Games of 2012

As 2011 comes to an end, it seems as though it was a year of major releases, one right after another. Next year is looking to be yet another promising year for gamers and the video game industry with a number of highly anticipated sequels and original games to hit shelves. Here is a preview of some of those games.

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City – (TBA)

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Operation Raccoon City takes place two years after the events in Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3. In this game, the people of Raccoon City have been infected with the T-Virus. Gamers will get a treat because the game allows them to make major what-if decisions with the ability to kill off a major character from Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 4.

Mass Effect 3 – (March 6)

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Once gain, players get to take on the role of Commander Sheppard. The game takes place after the DLC expansion for Mass Effect 2 where Sheppard continues to fight the Reapers and uncover their ever evolving plot. The game is expected to have improved AI and cover commands. The game will also allow players to continue playing even once the story has ended, adding a new depth to the game.

Halo 4 – (TBA)

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This is to be the latest installment of the Halo series. While not much has been released about the latest in the Halo franchise, what is known is that a new developer is in charge of this and it’s expected to be a brand new trilogy.

Prototype 2 – (TBA)

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This second game in the series follows a new protagonist, Sergeant James Heller. Heller is on a quest to hunt down and kill the blacklight virus. His thirst for revenge is driven by the death of his family and his target is Mercer, the protagonist of the last game. Heller will be able to do anything Mercer was capable of doing in Prototype.

Diablo III – (TBA)

Diablo is back, and this third game in the series revolves around the dark world of Sanctuary. The threat in the last game was conquered by a handful of unnamed heroes who have since gone mad with their experience on the battlefield. The game features five character classes: wizard, witch doctor, barbarian, monk and demon hunter, each of which has their own specialties

These games show how promising the new year is going to be for gamers with highly anticipated sequels that are sure to be a desired addition to any collection. It’ll be interesting to see if next year is as full of innovation as this year has been.