Saturday, May 14, 2011

Video Games - Notable New Releases - May 2011

Portal 2

Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Valve
Release Date: 4/18/11
Genre: Puzzle, Adventure, First Person Shooter
Platforms: Windows , Mac OS X , Xbox 360 , Playstation 3

Aperture Science’s sassy, diabolical super computer, GlaDOS, has come back to life, seeking revenge on its destroyer by imprisoning her in an underground science facility and subjecting her to hundreds of tests. Armed with nothing but a portal creating gun, Chell and her companion Wheatley make their way through GlaDOS’s seemingly never ending puzzles in hopes of getting a chance to escape and destroy GlaDOS once and for all.

Mortal Kombat 9
Publisher: WB Games
Developer: NetherRealm Studios
Release Date: 4/18/11
Genre: Fighting
Platforms: Xbox 360 , Playstation 3

A vicious battle between the light and dark forces of the Mortal Kombat realm has taken the lives of all but two warriors, Raiden (light) and Shao Kahn (dark). On top of a pyramid the two do battle. However, Raiden soon realizes that he will not be able to defeat Shao Kahn, and in an act of desperation sends a message back through time using an enchanted amulet to warn himself of the impending fate of the Mortal Kombat realm. As Shao Kahn raises his hammer to deliver the final blow, Raiden whispers the words, “he must win” (however, Raiden does not specifically say who). Through a series of visions Raiden from the past receives the message and gathers that it is Lui Kang who must be the one to win the original Mortal Kombat tournament and save the world from Shao Kahn's impending reign.

Limbo 3 pack (puzzle games)

Publisher: Microsoft Games Studios
Release Date: 4/18/11
Platforms: Xbox 360 , Xbox Live Arcade

Limbo- In this morbid, dark, side-scroller adventure, play as boy trapped in between heaven and hell. Solve puzzles in an attempt to escape from this sad world. But be careful, limbo is a dangerous place.
Developer: Playdead Studios
Release Date: 7/21/10
Genre: Puzzle, Platform

'Splosion Man
Deep in an underground laboratory a science experiment has escaped. In this lighthearted, side-scroller play as the energetic, cake loving, spontaneously combusting maniac and wreak havoc on the scientists as they try to find ways of protecting themselves.
Developer: Twisted Pixel Games
Release Date: 7/22/2009
Genre: Action, Platform

Trials HD- An upgrade from the free online flash version, Trials HD is a side scroller that challenges its player to navigate over, under, and through obstacles while they attempt to ride to the finish line. Unlike its online counter-part, Trials HD incorporates more motorcycles, more explosions, 3d graphics, and some truly insane levels.
Developer: RedLynx
Release Date: 8/12/09
: Racing, Puzzle

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