2010 is almost over, and that means we can start looking forward to another twelve months of videogame delays! Yesterday we told you about all the Xbox 360 games we're excited for, and now it's time to take a look at what the PS3 has got cooking for us!
So join Samit Sarkar and myself as we discuss the hottest upcoming games on PlayStation 3. Be sure to check back with Destructoid through the rest of the week as we look at the PC, Wii, 3DS, DS and PSP!
Killzone 3 (PlayStation 3)
Speaking as possibly the only Killzone fan on the Destructoid staff (not that others hate it; we're just a damn eclectic bunch), I'd be a terrible human being if I didn't give Killzone 3 its required nod. Killzone 2 was easily my most played shooter of 2009, and I expect the follow-up to steal just as many hours as the previous one did.
With a robust and improved multiplayer system, more locations, and the inclusion of JETPACKS, Killzone 3 is looking set to be one of the hottest titles of the year without a doubt. It's going to kill your face off, and that's awesome!
Hunted: The Demon's Forge (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
I always respected what inXile did with A Bard's Tale, and I already respect what they're attempting with Hunted -- a hack-n'-slash RPG with a focus on co-op and a cover-based shooting system. Hypingly referred to as "Gears meets WoW," this dark fantasy game looks like it could be some serious fun, and it also has skeletons in it, which makes any game worth looking into.
Currently, inXile needs to tighten the movement controls and make it so characters don't feel like they're forklift trucks. It also wouldn't hurt to beef up the melee combat, as the shooting far outclasses it, according to the last build. With those things ironed out, this could be quite the sleeper hit. Keep an eye on it!
Dynasty Warriors 7 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
If you didn't expect some Warriors love in these articles, then you don't know me very well. Koei's Dynasty Warriors 7 looks set to be the best entry yet, with an expanded story, more characters than ever before, and a return to the charge-based combo system. Add 3D and PlayStation Move support, and you've got a game that Omega Force seems to be putting some real effort into.
The Warriors games have cult appeal, and most of you reading don't get it. That's fine, I don't expect you to. But let it be known that there's a dedicated percentage of gamers who are stoked for DW7, and I'm one of them. It's going to be a hot'un.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
I've been a fan of Warhammer 40,000's world for many years, and I've always had a soft spot for the videogames. I even loved Fire Warrior, despite most people declaring it a piece of crap. Space Marine may have a name that almost seems to lampoon the game industry, but it looks fantastic. Everything I've seen so far indicates that this will be a great action game that could surprise us.
Of course, until we see more than hype-riddled trailers, we'll have to be careful in proclaiming its greatness, but at this point in time, it's definitely a game I'm eager to get my hands on. Ballsy bastards and big bolters -- you can't say fairer than that.
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)
I'll admit that my list doesn't boast a huge amount of exclusives. Sorry, but as cool as I'm sure LittleBigPlanet 2 and inFamous 2 will be, there are just better-looking multiplatform games that I feel I need to talk about. El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron is one of them.
El Shaddai is based on the Book of Enoch, an obscure Biblical text, and it features an intense fighting system as well as 2D platforming sections. It also looks incredibly stylish. I have a really good feeling about this one, and I'm far from the only one. I would advise everybody to keep it on their radar!
Journey (PlayStation Network)
The Last Guardian (PlayStation 3)
MLB 11 The Show (PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable)
Portal 2 (PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PlayStation 3)
Additional staff picks for the PlayStation 3:
Colette Bennett: The Last Guardian, Ni No Kuni, Silent Hill 8
Jonathan Holmes: The Last Guardian, Ni No Kuni, No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise, Child of Eden
Hamza Aziz: No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise, Twisted Metal, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Yakuza 4, Catherine
Chad Concelmo: LittleBigPlanet 2, Ico & Shadow of The Colossus HD Collection, The Last Guardian, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One, Resistance 3, PixelJunk Shooter 2, Journey
Jim Sterling: LittleBigPlanet 2, inFamous 2, The Fancy Pants Adventures, Portal 2, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, Homefront
This is just a selection of our most anticipated games for the PlayStation 3. There are a ton of great games coming out next year, and we want to hear from you what YOUR most wanted PS3 game of 2011 is (use this giant list to help you figure out what's coming out). Leave a comment telling us the games you want the most, and we'll tally up your votes to reveal on Monday what the most anticipated games of 2011 are from the Destructoid community.
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