So it Begins…

January is merely a handful of days away, and that means the floodgates are about to open as a slew of long anticipated titles get ready to jump into the arms of gamers.  With all the new games about to come out it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed.  Because I’m such a kind soul I’ve decided to compile a list made up of the bigger releases set to come out in the first two months of  2010.

January starts off with a bang, literally, as Bayonetta and Darksiders: Wrath of War start the year off strong.  Both of these title release on the 5th for the Xbox 360 and PS3.  Not quite as mainstream but possibly great nonetheless is the new Matt Hazard game eloquently entitled Blood, Bath and Beyond, which comes out a day later (the 6th) for the same platforms.

After all that we get a short reprieve until the 12th, when Silent Hill: Shattered Memories makes its way to the PS2 and PSP (already out now on the Wii), and Army of Two: The 40th Day releases for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP.  A week later, on the 19th, the highly anticipated Dark Void jetpacks onto the 360, PS3, and PC.  Then, January ends just as strongly as it began with the release of Massive Action Game (MAG) for the PS3, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle for the Wii, and finally Mass Effect 2 for the 360 and PC.

February starts off almost as strongly as the previous month with 360 exclusive R.U.S.E., PS3 exclusive White Knight Chronicles, and PC exclusive Star Trek Online all coming out on the same day of February 2nd.  Just a week after that (on the 9th) we finally get BioShock 2 (360, PS3, PC) along with another big title called Dante’s Inferno (360, PS3, PSP).  Almost as if February wants to prove something to the other months (January is notoriously envious), just a day later (the 10th) Super Mario Galaxy 2 releases for the Wii.

Thankfully, we get a little breather over Valentine’s Day, then SHAZAM!  The 15th throws racing title Blur and FPS title Singularity (both for the 360, PS3 and PC) at us right after we’re done eating the chocolates our Secret Valentine recently gave us.  Think that’s all?  Wrong.  February doesn’t care who you are, how busy you are, or how little money you have left because just a day after that we get Aliens vs. Predators (which looks extraordinarily badass) for the Xbox 460, PS3 and PC, Dementium 2 for the Nintendo DS, and Heavy Rain for the PS3.  February isn’t dicking around.  If you’re wallet’s shaking with fear right now worry not as you’ll be getting a much needed break that lasts all the way until… the 23rd.  That’s the day Splinter Cell: Conviction releases for the 360 and PC.

The first two months of 2010 are only the introduction into what will most definitely be a comeback year for gaming after the fairly disappointing year that was 2009. This year started off strong and ended with a handful of amazing titles, but next year looks to be more spread out in its awesomeness where every month brings with it the release of at least one major title (usually several).

Obviously, since there’s a plethora of games coming out in the next couple months I’m bound to miss one or possibly even get a date wrong, though in my defense, release dates tend to change quite often in the gaming world so that might not always be my mistake.  However, should you find an oopsie above let me know and I’ll fix it pronto.

[Release info courtesy of VG Releases]

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  1. It looks like the gaming community are in for a digital assualt in the coming weeks. I think this may result in me being somewhat reclused in the coming weeks and months…c’est la vie.

  2. You and me both. Out of all the titles I listed above I’m very more than a little interested in ten of them and that’s just insane for a two month period. Overall, the games seem to be fairly well spread out when you look at 2010 as a whole, but the number of games that were pushed into the first quarter have made the beginning of the year more than a little crowded.

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