The mimo-release post strikes again! Back again for a second round, we’ve got some hugely anticipated titles launching this week that eager fans just can’t wait to get their hands on! A new Call of Duty and Elder Scrolls game both in the same week? Inconcievable! You’d some sort of chrono-device to have time for the both of them!
Modern Warfare 3: When development company Infinity Ward released Modern Warfare 2 in 2009, it instantly became the #1 played game on Xbox 360 in less than 24 hours. Widely regarded as THE shooter to play online, it broke sales records even before it was released, and has become a solidified pop-culture icon. While (most) fans have eagerly enjoyed the game since it’s release, the developers behind Modern Warfare haven’t had as much fun. In March 2010, Infinity Ward studio heads Vince Zampella and Jason West (who both are responsible for the creation of the Call of Duty series) were let go by publisher Activision. Shortly afterwards, more of the Infinity Ward team — including lead designers and programmers — resigned. This left tons of fans asking, “What will happen to Call of Duty?”. Well folks, thanks to what’s left of Infinity Ward, as well as the fine folks at Raven Software and Treyarch, on 11/8/11 we will see the release of Modern Warfare 3. The single-player campaign will directly continue the story of MW2, and will do it from the same multi-character perspective as the last game. Taking players across the globe with squad-mates Captain Price and “Soap” MacTavish, they hunt Makarov: a terrorist responsible for instigating a full fledged war between the United States and Russia. The multi-player promises more of the same addictive arcade-style play as the previous series entry, with new maps, strike packages, unlocks, and weapon proficiencies. Pick modern Modern Warfare 3 up tomorrow on 11/8/11 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, or PC.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: 11/11/11 is an important date for a lot of people. It’s Veteren’s day in the US (and also interconnectedness day!), the new Twilight movie arrives in theaters, but what we’re here to talk about is the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Whether you prefer Daggerfall, Morrowind, or Oblivion, publisher Bethesda knows you want more Elder Scrolls in your life. Set two centuries after the conclusion of Oblivion, the fifth title in this prestigious RPG series takes players to the mountainous, snow covered region of Skyrim, the northernmost province of Tamriel and homeland to the Nords. Unfortunately for the Nordic people, Dragons have decided to return to the continent, and have brought with them the unpleasantries generally accompanied by the aforementioned. As the last Dragonborn (a sect of god-sent beast hunters), the player is tasked with sorting out the continent’s Wyrm epidemic. Boasting incredibly promising visuals, fluid character animations, top quality voice acting, an expanded and refined combat system, and much more, Skyrim is sure to entertain RPG fans for countless hours. Just don’t waste too much time looking for spears! Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, launches on 11/11/11 for Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and PC.
Wizorb: It’s a well known fact that everyone love wizards. It’s also apparent that orbs are pretty cool as well (read: Disco Balls, Death Stars, etc). So, it would be logical to assume an amalgamation of the two would result in an nothing less than sensational final product. I can reasssuringly say, this formula proves true in the case of Wizorb. Featuring classic Arkanoid style gameplay with a twist, and added old-school RPG elements; Wizorb radiates nostalgia of a simpler, gentler time of gaming that is sure to give you fond memories of days long past. Check out Giant Bomb’s Quick-look for an entertaining break down of the beginning of the game. Snag it for today on PC for $2.99 off Gamersgate or on Xbox Live Indie Games for 240 Microsoft points.
Other notable releases this week we’re excited about include Super Mario 3D Land for the 3DS, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, and L.A. Noire for PC (finally, now where’s Red Dead Redemption?). How will you be spending your time? Excited for something specific that’s coming up? Let us know, and be sure to tune in again next week for more exciting gaming news from your friends at Mimoco!