There are literally dozens of video games being released in
2013. Here are a few to watch for:
March 18, LEGO City: Undercover (Wii U)
The mission of LEGO City: Undercover is to assume the identity
of the undercover detective Chase McCain and use his clever
disguises to stop the fiendish Rex Fury and end his crime wave in
LEGO City. Players run, drive and fly through the city and will
use the Wii U GamePad controller as a new police gadget which can
scan for hidden clues, receive mission updates for criminals and
place waypoints on an overhead city map that displays their
position in real time.
April 16, Injustice: Gods Among Us (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U)
From DC Comics and the makers of the definitive fighting game
franchise Mortal Kombat comes Injustice: Gods Among Us. Players
follow a deep, original story which complements the bold fighting
action and pits many of the great heroes and villains from the DC
universe together. In this world, the line between good and evil
blur and our greatest heroes become our greatest threat.
May 14, Metro: Last Light (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
In this sequel to the cult classic Metro 2033, Players are
thrown into the year 2034, beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic
Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, where what's left of mankind
are besieged by mutants who stalk the catacombs beneath and hunt
amidst the poisoned skies above. There are also struggles within
the station-cities of the Metro; the people are fighting for the
ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6.
As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, players must
fight the civil war which threatens to wipe humanity from the
face of the earth forever. This first-person shooter video game
features action-oriented gameplay with a combination of survival
June 9, Animal Crossing: New Leaf (Nintendo 3DS)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf is the latest in the charming
community-building franchise for Nintendo 3DS. Players begin the
game living in a tent which they will upgrade and expand. The
game's new capabilities include: modifying the character's
appearance, furnishing the living space, and the ability to swim
in the ocean that borders the village. When the player becomes
mayor, they continue to boost development of the rural village.
Players also have the ability to view homes of other players who
are tagged through StreetPass connections.
July 30, Deadfall Adventures (Xbox 360, PC)
Set in the year 1938, adventurer James Lee Quatermain
reluctantly escorts his former colleague U.S. agent Jennifer
Goodwin to an Egyptian temple complex to retrieve an artifact
called 'The Heart of Atlantis.' A man of many talents, except
holding on to money, Quarterman doesn't believe in the reputed
invigorating qualities of the artifact. He also doesn't care that
a division of the Ahnenerbe, the Nazi department specialized in
the occult, is after the Heart as well. But his perspective
changes as he finds himself immersed in a hunt across the globe.
The action-adventure game seamlessly combines first person
shooter experience with puzzle-solving and exploration.
August 20, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Xbox 360,
PS3, PC, Wii U)
The seventh installment of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series,
Blacklist, has Sam Fisher, the head of the newly formed 4th
Echelon unit, and his team of 12 hunting down the terrorists
organization which is planning a series of attacks against the
U.S. Time is not on their side as the terror ultimatum called the
Blacklist is initiated and they must stop it before it reaches
zero. Fisher answers only to the President of the United States
and therefore is the most lethal agent to ever exist; he has the
ultimate freedom to protect innocents with the use of limitless
force, ability to break every law, and to become the globe's
deadliest operative. If successful, the President will deny you
exist. But if you fail, millions will die.
September 17, Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
In a re-imagined present-day city of Los Santos and its
surrounding hills, countryside and beaches, the next chapter of
the Grand Theft Auto universe gives players open-world freedom
and the ability to switch between the three characters
constantly. Grand Theft Auto V has mission-based gameplay and
online multiplayer which focuses on the "pursuit of the almighty
dollar." Players will be able to participate in multiple
activities including yoga, triathlons, jet skiing, base jumping,
tennis and golf.
October, Pokemon X and Y (Nintendo 3DS)
The first Pokemon adventure for Nintendo 3DS, Pokemon X and Y
introduces many new species of Pokemon featuring three new
starter pokemon: rodent-like grass-type Chespin, the vulpine
Fire-type Fennekin, and the frog-like Water-type Froakie. There
are also two new Legendary mascots: the red airborne Pokemon
named Yveltal that takes the form of the letter Y while in flight
and a blue cervine Pokemon called Xerneas with prismatic antlers
and eyes the bear the letter X. The sixth generation of the main
series of Pokemon games, Pokemon X and Y are played in an
entirely 3D world, from the environments to the characters to the
battle sequences. "Gotta catch 'em all!"
Holiday, Watch Dogs (Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, PC, Wii U)
In the ground-breaking, open-world, action-adventure game,
Watch Dogs, players have the ability to hack into various
electronic systems to obtain and control information or to
destroy those devices completely. As the antihero Aiden Pearce,
the player's goal is to take down a corrupt system by finding
specific targets to kill, evading the police and following
potential victims in order to stop their would-be killers. The
game combines stealth components and parkour and has the
mechanics of cover-based third-person shooter. There is also an
online multiplayer element in which another player can control
surveillance cameras in an attempt to hack the main player.
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