: Tomb Raider
- March 12, 2013: God Of War: Ascension
- March 19, 2013: Gears of War: Judgement
- March 26, 2013: Bioshock Infinite
- March, 2013: Grand Theft Auto V
- May 7, 2013: The Last of Us
- 2013: Watch Dogs