Diablo III - Date to be confirmed.
Diablo III is being developed as the definitive action role-playing game, and a true continuation of the Diablo series. Players will create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian or witch doctor, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities. As these heroes adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, they'll grow in experience and ability and acquire items of incredible power.
The game takes place on Sanctuary, a world of dark fantasy. Unbeknownst to most of its inhabitants, Sanctuary was saved some twenty years ago from the demonic forces of the underworld by a few brave and powerful heroes. Most of those warriors who directly faced Hell's armies - and were fortunate enough to survive - went mad from their experiences.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Due for release on 11 November
Right after we finished Oblivion in 2006, the team at Bethesda Game Studios dove full steam into making Fallout 3. But we did put down a few ideas on paper about what we’d do after Fallout, and that would be Skyrim, featuring the return of dragons to the Elder Scrolls.
We usually start with an overall tone of the game. And Skyrim spoke to all of us. The original home of men: rugged, weathered. The ancient power of the Nords would come to life through their shouts. You would battle with dragons, using their language, and become the one thing they fear: Dovahkiin, the Dragonborn. Five years later and we’re excited to finally share some of this vision as it comes to life on the screen.
Todd Howard, Game Director
The Witcher 2: Assassins Of Kings - Due for release on 17 May
After helping to stop the rebellion undertaken by the Order of the Flaming Rose and saving King Foltest's life, Geralt became one of the central figures of political turmoil in the Kingdom of Temeria. Geralt continues to protect the King in the monarch's mission to bring peace to his state. The last bastions of the Order yielded to the royal army. The only remaining task is to pacify the rebellious castle of Baroness La Valette, who announced separation from the Kingdom. It's been a month since the attempted assassination of the king, when his army arrives at the gates of Baroness La Valette's fortress in preparation for the final battle. In the meantime, Geralt, stuck with Foltest, cannot begin his personal quest-to discover the origin and identity of the mysterious witcher-like assassin responsible for the attempt on the king's life - a quest that would answer many questions...
Darkspore - Due for release on 01 April 2011
Join the sci-fi universe of Darkspore, a new breed of Action-RPG in which you battle across alien worlds against a deadly foe.
Collect an arsenal of living weapons - genetic heroes with different combat abilities - and upgrade them with tens of thousands of collectible body parts and armor utilizing technology from the award-winning Spore Creature Editor.
Fight in co-op and solo battles against hordes of genetically mutated Darkspore enemies and bosses, or in PvP arena battles against other players.
As a fugitive in the galactic hive of Darkspore domination, you're a surviving Crogenitor who's awoken from eons of sleep. Your only guide is HELIX, the AI who's kept you in safe hiding since you entered suspended animation. Now, using HELIX's exhaustive DNA database, you must reconstruct the Genetic Heroes using stabilized E-DNA.
Dragon Age 2 - Out Now
Dragon Age 2 really takes its time to get going. The sword-and-sorcery heavy game is framed as a story-within-a-story, as secondary characters try to piece together the history of the hero.
That's your character, Hawke – another meticulously customisable BioWare lead who can be created using the gender, attributes, haircut and cheekbones your quest-loving heart desires. It's a clear nod to the sagas and epics that inspire the Dragon Age world.
The only problem is, it means the game spends the early stages holding you at arm's length when what you really want to do is run straight into the murky brown olde worlde and start swishing your blade around.
Dragon Age 2 has its flaws, but none of them are big enough to obscure the vast, absorbing whole of the game. This Hawke the slayer is definitely not rubbish.
Fallout New Vegas - Out Now
Welcome to Vegas. New Vegas.
It’s the kind of town where you dig your own grave prior to being shot in the head and left for dead…and that’s before things really get ugly. It’s a town of dreamers and desperados being torn apart by warring factions vying for complete control of this desert oasis. It’s a place where the right kind of person with the right kind of weaponry can really make a name for themselves, and make more than an enemy or two along the way.
As you battle your way across the heat-blasted Mojave Wasteland, the colossal Hoover Dam, and the neon drenched Vegas Strip, you’ll be introduced to a colorful cast of characters, power-hungry factions, special weapons, mutated creatures and much more.