Remaining 2013 video game releasesWritten by Michael Siebenaler | | firstname.lastname@example.org
By Michael Siebenaler and Sagar Sharma, Toledo Free Press Staff Writers
Check out some of the big video game releases coming to stores for the rest of 2013 (all release dates subject to change):
“Rayman Legends” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montpellier): 2-D platform adventure on PS3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360 and Wii U.
“Diablo III” (Blizzard Entertainment): One of PCs most popular RPG (role-playing games) franchises makes its exclusive console debut on PS3 and Xbox 360
“Total War: Rome 2″ (SEGA) on PC.
“Kingdom Hearts” HD 1.5 Remix (Square- Enix): The classic Disney action RPG is re-mastered on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
“KillZone Mercenary” (Sony) exclusively on PS Vita.
“The Wonderful 101″ (Nintendo): This superhero action game is a Wii U exclusive.
“Grand Theft Auto V” (Rockstar Games/Rockstar North): The open-world action crime drama finally arrives on PS3 and Xbox 360.
Wii U Deluxe Set Reduced Price
Wii U limited edition bundle available with “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD” (special release before Oct. 4).
“FIFA 14″ (EA/EA Sports): The most popular soccer franchise returns with a new physics engine and more clubs on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One.
“NBA 2K14″ (2k Sports/Visual Concepts): Authenticity is the name of the game with this critically acclaimed basketball series on PS3 and Xbox 360. Coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One.
“The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD” (Nintendo): Linkís classic adventure is re-mastered and takes full advantage of the gamepad exclusively on Wii U.
“Beyond Two Souls” (Sony/Quantic Dream): Interactive drama/action-adventure exclusively on PS3
“Just Dance 2014″ (UbiSoft).
Nintendo 2DS launch date
“Pokemon X/Pokemon Y” (Nintendo): The latest installment in the popular game series adds more excitement and eclectic characters.
“LEGO Marvel Super Heroes” (Warner Bros./ TT Games): Fun, light-hearted action humor for the entire family in the Marvel super hero universe on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. Coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One.
“Rocksmith 2014″ (UbiSoft) guitar music game
“Tearaway”: PS Vita exclusive
“Batman: Arkam Origins” (Warner Bros.): The final chapter of the highest rated super hero franchise returns with 3 vs. 3 vs. 2 fighting scenarios on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. Also coming in collector’s edition.
“Wii Party U” (Nintendo): Releasing in a special bundle including a Wii Remote Plus controller and stand for $49.99.
“Assassin’s Creed IV” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal): Open-world sea exploration is the focus of the popular stealth/action title on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. Also available in limited edition and coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One.
“WWE 2K14″ (2k Sports/Yukes): Your favorite WWE superstars return to the squared circle on PS3 and Xbox 360
“Battlefield 4″ (EA/DICE): Highly destructive environments and massive FPS multiplayer battles on PS3 and Xbox 360. Coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One.
“Call of Duty: Ghosts” (Activision/Infinity Ward): The FPS (first-person shooter) giant returns with another action-packed story and the signature award-winning multiplayer experience on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. Coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One.
PS4 launch day
“Killzone: Shadow Fall” (Sony/Guerrilla Games): What will surely be the graphical FPS showcase for Sony’s new next generation console.
“Knack” (Sony/SCE Japan Studio): A whimsical journey awaits the gamer with the player controlling a shape-shifting hero who adapts to the danger at hand exclusively on PS4.
“Need for Speed Rivals” (EA): The 20th installment in this popular racing game series features AllDrive, which blends single player and multiplayer gameplay on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Coming soon to PS4 and Xbox One.
“South Park: The Stick of Truth” (UbiSoft) on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.
XBox One launch dday
Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo): The sequel to the critically acclaimed 3DS platformer arrives with new multiplayer capabilities exclusively on Wii U.
“The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds” (Nintendo)
“Mario Party: Island Tour” (Nintendo) on Nintendo 3DS.
“Ryse” (Microsoft Studios/Crytek): Ancient battles and epic wars between massive armies in this action packed title exclusively on Xbox One.
“Forza Motorsport 5″: Xbox One exclusive
“Dead Rising 3″: Xbox One exclusive
Before 2013 end
“Wii Fit U”
“Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games”
“Watch Dogs” (Ubisoft/Ubisoft Montreal)
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