With E3 only days away, it’s time to take a brief look at the biggest video game titles that will grace our consoles this year. Take a look at the games that I am most excited about, the Most Anticipated Games of 2012 so far.
Resident Evil 6
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Description: In a first for the franchise, Resident Evil 6 sees series favorites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They will be joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement, in this relentless dramatic horror experience enacted on a global scale.
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Gearbox Software
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Description: Borderlands 2 is the epic sequel to the ultimate four-player Role-Playing Shooter loot fest. Combining invention and evolution, Borderlands 2 features all-new characters, skills, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment, which come together in an ambitiously crafted story. Players will reveal secrets, and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe as they adventure across the unexplored new areas of Pandora.
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Developer: 343 Industries
Release Date: November 6, 2012
Description: 343 Industries takes the reigns from Bungie in the sixth installment in Microsoft’s acclaimed shooter series.
Assassin’s Creed III
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Description: Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.
Grand Theft Auto V
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar North
Release Date: TBA
Description: Open-world crime series Grand Theft Auto is back with the fifth installment. Criminals, fast cars, mini-games and more are all expected in Rockstar’s newest GTA!
Black Ops II
Release Date: November 13, 2012
Description: Pushing the boundaries of what fans have come to expect from the record-setting entertainment franchise, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 propels players into a near future, 21st Century Cold War, where technology and weapons have converged to create a new generation of warfare.
Far cry 3
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Release Date: September 4, 2012
Description: With Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, a man alone at the edge of the world, stranded on a mysterious tropical island. In this savage paradise where lawlessness and violence are the only sure thing, players dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles they choose to fight to the allies or enemies they make along the way. As Jason Brody, players will slash, sneak, detonate and shoot their way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong.
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Arkane Studios
Release Date: October 9, 2012
Description: Under the direction of co-creative directors, Raphael Colantonio, lead designer on Arx Fatalis, and Harvey Smith, lead designer on Deus Ex, Dishonored is set for release on the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows in 2012.
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Editor’s Note: This list includes only games either officially announced or expected to be released in 2012.