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Winter warmers: The big game releases in Jan and Feb 2013

Your essential guide to the upcoming UK and US launch dates across all platforms

Now the Christmas rush of big releases is over and the traditionally quiet period has begun, it's easy to forget which games are scheduled for the next couple of months.

That's why CVG has put together a handy list of release dates for the games confirmed to be heading to the UK and US during January and February.

A disclaimer - these dates are correct at the time of compiling the list. Naturally, they can change.

We've also highlighted some of the most promising games coming soon to each platform. Any of these little beauties take your fancy, or will your January and February be spent with catching up on your backlog instead?

Xbox 360 game release dates

  • Anarchy Reigns (Sega) - 11 Jan (UK), 8 Jan (US)
  • DmC Devil May Cry (Capcom) - 15 Jan (UK), 15 Jan (US)
  • Serious Sam Double D: XXL (XBLA) (Mommy's Best Games) - 23 Jan (UK), 23 Jan (US)
  • The Cave (XBLA) (Double Fine) - 23 Jan (UK), 23 Jan (US)
  • Power Rangers Super Samurai (Namco Bandai) - 25 Jan (UK), out now (US)
  • Terraria (XBLA) (Re-Logic) - 29 Jan (UK), 29 Jan (US)
  • Omerta: City Of Gangsters (Kalypso) - 1 Feb (UK), 12 Feb (US)
  • Fist Of The North Star: Ken's Rage 2 (Tecmo Koei) - 1 Feb (UK), 5 Feb (US)
  • Hitman: HD Trilogy (Square Enix) - 1 Feb (UK), 29 Jan (US)
  • Dead Space 3 (EA) - 8 Feb (UK), 5 Feb (US)
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines (Sega) - 12 Feb (UK), 12 Feb (US)
  • DARK (Kalypso) - 15 Feb (UK), 26 Mar (US)
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revenegance (Konami) - 22 Feb (UK), 19 Feb (US)
  • Crysis 3 (EA) - 22 Feb (UK), 19 Feb (US)
  • History Legends Of War (PQube) - 22 Feb (UK), out now (US)
  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds (XBLA) (Division2) - 27 Feb (UK), 27 Feb (US)

TOP PICKS

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DmC Devil May Cry

The main talking point may be the controversial new look for Dante (a redesign that has resulted in numerous death threats directed at the development team), but the proof is always in the playing and CVG's review team is suggesting that the game looks set to be an absolute cracker. Keep an eye out for our review next week to see if this bold new makeover was just what the series needed after all.

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Dead Space 3

Otherwise known as Dead Space Meets Lost Planet, the third game in the Dead Space series sees Isaac and his new chum Sgt. John Carver land on an ice planet as they attempt to exterminate the Necromorphs once and for all. A new drop-in / drop-out co-op mode promises some interesting dementia-based set-pieces, but crucially, Visceral Games promises the single-player mode won't get all Resi 5 and have an annoying AI team-mate as a result.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

After suffering development hell for a couple of years and ultimately changing hands to a new studio, Metal Gear Rising looks set to finally live up to its promise. In development at Platinum Games, the revised title keeps stealth to a minimum, instead favouring sword-slashing action.

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