New Video Game Releases – November 2, 2008
Video games are a big part of my life, so this past month, and now even this month coming up, are some of the biggest, and roughest months of them all. While it’s awesome that this many great looking games are coming out, at the same time, it’s rough on the wallet, as well as the time factor that goes in to playing all of these games. Over the next couple of days, I’m going to stick to video games, because there’s so much about them to talk about right now. Today though, I’m going to stick to video games that are coming out for this week, the week of November 2, 2008. Tuesday is going to be one helluva busy day at the retailers as most games are coming out then, and quite the collection we will see. Don’t forget to look ahead though, pre-ordering games could be essential if you want to make sure that you get a copy. So, here’s a look at this week’s new releases!
A sequel to the highly popular PlayStation 3 exclusive, Resistance 2 comes out this week in both a standard package, and in a huge collector’s edition tin, but you may have needed to pre-order that one to get your hands on it by now. The campaign once again takes off after the end of the first Resistance game, but this time, there are actually a few campaigns to choose from. With the inclusion of a brand new co-op campaign mode, which features new, unique missions to co-op gameplay only, the game is kept fresh and new. The multiplayer has now been increased to 60 players, making it one of the largest multiplayer games made yet.
This time coming out only for the PlayStation 3, the Naruto franchise of video games comes back stronger than ever. Your typical fighting game comes back with the quirkiness of the Naruto series of ninjas. With a few modes, including your regular story battles, and a new open world free battle mode, you can take off in the immersive world of ninjas and fight your way to the top. Choose from any of the characters that you’d be able to see within the anime series to run with, including the latest forms of characters from the latest episodes of the long-running anime.
This unique real time strategy game with action role-playing elements comes exclusive to the PlayStation 3 this month. Using unique graphics, this game is more or less painted with a watercolor effect, and features classic comic book sound effect graphics during movement and battle. With a unique live time battle system, as well as a turn-based style of movement and attacking, this game shows off gameplay that isn’t seen in many strategy games. Set in a fictional European War, it features everything from scout runners, to machine-gun wielders, and even tanks.
This Xbox 360 exclusive brings us back to the fight against the Locust, as you settle back into the role of Marcus Fenix. With beautiful graphics, a huge smattering of weapons, and enough enemies to make an entire city with, you get plunged deeper into their home in order to take back the home of your own. A new co-op mode lets you take on the Locust with a friend this time, and works quite well in doing that. Multiplayer is still in, with some new modes to do so in. With a few new features, including chainsaw-to-chainsaw battles, Gears of War 2 looks to be quite the good looking sequel to it’s first, major selling counterpart.
The time for unique real time strategy games is prevalent as Tom Clancy’s EndWar comes out in the next week. Set in a period of World War III, players will get to battle in real life locations, destroying them with every weapon imaginable, and also those unimaginable. EndWar brings a heavy online focused game world, where you can fight against thousands of other war hungry players on their own couch. Using voice commands, players can command their armies to move, attack, or patrol an area just based on what they say. Being on a console, the way this is played is quite unique, but works very well, as you control your army from it’s point of view, and not one hovering miles above.
Set to come out around the time the movie does, another 007 game has come to being. Activision and Treyarch make this game, creators of the latest Call of Duty game, World at War. Stepping into the 007 franchise for the first time, they’ve done their best to immerse yourself in the world of the movie, playing as Bond himself, of course. Since the game is based off of the CoD4 engine, multiplayer is very fast paced, and contains modes similar to the ancient GoldenEye game, such as Golden Gun. Sadly though, the Golden Gun is not a one-hit kill, but rather shoots explosive rounds. None the less, if you’re a bond fan, this game will be right up your alley.
Legendary brings the fantasy world and our real world together for the fight of your life like no other. After accidentally opening Pandora’s Box, you unleash hordes of mythical creatures upon the world, and you set off to destroy them once again. This first-person shooter will have you killing werewolves, gryphons, and many more fantastic creatures created from worlds of dream. This game will have you at the edge of your seat as you fight enemies that are many times the size of you as they ravish New York city, and other locals in the world that we know and love.