The February cover of Game Informer has been unveiled, and on it is Evolve, a next-gen exclusive cooperative shooter from Turtle Rock Studios, the studio that brought us Left 4 Dead, which I think we can all agree is one of the finest co-op games of all time. This new project — acquired during the THQ auction last year — takes their multiplayer expertise to the sci-fi genre, where a team of four alien hunters are pitted against a player-controlled monster. It might sound a little one-sided, but that’s remedied by the fact that the creature gets more powerful (it evolves) over the course of the match.
Each hunter brings with him/her a unique arsenal of equipment and abilities. This sounds a little like Gears of War’s Beast mode, if that only pit four Cogs against a continuously evolving Berserker. I’m sold.
Seen on the gorgeous cover of Game Informer’s December issue is Lee and Clementine from Telltale Game’s amazing The Walking Dead. I’m glad they’re on there, looking understandably sullen, especially after the events that happened in the emotional finale. You know a game did something right when you can look back at it after finishing it and still get a little choked up. Or maybe I’m just a softie. Also on the cover are the Master Chief and Cortana from Halo 4, Dishonored’s Corvo, Mario, Darksiders II’s Death, Mass Effect 3′s Commander Shepard (bonus points for choosing female Shepard!), among others. I have a nice, big version too — check it out in all it’s high-resolution glory after the break.
Gears Of War 3 was incredible. It’s among the list of games I’ve played the most in my life. The trilogy has come to an end, at least for now, but there is a light at the end of the emergence hole. It looks like Epic games might be making an announcement for a new Gears Of War game. Not likely to be a 4th in the series, but they might be going all “new” Star Wars on the series. The photo of the Game Informer July cover beyond the break shows a possible Marcus in cuffs which could indicate a prequel. I’m sure looking forward to some Dom action. Stay tuned for more details next week!
Uncharted developer Naughty Dog’s next project is an exciting one. It promises an epic tale of survival in a world where humanity’s been decimated by a mutated form of the Cordyceps fungus. As if the Romero and rage zombies weren’t enough already, now we have mushroom zombies, and I despise mushrooms. They’re all slimy and they sit on your plate like they just know.
The PS3 exclusive survival adventure game The Last of Us still doesn’t have a solid release date other than its nebulous 2012/2013 window, but I’m totally willing to wait for Naughty Dog to work their magic on this one. Head past the break for a fresh batch of screenshots from the latest issue of Game Informer. READ MORE
With the next game in the incredibly popular Assassin’s Creed franchise Ubisoft looks to be putting on the pressure by setting the game in young America. I mean, if you don’t buy this game you’re essentially saying you hate your country, and you know what? I hate unpatriotic people more than The Duke. I’ve been a huge fan of the series since the beginning, and even though I skipped the latest one, Revelations, mostly out of fatigue caused by the annual release schedule Ubisoft’s borrowed from Call of Duty, this one looks like it will be pretty different from the previous games.
Game Informer just unveiled the cover for their next issue, and on it is the all too familiar hooded assassin we all secretly want to me. What new gadgets and gizmos will this assassin have at his disposal this time around? I’m looking forward to finding out when the game releases later this year. Head past the break for the a better look at the cover. READ MORE
Rebooting an aging franchise happens a lot and sometimes to mixed results. Resident Evil 4, Fallout 3 and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow are great examples of successful reboots while games like the recent 3D Bionic Commando and essentially every Sonic game since Sonic Heroes are superb examples of what not to do when revamping a series.
Of the numerous video game franchises that have had a fresh coat of paint slapped on them, Lara Croft’s tomb raiding series has had it done more times than most, and now we can add one another to the list. Unveiled in the upcoming January issue of Game Informer, Tomb Raider will seek out Lara’s origins and “takes her on a character defining journey like no other.” Head past the break to check out Lara’s snazzy new look. READ MORE