We have reached June and midyear is upon us. We have 6 months to keep us busy with the existing titles released, leading us in to 2014. There is however a few titles to look forward to. Geekshizzle embarked on the impossible journey to scoop the remainder of the exiting titles still to be released this year. Many games are still pending a release date and hopefully the long awaited titles that have been keeping us up at night will finally see the light of day. Needless to say, we probably missed a couple that deserves to be added to our list, your recommendations will be appreciated.


Ride to Hell: Retribution – 360, PS3, PC
Release date: June 25, 2013
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single-player


Ride to Hell: Retribution is an upcoming action-adventure video game to be published by Deep Silver, set in 1969 follows the adventures of a man who returns from Vietnam and has trouble reintegrating into society. The conservative 1950s are over, the hippie revolution has launched, and the horrors of war are still everywhere in his mind.

Ride to Hell: Retribution is promoted as not being for the faint hearted. The game is set in the last years of the roaring 1960’s, a time of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘N Roll. The biker movement, rock music and the hippie counterculture all add to the fascinating atmosphere and aimed heavily at the player who wants to become fully involved in the original West Coast biker culture, with its hard drinking, bare knuckle environment and some other kind of fun.



TMNT: Out of the Shadows – PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Release date: June 26
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single-Player, Multiplayer


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows is an upcoming downloadable game from Activision and is being developed by Red Fly Studio and will be available for the Xbox Live Arcade, Playstation Network and Steam. Out of the Shadows is a four-player online co-op brawler with a “skill-based combat system built around combo-driven action.” Out of the Shadows is not based on the 2012 series, but exists in its own “hyper realistic 3D-style” world inspired by the show.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows takes you back to how it all began. Be the four Turtles, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael in the fight to save New York City from mutants, the Foot and Shredder. With seamless drop-in, drop-out co-op, along with team combo moves and relentless combat, this is the game fans have been waiting for.

Source: http://turtlepedia.wikia.com/


Deadpool – Xbox 360, PS3
Release date: June 25
Genre: Action game
Modes: Single player


Deadpool is an upcoming video game based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name. The game is being developed by High Moon Studios and is due to be published by Activision in 2013. Former Deadpool comic writer Daniel Way will pen the script, and Nolan North, who has voiced Deadpool in other media, will reprise his role.

The premise of the game is rather quirky considering the high profile anti-hero’s reputation. The story is set with Deadpool accepting a mission to assassinate News Reporter Chance White a corrupt media mogul, whose television channel produces such quality programming as “Jump the Shark”, in which celebrities must literally jump over a tank of water containing a ravenous great white shark. The plot also involves Mister Sinister who is scouring a former mutant haven called Genosha for new DNA to use in his armies.



Shadowrun Returns – PC, iOS
Release date: June?
Genre: Tactical role-playing game
Modes: Single-player


Shadowrun Returns is a cyberpunk fantasy tactical role-playing video game under development by Harebrained Schemes, an indie game publisher led by Jordan Weisman, the creator of the Shadowrun tabletop role-playing game. Shadowrun Returns is a graphically-rich, single player, turn-based tactical RPG (for PC, Mac, Apple & Android tablets) that takes place in a cyberpunk future where magic has returned, awakening creatures of myth.

Created by Jordan Weisman almost 25 years ago, Shadowrun is a dynamic gaming world beloved by thousands around the globe. Its origin story mashes-up the dystopian cyberpunk future of Blade Runner with the high-fantasy creatures of The Lord of the Rings to produce iconic characters, environments and situations. With painterly 2D environments providing a rich backdrop to the action and 3D characters allowing for smooth animations, Shadowrun Returns brings this popular setting back to electronic gaming.

As Shadowrun Returns begins, your old friend Sam has been murdered and you’re the only who cares enough to figure out what happened. When you arrive in Seattle, you find out that there’s been a series of murders; these people have all been found with organs cut out. You begin solving Sam’s murder, but as you dig into that, more and more unravels, and the mystery expands from the lowest echelons of society, like the biker gangs, all the way up to the dynastic control of one of the largest megacorporations. Create your own unique RPG character by choosing from a variety of metahuman-types including elves, dwarves, orks and trolls and career archetypes such as spell-slinging Mages, combat-focused Street Samurai, spirit-summoning Shamans, computer hackers known as Deckers, drone-piloting Riggers and the monk-like Physical Adepts. Because Shadowrun Returns is a skill-based game, you can grow your character with a wide combination of abilities.

Design your own Runs and share them with the entire Shadowrun community! The Shadowrun Editor is the same powerful tool the Harebrained level designers are using to create the game. With it, you can construct new locations, characters and stories. Shadowrun Returns brings together a dedicated game studio and a passionate community in an effort to reawaken and revitalize a beloved game world.



Payday 2 – PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Release date: August 15
Genre: First-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, co-op


Payday 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game in development by Overkill Software. It involves the player and their team performing bank heists and robberies. Gameplay is heavily improved and expanded since its predecessor with a number of new abilities. The game was first announced in February 2013 and later previewed in March of that year, alongside an announcement of the developer’s parent company: Starbreeze Studios’s partnership with 505 Games.

Payday 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original Payday crew – Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains – as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree. The new CRIMENET network offers a huge range of dynamic contracts, and players are free to choose anything from small-time convenience store hits or kidnappings, to big league cyber-crime or emptying out major bank vaults for that epic PAYDAY. While in DC, why not participate in the local community, and run a few political errands?

Up to four friends co-operate on the hits, and as the crew progresses the jobs become bigger, better and more rewarding. Along with earning more money and becoming a legendary criminal comes a new character customization and crafting system that lets crews build and customize their own guns and gear.



Saints Row IV – PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Release date: August 20,
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Saints Row IV is an upcoming action-adventure open world video game developed by Volition Inc. and published by German publisher Deep Silver. It is the fourth installment in the Saints Row series, after the release of Saints Row: The Third in 2011. As in previous titles in the series, the player controls the leader of the Third Street Saints, who has now become the president of the United States. The game returns to the fictional city of Steelport from The Third, which will be redesigned as a retro-futuristic dystopia with elements of Washington, D.C. The game takes place a few years after The Third, focusing on the Saints fighting a larger threat than the typical street gangs: aliens.



The Bureau: XCOM Declassified – Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release date: August 20
Genre: Sports, Football simulation
Modes: Single-player, Multiplayer


The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (formerly XCOM) is an upcoming video game in the XCOM series, currently in development by 2K Marin to be released by 2K Games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. XCOM, in development since 2006, was unveiled as a first-person shooter in June 2010 and since then it has been repeatedly delayed and changed. In April 2013, the game was re-branded as The Bureau: XCOM Declassified.

The year is 1962, JFK is President and the Cold War has the nation gripped by fear, but a far more powerful and insidious enemy than communism is threatening America. Known only to a select few, a top-secret government unit called The Bureau begins investigating and concealing a series of mysterious attacks by an otherworldly enemy. As special agent William Carter, players call the shots, pull the trigger and lead their squad in a gripping third-person tactical shooter set within a high-stakes, covert war to protect humanity. The Bureau’s mission is clear – survive, adapt and overcome the enemy threat. The Bureau has been erasing the truth for decades. The time will come for the truth to be revealed.



Killer is Dead: Xbox 360, PS3
Release date: August 27
Genre: Action, Hack & slash
Modes: Single-player


Killer Is Dead is an upcoming action video game in development by Grasshopper Manufacture and to be published by Kadokawa Games in Japan, Xseed Games in North America and Deep Silver in Europe. It stars an executioner named Mondo Zappa. Suda 51 serves as executive director on the game.

Killer Is Dead takes place in the near future, including such technology as lunar tourism and cybernetic enhancements.The main character is an executioner named Mondo Zappa who receives jobs from the Bryan Execution Firm. This firm run by a cyborg named Bryan Roses, tasks Mondo with killing dangerous criminals and assassins from around the world. Mondo wields a sword with his right hand but his cybernetic left arm can be converted into many different weapons including guns, drills, and other objects. Although Mondo travels the world as part of the game, Suda calls it a “personal story” of “a man who doesn’t show himself much in the public world but still worms his way into society and mercilessly eliminates the evil dispersed in it”. “Love and execution” and “how far can you protect someone” are also central themes of the story.



Lost Planet 3: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release date: August 27
Genre: Third-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Lost Planet 3 is an upcoming third-person shooter video game developed by Spark Unlimited and published by Capcom. The game is the prequel to Lost Planet: Extreme Condition and Lost Planet 2 takes place on the same planet of E.D.N. III albeit before the events of the first two games. The game will take a more story-driven narrative approach to the campaign similar to the first game. Unlike previous games in the series, which were developed internally by Capcom, the game will be developed externally by Spark Unlimited with Matt Sophos serving as game director, though series creator, Kenji Oguro, is still attached as franchise creative director. This follows a recent trend of Capcom games being developed by Western developers rather than internally, such as DmC: Devil May Cry

Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim Peyton, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonisation, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet’s energy supply – Thermal Energy.With NEVEC’s existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realising that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid. Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim’s safety and is essential not only for his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate.



Grand Theft Auto V: Xbox 360, PS3
Release date: 17 September 2013
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single-player, online multiplayer


Grand Theft Auto V, is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game being developed by Rockstar North in the United Kingdom and published by Rockstar Games. The game will be the first major title in the Grand Theft Auto series since Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), and a continuation of the fictional universe that was introduced in that game. The 15th game in the series overall, GTA V is to be set in fictional Los Santos in the state of San Andreas and its surrounding areas, based on modern-day Los Angeles and Southern California. Renditions of San Andreas were previously featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, released in 2004, and the original Grand Theft Auto, released in 1997.
According to Rockstar, Grand Theft Auto V is destined to be their biggest open world game to date. The game will concentrate on “the pursuit of the almighty dollar”. In a break with recent tradition, GTA V will feature three playable protagonists.

The narrative of the game follows three characters with interconnected stories. Michael is a retired former bank robber in his early forties who lives with his dysfunctional family on the proceeds of his former life in the upper-class suburb of Rockford Hills, based on Beverly Hills. Trevor, his former partner in crime, lives alone in a trailer in the desert of Blaine County, where his reckless and psychopathic behaviours are fuelled by drug addiction. Franklin makes a living in Vespucci Beach—based on Venice Beach—as a repo man for an unscrupulous Armenian car dealership. The three acquaintances are drawn into Los Santos’ criminal underworld “in the pursuit of the almighty American dollar”.According to Dan Houser, each of the protagonists is unlike any primary character that has appeared in a Grand Theft Auto title to date: Michael represents a protagonist who “won” and is now trying to adjust to life after his story has come to an end; Trevor is styled after a supporting character who has been re-cast in the role of protagonist; and Franklin is someone who has had no real exposure to a life of crime until the events of the game, and his attempts to avoid such a life end up thrusting him into the middle of it.



FIFA 14 : Xbox 360, PS3
Release date: September 24
Genre: Sports, Football simulation
Modes: Single-player, Multiplayer


FIFA 14 (also known as FIFA Soccer 14 in North America) is the upcoming edition of Electronic Arts’ FIFA video game series. It is being developed by EA Canada. FIFA 14 will also be available for next-gen consoles – the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. A release date for the next-gen version of the game has yet to be announced. Other versions of the game including those on Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita have not been officially announced. Lionel Messi will return from FIFA 13’s box art as the main cover star for all regions. Region-specific cover stars are expected to be announced to join him.



Wasteland 2: PC and Mac
Release date: October 2013 (estimated)
Genre: Role-playing video game
Modes: Single-player


Wasteland 2 is an upcoming post-apocalyptic role-playing video game under development by inXile Entertainment and Obsidian Entertainment for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is the first official sequel to the 1988 video game Wasteland (though both Fountain of Dreams and the original Fallout were considered spiritual successors). The game was successfully crowd funded through Kickstarter, part of a trend of high-profile developers launching projects on the site.

The game is set in an alternate history timeline, in which a nuclear holocaust took place in 1998 in relation to an impact event involving a cluster of meteors that sparked a global nuclear war. On the day of the cataclysm, a company of U.S. Army Engineers were in the desolate southwestern desert constructing bridges in an area with a number of small survivalist communities and a newly-constructed federal death row prison with light industrial facilities. The soldiers sought shelter in the prison, expelled the inmates and invited nearby survivalists to join them shortly thereafter. Years later, together they formed “the Desert Rangers, in the great tradition of the Texas and Arizona Rangers”, to help other survivors in the desert and beyond it.



Batman: Arkham Origins: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC, 3DS, Vita
Release date: October 25
Genre: Action
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Batman: Arkham Origins is an upcoming video game being developed by Warner Bros. Games Montreal and released by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 3, Wii U and Xbox 360 video game consoles, and Microsoft Windows. Based on the DC Comics superhero Batman, it is the successor to the 2011 video game Batman: Arkham City, and the third installment in the Batman: Arkham series. The game’s main storyline is set several years before that of 2009’s Batman: Arkham Asylum and follows a younger and less refined Batman who becomes the target of assassins on Christmas Eve.

Batman: Arkham Origins features an expanded Gotham City and introduces an original prequel storyline occurring several years before the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City. Taking place before the rise of Gotham City’s most dangerous villains and assassins, the game showcases a young, raw, unrefined Batman as he faces a defining moment in his early career as a crime fighter that sets his path to becoming the Dark Knight. As the story unfolds, witness identities being formed and key relationships being forged.



Battlefield 4: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release date: October 29
Genre: First-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Battlefield 4 is an upcoming first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. The game is a sequel to 2011’s Battlefield 3 and the 13th installment in the Battlefield series.

Battlefield 4 features several small changes compared to its predecessor. The game’s heads-up display is much the same, composed of two compact rectangles. The lower left-hand corner features a mini-map and compass for navigation, and a simplified objective notice above it; the lower right includes a compact ammo counter and health meter. New gameplay elements include dual-scoped weapons, and use of vehicles in single player mode.



Assassin’s Creed IV – Black Flag: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC
Release date: October 29
Genre: Action-adventure, stealth
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag is an upcoming historical action-adventure open world video game being developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the sixth major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and a sequel to 2012’s Assassin’s Creed III modern story and a prequel to its ancestral storyline.

Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag begins in 1715, when pirates established a lawless republic in the Caribbean and ruled the land and seas. These outlaws paralyzed navies, halted international trade, and plundered vast fortunes. They threatened the power structures that ruled Europe, inspired the imaginations of millions, and left a legacy that still endures.



Call of Duty – Ghosts: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC
Release date: November 5,
Genre: First-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Call of Duty: Ghosts is an upcoming first-person shooter video game to be the tenth installment in the Call of Duty series and the sixth developed by Infinity Ward. Set to occur ten years after a devastating mass event, the United States of America is no longer a superpower, with its economy and government in ashes. The remainder of the nation’s Special Operations forces, the Ghosts, fight a newly emerged technologically-superior global power not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive.

Players are able to peek around cover while still being able to fire, automatically mantle objects, and customize their character. Finally, it was stated that players will be able to activate environmental hazards, rather than the hazards automatically activating without player interference. It will also allow players to do some hidden sub-missions which will result in new twists in campaign storyline.



Watch Dogs: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, PC
Release date: November 19
Genre: Action-adventure, stealth
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer (cooperative)


Watch Dogs is an upcoming open world action-adventure stealth video game, developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. The storyline of Watch Dogs game is built around the concept of information warfare, data being interconnected and the world’s increasing use of technology—questioning who exactly runs the computers they depend on. The game is set in an alternate reality version of Chicago, Illinois, which is one of many cities to feature a supercomputer known as a “CtOS” (Central Operating System).

The system controls almost every piece of technology in the city, and contains information on all of the city’s residents and activities which can be used for various purposes. In the game’s universe, the Northeast blackout of 2003 was found to be caused by a hacker, prompting the development of CtOS. The game will follow an antihero named Aiden Pearce, a highly skilled hacker described as a person who uses both “fists and wits.”The gameplay demo shown at E3 depicted Aiden’s attempt to assassinate a media mogul named Joseph DeMarco, who had been wrongly acquitted on charges of murder



Need for Speed Rivals: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release date: PlayStation 3 & Xbox 360 19 November 2013, PlayStation 4 & Xbox One TBA 2013
Genre: Racing
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Need for Speed Rivals is an upcoming open-world racing video game in development at Swedish games developer Ghost Games (formerly EA Gothenburg), the twentieth instalment in the long-running Need for Speed series.Need for Speed Rivals captures the adrenaline and intensity of the street’s ultimate rivalry between cops and racers in a stunning open road environment. Built on the Frostbite 3 game engine, Need for Speed Rivals allows gamers play as either a cop or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences. As a racer, the goal is to become infamous for taking risks behind the wheel and capturing your most intense escapes on video for the world to see.

The more cops players evade, the more Speed Points they collect, enabling them to unlock new cars and items. Keep raising the stakes race after race to become an ever-more valuable target to the cops — but risk losing it all if busted. As a cop, players work together as part of a team in pursuit of racers, earning prominence and rising in the ranks of the Police Force with every bust. Achieving higher ranks unlocks new police-only cars and more powerful pursuit tech.

At the heart of Need for Speed Rivals is AllDrive, an innovative new online feature that allows gamers to seamlessly transition from playing alone to playing with friends, eliminating the line between single player and multiplayer. Players will have to keep one eye on their rear-view mirror as friends will be able to enter and exit races on-the-fly, creating a world where no two events will ever be the same.



Lightning Returns- Final Fantasy XIII: Xbox 360, PS3
Release date: November 21, 2013 Japan, February 11, 2014 North America
Genre: Action role-playing
Modes: Single-player


Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is an upcoming console action role-playing video game developed and published by Square Enix. It is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 November 2013 in Japan and February 2014 in North America and Europe. It is part of the Fabula Nova Crystallis series and will serve as a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII-2, concluding the story arc that began in Final Fantasy XIII. The concept for the game design is “world driven”, meaning that the world will always be moving and have events happening in various locations at certain times of day, regardless of if the player is in the same location within the world to witness the event or not. Motomu Toriyama, the director, has promised that the game will be “the most complete and polished in the Final Fantasy series”.

Lightning will be the only playable character with Hope Estheim giving guidance and advice to her over cellphone. The game will involve her battle to save the world from destruction, set against the awakening of the ancient god Bhunivelze. Players will also have the ability to customize her costume. According to Yuji Abe, the game design director, Lightning will have well over 20 costumes for the player to customize in the game.



Wolfenstein- The New Order: Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release date: December ?
Genre: First-person shooter
Modes: Single-player


Wolfenstein: The New Order is an upcoming first-person shooter video game in development by MachineGames to be published by Bethesda Softworks .The New Order is the ninth installment in the Wolfenstein series. Developer MachineGames will utilise id Software’s proprietary game engine id Tech 5.

The game takes place during the 1960’s in an alternate history world where the Nazis won World War II. Players assume the role of series protagonist William “B.J.” Blazkowicz and are tasked with launching an “impossible counter-offensive” against the Nazi powers that have taken over the world. Set in Europe, The New Order will have players infiltrating Nazi strongholds and battling legions of enemies, while taking control of “super weapons” that the Nazis have used to dominate Earth.MachineGames have confirmed that Wolfenstein: The New Order will be a single-player-only experience.



Rainbow 6 – Patriots: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Next-gen?
Release date: TBA
Genre: Tactical shooter
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6: Patriots is an upcoming first-person shooter video game, part of the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six series, announced on the cover of the December 2011 issue of Game Informer. It is published by Ubisoft, and is developed by the company’s Montreal studio, with additional development by Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Red Storm.
Similar to previous games in the series, Rainbow 6: Patriots is a squad-based game.

Team Rainbow is called to New York City to deal with a terrorist group calling itself the ‘True Patriots’. Styling themselves as a populist militia group, the True Patriots have taken it upon themselves to act as judge, jury and executioner on behalf of the victims of Wall Street corruption. To complicate the situation, the new leader of Rainbow Six is James Wolfe, a former Navy Seal who believes ethics is irrelevant in dealing with the True Patriots. As Echo Leader, a man who looks up to Wolfe as a father figure, they must stop the True Patriots at all costs; even at the price of their own personal morality.



Lego Marvel Superheroes:  Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U, Vita, 3DS, DS, PC
Release date: TBA Q3/Q4 2013
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Lego Marvel Super Heroes is an upcoming 2013 action-adventure video game currently being developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita and Microsoft Windows. The game will feature gameplay similar to other Lego titles, such as Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, alternating between various action-adventure sequences and puzzle-solving scenarios.



Amnesia- A Machine for Pigs: PC and Mac
Release date: TBA
Genre: Survival horror
Modes: Single-player


Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs is an upcoming survival horror video game developed by thechineseroom and produced and published by Frictional Games. The game is an indirect sequel to Amnesia: The Dark Descent, which was developed and produced by Frictional Games. While set in the same universe as the previous game, it will feature an entirely new cast of characters and time setting.

The year is 1899. Wealthy industrialist Oswald Mandus has returned from a disastrous expedition to Mexico, which has ended in tragedy. Wracked by fever, haunted by dreams of a dark machine, he recovers consciousness in his own bed, with no idea of how much time has passed since his last memory. As he struggles to his feet somewhere beneath him, an engine splutters, coughs, roars into life..



The Elder Scrolls Online: PC and Mac
Release date: TBA
Genre: MMORPG, open world
Modes: Multiplayer


The Elder Scrolls Online is an upcoming massively multiplayer role-playing video game developed by ZeniMax Online Studios. It is a part of The Elder Scrolls video game franchise, of which it is the first open-ended multiplayer installment. It was announced on May 3 2012, in an exclusive reveal by Game Informer and formally revealed in the same month’s issue of the magazine.It is a time of strife and unrest. Armies of revenants and dark spirits manifest in every corner of Tamriel. Winters grow colder and crops fail. Mystics are plagued by nightmares and portents of doom.

Four years ago, in 2E 578, an arcane explosion of energy in the Imperial City set off mystical aftershocks that swept across Nirn. Mages died or went mad. Supernatural abominations from the plane of Oblivion, the Daedra, appeared in greater numbers than ever before. The constellation of the Serpent grew so large that it dominated the night sky.So began the grand scheme of Molag Bal, Daedric Prince of domination and enslavement. His Dark Anchors, vortexes of evil magic, weaken the barrier between worlds, threatening to merge Nirn and Oblivion into a single, nightmarish hellscape.

In the midst of this chaos, three alliances vie for control of the Imperial City and the White-Gold Tower. High Rock, Sentinel, and Orsinium stand as one, united under the rule of the High King in Wayrest. Valenwood and Elsweyr have forged an alliance of their own with Summerset, while Black Marsh, Morrowind, and Skyrim have formed a third, uneasy pact.The Daggerfall Covenant. The Aldmeri Dominion. The Ebonheart Pact.Three armies will take up arms against the Empire, and against each other, to wrest control of the Imperial City and White-Gold Tower from the dark forces of Oblivion itself.
Where do your loyalties lie?



Dragon Age III – Inquisition: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
Release date: TBA
Genre: Role-playing
Modes: Single-player


Dragon Age III: Inquisition is an upcoming role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts.It is a sequel to Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age II, making it the third major game in the Dragon Age franchise.

Mark Darrah, Executive Producer confirmed the following:

• The next game will be called Dragon Age III: Inquisition.
• We won’t be talking about the story of the game today. Though you can make some guesses from the title.
• This game is being made by a lot of the same team that has been working on Dragon Age since Dragon Age: Origins. It’s composed of both experienced BioWare veterans and talented new developers.
• We are working on a new engine which we believe will allow us to deliver a more expansive world, better visuals, more re-activity to player choices, and more customization. AtPAX East, we talked about armor and followers… Yeah, that kind of customization. We’ve started with Frostbite 2 from DICE as a foundation to accomplish this.

Dragon Age III will be set in Thedas, and it has been heavily implied that the game will be set primarily in Orlais. The game will cover more geographic territory than its predecessors, with one map being described as four to five times the size of Ferelden, the setting of the first game in the series.
BioWare mentioned that the main plot will be “saving the world from itself.” The plot will involve an all out war between mages and templars, the foundations of which comprise the main plot of Dragon Age II. Along with the larger size of the game map, the player will be able to travel to countries such as Tevinter to calm or encourage the fighting



The Wolf Among Us: PC, Mac OS X, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date: TBA
Genre: Racing
Modes: Single-player


The Wolf Among Us is an upcoming episodic point-and-click adventure role-playing video game by Telltale Games,based on Bill Willingham’s Fables comic book series. It will be in canon with the comic book universe.The Wolf Among Us is a new video game in development by Telltale Games. It is designed to be a prequel to the Fables series, detailing how many of the fables escaped their world to join ours.

The main character of the story is Bigby, who is sheriff of Fabletown. During this time period Ichabod Crane is mayor; Snow White is still a bit naive at this point. The story follows Bigby as he investigates a murder, allowing him to interact with many of the well-known fables from the series.
Each decision the player makes as Bigby has consequences. He already has a tenuous relationship with Snow White, and the story fleshes that out. If he chooses to assist (or not) one person, it may also have an effect on how another person might react to him.


No official trailer available




Company of Heroes 2: PC
Release date: June 25
Genre: Real-time strategy
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Company of Heroes 2 is an upcoming real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by Sega for the Microsoft Windows platform. It is the sequel to the critically acclaimed 2006 game Company of Heroes. You are a commander of the Soviet Red Army, entrenched in brutal front-line warfare to free Mother Russia from the Nazi invaders. It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the bloodiest conflict of WW2 resulting in more than 14 million military casualties.

As with the original Company of Heroes, the game will be set in World War II but will focus on the Eastern Front. Company of Heroes 2 will run on Relic Entertainment’s proprietary Essence 3.0 game engine, which THQ claims will allow the developer to bring “new technological advancements” to the game. In January 2013, Sega acquired Relic Entertainment and along with it the Company of Heroes intellectual property from THQ.


Civilization 5- Brave New World: PC
Release date: July 9, 2013
Genre: Turn-based strategy, 4X
Modes: Single-player, multiplayer


Sid Meier’s Civilization® V: Brave New World is the second expansion pack for Civilization V – the critically acclaimed 2010 PC Game of the Year. This new expansion provides enhanced depth and replay-ability through the introduction of international trade and a focus on culture and diplomacy. Your influence around the world will be impacted by creating Great Works, choosing an ideology for your people and proposing global resolutions in the World Congress. As you move through the ages of history you will make critical decisions that will impact your relationship with other civilizations.

Sid Meier’s Civilization V: Brave New World also introduces nine new civilizations, eight new wonders, two new scenarios, four new game-play systems and dozens of new units, buildings and improvements offering an expanded variety of ways to build the most powerful empire in the world.The expansion was announced on March 15, 2013 and will add nine Civilizations, eight Wonders (the Parthenon, Broadway, Globe Theater, The Motherland Calls, Borobudur, the International Space Station, the Uffizi, the Red Fort, and Prora), two scenarios (American Civil War and Scramble for Africa), Trade Routes, Ideologies, the World Congress which expands the diplomatic aspect of the game, and an improved Cultural Victory, including Tourism, Archaeology and a Great Work mechanic to the core-game. The expansion pack will include and expand on all of the mechanics of Civilization V: Gods & Kings but will not include its civilizations.


Planetary Annihilation: PC
Release date: December 2013
Genre: Real-time strategy
Modes: Multiplayer


Planetary Annihilation is an upcoming real-time strategy computer game in development by Uber Entertainment. It is being developed by much of the team responsible for Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander. Planetary Annihilation is planned to feature a planet-based map system, including multiple star systems, different types of planets and asteroids. Players will be able to conquer other planets and even entire systems on maps said to include “hundreds of worlds”. These planets are also planned to be dynamic in that they can be ‘annihilated’ using asteroids, a major focus for Uber Entertainment. The game’s creators have also stated that Planetary Annihilation will resemble something of the 1997 RTS Total Annihilation as its focus is more towards ‘macro’ game-play as opposed to ‘micro’ game-play. In development updates, Mavor has commented that “a million” in-game units is a design goal of the development team. It has also been hinted that Planetary Annihilation will feature a commander-focused system, in which the player loses when their commander dies.


Day Z (Standalone game): PC
Release date: TBA
Genre: Survival horror, tactical shooter
Modes: Single-player, multi-player


DayZ is an upcoming multi-player open world survival horror video game in development by Bohemia Interactive and the stand-alone version of the award-winning mod of the same name. The game is set to release on PC for Microsoft Windows via digital distribution platform Steam, and is currently in closed testing.

The game places the player in the fictional post-Soviet state of Chernarus, where an unknown virus has turned most of the population into undead, violent zombies. As a survivor with limited supplies, the player must scavenge the world for supplies such as food, water, weapons, and medicine, while killing or avoiding both zombies and other players in an effort to survive the zombie apocalypse.


Wildstar: PC
Release date: TBA
Genre: massively multi-player online game
Modes: Multi-player


WildStar is an upcoming science fiction MMORPG developed by NCsoft’s Southern California-based Carbine Studios. In addition to a class system that strongly enforces trinity-style game-play, WildStar offers four “paths”: Explorer, Soldier, Scientist, and Settler. The game takes place on Nexus, a fictional planet said to be on the edge of known space. NCSoft claims WildStar will provide players with challenges and rewards that respond to their play style choices, as well as their combination of faction, race, class, and path choices. WildStar intends to provide extensive focus on mini-quests and challenges.


End of Nations: PC
Release date: TBA
Genre: massively multi-player online game
Modes: Single-player, Multi-player


End of Nations is the new massive online strategy game from Trion Worlds and Petroglyph Games, where you fight battles in a persistent global war. Worldwide PvP in End of Nations plays out across maps hosting 2-56 simultaneous combatants. End of Nations will also have in-depth progression, allowing you to earn and unlock new units, abilities, and super-weapons to build and customize your ultimate army. Gather your forces, customize them to fit your strategy, plan your attack, and lead the way to global victory.

End of Nations is planned to incorporate traditional MMO elements including a massive persistent world, character progression, class selection, crafting, and guild functionality.End of Nations is anticipated to feature PvE, PvP and cooperative game-play. On August 11, 2011, it was reported that the game will be released as a free-to-play title, as well as having a traditional subscriber option.


Arma III: PC
Release date: Q3 2013
Genre: Military simulation, tactical shooter
Modes: Single-player, Multi-player


ARMA III is an open world tactical shooter video game being developed by Bohemia Interactive. The storyline takes place in the mid-2030s during the fictional Operation Magnitude, a military operation launched by NATO forces fighting in Europe against “Eastern armies” led by a resurgent Iran.

ARMA 3 is set in the near-future, during the mid-2030s, where NATO forces deployed in the Greek islands of the Aegean Sea are trying to hold off a massive Iranian military offensive from the east. During the singleplayer campaign, the player will take the role of a British Special Forces soldier, Captain Scott Miller. Initially, the player must survive on their own after friendly forces are defeated in a failed NATO operation. During the campaign, the player will face everything from lone wolf infiltration missions to the commanding of large scale armored operations. The player will be able to choose different objectives and weaponry (such as UAVs, artillery, and air support) according to their play style.



Infinity Blade – Dungeons:  iOS
Release date: TBA
Genre: Action role-playing
Modes: Single-player, Multi-player


Infinity Blade: Dungeons is an upcoming prequel to Infinity Blade set in the award-winning Infinity Blade universe. It is to be released some time in 2013 exclusively for iOS devices. It was unveiled at GDC 2012 by Epic Games.

Infinity Blade: Dungeons is set several thousand years prior to the events in the classic Infinity Blade series. Players will assume the role of an apprentice weaponsmith who serves the “Master of the Forge”, sent forth on a quest to collect materials and forge the Infinity Blade.

Recently, we have been told that the game is on hold since Epic Games shut down Impossible Studios. It is unknown who will continue to develop it, or if it will even release.






Metal Gear Solid – The Legacy Collection: PS3
Release date: July 9, 2013
Genre: Action-adventure, stealth
Modes: Single-player


Metal Gear Solid: The Legacy Collection is an upcoming collection that will contain nearly all the major games in the Metal Gear series. It will be released exclusively for the PlayStation 3. The collection will consist of Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and various graphic novels created by Ashley Wood.


Dragon’s Crown : PS3, PS Vita
Release date: August 6
Genre: Action role-playing game beat ’em up
Modes: Single-player, Multi-player


Dragon’s Crown is a fantasy action role-playing video game developed by Vanillaware with assistance from Atlus. Though originally set to be published by UTV Ignition Entertainment, the company eventually dropped from the project in 2012, transferring all duties to Atlus. The game will be released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in July 2013 in Japan, and North America the following August, with a European release still pending. Produced by George Kamitani, the game is designed to be an evolution of the “beat ’em up” action game genre while still retaining the company’s trademark 2D hand-drawn graphic style.

Set in a medieval world of swords and sorcery, the game supports up to four players traveling through dangerous dungeons and labyrinths in search of fortune and adventure. Cooperative options include local multiplayer or the use of Sony’s PlayStation Network service, with data-sharing of save games between both the Vita and PlayStation 3. Each of the game’s six playable classes possesses their own unique skills, strengths, and weaknesses, and can be customized to a degree based on the player’s preference as they gain experience.



Tales of Xillia: PS3
Release date: August 6
Genre: Role-playing video game
Modes: Single player, co-op multiplayer


Tales of Xillia is a Japanese role-playing game released for the PlayStation 3 on September 7 2011 in Japan. It is developed by Namco Tales Studio and published by Namco Bandai Games. It is the thirteenth core product of the Tales series.
Tales of Xillia follows Jude Mathis, a clever medical student attending school in the capital city, and Milla Maxwell, a mysterious woman accompanied by four unseen beings. Players will be able to choose either Jude or Milla at the outset of their adventure through the world of Rieze Maxia, where humans and spirits live together in harmony. The kingdom of Rashugal has been experimenting with a powerful source that led to draining the mana from the world. Realizing the harm it is inflicting on the world, Jude and Milla set off on a journey to destroy it and restore the mana back to the world.

Tales of Xillia was received positively in Japan. It broke the record for the most pre-orders in the Tales series and sold over half a million copies in its first week.During Sony’s Playstion Awards, Tales of Xillia received the gold prize and ranked in the top ten for the User’s choice award. Famitsu praised the game for its attentive visuals, accessibility, and fast battle system.


Beyond – Two Souls: PS3
Release date: 8 October 2013
Genre: Interactive cinema
Modes: Single-player


Beyond: Two Souls is an upcoming video game for the PlayStation 3 console, under development by French developer Quantic Dream. It stars actors Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe

From the visionary mind of David Cage, director of the award-winning Heavy Rain, comes the most powerfully emotional experience on PlayStation 3. A singularly unique psychological action thriller delivered by A-list Hollywood performances, BEYOND: Two Souls takes you on a thrilling journey across the globe as you play out the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes.
Born with a connection to a mysterious entity with incredible powers, Jodie was different. In an adventure spanning 15 years of her life, your actions will determine Jodie’s fate as she faces extraordinary challenges, danger, and heart-wrenching loss on a journey to discover the truth of who she is. Beyond promises an emotionally-charged journey unlike any video game before.

  • Dive into a gripping and unpredictable psychological action thriller starring Academy Award-nominees Ellen Page and Willem Dafoe.
  • Explore stunning and varied settings across the world in an epic journey through 15 years of a character’s life.
  • Control Jodie and an invisible entity through spectacular action sequences and puzzles with unique controls.
  • Experience cutting-edge technology from Quantic Dream in one of the best-looking games ever seen on the PlayStation 3.


The Last Guardian: PS3
Release date: TBA
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single player


The Last Guardian, known in Japan as Hitokui no Ōwashi Trico and previously referred to by the working title Project Trico, is an upcoming video game developed by Team Ico, to be published exclusively for the PlayStation 3 video game console by Sony Computer Entertainment.

The title is being designed and directed by Fumito Ueda, and is expected to share stylistic, thematic, and gameplay elements with his previous titles, Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, though it is unknown whether it will be directly related to either. In May 2009, a purported proof of concept trailer became publicly available online, weeks before an updated version was formally revealed at E3 2009. The Last Guardian was originally given a late 2011 release date internationally at the 2010 Tokyo Game Show, but was pushed back to 2012 on April 20, 2011. Further complications, including Ueda’s departure as a full-time employee of Sony (though remaining as a consultant on the project) have left the release date in question.

The game centers on a young boy, who must navigate a complex environment of ruins with the aid of Trico, a giant griffin-like creature. On occasion, he must also deal with several fully-armored guards, be it sneaking by them or dealing with them directly. He can climb up and hang onto the creature; much like Wander could a colossus. In addition to its speed, the creature is capable of swimming and climbing up walls.




Infamous – Second Son: PS4
Release date: Q3/Q4 TBA
Genre: Action-adventure
Modes: Single-player


Infamous: Second Son is an upcoming open world action-adventure video game, developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4 video game console. It will be the third main game in the Infamous series. It was revealed at the PlayStation Meeting on February 20, 2013. It features a new protagonist, Delsin Rowe, and takes place several years after the events with Cole MacGrath and the Beast from the first two titles.

It features a new setting, a new protagonist, and a seemingly-totalitarian government controlled by the police. It is set seven years after the world of Cole MacGrath and stars a new protagonist, Delsin Rowe. The game was first announced at Sony’s PlayStation 4 Press Conference on February 20th, 2013, after officially announcing the successor to the PlayStation 3.
Set seven years after the episodes of Cole MacGrath, Seattle has been locked down by the Department of Unified Protection (DUP), an organization that handles any sort of bio-terrorism to ensure that the events of Empire City and New Marais don’t repeat themselves It was also revealed that the DUP renamed Conduits into Bioterrorists and have been rounding them up, jailing them and possibly killing them.


Killzone – Shadow Fall : PS4
Release date: Q4 TBA
Genre: First-person shooter
Modes: Single-player, Multi-player


Killzone: Shadow Fall is an upcoming video game by Guerrilla Games for the PlayStation 4 console. It will be the sixth game in the entire Killzone series and the fourth for consoles. Set approximately thirty years after the events of Killzone 3, the once-warring Vektan ISA and Helghast have entered into an uneasy coexistence on planet Vekta.

The Helghast people on Vekta are survivors of the devastation of Helghan during the Second Extrasolar War, their home world being irrevocably damaged when the maniacal Jorhan Stahl attempted to use an advanced Helghast space flagship stocked with irradiated petrusite missiles to wipe out Earth’s population. Stahl’s flagship was instead intercepted and destroyed by ISA-commandeered strike fighters mere moments before it could head to Earth, with its lethal petrusite payload detonating over Helghan instead, due to massive secondary explosions.

Some time after the conflict, the Vektan ISA then offered the Helghast survivors refuge on lush Vekta, away from hazardously irradiated Helghan. Their cities and communities separated by towering walls, the Vektan and Helghast people live starkly contrasting lives, with tensions constantly high in areas bordering the walls.



Gran Turismo 6: PS3, PS4
Release date: Q4 TBA
Genre: Racing Simulator
Modes: Single player, Multi-player


Gran Turismo 6 is the sixth game in the Gran Turismo sim racing video game series. It is being developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

New features including a full track editor that lets users create their own racing circuits.
The new game also features 1,200 of cars, including Ferraris and Lamborghinis and seven brand new circuits, including the British Silverstone circuit.

  • Gran Turismo 6 is set to feature 1200 cars.
  • 33 locations and 71 layouts, with new tracks every month via DLC
  • Refined Course Maker
  • Community Race Clubs
  • Online Racing Series and Championships
  • Improved Car Customization with over 1000 pieces of aero bodywork and new wheels.
  • GT6 has connectivity with PC, smartphones and tablets
  • Refined menus focused on load times and ease of navigation





Splinter Cell – Blacklist: Xbox 360
Release date: August 20
Genre: Action-adventure, stealth
Modes: Single-player, Multi-player


Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist is an upcoming third-person action-adventure stealth game published by Ubisoft. It is the sixth installment of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series and will act as a sequel to Splinter Cell: Conviction.
Blacklist takes place six months after Conviction. Sam Fisher is the head of Fourth Echelon, and directly reports to the President of the United States. The primary mission of Fourth Echelon, as assigned by the President, is to shutdown all current operations being conducted by Third Echelon and their agents.

While conducting this primary mission, a group of 12 terrorists initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist – a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on United States interests. Reason being, these 12 have had enough of the United States global military presence in two thirds of the countries around the world. In turn, Sam and his team must hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero. Splinter Cell: Blacklist sees the return of Anna ‘Grim’ Grímsdóttir as well as the addition of new characters such as Isaac Briggs and Charlie Cole.



Forza Motorsport 5: Xbox One
Release date: Q4 TBA
Genre: Sim racing
Modes: Single-player, split-screen, online Multi-player


Forza Motorsport 5 is an upcoming racing video game to be released on the Xbox One on the day of its launch. The game was revealed on May 21, 2013 during the Xbox One reveal event with a teaser trailer that showed an orange McLaren P1 racing against a silver McLaren F1 in the streets of Prague.

The highest-rated racing franchise of the past 10 years will define the new generation of gaming. As revealed during today’s Xbox: A New Generation Revealed event, Xbox One is coming and Forza Motorsport 5 is leading the way. Built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox One and the infinite power of the cloud, no game better delivers the sensation of being behind the wheel. “Forza Motorsport 5” sets a new bar for racing games and will be available exclusively for Xbox One at launch.

To celebrate Forza Motorsport 5 and the impending launch of the McLaren P1 (the Forza Motorsport 5 cover car), Xbox has teamed with McLaren to offer one lucky fan the chance of a lifetime – a ride in a real McLaren P1. For more information on this exciting contest, see the official announcement and at www.ForzaMcLarenRide.com.





Pikmin 3: Wii U
Release date: August 4
Genre: Real-time strategy
Modes: Single-player


Pikmin 3 is the upcoming third installment in the Pikmin franchise. The planet of Koppai is facing an inevitable doomsday due to a lack of sustenance. Because of this, a Captain named Charlie, a girl named Brittany, and a young boy named Alph, have departed their homeworld in search of a reliable food source.

Due to an accident, the trio crash lands on a familiar planet, where they meet the Pikmin creatures. After a reunion, Brittany calculates the planet is covered with fruit. However, because the fruit are gigantic compared to them, the 3 explorers must rely on the Pikmin to help them retreive the gargantuan fruit and take them to their ship, which will convert the fruit into various types of juices for them to use as food, while the seeds are stored to be brought back to Koppai in hopes of ending the food crisis.



Mario Kart 8: Wii U
Release date: TBA
Genre: Racing
Modes: Single Player, Multi-player


The Mario Kart racing games are a large franchise series in Mario games; one Mario Kart game has appeared on almost every Nintendo system since the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. With a total of nine titles in the series, Nintendo has inspired many later cartoon-styled racing games amongst many gaming companies.

Mario Kart 8 Wii U is a new game for the Wii U. It features new elements such as customizing bikes and designing your own tracks. It is the sequel to the game Mario Kart 7.The coin collecting from Mario Kart 7 returns. This time, you are able to collect as many coins as you can, but only the first 10 will give extra speed. Tricks from Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 7 will also return. Gliders, Driving Underwater, and Kart customization returns from Mario Kart 7. Bikes return from Mario Kart Wii. Two drivers on one kart return from Mario Kart Double Dash.

New Features
New features of the game include the possibility to customize your bikes, design your own custom tracks, and the addition of a Story Mode.


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Sonic Lost World: Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
Release date: TBA
Genre: Action-adventure, platformer
Modes: Single player


Sonic Lost World is an upcoming action-adventure platforming video game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series of video games. It is being developed by Sonic Team and will be released by Sega for Nintendo’s Wii U and Nintendo 3DS platforms.
Sonic is chasing after his longtime foe, Eggman, and encounters a mysterious floating island known as “Lost Hex,” where he’ll run across the Deadly Six. The Deadly Six were united under Eggman for his own needs until they betrayed him. Sonic and Eggman team up together to stop their misdeeds.



Bayonetta 2: Wii U
Release date: TBA
Genre: Action, hack and slash
Modes: Single-player


Bayonetta 2 is an upcoming action hack and slash video game developed by Platinum Games and published by Nintendo exclusively for the Wii U, with Sega as the franchise owners serving as its advisor. It is the sequel to the 2009 game, Bayonetta, and is being directed by Yusuke Hashimoto and produced by Atsushi Inaba, under supervision by series creator Hideki Kamiya. It was announced on September 13, 2012, and will be exclusive to the Wii U, unlike the previous game which was available on multiple platforms.

Little is know about Bayonetta 2 for the Wii U so far, but developer Platinum Games have said they are excited to work on the new platform. This will be their second Wii U game, the first being The Wonderful 101. While Bayonetta 2 is produced by Atsushi Inaba, series creator Hideki Kamiya is still involved in the project.

http://bayonetta.com/us/ – No official site


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