5 Imminent Video Game Sequel Announcements

Apr 6, 2011 by  

2011 Video Game Sequel Announcements

2011 is one of the busiest years ever for major video game releases, the vast majority of which are sequels and prequels to established franchises. Even within Game Rant’s most anticipated games of 2011, 17 of the 20 titles are further installments in existing series.

With that in mind, there are many successful and high quality games that we know sequels are coming for that have yet to be announced. Some of these games are expected and/or rumored to become official in the near future, so let’s take a look at what we expect are 5 imminent major video game sequel announcements.

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Modern Warfare 3 Announcement

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

The next Call of Duty is the most obvious of choices for games we expect to hear about in the very near future and we expect the official announcement from Activision to confirm Modern Warfare 3 as the game Infinity Ward, Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games have been working on.

Several magazines have hinted that the official reveal and first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 would come at the end of April. How will it compare and stand up to what we’ve seen from Battlefield 3, and will it differ significantly from the previous 3 titles in the series?

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Grand Theft Auto 5 V Announcement

Grand Theft Auto V

Rockstar gave us Red Dead Redemption last year as a game of the year contender and soon, they’re going to give us LA Noire, undoubtedly another game of the year contender. But what comes next and how long do we have to wait to see a return to their bread and butter, the controversial and popular Grand Theft Auto series?

If recent reports of GTAV voice casting and other website-related hints surrounding Grand Theft Auto 5, could this be a big reveal from Rockstar at E3 2011? It’s only a matter of time.

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Resident Evil 6 Announcement

Resident Evil 6

In the last week, Capcom’s Resident Evil franchise has made a lot of headlines, but none thanks to Resident Evil 6. Instead, we’ve been flooded with news and media for the newly announced spin-off, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City and the upcoming Nintendo 3DS game, Resident Evil: Mercenaries.

A 3D hand-held title an a 4-player co-op action game based in Resident Evil history is not what some fans are looking for. If Operation Raccoon City producer Masachika Kawata’s hints and our predictions come true, the next numbered sequel, Resident Evil 6, should be on its way as well and should take players back to the franchise’s survival-horror roots.

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Alan Wake 2 Announcement

Alan Wake 2

The under-appreciated Alan Wake finally debuted last year after years of development and it was very good. In fact, it won out the Best Story category for Game Rant’s 2010 Video Game Awards.

Developer Remedy Entertainment listed yet another job positions to hire for a Triple-A title game, sparking buzz of an Alan Wake sequel. While we don’t know what exactly that game is yet (officially), they did say in the past that Alan Wake 2 would be a lot more “weird,” meaning it’s something they have in planning or development. Microsoft desperately needs more Xbox 360 exclusives soon since Sony’s PlayStation 3 dominating 2011 in that category.

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Half-Life 3 Announcement

Half-Life 2: Episode 3

Arguably the most desired sequel of the bunch, fans have been patiently and eagerly awaiting even the slightest bit of news regarding the return of Gordon Freeman for Half-Life 2: Episode 3. In our chat with Valve writer Erik Wolpaw, we tried to squeeze for info on the next Half-Life but couldn’t get much.

With Valve launching Portal 2 soon and Team Fortress 2 still maintaining a strong community, don’t be surprised if Half-Life makes a surprise appearance at E3 2011. It should come before Left 4 Dead 3

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Which sequels do you want to play most?

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  1. If Gabe doesn’t come out with a lab coat and a crowbar, I’m storming the stage. Episode 3 or bust.

    Also, I’ve been sincerely missing the Ratchet and Jak series lately. I need more platformer console love from the big 3.

  2. Valve almost has to release some information about Half Life 3 this year, they certainly don’t want a Duke Nukem Forever fiasco on their hands.

  3. A new GTA would be welcome, as long as it’s released on the PC!

  4. I think you mean Episode three, not half life 3.

    • Nope. Could be either. There’s a lot of talk about the possibility of dropping the “episode” and going straight to an all out ‘Half-Life 3.’

      Makes sense, considering how long it’s been…

  5. All this time they’re taking on Resident Evil 6 better mean they’re working on utilizing Dead Space-like mechanics, I.e., allowing you to move AND shoot…
    Here’s hoping we see the return of Leon!! If not, maybe we could finally find out what happened to the guy from Zero with the tats (Billy, was it?)… Maybe even Claire or Rebecca, but I think we’re getting enough of Chris and Jill from 5 and the new 3Ds game, could stand to take a break from them for awhile

    • Move & Shoot coming with Operation Raccoon City. That’s the action-focused game. RE6 I’d expect to be more like RE4.

  6. I’m looking forward to Half Life 2: Episode 3 or the possibility of Left 4 Dead 1 and 2 on PS3 =D

  7. New GTA And Resident Evil!! Cant wait!

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