On The Horizon: StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, God of War: Ascension

This week’s new video game releases include StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, God of War: Ascension, Darkstalkers Resurrection and more. Also On The Horizon for this week are several reviews and plenty of news!

Ari Margo

StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm - Kerrigan

Welcome back to On The Horizon, Gamer Horizon’s weekly update about what new games are coming out and what we’re working on for the site.


The first big new release this week is StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, the first of two planned expansion packs for StarCraft II. Brought to us by Blizzard Entertainment, StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm is releasing Tuesday, March 12th. It’s been nearly 3 years since StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty was released on July 27th, 2010. Here’s the cinematic Vengeance trailer for the new game:


God of War Ascension: Sony Releases Live Action God of War: Ascension Trailer


Sony is providing a big release this week. Coming Tuesday, March 12th is God of War: Ascension. This game serves as a prequel to the series, so it should be interesting to see the beginning of Kratos’ story. If you pre-order God of War: Ascension, you’ll get a demo of The Last of Us, a title the Gamer Horizon crew is really looking forward to. Below you’ll find a commercial for God of War: Ascension titled From Ashes.


Also coming out this week is Darkstalkers Resurrection, a compilation of Night Warriors: Darkstalkers’ Revenge and Darkstalkers 3. Developed by Iron Galaxy Studios and published by Capcom, Darkstalkers Resurrection is releasing Tuesday, March 12th for PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Network (PSN) and Wednesday, March 13th for Xbox 360 via Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA).

And finally, also for Tuesday March 12th is Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2, a first person shooter with a focus on sniping. This one is being released by City Interactive.

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This week on Gamer Horizon we’ll have Ari’s review of SimCity (assuming the launch problems are resolved) and Ted’s review of Darkstalkers Resurrection. Alex is working overtime and will proving two reviews! The first is for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Mirrow of Fate and the second is for Tomb Raider. And speaking of Tomb Raider, we’ve got a brand new editor here at Gamer Horizon, and he’ll be providing a fascinating editorial on the subject. Welcome aboard, Sean!

Finally, as always, Ted will be providing his weekly update on PlayStation Plus. You can also look forward to that and plenty of news coverage throughout the week. Have fun, everyone!

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