Even if the PS3 came out with a bit of a slow start in 2007 don’t let that fool you… the PS3 is just gearing up for a great year with some expected hot releases. Here’s a rundown of three games coming out in ’08.. EA’s NFL Tour, Free Radical Design’s HAZE, and Konami’s Coded Arms Assault.
Coming from EA Sport’s BIG division is what can be considered a bit of a spin-off of their hit series NFL Street. They’ve gotten rid of the streets and beaches in favor of larger spectacle arenas. No more playing with barrels and street side walls, you’re playing in front of huge crowds with pyrotechnics and the whole 9 yards. There are some advancements in gameplay as well – if a player initiates contact you are given an opportunity to break through the tackle, trip up the receiver or give your hit a little extra ‘umph’. Street players will see the familiar ‘Gamebreaker’ power-ups, and much of the game is left unchanged otherwise but an upgrade on the look of the graphics. This game is expected to drop on January 8th so get ready for it!
Playing as a recruit of a corporate army owned by a large supposedly peace-keeping organization Mantel you are expected to play this game through atleast twice. Why twice? Well once on both sides obviously, this is because playing on Mantel’s side your realize that you along with your fellow soliders are randomly pumped up with a drug called Nectar, but this leads to some unexpected consequences. The other time through you take the side of the rebels you so viciously were fighting. With some great looking graphics and AI that apparently doesn’t feel useless… this gem is being released stateside January 18th.
CODED ARMS ASSAULT
Konami released a game on the PSP early in the system’s lifetime by the names of Coded Arms and after receiving success with the title they’ve gone ahead and made another in the series for the PS3. Like HAZE, Coded Arms Assault is a futuristic FPS with you playing a solider. Apparently your character is a young hacker who gained access into a system they shouldn’t have been in and is placed in a virtual warfare. Bullets are replaced with hexagons, and enemies vaporize. With the game running off the Unreal 3 engine expect some gorgeous looking graphics to go along with the ‘digitized’ effects. This game doesn’t have an official release date yet, but just from the looks of it you’ll hear about it when it’s released.