In just a week after posting my ten anticipated games for 2008, I’m updating again. The Game Developers Conference was way more exciting than I was expecting. I’m sure I’m not the only one that felt that this year’s event had some of that E3 feeling with all of the great announcements. GameSpot’s coverage was great as was the wealth of videos on other sites like Gametrailers.
This list isn’t in any specific order and probably doesn’t have games that you want. Don’t like it? Too bad. Deal with it.
Prototype by Radical Ent.
PS3, X360, PC – Q3 2008
Last time I noted that the Mercenaries series is great for the kind of misc. mayhem that’s offered in The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. Well, here’s the game that’s being made by that same development team. I wasn’t all that excited for this even knowing what style of game it was until I heard that Radical Entertainment was behind it. This game has awesome written all over it!
The King of Fighters Collection: The Orochi Saga by SNK Playmore
PSP, PS2, WII – Q4 2008
In my SNK column I listed the huge amount of games that SNK Playmore is releasing this year. I’m excited for all of them, but this one is probably my most anticipated game from them. Having the first five King of Fighters games in one package is great, but since I’ll have KoF ’98 on the PS2 with The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match, then for this collection I’ll be taking it on the go with the PSP version. Sweetness!
Sega Superstars Tennis by Sumo Digital
PS3, PS2, X360, DS, WII – March 18, 2008
I originally wasn’t all that interested in this game since Nintendo has pretty much covered all of the sports with their Mario franchise. I’ve also never played those games because of all of the extra hazards on the field/court. However, once I saw this game in action from GDC videos I must say that I was impressed with how the game has turned out so far.
Lego Batman by Traveller’s Tales
PC, PS2, PS3, X360, DS, WII – Q2 2008
I find it funny how I’ve been tracking this game before the Lego Indiana Jones game was even announced and this is the first time that there’s been some more information on Lego Batman. I like how almost every major character will be making an appearance in the game in some way. It also reminds me of the great Batman: The Animated Series show from the mid-’90s.
Other anticipated games of 2008:
God of War: Chains of Olympus by Ready at Dawn
PSP – March 4, 2008
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood by BioWare
DS – TBA 2008
The King of Fighters ’98 Ultimate Match by SNK Playmore
PSP – Q4 2008
Dark Sector by Digital Extremes
PS3, X360 – March 25, 2008
Space Invaders Extreme by Taito Corporation
PSP, DS – June 10, 2008
Mercenaries 2: World in Flames by Pandemic Studios
PS2, PS3, PC, X360 – TBA 2008