Tomb Raider Box Art

The upcoming 2013 Tomb Raider game is a reboot of the franchise, unrelated plot-wise to its predecessors. The story begins with the 21-year-old heroine Lara Croft getting stranded on a remote tropical island after a shipwreck. Waking up in a coastal cave, the young woman immediately has to fight for her life. Combat is an important part of the game, but so are the series trademark puzzles and exploring.

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter Box Art

MoH: Warfighter is an upcoming sequel to the 2010 Medal of Honor game. It uses an improved Frostbite 2 graphics engine and features additions like Dynamic Door Breach and destructible environments. The game is developed with help from actual Tier 1 operators and includes real world locations, making it one of the most authentic first-person shooters. The multiplayer gives you a selection off 6 classes and twelve factions, plus several different game modes to choose from.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted Box Art

EA’s new Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a reboot of the 2005 game of the same title. It shares many features with its predecessor, including a Blacklist of racers and cop chases. The game has an open-world environment; for example, the players can choose their own routes from start to finish during races, and there are supercars hidden in secret locations around the city to discover.

The multiplayer aspect of the game is also updated. Autolog 2 leaderboards compare your achievements in both single player and multiplayer modes. Perhaps the most interesting addition is the CloudCompete system, which lets you switch between different platforms without losing your progress in Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

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007 Legends Box Art

007 Legends is a multiplatform action-adventure game which combines stories from 6 James Bond movies starting with Moonraker (1979) and ending with the upcoming Skyfall (2012). The storylines from older movies are adapted to a modern-day setting, and James Bond is voiced by Daniel Craig throughout the game.

This isn’t the first James Bond game from Eurocom developers. GoldenEye 007: Reloaded, which released for Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms last year, received mostly positive reviews from the critics. Similarly to GoldenEye 007, 007 Legends includes MI6 Ops missions in addition to its main campaign. A multiplayer mode is also present, and pre-ordering the game will net you some bonuses for it.

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Box Art
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    Jan 22, 2013 (US)
    Jan 25, 2013 (EU)

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an upcoming RPG developed by Level-5 in collaboration with the famous anime company, Studio Ghibli. The game follows a 13-year-old boy, Oliver, who enters the magical world of Ni no Kuni to bring his mother back from the dead. Oliver is accompanied by a fairy named Drippy, and possesses a book which allows him to use magic.

As expected of Studio Ghibli, the game has amazing visuals which fit perfectly with the fantastic world created by Level-5. The beautiful lands of Ni no Kuni are far from safe, however: Oliver will have to face many dangerous enemies. Luckily, there also are characters who will join him on his quest – up to a maximum party size of three. The battle mode is largely turn-based as is typical for JRPGs, but it is possible to move to avoid attacks and collect health orbs in real time.

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Two new GameStop coupons have just been announced. They last from July to the first half of August. The savings aren’t very big this time, but every bit helps, right?

  • SKVADER: use this code to get a $5 discount on in-stock games and accessories worth $59.99 or more in total. The code expires on 6th August.
  • IGOPOGO: this coupon will give you a $10 discount on in-stock games if your order is at least $79.99 in value. It expires on August 16th.
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Forza Horizon Box Art

Forza Horizon is the next installment in the well-established Xbox 360 racing game franchise. It is considered a spin-off from the main series, as this title is the first one to feature an open world where you can drive around and challenge other drivers. The game’s premise is as follows: you are at a fictional “Horizon” music festival in Colorado, and your goal is becoming the King of said festival. This can be achieved by winning races, performing stunts, completing challenges, and so on. Fitting with the setting, the game’s soundtrack includes music from several famous artists.

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