Remember the tune I posted yesterday? You should turn it on again while you read this: The FarCry 3 team is apparently working on an add on/ spin off for the series latest installment. And the funny thing is that it has nothing to do with Far Cry (except that it is probably as insane as Vaas). From the official homepage (seriously, click the link):
“The year is 2007. It is the future. Earth has been ravaged by a nuclear war and new paths for peace must be found. A U.S. cyborg army may have found a solution: a powerful bioweapon on a distant island. A Mark IV Cyber Commando, Sergeant Rex Power Colt has been sent over to gather information and figure out what the hell is going on.”
This sounds so incredible trashy. If the game delivers on that promise, it could be quite entertaining. In that strange B-Movie way.
I just returned from knowable’s US-trip. And what can I tell you… it was awesome. I wrote a lot about it in the official blog (head there if you’re interested) but I’ll be back here with some more in depth thoughts once I get rid of the jetlag.
2013 is already in full swing, but we should pause for a moment and take a geeky look at what’s in stores for our sweetest hobby: Gaming. This year promises to be quite big and exciting - both in terms of tripple A releases and indie games, but also in terms of new hardware (VR getting real with the Ocolus Rift, three (!) new consoles on the horizon, mobile devices getting more and more powerful) and also – who had thought that? - in terms of innovative business models.
I’ll splitt this outlook in three posts: One for the games, one for the hardware and one for the innovation that is going on in the industry.
So, let’s start with my most anticipated games of 2013! VIDEOS. And words. And more Videos.
Reason to be excited: Ron Gilbert - famous creator of Monkey Island - brings us his new adventure game that features a bunch of instantly likable characters. And a talking cave. Weirdness and fun seems to be ensured.
Ni No Kuni
Reason to be excited: The first game made by Japan’s acclaimed Studio Ghibli. Yes, it’s a JRPG - but that is also part of what interests me: It will be the first title from Japan that I’d love to play since Final Fantasy 7 and 10. (Also - look at the art! It’s basically an Anime that you can play!)
Tomb Raider 3
Reason to be excited: Yes, a reboot. But boy - it looks like this could bring the series to new hights. It’s based around the idea that you get to know how Lara became that tough woman that she had been in the previous titles.
Reason to be excited:Kevin Levins second BioShock game - and it seems to focus on another great topic: American Exceptionalism. Like in the first Bioshock, Levin seem eager to unite a great story with epic action.
Reason to be excited:Jonathan Blow’s new game seems to have a lot of twisted puzzles. puzzles Andlike I.
Reason to be excited: Like Partal ON ACID.
Star Wars 1313
Reason to be excited: Set in the StarWars universe - but darker, grittier. Level 1313 on Coruscant is a dangerous place and your life as a bounty hunter will certainly be tough. And full of action. And spaceships. And aliens. Geek paradise.
Double Fine Adventure
Reason to be excited: Another classical adventure game from Double Fine (just like “The Cave”) - and one I’ve backed on Kickstarter. Following the process of bringing this game to live has made me a bigger fan of the studio and it’s work. Let’s just hope my expectations are not too high.
Strike Suit Zero
Reason to be excited: Space & Spaceships. No additional words needed.
Radio the universe
Reasons to be excited: Dark and gritty SciFi set in a pixely world. Zelda meets Balde Runner. Backed on Kickstarter.