Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning

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Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is an upcoming fantasy RPG from 38 Studios and Big Huge Games. According to this preview at RPGFan.com, the game has four playable races, five distinct regions, and over a hundred secondary quests, giving the players a good incentive to explore. It also features a unique advancement system which uses unlockable “destinies” instead of the traditional classes.

There are some big names working on this title: Ken Rolston, the lead designer of Morrowind & Oblivion; bestselling fantasy author R.A. Salvatore; and Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn comics. Considering all this talent and the promises of a complex RPG system, deep storyline, and engaging combat, Reckoning is definitely something RPG fans should take note of.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

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Capcom’s remake of the fairly well-received Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds brings eight new stages, balance improvements, and various interface and character tweaks. The game increases the total number of playable characters to 50, adding fighters like Strider and Phoenix Wright from Capcom, and Ghost Rider and Hawkeye from Marvel universes.

The online aspect of the game – something that a lot of MvC3 players found lacking – is also getting upgraded, including a new Spectator mode. The core gameplay mechanics remain the same, although there are some changes to the way aerial exchange and X-Factor work.

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Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

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  • Genre
    Flight Combat
  • Platform
    PS3, Xbox 360
  • Release date
    Oct 11, 2011 (NA)
    Oct 14, 2011 (EU)

Assault Horizon is an upcoming title in the popular Ace Combat flight arcade / simulator series from Namco Bandai Games. It takes place in year 2015, putting the player into the shoes of a 108th Task Force veteran pilot, William Bishop. The said military unit is a part of NATO forces and is on a mission to stop a dangerous insurgent group in Africa.

The game features an improved physics engine, which allows for more realistic destruction of aircraft and buildings. It offers two control schemes: “Original”, which is similar to “Expert” in previous Ace Combat titles, and “Optimum”, the default mode designed to use with the new Close Range Assault system. In addition to these changes, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon will also let you pilot helicopters and bombers for the first time.

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Upcoming Game List

Today I’d like to introduce a small new feature here at game-preorders.com: the upcoming games list. When you navigate our site using the menu on the right, the articles get sorted by their publish date like on a regular blog. On the other hand, this new list shows games arranged by their release date, which is much more convenient when you want to see which titles are coming out soon. You can also filter the results by platform (multiplat games will be included as well). The list can be found at the following URL:

https://gamepreorders.com/upcoming

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Need for Speed: The Run

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Need for Speed: The Run is the next installment in the seemingly endless NFS series from EA. This new racer is developed by EA Black Box and uses Frostbite 2, the much-touted graphics engine of Battlefield 3. The game is said to feature on-foot scenes and a cinematic storyline.

Need for Speed: The Run centers around an illicit street race across the US, in various settings ranging from urban to desert and icy mountains. The story follows protagonist Jack Rourke (voiced by Sean Faris) who is in debt to the Mob and has to win the Run – the titular race from San Francisco to New York – to pay them off. In the best traditions of Hot Pursuit, he will have to do that while being chased by both the Mob and the police.

Other notable features include unlockable cars and challenges, online matches for up to 16 players, and improved Autolog network for sharing your progress with friends. One of the downsides of The Run is that it won’t offer any car customization.

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UFC Undisputed 3

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UFC Undisputed 3 is an upcoming MMA simulator from a Japanese game studio Yuke’s. It is published by THQ, which has an exclusive agreement with Zuffa, LLC to release UFC-based games until 2018.

The game offers a number of changes and improvements over its predecessors, UFC Undisputed 2009 and 2010. You’ll be able to play over 150 UFC fighters, including the new featherweight and bantamweight classes. UFC Undisputed 3 also features a Pride mode with its own authentic environments, commentators, and rules (such as allowing brutal soccer kicks and head stomps).

On the technical side, there’s graphical improvements, new camera positions, fighter entrances, and a new Amateur control scheme to make the game more accessible to new players. Finally, the online aspect of the game is also getting a revamp.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Box Art

CoD: MW3 is an upcoming first-person shooter game developed by Infinity Ward with assistance from two other Activision-owned game studios: Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software. The game is set to release in November this year for all three major platforms.

Like its predecessor, Modern Warfare 3 will offer a single-player campaign and a multiplayer, which will have an improved ranking and unlocks system. The game will also feature a new Spec Ops co-op mode where two players will have to fight waves of increasingly stronger enemies. The single-player story will continue right after the events in Modern Warfare 2. MW3 is also going to use the same engine as the previous game.

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