This week seems to have something for ever gamer. There are some very frightening title releases in F3AR and Shadows of the Damned. Dungeon Siege 3 looks to be another great hack and slash dungeon crawler, if anyone is seeking their MMO fix they can look forward to God’s and Heroes: Rome Rising, and let’s not forget about the kids, for them there is Disney’s Cars 2. A very nice variety to this weeks releases.
God’s and Heroes: Rome Rising (PC)
Gods & Heroes: Rome Rising is a mature, full-scale, action-adventure, massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) that immerses the audience in Roman mythology. Players strap on gladiator armor, lay waste to monsters and command minions while seeking favor from the gods.
Each player’s character is a Demigod, a child of both a god and a mortal, and is a celebrated Hero. These brave warriors combat an ancient enemy, the Telchine gods, who have returned to topple the empire and avenge their defeat at the hands of the Olympian gods.
Source: God & Heroes
Fear 3 (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
FEAR (Feer) n.
- 1) A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined
- 2) An elite and covert squadron of specialized soldiers recruited from the world’s top secret military organizations, built to respond to national threats of a paranormal or supernatural nature. (F.E.A.R. – First Encounter Assault Recon)
Eight months ago, Point Man and his F.E.A.R.squad were tapped to stop an unknown man who had commandeered a secret battalion of telepathically-controlled supersoldiers at the Armacham research facility in the Northwestern US city of Fairport. During the mission Point Man learned that the man wasn’t working alone. In fact, the very people Point Man was working to destroy were his telepathic, cannibalistic brother, Paxton Fettel, and his tortured and psychically powerful mother, Alma Wade—products of Armacham’s perverse paranormal experiments. Despite this revelation, Point Man moved forward with the standing F.E.A.R. team orders to stop the targets at any cost. In a last-ditch attempt to end the pair’s homicidal rampage, the F.E.A.R. team set in motion an explosive series of events that seemingly accomplished their goal but at the cost of ravaging the city, its inhabitants and almost all of Point Man’s squad mates.
For months following the blast, events in Fairport have made it clear that Alma’s psychic influence survived—and worse, her paranormal power is growing and spilling into reality. Now her supernatural agony repeatedly rocks the city as she attempts to secure the survival of her bloodline and reunite her family. Armacham’s security force remains violently focused on eliminating all evidence of the events in the city, and the remaining F.E.A.R squad carries on the mission to stop Alma.
With the chain of command broken and Point Man calling his own shots, where will his allegiance lie? With his brother Paxton Fettel, back from the dead, arriving with an unclear agenda and refusing to leave Point Man’s side? With his pregnant mother Alma and her horrifically twisted, yet immensely powerful paranormal existence? Or with his remaining F.E.A.R. squad brethren who are hell bent on saving the world, but at the cost of destroying the only blood ties Point Man has ever had?
Source: Fear 3
Dungeon Siege III (PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Centuries ago, when the Empire of Stars collapsed, the land of Ehb became a refuge for the 10th Legion. They were the finest and best-trained of the Imperial armies.
The noble legionnaires protected Ehb during the War of Legions, when the old Empire tore itself apart. At the War’s end, the commanders of the 10th Legion established a new and independent kingdom of Ehb. Throughout Ehb’s history, the Legion provided stability and protection, but they left rulership of the kingdom to an independent monarchy.
As years passed, the Legion became increasingly powerful. Its influence grew to rival the monarchy.
Then, thirty years ago, Ehb’s king was murdered, and blame was cast upon the Legion. Led by the young and charismatic Jeyne Kassynder, the people rose up and slaughtered the 10th Legion, tearing down their proud chapterhouses and estates.
With the fall of the Legion, the kingdom has fractured into petty states and free towns. Most of the country has fallen under the sway of Jeyne Kassynder, who controls the Church and eastern Ehb. Her power is steadily growing. The royal court has retreated to the mountain fastness of Glitterdelve, in the west, and the bustling city of Stonebridge has declared itself a free and independent republic.
Only a scattering of Legion descendants survive. Many were hunted down and slain by Jeyne Kassynder, while others fell victim to the mobs of common folk who rose up to sack their estates. But a network of descendants endures, organized by an elusive old man – the Venerable Odo – believed to be the last surviving legionnaire. He has protected the children of Legion blood and kept them safe from Jeyne Kassynder.
Now a gathering has been called in the remote Rukkenvahl, in the north. Odo has asked all the Legion descendants to assemble, in an attempt to rebuild the Legion and take back their kingdom from Jeyne Kassynder, before it is too late…
Source:Dungeon Siege 3
Shadows of the Damned (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
His name is Garcia Hotspur, hunter of demons, and his wrath will bring hell to its knees.
From the creative genius of Suda 51 (No More Heroes) and Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil) comes an all-new psychologically twisted vision of hell unlike anything seen before. Shadows of the Damned combines visceral action with dark, grotesque horror to create a mind-shattering adventure that has to been seen to be believed.
When evil demonic creatures kidnap Garcia’s girlfriend, it’s up to him to travel to the City of the Damned to get her back. Aided by a former demon with the ability to transform into an array of vicious weapons, Garcia will once again take on the mantel of “demon hunter” and rip apart the horrifying forces of the underworld to protect what he loves most.
Players must harness the power of the light to fight the army of the dark in unique light versus darkness gameplay that will forever change the way gamers perceive puzzles, combat, and terror.
Combining the punk rock style of Suda 51 with the legendary horror design of Shinji Mikami, Shadows of the Damned will take gamers on an in-your-face thrill ride through demon-torn towns, shadow infested forests, grimy sewers and more. Featuring the most twisted boss battles ever seen, warped visuals and intense visceral combat, Shadows of the Damned will challenge gamers to break through the ultimate head-trip to help Garcia rescue his tortured girlfriend from the clutches of a mysterious enemy.
Brace yourself for one hell of a trip to the city of the damned.
Cars 2 (Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
From the makers of Toy Story 3: The Videogame comes Cars 2: The Video Game, where players can jump into the Cars 2 universe with some of their favorite Cars personalities in locations around the globe. Train to become an agent of C.H.R.O.M.E. (Command Headquarters for Recon Operations & Motorized Espionage) and take on dangerous missions, compete to become the fastest racecar in the world, or use your spy skills in exciting, action-packed combat racing!
Petz Fantasy (Nintendo 3DS)
Discover and take care of your very own fantasy pets in an immersive, whimsical 3D environment full of floating islands, magical lands and snow-topped mountains. Nurture magical eggs that hatch surprising pets, such as unicorns, dragons and red pandas, each with their own personality and power. Bond with your fantasy pets as they react to you in 3D like actual pets! And teach them to transform into objects to keep them secret from your parents!
ArmA 2: Reinforcements (PC)
In 2009 the fictional post-soviet country of Chernarus is ravaged by civil war. For two crippling years, conflict has raged…
Players explore this volatile world with Force Recon Razor Team, part of a US Marine Corps Expeditionary Unit. The 27th MEU are deployed to Northern Chernarus on a peacekeeping mission with a mandate to prevent further civilian casualties and promote political stability.
ARMA 2 is based on the latest generation technology. It offers a uniquely vast game world, authentic and extremely detailed modern units, weapons, vehicles and environments. The branching, player-driven campaign can be played solo, or cooperatively and is accompanied by a huge range of single and multiplayer game modes.
Dual Pen Sports (Nintendo 3DS)
Compete using dual styluses for a fun and exciting real sports experience!
The first ever dual touch action sports game, DualPenSports™ lets players feel more like they’re playing real sports with the use of up to two styluses. Exciting and accessible to everyone, DualPenSports’ two hand coordination challenges players to have fun in new ways!
With 7 unique sports mini-games and a host of other challenges, DualPenSports delivers addicting moments of glory every athlete wants to play again and again! Players create and customize their own Personal Characters and then face off against the computer or friends in various sports mini-games!
Source:Namco Bandai Games