Black Ops II will be the first game to feature futuristic technology to use during heated battles while also sporting an improved campaign that for the first time ever allows players to dictate the outcome of the game with branching storylines. Zombies are also back but this time with their own campaign, a first for the series, and this time around 8 players can join in on the action at once. Multiplayer has seen improvements in other areas as well. Matches can now have three or more teams instead of only two and Kill Streaks have been replaced with Score Streak where you can gain rewards for capturing territories among other goals along those received when you kill another player.
Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Unlike its predecessor, this game will be released on all major con soles and looks to be the game that the first fell just short of becoming. The first Epic Mickey, released in 2010, sought to re-brand the famed Disney character as more mischievous than the cheerful one many have grown accustomed to. Receiving an average of 73% on Metacritic, the game had promising moments but was missing that one thing that would make it a special game. The sequel, now sporting improved gameplay, voice acting, musical numbers, co-op and a better story looks to be a step in the right direction and it has the potential to be a sleeper hit if it can deliver on all its promises.
Nintendo Wii U
Nintendo's new system is just about ready to make its debut and this console packs numerous improvements over the last one. The Wii U will support HD graphics, better online gaming, the streaming of Nettlix and Youtube Videos as well as backwards compatibility for Wii Games and even Nintendo 64 games via Virtual Console. This system will also receive a number of third party games including the most recent Call of Duty, Assassin's Creed and Mass Effect titles. One of the major selling points of the Wii U is the gamepad that sports its own camera and 6.2 inch touchscreen that supplements what 's seen on the TV screen or can be used in lieu of one.
Hitman: Absolution is looking to bring stealth back and the return of Agent 47 is welcomed by many. It may be a bit disappointment for some to find out that game has been streamlined t omake it more appealing to those who have never played a Hitman game, but Absolution retains core aspects of the series that should make for an entertaining gameplay experience. One of those returning elements is the ability for players to play the same level in various ways and of course the elements of stealth that have made the series a hit.
PlayStation AllStars Battle Royale
For a time those who only owned a PS3-or Xbox 360 watched in envy as Nintendo owners had a ball with the Super Smash Bros. series and longed for a game like that to make its way to their own system. For Playstation 3 owners, that game has arrived and it seeks to deliver a fast-paced four player fighting game featuring famed Sony characters such as Sly Cooper and Kratos.