EU: Out now
like a rolling stone in this action download for the Nintendo 3DS.
Released in Japan as Hyu Stone in 2011, Kersploosh! will see players
guiding a stone's descent down a well while avoiding weird
obstacles and dangers in its path. Success will be rewarded with
stone upgrades and the chance to control other objects such as coins,
balls, and Russian nesting dolls as they hurl to their stoney deaths.
Kersploosh! has already landed for European 3DS owners under the name
Splash or Crash.
free-to-play realms of The Astral are about to get bigger with this
incoming expansion from developer Astrum Nival. Fresh from its
February 2013 public beta, Lords of Destiny is slated to be the
largest expansion for the online MMORPG, bringing gameplay changes,
additions to Allods Online's endgame, a level cap increase to 55, and
all new overworld zones. In addition, the add-on will introduce eight new Astral Allods, complete with their own new
dungeons ripe for the raiding.
Online is the third title in the Rage of Mages series. It officially
launched in April 2011 and is played free by players across the
EU: March 13
long last, Sony's God of War is ready to reclaim his PS3 throne. This
highly anticipated prequel is set a decade before the first God of
War and follows the bloodthirsty Spartan as he fights for redemption
and freedom from Ares' control after slaying his own family in a fit of
rage. Throughout the journey, players will tear a swath through Greek
deities and monsters, all presented in the grandiose scale the
series has become known for. This time around, Kratos will even control the fabric of time itself with a Life Cycle
mechanic that can manipulate time to solve puzzles and defeat enemies.
of War: Ascension will ship with a multiplayer mode where players will scrap against human foes in a number of beat 'em up
modes. Combined with a revamped combat
and weapon system, these features promise to set Kratos up for glory in his new (and
probably last) PS3 epic. Take a peek at the carnage to come in our God of War: Ascension: Hands-on the story mode.
EU: March 15
American fans of the cultish Hyperdimension Neptunia series will soon have
the chance to catch up with Neptune's adventures in this localized
sequel. Set in an alternate 1989 timeline, Hyperdimension Neptunia
Victory picks up on the events of Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 and
finds Neptune, former CPU of Planeptune, stripped of her title and
caught in a space/time snafu. Telling an original tale,
Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory will offer insight into the series'
console wars and take players through an action RPG featuring a
new gang of foes called the Seven Sages, who are determined to erase CPUs from
the second chapter of StartCraft II's expansion trilogy, Heart of the
Swarm jumps ahead two years after Wings of Liberty. It will star
former Zerg leader Sarah Kerrigan as she adjusts to life a human and
attempts to seize control of her former Zerg troops to enact revenge
on the Terran Emperor, Arcturus Mengsk. Kerrigan's solo campaign will
play out over roughly 20 missions and see the former Zerg matriarch
hopping planet to planet to amass a devastating Zerg army. New units will join the battle including the fiery Hellbat, flying Tempest, and
suffocating Swarm Host; while StarCraft II's multiplayer will also
see some new additions of its own.
Binding the social experience will
be a revamped Battle.net, allowing for greater gameplay variations
with friends and strangers alike. Get caught up with Kerrigan and her
plight in our rundown of StarCraft II's first expansion in Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty review.
Platform: PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC
Take a breath, steady your hands, and take aim at this sequel to City
Interactive's 2010 shooter. After multiple delays, Sniper: Ghost
Warrior 2 is ready to deliver what its developers call an “authentic,
modern sniper experience”. In it, sharpshooters will control
Private Security Consultant Captain Cole Anderson as he shimmies
through exotic locales like Burma and Tibet picking off his objectives from afar. The action will focus on realistic sniper
gameplay using authentic weapons, bullet physics, and camping
techniques. Players will also be able to test their aim against human opponents in online sniper duels.
We already listed Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 back in January. Here's hoping City
Interactive hits its ETA for real this time around.