2012 is finally here and that means one thing; new video games. 2012 has a multitude of amazing games that will be coming out, just in the first quarter alone. A lot of this is due to delays of games that were meant for the fall, but that’s OK because it’s an ease on all of our pockets! But there are a lot of great titles coming out that any gamer will want to keep an eye out for.
Of the closer releases, the biggest one, hands down, is Mass Effect 3. The last in the trilogy sci-fi epic, it’ll be released March 6th of this year. The game brings Shepard and his (or her) crew to Earth to fight in a final battle with the Reapers who are planning on harvesting humans and otherwise wiping them and other whole galaxies out. As in the last, the game will allow carrying over of saves so that players can continue as their Shepard, where their decisions affect the final outcome of the game. It’s been confirmed there will be the return of a lot of beloved characters from past games as well as a tweaked battle system and even multiplayer.
Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City is another major contender for the spring, coming out March 20th. Single player will have players take the role of an Umbrella Security Service member, though multiplayer will give wider options, letting players be the USS, US Special Operations, or even zombies themselves. The game is going to let players make major decisions in single player mode, including the possibility of killing off main character from past Resident Evil games.
Other games coming out with no confirmed release dates as of yet are Silent Hill: Downpour, Diablo 3, Bioshock: Infinite, and Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm. All of these upcoming video games are the most talked about titles for 2012. Notice how all of them are franchise sequels and not unique IPS, which means the gaming world really loves sticking to what they know and their fandom. And there’s certainly nothing wrong with that. A few of these games have been waited on for years (Diablo 3, for example) and so there’s a lot of pressure on them to be the kind of product people are expecting.
It’s bound to be a very exciting year for new video games in general. You might want to set your budget now because there are going to be a lot of must have titles before we even hit the summer!