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RELEASE SCHEDULE ON THE RADAR: SHOOTERS


2011 is shaping up to be a promising year for gun nuts, with plenty of new IP and established favourites


PROGRESS BAR


An update on key digital download releases


Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves


BODYCOUNT


Format: Xbox 360, PS3 Publisher: Codemasters


Codies’ newest FPS IP is powered by the publisher’s EGO engine and features destructible environments.


BULLETSTORM


Format: Xbox 360, PS3, PC Publisher: Electronic Arts


An over-the-top shooter from Epic Games and People Can Fly that rewards players for performing ‘skillshots’.


Publisher: Sony Format: PS3 Released: December A standalone adventure for the hero of LittleBigPlanet designed to make use of the PlayStation Move.


Back To The Future: The Game Publisher: Telltale Games Format: PC Released: December The first of five episodes based on the classic ‘80s sci-fi movie hits this month. Stars Christopher Lloyd as Doc Brown.


HOMEFRONT


Format: Xbox 360, PS3, PC Publisher: THQ


The first Homefronttitle sees players defending a war-torn San Francisco from oppression by Korean forces.


GHOST RECON: FUTURE


Format: Xbox 360, PS3, PC Publisher: Ubisoft


The Tom Clancy franchise returns with Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, letting gamers play with the tech of tomorrow.


Kung-Fu Live Publisher: Sony Format: PS3 Released: December 8th This PlayStation Eye title inserts players into frantic fight sequences for full- body combat.


The Animus Project Update 1.0 Publisher: Ubisoft Format: PSN, XBLA Released: December 14th A new multiplayer map and game mode for Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood.


SPEC OPS: THE LINE


Format: Xbox 360, PS3, PC Publisher: 2K Games


A third-person shooter set in Dubai, after the glamourous city has been submerged by a huge sandstorm.


CALL OF DUTY 8


Format: All, more than likely Publisher: Activision


With Black Opsmaking $360m on day one, the bar has been raised but which studio will take on this challenge?


Need For Speed: Nitro-X Publisher: Electronic Arts Format: DSiWare Released: Out Now A bitesize follow-up to last year’s title. The Camera Tag Editor allows gamers to take pictures and paste them over the track.


COMING SOON


MCV pinpoints three important future releases


DUE IN: 6 MONTHS


HUNTED: THE DEMON’S FORGE Format: 360, PS3, PC


Publisher: Bethesda


A new third-person adventure that has been dubbed as a fantasy take on Gears of War. The game features an epic co-op campaign.


DUE IN: 9 MONTHS


SHADOW OF THE DAMNED Format: PS3, 360


Publisher: EA


The new survival horror title from the minds of outspoken developer Suda51 and Resident Evil director Shinji Mikami.


DUE IN: 12 MONTHS


INFAMOUS 2 Format: PS3


Publisher: Sony


The sequel to the acclaimed 2009 superhero title gives players devastating powers and lets them loose on an unsuspecting city.


GOLDEN SUN: DARK DAWN


Released: December 10th Format: DS Publisher: Nintendo Distributor: Open Contact: 01753 483700


The first DS entry in the popular RPG series. Set 30 years after the first two games, players guide the descendants of heroes to their own destiny.


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SNIPER ELITE


Released: December 10th Format: Wii Publisher: Reef Entertainment Distributor: Creative Contact: 020 8664 3456


The classic PS2, Xbox and PC FPS is reborn on Wii, now featuring improved graphics, Zapper-enhanced controls and all-new exlcusive missions.


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