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Top 5 Rumored Announcements for GDC 2012

From the PlanetXbox360.com feature top list:

"It’s that time of the year again as developers and publishers start gearing up for the industry’s biggest gaming event, E3. Before they finalize their grand plans to captivate audiences this summer with showcasing their latest and greatest upcoming games, the majority of publishers make a pit-stop at the Game Developer Conference (March 5-9) and the upcoming PAX East (April 6-8). Both are used as focal points to start seeding with the media and even announce a few key titles that won’t be overshadowed by the gargantuan announcements in June for E3. That being said, the rumor mill has already started churning." (Fable: Heroes, Forza Horizon, GDC 2012, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

LaurenKB123  +   1277d ago
Hope it's a good show!
fluffydelusions  +   1277d ago
No Steambox in the top 5? =\ I know it's an Xbox site but they cover other consoles as well so...
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da_2pacalypse  +   1276d ago
Steambox? Sir, I'm pretty sure we all want to hear about HL3 instead of a box lol

On a side note, if I hear anything about DA3 before next year, I know it's going to be another rushed piece of garbage. I don't want that game to release until 2014, if it's any sooner, I know it's been rushed just like DA2 was.
T3MPL3TON  +   1276d ago
Because the 'Steambox,' isn't even real. It's a fabricated story that someone came up with after taking what Gabe, said in the interview out of context.
honkyjesus  +   1277d ago
How dare you?
MsclMexican  +   1276d ago
Right now... Im just laughing at the fact that almost every studio has had a secret project that they have been working on for the past couple of years.

Assassins Creed 3
Halo 4
The Last of Us
Bioshock Infinite
Sleeping Dogs

So far 2012 has been full of surprises.. I honestly don't think I can handle anymore surprises as the concentrated doses of said surprises might kill me from sheer joy.

If HL3 is announced... I might have a stroke
cemelc  +   1276d ago
How is AC3,GTA5, Bioshock 3 and Halo 4 a surprise we all knew they where coming.

A surprise would be if they announced a new Ip, or a reboot of a really old one.

P.S: not saying anything bad about the games(they all look great) just saying that they were coming for sure.
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andibandit  +   1276d ago
If a new baldurs gate is announced, ill break my own legs so i can stay home.

this new teaser site makes me say this.

Beamdog, a studio co-founded by BioWare and Baldur's Gate veteran Trent Oster, is behind the site
Farsendor1  +   1276d ago
how is bioshock,halo 4,gta v and ass creed 3 a surprise these are established franchise of course they will make a return. imo

imo the real surprises of this year.

either confirmed or rumored to come out this year.

1. tribes ascend
2.Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning i know its out and it was a surprise
4.dead state
7.dragon commander
8.tomb raider reboot
9.mech warrior online
10.natural selection 2

and of course guild wars 2 if it comes out this year.

and with even more rumors of releases this year is shaping up to be just as good as last year if not better. imo i think guild wars to is going to trump all the other games

those games are going to be good that you listed i just thought everyone knew we would be seeing all of those games at some point.
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irepbtown  +   1276d ago
Halo 4? after everything that happened with Bungie, I think it is a surprise.

GTA V, well the trailer looks so good.
The game was expected, the standard up in the sky, looks like Rockstar have hit the moon, at this rate even past it. Surprise comes through disbelief sometimes, you know "Is this really a GTA V?" etc.

Those two got me surprised...
Pl4sm4  +   1276d ago
dun dun duuuuuuuuuuuun ... Star wars battlefront 3 ......... my god !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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UncannyValley  +   1277d ago
Well, Fable Heroes already showed up on Xbox Live Marketplace. Wouldn't be surprised at all to hear more about it now.
SPARDA_426  +   1277d ago
Metal Gear Solid 5 and God of War IV are the two games im waiting for.
auen1  +   1276d ago
you're going to be waiting for a loooong time.
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1276d ago
I'd like to see the gameplay for MGS5. Might be fun to see Solid snake with his new Octo-Camo Walker.

Or maybe it'll be Metal Gear Sunny?

"Otacon, I'm gonna be dead soon." -Solid Snake, MGS4.
WitWolfy  +   1276d ago
Sorry to burst your Bubble, but MGS 5 is gonna be about BIG BOSS. Probably a sequel after Peace Walker about why he went all "Bad guy" according to "The Patriots" of course ;)
morganfell  +   1276d ago
Since the pic Kojima Productions released was of Big Boss, it's likely it doesn't involve Solid Snake unless it enters Metal Gear territory.


Like some I was hoping for Big Boss right before Solid or at least a Boss game with WWII and the Cobra unit but I will take anything I can get that isn't compromised for marketing.
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QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1276d ago
@Wolfy & Morgan

A Big Boss title on the ps3.... I think I'd like that. Set during les enfants terribles. That would be a story I could get into. The final falling out between Big Boss and Zero.
UltimaEnder  +   1277d ago
Would love to hear about the next Metal Gear...
AusRogo  +   1276d ago
Why are people disagreeing!?
Lucreto  +   1277d ago
I am not expecting much.

Each year we expect games getting announced and we usually get nothing.
Drekken  +   1277d ago
I'm with lucreto. Rumors usually end up 100x better than the actual show.
Xof  +   1277d ago
Well, for a "top 5" list of expected titles, there wasn't much punch in that particular list.
tee_bag242  +   1276d ago
Tell me about it. That list is as boring as bat sh#t.
WitWolfy  +   1276d ago
The AGENT and Last Guardian comes to mind...
hennessey86  +   1277d ago
Some GTA V gameplay
YodaCracker  +   1276d ago
That would be great, but it won't happen. There was no gameplay of GTA IV released even up to the day of launch, at least not from Rockstar. Only in video reviews and leaked footage.
Yardie  +   1276d ago
Yeah, but GTAIV was the first GTA game on the ps3 and 360, it had a new engine and incredible graphics. Not showing any gameplay wouldn't build the same hype this time around, as we already know what to expect.
honkyjesus  +   1277d ago
I just want Rumble Roses XXX.
Rayko  +   1276d ago
WII U is the only thing I care about.
Ness-Psi  +   1276d ago
I'm with ya.
guitarded77  +   1276d ago
I'll take any announcements they can dish out and be happy, but do we really need another Castlevania LoS? The first was such a let down.
KrimsonKody  +   1276d ago

Uh, not to run to C:LoS defense, but LoS was HOT!
Everything about it was so fresh;
Voice acting
Plot & storytelling
& not to mention gameplay.

Yeah, it doesn't immediately give you a CastleVania feel & there's alot more they could've done, but the way they chose to design the game was brilliant & I think a sequel would give them that chance to "grow it's fangs".
& since LoS is kind of like a prequel, maybe a sequel will have a Belmont as the main character.
I was surprised at how good LoS was, & even more surprised at how 'complete' it felt. Once you thoroughly finish the game, I think there is a level of satisfaction & closure to be had.
guitarded77  +   1276d ago
I'm glad someone liked it, I just couldn't get into it. But I also couldn't get into Dante's Inferno. Maybe it's just when games use the God of War formula, I just think "I'd rather be playing God of War". Anyway, now I hope they announce it for you... and I hope we get a Star Wars Battlefront 3 announcement for me. Cheers.
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The Great Melon  +   1276d ago
I absolutely loved Castlevania:LoS. Sure there were some things that they could have done better, but I have to second basically all the points of that KrimsonKody mentioned. The music and atmosphere together made for a phenomenal experience that really pulled me in and left me with a very satisfying experience.

Also you have remember


that the next game will enjoy a drastic setting change to the present implying that this game will be anything but an uninspired sequel.
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Raoh  +   1276d ago
uhhmm you have screenshots and websites..

no longer a rumor really LOL
joeyisback  +   1276d ago
what time does the sony press conf start
Zephol  +   1276d ago
yeah. Really do
LordMe  +   1276d ago
I might catch hell for this buuuut...

Lords of Shadow was NOT Castlevania, Didn't have the feel of it, and it created plot holes in the Castlevania cannon.

Bring back Kojima Ayami and give it to the Japanese again!

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KrimsonKody  +   1276d ago
*Rides warhorse from Guitarded77 (see above post) to LordMe*

Umm, not that I'm coming to C:LoS rescue, but LoS was pretty damn good!

You can see that there were Castlevania-like elements that they tried to retain, but they've done a great job re-iterating the franchise.
Yeah, a bit of the gameplay elements were mimics of other games (God of War, Shadow of the Colossus, etc.), but with them all being nicely integrated into a flowing story, cutscenes & gameplay was smooth. And I think the fact that they chose to combine those different elements produce something the franchise can call it's own.

Oh, Lol. That review was kind of funny & horrible @ the same time.
"Just horrible"- Simon Cowell

I think the 'God of War gameplay' is just that, a style of gameplay.
The gameplay is; exciting, familiar & accessible. I think Darksiders was more of a copycat than Dante's Inferno. The whole double jump with wings thing, opening doors, etc.
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LordMe  +   1276d ago

It might just be me, but Castlevania has always been one of my favorite games. And the gameplay was just God of War, why did they not try for something like Lament of Innocence meets Zelda? since Castlevania games are often about exploring an area. LoS was very narrow with no free roam.

Also, a final showdown against... Satan? Why was it him? REALLY! Why not Camilla (sp?) it would have been more fitting.

The final scene talking about the war that is coming might be in 1999, which was the war when Julius Belmont killed Dracula, and if they do that they are going to force in a plot point that does not add up to the rest of the games.

It just was not Castlevania, it was God of War with a different coat of paint. That said, I liked the girl with the Iron Knight (Cannot remember her name, sorry!)
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ZeroWil  +   1276d ago
I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure Lord of Shadows is a new continuity altogether.
The Great Melon  +   1276d ago
Just do what I do. Accept the fact Castlevania: LoS is separate from all the previous games. Just mentally cross out Castlevania and think of the game as simply Lords of Shadows. Ultimately the Castlevania name was slapped on to help the game sell.
LordMe  +   1276d ago
I tried, but there is this underlying fear that we will never see another console based Castlevania in the main cannon again.

Harmony of Despair is the latest one and I have it and 100 hours into it, but I want a full Japanese game with Julius Belmont in the Vampire Wars. With Kojima Ayami back as the artist!
A LIVING LEGEND  +   1276d ago
LOS was an incredible game imo.The last 20% wasn't as awesome as the rest but I couldn't put the controller down regardless.
The atmosphere alone is unmatched by other games in the genre.They can't all be GOW,of that I am glad.
Looking forward to any news of the next LOS :)
WitWolfy  +   1276d ago
I LOVED LoS as well! So glad Kojima Productions had a hand into it as well. You know when they do something... They do it right! Very dedicated studio they are
Drainage  +   1276d ago
PS4 announcement
SteamBox console
Xbox Next
3DS remodel
Farsendor1  +   1276d ago
no to the first 4 if any of those are announced it would be at a bigger event. and gta was expected.

these are the surprises this year

1. tribes ascend
2.Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning i know its out and it was a surprise
4.dead state
7.dragon commander
8.tomb raider reboot
9.mech warrior online
10.natural selection 2
FinaLXiii  +   1276d ago
Populous in HD must be quite awesome.
Dark_Overlord  +   1276d ago
Knowing EA its going to turn into an FPS
Summons75  +   1276d ago
After how bad DA2 was and ME 3 is they better not announce DA3 unless they learn how to make a real RPG again, but Bioware's lead writer quit (good for him) so there work will never be good again
Kidmyst  +   1276d ago
If this is the top 5 rumors it's gonna be boring. Best announcements of games I am already aware of and looking forward to. As for Steambox, I game on PC but if this is Steams way of getting cheap gaming ready PC's to gamers to open that market up, I say best to them. I'll still build my own though.
JeffGUNZ  +   1276d ago
Awesome. Another event we can all get excited for to be let down in the end.

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