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Fall Video Game Release Schedule Game Like Deus Ex: Human Revolution Super Mario 3D Mario Kart 7 3DS, StarFox 64 3DS

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With the summer release of Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the onslaught of new video game releases for the fall has officially begun. Video game enthusiasts can say goodbye to their savings funds, social lives and homework time.For Microsoft, the Wii and DS are on their last legs in terms of new releases, but Zelda and the Nintendo 3DS makes this year bearable for Nintendo fans. Nintendo’s biggest game for the fall is The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which takes the critically acclaimed series in a new direction through its altered dungeon format, intuitive motion controls and beautiful impressionism style graphics.Nintendo’s other big title for the fall is Super Mario 3D Land, a combination of 2D and 3D platforming with the return of the tooniki suit from Mario 3. Other notable games that round out Nintendo’s lineup are Mario Kart 7 3DS, StarFox 64 3DS, Kirby’s Return to Dreamland for Wii and Kirby’s Mass Attack for DS.Sony’s big game for the fall is Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. The third installment in the series features a thrilling campaign through the desert, an evil woman as the villain and strong multiplayer support. Other Sony exclusives include the recently released Resistance 3 from Insomniac games, which improves upon the single player campaign from Resistance 2 and includes a more balanced multiplayer mode with plenty of creative ways to eliminate the enemy. Also from Insomniac is Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One, designed with co-op gameplay in mind and support for up to four players. Also, exclusive to Sony are HD collections of classic PSP/PS2 games, such as God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus and the Splinter Cell Trilogy.Microsoft has not one, but two big releases for the fall. Granted, one is a remake of the first Halo (called Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition) with improved graphics and multiplayer support, but it’s still impressive. The other is Gears of War 3, which brings some new tweaks to the GOW franchise: four player co-op for the campaign, new multiplayer modes, a change from dark environments to bright outdoor action set pieces and female soldiers. Microsoft also has Forza 4 to satisfy those craving a realistic driving game. For Kinect, Microsoft has Dance Central 2 and Kinect Sports Season 2 to fill the void left by Kinect Star Wars,which got pushed to next year.There are a ton of new titles forthcoming, and, if you have an Xbox 360 or PS3, you’ll have no shortage of greatgames to play. Unfortunately, if you just have only a Wii or DS and not a 3DS, then it’s pretty depressing. For the most part, this year is packed with shooters, and the biggest juggernaut for the fall is Battlefield 3, which may dethrone Call of Duty as the most popular shooter on the market with its kick-ass graphics and complete multiplayer modes.Other shooters include Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which aims to wrap up the story started with the firstModern Warfare, and Rage (from the creators of Doom), which combines open-world gameplay, shooting and car combat. Other heavy hitters are Batman Arkam City (which also contains open-world game play) andThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, featuring the same great gameplay from Oblivion but with a new graphics engine and dragons. Assassin’s Creed Revelations wraps up the story started in part two with Ezio and, likeBrotherhood, brings back multiplayer.Some other important titles are Dead Island, which combines first person zombie slaying and RPG elements to distinguish it from Dead Rising, and everyone’s favorite blue hedgehog who returns with Sonic Generations, which combines the franchise old school gameplay with the recent 3D releases. Saint Row the Third is here to satisfy gamers waiting for Grand Theft Auto V. Lastly, Need for Speed: The Run invigorates the old racing franchise with an emphasis on story and high-stakes chase sequences.There are many more games to choose from this fall, so be sure to check back at GameSpot weekly or browse Amazon up until next year. This year looks to be one of the best for video games.

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OrangeNero
OrangeNero - - 6,594 comments

a new Ratchet and clank is coming? awesome news. also in addition to the sony HD releases, MGS and silent hill are getting an HD releases as well.

rage and BF3 already on my order list.

thx for the news :)

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