Top 5 PlayStation 3 Games Coming Later In 2012
Fall and Winter 2012 are shaping up to be amazing seasons for the PlayStation 3 in terms of game line-ups. PS3 players can look forward to triple-A blockbuster games from Sony’s own internal studios as well as third-party publishers that range from open-world adventures, to first-person shooters, to survival horror.
One thing is for sure, PlayStation 3 owners will have their hands full with some of the best games this year. Check out our top 5 PlayStation 3 games coming later in 2012 after the break.
5. DUST 514
DUST 514 is a massively multiplayer online first person shooter set in the same PC MMO EVE Online universe, one of the longest running MMO’s in history. While EVE Online is all about politics, economy and space battles, DUST 514 brings players into the thick of it with down and dirty ground battles deep in the planetary wars found in EVE Online.
Battles won or lost in DUST 514 will affect events, politics, and economy of the EVE Online universe. Conversely, EVE Online players can actively participate in DUST 514 battles by planetary bombardment and other such features that really flesh out the cross-platform gameplay between PC and PS3.
4. PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Set to release during the holiday season of this year, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will star characters like Sly Cooper, Kraots, Sackboy, Fat Princess, Sweet Tooth, Kratos, and much more. Oh and it’ll be awesome to be able to play as Big Daddy (Bioshock), Nathan Drake (Uncharted), Sly Cooper, and Colonel Radec (Killzone 3) in all out multiplayer fights.
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on the PS3 and PS Vita will both have the same character roster, game modes, and interactive crossover levels. The E3 live demo showed the Metropolis location from Ratchet and Clank get invaded (and destroyed) the Hydra from God of War. The players will then have to be aware of the Hydra as it’ll occassionally attack the them and cause serious damage.
Speaking of crossover, PS3 and PS Vita players can play against each other using the cross-play technology that the Vita brings to the table. Should be interesting to see how that plays out when the game releases later this year.
3. Far Cry III
Far Cry 3 ditches Africa from Far Cry 2 and brings the action back to its island roots, an idyllic paradise from the outside, and a lawless, gang/crazy-run land that’s the perfect background for an adventure as insane as its residents. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Far Cry sequel if the developers didn’t carry over features and gameplay elements from the two games that came before it. Returning are the fire mechanics (generative fire), the open-world system, and of course multiplayer.
Developers have said that they have listened to fan response from the last game and have vastly improved upon its perceived weaknesses including travel times, long stretches without shooting or action, a more insane approach with the story compared to the last one, and finally, a main character that players can identify with. A few years ago, I had thought Far Cry 2 was an okay game with a lot of potential for improvement, and it looks like Ubisoft has made good with their word to make an even better open-world first person shooter adventure with Far Cry 3. Definitely one of the games i’m excited to play later this year.
2. Resident Evil 6
Set 10 years after the events that destroyed Raccoon City, Resident Evil 6 stars a number of playable protagonists led by series stalwarts Leon Kennedy and Chris Redfield. Joining them will be Jake Muller, the son of the infamous Albert Wesker. As in Resident Evil 5, each of the main characters will be joined by their own partners: US government agent Helena Harper, BSAA member Piers Nivans and returning Sherry Birkin (who was last seen with Leon and Claire in Resident Evil 2).
Each of the characters’ interwoven stories (playable in solo, co-op on and offline) will introduce the Crossover mechanic in which up to four players can join together online to tackle objectives. Imagine the teamwork gameplay mechanics of RE: Operation Raccoon City, and you get the idea.
1. Assassin’s Creed 3
Assassin’s Creed 3 features a larger open-environment set in the American Revolution. It will also feature a new combat system, a brand-new camera system, different weapon types available for use including axes and firearms (pistols and rifles), and – what’s sure to be a much debated change – a new regenerating health system. Assassin’s Creed 3′s new setting will be much bigger than Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and a number of old features (like the bomb crafting and economy building/rebuilding meta-game) have been axed from AC3.
Connor Kenway, the new protagonist, is special in that he is one of the few Native American protagonists in video games and will employ brand-new animations, a two-handed fighting style using a variety of tools and weaponry, and a new reliance on either dispatching his enemies or running away from the fight in order for his health to heal.
And there you have it, our top 5 PlayStation 3 games coming later in 2012. Agree or disagree with the list? Are there any other PS3 games that you’re excited to play?
Check back on July 9 for our Top 5 list of Xbox 360 games coming later in 2012!