After a huge reveal of the new IP back in April, many gamers have been yearning for a very promising stealth-based game that presents the player with various options to progress be it by lethal or non-lethal means. Perhaps the game that will earn the game of the year for 2012, Dishonored has a unique visual theme going that is reminiscent to the old Victorian era. While the graphics and game engine are not cutting edge technology, animations, voice acting, and lighting while inventing many different ways to achieve goals will be more than makes up for it to immerse the player in the world of Dunwall. Dishonored is from the first person perspective with a heavy emphasis on stealth strategy with many abilities to employ during missions. Watch more videos by following the link to Bethesda Softworks Youtube channel.
Links: Dishonored.com Youtube Arkane Studios BethSoft.com
It’s been over 10 years since the last XCom title and after numerous cancelled projects, Firaxis Games finally picks up the baton and carries it towards what looks to be a very engaging strategic experience. With an intricate system to manage your squad and facilities via ant-farm/dollhouse view, navigating through so many menus will actually be an enjoyable experience. XCom Enemy Unknown is a strategic turn-based tile game that will keep engagements fresh and rewarding by plotting out squad positions and weapons tactics. This is a genre that is worth revisiting or introducing to unaware gamers. To watch more XCom gameplay, there are lots of live streamers on twitch who constantly stream this game for public viewing.
Links: XCom.Com Firaxis.Com Twitch
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 released today for the Xbox360 and PS3.
A variety of pre-order bonuses are available ranging from extra fighters, posters, xbox live avatars, bikini costumes, behind the scenes footage, and even the Snoop Dogg stage featured in the above video. Continue Reading
Two new titles from indie developers are launching this week.
From Okugi Studio, Shad’O is a tower defense based game that’s about William, a 9 year old boy who has lost his memory and has to call upon luminous companions to combat the darkness to drive back the fog that clouds his memory. I’m excited to see this game take off for its approach on the visual aesthetic, promising soundtrack, immersive story telling, and of course the addictive gameplay.
Available now on Steam and Desura
Official Site: Okugi Studio – Shad’O
Mark of the Ninja
From the team that brought us N+, Shank, Eets, and other successful titles comes another great 2D platformer based on stealth action. Climb, jump, and hang while lurking in shadows setting up traps and backstabbing the unaware are all traits to what any ninja game should have. There hasn’t been enough of this kind of game in the last decade. The guys at Klei really know how to make good old classic 2D games appealing. Unfortunately this title is only available for Xbox360, for now. The guys at Klei are working on getting it published for the PC as well. Link to the discussion found here.
Official Site: MarkoftheNinja.com
Today marks the launch of several games ranging from sequels, ports, and updates.
Counter Strike:Global Offensive offers updated visuals, weapons, game modes, and with several modes. This time, watch out friendly fire.
The above picture isn’t from the game art, I just found it amusing. Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is available for PC with a new chapter, “Artorias of the Abyss” along with PvP. Prepare to die.
Other new updates includes the launch of Diablo 3’s patch 1.0.4 and Metal Gear Solid 3:Snake Eater is now available for the PS3 on its own in case players weren’t sold on the HD collection.