Monday, March 18, 2013

Franchises Returning to the PC - 2013

2012 was a huge year where publishers recognized they could probably make money once more with titles for the PC. The industry suspects less exclusives in 2013, and a few more series finding its way to the Computer Gaming market.

Mortal Kombat 9
Publisher: Warner Bros.
Warner Bros tested the water by re-releasing MK 1-3 on Steam last year.  It apparently did well enough to justify developing its recent reboot Mortal Kombat  (aka Mortal Kombat 9,aka MK 2011) for PC.

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Publisher: Konami
Last year it was hinted Metal Gear V would be on PC, the MG series takes one step closer to PC with the spinoff Revengeance.

Brutal Legend
Publisher: Double Fine
PC great Tim Schafer wrestles back the Publisher rights from EA to put out their Rock Action Adventure thing for PC.

Castlevania: Lord of Shadows Series
Publisher: Konami
Lord of Shadows is the 2010 action-adventure reboot of the Castlevania series.  Last year, it had been announced   Lord of Shadows 2 would be available for PC.  It would seem the publishers decided it would probably be prudent to also launch the first LoS game for PC, prior to the sequel's launch.  This marks the return of the series back to PC since 1987.

Trials Evolution Gold Edition
Publisher: Ubisoft
Originally an Xbox exclusive.  Described as a puzzle motorcycle racing game.

Publisher: Microsoft
Originally an Xbox exclusive.  Its a platform puzzler.  The gimmick, it has the ability to rotate the entire board, yet remain 2-D.

Dust: An Elysian Tail
Publisher: Microsoft
Not be confused with the hand full of other games with the word dust in them, This Dust, was released for Xbox in 2012.  Its a platformer-RPG.

Joe Danger 1 & 2
Publisher: Hello Games

Skulls of the Shogun
Publisher: Microsoft

State of Decay
Publisher: Microsoft
Microsoft trying to cash in on the zombie survival horror craze.  This is single player only.

Deadly Premonition
Publisher: Ignition Entertainment, Steam
A psychological horror game with a Twin Peaks vibe.

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