One of the big guns of 2012 is here. Although it didn’t make it on our biggest releases of 2012 list, it certainly is highly anticipated. Protoype is back with the appropriately titled sequel known as Prototype 2 (I was personally hoping for a last minute title change to Prototype: Part Deux. A guy can dream, can’t he?). Get ready for all the shape shifting you can handle.
Bloodforge is a 360 exclusive available on XBLA. I must say that this game looks bloody and it looks awesome. Somewhere, Kratos is nodding his head in appreciation. If it delivers, we are definitely looking at a runner for Best Downloadable Game of 2012.
Also out this week is an add-on for FIFA ’12 known as UEFA Euro 2012. It is not a stand alone title and you must have a copy of FIFA 12 to play it. The DLC comes with 50 teams, even more players and enough accents to make you feel like you’re at a Renaissance Faire. So if soccer (or football) is your thing, it will be ready for you on Tuesday.
Bloodforge – 360 (XBLA)
It is an ancient world of myth and legend. Powerful gods rule, and vicious tribes swear allegiance to them. One warrior stands free: Crom. He has given up battle in favour of his family. But the gods brutally decide to drag him back in to their fight, leaving Crom with only one option: Revenge. With a brutal combat system, stunning art style, and a deeply compelling story, Bloodforge empowers you to slaughter hordes of demonic soldiers, deformed worshippers, and the gods themselves, using ferocious Rage Kills, devastating Rune attacks, and furious Weapon Combos. Help seal Crom’s fate – and the fate of the rest of the world – in this dark, visceral story of revenge, betrayal, and destiny.
Official Website: Bloodforge
Prototype 2 – 360, PS3
The sequel to Radical Entertainment’s best-selling open-world action game of 2009, PROTOTYPE® 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original PROTOTYPE and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. You are Sgt James Heller, husband to a deceased wife and child and a soldier left simply to die. As the game’s all-new infected protagonist, players will experience Sgt James Heller cutting a bloody swathe through the wastelands of post-viral New York Zero. Equipped with unparalleled new shapeshifting powers,players will gradually build a vast genetic arsenal of deadly new biological weapons and abilities as they hunt, kill and consume their way toward the ultimate goal – to kill…Alex…Mercer!
Official Website: Prototype 2
UEFA Euro 2012 – 360, PC, PS3
The EA SPORTS UEFA EURO 2012™ expansion pack for EA SPORTS FIFA 12 recreates all the excitement of the official tournament with over 50 European national teams, all eight official stadiums, and all the pageantry and atmosphere of one of the largest and most-watched sporting events on the planet. Compete as your favourite country in an authentic online tournament mode against rival nations in the group stage, progress through the knockout rounds, and ultimately compete for the chance to be crowned the UEFA EURO 2012™ champion.
Official Website: UEFA Euro 2012