Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
In the two previous games Naughty Dog focused on lush jungle and beautiful snow and really pulled it off. This time the element is the sands in Arabia. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception is said to focus on the relationship between Sully and Drake as the pair search for a lost city in the Arabian Peninsula and across the Rub’ al Khali Desert. T.E Lawrence is said to be an inspiration for the story and setting. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception’s new features include the ability to fight hand-to-hand with multiple enemies as well as ‘enhanced backward climbing’ – though quite how that pans out remains to be seen. And also the previous game in this franchise has also won VGA Game of the year 2009.
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 3 was confirmed for a Holiday 2011 release at Spike Video Game Awards awards. Set to take place on Earth, the game will see players traveling the universe attempting to rally the races of Citadel Space to take the human homeworld back and defeat the Reapers and their Collector army once and for all. The trailer alluded to rumors of a new multiplayer element for the series, which will likely take place amidst the human resistance’s battle with the Collector invasion force.Yet still we didn’t even recover from their masterpiece Mass Effect 2.
Dragon Age 2
At Gamescom Electronic Arts announced the release date for the sequel. You’ll be able to get your hands on Dragon Age 2 on March 8 in North America and March 11 in Europe. Dragon Age 2 features a tweaked art style and new combat system that should be friendlier for console controllers. It’s no secret that BioWare has made some drastic, and in my opinion positive, changes to Dragon Age 2 – faster attack animations, a distinctive art style, an adapted version of the Mass Effect conversation wheel plus a fully voiced main character. The updated combat is by far favorite, as it is found that the formerly sloth-like animations to be downright dull.
There are a lot of PlayStation 3 exclusives coming out in 2011, and one of those titles that has gamers extremely interested is Resistance 3. For the third game, players will take control of Joseph Capelli, who was discharged from the service after the events of Resistance 2. For instance, Joseph Capelli is indeed Resistance 3′s main character. The blog post (written by Marcus Smith of Insomniac) reveals that Capelli, discharged from service since the events of Resistance 2, was hiding out with his wife Susan and son Jack in the middle of the United States, at a location called Haven, Oklahoma. The Chimera have won the worldwide conflict decisively, and Capelli’s journey across the United States towards New York City in Resistance 3 is a journey taken in order to try to take one last stand against complete Chimera domination. Any remaining vestiges of humanity are being systematically eliminated by what Smith coins as “roving death squads and drones,” and from the images in the story, hope seems to be non-existent. The game will ship on Sept. 6, 2011. Specific territories were not announced.
Anyone who played CD Projekt RED’s The Witcher, a fantasy role-playing game, will find quite a few things different about the sequel, called Assassins of Kings. The timing-based combat system from before where you had to time button presses properly to pull off combo chains has been removed. The conversation system has been tweaked so it flows much more naturally. The game engine has been rewritten, which should make it feel like quite a different experience. This game, above almost all others coming this year, has the potential to surprise you with its depth, beauty and focus on true role-playing. Read on for our thoughts on why The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings should be on your most-wanted list.
Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security home for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds. Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight. Batman: Arkham City will be releasing on Q3 2011.
Gears Of War 3
Gears of War 3 is the spectacular conclusion to one of the most memorable and celebrated sagas in video games. Developed by Epic Games exclusively for Xbox 360, Gears of War 3 plunges you into a harrowing tale of hope, survival, and brotherhood. In Gears of War 3, fight on as Marcus Fenix, the grizzled war hero and leader of Delta Squad. Eighteen months after the fall of the last human city, the war against the Locust rages on. Meanwhile, deep beneath the surface, a fearsome new threat is infecting the planet from within. With survivors scattered and civilization in ruins, time is running out for Marcus and his comrades as they fight to save the human race. Gears Of War 3 will be releasing on Q3 2011.
Diablo III picks up the story twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both Heaven and Hell, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram. Playing as a hero from one of five distinct character classes, players will acquire powerful items, spells, and abilities as they explore new and familiar areas of Sanctuary and battle hordes of demons to safeguard the world from the horrors that have arisen. Release date for Diablo III is still TBA 2011.
Elder Scrolls 5
Bethesda Software tonight announced The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at the Spike Video Game Awards show. Bethesda designer Todd Howard took the stage to announce the long-awaited title. Elder Scrolls V will be released on Nov. 11, 2011. Platforms were not announced. The teaser trailer shown referenced the ending to the fourth installment, Oblivion, likely confirming that it surfaced last month. Howard told IGN during QuakeCon this past August The Elder Scrolls V will not use id Tech 5, the same game engine currently powering id Software’s shooter Rage. Instead, Bethesda has created an entirely new engine for Skyrim.
Continuing from Killzone 2, players find Emperor Visari, the viscious dictator of the Helghast, dead at the feet of Sev and Rico. However this war is far from won. In the wake of Visari’s death, Helghan has devolved into a world of political scheming, rapid infighting, and murder. Now, the two most powerful men on Helghan are fighting for complete and utter dominance while Visari’s vision of Helghan is in jeopardy. With limited supplies and no re-enforcements, the ISA must now fight not to win a war, but to survive a lost one. In Killzone 3, players once again face the hostile Helghast army, battling overwhelming odds in the fight for human survival. Killzone 3 delivers a single-player campaign as well as full featured multiplayer mode. Killzone 3 releasing in feb, 22 2011.