Ninja Gaiden 3, Armored Core V, Starhawk – PS3 release date news 22/3/12


Why did the chicken cross the road? To read this awesome release date news, of course! Or because he’d finally managed to escape the cramped, battery dwellings he’d lived in his whole life, and the open road gave him a chance to stretch those rubbery legs. Either way: to action.

Out this week

It’s a reasonably ‘un this week. Not like Hulk Hogan’s pythons or Michael Fassbender’s…acting resume big, but there’s three hitters of medium heaviness coming to shop shelves. First up, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, the four player co-op shooter which, as you’ll see from our Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City PS3 review, puts a pleasing new spin on capping zombies.

Next up: Ninja Gaiden 3. Ryu Hayabusa’s been taking some flack for allegedly ‘going soft’ (not in that sense), but we think his third album is still worthwhile, even if it’s more pop-y than his previous work. See our Ninja Gaiden 3 PS3 review for the full scoop.

And, last but not, least…ROBOTS IN DISGUISE. Well, not actually in disguise at all, just ruddy great robots shooting six shades of steel out of each other. Our Armored Core V PS3 review suggests that this is more Bumblebee than Optimus Prime, but feel free to disagree. Plenty already have.

Just announced

Former XBLA-only survival horro game I Am Alive has been confirmed for a 4 April release on PSN, so you can finally see what it’s like to be battling for your life as society falls into amoral disrepute. Alternatively you could just go to Basingstoke town centre during the January sales.

The most authentic music game ever – almost as authentic as actually playing music – Rocksmith is now due on these shores in September, so you’ll have to wait until then before channeling your inner Chad Kroeger. Uh, I mean Jimmy Hendrix, obviously.

Lastly Bit.Trip Runner 2 has been delayed until November, but if you need a hit of brightly lit platforming…well, you probably know where to look by now.

Coming up

With Spring now upon us, it’s time to look at what games will be keeping you locked up indoors as sunshine breaks through the clouds and beauty blossoms all around. Well in Starhawk, due out 11 May, huge metallic structures ‘blossom’ at your command, and Dragon’s Dogma’s dynamic lighting might do a good job of convincing you that you’re outside after all. The RPG – set to be one of the year’s surprise hits – is due out 25 May.

We’ll be back next week with more fresh info. Until then, keep if Official. Or, in the immortal words of Limp Bizkit, keep rollin’, rollin’, rollin’…