This week’s game releases include Sleeping Dogs (Xbox 360), Darksiders II (Xbox 360/PS3/PC), Dust: An Elysian Tail (XBLA), and The Last Story (Wii).
Sleeping Dogs – Xbox 360/PS3/PCAssume the role of Wei Sheng, undercover cop on a mission to take down some of the toughest criminals in Hong Kong. Become immersed in an action-packed, neon-lit city where anything goes, as long as you watch your back. Far from being restricted to the use of guns alone, players will also be able to tap into an extensive array of martial arts as well as utilize a number of environmental fixtures. Sleeping Dogs is scheduled for release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on August 14th.
Darksiders II – Xbox 360/PS3/PC
Death, horseman of the Apocalypse and brother of War, is on a journey. War has been accused of triggering the days of the Apocalypse early, and it is only through Death’s journey through various realms can War’s actions be redeemed. Acting as more of a parallel game to the original than a sequel, Darksiders II promises players a much more expansive world to explore, as well as fully revamped armor and weapons upgrades. Darksiders II is scheduled for release on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on August 14th.
Dust: An Elysian Tail – XBLA
With the help of a companion and an ancient sword, Dust is on a journey to rediscover his past. Explore the beautiful world of Falana, which is full of mystery and danger, but also a kind of ethereal beauty. This 2D platformer also offers an animated combat system as well as an extensive amount of exploration. Dust: An Elysian Tail is scheduled for release on Xbox Live Arcade on August 15th.
The Last Story – Wii
Dive head first into the dynamic drama of The Last Story, where two ancient races are going toe to toe, and the tension won’t stop building. Assume control of a group of mercenaries set on discovering the secrets of Lazulis Island, and who are inexorably drawn into challenges that threaten to overwhelm them. The Last Story encourages players to use strategy in combat, as well as an augmentable difficulty level so that no players will feel left out of the challenge and the fun. The Last Story is scheduled for release on the Wii on August 14th.