There was quite a lot to shout about at Gamescom this year. With 2012 approaching its close and next year penned for next-generation console releases, developers are keen to show off their last hurrahs on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation.
This means trailers, lots of trailers. We have already been overloaded with excitement at E3 and weren’t expecting that much fun to come from Gamescom. Oh, how wrong we were. Gamescom had more highlights than an Essex haircut.
Think of this like the Watch Dogs of Gamescom. All about doing things differently, the Remember Me trailer is set in the Paris of 2084. Combining stealth, sneaking and controlling a person’s memories to force them to commit suicide, this is like no game we have seen before.
Release date: May 2013
Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
There aren’t many people who wouldn’t be excited about the concept of a new Metal Gear game, even if it is one that features Raiden and no Solid Snake. Implementing clever sword gameplay where you can cut just about anything into tiny little pieces, Metal Gear rising is looking very promising indeed.
Release date: 22 February 2013
This looks to be a seriously big deal for football fans. For the first time Fifa is using an extremely clever ball-control engine called first touch control, which affects every single kick and receive of the ball. A game that is nearly upon us, this Gamescom trailer served only to make the wait that little bit harder.
Release date: 28 September 2012
Combining third-person shooter and MMO with a huge open world, this is a very individual game. It is entirely open to exploration and the world you run about in is constantly populated by every other player. The game also features vehicles and an art style of which we are definitely big fans. One to watch for sure.
Release date: TBA
Call of Duty Black Ops 2
Everyone knows the multiplayer is what really matters in Call of Duty. Gamescom is where Black Ops 2’s multiplayer really made an appearance. It features multiple gameplay videos, and most are now seriously excited about what the next COD has on offer. Don’t forget this title is set in the near future and developer Treyarch has really taken advantage of that when it comes to being inventive with in-game weapons. See the video below to get what we mean.
Release date: 13 November 2012
A console that isn’t exactly on the tip of everyone’s tongue right now, the WiiU needs some serious titles to drum up a bit of love. It looks like it might just have it in the form of ZombiU. Featuring an amazing headshot to a member of Horseguards and chopping off people’s heads in the Underground, this game is looking good.
Release date: TBA
Any Halo gameplay we can set our eyes on is a good thing. Gamescom was no exception, with a trailer which featured some new gameplay footage and some rather stirring Halo 4 music. Worth a watch for sure.
Release date: December 2012
Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation
We all know how exciting Assassin’s Creed III is looking on consoles, but how about its Vita-based brethren? This is a piece of hardware in desperate need of a decent title to flog consoles. Assassin’s Creed III could be the thing. Looking incredibly detailed and almost as good as its console cousin, we want this on our Vita.
Release date: 30 October 2012
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