Release Spotlight – 4/22/13

A little late in the week for a release spotlight but it’ll be something you guys will be seeing every Monday. I’ve been working on different layouts and found this to be the most practical for the information provided. Let me know in the discussion what you liked/disliked about this article and of course enjoy these fresh releases!

Assassin’s Creed 3 – The Redemption

Release Date: 4/23/13
PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Action Adventure
Price: $9.99

Official Website

“The final chapter of our three-part Tyranny of King Washington single-player DLC series is nearly upon us! The mad King George Washington has retreated within his New York stronghold and Ratonhnhaké:ton must prepare an assault against Washington’s incredible fortress. As the stakes continue to rise in Ratonhnhaké:ton’s pursuit of Washington, so too must his strength and ferocity. Calling on an ancient source of might, Ratonhnhaké:ton must once again risk his sanity to embark on a mysterious and dangerous Sky Journey in order to release the Power of the Bear.”

Dead Island Riptide

Release Date: 4/23/13
PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: First Person Shooter
Price: $39.99-$49.99

Official Website

Dead Island Riptide brings back the explosive mix of open-world gameplay, co-op first-person action and RPG elements to fans worldwide.

The Dead Island heroes escaped in a helicopter to the safety of a military ship, but when a furious storm hits and the virus suddenly spreads throughout the crew, the nightmare starts all over again, leaving hope drowning in the rising tides.

Don’t Starve

Release Date: 4/23/13
Genre: Action Adventure
Price: $14.99

Official Website

Play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find his way back home. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.
Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen

Release Date: 4/23/13
Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Role-Playing
Price: $39.99

Official Website

Just off the Gransys mainland is the cursed Bitter black Isle where gamers will embark on an all-new quest to discover an underground realm, complete with new terrifying foes and incredible treasure. Owners of the original Dragon’s Dogma will be able to export their existing characters and all other saved data to continue their journey as the Arisen, and face a new threat that has emerged from the cavernous depths. Players will be able to take their characters to new heights with brand new high-level skills and augments as well as all new weapons and armor sets.

For those that missed Dragon’s Dogma the first time around, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen provides the opportunity to start their journey from the very beginning before tackling the all-new content. Based on player feedback, Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen will make the Dragon’s Dogma gameplay experience even more satisfying with improvements such as easier travel and a more intuitive menu system.

Monaco | What’s Yours Is Mine

Release Date: 4/24/13
PC, Mac, Xbox 360 (delayed)
Genre: Adventure
Price: $14.99

Official Website

Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine is a single player or co-op heist game. Assemble a crack team of thieves, case the joint, and pull off the perfect heist.

The Locksmith: Blue-collar infiltration expert
The Lookout: She can see and hear everything… a natural leader
The Pickpocket: A hobo with a monkey and a penchant for crime
The Cleaner: A silent psychopath… John Wayne Gacy in pink
The Mole: Big and dumb… likes to tunnel
The Gentleman: He doesn’t always wear a disguise, but when he does, he looks fantastic
The Hacker: Armies of viruses shut down security… a modern day warlock
The Redhead: Manipulative and murderous… a lady always gets what she wants

Play with up to four people online or on the same screen. Compete with others via daily leaderboards on Steam. Find out why it won the 2010 IGF and has been described by Bytejacker’s Anthony Carboni as “quite possibly the best co-op ever.”

Poker Night 2

Release Date: 4/26/13
PC, Xbox 360, PS3 (April 30th)
Genre: Parlor
Price: $10

Official Website

Poker Night 2 is the unnecessary sequel to Poker Night at the Inventory! In the original game, you played poker with a bunch of weirdoes for fame and fortune Team Fortress 2 items and the satisfaction of beating the odds.

  • A different bunch of weirdoes officially licensed, triple ‘A’ characters (Claptrap, Brock Samson, Ash Williams, Sam)
  • More prizes than ever before (what you can win depends on the game system you’re using)
  • From the Portal game series, your dealer is GLaDOS!
  • Two poker styles – Texas Hold ‘Em and now Omaha!
  • MORE satisfaction in beating the odds (though it’s not guaranteed, since satisfaction is subjective and it must be pointed out, not legally binding in any way)!
  • Hilariously witty banter between your new poker buddies
  • It’s a dream come true!

Are you a poker wizard? You’ll love it. Can you barely count to 21 or remember what day it is? You’ll love it too because in Poker Night 2, even when you’re losing, you’re winning. And vice-versa.

Star Trek Video Game

Release Date: 4/23/13
PC, Xbox 360, PS3
Genre: Action Adventure
Price: $59.99

Official Website

Play as two of the greatest science-fiction heroes ever – Kirk and Spock in the award-winning STAR TREK: The Video Game, a completely original co-op experience that expands the Star Trek universe even further. Set in the 23rd Century world of the massively popular Star Trek reboot, this cover-based shooter immerses players in a rich, original story and action-packed combat.

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