The games we want the most
We’ve certainly got quite the mixed bag for this month’s preview section. Are you sitting comfortably? Good, because to kick things off we’ve got the announcement that half the world has been waiting for. Crackdown 3 has finally been given a proper release date. Yes, we know what you’re thinking but this really, really, is the absolute final, solid as a rock, release date. You can find that coveted piece of information as well as some juicy details on its explosive multiplayer mode on p26. Meanwhile, over on p28, 3D Realms has been looking to the past to create its latest title, the bombastic Ion Maiden . It’s pulled out its old ‘Build’ engine, which as far as we remember hasn’t been used in a gazillion years, to make it but we’re loving the retro look it’s got going on. For those interested in something a little scarier than running around shooting up cybernetic soldiers we have Wales Interactive’s Maid Of Sker (p30), a game inspired by Welsh folklore that’s sure to raise the hairs on your neck. Finally, thanks to a recent live stream we were blessed with a whole host of new details for Anthem (p36). If you’re interested in customising your own character, then prepare for a treat because we’ve got all the details on the newly announced Forge customisation. Enjoy!
We’ve mentioned Crackdown 3 a minimum of 1,560 times in OXM as coming soon, and now it really is! Promise!