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2012 PS3 Exclusives by Release Date

Want know what's releasing exclusively for PlayStation 3 in 2012, and when, look no further. Here is a list of all the games that are coming in 2012, ordered by release date. (MLB 12: The Show, PS3, The Last Guardian, The Last Of Us, Twisted Metal , Yakuza: Dead Souls)

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gaffyh  +   1425d ago
Even though the list is pretty big, there's only a few games that I personally want to get.
fluffydelusions  +   1425d ago
I think there is only like 3 games out of that list that I'm not interested in...
BluEx610  +   1425d ago
Great list, God of War IV, Agent, and Sony Title Fight might get added to that list.

FF vs XIII, The Last Gaurdian, The Last of Us, Twisted Metal, and Sorcery is what I'm looking forward to the most out of that list.
EeJLP-  +   1425d ago
So far 2012 looks 'relatively' weak compared to other years.. and that's with The Last Guardian, which we're only assuming will be 2012.

There's a lot of J games I have 0 interest in. I don't know why people scream Ni No Kuni from the rooftops. It looks like a game for 7 year olds. All cartoonish and J-like.

Out of the ones listed I'm only interested in The Last Guardian and The Last Of Us. May pick up Starhawk and Twisted Metal eventually.

First time I've seen Malicious, so idk about that. Jak, I'd much rather have an R&C HD collection, but may pick it up when it's very cheap.

MLB 12, I already have 10, not that into baseball to buy a newer one yet. Tales of G, Yakuza, Ni No, Tales of X, Final Fantasy; not interested in J games unless Yakuza zombie game plays very different than the other games, might consider it.

Sly, I'm less interested in than Jak. Sorcery looks good, but for kids. Journey, I buy full retail games mostly, so not too interested, but may consider it.

Hopefully God of War IV and Agent are confirmed for 2012, and/or other similar games. That would make it another great year. God of War IV, Agent, The Last Guardian, The Last Of Us, Ratchet & Clank HD Collection around October, and maybe Starhawk I'd be relatively excited for.

I'd also like to see Test Drive: Eve of Destruction 2 get released with EoD in HD on the PS3 version's disk.

Just my opinions on each and being specfic.
ABizzel1  +   1424d ago

This is probably this most diverse list of games Sony's or any other console has had this generation.

I'm all for Western games, and games that are big on action, but I also embrace diversity. There's no reason to complain since you can always count on buying third party games.

As for me it's good to finally see Japan doing SOMETHING. They've been the weakest link of game development out of the 3 big territories, and it's a shame. I guess development cost have gone down some, and the install base is finally enough for developers to take a chance on the PS3 in Japan.
EeJLP-  +   1424d ago
It's still a respectable list if you're interested in all of those. For me, of the 3 pages, you can fill a page with J games, so that's out of the picture, then you can fill another 1-1 1/2 pages with kinda kiddie games. That only leaves a few what I'll call core games, of which we aren't even sure will actually release in 2012.

If they all do release and they announce at least one more 'core' game like Agent or MGS5 (Highly unlikely with Rising coming) for 2012 at E3 it will stack up better to prior years. As of now, I think it would rank as the 5th best year for PS3 exclusives behind:
2011 - UC3, LBP2, R3, inF2, KZ3, Ico/SotC, GoW: Origins, etc.
2009 - UC2, KZ2, GoW: Collection, R&C:ACiT, Demon's Souls, inF, etc.
2010 - GoWIII, GT5, Heavy Rain, MAG, 3DDGH, etc.
2008 - MGS4, R2, LBP, Pacific Rift, GT5:P, etc.

And not too far ahead of (if at all):
2007 - Uncharted, MotorStorm, R&C:ToD, Warhawk, Heavenly Sword, Folklore, etc.

It needs at least 1 more 'core' game IMO.
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SoapShoes  +   1424d ago
@EeJLP - They do have another hardcore title, they just missed a few of them. Dust 514 is one of them...
EeJLP-  +   1424d ago
You seem like the type that gets hyped over anything (like everyone who thought Brink was going to be amazing). From what I've seen of Dust 514 so far, it reminds me of a Haze 2. Not saying that's a bad thing (I still own Haze), just that it doesn't look like we're talking Killzone, Resistance, Uncharted level here.
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1425d ago
Some. There's at least 8 there that I'm either definitely getting or think look interesting but the rest just doesn't appeal to me e.g. I'll never understand why people like Yakuza games.
gaffyh  +   1425d ago
I enjoyed Yakuza 3, but 4 was just more of the same, so I don't have high hopes for Dead Souls.
sikbeta  +   1425d ago
The Last of US will be mine for sure, TM with TM:Black is assured puchase as well, will see about the others, definitely don't care about MLB, Tales and few more from that list...
P_Bomb  +   1425d ago
Yakuza? Simple. Great charachters, good stories, tons of gameplay, fun combat. It's like a River City Ransom/Shenmue meets MGS with RPG elements in Japanese. Nothing else quite like it.
rabidpancakeburglar  +   1425d ago
I meant to write same there not some.

I just don't get that, to me the Yakuza combat is terrible.
Nitrowolf2  +   1425d ago

I can agree with the gameplay. It'snot exactly perfect and sometimes it can be annoying, but I Tend to think that the story does an excellent job to make you want to continue playing
P_Bomb  +   1424d ago
It's all about the heat moves and context sensitive combat. You have to level up to buy the best moves or unlock em in challenges, and then fill up your heat meter with the admittedly meat'n'potatoes punches/kicks/taunts to use them.

Then the fun starts.

Cigarette to the eyes, golfclub tee off, handcuff takedown, human javelin, running up a lamp post, suplex onto a bike rail, triple dropkick, nutshot backwards flip kick, bicycle curb stomp, pulling out teeth with pliers, throwing guys off of rooftops or into cars. Everything you can pick up has its own finisher. Best part is it's all simple.

*shrugs* works for me, but I cut my teeth on old school punch/kick adventures like Final Fight, River City Ransom, Double Dragon, Bad Dudes, Battletoads and Streets of Rage.
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FACTUAL evidence  +   1425d ago
I like how the majority of the release dates are estimated. That helps bunches!


I'm going to laugh at your comment when it goes multi-plat.
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showtimefolks  +   1425d ago
for me personally:

jak hd collection, this is my most wanted game of 2012 followed by a close 2nd for borderlands 2

last of us which will come out in 20112 since ND team has been working on it since release of uncharted 2

last guardian,fall 2011 this game was close to being finished so one would think around september 2012 this game could launch, but i feel as this will be a PSN title only

Yakuza dead souls, what can i say i am a sucker for yakuza series, i still hope one day we get hd versions of yakuza 1-2 even if only on psn. or maybe with yakuza 5 those 2 can come on the bluray disk as a limited edition version of yakuza 5

MLB the show, this is the only sports game i get but this year i want to see what they have improved before i buy it, who the heck am i kidding i am a huge baseball fan(yankees)i will get it lol

twisted metal day one with twisted metal black, is black in HD on disk or just the regular edition?


both i will get because both look very interesting

SLY 4 day one for sure if the quality is up to what sucker punch's standards

Starhawk day one

agent, which i believe we will see something for before E3 yeh you read it right before E3 sony/RS will unveil something for it maybe on spike tv for E3's build up

FF13 versus, i believe we will see something new about it at E3 and i still believe its a ps3 exclusive unless we are told otherwise

and that's about it, maybe exclusives wise its not as packed as 2011 but most of these exclusives are quality titles and there are many great 3rd party games due out in 2012 so it should be another great years for gamers every where no matter which system you own
Why o why  +   1425d ago
lol..I'm still waiting for a hd yakuza full stop;). ill be grabbing the dead souls though

last guardian seems like full retail. Nothing suggests otherwise to me

After being in the beta I'm definitely getting starhawk

Kinda agree about the last us

Respect the franchise but I'm not a fan of mlb baseball

I'm not sure whether ff13 vs is still exclusive, hope it is as to save time and utilise the ps3s strengths but I'm not sure if its gunna release this year.

Never played a sly game, may try a thing

and yep, another good year for gamers
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Ares84HU  +   1424d ago
For me there isn't a single game that I'm really excited for on that list.

Last year was much better for me as far as PS3 exclusives go.
Blacksand1  +   1424d ago
FFV13 coming in 2013 when PS4 come out
Godchild1020  +   1425d ago
There are a total of 7 games I already have reserved and there are like 5 more that are on that list that I'm waiting to see a US release date for.

Twisted Metal, Jak & Daxter collection, StarHawk, Tales of Graces F, Sorcery, Sly cooper: Thieves in Time, and The Last of Us.

FFVXIII, Tales of Xillia, Last Guardian, Ni No Kuni and Journey.
Ducky  +   1425d ago
Starhawk is estimated at August?
That's too far away. =(
BitbyDeath  +   1425d ago
Open beta will be releasing very soon
BiggsnWedge  +   1425d ago
Versus will probably be announced as FF15 and made into a multiplatform game announced at E3. Then all of us who own an Xbox360 can play it. :)
sikbeta  +   1425d ago
It's not a typical FF game, you don't know how people will react to the changes, easy route was name it FF.VS.XIII, so if it's not received well, there is no damage
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CGI-Quality  +   1425d ago
You people with a 360 can play Versus XIII, if you buy a PS3. Every game can't and shouldn't be on every system!

OT: Most games are day 1 purchases here (although The Last Of Us is likely to be an early 2013 title (just my hunch, though).
BiggsnWedge  +   1425d ago
It will be, count on it. Wada wouldn't pass up the extra opportunity at more money. Sony doesn't have exclusive rights to versus either.
DarkZane  +   1425d ago
It won't be on 360. The game is made specifically for PS3 and to tell you the truth, the 360 simply isn't powerful enough to run that game.

Just buy a PS3 already.
CGI-Quality  +   1425d ago
While you're holding your breath for a 360 release, those of us with the system it's definitely coming to will just have to be a tad more patient. :)
TopDudeMan  +   1425d ago
I'm interested in FF versus XIII and Last of us. That's about it.
negroguy  +   1425d ago
Twisted metal, Jak and daxter, Ni no kuni, TLoU, Starhawk, Sly cooper and Tales should do it for me.
Tdmd  +   1425d ago
Versus XIII, The Last of Us, Starhawk, The Last Guardian and both Tales.
DarkBlood  +   1425d ago
Twisted Metal
Jak & Daxter Trilogy
Tales of Graces F
Yakuza: Dead Souls
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
The Last Guardian
The Last of Us
Tales of Xillia
Final Fantasy Versus XIII

are all day one buys, the rest im not so sure about
Arnon  +   1425d ago
Looking forward to a lot of those. This list is a little silly though. Only like... 4 titles on it actually have a release date. And Tales of Graces F isn't particularly an exclusive, but I'll still pick it up on PS3.

Take away Sly and Yakuza, and that's my list. Unfortunately, I doubt The Last of Us, The Last Guardian, Tales of Xillia, and Final Fantasy versus XIII will be released this year.
ginsunuva  +   1425d ago
Ps3 has no games obviously.
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Half-Mafia  +   1425d ago
There is no doubt Sony will add 1 or 2 more games for this year, maybe a Ratchet and Clank HD. Also I think God of War 4 will be announced at E3 and will be out in March 2013.
thehusbo  +   1425d ago
Last of us, last guardian, starhawk, twisted metal, jak and dater and sly are all must buys for me :) hoping there's a god of war 4 too. Looks like another great year!
Ulf  +   1425d ago
Man. I thought 2012 was gonna be a break for my wallet, and maybe I might see the sun too.

Looks like another year of too much gaming. Ah well.
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Swiggins  +   1425d ago
Last of Us
Tales of Xilia
Tales of Graces F
The Last Guardian

Looks like my PS3 will be getting plenty of use in 2012
Why o why  +   1425d ago
How can having and wanting more games be a bad thing huh..... People call me a fanboy for expressing this. I just like more choice so yeah im a game fanboy.. Blow me
Hyperbomb69  +   1425d ago
alot of these games I didnt know about! I want all of them!
IHateYouFanboys  +   1425d ago
like the last few years of PS3s "epic" exclusive list, there are really only 1 or 2 that interest me.

Twisted Metal should be awesome, World Tour is still one of my favourite games. Journey could turn out good, and im sure the Last Guardian will be great. but apart from that, nothing even remotely interests me.

The Last of Us doesnt excite me at all purely because of the developer. Naughty Dog have moved FAR too much towards "cinematic gameplay" for my liking. tightly scripted games are good if you rather watch your game get played, but theyre not for me. i like to be in control.
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P_Bomb  +   1423d ago
Are you insinuating that Naughty Dog's Uncharted is a point-click adventure of some sort? You are in control of your charachter and camera as much as any other third person shooter or platformer, if not more.

There's no auto-lock like Dark Souls, no auto-cover like Mass Effect1, no auto-jump like Assassin's Creed.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   1425d ago
Last Guardian and The Last of Us are my most wanted games this year... with Bioshock Infinate in 3rd!
GamerPS360  +   1425d ago
not paying full price but starhawk.
smashcrashbash  +   1425d ago
Some of these estimates are way off. I don't think Starhawk is that far away at all. @ IHateYouFanboys Oh so you played Last of Us already? How was it? You seem pretty sure that it will be exactly like UC3. I mean remember how Jak and Daxter and Crash were just like Uncharted? So that logically means that Last of Us will be just like Uncharted./s I mean if you don't plan to think before you write why write anything at all?
rataranian  +   1425d ago
Versus 2013 maybe? ...Why not just make it a ps4 launch? Seems pointless at this point. They've already waited forever on it and did nothing with it.
Der_Kommandant  +   1425d ago
I also want to say thanks to Sony for a Future Homeless
krontaar  +   1425d ago
no kaizoku musou? what the hell.
THC CELL  +   1425d ago
PS3 2012 is going to be amazing
Platinum_k  +   1425d ago
sooo many exclusives and so little time and money >.<
I cant wait to graduate from university and buy as much as I want, yet I still wont have any time to play... crap
Magnus  +   1425d ago
Tales of Grace F is on my list so is the new Sly Cooper and Last of Us. Hopefully Namco brings Xillia to North America and it would be nice to see Sony dust off the Wild Arms franchise
Britainz-Fin3st  +   1425d ago
The only one i would pick up is The Last Guardian

You most probably should be careful though there seems to be a history with games talked about for years with sony and then hyped up only for them to turn out, well mediocre at best.

This imo is a title which should be wary of that.
TheLastGuardian  +   1425d ago
What an amazing lineup of exclusives.

The must buys for me are:

Twisted Metal
The Last Guardian
The Last of Us
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
Jak & Daxter Collection

If released in 2012 I will buy:

God of War IV
Title Fight
Ocean  +   1424d ago
Those above /\ are on my wanted list as well
BABY-JEDI  +   1424d ago
Ni No Kuni FTW & Last Guardian (when it finally comes out), & the Last of Us, & Starhawk. God dammit Sony I'm gonna be broke : (
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