games™ Issue 111


games™ Issue 111FEATURES
U Turn
We devote a mammoth 12 pages to Nintendo’s new console, interview the company’s top names (including Smash Bros creator Masahiro Sakurai) and detail all the DS, Wii, 3DS and Wii U games heading your way in the year ahead.

Ninja Gaiden 3
Ryu Hayabusa is returning, but the Ninja Gaiden series is changing. We talk to Team Ninja’s Yosuke Hayashi about what he has planned.

Final Fantasy XIII-2
Few Final Fantasy games get a direct sequel – should XIII really be one of them? We examine the evidence, and talk it over with the guys behind FFXIII-2.

PixelJunk Sidescroller
We look at the creative career of Dylan Cuthbert’s Q Games, and what is next for the Kyoto-based indie developer.

Silver Dollar Games
Depending on who you ask, Silver Dollar is either the worst developer on the planet or a bastion of Xbox Live Indie genius. games™ finds out which it is…

The definitive verdicts on the biggest games, including…
Duke Nukem Forever
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge
Shadows Of The Damned
Infamous 2
Dungeon Siege III
Alice: Madness Returns
The 2D Adventures Of Rotating Octopus Character
Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon
Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale
White Knight Chronicles 2
The First Templar
Williams Pinball Classics
Arcana Heart 3
Max And The Magic Marker
A New Beginning
Monster Hunter: Dynamic Hunting
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (Online)
Dirt 3 (Online)

The gaming future laid bare, with first looks and updates on…
Hitman: Absolution
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
BioShock Infinite
Rise Of Nightmares
Soul Calibur V
Forza Motorsport 4
Far Cry 3
Need For Speed: The Run
Uncharted: Golden Abyss
Rayman Origins
Darksiders II
Sound Shapes
DmC Devil May Cry
and many more…

Retro Review: Ocarina Of Time 3D
With the N64 classic having been released on 3DS, we take the opportunity to re-evaluate Link’s first 3D outing.

Behind The Scenes
Game designer Takashi Tokita recalls the development of Final Fantasy IV, and how it affected his hygeine.

History Of Games: 1981
Our regular feature charts the rise of gaming, one year at a time. This year: it’s all monkey business…

Falcom: Legacy Of Y’s
A comprehensive retrospective of the JRPG franchise.

Issue 111 is available now from all good newsagents or online from the Imagine Shop.