New Game Releases for the First Quarter of 2012


  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 1/31
  • Soul Calibur V - 1/31


  • Far Cry 3 - 2/1
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - 2/7
  • Darkness 2 - 2/7
  • Twisted Metal - 2/14
  • Syndicate - 2/21
  • SSX - 2/28


  • Mass Effect 3 - 3/6
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier - 3/6
  • Max Payne 3 - 3/6
  • Silent Hill Downpour - 3/6


  • Diablo III
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Hitman: Absolution
  • The Last Guardian
  • Borderlands 2
  • Guild Wars 2
  • The Last of Us
  • Assassin's Creed 2012


A few early season titles, and an overwhelming early March. Did I miss anything big?

Anthony252's picture

this seems about right. 2 questions are you doing the guide for mass effect 3 or GRAW FS. Also doesnt assassins creed usually come out in november?

itsMEorME97's picture

wow really looking forward to allot of these, especially mass effect 3, if Hitman is from the film then i don't think it will be as good as the film but to be honest it wasn't very good anyway. Assassins Creed of 2012 should be great as most the the series before it, but many will disagree. and most of these game release are the 2nd, 3rd or more in a series of games, so is it just me or are there not as many new games coming out that are not following on from another game? 

Josh Kowbel's picture

Going by GameFly's release dates:

  • Street Fighter X Tekken - 3/6
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - 3/20
  • Ninja Gaiden III - 3/20
  • Tomb Raider - TBD
  • Prey 2 - TBD
  • Metro: Last Light - TBD
  • Darksiders II - TBD


But John's right that March is absolutely packed. Also, you forgot the inevitable Call of Duty. 

Lightning's picture

Halo 4, holiday 2012

greenblattsam's picture

The Final Fantasy X Remake could come out in Q1.

jreinKs's picture

Darksiders 2 isn't on there, I think that's supposed to be an early June release. The first one was phenomenal and according to the Game Informer cover story of 2, they're expanding it tenfold.

EPA1's picture

I doubt Farcry 3 will be realesed in early february. Long time since last i heard from that game

TheDumbMonkey's picture

BioShock Infinite still doesn't have a date other than 2012 :(

Joe Harris's picture

itsmeorme97, the Hitman game is not based on the film and looks phenomenal in all honesty. I'm realllllllly excited about a lot of these games.

explicit_baron's picture

Anybody else excited for GTA V like myself?

Chef FlipKickz's picture

Really lookin' forward to The Last Guardian. I think it's made by the same people who made Ico and Shadow of the Colossus.

sargeant smiles's picture

So many awesome games coming out so early in the year!

XION's picture

Syndicate, Bioshock Infinite, and Dishonored are what I'm most looking forward to. Also there's some speculation about HL3 coming out Winter of this year. Hmm, we'll just have to wait and see.

K.Devil's picture

Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City - March 20th 

Red_Baron2011's picture

Of these games coming out though, which of these will DEFINITELY need a guide? 

MarioDragon's picture

Amazon says Bioshock is coming out New Years Eve in 2012, but I can't imagine that's right.

TheDumbMonkey's picture

Mario, I saw that too. I think they just mean they are 99.99% on it being released some point this year...

Red_Baron2011's picture

I remember at E3 Bioshock was supposed to be first quarter.

pavel's picture

Gotham City Impostors     10 Jan 2012  

Dota 2     TBA 2012

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance    02 Nov 2012

XCOM     6 Mar 2012

jbrad6's picture

far cry 3 might still release early because of the length of time betweeen it and the last one 

Reid Wildenhaus's picture

Silent Hill HD Collection for 360/PS3 drops 3/6, and Silent Hill Downpour is now being released 3/13.

Zeemoth's picture

I just want to add Zone of the Enders HD Collection which is still TBA 2012. My favourite games of all time and I just can't wait. There has been some speculations whether or not it's going to be released at the same time as the MSG HD Collection but to be honest, I don't know at this moment in tim.

FeedMyToilet's picture

Early February for Diablo 3?

daddy midjet's picture

im really excited for darksiders 2 because darksiders one was really fun but it looks like number 2 will have more to it  as in envirement design

slytown's picture

By end of March for Diablo 3. But, we all know how Blizzard plans out.

JoesShittyOs's picture

Fucking Max Payne 3.  I seem to be one of the only ones excited for it, which is strange.

Also, it's weird how I've barely seen any marketing for these titles.  I would have thought they brought out all the marketing wagons by now.

Adam Page's picture

Don't know about you lot, but I am totally pumped for Sly

UberExplodey's picture

Asura's Wrath: Feb 21

Devil May Cry HD Collection: Apr 3rd

Prototype 2: Apr 24

JaksE's picture

I feel like I heard that EA was going to release a new Battlefield(Bad Company maybe) or MOH this year... but that might just be me imagining things or mabey it's next year. The thing is I dont recall where I heard it but I feel like it was in the middle of some podcast:S

Benjamin Weeks's picture

I just want Diablo 3

Henke911's picture

There is a lot of really good games comming out but i'll just be picking up the PS Vita and Diablo III

Thomasmont's picture

Ghost Recon got delayed yet again...It will be released in May and the Beta will come out in April.

Hope You guys manage to see this!




Red_Baron2011's picture

I heard a rumor that Diablo 3 will also be on consoles.

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