Games of 2010 – March Edition
A little behind of the Games of 2010, but there’s still a couple months until March, right? Plenty of time for more push-backs and cancellations. March is packed full of goodies including Battlefield: BC2, Final Fantasy XIII, RE5: Gold Edition, God of War III, and more.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (March 2nd, 2010) PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Sequel to EA Dice’s 2008’s Battlefield: Bad Company, this takes place in snowy moutains, dense jungles and sandy deserts. The game will have blood in it, and feature destructible environments. Multiplayer lets players choose set of weapon kits before each spawn, and allows them to take the “dog tags” of opponents killed.
Supreme Commander 2 (March 2nd, 2010) PC, Xbox 360 (3/16)
Real-time strategy game sequel to 2007’s Supreme Commander from Square Enix, withfuturistic pieces. Players can experience “brutal battles on a massive scale” by “creating enormous customizable armies and experimental war machines”.
Final Fantasy XIII (March 9, 2010) PS3, Xbox 360
The newest masterpiece in Square Enix’s Final Fantasy collection and the first to be available on Xbox 360. It will be available on multiple discs for Xbox 360, and is said to max out the power of the PS3. FFXIII is already available in Japan.
Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition (March 9, 2010) PS3, Xbox 360
The Gold Edition will include a hard copy the two new episodes, costumes, and a Mercenaries Mode Refresh with 8 new playable characters called “Mercenaries Reunion”. The first of the new episodes, “Lost in Nightmares” will follow Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield’s investigation of Umbrella founder Ozwell Spencer in his hideaway. It will also include the original game and run for $49.99.
Resonance of Fate (March 9, 2010) PS3, Xbox 360
A Japanese RPG from Sega that takes place in the distant future. The game utilizes a tri-Attack-Battle (t-A-B) system that’s semi-realtime with a mixture of real-time and turn-based battles. It will be available in Japan at the end of January.
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight (March 16, 2010) PC
The latest installment of the Command & Conquer series, C&C4 will require players to be online at all times regardless of singleplayer mode or online play. Unlike previous games, C&C4 doesn’t require players to gather resources to build an army. Players will capture control nodes that are scattered across maps and control more nodes than the enemy to gain points to win. It will feature about 90 units, and take place in the Tiberium Universe.
Dragon Age: Origins – Awakening (March 16, 2010) PS3, Xbox 360, PC
The first official expansion for the RPG Dragon Age: Origins. Set in Amaranthine, the player can import their original character or start over as a Warden from Orlais. The expansion includes new content, more storyline, 5 new/1 old recruitable party members, new spells and abilities, raise in level cap, new items and more.
Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (March 14, 2010) DS
Yeah, a new Pokemon game for DS. Woo…hoo…
Just Cause 2 (March 23, 2010) PS3 Xbox 360
A sandbox style action game and a sequel to 2006 Just Cause. Just Cause 2 uses a new version of Avalanche Engine, which was used in the original. Gameplay is similar to that of the Grand Theft Auto series where players aren’t forced to focus on the storyline.
God of War III (March 2010) PS3
The latest installment of the series featuring Kratos. Technically, God of War III is the fifth, and final, chapter in the series. the singleplayer game should be similar to that of its predecessors. The game will run in full 1080p, and supports Sixaxis tilt and vibration functions.
Yakuza 3 (March 2010) PS3
Originally released in Japan as Like a Dragon 3, Yakuza 3 is a sequel to Yakuza 2, and the fourth installment of the Yakuza series. This PS3 exclusive by Sega features singleplayer and 2-player games, and 50 Playstation Network trophies. The story spans twelve chapters plus a prologue which are completed with 133 unique side stories (“sub-scenarios”). The game also features an “Underground Arena” battlemode.