Winter warmers: The big game releases in Jan and Feb 2013

Your essential guide to the upcoming UK and US launch dates across all platforms

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PC game release dates

  • Dungeonland (Paradox Interactive) - 22 Jan (UK), 22 Jan (US)
  • DmC Devil May Cry (Capcom) - 25 Jan (UK), 25 Jan (US)
  • Ace Combat Assault Horizon Enhanced Edition (Namco Bandai) - 25 Jan (UK), 25 Jan (US)
  • Omerta: City Of Gangsters (Kalypso) - 1 Feb (UK), 12 Feb (US)
  • Dead Space 3 (EA) - 8 Feb (UK), 5 Feb (US)
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega) - 12 Feb (UK), 12 Feb (US)
  • DARK (Kalypso) - 15 Feb (UK), 26 Mar (US)
  • Crysis 3 (EA) - 22 Feb (UK), 19 Feb (US)
  • History Legends Of War (PQube) - 22 Feb (UK), out now (US)



Aliens: Colonial Marines

Gearbox's xenomorph FPS is being sold as the true sequel to Aliens (even though it's set after the events of the third film). Colonial Marines will have been in development for over four years by the time it's released so if it doesn't turn out to be the ultimate Alien video game we're going to be sorely disappointed. Expect a review next month, and we promises to go easy on the inevitable Aliens quotes. Even though the "short controlled bursts" one is perfect for a game review.


The Cave

The Cave attempts to bring back the majesty and magic of adventure games under the creative vision of Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert. It looks gorgeous, features a unique local four-player co-op element and apparently has been a concept in Gilbert's head for about 25 years. While there isn't a specific release date for The Cave (so far all we know is it's coming to Steam in January) it'd nevertheless be foolish to miss this off the list.


Crysis 3

That boring "but can it run Crysis" meme will soon become outdated even further when Crysis 3 arrives and makes everyone in the world feel like their PC is woefully inadequate all over again. Set 24 years after Crysis 2 and seeing you return to a New York that has been encased in a huge Nanodome and turned into a massive rainforest, Crysis 3 cleverly offers a compromise between the first game's island setting and the sequel's city setting. Will it push the series even further technically though? We'll find out next month.

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