New Video Game Release Guide – March 2014
By PDG Staff
Welcome to the PunchDrunkGamer.com February 2014 New Video Game Release Guide!
Tuesday – March 4, 2014
South Park: The Stick of Truth (360, PS3, PC)
For a thousand years, the battle has been waged. The sole reason humans and elves are locked in a neverending war: The Stick of Truth. But the tides of war are soon to change as word of a new kid spreads throughout the land, his coming fortold by the stars. As the moving vans of prophecy drive away, your adventure begins.
As the New Kid you can use a variety of (bad ass!) classes. Each of these classes features several abilities you will unlock throughout the game, by gathering experience and reaching higher levels, which basically means crushing tons of enemies!
Team up with classic South Park characters who will fight by your side in epic battles. Their abilities will either help you defeat your enemy, or save you in perilous situations. Together you will impose your authority!
And don’t forget the Fart attacks you will unlock, regardless of your class. These attacks rely on a persistent fart pressure resource and they will be of great help, either in combat or to use them on the surrounding environment.
The Walking Dead Season 2, Episode 2 (PS3, PC)
The Walking Dead is an episodic video game series based on Robert Kirkman’s award-winning comic books. Season One of The Walking Dead won over 90 Game of the Year Awards. Season Two continues the story that began in Season One. You are Clementine, a young survivor in a world gone to hell. The dead have risen to feast on the living, and the living cannot be trusted.
The story you experience in The Walking Dead Season Two is driven by the choices that you make. Because of that, your story could be very different from someone else’s. If you played Season One and the DLC episode ‘400 Days’, the choices you made there will affect Season Two.
While you don’t have to play Season One or 400 Days to enjoy Season Two, we recommend that you do in order to get the most from the story. Your decisions and actions will change the story around you, in this sequel to 2012’s Game of the Year
Tuesday – March 11, 2014
Dark Souls II (360, PS3)
Developed By From Software, Dark Souls II is the highly anticipated sequel to the punishing 2011 breakout hit Dark Souls. The unique Old-School Action RPG experience captivated imaginations of gamers worldwide with incredible challenge and intense emotional reward. Dark Souls II brings the franchise’s renowned difficulty & gripping gameplay innovations to both single and multiplayer experiences.
Dare yourself to engage against intense gameplay in a vast world powered by an all new engine that leaps graphics, sound & fx forward like never before. Immerse yourself into mind-bending environments filled with new twisted monsters and deadly bosses that could only come from the imagination of from software.
A wide range of threats will prey on human senses & phobias – auditory hallucinations, vertigo, acrophobia, etc. More intricate customization options provide weapons and armor tailoring to player style. The updated multiplayer system enables improved online interaction to bring forward cooperative & competitive play.
Dark Souls II features fluid motion-capture animations, upgraded combat system, a vastly expanded suite of characters, deeper customization options, new weapons, armor abilities, and balanced player progression system.
Titanfall (Xbox One, PC)
Crafted by one of the co-creators of Call of Duty and other key developers behind the Call of Duty franchise, Titanfall is among the most highly anticipated games of 2014, having been shrouded in mystery for nearly three years. The visionaries at Respawn have drawn inspiration from their proven experience in first-person action gaming, and are building on that pedigree by taking a new approach to game design and creating an all-new universe with Titanfall.
The advanced combat techniques of Titanfall give you the freedom to fight your way as both elite assault Pilot and fast, heavily armored Titan.
In Titanfall, many generations of humanity live in the deepest reaches of explored space. This vast region is known as The Frontier. It contains many well-known and inhabited solar systems, but many more worlds remain uncharted. Most people will never travel this far away from normal civilization. But for pioneers, explorers, mercenaries, outlaws, and soldiers – the Frontier offers both adventure and opportunity.
Tuesday – March 18, 2014
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
MGSV: GZ gives core fans the opportunity to get a taste of the world-class production’s unparalleled visual presentation and gameplay before the release of the main game. It also provides an opportunity for gamers who have never played a Kojima Productions game, and veterans alike, to gain familiarity with the radical new game design and unparalleled style of presentation.
The critically acclaimed Metal Gear Solid franchise has entertained fans for decades and revolutionized the gaming industry. Kojima Productions once again raises the bar with the FOX Engine offering incredible graphic fidelity and the introduction of open world game design in the Metal Gear Solid universe. This is the experience that core gamers have been waiting for.
Imagine classic Metal Gear gameplay but with no restrictions or boundaries. Players use intelligence and cerebral strategy to sneak their way through entire missions, or go in all guns blazing. Each will have different effects on game consequences and advancement. Ground Zeroes also boasts a central story mode and Side-Ops missions ranging from tactical action, aerial assaults and “covert” missions that will be sure to surprise.
Tuesday – March 25, 2014
Dynasty Warriors 8 Xtreme Legends (PS4, PS3, Vita)
Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is a stand-alone expansion of the highly successful Dynasty Warriors 8, which was released in July 2013. Xtreme Legends will include new episodes that add to the story of the Three Kingdoms, focusing on the exploits of the mightiest of warriors, Lu Bu. Additionally, DW8XL will see the introduction of five new characters, giving players the option to choose between 82 warriors in total. DW8XL will also feature multiple hypothetical scenarios that alter the plotline of various episodes, an expanded Ambition Mode and the popular Challenge Mode.
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