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E3 Expo: New Games Announced

It’s the event that gaming fans around the world will want to attend – the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2011, in LA is dubbed the world’s leading trade show for computer and video games and related products.

What this means is that visitors get to play the latest games before they are anywhere near a shop or available to the public.

As you would expect some of the leading names in computer gaming are set to make some big announcements at the event next week. And we’ve been lucky enough to find out what one of the big gaming companies, THQ, have planned to launch over the next year.

Some of the games planned include:

Margaritaville Online – An everyday escape to a tropical paradise inspired by the lifestyle of author and singer-songwriter, Jimmy Buffett, Margaritaville Online is an immersive 3D online social game, filled with frozen concoctions, music and adventure. Platforms: Facebook and iOS devices. Scheduled Release Date: Autumn 2011.

Metro: Last Light – the highly anticipated sequel to 2010’s classic Metro 2033. Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.  Scheduled Release Date: 2012.

Saints Row: The Third – Gaming fans will be all too familiar with this great game and ‘The Third’ is the highly anticipated next instalment in the open world Saints Row series. The next instalment promises to include great options such as the ability to take a tank skydiving or call in a satellite-targeted airstrike on gangs! Fun stuff and bound to be a big seller. Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Scheduled Release Date: Winter 2011.

UFC Personal Trainer – Set personal goals and achieve real results with an unparalleled mixed martial arts (MMA) fitness program designed with assistance from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and leading MMA training experts Greg Jackson, Mark DellaGrotte and Javier Mendez. Platforms: Kinect for Xbox 360, PlayStationMove for PlayStation 3 and Wii. Scheduled Release Date: 28th June, 2011.

UFC Undisputed 3 – The latest instalment in the critically acclaimed mixed martial arts (MMA) videogame franchise based on the Ultimate Fighting Championship. New weight divisions, PRIDE mode and more promise to make it an exciting new addition to the gaming scene.
Platforms: Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Scheduled Release Date: January 2012.

WWE 12 – WWE ’12 is a bigger game, badder presentation and better gameplay than ever before, is that THQ promise from this game. Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii. Scheduled Release Date: November 22, 2011.