In the past, the summer months were when video-game publishers released shoddy blockbuster movie tie-ins and weaker titles that couldn't go head to head with the best holiday releases. During the next four months, however, gamers will see the release of highly anticipated new franchises and long-awaited sequels to dormant series.
Local gamer Danny Barnes, 23, said he's excited to see unlikely follow-ups to titles such as "American McGee's Alice" arrive alongside eagerly awaited new franchises like "L.A. Noire."
"It's odd to see some of these titles come back from the dead like that, but it's like it's part of that movement where so many movies and shows from an older era have come back with a vengeance," Barnes said. "It's interesting to see games like 'Alice' get a sequel when everyone who played it thought would just be a one-off cult hit."
Here are 10 titles gamers can look forward to beating the heat with.
'RED FACTION: ARMAGEDDON'
'ALICE: MADNESS RETURNS'
'DUKE NUKEM FOREVER'
'SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV ARCADE EDITION'
'DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION'
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