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“The Stilt Police, they live inside of my head. The Stilt Police, they come to me in my bed.” Well, not really, but they are in the brand new trailer for Arkane Studios’ Dishonored. While this trailer is all CG (no gameplay), Dishonored still looks promising.

Dishonored puts you in the role of an assassin in a dystopian, Dickensian, steampunk style world. To me it looks like its got flavors of BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, and Thief. And of course now I’m going to be singing that damned song all day… “The Stilt Police, they’re coming to arrest me, oh, no.”

Blades of Time

Color me surprised for two reasons. One: there’s going to be a limited edition of Blades of Time coming to PC and Mac at the end of May 2012. Two: Because publisher Iceberg Interactive is handling distribution rather than Konami, the game was actually announced before the release date!

Retail copies will be available  in Europe, Australia/New Zealand, and South Africa, while digital copies will be available worldwide. Blades of Time: Limited Edition will come with the Dismal Swamp DLC, exclusive Outbreak mode maps, a digital version of the game’s soundtrack, and more.

[Source: Iceberg Interactive]

Waygoz

Last week, Mashable ran an article about the brand new game trading network, Waygoz. If you’re a gamer on a budget, you’re constantly looking for the best deals, buying almost exclusively used games, and trading in your older titles when you no longer play them.

When you’re looking to unload some older games your options usually are: trade the game in at GameStop for a pittance, sell it on Amazon and compete with other people doing the same thing, or put it up for trade on services like Goozex. Waygoz looks to offer an alternative. Read on for more details about what sets Waygoz apart from other similar services. Read more… »

There have been rumblings of Crysis 3, but never anything concrete — now EA is willing to reveal the next title in the FPS series, along with something fairly new — a bow-ready hero. The game will take place in New York, as the hero “Prophet” finds the city completely encased in “The Liberty Dome” — and just like Katniss, Prophet will have to traverse deep jungle locales with his trusty bow.

Crysis 3 will hit in Spring 2013., and you can pre-order it now on Origin and elsewhere for a few nominal bonuses, such as an XP bonus up to level 5 in multiplayer.  It’s not even out yet, and the game is already the “premier sandbox shooter experience of 2013″ — EA is the Dumbledore  of marketing.

[Source: EA]

Lost Planet 3

Does it surprise anybody else that Capcom just announced Lost Planet 3? Well regardless of how many people were clamoring for it, there will be a third Lost Planet game coming to Xbox 360, PS3, and PC sometime in early 2013.

According to Destructoid, “Lost Planet 3 mixes first-person rig piloting with third-person on-foot shooting,” and the game will be a prequel to the series that focuses more on the “extreme conditions” that was the first game’s hallmark. A first-look trailer for Lost Planet 3 can be watched here.

Resident Evil 6 was initially slated for a November 20th release, but it looks like the Gods have smiled upon us this day, as Capcom has announced a new October 2nd target. Also, more importantly, in light of this news Capcom has released a new trailer for the game, which highlights the real news here: Wesker Jr. will be a playable character in the game. Also, Leon and Chris engage in an epic battle for whatever reason — more news for this game can’t come soon enough!

Considering I played the Resident Evil 5 demo at least fifty times before I got my hands on the main game, it’s safe to say I’m pretty excited to play the July 3rd demo included with Dragon’s Dogma.

Since it ‘s been marinating so long in development hell, most people don’t remember the name “Fez”. But fear not, patient gamers, as Polytron’s pitfall plagued platformer will be out this Friday for 800 Microsoft Points.

Fez is particularly notable, as it’s appeared in Indie Game: The Movie, and pretty much every single Indie Roundup for the past five years or so.  Personally, I’m getting a good Tomba vibe from the game, but we’ll see if it really meets the hype this week. If it’s successful, the developers would consider additional platforms (my guess is Steam/PC).

Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is allegedly on the way! According to a German magazine called “PC Action”, news has broke of a Dark Souls PC port. While this is pretty awesome news for fans of the Souls series, unfortunately the only new content that the magazine has confirmed is a few extra bosses — outside of that, it seems like the game is pretty much a straight port.

Dark Souls was my Game of the Year for 2011, and for good reason. If the bosses are interesting enough, hopefully the PC version will sell enough to warrant additional projects. I know for a fact that fans are already clamoring for a Steam release! Just keep in mind this is not 100% confirmed, as there has been no official announcement yet.

Pokemon Conquest (formerly Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition)

Last time we talked about Pokémon + Nobunaga’s Ambition, we reported that it was selling well in Japan, but there was no news about it coming stateside. That changes today! Nintendo just announced that they are bringing the now renamed DS game, Pokémon Conquest, to the US on June 18.

In Pokémon Conquest you play as a young Warlord who uses Pokémon to battle Warriors and Warlords inspired by the Japanese feudal era. While the game doesn’t contain all 600+ creatures known to date, it does contain “nearly 200 Pokémon, including many from the recent Pokémon Black and White” iterations. As a Pokémon fan and a lover of SRPGs, I can’t wait for June.

[Source: Business Wire]

Idylla Teeth of Naros

38 Studios’ wasn’t kidding around when they said they were going to support Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning after its release. They already put out The Legend of Dead Kel last month, and now today they revealed the latest bit of content coming your way: The Teeth of Naros.

Read on for more information about the aforementioned Naros chompers.

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Awesomenauts

You guys have heard of Awesomenauts, right? If not, go here and check it out. I’ll wait. Now that you’re properly hyped, the game has official release dates.

According to a press release, North American PS3 users will be able to download the game for $10 on May 1, while worldwide PSN and XBLA users will have to wait until the next day. The game fuses MOBA style gameplay with 2D sidescrolling action with a nostalgic 80s flair. Sign me up, please.

One of Guild War 2′s consistently mentioned selling points is that it strives to turn the concept of a typical MMO on it’s head. The main change in Guild Wars 2 is the move towards a more balanced class system, rather than the “trinity” of tanking, healing, and DPS.

We already knew that this was in the cards for GW2, but only recently was it revealed that this was partially inspired by Team Fortress 2‘s class based system. Designers Ben Miller and Jon Peters stated that they wanted parties to have a more organic feel to them, like everyone could contribute in a meaningful way, without having to fulfill prescribed roles.

In regards to that elephant in the room, Peters had this to say: “I just detest dependency and the lack of teamwork it creates. It seems awfully silly to get people to play together and then not have them interact other than to say ‘are you doing your job?”

[Source: VideoGamer.com]