We’re nearing the end of first-quarter 2010, and the year has already begun with a storm of phenomenal titles. While 2009 was a great year for PlayStation owners, many anticipated what has been widely considered as one of the strongest first-quarters in gaming ever. Both MAG and Heavy Rain were smash hits, and Final Fantasy XIII as well as God of War III are about to make their vigorous debuts. However, nobody has questioned the strength of the first-quarter library. The question is, what is there in store for PlayStation 3 owners after March?
Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 5 is arguably the most anticipated title of this generation. With roughly 5-years of development and a staff of over 100-people, Gran Turismo 5 looks to solidify the series’ reputation as being a step ahead of the rest. This title looks to sport over 1000 cars, over 50 tracks, a robust online mode and tons of realism. There is no doubt that Gran Turismo 5 will be a solid title and a must-have for car enthusiasts everywhere.
The Last Guardian
Team ICO. That’s all that needs to be said to demand attention to this title. A couple trailers have been shown which show a deeply emotional experience within beautiful environments. As with the previous games by the developer, expect a captivating experience unlike any other.
3D Dot Game Heroes
To many, 3D Dot Game Heroes is just a strange-looking RPG. To others, this is a reincarnation of the golden days of gaming with an updated spin. 3D Dot Game Heroes looks to recreate the gameplay and style of vintage RPG titles such as Zelda on the SNES. Expect a simple but incredibly fun action RPG with some unique twists.
The recent closed beta for ModNation Racers left some great impressions for those who had a chance to try the title out. As with LittleBigPlanet, ModNation Racers has the potential to appeal to a wide-audience and is simply a lot of fun to play. Casuals will have a blast with the addictive and multi-layered core gameplay, while hardcores will have the deep online system and impressively-detailed level creator to keep themselves occupied. ModNation Racers is shaping up to be a huge hit.
Unfortunately very little is known about Rockstar‘s upcoming title named Agent. Announced at E3 2009, Agent looks to try its hand at the world of espionage and assassination. Rockstar have always been consistent in their ability to develop incredibly polished titles, and hopefully Agent will be no different. Not to mention a Rockstar representative called the game “something truly spectacular”.