Get To Know Every Big Release in 2012

Well, 2012 is upon us. For those of us not embroiled in Star Wars: The Old Republic or still catching up on the insane release schedule of 2011 (I’m in both camps), it’s time to look forward to what we’ll be playing in the New Year.

There are some huge games ahead on the horizon, and for PC players, there are a few that are definitely worth paying attention to. It might not be a year as intensely packed with big releases as 2011 was — yet — but there are sure to be quite a few games that garner a lot of your free time and gaming dollar. Here’s a rundown of every big release yet on our radar and everything you should be watching in anticipation.

Final Fantasy XIII-2
Coming: Jan. 31
On: Xbox 360, Playstation 3

Square Enix’s follow-up to last year’s record-breaking Final Fantasy XIII forwards the story of Lightning and pals three years into the future. And, you know… it’s Final Fantasy.

King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame
Coming: January
On: PC

The sequel to the fantasy/role-playing RTS released in 2010 takes you way forward in the legend of King Arthur, with Britain rent asunder and Arthur struggling with his own grievous injuries. The Holy Hand Grenade will not be part of the game, though — King Arthur takes a darker tone than that.

SoulCalibur V
Coming: Jan. 31
On: Xbox 360, Playstation 3

Namco Bandai is packing boobs into tiny clothing in the next iteration of its weapons-heavy fighting title. There’s already controversy about the advertising, to boot.

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12 Comments on Get To Know Every Big Release in 2012


On January 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Should have added MechWarrior: Online to the big release list.


On January 10, 2012 at 12:03 am


I can’t believe you forgot about GTA4 … or was that pushed again?


On January 10, 2012 at 12:04 am

ERM 5. I meant GTA 5.


On January 10, 2012 at 7:58 am

Erh…. hey guys at gamefront. Can you play like the demo or a small playthrough, and tell me your opinions on FF 13-2. Graphics wise it didn’t disappoint but it was a let down on gameplay and story. It was very, very linear (FFXIII). FFX was also linear but you could revist places to unlock hidden areas and had a great story, which saved it from being somewhat linear. FFXII wasn’t linear, story was good, was off a bit on character. But FFXIII i just didn’t like. I don’t know if i should buy the sequel or not (remember ffx-2… ugh… I asked for that for birthday and turned it on in front of people, and well a load of embarrassment..)


On January 10, 2012 at 8:20 am

Uhm, no mention of Guild Wars 2, Hitman: Absolution, Risen 2, Metro: Last Light.



On January 10, 2012 at 8:56 am

Oh and no mention of ANYTHING on any of Nintendo’s consoles…. Resi, Luigi’s Mansion 2, The Last Story, Kid Icarus, Pokemon Nobakagu’s Ambition, Heroes of Ruin, Pikmin 3, GTAV, Metro, Hitman and Darksiders II also

Ron Whitaker

On January 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

We’ve added a few of suggestions from the comments into the article above. Keep those suggestions coming!


On January 10, 2012 at 11:08 am

Far Cry 3


On January 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm

@ Ghost Recon Online

that really pisses me off!!!


On January 11, 2012 at 4:52 am

No love for The Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles (US), Luigi’s Mansion 2 or Counter Strike:Global Operations?? Tut Tut


On January 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Diablo 3 out march 2nd 2012


On January 22, 2012 at 8:48 am

So much waiting for Reckoning. Also I’d add Ni No Kuni on this list if it were up to me. Hoping that studio ghibli won’t disappoint and we’d get a super jrpg on our hands this year.