1. Until Dawn
Giving you a good reason to locate the whereabouts of your Sony motion-controller, Until Dawn is game largely inspired by teen horror flicks where must help you and your fellow classmates escape the haunted site. Using your Move controller as a torch as the only way to see through the darkness, developer Supermassive games has worked closely with Hollywood writers to deliver the kind of shock-thrilled story that will normally have you spilling popcorn over fellow cinema goers.
Release date: 2013 | Platforms: PS3 (Move compatible) | Until Dawn gamescom 2012 trailer
2. Rain (working title)
Developed at Sony’s Japan Studios, this atmospheric adventure game which will be a PSN exclusive revolves around a young boy who is invisible to the world and can only be seen when walking through the rain. No other details of the game have been revealed so far, but you can take a look at the beautiful looking trailer below.
Release date: TBC | Platforms: PSN | Rain gamescom 2012 trailer
Brought to you by the guys Little Big Planet creators Media Molecule, this equally cutesy title for the PS Vita is being compared to a “buddie movie” by its makers. Guiding messenger and new friend Iota through a papery 3D universe, you will be able to use the touchscreen and rear touchpad to manipulate the environment. The Vita’s built-in microphone and camera can also be used throughout the puzzler-platformer.
Release date: 2013 | Platforms: PS Vita | Tearaway gamescom 2012 trailer
4. Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified
Few details were revealed by Sony or Activision at E3 2012 about what we can expect from the potentially huge Vita title, but now we know how single campaign and multiplayer action will take shape. Developer Nihilistic Software (Resistance: Burning Skies) will bring the portable CoD to life bringing covert missions that ties into the original Black Ops and Black Ops 2, multiplayer action for up to eight players including a 4-on-4 Team Deathmatch over Wi-Fi.
Release date: November 2012 | Platforms: PS Vita | Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified gamescom 2012 trailer
5. Metal Gear Rising Revengeance
Something of a departure from the usual stealth-based gameplay and stoic storytelling, Revengeance is the first brand new entry in the Metal Gear series since Metal Gear Solid: Peacwalker was released for the PSP in 2010. The first Metal Gear game to be developed by Platinum Games (MadWorld, Bayonetta and Vanquish), original creator Hideo Kojima tweeted a picture giving away when the Vita game lands.
Release date: February 22nd 2013 | Platforms: PS Vita | Metal Gear Rising Revengeance gamescom 2012 trailer
6. Remember Me
Capcom were up first on gamescom press conference duty and unveiled details and a trailer of this futuristic action game that actually made an appearance at gamescom 2011 in the shape a concept art-filled trailer and went by the name Adrift. Set in Neo-Paris in the year 2084, you play memory hunter Nilin whose job is to buy and sell memories. In what looks like an Uncharted, Mirror's Edge-looking mash-up, expect a mix of mix melee combat and platformer action all set against a bleak futuristic backdrop.
Release date: May 2013 | Platforms: PC, PS3, X360 | Remember Me gamescom 2012 trailer
One for desktop and laptop gamers to look out for, the 80's horror game which is set on an abandoned Moon base looks like a first person shooter PS3 and Xbox 360 owners would surely be a little envious of. Set to be the first game to use the Unreal Engine 3, expect non-linear levels which means the ability to explore the entire environment, no health bars and the emphasis on your ability to survive. What exactly you are trying to survive from is not yet known, but we can't wait to find out.
Release date: 2013 | Platforms: MAC and PC | Routine gamescom 2012 trailer
8. Lost Planet 3
Announced earlier this year, Capcom unveiled more juicy details of the first person alien shooter that will run on the Unreal Engine 3. A prequel to the first two games, rig pilot Jim is the chief protagonist, the latest trailer shows off the gameplay mechanics including an insight into a new cover system and some of the weaponry we can expect including what looks like a Zelda-inspired hook shot.
Release date: Early 2013 | Platforms: PC, PS3, X360 | Lost Planet 3 gamescom 2012 trailer
9. Killzone: Mercenary
Tipped to land on the Sony gaming portable back when it was called the NGP, the PS3 first person shooter classic is set to land on the Vita courtesy of the folks at Guerrila Games. Playing a mercenary fighting alongside Helghast forces, Killzone: Mercenary is set to run on the Killzone 3 engine which means you can expect some of the most polished visuals seen on the Vita.
Release date: 2013 | Platforms: PS Vita | Killzone: Mercenary gamescom 2012 trailer
10. Lego Lord of the Rings
Announced at E3 2012, the Shire folk get the blocky treatment after a new extended trailer shows off Frodo and company in LEGO Middle Earth. Based on the LOTR films and original storyline of J. R. R Tolkien novels, it’s the first game in the franchise to use full voice acting so expect to recognise some of the iconic lines from the Oscar-hogging Peter Jackson trilogy.
Release date: Autumn 2012 | Platforms: 3DS, DS, PC, PS3, PSV, Wii, X360 | Lego Lord of the Rings gamescom 2012 trailer
11. Call of Duty Black Ops 2
Activision unleashed the first gameplay footage of Black Ops 2 at E3 back in June, and now we have got our first look at the multiplayer action which Treyarch’s Dave Anthony revealed to T3 at the LA gaming expo would ‘blow people away’. Stepping into futuristic military realms for the first time in the franchise, we managed to get some hands-on time with CoD Black Ops 2 multiplayer which you can check out below.
Release date: 13/11/2012 | Platforms: PC, PS3, X360 | Call of Duty Black Ops 2 multiplayer:hands-on
12. PS Vita ‘Cross Buy’
This is good news for those fortunate enough to own both a PS3 and the Vita, Sony announced its ‘Cross-Buy’ platform that means if you purchase the PS3 version of a game you will get the Vita version for free. It’s looks unlikely that this will be made available for all games but PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be amongst the titles to be first up for the cross-buy treatment.
13. Wikipad 3D tablet gets PlayStation games
Sony announced that its PlayStation Mobile platform is landing on more devices including the Wikipad 3D which was first shown off at CES back in January. The 10.1-inch gaming tablet with glasses-free 3D and a gaming controller add-on hosts a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quadcore processor, 16GB of internal storage and will run on Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system. It had already previously been announced that the Wikipad would deliver cloud gaming via the Gaikai steaming games service which is now owned by Sony.