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Far Cry 3 Pre-Order Bonuses

Far Cry 3 is an upcoming open-world FPS game from Ubisoft. Like the first game in the series, FC3 takes place on a tropical island. You play as Jason Brody, a tourist stranded on a remote island chain inhabited by violent (and often insane) locals. Your goal is to survive, find your friends, and escape the tropical hell.

In addition to the single-player campaign, Far Cry 3 features team-based multiplayer modes such as Domination and Firestorm. Like its predecessors, the game also offers a map editor for both PC and the consoles.

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Hitman: Absolution Pre-Order Bonuses

IO Interactive is currently working on the fifth installment of Hitman for Windows and consoles. Titled Hitman: Absolution, the game mixes familiar stealth mechanics with new gameplay features like improvised weapons and “Instinct Mode”. The latter allows the player to spot enemies through walls and see their patrol paths.

As for the story, it is supposed to be quite a bit more personal than that of the previous Hitman titles. Betrayed by people he trusted, Agent 47 is on the run and in search for answers. The game’s lead producer says this will let the players learn more about the protagonist’s character as he makes his own decisions.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Pre-Order Bonuses

Black Ops 2 is an upcoming FPS from the ever-popular Call of Duty series. It is a direct sequel to the original Black Ops. The single-player campaign features two different timelines: the late 1980’s with Alex Mason as the protagonist, and year 2025 where you play as his son, David Mason. Most of the story takes place during the latter timeline, where United States and China are locked in a conflict over rare earth elements.

BO2 introduces a number of features previously unseen in any Call of Duty game. Perhaps the biggest addition is the branching storyline: your choices and performance actually affect the ending of the game, and even the conclusion of the second Cold War. There’s also a new type of mission called Strike Force, where you have to achieve various objectives using a limited amount of units (that you can switch between at will). It goes without saying that the battlefield itself looks quite different in the future, with unmanned combat drones, airships, and even robots fighting alongside regular soldiers.

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Halo 4 Pre-Order Bonuses

Halo 4 is the next installment in the massively popular Halo franchise, and the first game in the series to be developed by Microsoft’s 343 Industries. It is a direct sequel to Halo 3, and the beginning of the new Reclaimer Trilogy with Master Chief as the protagonist. The game features an engaging story which explores the legacy of the Forerunners, and improved visuals and sound for better immersion. Xbox Live Gold subscribers can also enjoy episodic Spartan Ops missions, playing cooperatively and competing for the highest score.

Besides the aforementioned Spartan Ops, Halo 4 adds lots of fresh multiplayer features, including new modes, weapons, vehicles, and a perk system. The levels are said to be larger than before, and designed from ground up with competitive gameplay in mind. It’s also possible to customize the armor of the new SPARTAN-IVs to a greater degree.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted

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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Assassin’s Creed 3 Pre-Order Bonuses

Assassin’s Creed III is the next installment in the popular action game franchise. It is said to conclude the story of Desmond Miles, who once again enters the Animus to experience the life of his ancestor. This time he’s sent back to live as Connor Kenway, a half-English, half-Mohawk assassin who fought in the the American Revolutionary War. Connor uses a variety of weapons like a tomahawk, knife, fintlock pistols, and, of course, the signature Hidden Blade.

The game runs on a new graphics engine, resulting in better visuals and allowing Ubisoft to incorporate seasonal weather changes into the game. The combat and stealth systems are remade, and include a lot of new features unseen in previous AC titles. Assassin’s Creed 3 also has a multiplayer aspect.

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Medal of Honor: Warfighter Pre-Order Bonuses

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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Forza Horizon

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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007 Legends Pre-Order Bonuses

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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Dishonored Pre-Order Bonuses

Dishonored is a multi-platform action game set in a steampunk fantasy world. It is developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda. The game follows Corvo Atano, an ex-bodyguard who was framed by the Lord Regent for the murder of the Empress. Corvo possesses various combat skills as well as supernatural powers, which he employs to get revenge on the usurper of the throne.

Dishonored features an open world which you can explore at your leisure, although most of the game takes part in the industrial city of Dunwall. The game uses a first-person perspective. Its combat system places an emphasis on stealth and using the environment to your advantage. One example given by the developers is Corvo using his magic powers to freeze time, throwing a bunch of objects to distract the guards, and then running away in the opposite direction.

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NBA 2K13 Pre-Order Bonuses

NBA 2K13 is an upcoming basketball simulator from 2K Sports. It is available in two editions: regular and Dynasty. The game’s cover features Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Derrick Rose.

NBA 2K13 is said to include new gameplay features and an improved My Player mode. One of these new features is the NBA All-Star Weekend with contests like Slam Dunk and Three Point Shootout. Do note that you’ll have to pre-order the game in order to get these events (more on that below).

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Resident Evil 6 Pre-Order Bonuses

RE6 is the newest Resident Evil installment that takes place in 2013, more than 14 years after the Raccoon City incident. The game features both Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield as playable characters. The third protagonist is Jake Muller – a mercenary and the son of Albert Wesker. The characters start out in the United States, China, and Eastern Europe, respectively, but eventually all three storylines converge in China. According to the devs, that is where most of the action is going to take place.

Resident Evil 6 plays like a third-person shooter with an over-the-shoulder camera. The game finally allows the players to move while shooting. It is also possible to dodge to the sides and take cover behind objects. The game includes splitscreen and online co-op, as well as competitive multiplayer.

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Dead or Alive 5 Pre-Order Bonuses

It’s been a while since the last DoA game for home consoles, but gamers will soon be able to enjoy the latest offering from Team Ninja and Tecmo Koei. Dead or Alive 5 features gameplay improvements, a more realistic visual style, and interactive stages which allow the players to use the environment to their advantage. Judging by the information found in the NG3 executable, the new DoA installment has a roster of 25 fighters, including comfirmed guest characters Akira Yuki and Sarah Bryant from Virtua Fighter.

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FIFA 13 is the next title in the popular soccer video game series from EA. The game brings improvements to the offensive AI, player impact engine, and the free kick system. First touch control feature introduces unpredictability when receiving a pass, and makes ball control more realistic. EA also promises more accurate 3D likenesses of the players in FIFA Soccer 13.

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Borderlands 2 Pre-Order Bonuses

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”.

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NHL 13

Hockey fans are eagerly awaiting the release of NHL 13, the next installment in the popular sports simulator series developed by EA Canada. EA states that NHL 13 features revamped gameplay and “the biggest innovation for the franchise in six years”. The game includes two new modes: GM Connected (a redone GM Mode) and NHL Moments Live, which lets you replay some historic NHL matches. Other improvements include a smarter AI and a new skating system – “True Performance Skating” – based on real-world physics.

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Madden NFL 13 Pre-Order Bonuses

Madden NFL 13 is an upcoming football simulator from EA’s highly popular Madden NFL series. The game features improved play action, a new pass-ready system, better AI, and motion blur effect to give a true sense of speed. In addition, EA developers are adding more quick cutscenes to make the game look similar to a live TV broadcast. Madden NFL 13 also boasts a new Connected Careers mode which merges Franchise, Online Franchise, and Superstar modes from the previous titles. Finally, the new Infinity Engine brings real-time physics to the game.

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Fall of Cybertron is an upcoming third-person shooter, and a direct sequel to the 2010 title War for Cybertron. Like its predecessor, the game is developed by High Moon Studios and published by Activision. It runs on Unreal Engine 3 and features both single player and multiplayer modes. The former depicts the final battle between Autobots and Decepticons, and, like the title suggests, the destruction of their home planet – Cybertron. Each playable Transformer in the game has a unique ability or a weapon. Players can also buy and upgrade their gear.

The multiplayer of Transformers: Fall of Cybertron features the same classes (Scientist, Infiltrator, Destroyer and Titan) that determine what you transform into, but character creator is vastly improved. Players can create their own characters from scratch by combining body parts, choosing weapons, and picking a paint job.

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Sleeping Dogs Pre-Order Deals

Sleeping Dogs (previously known as True Crime: Hong Kong) is an open-world action game developed by United Front Games and Square Enix London, and published by Square Enix. You can think of it as GTA set in Hong Kong: there’s gunfights, street races, and melee combat. The latter is a lot more complex than in Grand Theft Auto series, and is said to borrow from Batman: Arkham City. Players can perform badass martial arts moves, and use the environment to their advantage. Furthermore, it is possible to enter bullet time when shooting, and destroy your enemies in action movie style.

The game puts you into the shoes of Wei Shen, a cop attempting to infiltrate the Triads. In addition to the dramatic storyline there’s lots of side missions and other activities for you to take part in, such as street races, gambling, and even fight clubs.

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Darksiders II Pre-Order Bonuses

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.

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