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Editorial Team's Most Anticipated Games of 2013
News Posted on 19th, February, 2013
What games are we looking forward to most in the coming 12 months?

With the launch of new consoles on the horizon, it's best not to forget what we have coming out on current platforms. Here's a list of already announced 2013 titles we here at PMS Clan Editorial are excited for.

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State of Decay

One game I am highly anticipating in 2013 is Undead Labs' State of Decay, an open-world canter through a zombie-infested landscape that is yours for the taking. State of Decay boasts an open world that sandbox-lovers will enjoy and all the splatterific glory that zombie-poppers crave. There's even something for tactical types, as well. State of Decay's main focus will be to survive but will offer plenty of avenues and resources to do so, including ways to build character-filled communities, fix cars, scour weapon options, recruit survivors, and scavenge for any needs. Be mindful of this unforgiving world's supplies, however, as much of this undead utopia is stocked with limited loot. The sparse resources become increasingly rare as you build your own journey of survival!

State of Decay is described as a third-person action adventure, and will be available both on XBLA and PC. Another aspect I am enjoying about State of Decay's release is the tight-knit community that already frolics around the title. Developer Jeff Strain, founder of ArenaNet and co-creator of World of Warcraft, is behind this beauty of a project and founded the small Seattle-based studio with this title in mind. Undead Labs is using CryEngine3 for State of Decay, so it's sure to be quite the experience visually. State of Decay is rumored to feature massively multiplayer options some time after release, making it one of Xbox 360's only available MMOs.

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Not much is known about Destiny, Bungie's post-Halo creation, but what we have read and seen thus far is definitely exciting. While Bungie has been cryptically hinting at the coming of Destiny, it was only via a leak in November that fans snatched the first glimpses of what Destiny has to offer. This is not the first time Bungie's plans have been released ahead of schedule -- Halo 3 leaked early back in 2007 -- however, Bungie acknowledged the leak with a lighthearted quote. “Well, that just happened... again.”

The basic premise of Destiny, as described by the leak, is as follows: “Our story begins seven hundred years from now in the Last City on Earth, in a Solar System littered with the ruins of man's Golden Age. A massive, mysterious alien ship hangs overhead like a second Moon. No one knows where it came from or what it’s here for, but only that it’s our protector. Meanwhile, strange, alien monsters creep in from the edge of the universe, determined to take Earth and the Last City. We are young 'knights' tasked with defending the remains of humanity, discovering the source of these monsters and -- eventually -- overcoming it." [source]

For those who love conspiracy theories and meticulous Destiny detail, I highly suggest ncsuDuncan's blog. You can also find one of the largest collections of Destiny art in Duncan’s Picturing Destiny post.

Editor's Note: This was written before this teaser was released. I imagine Goose is pretty into it. Also, while Destiny may not be a 2013 game, Goose is describing her anticipation of further details.

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Tomb Raider

I am looking forward to the reboot of Tomb Raider! With a release date of March 5th, I will soon be immersed into another adventure with Lara Croft. Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics have taken Lara, a noted famous explorer, and have weaved her into a tale of survival. The game appears promising and I am looking forward to taking the character from an inexperienced young woman into a hardened adventurer.

As a girl gamer, I am also pleased to see the developer taking strong a female lead character with an oversexualized design and turning her into what a normal woman may look like.

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Pokemon X & Y

What? A 24-year old man's most anticipated game of 2013 is a children's RPG? Well, yeah, and I'm as surprised as you are. While I've acknowledged the quality of Pokemon games in the past, no generation's hype grabbed me as well as Gold and Silver's did. I loved my copy of Pokemon Blue and hunted down all the information I could find on its successor. After Gold and Silver, though, future Pokemon generations never did anything to bring me back. I got all I wanted out of a 2D Pokemon game; why couldn't Nintendo put a real Pokemon adventure on their 3D consoles?

You can imagine my excitement, then, when I first saw this trailer. I'll admit, it still has all the hokey tropes of a Pokemon release trailer: New starter Pokemon, new legendaries, vague hints at gameplay tweaks. But it was in 3D! The Pokemon game I've wanted since 2000, over a dozen years ago, is finally being made. It may sound superficial, but 12-year-old me doesn't care. Twelve-year-old me finally got his wish granted, and superficiality be damned.

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Date: Wednesday February 20th, 2013 08:40
Of course official Destiny information would launch the day before this went up, lol!
Date: Wednesday February 20th, 2013 14:13
I've read a few places that say Destiny will not be released this year but I'm really looking forward to it as well! I was a little sad to see that no one mentioned Bioshock Infinite though.
Date: Wednesday February 20th, 2013 15:14
SimCity for me!!!! Can't wait to lose myself in that game...
Date: Wednesday February 20th, 2013 19:02
Myst man your thoughts on x and y wow man why is it that as we grew older we can apreciate game that when those franchises were new they were frowned upon and now were like all over them :)
Date: Wednesday February 20th, 2013 22:50
First post. Im looking forward to Tomb Raider, Injustice, next gen COD if that happens this year. Also Watch Dogs if that happens this year as well.
Date: Saturday February 23rd, 2013 22:01
Great article! Destiny looks interesting. I will have to see what people say about it once it comes out.

I am surprised that there is no mention of Gears of War Judgement or Grand Theft Auto V. I am super-exited for both of those games!

Even though I thought Gears of War 3 was somewhat lacking, I am excited to see the prequel from the perspective of Damon Baird. I think that the multiplayer seems a little different from the previous games, which will be a nice change, but not sure what it will really feel like!

Grand Theft Auto V looks interesting from what I've seen from the trailers, it looks like a crazy game! I am hoping that they will give us a sneak peak of the game play at some point.
Date: Sunday February 24th, 2013 20:00
Honestly, Destiny does not look promising. I like what they're doing, and where they're going with this, but I don't think it would be that great of a game. They did well with Halo, but other titles they make I won't buy because I don't know how they'll do as an independent, and without the help of 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios.

As for the other titles, I'd like to see how State of Decay does, and Pokemon...that's a franchise I'm avoiding, because I've never beaten any of the ones I have.
Date: Sunday March 10th, 2013 15:00
Bioshock Infinite
i would like to see some of that game
Date: Sunday March 10th, 2013 15:00
has en 1 seen en thing abut the now MW game
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