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New Year, New Games: 13 Picks For 2013

Published January 5, 2013 by |

Yup, it’s a new a year so what better time to look forward at what we can expect to enjoy over the next twelve months.

Below are thirteen picks for 2013, take a look:

BioShock InfiniteBioShock Infinite — PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, March 26 2013

Despite what you may think of the boxart the BioShock series is back, three years after BioShock 2 with BioShock Infinite. This time, instead of taking place underwater, the first-person action takes to the skies in the steampunk style air-city dystopia of Columbia. Players will take control of Booker DeWitt a former agent who is out to find a young woman.

Game designer Kevin Levine went on record, stating that the end of BioShock Infinite will be like “nothing you’ve experienced in a videogame before”.

Double Fine AdventureDouble Fine Adventure — PC, Mac, Linux, Mobile, 2013

Double Fine Productions couldn’t believe their luck when their Kickstarter campaign last year became the most successful of all time (since beaten). The campaign to raise cash to make a new point-and-click adventure raked in over three million US dollars.

The game, which is expected later this year, is Tim Schafer’s first take at an adventure game since the 1998 title Grim Fandango.

DmC: Devil May CryDmC: Devil May Cry — PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, January 2013

The rebooted Devil May Cry is just a few days away from its UK debut and it’s already picking up some favourable review scores.

New developer Ninja Theory is at the helm this time round bring a new take on the hack and slash action.

GTA V - Franklin and ChopGrand Theft Auto V — PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 2013

Rockstar’s blockbuster series returns, as does the in-game location of Los Santos, last seen in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Expected to arrive in the first half of the year, GTA V is set to be a game of epic proportions with a game world said to be bigger than those of Red Dead Redemption, GTA 4 and San Andreas combined. GTA V will also be the first game with multiple main playable characters.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark MoonLuigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon — Nintendo 3DS, March 2013

A sequel to the 2001 GameCube launch title Luigi’s Mansion, Dark Moon (or Luigi’s Mansion 2) returns players to the ghost capturing action, this time on the Nintendo 3DS. Originally revealed back at E3 2011, the handheld game has faced a couple of delays but is expected to finally arrive this year.

The original game saw Luigi clear out ghosts from one mansion, this sequel will see Mario’s brother take on the paranormal at several haunted homes.

The Last of UsThe Last of Us — PlayStation 3, May 7 2013

The latest from acclaimed Uncharted-makers Naughty Dog.

PlayStation 3 exclusive The Last of Us is a survival horror action-adventure which follows the journey of Ellie and Joel. They are two survivors traveling across the USA on the run not only from infected humans but also the military.

Mew-genicsMew-Genics — Multiple Platforms, 2013

A new game from the chaps behind 2010’s frankly brilliant yet rage-inducing Super Meat Boy.

Little is currently known about Team Meat’s new game Mew-Genics, other than it’s a game “about cats”, and lots of em and it’s “the strangest project” the developer duo have ever worked on.

If Super Meat Boy was anything to go by Mew-Genics should be yet another indie treat to luck forward too.

TearawayTearaway — PlayStation Vita, 2013

Guildford-based Media Molecule, known for the LittleBigPlanet series, are hoping to create a game that you can’t tear yourself away from this year.

Tearaway is an upcoming adventure game, inspired by papercraft models, which is set to make creative use of the PlayStation Vita’s unique capabilities – namely the handhelds rear touchscreen.

Tomb Raider (2013)Tomb Raider — PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, March 5 2013

Crystal Dynamics fifth take on the Tomb Raider franchise is a reboot, offering an all new origin story for Lara Croft. The open-world action sees Lara stranded on an Island where she has to survive against various dangerous threats.

Camilla Luddington will be replacing Keeley Hawes as the voice of Lara.

Rayman LegendsRayman Legends — Wii U, February 28 2013

Legends, a Wii U exclusive, is the fifth title in the main Rayman series and a direct sequel to the much-loved Rayman Origins.

Returning with yet more eye-watering visuals the platformer is set to go to new heights thanks to its unique multiplayer, making full use of the Wii U’s touchscreen GamePad controller.

Sim City (2013)SimCity — PC, Mac, March 8 2013

The sixth major version of the long-running simulation series returns this year after a nine year hiatus, bringing a new city-building experience to the PC and Mac.

EA describes the game as something of a “rebirth”, that although retains the series hallmark depth, introduces new accessible features and a unique multiplayer mode.

South Park: The Stick of TruthSouth Park: The Stick of Truth — PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, March 5 2013

Yup, most of the previous South Park games have been less than memorable, but this new role-playing title from Obsidian Entertainment is shaping up to be one to watch.

Players assume the role of a new kid in town hoping to make friends. Show creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone are helping pen the games script.

Watch DogsWATCH_DOGS — PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, 2013

Ubisoft surprised us at E3 2012 when they revealed new game WATCH_DOGS.

The open-world action-adventure title promises a strong focus on hacking and surveillance techniques as tools to get your job done. No solid release date is currently known, but it’s expected this year.

That’s what were looking forward to here at Gamebrit, honorable mentions that didn’t quite make the list include Pikmin 3 and Splinter Cell: Blacklist.

Let us know what you’re excited for in the comments.