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Binary Domain – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 – Binary Domain is an original squad-based shooter by Toshihiro Nagoshi, the creator behind some of Sega’s most well-known video game franchises, including the critically acclaimed Yakuza series. Campaign play in Binary Domain features a trust based system in which the maintenance of relationships developed with AI squadmates are crucial if they are to follow orders. The game also features full destructible robot enemies, a wide range of weapons and a robust range of online multiplayer options.
Killzone 3 F2P Multiplayer – PSN – In the wake of Visari’s death, Helghan has devolved into a world of political scheming, rapid infighting, and murder. Now, the two most powerful men on Helghan are fighting for complete and utter dominance while Visari’s vision of Helghan is in jeopardy. With limited supplies and no re-enforcements, the ISA must now fight not to win a war, but to survive a lost one.
Nexuiz – Xbox 360 – For centuries the Kavussari and the Forsellians have waged war. They have a fragile truce but due to their seething disgust of each other they still pit their warriors against each other in arenas rather than on the fields of war. Those episodes of lethal combat are now broadcast throughout the galaxy, as entertainment… a spectacle known as… The Nexuiz Competition: An arena based first person shooter where you can alter the rules of the match and laws of physics while you dominate opponents in ever-changing hostile environments bleeding with hatred.
Hyperdimension Neptunia – PlayStation 3 – Hyper dimension Neptunia mk2 is a sequel to Hyper dimension Neptunia and contains brand new main characters, as well as returning characters, and the gameplay has been updated so as to remove the random encounter feature. New maps and a brand new world feature as well, and the cut scenes have been upgraded to 3D from the old 2D visual novel style cut scenes.
SSX – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 – SSX is a snowboarding game for Next-Gen game consoles that continues the over-the-top Arcade style fun that the long-running SSX franchise is famous for. The game features racing and trick gameplay both in single player and multiplayer options, with runs set across the mountains of the world using real-world NASA topographical data. Additional features include: new and returning franchise favorite characters, global events and the ability to race against ghost images representing a friend’s time on a run, real-world conditions like avalanches, rockslides and freezing temperatures, and more.
Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition – Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 – Following the rebirth of Mortal Kombat in 2011 Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition delivers the original critically acclaimed game all previously released downloadable content (DLC) plus digital downloads of the 2011 release of Mortal Kombat: Songs Inspired by the Warriors album with a bonus track and the 1995 Mortal Kombat film. The DLC includes fan-favorite warriors Skarlet Kenshi and Rain as well as the infamous dream stalker Freddy Krueger. The game also offers 15 Klassic Skins and three Klassic Fatalities (Scorpion Sub-Zero and Reptile). Mortal Kombat made a triumphant return to the series roots with a mature presentation and reinvented classic 2D fighting mechanic winning several Fighting Game of the Year awards.
Country Dance: Allstars – Xbox 360 – America’s hottest country music stars are headed to your living room for a brand new interactive dance experience with bonus sing-a-long features that’s packed with dozens of hits from your favorite country chart-toppers! Country Dance All Stars features more than 35 tracks from the best names in country music including 18 CMA 2011 award winners like Male and Female Vocalists of the Year Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert, Album of the Year winner Jason Aldean and Vocal Duo of the Year Lady Antebellum. Songs from mega stars Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Brooks&Dunn and Eric Church will also headline the dance party. See below for a partial list of the in-game soundtrack revealed today.
Order Up! – PlayStation 3 – See if you can run your own business without running yourself ragged in this restaurant sim that serves up addictive fast-paced action with a heaping side of frantic fun! Wait tables, cook food, and deal with hungry customers, doing your best to keep them happy and build the reputation of your new restaurant, Kung Fusion. Serve up tasty Asian fusion dishes in quick and quirky single-player action, split-screen co-op, or turn-based head-to-head multiplayer. Use classic Six Axis controls or PlayStation Move controls in a challenge where every table is a wacky new adventure.
Microsoft Flight – PC – “Microsoft Flight” is a new PC game from Microsoft Game Studios. The new title will be available on the Games for Windows – LIVE service and will bring a new perspective to the long-standing “Flight Simulator” franchise. From new game play elements and enhanced scenery and terrain to new aircraft and integrated content marketplace, it is an entirely new breed of virtual flight. The Games for Windows – LIVE platform sets the stage for all your virtual flight needs while connecting you to a global base of users, content and endless exploration. Microsoft Flight builds off its heritage of deep, immersive simulation and is redesigned to make the experience easier for virtual fliers of all interests and skills.
Vessel – PC – Built on a groundbreaking liquid-physics engine, Vessel will allow players to solve puzzles by bringing to life physically-simulated liquid (water, lava, glowing goo, chemicals and more) by animating them into living machines called Fluros that retain all the properties of the liquid they contain. Using the unique technology of the Vessel engine, these liquid creatures are like no other character in video games; each possesses a body composed entirely of physically simulated fluid that allows them unique abilities that include melting, reforming, mixing with other types of fluid, and re-growing lost limbs. Combining the properties of each fluid type with the behaviors of the liquid creatures that it comprises, players will be able solve puzzles and progress in this fantastic mechanical world.
Blacklight: Retribution – PC – Blacklight: Retribution (formerly Blacklight 2) is a first-person perspective action video game, scheduled for release on personal computer. On 14 January 2011, Zombie Inc. revealed that it would be developing the sequel to Blacklight: Tango Down with a free-to-play business model. At the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo, the company announced that Perfect World would publish Blacklight: Retribution.
Black Knight Sword – PSN – Black Knight Sword 2D is a side-scrolling platformer from Suda-51’s development house Grasshopper Manufacture.