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On the heels of Arkham Asylum and Arkham City, Monolith hopes to prove that it too can make a licensed Batman game that doesn't suck. Players won't be filling the Big Bat's shoes in this one, however. Instead, they'll be playing Batman or Joker wannabes who suit up in silly outfits and shoot the living daylights out of each other. It's a downloadable title that hopes to provide campy fun for anybody who looks at modern shooters and asks, "Why so serious?" Gotham City Imposters swoops into stores this February.
Alan Wake isn't out of his Nightmare yet. He now fights against a dark and insane version of himself called Mr. Scratch. Mr. Scratch continually writes Alan into horrible predicaments, and it will take all of Alan's cunning to survive the nightmare worlds he is thrust into. We could talk about new light-based mechanics, brand new weaponry, or even the new enemies that Alan will be facing, but in actuality we all want to play this game just so we can see what happens to Alan next.
New York is being invaded by Chimeran forces, and it's up to firefighter Tom Riley to take up the mantle of savior and repel the assault to his last breath. A hero by morals, not simply by duty, Tom carries with him the fighting know-how (and his trusty fire-axe) to eliminate the alien invaders. Plenty of upgradeable weapons will be at your disposal, including some new toys like the Cluster Fire Gun and the Chimeran Chain Gun. With two analog sticks, first-person combat will finally have a place in the portable gaming world. The Vita's touchscreen will also be utilized for launching grenades and melee attacks. The powerful innards of the system will allow for some crisp visuals, despite the dire situation for mankind. Get ready to join the resistance and fight for humanity's survival once again.
Sony's longstanding golf series will have a place at the North American launch of the PS Vita, and if sales come anywhere close to the number one spot it earned in Japan, it could be every Vita owner's must-have sports game. The gameplay formula, refined and perfected after many game entries, will be as smooth as ever on the PS Vita. However, developer Clap Hanz has not shied from the new control style. Pick your desired shot location using the touchscreen, move the system around to check your ball or take in the scenery, and even pluck your golfer and reposition them in front of the ball. Also, gain coins as you clear courses to unlock new players, gear, and other content. With daily downloadable tournaments and thirty-player worldwide matches, there are several reasons to work on your swing in Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational.
Wondering what Resident Evil 4 and 5 have to do with each other? Resident Evil Revelations will answer all your questions. The game will depict the events that occur shortly after the establishment of the BSAA, the Anti-Bioterrorism group that Chris Redfield belongs to. It's classic Resident Evil gameplay on the 3DS, and the whole thing is in brilliant stereoscopic 3D. It should at least hold you over until Resident Evil 6 comes out.