inFamous 2 (PS3): Cole MacGrath returns as both the hero and the goat in Sucker Punch’s second installment. Choice between good and evil was key in the first title and will continue to be in the second. The explosive action and sense of power will propel this game into its hugely successful launch.
Red Faction: Armageddon (PS3, 360, PC): The follow up to the stellar Guerrilla, this trip to Mars is a little different than the last. Instead of another open world title, we get a linear shooter. Armageddon looks interesting but this is one of those titles that has a lot of question marks facing its release.
Operation Flashpoint: Red River (PS3, 360): The badly underrated Dragon Rising introduced many people to this franchise’s realistic combat scenarios. Fans of Rainbow Six will get a real kick out of this one.
3D Classics: Excitebike (3DS): The first of the 3D remakes of classic games. Remember 3DS owners, it’s free until the end of July!
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters (PS3, 360, Wii, 3DS, DS): Another movie tie-in game. Doesn’t look terrible but movie games rarely impress.
Other Games and DLC:
- Homefront - Fire Sale (PS3, 360, PC)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops - Escalation (PS3, PC)
- Pokédex 3D (3DS)
Green Lantern’s wickedly cool jewelry also makes him an ideal next gen videogame hero. Gun battles and swordplay? Yawn. Conjuring a giant green hammer made of hard light to pummel foes into submission? Okay, now we’re shaking things up a little. The forthcoming Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment videogame Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters will attempt to realize the super-hero’s super videogame potential, just as the forthcoming movie that inspired the title will try to make the DC Comics legend a big screen super-power on par with Iron Man and The Dark Knight. The videogame — in stores June 7, 10 days before the flick, and available on all gaming platforms — boasts the participation of Green Lantern star Ryan Reynolds and features an original story that serves to compliment the movie story by exploring other aspects of the character’s mythology — specifically, the Manhunters, the gone-bad predecessors to the intergalactic peace keeping force known as the Green Lantern Corps. The trailer, which you can see below exclusively, gives you a sense of the gameplay and visuals, and it also gives fanboys a chance to hear Reynolds’ intone Green Lantern’s fabled oath. There’s no big crusty ball of green boogery nose cheese in evidence, but maybe that’s for the best.
You can check out the exclusive trailer directly at the source.
After the initial cinematic teaser, this trailer makes the game look pretty darn good visually. My only concern is that it could be a tad repetitive.