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by Han Cilliers (Lola)  Posted Monday, December 03, 2012 7:50:53 AM

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It’s not over ‘till the fat lady sings, we still have a few good video game releases scheduled for December, let’s take a look.

Battlefield 3: Aftermath

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  • Genre: First-person shooter
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Price Battlefield Premium: (base game plus all five expansions and early access) PC for R500
  • Price Aftermath Expansion: On PC for R120
  • Release dates Premium users: PlayStation 3 released, Xbox 360 and PC on December 4th
  • Release dates Non-Premium Players: PlayStation 3 on December 11th , Xbox 360 and PC on December 18th.
  • Synopsis: Set amongst the shattered districts, streets and surrounding villages of a post-earthquake Tehran, Battlefield 3: Aftermath depicts a continuing struggle for supremacy and survival amongst the devastation. With operational capacity severely compromised the opposing forces must adapt and engage in vertical and horizontal urban combat amongst the dust and rubble with cracks and fissures in the terrain providing unexpected cover and paths to objectives. Additional support comes in the form of heavily modified troop transports and civilian vehicles specially adapted to deliver deadly force to the enemy.
  • Content:  Stealth weapon introduced, the Crossbow. Four new maps and three vehicles. New gameplay mode, the Scavenger introduced new assignments, achievements and dog tags.
  • Reviews: Eurogamer, Now Gamer
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Developer: EA Dice
  • Official homepage: Battlefield Aftermath

 

Guardians of Middle-Earth

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  • Genre: Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA)
  • Platforms: PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Prices: PlayStation 3 for R171 and Xbox 360 for R154 or 1200 Microsoft Points
  • Release dates: PlayStation Network on December 5th, PlayStation 3 retail on December 7th, Xbox Live Arcade on December 4th
  • Synopsis: A shadow grows over Middle-earth as the greatest armies of the Third Age prepare for the coming battle. Take up arms in the clash over Middle-earth with the most powerful heroes from the greatest fantasy epic of all time.
  • Gameplay:  5 versus 5 engagements with live players or AI combatants. Fight as over 20 iconic guardians from Middle-earth. Purchase items and buffs between matches using in-game currency earned through combat.
  • Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
  • Developer: Monolith Productions
  • Official homepage: Guardians of Middle-Earth

 

The Critter Chronicles

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  • Genre: Adventure Game
  • Platforms: PC and Mac
  • Price: Steam download R178
  • Release date: December 5th
  • Synopsis: This shorter-length prequel to The Book of Unwritten Tales tells the story of a whole tribe of Critters being threatened by a warlock and in desperate need of help. Soon, Nate and the original game's Critter, who has fallen in love with the daughter of the Critters' chieftain and could use a helping hand, realize that they could help each other out. And that's how their mutual adventure begins...
  • Gameplay:  Third-person point-and-click
  • Publisher: Nordic Games
  • Developer: Kings Art
  • Official homepage: The Critter Chronicles

 

HAЩʞEN

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  • Genre: Mech Combat Game
  • Platform: PC
  • Price: Free-to-play
  • Release date: December 12th
  • Synopsis: Battle across Illal, a world driven by a unique design and vision. Stalk your opponents through ruined cities or across alien desert canyons.
  • Gameplay:  Assemble the ultimate fleet from a wide array of mechs, chassis sizes, and weapon loadouts. Customize them to suit your playstyle and personality, and then pilot your creations into battle. As your proficiency with each mech grows, you'll unlock bonuses that make it distinctively yours.
  • Publisher: Meteor Entertainment 
  • Developer: Developer: Adhesive Games
  • Official homepage: HAЩʞEN

Other releases

  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn for Xbox 360 on December 4th 
  • Marvel's The Avengers: Battle For Earth for Wii U on December 4th
  • 007 Legends for Wii U on December 4th
  • Far Cry 3 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on December 4th
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City forAndriod on December 6th
  • Mass Effect Trilogy for PlayStation 3 on December 7th
  • Paper Mario: Sticker Star for 3DS on December 8th
  • WWE WrestleFest for Xbox 360 on December 19th
  • Super Mario Bros. 2: The Lost Levels for 3DS on December 27th
  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD for PlayStation 3 on December 27th

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