Surprise! It’s another slow week in gaming! Although this week doesn’t feature a video game movie tie-in like last week, it does feature another video game reboot of a FPS classic, a compilation of successive sequels of said FPS classic, two Vita-yes, I did say Vita, as in, the PS Vita!-releases, the first DLC for Naughty Dog’s latest gem, another Final Fantasy game-yep, Square Enix is still releasing them!-and a MMO that drops you in the middle of some bad ass mechanized mayhem.
DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita)
Well, that’s a mouthful, isn’t it? DanganRonpa: THH drops you in the role of high school student Makoto Naegi. Makoto and his classmates must face off against Monokuma-a maniacal bear who traps the students in the school. Those who can murder their friends successfully are promised freedom. Bizarre? Yeah, that’s how this Japanese title rolls. Fight the murderous Monokuma in DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc beginning on February 11th.
Far Cry Classic (Xbox 360, PS3)
For those who may have missed the original, those who long for a return to John Carver’s roots, or those who want to celebrate the 10th anniversary of one of the great shooters, here’s your chance! Crytek’s Classic features a, wait for it…, updated controls, a redesigned user interface and enhanced cutscenes and graphics! Freed from your restraints in the belly of a cargo ship, you may approach gaining your freedom as any spec op would-via stealth, strategy or guns blazing. Far Cry Classic drops on XBLA and PSN on February 11th.
Far Cry Compilation (PS3)
Far Cry Compilation sticks with the 10th anniversary angle and offers players three Far Cry games-Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon. Hunt down the Jackal while stricken with malaria in war-ravaged Africa, fight your way through an island paradise where warlords and indigenous folks battle one another or play as a cyber commando on the nuclear wasteland that is now earth-it’s all yours for the taking! Immerse yourself in Far Cry’s open world FPS universe beginning on February 11th.
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Xbox 360, PS3)
Players return as Lightning, who awakens from her slumber to find she only has 13 days to save the people of a dying world. Lightning Returns features an emphasis by Square Enix on open world exploration and also includes new weapons, player customization and an action-oriented battle system. Players are given seven in-game days to start the game; more in-game time, up to a maximum of 13 days, can be earned through completion of sidequests and story missions. Who will you save and who will you sacrifice? Begin your quest in Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII on February 11th.
The Last of Us: Left Behind (PS3)
Naughty Dog’s first DLC for The Last of Us drops on February 14th. Left Behind takes place before Ellie meets Joel and focuses on her relationship with her best friend Riley while attending military boarding school in the Boston quarantine zone. Just as The Last of Us explored Joel and Ellie’s bond and the events that changed their lives, Left Behind explores the bond between Ellie and Riley and the events that forever changed their lives. If you haven’t yet played this game, you’re missing out on a true gem.
Toukiden: The Age of Demons (Vita)
Players who enjoy Monster Hunter should dig Toukiden: The Age of Demons. Players battle the Oni, demons who are hell bent on destroying humanity, as demon fighting warriors known as Slayers. Toukiden features a robust character creation mode where players can customize characters, weapons and armor. Choose from six different weapon types that you can upgrade and forge as you see fit. Play ad-hoc with three of your friends or choose from the game’s supporting cast of characters. Battle the Oni in Toukiden: The Age of Demons starting on February 11th.
World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition (Xbox 360)
Are you fan of MMO’s? Are you also a fan of armored warfare? Well then, has 2old2play got a game for you! Control massive mountains of machinery as you battle through many of World War II’s epic tank battles with players from all over the world. Choose from several classes of tanks-light, medium and heavy-to suit your playing style. Oh yeah, you can even “snipe” using the games long range howitzers! World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition rumbles onto XBLA on February 12th.