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2012 already looks to be a blockbuster year for the gaming industry. These are the biggest games so far.


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The GamesEdit

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BioShock Infinite
Irrational Games
2012

With a mysterious city floating high above the clouds, BioShock Infinite looks to be one of the most interesting games of the year. The game is not a direct prequel to the events that take place down in Rapture, however with an early 1900s style and atmosphere, the game will take place before the first BioShock. The game is also being developed by the same team as the original BioShock, so there are plenty of reasons to be eagerly awaiting this title.

BioShock Infinite 'VGA 2011 Trailer' TRUE-HD QUALITY01:06

BioShock Infinite 'VGA 2011 Trailer' TRUE-HD QUALITY

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Borderlands 2
Gearbox Studios
Q3 2012

Crazy customization and over-the-top action is sure to return with Borderlands 2. The game will feature four all-new characters in an adventure set six years after the end of the first Borderlands. The main antagonist, Handsome Jack, will return as the head of the Hyperion corporation and the Dictator of Pandora. Team up with your friends to take him and his cronies out and restore peace to Pandora.

Borderlands 2 Teaser Trailer HD00:33

Borderlands 2 Teaser Trailer HD

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The Darkness II
Digital Extremes
February 7th, 2012

The Darkness II continues Jackie Estacado's dive into crime and Darkness with more gun fights and otherworldly attacks. The Darkness 2 will also include a separate multi-player component to the mix.



Check out more The Darkness II videos!

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Darksiders II
Vigil Games
June 2012

Darksiders II will feature a new character, with the player taking control of the horseman Death this time around instead of War. The game will still feature a similar play-style to the first game, and the developers have stated that one area of the game will be bigger than the entire area of the first Darksiders. The game also looks like it will be a launch title for Wii U, starting that console off with a hardcore gaming experience.

Darksiders 2 Exclusive Death Teaser Trailer HD01:17

Darksiders 2 Exclusive Death Teaser Trailer HD

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Diablo 3
Blizzard
Q1 2012

One of the most anticipated titles of any year, Diablo 3 looks like it will finally be released in full in the upcoming year. Set 20 years after the final events in Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction, much of the story of Diablo 3 will revolve around Archangel Tyrael and the failed invasion of Sanctuary by either Azmodan or Belial.

Diablo III Cinematic Teaser02:13

Diablo III Cinematic Teaser

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Dishonored
Bethesda Softworks
Q2 2012

A new series being published by Bethesda (Elder Scrolls, Fallout 3) with the lead designer of Deus Ex, Dishonored is a first-person stealth game that will have a Lovecraftian feel to it with some inspiration drawn from Half-Life 2. The game will take place in what looks to be a steampunk-style 1666, as the player takes control of Corvo, a bodyguard to The Empress. The Empress has been wrongly accused of the murder of Lord Regent, and it is up to Corvo to set the record straight.

Dishonored - QuakeCon 2011 Preview (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)05:02

Dishonored - QuakeCon 2011 Preview (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Final Fantasy XIII-2
Square Enix
January 31st, 2012

Set three years after the events of Final Fantasy XIII, take control of Serah as she goes searching all across time and space to reunite with her sister, Lightning. Featuring the new "Mog Clock" to change up combat, as well as a new leveling system for party members, Final Fantasy XIII-2 looks to continue the story started in Final Fantasy XIII.

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Time Travel Trailer02:02

Final Fantasy XIII-2 - Time Travel Trailer

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Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar
Possible Holiday 2012 release

Although no release date has been officially announced, Grand Theft Auto V may be coming out in 2012. Taking place in an all-new location, Los Santos and its surrounding countryside. Very few details have been released, including who the protagonist is, but seeing as how it is a new GTA game, it will be a massive success.

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer01:25

Grand Theft Auto V Trailer

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Guild Wars 2
ArenaNet
2012

A highly anticipated game for years, Guild Wars 2 looks like it will finally be released this year. The game's movement will be completely overhauled, with the addition of a z-axis for jumping, swimming, and other movements previously not available to the series. The game is going to be set roughly 250 years after the events of the Eye of the North expansion, and Tyria will be dramatically changed.



Check out more Guild Wars 2 videos!

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Halo 4
343 Industries
Holiday 2012

Developed by 343 Industries, an Microsoft internal team, Halo 4 is slated as the start of a new trilogy being dubbed the "Reclaimer Trilogy." The game will take place in the same year that Halo 3 ended in. Expect a holiday 2012 release for this game.

Halo 4 (VG) () - Awakening trailer01:31

Halo 4 (VG) () - Awakening trailer



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Hitman: Absolution
IO Interactive
2012

Hitman: Absolution will be the fifth title in the Hitman series, and will further delve into Agent 47's mysterious life. Judging by the trailers, the game will take place after the events of Hitman: Blood Money, and take place entirely within the United States.



Check out more Hitman: Absolution videos!

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
38 Studios
February 7th, 2012

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning has the potential to be absolutely awesome. The world and history has been developed by famed fantasy author R.A. Salvatore, the design and art style was created by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane, and the lead designer is Ken Rolston, the lead designer of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Only time will tell if these parts can add up to an awesome game, but things are looking good so far.

Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning Debut Trailer HD01:38

Kingdoms of Amalur Reckoning Debut Trailer HD

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The Last Guardian
Team ICO
2012

The Last Guardian, developed by legendary studio Team ICO, will be sure to push the games-as-art envelope with stunning storytelling and compelling gameplay. This game may possibly be the link we all have been waiting for between Shadow of the Colossus and ICO.

The Last Guardian Official TGS 2010 Trailer HD - Pixel Enemy01:53

The Last Guardian Official TGS 2010 Trailer HD - Pixel Enemy

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The Last of Us
Naughty Dog
Q4 2012

Naughty Dog, creators of the Uncharted series, is back with an all new IP. This time around, we have a Third-person Survival-horror action-adventure game with zombies! The Last of Us will feature two main protagonists struggling to get by in a world that has been taken back by nature.

The Last of Us VGA 2011 Trailer02:40

The Last of Us VGA 2011 Trailer

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Mass Effect 3
BioWare
March 6th, 2012

The final chapter in Commander Shepard's story against the Reapers, Mass Effect 3 will be the most ambitious game in the series. With two games worth of loose ends to tie up, loose ends that will reflect the choices made in the previous two games, there is a lot of expectations. BioWare has yet to disappoint though, and this game is sure to be another home run.

Mass Effect 3 Voice Cast Reveal04:32

Mass Effect 3 Voice Cast Reveal

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Max Payne 3
Rockstar
May 15, 2012

Developed by Rockstar Vancouver, Max Payne 3 will continue the story of Max Payne, this time in the gritty underbelly of Sau Paulo, Brazil 8 years after the events of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. This time around, Max is now a bodyguard for hire trying to right the wrongs in his life.

Max Payne 3 - Behind the Scenes - Design and Technology Targeting and Weapons03:40

Max Payne 3 - Behind the Scenes - Design and Technology Targeting and Weapons

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Ninja Gaiden III
Team Ninja
March 20th, 2012

Ryu is back in Ninja Gaiden 3, and this time around, the story will focus on his past. With more of an emphasis on the story, the gameplay is going to be toned down a little to a more manageable difficulty.

TGS 2011 Ninja Gaiden III - Consequence Trailer (PS3, Xbox 360)01:37

TGS 2011 Ninja Gaiden III - Consequence Trailer (PS3, Xbox 360)

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Street Fighter x Tekken
Capcom
March 6th, 2012

Finally, a clash between two of the greatest franchises in the fighting world! Street Fighter X Tekken will feature characters from both series in a 2D fighting game.

Street Fighter X Tekken Pandora trailer04:27

Street Fighter X Tekken Pandora trailer

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Tomb Raider
Crystal Dynamics
Q3 2012

Lara Croft is all new in this series reboot. As a 21 year-old fresh out of the academy, Lara Croft finds herself in danger on a mysterious island off the coast of Japan. The game will be grittier and more intense than the previous games in the series.

Tomb Raider Official Trailer (E3 2011)03:06

Tomb Raider Official Trailer (E3 2011)

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Uncharted: Golden Abyss
SCE Bend Studio
February 22nd, 2012

Nathan Drake is back in this new PS Vita game that features Drake in his usual treasure-hunting ways. The treasure this time around is from a mysterious ancient Spanish organization. The game will be set before the events of the first Uncharted game, and will provide some back story on Drake.

Uncharted Golden Abyss Gameplay Trailer (E3 2011)04:44

Uncharted Golden Abyss Gameplay Trailer (E3 2011)

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Saints Row: The Fourth
Voltion Games
Late 2012, Early 2013

After the success of Saints Row: The Third, the day later Saints Row: The Fourth has been confirmed, and V-Singular, the community manager at the official forums, said the game was being worked on side-by-side with Saints Row: The Third, and the possible release date will be Winter 2012. In total, this will be the 5th game in the series. (In order: SR1, SR2, SR Total Warfare, SR3, SR4).


A design document may of possibly leaked as well, reported by a few members on the official forums. Download

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Prototype 2
Radical Entertainment
April 24, 2012

Sgt. James Heller is on a hunt to kill Alex Mercer the anti-hero from the first game. However, Mercer has plans of his own for New York City. In this sequel to the 2009's hit-game, find out what caused Alex Mercer to loose his faith in humanity and made him spread the virus he once fought to contain.

Prototype 2 OFFICIAL trailer (2012)01:35

Prototype 2 OFFICIAL trailer (2012)

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Resident Evil 6
Capcom
November 20, 2012

It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

Resident Evil 6 reveal trailer03:25

Resident Evil 6 reveal trailer

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