These Big Video Games Won’t Be Out Until 2012

These Big Video Games Won’t Be Out Until 2012

Hopefully you are not on the edge of your seat waiting for the next Tomb Raider. Warning: even if you are an Olympic athlete, you should consider inhaling and exhaling a few times between now and the release of Mass Effect 3. Never mind their 2011 hype. They’re next year’s games.

As we’ve done before, we need to settle things down from all of the recent E3 hype and point out which games from the year’s big show aren’t coming out this year.

With Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword helping to ensure that the rest of 2011 will be pretty great, the following E3-hyped games won’t be out until 2012 or later…

Note: These are North American release dates.

E3 2011 games set for 2012

Anarchy Reigns

  • Aliens Colonial Marines
  • Binary Domain
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Brothers in Arms: Furious Four
  • Darksiders 2
  • Dust 514
  • Fable: The Journey
  • Far Cry 3
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (scheduled for release in Japan this year)
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • Ghost Recon Online (for Wii U)
  • Halo 4
  • Heroes of Ruin
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Inversion
  • Killer Freaks from Outer Space
  • Kingdoms of Amalur
  • Luigi’s Mansion 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Ninja Gaiden 3
  • Prey 2
  • Prototype 2
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Ridge Racer Unbounded
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Soul Calibur 5
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • SSX
  • Star Trek
  • Starhawk
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Tomb raider
  • XCOM
  • Wii U
  • Zone of the Enders HD collection
  • *maybe the PlayStation Vita (Sony has only confirmed that some region of the world will get it this year.)

E3 2011 games set for Who-Knows-When…

  • Animal Crossing (3DS)
  • Overwatch
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic

At least we get Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 this year! And a new Madden, right?

(NOTE: I’ve omitted games that didn’t show up at E3, like the who-knows-when Diablo 3 and the please-someday-at-least The Last Guardian)


  • To be completely honest, I’m happy with that. There are enough big releases coming out this year to keep me occupied until 2012, no to mention working through my back catalogue of games I’m yet to complete.

  • All I really need for the rest of this year are Dark Souls, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3 and the Ico/SotC collection (and Journey if we’re talking downloadable games). Happy enough to leave the rest for next year. Although The Last Guardian is more than welcome to show up this year if it wants 😛

  • guild wars 2 will also likely be 2012 =p

    But, Far Cry 3, Mass Effect 3, and bioshock are high on my list.

    Deus Ex this year is at the top at the moment (partly because unlike the games listed above, there is a release date!)

  • When life gives you lemons SupremeBeans.
    Personally I’d like to to see more attempts at new IP’s which have the flexibility and opportunity to introduce radical concepts as opposed to go with what you know; but prettier.

  • Reasons #323 why I was woefully unexcited by this years E3. Some of these games have got another E3 between now and their actual release!

    But where oh where is the Gears 3 love? That’s the game I’m most psyched for now this year. Brumak’s in Horde mode and tower defence online games!

  • I dint really care since there’s enough stuff coming out this year.

    That and it’s already difficult enough to study without highly anticipated releases on my back.

  • I’m really sad to see this many games come out. Some of those developers won’t really see the profit they deserve and will likely get axed.

    And it’s not gonna get any easier next-gen.

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