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The Most Anticipated Video Games for 2012

March 27, 2012 IADT Las Vegas, IADT General, Game Design and Production 0 Comments

Video Gamer and Game DesignThe hottest projected releases for 2012 are the games that have the most hype surrounding them. But what causes the hype? The marketers? The gamers? The game design itself? Well, it’s most likely a combination of these three.

Not surprisingly, most of the highly anticipated games for 2012 are the next installments in popular game series. But others have an intriguing concept or design that attracts the interest of hardcore gamers. See where the games you want to play stack up in this list of the top 10 anticipated games for 2012.

  1. Diablo 3 succeeds Diablo II, which was released in 2000. Diablo III is an isometric hack and slash RPG developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
  2. Mass Effect 3 is an action RPG that will be released by BioWare and Electronic Arts (EA), and it will conclude the Mass Effect trilogy.
  3. Halo 4 is the seventh installment of the Halo franchise. It’s a first-person shooter developed by 343 Industries.
  4. BioShock: Infinite is a first-person shooter produced by Irrational Games. Infinite is the third game in the BioShock series following 2010’s BioShock 2.
  5. The Last Guardian is a Japanese title exclusively designed by Team Ico for Sony’s PlayStation 3. It’s an action-adventure game with puzzle elements.
  6. Darksiders II is an action-adventure, hack and slash RPG. Released by THQ, the game follows the first Darksiders game released in 2010.
  7. Far Cry 3 is a first-person shooter and sequel to 2008’s Far Cry 2. The game is produced by Ubisoft.
  8. Ninja Gaiden 3 is an action-adventure hack and slash that succeeds Ninja Gaiden II from 2008.
  9. Prey 2 will be released by Human Head Studios and Bethesda Softworks. A first-person shooter, it is the sequel to Prey (2006).
  10. XCOM is a first-person shooter reboot of the X-COM series, produced by 2K Marin.

If you want to do more than just play the latest releases, consider getting in on the action by enrolling in a game design and production program.

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