I’m starting a new weekly video games section. Below are the video releases for the next two weeks:
Week of January 15, 2013
- DMC: Devil May Cry
Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Detailing Dante’s early years and set against a contemporary backdrop, DmC Devil May Cry will retain the stylish action, fluid combat and self-assured protagonist that have defined the iconic series but inject a more brutal and visceral edge. The Dante of DmC is a young man who has no respect for authority or society in general. Dante knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast. He is now discovering and coming to terms with what it means to be the child of a demon and an angel. This split personality has a real impact on gameplay with Dante being able to call upon angel and demon abilities at will, transforming his Rebellion sword on the fly to dramatically affect both combat and movement. For DmC Capcom has teamed up with UK development studio, Ninja Theory, renown for delivering action titles with compelling characters and narrative coupled with high production values. The combination of Ninja Theory’s expertise and Capcom’s unrivalled heritage in producing combat focused action titles will ensure that this latest addition to the multi-million selling series will remain true to the Devil May Cry DNA so cherished by the fans, while bringing a new level of cinematic quality to the title.
Week of January 22, 2013
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Platform: PlayStation 3
Rated: Everyone 10+
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world in an attempt to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way, Oliver makes new friends and adopts many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies. Developed by LEVEL-5 with animation by the legendary Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines beautiful animated visuals, masterful storytelling and a sweeping score into an epic role-playing adventure like no other.
The Sims 3 70’s, 80’s and 90’s Stuff
Platform: Windows Vista / XP, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac
The Sims 3 70s 80s and 90s Stuff Pack is the eighth stuff pack released for The Sims 3. Stuff packs are collections of items, accessories, clothes and hair styles available to Sims. The 70s, 80s and 90s Stuff Pack covers everything you might expect from the Disco era of the 70s, the Awesome 80s, and the Grunge-rockin’ 90s. Also included are décor to match the time period, new venues that that Sims inhabit and gather in, and new radio stations that rock and Disco Simlish hits.
- Anarchy Reigns
Platform: Playstation 3, Xbox 360
Take on the roles of imaginative human and cyborg characters in over-the-top close combat in Anarchy Reigns. Master each of the eight character’s unique style, weapon and signature kill move to become the ultimate survivor. Take cover as Action Trigger Events provide a constantly changing gameplay environment with real-time events such as The Black Hole, a plane crash and blitz bombing. Challenge your friends in multiplayer modes, including Battle Royale, Deathmatch and Survival mode. Play as Jack or Leo in the single-player Campaign mode in the ultimate survival of the fittest. Immerse yourself in the violence and combat of the post-apocalyptic future where Anarchy Reigns.