Friday, April 29, 2011

May Releases - Stylish Gunplay, Criminal Investigations, and Splosions!

May 10th

PC/PS3/Xbox 360
Developer: Splash Damage
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks

Brink looks to bring the fun of a class based shooters to the consoles with an added twist of parkour. You choose from one of four classes: Soldier, Engineer, Medic, and Operative. Along with character customization, Splash Damage developed the SMART (Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain) System. The goal is to allow players to maneuver around complex environments without complex input by analyzing their position and judging what they are trying to do.
May 17th

LA Noire
PS3/Xbox 360/PC
Developer: Team Bondi/Rockstar Games
Publisher: Rockstar Games

After tackling big cities and western vistas, Rockstar is heading back in time to 1940s LA. You assume the role of Cole Phelps, an LAPD officer rising through the ranks of the department. The game blends investigative elements, crime solving, and  fast paced action sequences from chases on foot to car, as well as gun-play. Rockstar has had good marks in games the past few years, and this title looks just as intriguiging as the rest.

May 24th (Pushed to June)

PC/Xbox 360/PS3
Developer: Day 1 Studios
Publisher: Warner Brothers Interactive

F.E.A.R has been about two primary things - slow-mo shootouts and things scaring the crap out of you. F.E.A.R. 3 is to include new features such as co-op, an evolved cover system, and more scares than ever before. Grab your controller and an extra set of underwear.

May 31st (Pushed to June)

Red Faction: Armageddon
PC/Xbox 360/PS3
Developer: Volition, Inc.
Publisher: THQ

The fourth installment in the Red Faction series, this title promises to bring the boom. All the Red Faction titles thus far have featured an incredibly destructive environment, and the team at Volition promises to deliver it yet again. New weapons, new co-operative modes, and new enemies will make this a title to watch.

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