Game of Thrones is an upcoming action RPG based on the award-winning A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy saga by George R. R. Martin. The game is developed by Cyanide studio and published by Atlus (North America) and Focus Home Interactive (Europe). It uses Unreal Engine 3 graphics.
Game of Thrones RPG lets you to play two original characters and visit many familiar regions of Westeros during its 30 hours of gameplay. The two playable protagonists can be customized by choosing a class, skills, equipment, and so on. According to the publisher’s website, character interaction is an important aspect of the game, and dialogue can help you solve problems and complete your goals without resorting to violence.
The unexpectedly successful and highly entertaining shooter Borderlands is getting a sequel this September. Borderlands 2 brings new characters and skills, improved vehicles, and a whole lot more weapons as well as other items. Plot-wise, the game picks up 5 years after the events in the original, and tasks the players with killing Handsome Jack, the dictator of Pandora.
Borderlands 2 retains the unique visual style of the first game, something that no doubt contributed to the title’s popularity. Just like the original, the sequel also offers a four-player co-op mode. Overall, the game should play similarly to Borderlands – except it is “bigger, better, and more badass”.
- Release date
Aug 14, 2012
Darksiders II is a multiplatform action-adventure game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. This Darksiders sequel takes place during the events of the first game, but puts you in the role of a different Horseman of the Apocalypse – Death. The Horseman sets out to prove the innocence of his brother, War, and believes he can accomplish this by resurrecting the mankind.
The game features a number of improvements over its predecessor. For one, the world of Darksiders II is twice the size of the original. Some RPG elements are introduced, such as skill trees and loot drops. DII still lacks a multiplayer mode, however.
Starhawk is a PS3-exclusive third-person shooter, set to release in May 2012. Similarly to its predecessor, Warhawk, the game offers split-screen and online multiplayer. New additions include a single player story mode, and a Build n’ Battle system which allows the players to call down various structures from the orbiting ship, giving the game some RTS flavor.
Starhawk takes place in a sci-fi universe, where two factions – Rifters and Outcasts – clash over control of Rift Energy. Players can fight on foot or use various vehicles to do battle on the ground and in the air. Both competitive and co-op multiplayer modes are available.
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- Release date
May 1, 2012 (US)
May 3, 2012 (EU)
TERA (full name “The Exiled Realm of Arborea”) is a Korean MMORPG that is being published in the United States by En Masse Entertainment, and in Europe by Frogster Interactive Pictures. It is a promising game with a number of interesting features: a combat system reminiscent of action games (cross-hair aiming, dodging, and blocking), an intricate political structure, Unreal Engine 3 graphics, and more.
The game offers 7 distinct races and 8 classes to choose from. Significant character customization is offered, both during character creation, and later on in game through armor dyes and remodeling. Besides appearance, players can further customize the abilities of their character by equipping Glyphs (which modify skills in different ways) and socketing crystals in armor and weapons in order to boost their stats.
- Release date
Apr 24, 2012
Jul 31, 2012 (US)
Aug 3, 2012 (EU)
Risen 2: Dark Waters is a sequel to the action RPG Risen by a German game studio Piranha Bytes. Compared to its predecessor, the game features a larger world with more areas and quests, and the option to use firearms in addition to magic. The animations are also improved, despite using the same graphics engine. Unlike the first title, Risen 2 runs on Windows, Xbox 360, and Playstation 3 platforms.
Risen 2 picks up where the original left off, and the players step into the shoes of the Nameless Hero again. The main character now wears a eye-patch because of the injury he received during his fight against the Titan in Risen 1. The story is said to start with Commandant Carlos requesting your help with rescuing sailors of a sunken ship. You will meet several characters from the first game (such as Patty), as well as many new ones.