Greetings fellow gamers. This week’s trailer and video roundup features a whole slew of random chaos, offering plenty of new gameplay footage, story bits and gameplay features across a variety of genres for games you may have missed out on.
Games featured in this roundup include: Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Fire Emblem: Awakening, Lollipop Chainsaw, The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition, Ghost Recon Online, Trials Evolution, Jetpack Joyride, Games of Thrones, Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’13, Sleeping Dogs.
What’s the best way to play a real-time strategy war game? Is it with a joystick or power gloves? In this live-action trailer for Anomaly: Warzone Earth, scientists undergo tests to determine the perfect input device needed to achieve the best experience while playing this game.
Most gamers will be familiar with the typical tower defense formula, but in Anomaly: Warzone Earth, players take on the towers instead of building them. The trailer doesn’t show too much actual gameplay, but at least a flashback through various old controllers is kind of fun to watch.
Anomaly: Warzone Earth will be available for Xbox Live Arcade April 6, 2012.
Lollipop Chainsaw is a unique creature and with any oddity, one would expect nothing less than an out of this world musical score. Last week, a trailer was shown for their video game bus tour, and now we have a trailer featuring the music of Lollipop Chainsaw. A lot of the influence to the soundtrack comes from the characters themselves: From Skrillex to Dragonforce and Toy Dolls to Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, this soundtrack is wicked.
Lollipop Chainsaw releases April 24, 2012 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
The history behind the Witchers is guarded mystery and CD Projekt RED has released Part 1 of a trailer series that will go in-depth behind these monster slayers from The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition. Many questions will be answered, and this two-minute animated trailer displays the awesome power of the title characters. We’ve seen a cinematic trailer introducing Kingslayer, but now here’s a better all encompassing look of the witchers themselvers:
The Witcher 2: Enhanced Edition is set to release for the Xbox 360 on April 17, 2012.
We’ve seen the introduction of the three Ghost Recon Online classes, we’ve seen the detailed breakdown of the recon class, and now we get a first glimpse of the assault class in action from Ghost Recon Online. For those who like to take the fight in strides, assault players are equipped with a proficiency in assault rifles and shotguns. Assault players will also have access to two unique abilities: the TS3B Shield/Exoskeleton and a heat system that paralyzes enemies.
Ghost Recon Online started open beta on March 5, 2012 for PC.
A quick glimpse into the world of Trials Evolution is up next. With 60 solo tracks that’ll have players testing the limits of their dirt bikes, Trials Evolution will not be an easy ride for just anyone. The new gameplay trailer showcases ten different skill games that allow players to ride in UFOs, swing on objects, and carry large metal balls. There is also a lot of customizable attributes to gear and bikes as well. Local and online four-player multiplayer is also available.
Trials Evolution releases April 18, 2012, for 1200 Ms Points.
Any fans of Jetpack Joyride on the iPhone may get a little giddy over update 1.3. A lot of new tools and gadgets will be available, including the gravity belt – featured in this new trailer. This highly acclaimed iPhone game has over 16 million downloads and tests player reflexes through a number of different obstacles and tasks.
There is no release date set for the 1.3 update of Jetpack Joyride, but should come out sometime this April.
Winter has passed, but that doesn’t stop Games of Thrones fans from the excitement of season 2 premiering this weekend! Within the “This is War” trailer, players will find treachery, epic music, and a guy lighting himself on fire. This upcoming RPG will follow closely to the critically acclaimed book and HBO television series. A previous trailer brought gamers to Riverspring, but this new Game of Thrones game trailer focuses more on the plot. The two heroes of the game, Mors and Alester, must travel across Westeros to discover their destinies and meet a ton of famous faces on the way there.
Game of Thrones will be heading to shelves in May 2012 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.
Want to swing like Tiger? Fans are in luck, because with Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’13, they sure can try. Placing players on the (digital) golf course, this Kinect game helps players improve their swing and one of the most interactive approaches to sports gaming to date. The Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’13 launch trailer displays great examples of the game’s voice command abilities and functionality with the Kinect system. We gave it a 4/5 in our review, but you can check out the launch trailer here:
Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’13 is out now and available for the Kinect for Xbox 360.
No love for the 3DS in this game trailer roundup? Think again! We’ve got Fire Emblem: Awakening for the handheld fanatics. This new video hosts a whopping five minutes of gameplay footage. Unfortunately it is only in Japanese for now, but it does offer a good taste of what’s in store visually.
There is no set North American release date Fire Emblem: Awakening, but the game is due out in Japan this April.
Sleeping Dogs marks the final trailer of this roundup and it features a lot of gameplay highlights. Anyone unfamiliar with this title can check out the story trailer for Sleeping Dogs, which offers a dark look into the trouble they’ll find themselves in around Hong Kong. This latest Sleeping Dogs gameplay trailer showcases high intensity car chases, emphasizing that there are over 65 vehicles to play, crazy stunts, and high-speed gun battles. Feast your eyes on this:
Sleeping Dogs releases August 4, 2012 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.
A big mix of games this week in the roundup! Lollipops, street racing, golfing, and so much more! Which video was your favorite?
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