Top 3 Video Game Picks for July 2012

Posted on Jun 21 2012 - 2:32am by Dan Adcock

1: Double Dragon: Neon

Wayforward Technologies will be bringing back the Lee brothers in Double Dragon: Neon. The gameplay remains the classic 2D side-scrolling popularized by the original game several decades ago. Fight as twin brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee on an exciting adventure to save their shared love interest, Marian from the evil Skullmageddon across 16 brawling levels filled with elaborate missions, malicious enemies and over-the-top battles.

Double Dragon: Neon is the reinvigorated update to the 80’s beat’em up smash hit that is reminiscent to the original. Trained by their sensei in the special form of martial arts called Sōsetsuken, Billy and Jimmy are equipped with lethal combat skills and weaponry to bust some faces and battle the baddest goons around as they journey across the galaxy to rescue the love of their lives. Expect a fantastic reboot with Double Dragon: Neon, combined with a heavy dose of 80’s inspiration throughout the game.

2. The Last Story

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Hironobu Sakaguchi’s latest RPG The Last Story arrives exclusively on Wii later this month, adding another head-turning title to the list of exclusive adventures on offer for Wii players.

From today, you can discover more about the latest title from esteemed game creator Hironobu Sakaguchi by visiting the official website for The Last Story, watching a newly released teaser video for the game and reading an exclusive interview with some of the people who brought it into being.

The official website for The Last Story is now live and transports players to the world of Lazulis Island; hub of a war-torn empire characterised by magic, mercenaries and monsters. Check out the site for details on the game’s innovative combat system, customisation options and 6-player online battle mode – as well as more info on the story and footage of the locations that bring The Last Story to life.

On top of that, the official website is also home to the first in a series of new teaser videos introducing the larger than life cast of The Last Story and offering a sneak peak at some of the stunning events the game has in store.

One look at the beautiful visual style of The Last Story makes it easy to see the love and attention to detail poured into the game, and a newly-published interview in the Iwata Asks series offers more insights into the creative process behind the RPG. In the interview, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata meets with the game’s director Hironobu Sakaguchi and character designer Kimihiko Fujisaka to talk about bringing their grand vision for The Last Story to life.

3. Heroes of Ruin

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Heroes of Ruin pushes social and online interaction to the forefront of gameplay through innovative use of the Nintendo 3DS hardware. Players can trade rare and powerful items through an in-game shop which has an inventory updated through creative use of StreetPass. Connect your 3DS console online to download fresh daily challenges which allow you to earn rewards as you play. Heroes can choose to take the battle to the next level by connecting locally or over the internet to fight alongside their friends in cooperative multiplayer.

In Heroes of Ruin, your adventure begins in the grand city of Nexus where a fragile peace has been shattered when a curse is placed upon the city’s ruler. Unable to find a cure, a call is sent out across the lands, promising rewards beyond measure to anyone who can find a cure. Choose from one of four unlikely heroes to answer the call and find the cure to save the city.

Heroes of Ruin challenges players to carve their own adventure as a Gunslinger, Alchitect, Vindicator or Savage. Create and customise your character and battle the elements and an array of fearsome and dangerous creatures through an environment with routes that change every time you play. Choose to form an alliance with other heroes, through four-player drop-in/drop-out multiplayer either locally or online, or go it alone, venturing forth into the wilderness to ultimately do battle with the mysterious force behind the curse.

 

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Avid gamer who enjoys the older nostalgic titles as much as the newest AAA releases. Remakes from the classic 8 and 16 bit era are some my absolute favorite titles. I also enjoy experiencing new IP's on each and every platform, especially when the creators give the game an artistic look and unique presentation never seen before. I've been lucky enough to start out gaming on the NES. Since this rebirth of the industry, I have witnessed the evolution of gaming, both in its incredible growth in overall popularity and as an entertainment medium juggernaut. With the next generation of gaming upon us, there simply hasn't been a better time to be a gamer and I can't wait to experience all that it has to offer.

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