Coming to Stores: February 12th Edition

As we march towards that oddly-heavy month of games coming, it brings back memories of 2012. I still remember looking at my calendar and scratching my head. “Why are there as many games coming out in March as their are in October?” Sure, everyone is recovering from Christmas during the month of January, but what about February? We have a game a week coming out this month, why not up the ante to two games coming out? Yes, I realize I am overexaggerating, but surely you see my point? I haven’t gone mad, have I? I digress..this week is still rather light. ~ Don

Please note dates are subject to change, and these do not account for digital releases, which can sometimes be as important as retail releases. DLC is highlighted in blue. Digital releases (excluding PC-only titles) are highlighted in green.

Console/PC

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Multi-platform:

  • Tuesday, February 12 ~ Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3, PC, & Xbox 360)
  • Tuesday, February 12 ~ Omerta: City of Gangsters (PC & Xbox 360)

Playstation 3 only:

  • Tuesday, February 12 ~ The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim – Dragonborn

PC only:

  • Thursday, February 14 ~ Impire
  • Thursday, February 14 ~ Y’s I & II Chronicles

Last week’s big game was Dead Space 3 and this week Gearbox, the creators of Borderlands bring their touch of co-op to the legendary franchise Aliens, with Aliens: Colonial Marines. Destroy xenomorphs with up to three pals, all the while earning new skills, weapons, and even visual customizations. The last game I played that involved James Cameron’s Aliens was Aliens vs. Predator on the Playstation 3, and I really enjoyed it. The Marines campaign was startling, albeit short. There’s also multiplayer, in case you feel like stalking humans as a xenomorph.

It’s already been launched on the PC digitally, but Omerta: City of Gangsters hits retail spaces for both PC and Xbox 360 this week. Our resident Strategy Gamer praised Omerta on many levels and you can read why here.

Handheld

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3DS/DS:

  • Sunday, February 10 ~  Brain Age: Concentration Training
  • Tuesday, February 12 ~  Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Vita:

  • Tuesday, February 12 ~ Rocketbirds: Hard Boiled Chicken

There are actually games on handhelds this week, however, only one of them is really new. That new game though, Brain Age: Concentration Training, falls into a niche category and may not appeal to a broad range of gamers.

The Vita is getting Rocketbirds: Hard Boiled Chicken,a PSN/XBLA release over a year old. Our review of said-game is rather positive, and you can read that here. I won’t lie, Chickens versus penguins is a scenario I have played through my head a few times but there’s more to this game than just some gun-wielding, angry birds. Oh yes, Rocketbirds packs guns and fart jokes. Sold.

Are you picking anything up this week? Still trying to make it through your backlog? Let us know in the comments below!

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Author: Don Parsons View all posts by
Starting out as a founding member of Gamingcore Podcast, Don ventured on to start Gameciety; which began as a podcast, and ended as a blog. Don now handles Vagary.tv's PR work, is part of the reviews staff and has various other little projects he does for the site.