Gaming Spotlight: Spring 2014
Posted 07/03/2014 by BrightHouse Team
The last couple of months have been very quiet in the world of gaming, with almost no big releases to relieve our twitching fingers. Thankfully though, the drought has ended with the recent release of some exciting games such as Thief, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 which we talked about in our last roundup.
Now that the first signs of spring are just about here we can look forward to the blossoming of a whole new selection of titles coming out over the next couple of months, from big PC and next-gen console games, to fun for younger gamers on handheld devices.
South Park: The Stick of Truth (18)
Definitely not one for younger gamers, or those who are easily offended, or those without a fairly robust sense of humour, South Park: The Stick of Truth is the first official South Park game actually developed with the show’s creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The game is a fantasy-ish RPG, with the graphics designed to recreate the 2D look of the TV series exactly, and the story written by Trey and Matt themselves, so we can expect the familiar mix of sharp satire and crude humour too.
Out now for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC
This highly anticipated FPS multiplayer-only game is set in a futuristic sci-fi world where players control soldiers called Pilots, who themselves can climb into and drive giant mechanised warriors called Titans. The combat is fast-paced and dynamic, with Pilots able to nimbly jump across rooftops and between buildings, while out in the open the Titans fire off powerful weapons to blast their foes. Players fight in huge maps in teams of six-a-side, with several different classes, and different game modes available.
Released on 14th March for PC and Xbox One, and 28th March for Xbox 360
Yoshi’s New Island (3+)
This Nintendo 3DS exclusive is the third instalment in the Yoshi series, and is a great one for younger players. Yoshi must carry the baby Mario safely across the island, tackling puzzles and monsters along the way. The art style utilises the familiar cutesy water colour and crayon landscapes, creating a colourful and fun backdrop for the platform gaming action. To protect baby Mario, Yoshi has a range of abilities, some of which will be familiar to players of the previous games, such as Flutter Jump, Ground Pound, and Egg Throw.
Released on 14th March for Nintendo 3DS
The Elder Scrolls Online (16)
The long running and popular Elder Scrolls series is moving into the massively multiplayer online role playing sphere with this game, hoping to take with it some of the magic that made the likes of Oblivion and Skyrim so successful. The game is set 1000 years before the events of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, at a time when the whole land is at war, and three alliances battle for control of the Imperial City. There are nine playable races available, three to each of the alliances, and each with their own unique stories and goals.
Released on 4th April for PC, June for Xbox One and PlayStation 4
Watch Dogs (18)
An open world adventure set in the near future, where technology and personal information are controlled by the all-knowing ctOS – the Central Operating System. You play Aiden Pearce, a resident of Chicago, as you try to fight back by hacking into the system to take control of everything from street lamps to bank vaults, bringing justice to those in power. The game plays a bit like the Grand Theft Auto series, with a whole sprawling city to explore, with dozens of vehicles to drive and side-quests to discover.
Released spring 2014 on PC, PlayStation 3 & 4, and Xbox One & 360.
We have a great selection of the very latest gaming systems at BrightHouse, from the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, to the Nintendo Wii U, and the Nintendo 3DS. All our console bundles have great extras included such as the latest games and extra controllers so you can have fun with family and friends.
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