Top 20 Upcoming PS3 Exclusives

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#13 - SOCOM 4

With Zipper Interactive taking the development helm of SOCOM 4 fans have a lot to look forward to with the latest installment of the SOCOM series. With all-new gameplay additions and tweaks and, let’s not forget, full compatibility with Sony’s motion controller, PlayStation Move, 2011 is shaping up to be an exciting year for PlayStation gamers.

#12 - Dead Nation

From the developers of the 2007 PlayStation Network hit, Super Startdust HD, Housemarque is set to release their second PSN exclusive, Dead Nation. From the surface, the downloadable title appears to be just another twin-stick, top-down shoot ‘em up. However, below the surface is a dark, dank, eerie, cooperative zombie shooter, complete with an arsenal containing everything from an SMG to a flamethrower. With both local and online multiplayer, Dead Nation will be a healthy heaping of zombie killing action.

#11 - Echocrome II

The M. C. Escher-inspire downloadable title from Sony’s own Japan studio released with proof that this generation was not all about cutting-edge graphics in order to make a great game. With simplistic gameplay with both the PlayStation 3 and PSP control schemes and a level editor, echochrome provided hours of entertainment for a bite-sized cost. Expanding on the concept with PlayStation Move support, echochrome ii builds on the perspective concept with the all-new mechanic of lighting.

#10 - Sorcery

Sorcery is an upcoming PlayStation Move title that was announced at the 2010 Sony E3 press Conference. Currently set for a Q2 2011 release, Sorcery is looks to be one of the Move’s killer app. Utilizing all aspects of the controller, the camera, the accelerometer, and even the LED orb on the end, Sorcery will take players on a magical journey through the Faerie Kingdoms filled with monsters, mysteries, and mayhem.

#9 - MotorStorm Apocalypse

Motorstorm: Apocalypse is the fourth official installment in the off-road PlayStation racing franchise. Evolution Studio’s latest thrill-ride is the first retail launch to be set in full stereoscopic 3D. Players will race through the devastated urban cityscape amidst the dynamic destruction of falling skyscrapers and missile attacks. The game will also include supercars, superbikes, hot hatches, muscle cars, and motorcycles to give the PlayStation 3 exclusive a feel unlike any other.

#8 - LittleBigPlanet

Coming up as an independent studio, the little developers with a big idea brought us 2008’s definitive game of the year. With levels as great as the talented gamers who created them, many wondered what the now first-party studio could come out with to top it. Media Molecule’s answer is LittleBigPlanet 2, a self-proclaimed platform for games. Sporting a new toolset to allow gamers to craft their own genres and even string levels together to formulate a legitimate game. Originally scheduled to release this holiday season, LBP 2 will hit store shelves the first quarter of 2011.

#7 - Twisted Metal

David Jaffe stated: “We know this is going to be the best Twisted Metal ever released.” Be smart: take his word for it. Twisted Metal is making a triumphant return to the PlayStation 3 after years of teasing by Jaffe. Core gameplay revolves around a totally hectic system – which Twisted Metal does oh so well – crazy vehicle types, helicopters, weapons one would dream about: Twisted Metal has it all and it’s bound to be an instant hit with the PlayStation 3 faithful when it arrives in 2011.

#6 - Resistance 3

Resistance 3‘s live-action trailer – a video which followed the game’s announcement back during gamescom 2010 – created a lot of buzz and excitement amongst the PlayStation 3 faithful. Insomniac Games are going to be taking action-packed gameplay, a unique story idea and take it to a much darker, grittier level with Resistance 3. If Resistance 2’s sheer quality and fun experience was anything to go by, the next installment in the long-running series will be something distinctive, brilliant and exhilarating indeed.

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