The best picks for gaming in 2013

"The Last of Us" is available to buy on May 7th.

Well, we survived the Mayan apocalypse so we may as well start to figure out what video games we’ll be spending our money on this year. Here is a small sampling of some of the more exciting titles that will be dropping soon.

“Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

System: PS3
Release Date: January 24th
This beautiful RPG, designed by the same animation studio that brought “Spirited Away” and “Princess Mononoke” to movie theaters, has been a long time coming. Look for an expansive world to explore, outstanding visuals and a cast of memorable characters when it launches later this month.

“Last of Us”
System: PS3
Release Date: May 7th
Uncharted and its two sequels are among the best looking, and best playing, games on the PS3. The company that created Nathan and Sully are back, this time trading in treasure hunting for, um, surviving a horrendous apocalypse. Early reports indicate this title looks and plays great, with people likening it to a video game version of Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road.”

“Pikmin 3″
System: Wii U
Release Date: Spring
It’s been nine years since Captain Olimar and his lovable Pikmin have graced a video game console. What to expect with this new installment? More of the same strategy and exploration you know and love, this time with an HD coat of paint. All of the Pikmin will fight and die at your hand!

PS4/Xbox 720
Neither of these next-gen consoles have been officially unveiled but the rumor mill is gristling so hard it’s about to fall off. In any event, all will be revealed by May’s E3 expo. Our guess? The Xbox will be available in time for Christmas but the PS4 will lag until next year.



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