With the new year already in full swing, here’s a rundown on some of the most anticipated video games that we all are DYING for.
1.FPS(FIRST PERSON SHOOTER) :
Name : BIOSHOCK INFINITE
Release : 26th March 2013
Website : http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/home
WHY is it the most aniticipated FPS game ??
With a huge roster of FPS games coming this year , only 3 came out on top of our radar, one was the horror thriller, Dead Space 3, Crysis 3 and Bioshock Infinite. But the gorgeous STEAMPUNK premise coupled with an engaging storyline secured its position as the most anticipated FPS of 2013. The knockout punch however was the preview of the first few minutes of gameplay which starts slow but slowly quickens the pace.
FIRST FEW MINUTES OF BIOSHOCK INFINITE :
Name : TOMB RAIDER(2013)
Release : 5th March 2013
Website : http://www.tombraider.com
WHY is is the most anticipated Action/Adventure Game ??
Where to even begin ? 2013 has some serious powerhouses of AAA (Triple-A quality) Action/Adventure games slated for release. With games like GOD OF WAR : ASCENSION, GTA-V, LAST OF US and a hell of a lot more, choosing most anticipated 2013 title for this genre was a monumental task, but Square Enix’s reboot of Tomb Raider was our choice against all odds for a number of reasons, which are as follows :
=> Trailers showing a young Lara Croft that we have never seen before, highly intriguing.
=> MIRROR’S EDGE writer Rhianna Pratchett acting as lead writer, even more interesting, atleast as far as plot is concerned.
=> Did I mention Boobs ???
TOMB RAIDER “SURVIVAL” TRAILER :
3.RPG(ROLE PLAYING GAME)
Name : NI NO KUNI, WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH
Release : 22th January 2013
Website : http://ninokunigame.com
WHY is it the most anticipated RPG game ??
A collaboration between LEVEL-5 and Studio Ghibli is bound to get a lot of attention and I mean a lot. Though already release for the NDS and PS3 in Japan, the English versions are yet to be released. From the makers of critically acclaimed Dark Cloud series, Professor Layton Series, Rogue Galaxy and Dragon Quest VIII, Level-5 is not cutting any corners with this one and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Only thing that makes it all the more perfect is the fact that studio Ghibli, the magic behind the global phenomenon, SPIRITED AWAY is behind the art. Need I say more ??
NI NO KUNI GAMPLAY TRAILER :
4.RTS(REAL TIME STRATEGY)
Name : STARCRAFT 2: HEART OF THE SWARM
Release : 12th March 2013
Website : http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/games/hots
WHY is it the most anticipated RTS game ??
Don’t even bother asking the question. The answer is as plain as day. STARCRAFT 2 : WINGS OF LIBERTY is the best RTS we have seen in a while, PERIOD. And it’s no surprise that it’s first expansion is the most anticipated release. The epic conclusion of WINGS OF LIBERTY leaves you begging for more. Hopefully this release fixes BLIZZARDS reputation after the hiccup that was DIABLO 3. The reason which makes this all the more desirable is the shift in gameplay from standard RTS style to a RTT (REAL TIME TACTICS)/RTS/RPG hybrid seen in a few levels in WARCRAFT series and an addition of almost a dozen new units to the already unique arsenal.
STARCRAFT II: HEART OF THE SWARM PREVIEW TRAILER :
Name : GRID 2
Release : Mid 2013
Website : http://www.gridgame.com
WHY is it the most anticipated Racing game ??
2012 wasn’t particularly a good year for racing video games but it did see some really gorgeous ones like Dirt 3 and NFS : Most Wanted(2012). With the advent of the new year, we have a lineup of some some pretty decent racers like Forza and Nascar but they didn’t quite turn any heads. With the announcement of DIRT 2 however, many heads were turned, almost as fast as the cars in it. After the success that was RACE DRIVER: GRID back in 2008, CODEMASTERS discontinued servers for GRID as of 2011. But fans need only wait half a year to get back online and get their minds blown as DIRT 2 looks crisp, sharp and beautiful.
Half a year left…………………..just 6 months…………………………. no time at all. (*grumble grumble*)
GRID 2 CHICAGO GAMEPLAY :
Name : BLAZBLUE, CHRONO PHANTASMA
Release : TBA 2013
Website : http://blazblue.jp (Japanese)
WHY is it the most anticipated Fighting game ??
Cuz I said so. Let’s face it, there was nothing new or particularly exciting in the 1v1 fighting formula for the titles in 2012 except the BlazBlue series which is a refreshing change from typical fighters like Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters and so on. Though KING OF FIGHTERS XIII was a great title, it lacked a certain appeal that BlazBlue gave off. Ever since BLAZBLUE : CALAMITY TRIGGER back in 2008, the fighting game series by ARC SYSTEM WORKS has been garnering both both attention and momentum.Compelling story, an interesting and unique character roster, brilliant sprites, deep gameplay mechanism, vibrant stages, and gorgeous soundtracks; BlazBlue had it all and with CHRONO PHANTASMA, we can expect only more.
BLAZBLUE CHRONO PHANTASMA TRAILER (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)