The Most Anticipated and Awesome Video Game Sequels of 2011
The year 2011 is seeing a large resurgence in video game remakes, with most of your childhood favorites receiving sequels of their own, but out of the follow-up titles in 2011, these are the ones that fans are impatiently waiting for the most.
Duke Nukem Forever
Duke Nukem Forever is one of the most anticipated games of the last 20 years and is the much awaited sequel of the original 1991 Duke Nukem game. Unlike the original, the new Duke Nukem will be a first person shooter that will feature the unique “bad-assery” that only Duke Nukem can provide and will likely be one of the most controversial games of 2011.
Diablo is a cult-classic video game series that championed the “hack and slash” action role-playing genre – and I still play Diablo II till this day. Every Diablo game has been a ground breaking smash hit and fans of the Diablo series have been waiting for Diablo III to drop for over 10 years now. Although the devs over at Blizzard are quoting the game as being released “when it’s done” sources have stated that it will be released late 2011.
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
No one does first-person open world action RPGs like the Elder Scrolls series and although Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was a smash hit, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will feature better graphics, new enemies, new classes and skills, and an excellent story to boot.
Gamer or not, the franchise Mortal Kombat is so ingrained in pop-culture that it needs no introduction. While there have been way too many Mortal Kombat sequels and spin-offs, the new [old] Mortal Kombat plans to take the franchise back to its roots and will likely breath life back into the fallen franchise.
Portal 2 is the follow-up of the critically acclaimed video game Portal. Portal 2 will expand on the original story while added much wanted features like multiplayer co-op and the return of original characters, but while boasting new graphics and more challenging levels.
Gears of War 3
It’s very hard to gain appeal in the highly competitive first-person shooter genre and even harder for third-person shooters like the Gears series. As one of the last survivors of the dying third-party genre, Gears of War 3 is still highly praised and anticipated and will give fans even more than they expected with four-player xo-op, playable female characters, and more.