What to Play: January 2013
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 | Release Date: January 8, 2013
Released already in Japan last July, this will be the first time gamers in the West are able to get their hands on the “groundbreaking multiplayer brawlers.” With up to 16 players in multiplayer matches, PlatinumGames is hoping Anarchy Reigns “…delivers over-the-top close combat, set in a massively open and fantastical world in a bleak, mutant-filled future.” Did I also mention it will be releasing for only $30 and includes fan-favorite characters,Bayonetta and Jack Cayman from MadWorld?
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC | Release Date: January 15, 2013
While the younger looking new design for Dante may have received an overwhelming negative reaction by fans, the presentation and gameplay looks to be at least on par with the rest of the series. With Ninja Theory at the helm, best known for the PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavenly Sword and Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, DmC: Devil May Cry has become one of our most anticipated releases of 2013. Will the younger looking Dante appeal to the younger audience as Capcom wanted, I can’t say for sure, but if the humoruos and action packed gameplay stays fresh through the entire game, we are in for a treat, Emo Dante and all.
Platforms: PlayStation 3 | Release Date: January 22, 2013
Oliver, a 13-year-old boy travels to a mystical world after a doll given to him by his month magically comes to life and his moth dies trying to rescue him for drowning. With the hope to save his mother, Oliver must use magic in the world of Ni no Kuni. With developer Level 5 working with Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni has the potential to become one of the most emotional and touching role-playing games ever released. If you think you have never heard of Studio Ghibli, you have probably seen one of their movies without even knowing it.
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 | Release Date: January 29, 2013
If Hitman: Absolution wasn’t the traditional Hitman experience you wanted, Square Enix is bringing HD ports of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts, and Hitman: Blood Money to PlayStation and the Xbox 360. All three games will have full achievement/trophy support and will be released for $39.99.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PC | Release Date: January 31, 2013
From the makers of Tropico 3 and Tropico 4, Omerta: City of Gangsters puts you in the role of the leader of a new criminal organization in Atlantic City during the 1920’s. Struggling to build your empire, you must choose all the business decions such as bribing local police officers and recruiting henchmen to carry out raids, robberies and drive-bys. Turn-based tactical missions play a major role as you issue commands to each henchman to carry out missions. Omerta: City of Gangsters also features both cooperative and competitive multiplayer with henchman that can be customized with different skills, weapons and more.
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