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Features: Five Move Games to Excite You in 2011

Posted by James Newton

Something for everyone

There are already around 50 games that support PlayStation Move, but if you haven't yet found something to tickle your fancy there's almost certainly something for you in the line-up of titles heading to the controller in 2011. Here we pick our most-anticipated titles of the coming 12 months.

LittleBigPlanet 2

The downloadable Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves was tasty enough to whet our appetites for more motion-controlled Sackboy action, and the beta and free demo now available on PlayStation Network had us drooling even more. With far more robust tools allowing you to Play, Create and Share better than ever before, this is one title sure to do well when it reaches North America on January 18th and Europe on January 21st.

Killzone 3

Guerilla Games' futuristic shooter is set to be one of the best showcases of Move's abilities, with a new Sharp Shooter attachment designed to get the most out of the controller. DualShock 3 users and Move owners will be able to face off online in more of the game's chaotic multiplayer, with a full campaign playable with the motion controller too. Sony is pushing this as its biggest announced hardcore Move title in 2011, and based on everything we've seen it's absolutely justified. Killzone 3 reaches North America on February 22nd, with a European release to be confirmed.

Sorcery

Curiously invisible since its E3 appearance, we haven't seen or heard anything of Sorcery other than appearances on "Move Games for 2011" lists just like this one. Move finally reaches its potential as a wand, with multiple magical spells at your disposal activated by different motions with the controller, and its mixture of dungeon-based adventure and involving motion controls set this one up as one to watch in the coming 12 months.

PlayStation Move Heroes

Six characters who need no introduction to long-standing PlayStation fans – Sly, Bentley, Ratchet, Clank, Jak and Daxter – this is a Move-exclusive title that looks set to use the controller in new and innovative ways. Sony is billing the game as part of its "Move second wave", and with the heritage of its characters to draw from it could end up drawing plenty of new players to the company's motion gizmo.

Dead Space: Extraction

The Dead Space 2: Limited Edition contains Dead Space: Extraction (also available on PlayStation Network), which tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from an horrific infection in the furthest regions of space. The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and, as the crew falls victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. The original Dead Space Extraction on Wii was critically well-received, and with the added benefit of the PS3's power and Move controller this HD re-release should ensure the game finds the audience it deserves.

Of course as with any list there are countless games we want to mention: stereoscopic 3D-enabled Virtua Tennis 4, Travis Touchdown-in-HD No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise and more, so we'll throw it open to you.

What Move titles are you most excited about in 2011? If you haven't picked up Move yet, will one of these titles convince you to take the plunge?

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User Comments (14)

lipnox

#1

lipnox said:

Dead space extraction is a light gun game, No More Heroes is a Game. why in the world would you be more excited for a free add on over a full out move game. I agree deadspace extraction looks great I just dont think it deserves to be on this list. Also Little big planet 2's Move support is greatly unknown at this time it seems so we'll have to see when the game comes out what kind of support there actually is.

Im Excited to see how Dynasty Warriors 7 utilizes the Move as its a series I enjoy playing alot but have lost interest with over the years due to them essentially releasing the exact same game over and over again, some times actually removing features instead of adding them.

James

#2

James said:

Four of iWaggle's choices are on our list, though ;)

Dead Space: Extraction and No More Heroes were both awesome on Wii and should be even better on Move.

Madgame

#3

Madgame said:

Very excited about Sorcery. News has been awfully quiet since the release announcement...I hope that doesn't signify a delay.

Still wating on a lightsaber game announcement and Infinity Blade would be an amazing Move title.

danschemen

#4

danschemen said:

OMG Dead Space extraction was epic for the wii can't wait to see it with better graphics........ they better put better graphics

CanisWolfred

#5

CanisWolfred said:

Sigh I'm not excited for any of them. Okay that others are, and I'm glad more games are being supported by the Move. I just wish I actually wanted to play any of them.

Slapshot

#6

Slapshot said:

Dead Space 2 Limited Edition is so close to release I can hardly contain myself, I even had Good Ole Saint Nick bring new underwear for Christmas just for it! :O

I'll be owning every one of these games this year, as well as Mass Effect 2, No More Heroes Paradise AND SOCOM 4

NathanUC

#7

NathanUC said:

Awesome list! Dead Space 2 and Killzone 3 are at the top of my "stop wasting money on junk food so I can afford these games" list.

I don't know what it is about Socom 4 but I keep forgetting about it as well haha. Needs more publicity!

rjejr

#8

rjejr said:

Well I have to say this is a way better "Five ... Games to Excite You in 2011" list than the one on the Nintendo site. We only just got the Move for Christmas and only have Eyepet (the bundle didn't even come with the demo disc, stupid ToysRus) so I haven't played much with the Move, and the demos I DL'd from PSN didn't wow me, only "Start the Party" piqued my interest, so I have something to look forward to now.

ToniSilva

#9

ToniSilva said:

I also got the Move for Christmas with starter pack that comes with playable demos. I also bought “Start the party”. I got the Move mainly for family and friends fun. With two little kids with two and almost four years old, i don’t have much time to play alone. I was wavering between PS3 Move and Wii… PS3 Move won because I think it has much potential and time to progress. But for now the games are few and not so easy… for my older daughter (she likes iphone games a lot) the younger one kills some bugs at the “party“, but vídeo games aren’t yet for him.

I downloaded the LBP2 demo, but i couldn’t use the move controller… nothing happens with the move motion…With Funky Lab Rat, Move controlled the rat flashlight… is that all?
I’m going to try sackboy’s prehistoric moves…

Maybe i’ll soon get Eye Pet, Sports Champions, Rackets Sports, Planet Minigolf... I’m looking also for bowling, but a nice platform game for Move it seems there isn’t.

I’ll keep visiting Movemodo waiting for good news.

turtlelink

#11

turtlelink said:

Well, turns out LBP2 technically won't have any type of Move functions other then Prehistoric Moves. Will it still be reviewed?

lipnox

#14

lipnox said:

DLC allowing move use in Little big planet 2 is set to come out in march 2011 so James is 100% accurate.

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