Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June Releases - Summer of Super Heroes with a Return of the Duke

June 7th

Infamous 2
Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

The first Infamous was a roller coaster of an action sandbox game. As Cole, you had the ability to manipulate electricity; and used it to send enemies flying over buildings, running in fear, and frying in an electrical monsoon. It was a game that truly made you feel like a super hero, and the sequel looks to up the ante. Improved powers and a bigger impact on your moral alignment shape how the game plays out. There is also a user-creation tool to create your own missions. It's shaping up to be an explosive game to kick off the Summer.

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.

June 12th

Duke Nukem: Forever
PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Developer: Gearbox/Triptyk
Publisher: 2K Games

After years and years of setbacks and promises, Duke Nukem is finally coming back. The game has been in development ever since 1997 and has been delayed continuously. Gearbox (Borderlands) took the helm, promising to deliver on the classic feel of Duke Nukem. Complete with tongue-in-cheek humor and explosive FPS gameplay, it looks like we can all Hail to the King, baby!

Child of Eden
Xbox Kinect
Developer: Q Entertainment
Publisher: Ubisoft

The Kinect finally has a game worth investing a look. After a launch of mediocre titles, and a long stretch of nothing, Q Entertainment is giving us Child of Eden. Somewhat like Geometry Wars, the game revolves around destroying objects that appear on screen which produce musical effects upon destruction. It looks like a promising title for the Kinect, and a nice break from the hardcore shooters.

June 19th

LoZ: Ocarina of Time 3D
Nintendo 3DS
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo

Finally, Nintendo 3DS owners can actually use the system they purchased! Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D will feature the classic installment in 3D, along with a new Boss Challenge mode to fight all the bosses in order with enemies doing 2x the damage. It's a classic title any smart 3DS owner should purchase in a heartbeat.

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.

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