PS3 Exclusive: 11 Upcoming Hottest Games Of 2012

MARCH 2012




Capcom and Namco are bringing 2 of the greatest fighting games together with Street Fighter x Tekken. The game is going to have that same 2D effect just like the classics. You know what that means, Tekken characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams will be reincarnated with the 2D Capcom artstyle. Their looks may be different, but that doesn’t mean their characteristics and signature moves won’t kick butt while clashing head-to-head with the brawlers from the Street Fighter franchise. This is going to be one of the biggest match ups yet.

Rated T for Teen: Alcohol Reference, Crude Humor, Language, Suggestive Themes, Violence

Release Date: March 6, 2012



Electronic Arts is bringing an all new intergalactic RPG into the picture with Mass Effect 3. Get ready for an all-out war as an ancient alien race known as Reapers launches its destructive invasion of the galaxy. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation; and you, Commander Shepard, are the only one who will be able to stop them. Only you can determine which planets you will save and which alliances you will form or abandon as you gather forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reapers once and for all. With 4 Co-op online multiplayer, you can take on missions, choose from a variety of classes and races, form an elite Special Forces squad, and combine weapons with powerful abilities to liberate key territories from the enemy.

RP-Rating Pending for Mature+: Mature or Above

Release Date: March 6, 2012




Get ready to let the blood bath begin as Konami’s eighth installment of the Silent Hill franchise and its thought-provoking horror storyline continues with Silent Hill: Downpour. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, horrific creatures, and other terrors as the survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill alone. The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel the dark storyline and fight using everday objects such as wooden chairs and glass bottles to fend off their enemies. Players will be presented variable side quests in addition to the main storyline that can change depending on their play style, which reveal unknown evils within the town. Let’s get ready to hack and slash.

Rated M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language

Release Date: March 13, 2012




An all new adventure with the Dragon Sword awaits you as Tecmo releases another addition to the Ninja Gaiden franchise this March, Ninja Gaiden 3. The game offers a first time look at the world through Hayabusa’s eyes of fighting and killing. During the conflict, a masked man changes Hayabusa with mysterious powers making his views between hero and villain blurred forever. New gameplay and game modes are expected as your thoughts on Hayabusa change. Co-op and competitive 8 Versus will be featured as well as a new Play Style system that allows casual players to choose automatic guarding and evasion assists (HERO mode) while giving core players freedom to play with no assists (NINJA mode).

Rated M for Mature: blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes

Release Date: March 20, 2012



MAY 2012




It’s time to start loading your guns because Rockstar is at it again with the action packed Third-Person Shooter, Max Payne 3. New York City detective, Max Payne is still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past and begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. As gangs target the family under Max’s protection, he is forced to fight to save his clients, clear his name, and rid himself of the demons that have tortured him. The game offers highly-refined gameplay with an extensive range of realistic weaponry, sophisticated Bullet-Time mechanics, and an intelligent cover system. The game will introduce a multiplayer experience that has modes dynamically altering maps and progression for all players in a match. The game will also have rewards, a leveling system, clans, and multiple strategic load-out options. This is going to be a shoot-out to remember.

RP-Rating Pending for Mature+: Mature or Above

Release Date: May 15, 2012






Square Enix will be giving you yet another Tomb Raider this September. Prepare for a reinvinted, intense story of how Lara Croft developed her tomb raiding skills and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor by being shipwrecked on a hostile island off the coast of Japan at the age of 21. In this game, Lara can dart up walls, dart over rooftops, upgrade and build new gear, revisit previous levels to look for items and reach areas previously inacessible, and also do more realistic puzzles such as light torches to help her see in the dark that will be extinguished if you get them wet. This just may be the tomb Raider game everyone has been looking for.

RP-Rating Pending for T+: Teen or Above

Release Date: Sep 30, 2012






Ubisoft has plans on making assassin’s Creed fans happy this October. That’s right, Assassin’s Creed III will be coming to town in just a few months. Wondering where Animus will take you? We are too, but we can speculate that the game’s setting will be anywhere from Ancient Egypt to the American Revolution.

RP-Rating Pending for Mature+: Mature or Above

Release Date: October 30, 2012







Capcom strikes again with Resident Evil 6. It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the president of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place. As the story unveils, Leon S. Kennedy is forced to face his personal friend, the president, transformed beyond recognition when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China as it’s under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe, Leon and Chris are joined together by new characters in this relentless outbreak over a global scale that blends action and survival horror.

RP-Rating Pending for Mature+: Mature or Above

Release Date: November 20, 2012








2K Games is bringing an epic four-player role-playing shooter sequel into play with Borderlands 2. The game features all new characters, environments, enemies, weapons and equipment while combing invention and evolution together in this crafty story. Players will reveal secrets and escalate mysteries of the Borderlands universe while adventuring across unexplored new areas of Pandora. Be expecting new weapons and the same cartoon graphics as you’re getting loot and blowing a creature’s head away or, in the worse case scenario, getting your own head blown away.

RP-Rating Pending for Mature+: Mature or Above

Release Date: December, 31, 2012




2K Games plans on putting you on a bumpy ride into the clouds as they continue their Bioshock franchise with the First-Person Shooter, Bioshock Infinite. This game breaks away from the underwater setting, is set in 1912, and takes players into a floating city held aloft by dirigibles. Booker DeWitt, a disgraced former private detective, needs to find Elizabeth, a young woman who has gone gone missing, and return her unharmed. Elizabeth is being kept on this flying city. DeWitt knows how to find it, but over the years stories have been told about Columbia, once a symbol of America’s success as a nation, having unlawful heavy armament and deranged citicenry after disappearing in the clouds.

RP-Rating Pending for Mature+: Mature or Above

Release Date: December 31, 2012




Get ready for Sony Computer Entertainment’s The Last Guardian. The game is about a young boy and a gigantic, bizarre creature forming a heartfelt bond as they attempt to make their way through a very unfriendly world. You will be on your toes with this exciting and beautiful new RPG adventure game.

RP-Rating Pending for Teen+: Teen or Above

Release Date: December 31, 2012


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