Hot game sequels on the way in 2009

Nzherald Writes: After a record year for game sales in 2008 - up 17% on the previous year despite the recession - we've got some hot sequels to look forward to in the first quarter '09.

Here are some of the big ones I'm hanging out to play (click here for screenshot gallery):

F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, out February 13): The survival horror FPS returns with the story picking up from the end of the first game after encountering a powerful psychic named Alma.

Street Fighter IV (PC, 360, PS3, out February 20): the old arcade classic moves towards 3D with new characters and moves.

The Sims 3 (PC, out February 20): promises easier tools to create any Sim you fancy and seamless open neighbourhoods.

Halo Wars (Xbox 360 February 26): set 20 years before the original Halo universe, moves the franchise to a real time strategy game in which you command the armies of the UNSC warship "Spirit of Fire," consisting of familiar and new UNSC units in its initial encounters against the alien Covenant. It's been developed by Microsoft's Ensemble Studios, not Bungie.

KillZone 2 (PS3, February 27, pictured above) : the intense galactic FPS PS2 title finally moves to PS3. Now the humans take the battle to Helghan, the home planet of the Helghast forces.

Resident Evil 5 (360 and PS3, March 13): Chris Redfield from the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil: Code Veronica, returns and goes to Africa where a new bio-terrorism threat is changing both people and animals into crazy creatures.

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DADO3544d ago

Does Halo Wars belong on the list?

Tony P3543d ago

You're right. It's a spinoff, not a sequel.

And it takes place 20 years prior to the first Halo. So that makes it a prequel, if anything. Author's way off on that one.

No reason not to look forward to it though if so inclined.

Hiruma Youchi3544d ago

09 Year of the Sequels. Id say Wars is a Spinoff tho.

ASSASSYN 36o3544d ago

Where is Operation Flashpoint 2?

Lombax3544d ago


Uncharted 2?

...and if Halo Wars counts, then...

TEAM ICOs 3rd game?!

Oh and GT5?

Freak of Nature3544d ago

Team ICO's next game has not been officially announced for this year.But it is at the top of my most wanted list,even without seeing anything on it,the teams past histroy is enough for me.

Uncharted 2 and R&CF2 not being on that list a horrible case of overlooking two upcoming gems...

Now what about Beyond good & Evil 2?Where has it disapeared to.

And what about the next Jak game?Is it in the works?I sure hope so...

Lombax3544d ago

I forgot about that one. I really liked the first BG&E and #2 is a day 1 purchase for me.

As far as Team ICOs new game being released in 09 goes...

*cough*Olympic Team*cough*

Couple things about the next Jak game...

I hope ND does not dev it. I think they should focus on the Uncharted series. I really like the new IP every gen "groove" they are in. Pass it to Ready at Dawn, I say. They have proved themselves on the PSP. Let 'em have a PS3 title.

Lombax3543d ago

What do you not agree with?

My BG&E2 day 1 buy?

My 09 Team ICO release?

Because I think ND should focus on the Uncharted series?

Or because I think RaD can handle a PS3 game?

I hate disagrees with no comment...

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