2011 game release schedule promises vintage year

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 3 January 2011 13:58 GMT

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We’re only in the first few days of January, but looking forward into the rest of the year is a dazzling task, with schedules for every platform showing high quality releases all the way through to 2012.

Game Informer’s published an exhaustive release schedule for all formats for this year, showing some mind-blowing offerings for the entire 12 months.

Not sure where the author’s drummed up an August release for Far Cry 3 from, but here are the highlights:

January

Dead Space 2 (360, PS3)
Breach (360, PC)
Two Worlds II (360, PS3, PC)
Mass Effect 2 (PS3)
DC Universe Online (PS3, PC)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
Stronghold: Kingdoms (PC)
Plants vs. Zombies (DS)

February

Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Map Pack (360)
Test Drive Unlimited 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360, PS3)
Bulletstorm (360, PS3, PC)
Knights Contract (360, PS3
Killzone 3 (PS3)
Ape Escape Fury! Fury! (PS3)
de Blob 2 (PS3, DS)
MotorStorm: Apocalypse (PS3)
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PC)
The Conduit 2 (Wii)
Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (DS)
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (DS)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)

March

Fight Night Champion (360
Dragon Age 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Homefront (360, PS3, PC)
F.3.A.R. (360, PS3, PC)
Crysis 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Yakuza 4 (PS3)
Shogun 2: Total War (PC)
Pokémon Black (DS)
Pokémon White (DS)
3DS launch
God Eater Burst (PSP)
Patapon 3 (PSP)

April

Portal 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Mortal Kombat (360, PS3)
Stronghold 3 (PC)
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (PC)

May

The Witcher 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Red Faction: Armageddon (360, PS3, PC)
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (360, PS3)

August

Resistance 3 (PS3)

September

Disgaea 4 (PS3)
Rage (360, PS3, PC)

October

The Grinder (360, PS3, PC, Wii)

November

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)
Aliens: Colonial Marines (360, PS3, PC)

Q1

Stacking (360, PS3)
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (360, PS3)
Bodycount (360, PS3, PC)
Alice: Madness Returns (360, PS3, PC)
Child of Eden (360, PS3)
Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
Bloodline Champions (PC)
Fable 3 (PC)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution (PC)

Q2

I Am Alive (360, PS3, PC)
L.A. Noire (360, PS3)
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (360, PS3)
Shadows of the Damned (360, PS3)
Brink (360, PS3, PC)
Colin McRae: Dirt 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (360, PS3, PC)
Driver: San Francisco (360, PS3, PC, Wii)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PS3, PC)
Operation Flashpoint: Red River (360, PS3, PC)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)
Torchlight II (PC)

Q3

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (360, PS3, PC)
Gears of War 3 (360)
Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)

TBA 2011

XCOM (360, PC)
Dungeon Siege III (360, PS3, PC)
Spec Ops: The Line (360, PS3, PC)
Inversion (360, PS3)
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (360, PS3)
True Crime: Hong Kong (360, PS3, PC)
Hitman 5 (360, PS3, PC)
Metal Gear Solid Rising (360, PS3, PC)
Top Spin 4 (360, PS3, Wii)
Saints Row 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Fez (360)
Kingdom Under Fire II (360, PC)
DotA 2 (PC)
Diablo III (PC)
Duke Nukem Forever (360, PS3, PC)
Max Payne 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Grand Slam Tennis (360, PS3)
Forza Motorsport 4 (360)
Mass Effect 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Assassin’s Creed III (360, PS3, PC)
Twisted Metal (PS3)
Infamous 2 (PS3)
SOCOM 4 (PS3)
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One (PS3)
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Agent (PS3)
The Agency (PS3)
Guild Wars 2 (PC)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
Valkyria Chronicles III (PSP)
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (PSP)
Monster Hunter Portable 3 (PSP)

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