Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday Frugal Findings - Pre-Order Edition

We’re giving you something a little different this week with a round up of the cheapest prices on pre-release titles coming in the near future. So sit back and check out some of the best ways to spend the early part of the summer.

Hunted: The Demon’s Forge; at Gamestation
Release Date; 3rd June 2011
Xbox 360 and PS3 - £32.99/$54.41/38.11 Euro
PC - £24.99/$41.21/28.87 Euro

Promising to deliver all the thrills and spills of a modern day shooter, Bethesda’s Hunted: TDF, puts you and your gaming partner in control of the ranged weapons expert E’lara or the sword wielding Caddoc as you descend into the dark and dangerous world of Kala Moor. Built on the Unreal 3 engine this Co-Op title will certainly attract both fantasy fans and non fantasy fans alike, with combat ranging from out and out kill-fests to choosing the right tactics to combine your powers as you take down your enemies with brutal combo moves. The game will also include The Crucible feature, a level editor that lets you build and share your fiendishly designed dungeons.

The Sims 3 - Generations; at Amazon UK
Release Date; 3rd June 2011
PC/Mac £24.91/$41.10/28.78 Euro

Another expansion for the interactive dollhouse that is The Sims 3 is on the horizon, this one is suppose to give your Sims a richer life experience. For your kiddy-wink-sims you’ll be able to dress-up as dinosaurs, fairies and alike, play in tree houses and generally be mean to each other if the trailer is anything to go by. You can also relive the drama of your own teenage years, (although Lord knows why you would want to do that, I seem to have spent most of mine lying on my bed hating everyone and listening to The Smiths, although that hasn’t changed much now I’m an adult come to think of it) with the possibility to play pranks and graduate from high school. The adults don’t get left out either, you can engage in gossip with others about who is engaging in relational fornication with who. I am sure fans of The Sims series will be looking forward to this one and hoping its not just another opportunity for EA to get them to part with hard earned reddies.

Duke Nukem Forever; at Amazon UK
Release Date; 10th June 2011
Xbox 360/PS3 £34.70/$57.13/40.04 Euro

“Hail to the king, baby!” He’s back and he’s looking bigger, badder and more politically incorrect than ever. With the joyous news that the game we’ve waited for, for so long went gold this week, it actually looks like we’re going to get our grubby mitts on a game that has almost become mythical. The aliens are back to take over the world, but as you’d expect Duke isn’t having any of it, as well as the hilarious one liners and badass FPS action we’ve come to expect from a Nukem title, we are now let loose in a massively interactive environment, including everything from lifting weights to “interacting” with urinals if your so inclined. There is also a vast range of multiplayer modes for your and your mates to enjoy all bundled together with The Kings bawdy humour. Probably one to avoid if your easily offended, for the rest of us, get ready once again to kick ass and chew bubblegum.

inFamous 2; at Amazon UK
Release Date; 10th June 2011
PS3 £36.99/$60.91/42.65 Euro

The continuation of the Cole MacGrath saga, sees the modern day superhero attempting to build on his powers to take on “The Beast” who is destroying the whole of the East Coast and potentially the whole world. As seen in the original title, this action-adventure follow up takes place in an open world setting, with our protagonist collecting new powers as he goes along, but there are also some new features including a morality system which will lead you to one of the two possible endings, depending on your choices and user created content meaning you can knock out some devilish side missions to share with other gamers.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D at Amazon UK
Release Date; 17th June 2011
Nintendo 3DS £29.91/$49.28/34.50 Euro

A classic from the days of the Nintendo 64 gets a remake in glorious 3D on the latest handled, pleasing the many fans of Link. Ocarina of Time is being released with all new content including quests, boss battles and much more. If you didn’t get the change to experience the game back on the N64, don’t miss out this time around.

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