PlayStation 3 exclusive lineup for ’11

2011 is just around the corner for the PS3 owners. This coming year Sony has got a tremendous opportunity to reach a lot more gamers by offering a diverse selection of console exclusive titles on the PlayStation 3.

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2011 is just around the corner for the PS3 owners.  This coming year Sony has got a tremendous opportunity to reach a lot more gamers by offering a diverse selection of console exclusive titles on the PlayStation 3.  As you can see below, the console will be offering a wide variety of gaming experiences from the most hardcore of FPS titles like Killzone 3, to titles specifically designed for it’s new PlayStation Move controller like Sorcery.  With so many great titles coming for the PlayStation 3 in 2011, it’s going be hard to pick and choose.  So start saving your pennies now, there are plenty of games to choose from, and these are just the games exclusive to the PS3.


Mass Effect 2  – Bioware – RPG – January 18th, 2011

Mass Effect 2 is the sequel to BioWare’s hit space-based role-playing game, Mass Effect. The first release in the Mass Effect franchise available for play on the PlayStation 3 platform, Mass Effect 2 is a single player third-person oriented adventure that allows players to experience the adventures of the fully customizable series hero Commander Shepard, as you take on a whole new adventure and a new cast of supporting characters. PS3 specific features include: a digital comic providing backstory and customization details related to the first game in the series which was not available for PS3, six hours of bonus missions in the form of three previously released DLC releases and access to all additional game content published to date on the Cerberus Network.


Uncharted 3 – Naughty Dog – Action – November 1st, 2011

A search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands” propels fortune hunter Nathan Drake on a trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake’s quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.


Killzone 3 – Guerrilla Games – FPS – February 22, 2011

Killzone 3 is the fourth release overall in the PlayStation 3 exclusive first-person shooter franchise, and contains the first integration of the PlayStation Move system into its gameplay. In it players continue the fight by a futuristic special ops team against the seemingly unstoppable Helghast Empire. Along the way players will learn more than ever before about the rabid Helghan culture, as well as become aware of an internal struggle in their ranks that may prove to be an important weakness. The game features full Playstation Move system integration throughout the game — including the Move and Navigational controllers. Additional features include: the ability to carry two primary weapons, new melee and jet pack functionality and online multiplayer support.


Little Big Planet 2 – Media Molecule – Puzzle/Platform – January  18, 2011

LittleBigPlanet 2 (LBP2) is a puzzle-platforming game for PlayStation 3 with new built-in functionality allowing players to create advanced content, including full-fledged games of all sorts, which can be shared with others within theLittleBigPlanet online network. The third game in the LittleBigPlanet franchise, the toolset within LittleBigPlanet 2 provides players with the ability to easily change the mapping of objects in-game, add abilities and non-player AI characters, create cutscenes, link levels and more. Additional features include backwards compatibility with content created with the original LittleBigPlanet game, a 50 level deep Story Mode and all new platforming gadgets.


Twisted Metal – Eat Sleep Play – Driving – TBA

Welcome to a twisted world where the drivers are insane, the explosions apocalyptic and the weapons hard core. As the ultimate automobile combat simulation for the PlayStation, Twisted Metal features all-new explosive battlegrounds and revved-up, fully armed vehicles. And watch out for the lunatic Sweet Tooth, or he’ll blow your wheels to smithereens.


Resistance 3 – Insomniac Games – FPS –  September 9, 2011

Resistance 3 is a full-featured adventure shooter based in a brutal alternative universe in which humanity is faced with a struggle for survival against a relentless alien race in a decimated America.


The Last Guardian – Team ICO – Adventure – TBA

The Last Guardian‘s story follows that of a yet-named boy that is trying to escape from a setting resembling the ruins of a large expansive castle.  The game will revolve around the developing friendship between the boy and a giant, feathered creature resembling a griffin named Trico. Trico has spears and arrows stuck in its back, and is initially bound to a chain. Later, it is freed and is shown attacking an armored soldier. Screenshots, as well as the E3 trailer, show the boy attempting to sneak past and attack other soldiers. Trico will initially be hostile to the boy, but during the course of the game, the two will develop an emotional attachment to each other. Ueda suggested there may be similar creatures like Trico in the game, but could not confirm this.


Agent – Rockstar Games – Shooter – TBA

Agent is a video game currently in development by Rockstar North for the PlayStation 3. Sony announced that Rockstar was working on a new franchise for the PlayStation 3 in July 2007 but details of the project, including its title, were not announced until June 2009 during the Sony press conference at E3.  The game is set during the Cold War and will take players into “the world of counter-intelligence, espionage and political assassinations”, according to a Rockstar press release. Rockstar has yet to reveal any details regarding the setting for the title other than the fact that it will be set in the late 1970s. Take-Two have confirmed that as of 2010, Agent is still in the development stages.


DC Universe Online – SOE – MMO – January 31, 2011

DC Universe Online brings high-energy action to the forefront with a combat system designed to deliver a fast-paced action experience with the extraordinary powers of DC Super Heroes and Villains at your disposal. DCUO offers a dramatic online setting where players battle with or against their favorite DC Super Heroes and Villains including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, and The Joker. For the very first time, players and fans will be able to enter this fabled world as an active force for good or evil. The action and drama will play out in such well-known locations such as Gotham City and Metropolis.


Disgaea 4 – NIS – Strategy – TBA

Disgaea 4 is an upcoming 2011 Tactical role-playing video game for the PlayStation 3 and is the fourth in the Disgaea series by Nippon Ichi Software. The game tells the story of Valbatoze (a vampire boy), Fenrich (a boy with wolf-like traits), and Fuuka (a girl with a Prinny-themed school uniform). The game once again takes place in the Netherworld, common in Disgaea titles, and follows the story of Valbatoze, a former tyrant and vampire who gave up on his powers and atrocities after an unknown incident. Due to the decline of his powers he was instead reduced to being the warden and Prinny Caretaker of the prison in the Netherworld. Displeased and angered at the corruption of the Netherworld’s rotten government, he rises up and seeks to overthrow it in order to take place as its Overlord. During his conquest he receives the aid of his loyal servant Fenrich, a fellow caretaker of the Prinny prison, and a young girl named Fuuka, a high-schooler who died for reasons unknown on earth and was meant to turn into a Prinny, but was simply given a hat due to the lack of Prinny skin.


Explodemon – Curve Studios – Platformer – January 2011

Explodemon! is an upcoming 2.5D platform video game in development by Curve Studios for the PlayStation 3. It will be released on the Playstation Network in Winter 2010.  Players control the titular hero, Explodemon, a superhero that uses his ability to blow himself up in order to destroy enemies and objects, propel himself through the air and solve environmental puzzles.  The developers have described the game as “a loving parody of badly translated action games and everything that they embody”


Final Fantasy Versus XIII – Square Enix – RPG – TBA

Harmony is realized in this alternate tale of Final Fantasy, developed by Square Enix. Not a sequel nor a prequel to the popular series, Final Fantasy Versus XIII unfolds a wholly independent story in another part of the universe with different characters. Set in a futuristic fantasy world resembling elements of modern day Japanese cities, Final Fantasy Versus XIII revolves around a prince, the last remaining member of a royal family, which controls the last crystal in existence. With two warring nations battling each other for dominance and the last crystal held by the kingdom, you must ensure it remains in the right hands.


Final Fantasy XIV – Square Enix – MMORPG – TBA

Embark on the myriad journeys of an epic in FINAL FANTASY XIV, the revolutionary MMORPG from Square Enix. As denizens of the new and visually stunning realm of Eorzea, players will actively engage in compelling storylines narrated through high-definition, real-time events featuring the players’ own highly personalized and versatile characters. While exploring even the farthest reaches of this magnificent world, adventurers are given the freedom to entirely alter their gameplay experience by simply swapping out equipment, and realize objectives with or without the aid of others. The entire experience is crafted to accommodate the widest variety of play styles—from the lone mercenary with only moments a day to spare, to the legion of comrades campaigning for days on end, and every combination in between. Join players from around the world in an adventure of infinite possibilities.


ICO Shadow Of Colossus Collection – Team ICO – Adventure – TBA

wo of PlayStation 2’s highly acclaimed action adventure games return and remastered in high definition for the PlayStation 3. Team ICO brings you the ICO and Shadow of Colossus Collection


inFAMOUS 2 – Sucker Punch – Action – TBA

Infamous 2 is the second chapter in the best selling franchise for the PS3 system. This immersive open world action adventure offers a realistic take on being a super hero. Blamed for the destruction of Empire City and haunted by the ghosts of his past, Cole must make a dramatic journey to discover his full super-powered potential – and face the final confrontation with a dark and terrifying enemy from his own future.


Journey – That Game Company – Adventure – TBA

It’s a journey in an online world, exploring vast sand landscapes and a “mysterious civilization”. People will be able to choose to play the game alone or with others, depending on this choice their experience will be different. Journey will be focused on making the player tiny and weak again, removing the powers acquired in their modern-day lives. Players met online will not be identified with a gamertag or username, and voice or text communication will not be possible with the other player. “It’s about two strangers who meet online. They don’t know who they are or how old they are. All they know is that is another human being.”


MLB 11 The Show – SCE San Diego – Sports – March 2011

MLB 11: The Show is an upcoming Major League Baseball video game developed by Sony Computer Entertainment and developed by Sony San Diego. The game is set to be shipped on March 8, 2011 for the PlayStation 3.  The game will be adopting the option to use analog controls, similar to what the Major League Baseball 2K series has attempted in recent years, for pitching, hitting and throwing. The game will also include a “guess pitch” option during batting, as well as improvements to the “Road to the Show” career mode and zone hitting.  A new offline and online co-op mode will be available, as well as a better online experience; one of the criticisms of previous editions was seriously lagged online play.  The game will also feature the option to utilize the PlayStation Move as well as the option to play in stereoscopic 3D.


Motorstorm Apocalypse – Evolution Studios – Driving – March 2011

Welcome to the apocalypse, MotorStorm style! The ’Stormers are now bringing the extreme MotorStorm festival to a major metropolitan city that has been ravaged by a gigantic earthquake. With all of its unstable skyscrapers, fiery subway tunnels, twisting bridges and more, the almost completely abandoned city offers the perfect playground for MotorStorm’s electric brand of brutal street racing. And with tremors and aftershocks continuing to hit the city in real-time, you never know where the race will take you.


Pixel Junk Shooter 2 – Q Games – Shooter – TBA

PixelJunk Shooter 2 was formally announced by Q-Games on May 18, 2010. The title will be the first full-fledged sequel to any PixelJunk game. Q-Games’ Dylan Cuthbert said of the title, “it will have some features that are new to the PixelJunk series in general and will be bigger than the first game”.


SOCOM 4 – Zipper Interactive – Shooter – TBA


You have six days. Six days to rescue an entire country plunged into chaos by a brutal revolution. Race against time to control a dire situation that threatens to escalate into global war. You are the legendary and fearless Operations Commander as you take command of the battlefield with your crack NATO squad. The destination is Southeast Asia. The time is now for you to take control.


Sorcery – The Workshop – Adventure – TBA

Sorcery is a single player action role-playing game (RPG) for PlayStation 3 that utilizes Sony’s PlayStation Move control system to create a dungeon crawling adventure like none before it. With the extreme motion controlled sensitivity of the PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation Eye camera peripheral accessory combination* players enter, interact with and explore a world where their growing expertise with spells and potions will be the difference between the salvation of the world and its domination. Features include a one-to-one relation between player movements to character actions, strategic spell use, transformative potions and additional support of the PlayStation Move navigation controller.


White Knight Chronicles II – Level 5 – RPG – TBA

Level 5 has announced two new characters from White Knight Chronicles 2: Miu and Scardyne. Along with the announcement the company has also revealed new details about the battle system.  Miu is a 15 year old Forian who loves to fight. She is also the granddaughter of former Foria leader Duke Durham. After Duke Durham’s death a major internal disruption in Foria put her life in grave danger. Scardyne is a Forian general who leads Miu to safety following the chaos in Foria. It’s during thier escape from Foria that the two meet up with Leonard’s party and they all end up traveling together.  New improvements are being made to the battle system which include new visual effects to attacks, a greater sense of speed thanks to an updated action gauge, and new commands such as dash and charge. Level 5 is also adding “Live Talk,” which will allow your characters to automatically make comments depending on the situations in battle.


Yakuza 4 – CS1 – Action – March 2011

Yakuza 4 picks up the story of Yakuza 3 one year later and takes the player back to Tokyo. The story starts when a man is shot to death in the ruling territory of the Tojo Clan, the organization that has featured in all games in the series to date. A small gang which belongs to Tojo Clan try to establish what happened and their leader is soon found stabbed to death. These events cause a heated battle between four men over money, power, status and honor. The truth becomes apparent as the lies, betrayals and entwined stories are revealed and when these 4 unflinching men get together, the new legend of Kamurocho is born.

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