Platform: Wii U, 3DS
EU: March 22
only taken a year and a half, but soon western monster wranglers will
have the pleasure of diving into Capcom's Monster Hunter 3 expansion.
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will ship with the ability for 3DS and Wii
U owners to swap gamesaves between the systems; and both systems will
support multiplayer questing. That said, the 3DS will be limited to
local multiplayer support.
In terms of gameplay, Monster Hunter 3
Ultimate will differ from its predecessor with the addition of new monsters, location changes, minor gameplay tweaks, and a Target
Camera that will grant hunters a better viewpoint when tracking their prey. Read
our Monster Hunter Tri review for our impressions of Monster Hunter Ultimate's inspiration.
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U (NA: March 26)
EU: March 22 (Wii U: March 29)
is handy, but for our money the real hero of AMC's The Walking Dead is Daryl, the cross-bow wielding redneck with a heart of a gold.
Thankfully, Terminal Reality (Kinect Star Wars, Ghostbusters: The
Video Game) shares our love for zombie-killing hillbillies and is
giving both Daryl and his (less likable) brother Merle their due in this
first-person shooter. The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct is set
before the start of the TV series and follows the Dixon brothers as
they fight and sneak their way past walkers on the road to Atlanta.
Along the way, players will contend with zombie swarms, interact with survivors, deal with dwindling resources, and make decisions
that will have an impact on their survival.
Unlike last year's adventure game, Survival Instinct takes its cues from the show over the comic books. That may irk diehard fans, but fortunately it looks like Terminal Reality will
adopt the gritty, hopeless tone that has made the graphic novels and
Telltale's The Walking Dead adventure games famous.
Evil 6 is making its long awaited trek to PCs this month. The
non-console version will arrive with all of its content intact,
along with an exclusive mode entitled The Mercenaries: No Mercy that
will ramp up the body count in The Mercenaries. PC players will also
have access to all the free updates currently available on consoles
and the opportunity to purchase the upcoming Siege DLC.
American players will get Resident Evil 6 as a digital download,
while Europe will have the option of picking it up in physical form too.
In all regions, the digital version will take advantage of Steam
perks like cloud saving, steam achievements, leaderboards, and social
support. Read why the latest chapter in Resident Evil's story is
worth an install in our console Resident Evil 6 review.
EU: March 28
there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call?
Luigi, of course (who else?). In this sequel to 2001's Luigi's Mansion, the green-clad Mario brother returns with his Poltergust
5000 to rid five haunted mansions of their ghostly inhabitants.
Similar to the original, gameplay will consist of stunning ghosts
with the stroboscope and wrangling ghosts into the vacuum. This time
around, Luigi will be able to contend with more spirits at once and developer Next Level Games
has indicated there will be a stronger emphasis on puzzle solving.
Ghostbusting friends can also get in on the frightful action via
local multiplayer. In it, each will player will control a different version of Luigi
and compete in various tests of skill inside the ScareScraper
mansion. Scared? Probably not. Excited? We are.
EU: May 17
start packing. The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is making its comeback on
the 3DS, introducing an all new way to explore Pokemon Paradise and
its loveable residents. Once again, players will wake up in the
fantasy world as a Pokemon and join familiar characters in
exploring the dungeons that surround their home. Pokemon Mystery
Dungeon: Gates to Infinity will showcase a new 3D design and
incorporate the 3DS' AR technology to unlock dungeons by scanning items in the real world.
Pokemon: Mystery Dungeon: Gates to
Infinity is the latest in the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, which
has been around since 2005. Buzz from
Japan (where it was released last November) is it represents a
dramatic evolution in the series. We'll find out when it makes the
trek to western shelves.
Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
EU: March 29
Mexican cartel La Guadaña is out of control and only two operatives
have the stones (and death-wishes) to put them in their place. Enter:
Alpha and Bravo, operatives with the Tactical Worldwide Operations
(T.W.O) and the new leading men of the Army of Two brand. Thanks to former leads Salem and Rios taking a more advisory role, The Devil's Cartel boasts a new
duo who must clean up the streets of Mexico. As in previous games,
The Devil's Cartel will emphasize co-operative play, challenging
friends to work in tandem to blast enemies, solve puzzles, and reign
destruction down on La Guadaña members.
Army of Two: The Devil's
Cartel is the first game in the series to be powered by EA's
Frostbite 2 game engine. It also marks the arrival of Visceral Games
as the franchise's lead developer. Watch GR give the new engine a go
in Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel preview: Hands-on with the bloody co-op shooter.