CASTLEVANIA LORDS OF SHADOW 2
Developer Mercury Steam
Release TBC 2012
Why is it hot? Bigger and bolder... with a shock twist
Originally outed by the first game's composer, CLOS2 will dwarf the original in terms of scale and ambition. CLOS's shock conclusion (spoilers) hinted at a present day setting, as Gabriel's story takes a cruel twist...
CALL OF DUTY BLACK OPS 2
Release Nov 2012
Why is it hot? It's the sequel to the best selling shooter ever
After MW3, the 'other' CoD devs Treyarch return with - almost certainly - a direct 'Black Ops' sequel. Plot? Expect Alex Mason time-hopping 1970s war zones (while being chased by the CIA, hints intel in BLOPs), and a separate zombie co-op campaign.