February is looking to be a stellar month on the gaming calendar, with Dead Space 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Crysis 3, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Rayman Legends bringing the heat.
Dead Space 3 – (8 February 2013)
Dead Space 3 finally touches down this month, as the galaxy’s most unfortunate engineer Isaac Clark returns to try destroy the markers once and for all.
Dead Space 3 isn’t as lonely as the previous titles were, as the third iteration introduces some gnarly co-op play, so you get to share the scares with a friend. But don’t make the mistake of thinking the game will be any less terrifying.
While the game has supposedly shifted away from survival-horror and the crushing sense of claustraphobia to a more action-oriented shoot-fest with a friend, series developer Visceral Games is promising all-new Necromorphs, gigantic boss creatures, and even misguided zealot humans.
Aliens: Colonial Marines – (12 February 2013)
Xenomorph killing returns this month, after being in development for an excessively long time.
Developed by Gearbox Software, Aliens: Colonial Marines promises a suspense and adrenaline-filled single-player experience, along with a 4-player drop-in drop-out cooperative campaign and competitive multiplayer mode.
Players will have to work together and watch each other’s backs, as those pesky limb-tearing, acid-blooded baddies seem to appear out of everywhere.
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance – (22 February 2013)
Instead of Snake, Raiden will step into the limelight in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and players can soon get their hands on some sword-slashing action when it drops this February.
Being developed by Platinum Games (Vanquish, Bayonetta), the goal for Rising was to allow players to actually do the things that gamers could only watch in cutscenes in previous Metal Gear games.
So prepare to slice through walls, enemies, helicopters and just about anything you can imagine.
SA gamers will be glad to know that the Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Limited Edition has been confirmed for SA. There are two different pre-order options available.
Check out more Metal Gear Rising: Revengence coverage.
Crysis 3 – (22 February 2013)
The third primary instalment of the Crysis series (a spinoff, Crysis: Warhead, was released after the first game) will pick up after the events of Crysis 2, where Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation’s motives for building giant, area-separating quarantine, Nanodomes, which are the corporation’s attempt to seize valuable technology for their own use.
In order to deal with the threats that lie within the domes, Prophet will have to make use of a combination of high-tech human and alien weaponry, including the lethal composite bow.
Crysis 3 will undoubtedly impress visually, but let’s hope to see a lot more gameplay the game has to offer at Gamescom.
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Rayman Legends – (28 February 2013)
Rayman Legends will look to follow-up the stellar, but underrated, Rayman Origins, which released in 2012.
The upcoming platforming adventure is being developed by Ubisoft Montpellier, and is currently scheduled to release on Wii U, which will allow for co-op of up to 5 players.
The game will utilise the new Pro Controller and Wii U’s new touch-screen GamePad, as players can manipulate platforms and the environment using touch, along with a special character created purely to use the functionality of the Wii U GamePad.
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