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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.