Upcoming video game: Age of Empires II HD, Gemini Rue
Return to former glories and lead your nation to triumph on PC in "Age of Empires II HD," delve into a 23rd-century mystery on iOS in the extremely well-regarded "Gemini Rue," and rescue El Presidente's daughter across multiple dimensions in "Guacamelee!"tech reviews Updated: Apr 08, 2013 12:24 IST
Return to former glories and lead your nation to triumph on PC in "Age of Empires II HD," delve into a 23rd-century mystery on iOS in the extremely well-regarded "Gemini Rue," and rescue El Presidente's daughter across multiple dimensions in "Guacamelee!"
Age of Empires II HD (PC via download)
Worldwide: April 9
Often cited as an early masterpiece of the real-time strategy genre, this upgraded version of "AoE II" can now boast better graphics, online multiplayer vie the Steam Network, and compatiblity with user-made customizations.
$19.99 / €18.99 / £14.99 / AU$19.99; 10% off during launch period
Guacamelee! (PS3 Vita via download)
North America: April 9
European regions: April 10
The studio behind the well-recieved "Tales from Space" series here blends Mexican motifs with classic "Super Metroid" style exploration. Juan Aguacate must brave several bizarre alternate dimensions in order to rescue El Presidente's daughter.
Price: $14.99 for PS3 and Vita bundle, price TBC elsewhere.
Gemini Rue (iOS)
Worldwide: April 11
Already an award-winning, futuristic cyberpunk detective thriller on PC, starring lawman Azariel and amnesiac Delta-Six, "Gemini Rue" joins classics "Broken Sword" and "Beneath A Steel Sky" in making the transition to iOS.
Price: $4.99 / €3.99 / £2.99; reduced to $3.99 / €2.99 / £2.49 during launch period
Injustice: Gods Among Us (360 PS3 WiiU)
North America: April 16, M17+
European regions: April 18, 16+
Reinvigorated after the success of super-solid fighter "Mortal Kombat," NetherRealm Studios returns to the DC Universe as heros and villains face off against each other across multiple expansive locations with a variety of powers at their disposal.
Price: $59 / €59 / £39 / AU$ 79
Dead Island: Riptide (360 PC PS3)
North America: April 23, M17+
European regions: April 26, 18+; DE
A sequel to 2011 zombie survival hit "Dead Island," and one in which its predecessor's four escapees find themselves marooned on another island in the same infested, tropical archipelago, this time joined by ex-Navy close quarters specialist John Morgan.
Price: $59 / €49 / £35 / AU$ 89; less on PC
First Published: Apr 08, 2013 11:42 IST