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With so many games being released this month they can’t all be contained in just one article. If you thought there were enough good games coming out in the first part, wait until you see the games in this one.
(8/13/Tuesday) “Payday 2″ (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
(8/20/Tuesday) “The Bureau: XCOM Declassified” (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
(8/27/Tuesday) “Lost Planet 3″ (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
“Payday 2” is the sequel to “Payday: The Heist” and is developed by Overkill Software. Several mechanics from the previous game have been improved such as the gun combat and the stealth mechanic being given more emphasis. New to the game will be the Crime Net, which will unlock certain heists depending on how some heists were finished. There will also be four different skill trees: Enforcer, Ghost, Mastermind, and Technician.
“The Bureau: XCOM Declassified” is a first-person shooter game in the XCOM series and is developed by 2K Marin. The game is set in the United States in 1962 where the player is tasked with investigating and stopping an alien invasion. The game will also explore cultural tensions present in the 1960s.
“Lost Planet 3” is the prequel to “Lost Planet: Extreme Condition” and “Lost Planet 2,” and is developed by Spark Unlimited. The game will be more similar to the first game with a more story-driven narrative. The player will also have the ability to choose whether to take on the core quests or side quests. The game also adds more RPG-like elements such as side-quests, upgrading equipment, and building your own bipedal rigs.
(8/6/Tuesday) “Disney’s Planes” (Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS)
(8/18/Sunday) “Disney Infinity” (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PC)
(8/20/Tuesday) “Saints Row IV” (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
(8/20/Tuesday) “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist” (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U)
(8/27/Tuesday) “Killer Is Dead” (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
“Disney’s Planes” is a game based on the movie of the same name and is developed by Disney Interactive. The game will be released for the Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo DS.
“Disney Infinity” is a platformer game and is developed by Avalanche Software. The game uses physical toys to create characters. The game will feature open world creation and story-drive gameplay. There are two main modes: Play Set and Toy Box. Toy Box mode will allow the player to create their own game in an open-world arena. Play Set Mode has a specific Disney/Pixar movie and character.
“Saints Row IV” is the fourth game in the Saints Row series and is published by Volition Inc. and High Voltage. The game takes place five years after the ending of “Saints Row: The Third,” in which the leader of the Third Street Saints is elected President of the United States. Not soon after aliens invade and the player must use their super powers to protect their country from the alien menace.
“Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist” is the sixth game in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell series and will be a sequel to “Splinter Cell: Conviction.” The game is developed Ubisoft Toronto and Ubisoft Shanghai for the Wii U version. This game introduces a new game mechanic called Killing in Motion which allows the player to highlight targets and take them out in quick succession. On the Xbox 360 version, the player will be able to use the voice integration to say things to distract enemies. On the Wii U version the Gamepad’s touchscreen acts as an interface for gadgets and other features.
“Killer Is Dead” is an action video game developed by Grasshopper Manufacture. The game takes place in the near future; the player is Mondo Zappa who works for the Bryan Execution Firm where he is tasked with killing dangerous criminals and assassins around the world. The player wields a sword in their right hand and a cybernetic left hand that can be changed into different weapons such as drills, guns, and other objects.
(8/27/Tuesday) “Madden NFL 25″ (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
“Madden NFL 25” is a game based on the National Football League and is developed by EA Tiburon. In the game there is Connected Franchise career modes that allows the player to own and manage their own team. The player will also be able to move their teams to different cities, including internationally.
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