Prototype 2

Prototype 2 is an upcoming open-world action game from Canadian Radical Entertainment studio. It picks up 14 months after the events of the original game, and features a new protagonist: Sergeant James Heller, who lost his wife and daughter in a Blacklight virus outbreak.

Volunteering for a Red Zone patrol, Heller barely survives an ambush which leaves his entire squad dead. Alex Mercer saves the man by infecting him with the Blacklight virus, and Heller soon develops incredible powers not unlike those of Mercer himself. Blaming Mercer for the death of his family, an enraged Sgt. Heller sets out to destroy him, and everyone else who stands in his way.

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Mass Effect 3

Mass Effect 3 is the final installment in Bioware’s critically acclaimed sci-fi saga. Having defeated the Collectors in the previous game, Commander Shepard now has to face the real enemy – the Reapers. The machine race invades the galaxy, and Earth is the first world to fall. Predictably, it’s up to Shepard to rally the galactic civilizations against the most powerful enemy they ever faced.

Since ME3 is the last part of the series, your choices have a much bigger impact on the story. You can import save data from the previous two games, so the fate of the galaxy depends on your actions throughout the entire trilogy. According to Bioware, one of the endings even has Shepard losing to Reapers, thus dooming all intelligent life to extinction.

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Gamestop Coupon Codes for January 2012

Update: two new Gamestop coupons have just been released. Use code “HAWTD” to save 10% on in-stock merchandise totaling $79.99 and more. Use coupon code “TEBO” and get $15 off new video games priced $59.99 or higher. Both of these promo codes are valid until the end of the month. More information can be found below:

Gamestop - January 2012 Coupons

As usual, enter these in the “Promotional Code” field when shopping online at Gamestop.com. In addition, check out their “Buy 2 Used, Get 1 Free” sale.

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Soul Calibur V

SoulCalibur V is an upcoming console fighting game from the popular SoulCalibur franchise by Namco Bandai. It offers a roster of about 30 fighters, half of which are new. The game also includes a guest character: master assassin Ezio Auditore, the protagonist of Assassin’s Creed series.

SCV makes numerous changes to the gameplay compared to the previous installment, such as replacing the Soul Gauge with a new Critical Gauge that needs to be charged up, and can be used to perform powerful Critical Edge attacks. Guard Impacts also work differently, and block attacks regardless of their height. New in Soul Calibur V is the Quick Step mechanic, which allows you to sidestep and dodge vertical attacks.

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FIFA Street

FIFA Street is an upcoming street soccer game from EA Sports. This game is the fourth in the series, but it is titled simply FIFA Street as it signifies a reboot of the franchise. Like the previous installments, FIFA Street offers multiple game modes involving small teams of up to 6 players, as well as one-on-one games. Unlike its predecessors, however, it features a more realistic visual style and uses the same engine as FIFA 12.

According to EA, FIFA Street 4 offers twice as many tricks as FIFA 12 does, and introduces a new Street Ball Control system. The game features a large number of world’s best soccer players, and 35 diverse locations to play in. Speaking of players and locations, preordering the game will get you some additional ones.

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Ninja Gaiden 3

Ninja Gaiden 3 is an upcoming sequel to the Ninja Gaiden series which follows the protagonist, Ryu Hayabusa, as he hacks and slashes his way through hordes of enemies. It takes place after the events of Ninja Gaiden II and is said to explore Ryu’s human side and reveal the person behind the mask.

Ninja Gaiden games are known for being notoriously difficult, but NG3 features a new Hero mode which allows more casual players to sail through the game thanks to automatic blocking and evading. Hardcore gamers needn’t worry, however – there’s still the “Master Ninja” mode for those who enjoy a challenge.

Another interesting addition to NG3 is the online multiplayer. It includes both competitive (4 vs 4 Team Deathmatch and Battle Royale) as well as co-op modes.

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Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City

  • Genre
    Shooter
  • Platform
    PS3, X360, PC
  • Release date
    Consoles:
    Mar 20, 2012 (US)
    Mar 23, 2012 (EU)
    Windows:
    May 18, 2012

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is an upcoming squad-based shooter game developed by Capcom and Slant Six Games. It takes place in the same time period as Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3: Nemesis do, and, like the name suggests, is set in Raccoon City.

The player steps into the shoes of an Umbrella Security Service officer, tasked with destroying any evidence of Umbrella Corporation’s illegal research. The game is said to allow the player to diverge from Resident Evil canon, such as killing Leon or Clair.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City pits the player against survivors of the T-Virus outbreak, zombies and other mutated enemies, and the U.S. Special Ops who aim to expose Umbrella’s crimes. Besides the single-player campaign, the game also offers several competitive multiplayer modes.

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