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Future Sleepers That Can't Be Ignored

We've all heard of games like God of War III, Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, inFamous, Gran Turismo 5, Final Fantasy XIII, Madden NFL 10, etc, etc, etc. Those games are getting plenty of hype and good press, so it's not necessary to focus on them here. Instead, here's a quick list of upcoming games that, due to competition, timing, and other factors, may end up being sleepers. But we say...don't sleep on 'em.

Red Faction: Guerilla

The good news is that inFamous will come out a little earlier than expected, which means Guerilla doesn't have to go head-to-head with it in the same week. However, we still think that too many people are going to pass on Red Faction in favor of Sucker Punch's excellent action title and while we're not about to argue, per se, we still want you to consider Guerilla. Really, this could end up being one of the most entertaining games of the year and it'd be a shame if you missed out. ...that freakin' Ostrich Hammer is enough to keep us interested.

Prototype

Again, possibly in the shadow of inFamous, but perhaps more importantly, not enough people have heard of it after its significant delay. Ironically enough, the premise is actually quite similar to that of inFamous; it involves a main character with plenty of amazing superhuman ability, and who doesn't want to play as a dude with so much power?! Based on everything we've seen, this could be yet another title that keeps everyone's attention but is swept under the rug due to other uncontrollable factors. Really, don't be surprised if this one turns out to be great.

Resonance of Fate

Known as End of Eternity in Japan, Sega has just announced that it will be known as Resonance of Fate in North America, and it'll arrive some time next spring. The debut trailer, despite lacking any gameplay, still looks promising, and the details we've received thus far are uber-promising. tri-Ace is a very competent RPG developer (although Star Ocean: The Last Hope was definitely a little flawed), and we wouldn't be surprised in the least to see it become a legitimate gem in the eyes of role-playing fanatics. Watch yourselves, Square-Enix...these guys are serious.

Katamari Forever

Hey! Don't you dare forget about this one! The franchise returns exclusively to the PlayStation platform - after straying to the Xbox 360 with Beautiful Katamari - and it's gonna be bigger and better than ever! Sure, the premise may sound silly (rolling up stuff...? Really?), but it's crazy fun; I've owned all three installments thus far and Forever is an instant Day 1 purchase for me. Just don't make Namco regret returning to the PS3, so all you curious consumers who may be unfamiliar need to give it a chance. I promise you: it's a guaranteed winner. It's hours of simple, addictive fun that won't let you down.

Dante's Inferno

Based on release estimates, this may have to battle God of War III, which could be deadly for EA. Not only is GoWIII a guaranteed massive blockbuster that will destroy any immediate competitors, but we've heard that Inferno is awfully similar in terms of format. However, who says we can't have two awesome games in the same genre launching near one another? Well, our wallets...but even so, keep a close eye on this one. EA has been wowing people lately and we'll be very interested to see how Inferno comes out. It may not be anything like Dante's classic story but then again, it really can't be (as anyone knows who read it).

There are others, of course, but these are the five that leap immediately to mind. :)

5/14/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (32 posts)

Riku994
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:26:34 PM
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The only game here that piques my interest in RoF, and maybe Dante's Inferno. However, if they have similar release dates in going with GoW3, only so much my wallet can handle lol.

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oldmike
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:31:16 PM
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Prototype looks like a hulk sand box game
fun for about 5 min then the coolness drys up

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KOSMOS111
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:31:28 PM
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I think thats RoF will be good Does anyone think valkyria chronicles will get a sequel?

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Oyashiro
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 12:07:50 AM

I sure hope it does!

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Kevadu
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 2:41:23 AM

I'd bet good money it will, but not necessarily any time soon.

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Mr Bitey
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 9:59:55 AM

I'm hoping it does. It didn't sell very well at first, but it's gone on to do a respectable amount. It has out sold the established franchise Star Ocean 4... plus the anime and manga will only make the franchise more popular.

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Mr Bitey
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 10:02:14 AM

I'd love to know more about Resonance of Fate. Dante looks promising, but there's no chance it will be able to stand up to GOW III.

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Masterofallz
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 10:40:11 PM
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I thought it was cheap of Activision to put the Prototype release date on inFamous's original release date. Thank god we have some smarties at Sucker Punch. :)

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Juanalf
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 11:12:51 PM
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I am sure Dante's Inferno will be great but it's not very smart to go up against GOWIII of all games.If I was those guys I'll release Dante's Inferno a couple of months before GOW comes out just so people won't compare the two and see how mediocre and pale Dante looks compare to GOWIII.

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kratos17
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 3:26:37 PM

yeah dante inferno should at least come out around december this year to prevent competition with one of the best franchises of our time

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shadowpal2
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 11:16:48 PM
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And out of all of those I'm looking forward to...........................................................Resonance of Fate and Katamari Forever.

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Xra897
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 11:29:21 PM
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dont no wat the heck rof is

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King James
Thursday, May 14, 2009 @ 11:59:46 PM
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Red Faction: Guerrilla - I just do see Red Faction being a fun game. The graphics look horrible. I admire that engine they developed that stimulates true destruction but that isn't enough for me. PASS.

Prototype - A game I actually had high hopes for but after seeing the clips, the interviews, and reading the news on the release date's pushback...I'm not impressed and officially off the bandwagon. The graphics/gameplay looks sub-par (Mercs 2, anyone?), and I think the ball will be dropped on the story as well. I'm gonna wait for the reviews. RENTAL.

Resonance of Fate - Too early to tell but it looks different. It looks fun. It looks dark. It looks like a ....BUY.

Katamari Forever - duh, its Katamari ppl. Consider it copped. BUY!

Dante's Inferno - I really like the idea. And if EA Redwood (they just changed their name, didn't they?) can hold true to the story and make it fun like GOW does SO well with Greek mythology...then I'm on board. I have faith in the team. Deadspace was awesome. And I like action titles like GOW. So heres to hoping they don't drop it around the same time GOW3 comes out, because GOW3 will win that battle every time. BUY.




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Nynja
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 12:22:06 AM

The graphics are fine in Red Faction, but the 3rd person view killed it for me. Its not a bad game, I just can't get past the view change.

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Swim_Irr
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 2:20:52 AM

does anyone else think the color or lighting or something in all the cut-scenes are wayyy off for red faction?

the video that played before the game in the demo looked funny to me. its not like the same as the gameplay...

i've seen clips elsewhere and thought the same as well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 12:06:19 AM
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JRPGs must be bought unless they are poor like Squeenix's lately.

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KevinCairo
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 12:39:39 AM
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Dante's Inferno is really dumb to me. It's such a shameless rip-off that I cannot manage to find any interest in it.

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Cpt_Geez
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 12:57:36 AM
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Im going to get everything on this list except rof plus every block buster coming soon. My pockets are full.

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MadKatBebop
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 1:07:09 AM
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Red Faction: Guerilla's demo was to fun, that game I'm buying. Don't even know what Resonance of Fate is and Prototype looks like its worth a rent.

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Archos
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 1:52:23 AM
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Red Fraction: Guerilla looks pretty fun after playing the demo. I don't know why people keep complaining about the TP view. I haven't played RF 1 or 2 to comment on the FP view, but I feel the TP view is good as well... reminds me of Gears and the view also enables the best way to see the destruction. Imagine going through the ruble in FP mode.. would be tedious if you can't see things around you The graphics are decent contrary to one of the posts above.... decent enough for an open world game and the awesome engine they have used. Will most probably buy it.

Prototype will be passed by me mainly cause of Infamous. Maybe later I will rent it or buy it, but I just feel Infamous and RFG will be better deals.

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Byakko2009
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 2:04:32 AM
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Any Tri-Ace game on PS3 is insta-win for me! I think Sega will prove to be a better publisher than SE for Tri-Ace. It's a shame really that SO4 turned out how it did, might have been a result of lack of faith and funds from SE. I personally enjoy VP Lenneth and Silmeria way more than most of SE's games.

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Byakko2009
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 2:04:32 AM
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Double post. sorry

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Alienange
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 5:40:54 AM
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Look for End of Eternity IV to come to North America as Resonance of Fate II.

Why do they doooo this?? ... I'm still buying it.

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Arvis
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 1:16:49 PM

Ha! Very clever, alienange. :)

-Arvis

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MornelitheVT
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 8:53:28 AM
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The only one I'm really interested in is Prototype, already got InFamous preordered for my PS3....going for Prototype on my PC ;)


Morne

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Jalex
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 9:44:52 AM
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Well, not much information has been released for it, and there's still no confirmation that it will be released outside Japan, but 'Steambot Chronicles 2' is the game I'm hoping does well even if it doesn't seem that much of anybody is talking about it.
The first game was criminally underrated, and little more than a cult hit, yet it apparently still warranted a sequel. I just pray this franchise remains successful enough to continue.

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bebestorm
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 10:45:14 AM
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I preordered Prototype long time ago...
Dante's Inferno so far sounds good...
Katamari Forever I'll give it try...
End Of Eternity...Its a definite buy since Im a jrpg junky as long as its not labeled sjrpg...

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Scarecrow
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 12:04:31 PM
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The only game I'm somewhat interested for is Resonance of Fate

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maxpontiac
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 12:42:49 PM
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None of those are my Radar.

At all.

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kratos17
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 3:29:01 PM
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im a little cautious about prototype, it looks a little glitchy but i will buy it if it gets some positive reviews

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kratos17
Friday, May 15, 2009 @ 3:35:13 PM
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i am interested in Prototype, Dante's Inferno, and Resonance of Fate

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Snaaaake
Saturday, May 16, 2009 @ 4:44:04 AM
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Dante's Inferno........I see another franchise coming from EA after Dead Space.
Developers will do well not to release their game close to the release date of GOWIII.
GOW is too addictive and it will take away your interest of other games for a while.

Looking at Prototype, it's gonna be fun for 10 minutes only.
I thought we already had sandbox beat 'em up games before?

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