Video game releases: 'Sims 3: Generations', 'Hunted: The Demon's Forge'
Wednesday 25 May 2011
A new expansion for the
Sims 3 focuses on life's formative moments, while
Hunted is the latest in a swathe of two-player action titles. Beyond that,
Infamous 2 and
Red Faction: Armageddon take us into June with their own brands of wanton carnage.
Sims 3: Generations (Mac PC)
North America: May 31, Teen, $39
Europe: June 2, 12+, €39
UK: June 3, 12+, £29
Expanding upon Sims 3 - which is required in order to enjoy this add-on - Generations corrals some of the best ideas from The Sims 2's extra content packs, introducing pivotal events for Sim children, teens, young adults, parents, and grandparents.
Hunted: The Demon's Forge (360 PC PS3)
North America: May 31, Mature, $49-$59
Europe & UK: June 3, 18+, £35-£49 / €49-€59
Japan: June 23, C (15+), ¥7,980
Looking set to beat competitors Dungeon Siege III and Lord of the Rings: War in the North to market, Hunted presents itself as a medieval mix between Gears of War's gnarled graphics and Lara Croft's latest two-player adventure.
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2 (3DS PSP)
North America: May 31, Teen, $29-$39
Arcade beat 'em up Blazblue arrives on handhelds courtesy of Continuum Shift 2. Four players can link up with two fighting and two spectating. Owners of Continuum Shift on PS3 and 360 can get hold of the content via their consoles' respective online stores.
Infamous 2 (PS3)
North America: June 7, Teen, $59
Europe: June 8, 16+, €69
UK: June 10, 16+, £49
Superhero Cole MacGrath sets off in pursuit of furthering his powers, but The Beast stands in his way. Additionally, players will be able to create and share missions. Includes access to the Uncharted 3 beta as standard; the $99 Hero Edition includes a sling bag modelled after Cole's own, as well as a statue, comic, and various in-game items.
Red Faction Armageddon (360 PC PS3)
North America: June 7, M17+, $49-$59
Europe: June 10, 18+, €45-€59
UK: June 10, 15, £39-£49
Head back into the mines of Mars, where once-dormant aliens have come out of nowhere to destroy, laying waste to the planet's human colonists. Repair and rip apart structures, fling them into enemies, and team up with three other players.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River (360 PC PS3)
UK: April 21, £49 (360 PS3) £35 (PC)
Europe: April 21, €69 (360 PS3) €49 (PC)
North America: June 7, $59 (360 PS3) $49 (PC)
Teams of four are dropped into a near-future Tajikistan, where both Chinese and American forces are staking their claims. Xbox 360 reviews hover around 70% on Metacritic and GameRankings; ReviewTrax deems it 'Good' on 360 and PS3.
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