Gaming Life in 2012

By Tom | | 865 |

2012 is shaping up to be a unforgettable year for gaming fans, with the pending release of two brand new consoles and some brilliant titles it sure is going to be a busy year.

The Vita

The Playstation Vita is the successor to the PSP and promises Definitive graphics, intuitive play style with a dual touch screen and reverse touchpad. due out in Europe on the 22nd of February costing between £229.99 for the Wi-Fi only version and £279.99 for the 3G Version.

Already launched in Japan the Vita has seen similar sales during launch week the the Nintendo 3DS, Selling 320000 units since its December 16th release. The question is how will the Vita do around the rest of the world?

The Wii U

The second console to be released this year is the successor to the Nintendo Wii, The Wii-U. A very strange and intriguing console design with all the hype and focus being on the peculiar tablet controller. With a 6.2 inch touchscreen and two analog circle pads its a very different approach to the usual home console controller. The console features 1080p high-def graphics and the ability to play games on the controllers screen without a TV.

The new console was shown at last years E3 and although it looked very promising critics were concerned about the cost of the console and estimations ranged between £300 and £400!

Most Anticipated Games

Mass Effect 3
Yes! The third instalment of the popular Mass Effect series is back continuing on with the story of Commander Shepard as he resumes his battle against the Reapers. For the first time ever there will be Co-Operative gameplay and a female version of commander Shepard! Release Date is March 6th and will be available for XBOX 360, Playstation 3 and for Windows. .

Bioshock Infinite
The Jaw Dropping Bioshock will be returning but this time not underwater… but in the skies instead. Already winning a number of awards from when it was announced back in 2010 this is going to be another illustrative and mind boggling experience. Release date is June 1st and will be available for XBOX 360, Playstation 3 and for Windows.

Halo 4
Master chief is back to face the ancient evil that threatens the universe in number 4! Expect big guns, big aliens and big vehicles in the latest Halo game. Release plans are During the holiday season this year and will be exclusive to the XBOX 360.

Here are some other games to keep an eye out for this Year

  • Resident Evil
  • Borderlands 2
  • GTA V
  • Max Payne 3
  • South Park
  • It is going to be a very busy year in the gaming industry. The release of the Vita and Wii U are bound to be hot topics and there is still much speculation that Microsoft will show case there next generation console at this years E3 so stay tuned!