Kean gamers anxious for fall’s video game lineup

By Nick Mojica


With summer almost over, gamers all around Kean are anxiously awaiting the release of fall’s biggest video games.

Like most summers, this year did not have many big games, although there were a few. Max Payne 3, the long awaited sequel to Max Payne 2 was finally released to rave reviews from critics. July also brought us Kingdom Hearts 3D for the Nintendo 3DS, which sophomore Allan Pereia had been “looking forward to the continuation of the story [in the Kingdom Hearts universe].”

While big releases during the past summer were few and far between, fall 2012 promises to be a grand year for video games. Starting this September and going into November, games that will be released include Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed III, Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, just to name a few of them.

Borderlands 2, the sequel to 2009’s hit, Borderlands, is promising to bring back all the action, violence and guns, along with new additions that will please fans of its predecessor. The game will feature new characters and classes, along with a storyline that changes itself based on the way one plays through the storyline.

Releasing November 6th is the highly anticipated Halo 4. With previous developer Bungie no longer at the helm and 343 Industries taking over, many are anxious to see how this Halo entry will fare.

“I’m looking forward to a new perspective from a different company’s eyes. It should be interesting and worth the wait.” said sophomore Justin Sequeira.

Another sequel being released is one that is different from other games released before. Assassin’s Creed III, releasing October 30, takes place during the American Revolution. We have seen games that take place during the twentieth century and with international locales, but rarely do we see an action game that takes place during Colonial America.

No fall game preview would be complete without Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Many gamers will pick up this sequel just for the multiplayer, but if you are into the single player campaign, the storyline picks up where Black Ops left off. Also added are new Strike Force missions and a standalone campaign featuring zombies, which will include an eight-player option.

Other big releases during the fall, include, PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale, Pokemon Black/White 2, Resident Evil 6, Little Big Planet: Karting, Epic Mickey 2, NBA 2K13 and many more that will delight gamers of all ages.

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