Child of Eden
Developer: Q Entertainment
Systems: Kinect (Xbox 360), Move (PS3)
Release Date: June 16, 2011
Tetsuya Mizuguchi's Child of Eden is a cumulative project that rolls up nearly everything the designer has done in the past into one new project. Building on his original musical Dreamcast shooter, Rez, Child of Eden's psychedelic explosion of audio/visuals casts a spell on players much in the way a rave might do -- which is exactly the point. Due on Microsoft's Kinect and Sony's Move systems in June 2011, Mizuguchi's new high-res musical shooter/rave game is more vibrant and essential than ever before.
System: 3D Handheld
Features: 3D presentation without requiring glasses, dual screens with touch screen and stylus, wifi-enabled, 3D photo functionalities, cartridge-based, 3-5 hour battery life (depending on game) Release Date: March 27, 2011
Following the international success of the DSi, Nintendo has created the first handheld gaming system that delivers 3D videogames without the need for glasses. Built-in software offers consumers the ability to play simple games such as Face Raiders, and use tools with the Augmented Reality functions, take 3D pictures, create 3D movies, connect with friends using Street Pass, connect online using Spot Pass, and play original 3D games, starting with the 17-game launch line-up. Highlights from the launch line-up feature Steel Diver, PilotWings Resort, and Super Street Fighter IV 3D.
Developer: Junction Point Studios
Systems: Nintendo Wii
Release Date: November 30, 2010
In development by the brilliant Warren Spector, Epic Mickey re-imagines the old Mickey -- the mischievous and wily prankster -- and leaves the humdrum, hollow mascot in the dust. Epic Mickey stands on the shoulders of many old Mickey games by fusing 3D (and some 2D) platforming with RPG-lite elements and by exploring a large cast of forgotten Disney characters. Venture through the ages with us (OK, just like 20 years) and get a first-hand look at Mickey's forgotten gaming roots.
Dead Space 2
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Visceral Games
Genre: Survival Horror
Release Date: January 25, 2011
Systems: Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Microsoft Windows
Visceral Games’ eerie foray into space put it at the forefront of survival horror when Dead Space released in 2008. As Isaac Clarke, you investigated Ishumura, a derelict ship ravaged by an alien infection that created deadly necromorphs. A rail shooter for the Wii (Extraction), comics, an animated film soon followed. Dead Space 2 is slated for January 2011.
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