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Submitted by Phil32 828d ago | opinion piece

2013: The Return of the Year of the Platformer?

SuperPhillip Central writes, "We don't follow the Chinese New Year at all, so we're not certain of what year it is for that country. Year of the Snake? Year of the Dragon? Year of the Dolphin? Who knows. What we do know is that for the gaming industry, we're seeing a large number of platforming titles, both 2D and 3D, that make us extremely happy. Platformers are what we grew up on as 8-bit and then 16-bit era kids. It's our fondest genre to play. Perhaps we could call 2013 the Year of the Platformer instead of whatever animal China has. Here are nine of the biggest retail platformers that are coming out from now until the end of the year!" (3DS, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus, Rayman Legends, Skylanders: Swap Force, Sonic: Lost World, Super Mario 3D World, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

ape007  +   828d ago
mario 3D world and DKCTF are MUST BUY
RTheRebel  +   827d ago
David Wise what more do you want?!?
You buy this frikin game =)
thomasmiller  +   828d ago
and sonic lost worlds!! I agree, the platformer is one of my favorite types of games!! and it's so cool to see so many good ones coming out in one year!!
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   828d ago
With Sony reacquiring Crash Bandicoot I hope so......
admiralvic  +   828d ago
Are you really going to trust some random YouTubers claim as a factual account of things that happened?
Misaka_x_Touma  +   828d ago
Don't believe everything you read on the Internet.
imXify  +   828d ago
You should have included Tearaway. Looks AMAZING !
Phil32  +   828d ago
It is being advertised as more of an adventure game than a platformer, I believe. It does look amazing, though. You are absolutely right!
Tiqila  +   828d ago
it really looks awesome
from the beach  +   828d ago
The last DKC was superb so I've high hopes for the Wii U one.

Race for '2D platformer of the year' is on!
Jagsrock  +   828d ago
No matter what mood i'm in I can always enjoy a good platformer. It's nice to see so many on the horizon.
Kevlar009  +   828d ago
Nintendo is the original home of the platformer. They've always done platformers the best, always will
Misaka_x_Touma  +   828d ago
Super Mario 3D World
Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze
Sonic Lost World
Rayman Legends Wii U

I have SMG1-2, DKCReturnsWii, Rayman Origins Wii and Sonic Colors.
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Venox2008  +   828d ago
get kirbys epic yarn amazing
Misaka_x_Touma  +   828d ago
didn't have that but I did have Return to Dreamland.
LOL_WUT  +   827d ago
I know for sure i'll be getting DKC and Rayman but i'm still undecided about that new Mario game ;)
Venox2008  +   827d ago
epic yarn is much better, at least for me, really try it
HalfNerdHalfAmazing  +   827d ago
after 3D world & DK i dont wanna play no more platformers Nintendo give us a new ip already
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Phil32  +   827d ago
It comes out in Europe soon and September for North America. It's called The Wonderful 101. I hope you buy it if you like new IP!
swice  +   827d ago
Love me some platformers, for sure. Bring 'em on
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Locknuts  +   827d ago
Christ NSMBU + NSLU, Legends, DK:TF, 3D World & Sonic plus the metric ton of platformers on Wii, Wii VC and Indie games! Good thing I like me a good platformer, I just wish there was a little more variety. A couple of TPS and FPS throughout the year would've gone down well.
Phil32  +   827d ago
To be fair, the Wii U does have TPS and FPS games, but they are multi-platform, like Splinter Cell and Call of Duty: Ghosts.
ContraCode  +   827d ago
You just can't beat a good platformer. I've really enjoyed NSMBU, New Super Luigi U DLC and Cloudberry Kingdom lately.

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