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Saturday, August 21, 2010

PS3/PC Releases for the Holidays and New Year

I've composed a release list of the best info available at the moment about release dates for stuff that seems cool to me coming up in the next 5-6 months.

This was the result of about 2 hours of Googling and IGN-combing, so enjoy.

I've linked to GameTrailers where there is no obvious official site or where the official site is useless (I'm looking at you, CAPCOM.)

Castle Crashers08/31/10PS3
Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions09/07/10PS3
Playstation Move09/19/10PS3
True Crime: Hong Kong09/21/10PC/PS3
Dead Rising 209/28/10PC/PS3
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock09/28/10PS3
Blade Kitten Part 109/29/10PC/PS3
Blade Kitten Part 2?09/29/10PS3
Borderlands: Claptrap's New Robot RevolutionSeptember 2010PC
PixelJunk Shooter 2Q3 2010PS3
HoardSeptember 2010PS3
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow10/05/10PS3
Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes10/12/10PS3
Fallout: New Vegas 10/19/10PC/PS3
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II10/26/10PC/PS3
Arcania: Gothic 4October 2010PC/Xbox360
Kung Fu LiveOctober 2010PS3
NBA Jam10/05/10WiiWare or Incomplete PS3 which Requires NBA Elite 11 - This is total bullshit, see below.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood11/16/10PC/PS3
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit11/16/10PS3
LittleBigPlanet 211/16/10PS3
Max Payne 32010 – UncertainPS3
Grim Dawn2010 – UncertainPC
Hunted: The Demon's Forge2010PC
Crazy Taxi2010PS3
L.A. NoireQ4 2010PS3
Agent2010 – UncertainPS3
Dead Space 201/25/11PC/PS3
Portal 202/09/11PC
Dragon Age 203/08/11PC/PS3
Red Faction: ArmageddonMarch 2011;PC/PS3
Driver: San FranciscoQ1 2011PC/PS3
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2Q1 2011 – UncertainPS3
Arcania: Gothic 4Q1 2011 – “First Half 2011”PS3
F.E.A.R. 3Forecasted April 2011PC/PS3
Rock of AgesSpring 2011PS3
From DustQ2 2011PC - Check GameTrailers on this one.
SorceryQ2 2011PS3


So the deal with NBA Jam is that there's a version coming to WiiWare of the (now) classic arcade title NBA Jam that's been remastered and had some game modes added and is generally spiffy.

The problem here is that they decided to make an HD version for 360 and PS3, but EA decided with one of their classic douchebag marketing moves to require you to purchase NBA Elite 11 in order to play a stripped-down version of NBA Jam HD.

This is no doubt because the general consensus is that NBA Elite * is garbage and NBA Jam is sweet. Thus they figure on boosting sales. In all likelihood this will do more to hurt sales of NBA Jam, as people who might have bought it on the Wii if there were no HD version are now pissed at EA and won't buy it at all.

Good job, EA. Way to continually mystify the world as to how you ever became one of the only successful publishers out there.