Video Games to Watch Out For in 2012 Part #5

How times change.

As it’s a start of a new year, new video games are coming out to look forward to. Over the next few days or so I will be listing nearly thirty games that you should watch out for this year.

Each part will have around six games that you should look out for. In no particular order.

Read more to see the video games to watch out for in 2012 Part #5.

This part includes the following games:

Tomb Raider, Torchlight II, World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame and SSX.

Tomb Raider

Lara needs a wash.

Tomb Raider is an upcoming action-adventure video game and the ninth instalment of the Tomb Raider series, published by Square Enix and developed by Crystal Dynamics as their fifth franchise-related title.

The first in a third continuation, the game is set to provide no correlation to the entirety of the previous entries in the series; a reboot that emphasizes the reconstructed origins of the culturally influential lead character, Lara Croft.

Coming to Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

It is due for release in Q3 2012.

Torchlight II

Spin spin sugar.

Torchlight II is an upcoming action role-playing game developed by Runic Games and published by Perfect World. It is the sequel to Runic’s 2009 ARPG, Torchlight, and features peer-to-peer multiplayer support and extended modding capabilities.

A release for Mac OS is planned for some time after the PC release. Runic Games originally estimated the PC version’s release date to be sometime in 2011, but in November 2011 company president Travis Baldree announced the game would be pushed back to 2012 to allow time for further polishing and a beta test.

It is due for release in 2012.

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria


World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria is the fourth World of Warcraft expansion pack. It was announced on October 21, 2011 by Chris Metzen at BlizzCon 2011.

Mists of Pandaria will raise the level cap from level 85 to 90. It will introduce a new class, Monk, along with the new playable race, Pandaren. The vanity pet system will be overhauled and will include a pet battle system. New PVE scenarios will be introduced, and Challenge Modes will be added for dungeons.The existing 31-point talent trees will be replaced by a new system of tiered talents that are awarded every 15 levels. Blizzard has stated that there are plans for nine new dungeons, three new raids, and four new battlegrounds.

Discovery of Pandaria is made after a naval battle between the Horde and the Alliance. It had previously been hidden by magic since The Sundering.

It is due for release in 2012.

King Arthur II: The Role-Playing Wargame

Mohawks back in fashion I take it?

King Arthur II is an upcoming real-time strategy and role-playing video game, sequel to King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame. It is being developed and published by Neocore Games.

It blends elements of the real-time strategy, role-playing, and grand strategy genres into one.

It is due for release on 11th January 2012.


Snowboarders don't need to think.

SSX  is an upcoming snowboarding video game in the SSX series of video games from Electronic Arts. First revealed at the Spike Video Game Awards in 2010 under the working title SSX: Deadly Descents, the game’s trailer appeared to show a much darker direction to the series than previous entries,though later footage returns to a lighter tone.

SSX will include the use of real locations, rather than the fictional courses of past games. On June 29, 2011, Sony and Nintendo both confirmed that they are testing the game for their new portable consoles.

It is due for release on 28th February 2012 in North America and 2nd March 2012 in Europe.

Source: Information help from Wikipedia.

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