Upcoming Hot Games for 2008! (PS3, 360, PC)

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    Chone

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    I know this is the games forum but I decided to include 360/PS3 games so owners of all 3 platforms can decide which version of the game to get.

    Maybe I'll include DS/PSP in a future update, this is really just to remind everyone of the great releases coming out this year, feel free to suggest any other hot game for 2008 I might have missed.

    This is divided in sections, first all the 360-exclusives (as in completely exclusive), then the PS3 exclusives, then PC exclusives, then Wii exclusives, then 360-PS3-Wii, 360-PS3, PC-360 and finally games available on the 360-PS3-PC. (There are no games available only for PC and PS3 and only two games available for ALL platforms so I just made a clarification in the 360-PS3-Wii in bold). The format is [name of the game] - [developer (not publisher)] - [genre] - [release date] and are organized by their release date. Additionally, the name of games will be bolded as they are release and their metacritic score will be put in parenthesis next to the release date (in bold also).

    360
    Tales of Vesperia - Namco Bandai - Action RPG - August 26 (82)
    Infinite Undiscovery - Square Enix - RPG - September 1
    Viva Piñata 2: Trouble in Paradise - Rare - Strategy - September 2
    Fable II - Lionhead Studios - RPG - October 21
    Gears of War 2 - Epic - Shooter (3rd-Person) - November 7
    Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts - Rare - Platformer - November 14
    The Last Remnant* - Square Enix - RPG - November 20

    *
    Timed exclusive, also coming for PC and PS3 in the future.

    PS3
    Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice - Nippon Ichi Software - Strategy-RPG - August 26
    Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - Evolution Studios - Racing (Off-Road) - October 7
    SOCOM: Confrontation - Slant Six Games - Online Shooter (3rd-Person) - October 14
    Bioshock*- 2K Marin - Shooter (1st-Person) - October 21
    LittleBigPlanet - Sony - Platformer/Online Sandbox - October 21
    Eternal Sonata** - Namco Bandai - RPG - October 21
    Resistance 2 - Sony - Shooter (1st-Person) - November 4
    Valkyria Chronicles - Sega - Strategy-RPG - November 11
    Alone in the Dark*** - Eden Studios - Survival Horror - November 18

    *Already available on PC and 360, though the PS3 version has significant extra content.
    **Already out on Xbox360 but the PS3 version has additional playable characters, more storyline events, more quests, a costume system and possibly more.
    ***Already available on PC and 360, though the PS3 version is supposed to address A LOT of issues reviewers complained about like car physics, the inventory system, the camera system, etc as well as add new content.

    PC
    STALKER: Clear Sky - GSC - Shooter-RPG (1st-Person) - September 5
    Spore - Maxis - Strategy/Simulation/Online Sandbox - September 7
    Crysis Warhead - CryTek - Shooter (1st-Person) - September 16
    Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning - Mythic Entertainment - MMORPG - September 16
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition - CDProjeckt - RPG - September 16
    Civilization IV: Colonization - Firaxis (Sid Meier) - Turn-Based Strategy - September 22
    Bully: Scholarship Edition* - Rockstar Games - Sandbox Action - October
    World of Warcraft Wrath of The Lich King - Blizzard - MMORPG Expansion Pack - November 3
    Grand Theft Auto IV** - Rockstar Games - Sandbox Action - November 18

    *Already Available on PS2, Wii, Xbox360
    **Already available on Xbox360/PS3

    Wii
    Line Rider 2: Unbound* - inXile entertaiinment - Puzzle - September 16
    de Blob - Blue Tongue - Platformer - September 22
    SimCity Creator - Maxis - Strategy/Simulation - September 2
    Wario Land: Shake It! - Good Feel (Nintendo) - Platformer - September 22
    Samba de Amigo - Gearbox Software - Rhythm/Music - September 23
    Gravity* - Deep Silver - Puzzle - October 17
    Animal Crossing: City Folk - Nintendo - Simulation/Community - November 3
    Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars - Red Fly Studio - Action - November 11
    Star Wars: The Clone Wars Lightsaber Duels - Krome Studios - Action - November 11
    Skate It** - EA Montreal - Skating - November 17
    Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World - Namco Bandai - Action RPG - November 18
    Dead Rising: Chop 'Til You Drop*** - Capcom - Sandbox Action - TBA 2008

    *These games, while possibly great puzzle games, do not have the same value as other releases and are more akin to a WiiWare release even though they are not.
    **A version of this game called Skate is already available for 360/PS3 though the Wii version will undoubtedly feature a bunch of motion control additions.
    ***This game is already available on Xbox 360 but due to hardware differences it's substantially different from the 360 release, whether it's worth purchasing over the 360 version or re-purchasing it again for Wii is yet to be seen.

    360-PS3-Wii
    FaceBreaker - EA - Boxing - September 3
    Rock Band 2 - Harmonix - Rhythm/Music - September 14
    Star Wars: The Force Unleashed** - LucasArts - Action - September 16
    Guitar Hero World Tour - Neversoft - Rhythm/Music - October 26
    LEGO Batman: The Videogame - Traveller Tales - Platformer/Action -September 23
    Spiderman: Web of Shadows* - Shaba Games - Sandbox Action - October 21

    *Wii version developed by Treyarch, because of this and hardware differences the game might end up significantly or slightly different from the 360/PS3 versions.
    **Besides motion controls there's a significant difference in gameplay for the Wii version.
    Additionally, Web of Shadows and LEGO Batman are also available for PC

    360-PS3
    Silent Hill: Homecoming - Konami - Survival Horror - September 30
    Golden Axe: Beast Rider - SEGA - Action (Beat 'em Up) - October 14
    Destroy All Humans!: Path of Furon - Sandblast - Action - November 3
    Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe - Midway - Fighting - November 10

    PC-360
    Left 4 Dead - Valve - Survival Shooter (1st-Person) - November 4
    Huxley - Webzen - MMO Shooter (1st-Person) - November 25

    All Platforms (PC, 360, PS3)
    Mercenaries 2: World In Flames - Pandemic Studios - Sandbox Shooter (3rd-Person) - August 31
    Pure - Black Rock Studio - Racing (ATV) - September 16
    Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway - Gearbox Sofware - Shooter (1st-Person) - September 23
    LEGO Batman: The Videogame - Traveller Tales - Platformer/Action - September 23
    Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - Ascaron Entertainment - Online Action RPG - September 30
    Rise of The Argonauts - Liquid Entertainment - Action RPG - October 14
    Saints Row 2 - Volition - Sandbox Action - October 14
    Dead Space - EA - Shooter (1st-Person) - October 20
    Far Cry 2 - Ubisoft - Open-Ended Shooter (1st-Person) - October 21
    Fallout 3 - Bethesda - Open-Ended RPG - October 28
    Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 - EA - Real Time Strategy - October 28
    Call of Duty: World at War - Treyarch - Shooter (1st-Person) - November 11
    Mirror's Edge - DICE - Platformer (1st-Person) - November 11
    Prince of Persia - Ubisoft - Platfomer/Action - November 18

    Hopefully this will help users deciding which console to get based on exclusives and will let other people know of all the releases coming in 2008.

    :)
     
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