A new year ushers in with huge expectations from the gaming world. There a number of upcoming console games that are being eagerly awaited to be released. E3 2012 showcased a number of developers demonstrating what’s store for the gamers in the year 2013. Big titles and a number of sequels(and prequels) are lined up to be released early this quarter and the next.
We list the most anticipated console games that the Indian gamers are looking forward to.
Gears of War: Judgment
A prequel to the Gears trilogy that will probably be the last Gears game on Xbox 360 since rumors suggest Microsoft might launch the next generation Xbox during the last quarter of 2013 or early 2014. Epic games is claiming that this will be “the most intense and challenging Gears game yet.” The story is set 30 days after the Emergence Day when the locust horde emerged out of the ground and the aftermath that followed it. Gears of War fans watch out, this is going to be massive! The game currently tops our list of new games in 2013 in terms of expectations.
Prophet is back and back with a bow! This time around, ‘you’ take the role of a hunter instead of being hunted in the “Urban Rainforest of NYC”. Crysis 2 was the best looking shooter on console during its time and the sequel looks stunning. Powered by CryEngine 3, the game will feature new weapons including the Predator Bow, Typhoon Rifle, and Ceph Plasma Gun, and an all new multiplayer ‘Hunter Mode’. Crysis 3 is set to be released on the 19th of February and I certainly have my eyes on it.
Tomb Raider is an upcoming action and adventure game by Crystal Dynamics, slated for release on March 5, 2013. The game tells the story of the origin of Lara Croft, who is stranded on a mysterious and remote island after her vessel crashes and how “A SURVIVOR IS BORN” that has to adapt and defend herself from the wilderness and the treacherous predators that stalk her every step. The game highlights how a young Lara Croft turns into the world renowned ‘Tomb Raider’.
Guns, babes, cars, gangsters, thefts and pursuits, and an open-world! This only defines a part of the Grand Theft Auto franchise. This game was such a hit for the sheer fun of having to beat some pedestrian or steal a car or get involved in a gruesome gang fight. The anticipation of GTA 5 is such that there have been release dates even for its trailers, let alone the game. GTA 5 is set in San Andreas which includes three cities. The fifth sequel is set for release in Spring 2013.
God of War:Ascension
God of War: Ascension is a prequel to the PS3 exclusive ‘God of War’ franchise. This might be the most visually appealing God of War till date that might excite both amateurs and hardcore gamers, and of course the God of War fans. The game will feature a new “free-form attack system”. And Kratos will be able to steal weapons from enemies and also sling enemies as weapons!
God of War: Ascension will be out on March 15, 2013.
The Last of Us:
The gameplay demo and trailer of ‘The Last Of Us’ that was revealed during E3 2012 left many including me wanting for more. The open-world in The Last Of Us looked breathtaking, such magnificent details and the feel of actually being a part of the story made me awestruck. The Last Of Us is a PS3 exclusive (sorry for the disappointment, Xbox owners!), developed by Naughty Dog, and releases worldwide on May 7, 2013. An action, adventure set in a post-apocalyptic environment revolving around two main characters Joel and Ellie, who have to survive against the plagued scavengers and other survivors. I can’t wait for ‘this’ one to be out!
I could not include all upcoming games of this year for some reason or another. Please share the games you are waiting and wanting to play this year in the
comments section. Game on and play hard!