It’s been a pretty quiet start on the gaming front this year. Holidays have slowly faded away and everyday life is settling in again. The average person wakes up each morning to enjoy their morning coffee before steadily making their way to work when suddenly, BAM!
February is here and it’s about to bring the gaming world to its knees. Life as we know it is over and it’s all happening over the next fourteen days.
Interestingly enough, all three blockbuster titles involve some form or other of Alien conflict.
Dead Space 3 – 8 February
After crash-landing on a hostile planet known as Tau Volantis, hero Isaac Clarke discovers that this planet could be the key to ending the Necromorph infestation. In his violent hunt for answers, Clarke must battle subzero, icy conditions and deadly, highly-evolved enemies including all-new Necromorphs, gigantic boss creatures and even misguided zealot humans.
Fortunately, Clarke is not alone. Players can choose to team-up with a friend any time in the game with the fully integrated drop-in / drop-out co-op feature. Players that choose to take down the terror together will experience additional story details and gameplay mechanics only found when playing as the co-op character, Sergeant John Carver.
Dead Space 3 is a third-person shooter video game, developed by Visceral Games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 set to be released on February 8, 2013
Aliens Colonial Marines – 12 February
Seventeen weeks after losing contact with Hadley's Hope, a new team of Colonial Marines returns to LV-426. The rescue mission becomes a battle for survival against new dangers, new enemies and new species of Xenomorphs.
In Aliens: Colonial Marines, players are part of a United States Colonial Marines squad and must prepare to face an Aliens assault more intense and horrific than ever before.
Using classic weaponry like the Marine standard pulse rifle to the bug blasting flamethrower, players will battle it out in the abandoned halls of the Sulaco and other iconic locations from the original Aliens movie. Aliens: Colonial Marines features a story-driven single player campaign and all new four player co-op mode allowing players to share the horrific experience with up to three friends.
Aliens: Colonial Marines is an upcoming video game in development by Gearbox Software and is to be published by Sega for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 set to be released on 12 February, 2013.
Crysis 3 – 22 February
Players take on the role of 'Prophet' as he returns to New York in the year in 2047, only to discover that the city has been encased in a Nanodome created by the corrupt Cell Corporation.
The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and raging rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, seven distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world demands advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will utilise a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet.
Prophet is on a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation's motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. The citizens were told that the giant citywide structures were resurrected to protect the population and to cleanse these metropolises of the remnants of Ceph forces.
In reality, the Nanodomes are CELL's covert attempt at a land and technology grab in their quest for global domination. With Alien Ceph lurking around every corner and human enemies on the attack, nobody is safe in the path of vengeance. Everyone is a target in Prophet's quest for retribution.
Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter video game under development by Crytek, published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 set to be released in on February 22, 2013.