The Handy 2013 Calendar For Gamers

Start flipping open those cute puppy calendars your parents bought you, and pull out your Sharpies, because it's time to get down to the temporal nitty gritty on entertainment in 2013. We've got lots of (hopefully) great, big games, movies and more to look forward to this year. My wallet cringes at the thought.

To help you plan out your upcoming couch hours, here's a chronological look at the essentials on the horizon; from games to hardware, events, movies and TV. Things still waiting on a specific release date are down at the bottom.

January

January 15 - DmC: Devil May Cry (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

February

February 4 - Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) February 5 - Dead Space 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) February 12 - Aliens: Colonial Marines (PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U[TBD]) February 19 - Crysis 3 (PS3, Xbox 360, PC), Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (PS3, Xbox 360) February 26 - Rayman Legends (Wii U)

March

March 5 - South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3, Xbox 360, PC), Tomb Raider (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) March 12 - God of War: Ascension (PS3), StarCraft II: Heart of The Swarm (PC, Mac) March 19 - Gears of War: Judgement (Xbox 360) March 22-24 - PAX East: The guys behind Penny Arcade host the 4th outing of their Boston based gaming expo. March 25-29 - GDC: The Game Developer's Conference, a professionals-only event where developers network and interact in San Francisco. March 26 - BioShock: Infinite (PS3, Xbox 360, PC) March 31 - Game of Thrones Season 3 premieres.

April

April 12 - Evil Dead released in theatres. April 23 - Dead Island: Riptide (PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

May

May 3 -Iron Man 3 released in theatres. May 7 - The Last of Us (PS3) May 17 - Star Trek Into Darkness released in theatres.

June

June 11-13 - E3: The Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, where big publishers gather to show off the year's hottest games. June 14 - Man of Steel released in theatres. June 28 - Kick-Ass 2 released in theatres.

July

July 12 -Pacific Rim released in theatres. July 26 - The Wolverine released in theatres.

August

August 13-15 - GDC Europe: The European instance of the aforementioned Game Developers Conference. August 21-25 - Gamescom: The world's largest gaming trade show, held in Germany. August 30 - September 2 - PAX Prime: A massive Seattle-based expo also put on by the Penny Arcade crew.

September

September 19-22 - Tokyo Game Show: Another very large expo, TGS shows off the newest properties from Eastern developers.

Games/Products/Events Without Dates

Ouya Console (March/April) BlizzCon (August/October): Blizzard's convention is coming back in 2013 after a year hiatus. Pikmin 3 (Spring) [Wii U] Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Spring) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Q1 2013) [3DS] Assassin's Creed III: The Tyranny of King Washington (Q1 2013) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii U] Call of Duty: Black Ops II Revolution DLC (Q1 2013) Grand Theft Auto V (Q2 2013) [PS3, Xbox 360] Metro: Last Light (March) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Remember Me (May) [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Injustice: Gods Among Us (April) [PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U]

Destiny Star Wars 1313 Watch_Dogs [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Lost Planet 3 [PS3, Xbox 360, PC] Deadpool [PS3, Xbox 360] Beyond: Two Souls [PS3, PC, Mac] Fortnite [PC] Rainbow 6: Patriots [PS3, Xbox 360, PC]


Comments

    Ni no Kuni? :(

      Yeah what the hell. Arguably the biggest rpg release this year (maybe not, but in my book it is) and no mention at all. Seriously. And it is only 3 weeks away!!

      Yeah... that needs to be rectified ASAP. Played the demo and it's amazing! Can't wait until the 25th! I <3 Ni No Kuni!

    you are missing a "Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the Witch Witch" which releases 25th Jan for PS3

    Also PAX East and PAX Prime mentioned, but not PAX Australia in July?

    I checked out the special edition for Revengeance and it's 200 bucks for an extra Raiden figure. Seems a bit excessive in the price.

    Also, why no mention of PAX in Melbourne in July?

      I'm guessing that the figure is a Play Arts Kai one (given how they make a bunch of other Metal Gear figures, and how it looks to be about the quality of the others), and given that the Play Arts Kai figures are usually about $70 each, it's not too bad a price.

    "Games/Products/Events Without Dates"

    Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

    Remember guys this is from America, they couldn't give two shits about us because ... well it's America.

    I like this calendar... you guys should keep a wiki type thing like this connected to your site at all times !!

    wow kinda sad the 2 things im looking forward to the most on this list is a TV show and a movie :/

    where the next call of duty, the next Assassin's creed, elder scrolls online and you even forgot mentioning that it is possible that the Ps4, the Xbox720, and the steam box may be out this year

      I think if we didn't see a demo of the new Playstation/Xbox/Steam box last year, we won't see them this year.

      Plus, it's really just an assumption that we'll see a new COD & AC next year, right? There hasn't been any official announcements for the next installments yet. None that I've seen anyway.

      Would be nice to have The Last Guardian on the list...

        And yet... Major Nelson put an E3 countdown on his blog yesterday with the comment "It's on..."

          So we'll get to see the new Xbox at E3. A November release maybe?

          I still don't think it will be released this year, but I'd be happy to get it wrong!

    Also no mention of comic-con???

    Isn't Bioshock Feb 26, not March 26?

      I thought it had been pushed yet again.

        Ah, you're right. Google gives the date as Feb 26th still, but yep, March it is.

    Ni no Kuni Jan 25
    Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Feb 21
    South Park Stick of Truth (Delayed)

    Ni No Kuni, Last of Us, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon and Soul Sacrifice look AWESOME!1

    Last edited 04/01/13 7:34 pm

    Love the shout out to Evil Dead, granted its not a game, but I'm more excited (and worried) about it than any other release of any medium. BUT!, Australia doesn't get it until May 2nd.

    No Animal Crossing on this list? :(

    simcity?????? Stupidly it is always online so I won't be getting it as I wanted it for the train...it still should be on the list.

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