Welcome to Fall: The Upcoming Games of 2010


VanquishDeveloper: Platinum Games
Release Date: October 19, 2010

Taking place in a near future, Vanquish follows the military life of Sam Gideon, a DARPA agent wearing a power armor suit. From the mind of Resident Evil and Devil May Cry creator Shinji Mikami and Platinum Games, this title will feature third person cover-based shooting combined with the crazy fast-paced close combat of Devil May Cry.


Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1

Sonic 4Developer: SEGA
Release Date: October 7, 2010

After years of false starts and terrible sales, Sonic is finally getting back to his roots with this new downloadable title. Hitting on all systems, this new Sonic promises to be a return to form as a platforming 2.5D title. All signs are pointing to this finally being the game the blue-bomber deserves.


The Sly Collection

Sly CollectionDeveloper: Sucker Punch (original) and Sanzaru (port)
Release Date: November 9, 2010

The second PS2 collection coming out for the PS3 after the God of War Collection is the vastly underrated Sly Collection, starring Sly Cooper, a thieving raccoon with a motley crew of accomplices. Sly’s visuals and tight gameplay make for a unique gaming experience. How could anyone not be excited for a chance to play the other two platformers from Infamous developer, Sucker Punch?


Epic Mickey

Epic MickeyDeveloper: Junction Point Studios
Release Date: November 30, 2010

Disney’s Epic Mickey is the newest project from Warren Spector, which puts you behind the ears of the one and only Mickey Mouse as he fights against the dark ink blot which threatens to wipe out the Wasteland, the dark place where rejected animation ideas go to stay in containment forever. It sports a fantastic art style and looks to make solid use of the Wii’s controller.


Dead Rising 2

Dead Rising 2Developer: Blue Castle, Capcom
Release Date: September 28, 2010

The sequel to the zombie thrill ride Dead Rising just released this past week, and from all accounts, it sounds like just the right game for fans of the predecessor. This time around, players take over Chuck Greene, who has a penchant for designing his own tools of mutilation. Better yet, you can do it co-op with a friend.


Kirby’s Epic Yarn

Kirbys Epic YarnDeveloper: Good Feel, Inc
Release Date: October 17, 2010

Nintendo’s cream puff mascot returns with graphics that look inspired by LittleBigPlanet, but with that sweet Nintendo gameplay. Kirby’s new look is frankly adorable and brings a co-op mode for the whole family to enjoy. Bonus stages add more difficulty for the hardcore games, so hopefully this will live up to its promise and have something worthwhile for everyone.


Medal of Honor

Medal of HonorDeveloper: Danger Close
Release Date: October 14, 2010

Once the first person shooter king, Medal of Honor faded into mediocrity when the original Call of Duty came out. Now the flagship EA series is trying to regain its crown with a “ripped-from-today’s-headlines” theme. With DICE adding their expertise to the multiplayer, this title seems on track to deliver a Tier 1 experience.


World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

World of Warcraft: CataclysmDeveloper: Blizzard
Release Date: TBA 2010/2011

The elephant in the room, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm is the rumored final expansion for the million-selling MMORPG. Building on the Wrath of the Lich King, Cataclysm changes the face of Azeroth completely for the first time since WoW launched in 2005. Millions of people all over the world will be leveling up when this bad boy drops.



SplatterhouseDeveloper: Namco Bandai
Release Date: November 23, 2010

From some of the developers of the sleeper hit The Mark of Kri comes the reboot/remake of Splatterhouse, the horror beat-em-up that debuted on the Turbographix 16 (look it up). From my experience with The Mark of Kri, I expect fantastic graphics and awesome combat, but some developer delays might mean disappointment is in store for us.


Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3Developer: Harmonix
Release Date: October 26, 2010

It’s hard to imagine that there is anybody here that hasn’t heard of the Rock Band franchise. Complete with a new list of tracks which includes The Flaming Lips, Beach Boys, Devo and Huey Lewis and the News, Rock Band 3 promises to be a huge hit for current fans. On top of that, you can add the real guitar package plus the new keyboard, and things are going to get crazy at house parties worldwide.

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7 thoughts on “Welcome to Fall: The Upcoming Games of 2010”

  1. Definitely gonna buy Dead rising 2 AC:ODST New Vegas and my surprise pick is Castlevania which really impressed me with that last trailer I might rent NBA Jam fall is looking really nice right now.

  2. Page 2 under MoH, SK.

    Excellent job on this Eddy. This took a long time to put together even with all three of us, and you put in the extra effort to get it all formatted and looking so nice. Kudos!

  3. I’m looking forward to Black Ops and New Vegas, and Enslaved looks interesting, so I’ll probably get those three games. Other than that, I’m far too poor. lol It’s funny because it’s sad because it’s true.

  4. Definitely going to pick up AC:Brotherhood, Kirby and Donkey Kong. Never got into COD or Fallout so those will probably get missed. Might pick up Epic Mickey and/or Vanquish if time and money allow. I’m a bit wary of Goldeneye, really not sure how that’s going to pan out, but it could be worth a look.

  5. I’d say my big titles are: Fallout: New Vegas, Black Ops, GT5, Fable 3, Costume Quest, Epic Mickey, NBA Jam, Brotherhood, Dead Rising 2 and Enslaved. Also, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which didn’t end up on this list.

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