We are going to start a monthly post of all the games for all platforms that will be released in the next month. We will not be commenting on the games in these posts. This is a FYI only.

All games are listed in Release order. All games that do not specify a specific release day will be listed at the end.


Happy Hammerin’
(Wii Ware, 500 pts)
Gamebridge
Jan 1, 2010

Created by Japanese development studio Agenda, makers of Clubhouse Games in the US.

• Swing the Wii Remote™ like a hammer and sweat it out to compete against each other by bashing moles.
• Choose your very own Mii and Hammer
• Play as single player or go head to head with 3 friends.
• Pick up bonus items throughout the gameplay to help you attack your opponents
• Players can challenge themselves in three different modes, Mole adventure (1-2P), Mole Marathon (1P) and Party Battles (1-4P).
• Mole Adventure consists of 4 themed stages (Horror, Japan, Jungle, Space) with 3
ifficulty levels.
• View Statistics of your gameplay
• Unlock various titles as you progress throughout the game
• Register your scores online and compete in the world wide ranking to be crowned the world’s number one mole basher.

Divinity II: Ego Draconis
PC
cdv
Jan 5, 2010

The action-RPG sequel to the critically acclaimed Divine Divinity. Divinity II – Ego Draconis combines action-packed, varied gameplay with a deep, diverse quest structure that branches out into many directions, a world where every decision has a consequence on how the game proceeds.
Those who pre-order Divinity II – Ego Draconis from GameStop will receive the exclusive Blood Echelon Armor and Weapon Set.

The Blood Echelon is a select lodge of elite Dragon Slayers who have earned the highest of distinctions on the battlefield. Their elite armor and weapon set includes:
* Blood Echelon Armor – Sturdy as granite and shaped to intimidate, Blood Echelon armors set new standards in the art of war.
* Blood Echelon Weapon – The Claymore, the Frontline Slayers’ mighty weapon of choice, cleaves armor like it was mere flesh.

The pre-order program is available now through January 5, 2010.

Bayonetta
PS3,X360
Sega
Jan 5, 2010

From the creators of Devil May Cry and Resident Evil comes the free flowing over-the-top action of BAYONETTA. Play as BAYONETTA, a witch with powers beyond the comprehension of mere mortals and face-off against countless enemies, evil forces and giant sized bosses in a game of 100% pure adrenaline fueled all-out action.

Darksiders: Wrath of War
PS3, X360
THQ
Jan 8, 2010

Featuring the unique art style of legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira, Darksiders puts players in the role of War, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Gamers will explore a world set 100 years after the biblical Apocalypse, traveling through expansive dungeons, battling demons and angels and striking deals with unsavory characters in an epic quest to restore the balance between Heaven and Hell.

Mary Kay Andrews: The Fixer Upper
PC, Mac
Digi Ronin Games
Jan 11, 2010

Based in New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews “The Fixer Upper”
Upon Dempsey Jo’s return to Guthrie, you must guide her through the house renovation process, as well as bring her boss to justice. As you search for items and clues to progress in the game and reveal the story, you will encounter “mini-games” based on events from the book, as well as meet characters from the book who will reveal key information and assign important tasks.

Army of Two: The 40th Day
PS3,PSP, X360
EA
Jan 12, 2010

The ultimate two-man private military team of Salem and Rios return in this epic sequel where they must survive and prevail in a city under siege. When a disaster of epic proportions strikes Shanghai, China, Rios and Salem find themselves right in the middle of it all—the wrong place, the wrong time, but the right team. A carefully orchestrated series of mysterious catastrophes is dragging Shanghai to the brink of ruin, and now the Army of Two must fight their way through ravaged city districts as they try to beat the odds and uncover the secret of the 40th Day.

ARMY OF TWO: THE 40th DAY features a bigger playbook of new co-op moves that either player can use at any time, opening up new strategies and countless choices for both players. The result is a bigger, better, more organic and immersive co-op experience that lets gamers put their best two-man tactics to use whenever and wherever they want.

Astro Boy
DS, PS2, PSP, Wii
D3Publisher
Jan 15, 2010

In ASTRO BOY: THE VIDEO GAME, players become the iconic hero, Astro Boy, and take to the streets and skies on an epic adventure to save Metro City from the clutches of the evil President Stone and his robot army. Utilizing Astro’s entire arsenal of iconic weapons and abilities—Finger Lasers, Arm Cannon, Butt Machine Guns and Drill Attacks, players will battle hordes of robot enemies and colossal bosses including some never-before-seen enemies across Metro City and the mysterious Surface. Using an intuitive combat system that adds depth to gameplay, players will experience classic platform action and exhilarating flight combat levels as they use Astro’s unique rocket boosters to hover, avoid enemies and zip out of the way of danger. ASTRO BOY: THE VIDEO GAME offers numerous unlockable and collectible elements that include exclusive art work, different versions of Astro Boy and more, as players live the story solo or side by side with a friend in 2 player co-op mode on Wii and the PlayStation®2.

Glory of Heracles
DS
Nintendo
Jan 18, 2010

Glory of Heracles features the eponymous Greek hero in a pick-up-and-play role-playing game that has a rich storyline in a Greek motif and a deep battle system. The story begins when Heracles washes up on a beach with amnesia. Players must journey far and wide to figure out Heracles’ story and unravel the mysterious pasts of the other main characters in this new adventure. The game uses ancient Greece as its backdrop, and players can visit cities like Sparta and Athens on their travels.

FEATURES:
• Players travel the countryside to meet new characters, collect helpful items and gain experience.
• Strategy is key during battle, but once the fighting is over, players can gather the spoils of war. Some items might be rusty and in need of polishing at a shop in town, while others might require a blacksmith to forge them into something even more powerful.
• Players will be treated to animated cut scenes on the screens of their Nintendo DS or Nintendo DSi™ systems.
• Players can opt to use the stylus or +control pad and buttons to control movement in the game, while the touch screen is required to complete optional challenges used to power up spells or skills during battle.

Dark Void
PC
Capcom
Jan 22, 2010

Something is consuming out universe, a vast and ancient force almost beyond our comprehension. Millions of years ago, the minions of that power found their way to the 3rd planet of an unremarkable yellow star. Ours. The race they created came to call their masters “The Watchers.” For millennia we knew them as gods and served their dark purposes, but a few humans developed extraordinary powers. They were known as the Adepts and they rose up, banishing The Watchers into a parallel universe, where they’ve manipulated and schemed from afar. Until now.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Wii
Capcom
Jan 26, 2010

TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM ULTIMATE ALL-STARS pairs well-known characters from Capcom’s roster of games with some of Japan’s most beloved characters from anime powerhouse Tatsunoko Production. From Capcom’s 30-year history comes characters like Ryu and Chun-Li from the Street Fighter® series, Morrigan from Darkstalkers® and company mascot Mega Man® Volnutt from Mega Man Legends. Tatsunoko’s near half-century of Japanese animation excellence is represented by the likes of Ken the Eagle and Jun the Swan from the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman® anime (known in North America as Battle of the Planets or G-Force), cybernetic warrior Casshan and comedic action hero Yatterman No. 1. All together, there are more than 20 colorful combatants to choose from in order to form the ultimate tag team combination.

TATSUNOKO VS. CAPCOM ULTIMATE ALL-STARS is new version of the game that released in Japan in arcades and on the Wii in December 2008.

Cyberbike
Wii
Bigben
Jan 31, 2010

Discover the very first video game that comes with an exercise bike—have fun while pedaling! Cyberbike introduces a brand new way to do sports in your living room. The game invites you use your eco-citizen’s head and legs to clean up the planet. Clear paths and roads of the sources of pollution that are ruining the environment as you cycle along on some of the most improbable vehicles ever imagined—on land, sea and air. Using the bike included with the game, players are able to ride through 18 different circuits. As you progress, numerous accessories are unlocked to customize your vehicles and equipment, such as new backpacks and new vehicle colors.

There’s something for all the family with three game modes: Fitness, Story, and Multiplayer (up to four players taking turns).

The exercise bike bundled with the game is a genuine innovation. It is simple to connect it to your Nintendo Wii and can be used by all the family thanks to the adjustable saddle and handlebars.

Mass Effect 2
PC, X360
EA
Jan 31, 2010

Mass Effect™ 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the multi award-winning 2007 hit, Mass Effect. The Mass Effect trilogy is a masterful science-fiction adventure set in a vast universe filled with dangerous alien life forms and mysterious uncharted planets. In this dark second chapter, Saren’s evil army of Geth soldiers has just been defeated, and humans, still struggling to make their mark on the galactic stage, are now faced with an even greater peril…

The Collectors’ Edition of Mass Effect 2 comes in a premium, tin case and includes the full version of the game, a 48-page hardcover “Art of Mass Effect 2” book, Issue 1 of the Mass Effect Redemption comic book, and a bonus DVD with behind-the-scenes and making-of videos. In addition, the Mass Effect 2 Collectors’ Edition will include unique in-game weapons and armor that can only be obtained by purchasing this version. With its larger-than-life hero Commander Shepard, intense shooter action, nuanced characters and a rich storyline, Mass Effect 2 is one of the most anticipated titles of 2010.

1000
iPhone
Glu
Jan 2010

No Description available. Has something to do with Vampire Squid?

B-Boy Brawl
iPhone
TAG Games
Jan 2010

B-Boy Brawl promises to make a mockery of other weak wristed iPhone music games. Aiming to own the streets (and of course the App Store) the game features a unique control method that allows players to ‘finger break’ for the first time, awesome street style visuals, various crews to ‘battle’ and loads of great hip hop.

Dogfights
PC, Mac
iEntertainment
Jan 2010

Gamers choose one of three levels of pilot expertise: Rookie, Pilot, or the highly skilled Ace. They can select among 100 historically accurate aircraft to meet an armada of incoming aircraft in over 40 combat mission combinations. With its dynamic game engine, no two air battles will ever be the same. In each air battle the player can score points, build rank, and acquire medals to compete for the coveted title of WGFP – Worlds’ Greatest Fighter Pilot!

Players can fly over multiple historical terrains including England, Europe, and North Africa, including many of the great cities like London, Paris, and Berlin. Players can participate in Pacific battle campaigns over the Philippines and Midway terrains.

Bonus Deal: Dogfight players get free 30-day trial of MMOG WarBirds

Guerrilla Bob
iPhone
Angry Mob Games
Jan 2010

This is the odyssey of a brave soldier, who decided to take matters in his own hands. They call him Bob, and this is his game! They were going to nuke the bad guys, but Bob gets pleasure killing them one by one. So he started his own war. Bob against the foes. Bob against everyone. Everyone that moves.

To control his actions, you get two virtual sticks. The left stick is for moving him around and the right stick is for shooting his weapons.

Monsteca Corral
Wii Ware
Onteca
Jan 2010

By incorporating the ambient feel of games such as ‘Flower’ and ‘Pikmin’ with the excitement of Wii™, Onteca is set to raise the bar on existing WiiWare™ titles by releasing their new 3d game ‘Monsteca Corral’. Making extensive use of the Wii’s™ 3d capabilities, Monsteca Corral offers players a far more expansive gaming experience, the likes of which have scarcely been seen on any WiiWare™ title.

Monsteca Corral begs to ask gamers the question “Have you ever wanted to take on a daring rescue mission of an alien planet inhabited by monsters, using your quick wit to prevent invading robots from taking over?”

Throughout the game the player must control a herd of cartoony monsters known as Sdompe’s, who’s cute but not so bright nature requires the player to guide them on their migratory journey. It is the player’s job to exhibit their own Wii Remote™ expertise by accumulating and guiding the clueless beings successfully across the world of Monsteca. The player will take the role of a Monster Herder, flying above the Sdompe’s, trying to save them from potential dangers within their environment created by the ever increasing robot population.

Next Island
PC (online)
Next Island
Jan 2010

Next Island is a free-to-download and free-to-play virtual world developed on the Entropia Universe platform. Time travel is a key differentiator in the Next Island experience and will provide users the opportunity to take a fantastic journey in an extremely immersive three-dimensional environment, discover goods and import them into the current epoch of time thus increasing their value to the community. Every few months a new era in history will be developed, offering endless possibilities for exploration.

Reign of Augustus PC (online) Kalypso Media Jan 2010
The official expansion pack for the hit PC title Grand Ages: Rome. Reign of Augustus will include a brand new campaign comprising of 12 missions, new maps and a wealth of enhanced gameplay features.

Features:
• All new campaign with 12 Missions
• 12 new maps
• 6 new multiplayer maps
• 4 new buildings: Senate, Tax Office, Odeum, Hospital
• 20 new estate bonuses
• Roads – connect your city to the major roman roads to gain or generate additional resources and enable units travel faster
• Authority – certain buildings generate Authority that can be used to benefit the player or hinder opponents
• New talents for each family (21 new talents in total)
• Remove tool for roads, trees, platforms and decorations
• New decorations – statues and gardens
• God Mode – free build map with few disasters and unlimited resources
• New campaign intro video
• Additional multiplayer features including pre-built towns & pre-built town walls
• 3 new patrons (Agrippa, Nero, Drusus)

Reign of Augustus will only be available via online and will not be published at retail.

Shaiya Spanish
PC (online)
Aeria
Jan 2010

The title is geared towards bilingual and Spanish-speaking gamers around the world.

Shaiya is a critically acclaimed, free-to-play, fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) set in a strange and distant world. Players will take sides on an age-old blood feud between two warring factions: the Union of Fury and the Alliance of Light. Delve into this deep and fascinating world:

Dungeons, Raids, Bosses, and Thousands of Quests:
* Thousands of quests (some yielding epic rewards) including 15-20 dungeons filled with dragons, demons, succubi and more. Enjoy small and large group raids (2-5 or 20-30 people), where survival requires strategy and cooperation.
* Solo or group play from levels 1-60, with 3 modes of difficulty and power.
* Dazzling animations and graphics, with stunningly rendered raid bosses towering over you the size of skyscrapers.

Competitive Player vs. Player (PvP) Combat:
* Defeat other players to advance in rank and work your way up the faction hierarchy, earn prestigious titles, extra stat bonuses, and additional benefits that impact your whole faction.
* Choose from a total of 3 unique PvP battlefields.

Realm vs. Realm (RvR) Warfare:
* A staggering and massive fight for control of the continent and compete for the Blessing of Goddess, a faction-wide buffs that affect everyone in your faction—even if you don’t participate in PvP!
* The Blessing of Goddess is always at stake, creating a constant struggle in this dynamic and fascinating world.
* Your successes and failures on the battlefield have potential ramifications for the entire world.

Space Miner: Space Ore Bust
iPhone
Venan Entertainment
Jan 2010

Space Miner: Space Ore Bust will allow players to freely explore a massive asteroid field, blasting apart the colossal space rocks for valuable ore while simultaneously fending off an army of deadly drones sent by the evil Mega Space Corp. Players will be able to spend their hard-earned Spacebucks on dozens of ship upgrades, take on a variety of action-packed missions throughout the asteroid belt, discover ancient alien artifacts lost to time, and unravel the quirky mystery behind Mega Space Corp’s arrival in the system.

Moon Base Alpha
N.A.S.A. MMO
PC
United States Government (NASA)
Jan 2010

Take on the role of a NASA astronaut as you build and perform experiments on the first Moon Base. The targeted audience for the MMO is students in their teens in both high school and college. Research indicate that many middle school students show a preference for games targeted at this age level and NASA expects that an MMO developed at the high school/college level with find significant adoption at the middle school level.

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