you know it you’ll have finished answering the Call of Duty and cleaned
the last foes off the Battlefield this holiday season. But after you’ve
beaten both of the campaigns and gotten your fill of multiplayer, there
will be other military-themed action games arriving on store shelves,
just in time to take your mind off of the crippling depressing that sets
in once you've finished off the last of your holiday releases. Both
Combat Wings: The Great Battles of World War II and Sniper: Ghost
Warrior 2 are due out in the first quarter of 2012, and their publisher,
City Interactive, has finally given them firm dates....
Combat Wings: The Great Battles of World
War II is due out on February 10, and looks to bring the fast-paced dogfights
of the Second World War to consoles and PCs in time for Valentine’s day. Beyond
working with traditional controllers, Combat Wings also has Move support,
allowing players to physically steer their planes with motion control. It doesn't feature Kinect support, though, so you're not going to be able to stand in your living room, arms out, pretending to be an airplane. Sorry, everyone.
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is a due out on March
16 in Europe and March 20 in the US. While we weren’t fans of the first game, calling it “an exercise in rage control” and criticizing the AI, we enjoyed the E3 demo we saw of the sequel a few months back. Beyond fixing many of the issues we complained about when we played through the first game, it's also running on the CRYengine3, which means it’s likely going to look a good deal better than the first. We just wish it had Move support, too, since that would definitely make it stand out.
If you're interested in either of these games check back closer to release and we'll be sure to let you know if they live up to your expectations, or if they end up falling short and crashing into the ground, dragging through the dirt and leaving a fiery trail of disaster behind them.
Oct 20, 2011