The Playstation 3 had a stellar year in 2008 with a slate of excellent titles. Sony has a hard task of duplicating the same success in 2009. They seem to be on the right track with Killzone 2 in February in addition to a solid spring lineup. Here are the top five most anticipated Playstation 3 games to be released in the spring.
5. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel
Publisher: CDV Software Entertainment, Developer: Ascaron Entertainment, Original Release Date: March 24, ESRB Rating: M
The Playstation 3 severely lack games in the role-playing genre. So when one comes out, it would no doubt make some noise. Sacred 2: Fallen Angel is a solid action role-playing title with a huge world (with dozens of square miles of exploration) and multiple paths to playthrough the story. With seamless cooperative integration to boot, Sacred 2: Fallen Angel should keep role-playing fans occupied for spring and beyond.
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Sucker Punch Productions, Original Release Date: Spring, ESRB Rating: RP
Infamous is from the developer of the Sly Cooper series on the Playstation 2. So the game has all the makings to becoming a great title. The much darker Playstation 3 title features an open-world gameplay where you can fully explore and climb as a character with lighting powers. You won’t find a game with a bigger scope and scale this spring than Infamous on the Playstation 3.
3. Fat Princess
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Titan Studios, Original Release Date: Spring, ESRB Rating: NA
Fat Princess is a 32-player online capture-the-flag game with a twist: instead of flags, players must rescue their princess from the opponent’s castle. If that wasn’t quirky enough, you can feed the opposing princess cake in order to make her fat in order to slow her escape. Add in multiple classes to choose from and Fat Princess will be one of the top games on the Playstation Network when it comes out in the spring.
2. MLB 09: The Show
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment, Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment, Original Release Date: March 3, ESRB Rating: E
The arrival springs means the beginning of the baseball season. MLB 08: The Show managed to blast through the competition last year. Instead of sitting idle, Sony spent the year further improving on an already incredible baseball game. Along with several new modes and features, MLB 09: The Show on the Playstation 3 will be the top sports game to beat in 2009.
1. Resident Evil 5
Publisher: Capcom, Developer: Capcom, Original Release Date: March 13, ESRB Rating: M
Although Resident Evil 5 may not be all that different from Resident Evil 4 in terms of core gameplay, it still remains one of the best action titles on the Playstation 3. This is because Resident Evil 5 brings the Resident Evil 4 to the next level with even more intense scenarios and the addition of cooperative play. You can expect a thrill ride from beginning to end. Therefore, Resident Evil 5 is the most anticipated Playstation 3 game of the spring.