The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition

The Witcher 2 Enhanced Edition Box Art

The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings, one of the best RPGs in the last few years, is getting an Xbox 360 release in April. Titled “The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings Enhanced Edition”, the game includes lots of extra content: new areas, quests, characters, voice acting, and cinematic cutscenes.

The game was a hit among PC gamers due to its captivating storyline and great graphics, although there were some complaints about the combat system and the learning curve. CD Projekt RED has addressed these concerns, making certain parts of the game easier than in the PC version.

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Silent Hill: Downpour

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Silent Hill: Downpour is the eighth installment in the series. It is developed by a Czech studio, Vatra Games, and published by Konami. The game’s plot is unrelated to its predecessors, and centers around Murphy Pendleton – a convict who escaped when the bus transporting him crashed.

According to game producer Tomm Hulett, SH: Downpour takes place to the south-east of Toluca lake, a region that wasn’t explored in the previous Silent Hill titles. Unlike the previous installment, the game has a combat element, although Murphy is only be able to carry a single firearm and melee weapon. The weapons also deteriorate with usage.

Similarly to the previous installments, the game features multiple endings and involves puzzles, monster fights, and exploration. It’s also worth mentioning that Downpour is the first Silent Hill game to support stereoscopic 3D.

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Yakuza: Dead Souls

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Yakuza: Dead Souls is a PS3-exclusive action-adventure game from SEGA. After a zombie outbreak in Kamurocho which leaves the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force decimated, the task of protecting the district falls to the four characters from the Yakuza series (Kazuma Kiryu, Goro Majima, Ryuji Goda, and Shun Akiyama).

Dead Souls is the first installment of the franchise to focus on guns, and includes pistols, machine guns, and even rocket launchers. The enemies include both regular zombies and fantastic bosses that are much harder to kill.

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Prototype 2

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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

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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

Soul Calibur V Box Art

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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