Q1 2013 Will Be The Best Start To Any Year... Ever

Looking at this past year, it featured some truly great games within the first three months, but the first quarter of 2013 will put 2012 and every single previous year to shame with its currently scheduled list of releases.

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strangelove3286d ago

I'm really looking forward to The Last of Us, but it pains me that I'm still not seeing and mention of The Last Guardian anywhere.

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yabhero3286d ago

I have WiiU games to buy and the Last of Us and Beyond:Two Souls

srcBFMVBMTH3286d ago

And Agent? And FFVXIII? :( I'm getting The Last Of Us and God Of War Ascension day 1. And Bioshock Infinite.

showtimefolks3286d ago

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Bioshock Infinite

Crysis 3....if its as boring as crysis 2 than no buy what so ever

Dead Space me this is the new resident evil and i really enjoyed DS 1-2 so this should be a buy

Devil May Cry....maybe

God of War: Ascension....already pre -rdered special edition

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch....i want the wizards edition but digital rivers sucks when it comes to shipping safety

Tomb Raider....will wait for reviews

Beyond: Two Souls (PS3) – 2013

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (PS3, Xbox 360) – 2013

Lost Planet 3 (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – 2013

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, Xbox 360) – Early 2013

Metro: Last Light (PS3, PC, Xbox 360) – 2013

The Last Of Us (PS3) – 2013

these4 are the ones for me let's see 2013 looks like a great year

torchic3285d ago

I cannot wait for Crysis 3.

getting Crysis 3 and God of War: Ascension first day.

might also get The Last of Us first day.

MostJadedGamer3285d ago

We here this same crap every year, and its always abunch of BS.

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Relientk773286d ago

Yo u know whats coming out

Ni no Kuni


TrendyGamers3286d ago

And we won't see you for a month after it comes out.

Outside_ofthe_Box3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

According to certain people, that is a casual game because it's cartoony.

I'm looking forward to that game nonetheless.

TrendyGamers3286d ago

I think the art style is really cool. It really makes it stand out against other RPG's.

Outside_ofthe_Box3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

I love the art style too. It's what caught my attention initially and then I saw the gameplay and I was sold!

Relientk773286d ago

The art style looks amazing, I showed a friend of mine the trailer and gameplay of it. He was like omg this games looks amazing like it literally looks like an Anime that you can play. The art style and graphics are that good

TheFinalEpisode3286d ago

Give Wind Waker or Okami to a casual gamer and see how far they can get. Cartoon visuals don't equal casual games they just help attract a casual audience, anyways all that really matters is that the game is fun

SeekDev3286d ago

The lighting on the world map caught my eye :)

Lilioups3286d ago

its an JRPG from LEVEL 5 do u really think its casual? xd

just becasue its cartoony doesnt mean its for casuals....

the game art is simply was made from ghibli studios the best movie animes makers to date

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BringingTheThunder3286d ago

why are companies doing this to us? way too much good stuff coming out so close together!

lonesoul653285d ago

blame quarterly reports...everything is released to make profits for that quarter look as high as possible. It's a numbers game my friend. Funny how by this time...more companies haven't started taking another route on this. Also it is MOST LIKELY( not confirmed) that this is the last spring of this generation on consoles so have to roll out stuff early enough that the newer machines don't ruin your sales numbers.

WeskerChildReborned3286d ago

Agreed, most the games i really want are coming out in the first quarter.

2013 will be a good year.

TrendyGamers3286d ago

If PS4 and Xbox 720 launch, it will be an insane year.

WeskerChildReborned3286d ago

Yea but don't know if they really are, it seems likely.

BelieveinGhosts3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

I hope PS4 and Xbox 720 don't launch in 2013, i can't afford it. There are too many great games releasing between now and well into late 2013, my wallet is already runinng on empty

ChunkyLover533286d ago

It'd be suicide to launch a current gen AAA title towards the end of next year. That is why so many of these games are slated for the first part of the year. Normally we'd see huge releases like Gears, Tomb Raider and Bioshock lean towards a November release date.

Once we all start seeing what these next gen games have to offer, I think we are all going to be gearing up for that, which would mean some current gen games might be lost in the mix.

BringingTheThunder3286d ago (Edited 3286d ago )

most consoles come out in november so if the big games come out anytime before that, they'll do just fine.

ChunkyLover533286d ago

Once everyone sees the games and what the new consoles can do, people will want them. Do you not remember all the hype for games like Gears Of War and Killzone 2? People held off on buying games so they could get the new consoles and new games.

Why would I waste $60 on a game for a console that is about to die? I'd rather spend that $60 in part to pay for a new console or to buy a new game for the console.

The closer we get to the release of these new consoles, the less current consoles and current console games are going to sell.

Why do you think these huge AAA titles are getting rushed releases before E3? Think about it.

Wingsfan243286d ago

The current gen consoles won't "die" as soon as next-gen starts. It's not like everything just stops. I highly doubt that most gamers will jump right into next-gen considering the economy and the issues this gen had at start up. Price tags, hardware issues and so on.

lonesoul653285d ago

no they wont die...but it will for sure take a HUGE chunk out of sales

AngelicIceDiamond3286d ago

Exactly, that's why the 1st 3 to 4 months of next year is gonna be epic. And most of the major publishers do not want to get outshined by E3 of 2013 because of a certain revolution may unfold. That's why its a pack 1st quarter.

I dunno why people are disagreeing with you. Probably because its more likely MS will show off new hardware than Sony next year.

Outside_ofthe_Box3286d ago

***"Why would I waste $60 on a game for a console that is about to die?"***

Because the game is good? That's why I would buy a game at the end of a console's life cycle anyway.

Besides not everyone rushes out and buys a new console on launch day. Some people wait a year or two after the consoles releases because the software library should be deep by then, a price cut could possibly take place by then, and any issues with hardware should be fixed by then.

AngelicIceDiamond3286d ago

@Outside Yeah but honestly, that's for the casual and it doesn't relate to people like us the hardcore gamers that almost literally have to buy it at launch and save up money even if they're favorite game gets released for the PS3 and Xbox.

But I will have to disagree with @Chunky Lover on this one, part of what what you said at least. When the 360 made its debut back in 05 I remember Sony pushing there games harder than ever, big release titles were being made for the PS2 as well. Even after the PS3 came out Sony made sure that big last gen franchises were being seen on the PS2 even though they were being advertised for the Xbox and PS3. And Sony did this for a while, and believe it or not... it actually worked, software and games sales kept strong for the cheaper and far less power PS2 and Sony kept this stride going for awhile and even outselling the Xbox 360. Sony's momentum slowed down shortly after the Xbox started producing games that just weren't capable of running on the PS2.

Now will this continue after 8 years on the market next year? I think so, MS will push and still support software for the old 360 but probably not as long as Sony did with PS2. What I think'll happen is MS will slowly start to move content over to the new Xbox like DLC hitting the 720 first and the 360 will get it a month later. Then a month is 3 months 4 months 6 months a year and eventually not getting it at all. And the only way of getting it is purchasing a brand new 720.

Outside_ofthe_Box3286d ago

Well I personally don't buy consoles at launch. You never know what hardware issues are going to pop up and more times than not the launch titles don't justify a $300-$400 purchase on day one.

Skateboard3286d ago

You try too hard and its obvious, LOL.

TheRealTedCruz3285d ago


Well, let's hope that both Microsoft and Sony learned from this generation and offer FULL backwards compatibility with the new consoles.

Microsoft, while they offered a large amount of their back-catalogue, eventually dropped the updates, leaving much wanted titles unsupported.

Whereas Sony offered almost full support for their last two consoles at launch, though eventually removed the ability to run the games in general, in favor of dropping the cost of manufacturing and dropping the sale price in turn. Though, and let's be real here, part of the reason was to get more people to buy the games off the playstation store.

lonesoul653285d ago

seems like a silly way to cut into profits. I mean, they are dedicated gaming machines that personally i would rather them put the R&D into making a better system, than making it backwards compatible. Plus considering they are going to using different videocard ( ATI ) this will most likely not be the case.

jetlian3285d ago

I agree chunky. If your like me who's gonna get both if they should come out. Your looking at 1200 dollars just getting started which is like 20 games worth. No way most gamers arent gonna have to pick and choose.

systems will be at 400 each(better model most likely) 50 for an extra controller, 2-3 games, Its around 600.

Hicken3285d ago

When have you EVER known what you were talking about?

When the new generation launches, will there be more PS4s in the wild, or PS3s? If you released the SAME game on both systems, which version do you think would sell the most copies? Will there be a little cannibalization? Sure, but at the start of the gen, it won't have that much of an impact.

Now let's imagine you're releasing a game for the 70+ million PS3s that will have been sold at that time, and it's not going to be on the 1-2 million PS4s. How does the existence of a platform that doesn't even HAVE the game impact sales on a platform that DOES?

More importantly, since most early adopters of consoles are hardcore gamers, you will likely STILL see them buying PS3 games. The mentality of a hardcore (or core, for that matter) gamer is not "Oh, well, the PS3 is almost here, so I'll pass up on God of War II, even though it looks amazing."

That would be stupid.

ChunkyLover533285d ago

Launch titles tend to sell quite a bit actually, especially if the launch lineup itself is quite sparse.

Just because there will be more PS3's, doesn't mean a game would necessarily do better on that console. If Sony were to come out with a new and improved Infamous 3 to launch the PS4, I think it would sell better on the PS4 than Infamous did on the PS3. All of those PS3's in the wild didn't really help that game push a ton of copies.

Its the same for Microsoft and some of the lesser IP's or games. Alan Wake 2 on the Xbox 720 at launch, would sell a lot better than an Alan Wake 2 on Xbox 360 at this point and time.

That is my point. You seem to stalk every opinion I put out there, since its my very own opinion, it cant really be wrong. This is all just opinion, if you disagree that is fine, but at least try and not get so personal about it.

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