2013 games you should know about

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January 9, 2013
2013 games you should know about

2013 is set to be a heavily-packed gaming year and so you don’t get overwhelmed by all the big hitters, we have listed some of the lesser-publicised games flying under the radar – Warframe, Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirrors of Fate, Puppeteer, Remember Me, and Tearaway.

Warframe

The development team behind The Darkness II, Dark Sector, and the upcoming Ster Trek game have been hard at work on Warframe – a free-to-play shooter that looks to incorporate elements of gunplay and melee-based action.

Digital Extremes has remained quiet on other details, but a trailer does show off some of the sci-fi characters and environment designs, which look uncannily like that of Dark Sector.

Learn more about Warframe in the announce article: Digital Extremes reveal new free-to-play shooter

Warframe

Castlevania Lords of Shadow: Mirrors of Fate

The Castlevania Lords of Shadow series makes its way to hand-helds with Mirrors of Fate.

This prequel brings the series’ famous action, horror and exploration elements to the 3DS, in a new 2.5D adventure.

Expect some creepy vampiric, werewolf and who-knows-what-else type of enemies to deal with.

Lords of Shadow Mirrors of Fate

Puppeteer

Puppeteer is one of the PS3 games that is slipping under the radar in 2013, and that’s a crime.

The game is inspired by the complicated art of Japanese Bunraku puppet theatre, with core gameplay elements drawing on the style of scene changes, and the use of elaborate carved heads for the puppets.

The game will introduce players to a strange and fantastic world, where the environment is constantly changing. Players will enjoy a rich, dark fairytale where surprises lurk around every corner.

James took a close look at the game when it was revealed at Gamescom 2012 – Puppeteer’s pantomime platforming perfection

Remember Me

Capcom’s new IP, Remember Me, is set in the year 2084 in the city of Neo-Paris, where you follow the story of a female protagonist named Nilin, whose memory has been erased.

The game is an action platformer, where people buy and sell memories from a company known as Memoreyes.

A unique arm gun is used as a multi-purpose weapon and traversal device within the game, and highlights the quick-moving platforming and free-flow combat on offer.

A new gameplay trailer has just been released, catch it here: Remember Me gameplay trailer shows memory-stealing action

Remember Me

Tearaway

The team behind LittleBigPlanet have been hard at work on their next title, Tearaway, which is a new IP from Media Molecule for the PS Vita platform.

Tearaway will see players take control of a character named Iota, a messenger from a paper dimension on a delivery mission.

Players will need to use intuitive touch controls and augmented reality (using the Vita’s camera) to help overcome obstacles throughout the game.

Learn more about the game here: Media Molecule announce Tearaway

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