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Asura's Wrath

Asura's Wrath

Release date: 2012

Genres: Beat'em-up

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers: Capcom

Asura's Wrath (アスラズ ラース, Asurazu Rāsu) is an action video game developed by CyberConnect2 and published by Capcom. Asura's Wrath was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show in 2010, and was released worldwide in February 2012. The game is playable on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One via 360 backwards compatibility, and the PlayStation 4 and PC via PlayStation Now. The game follows the title character, the demigod Asura as he seeks revenge on the pantheon of other demigods who betrayed him. The s…

Awesomenauts

Awesomenauts

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Arena, Combat, Multiplayer, Online

Platforms: PlayStation 3

Publishers: 'Microsoft Windows', 'OS X', 'Linux', 'Xbox One', 'PlayStation 4'|Ronimo Games|'PlayStation 3', 'Xbox 360'|DTP Entertainment

Awesomenauts is a 2D multiplayer online battle arena developed by Dutch video game development company Ronimo Games. The game was released for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles in May 2012, and for Microsoft Windows systems in August 2012. It was later ported to OS X and Linux. Another version of the game, Awesomenauts Assemble!, incorporating all the changes and additions available on Windows, OS X and Linux, was released for the PlayStation 4 in March 2014 and for the Xbox One in September 2…

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, XBox 360, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, XBox One

Publishers: Ubisoft

Assassin's Creed III: Liberation is a 2012 action-adventure video game developed and published by Ubisoft, and released on October 30, 2012 in North America, with a worldwide launch the following day, on PlayStation Vita. It is the fourth spin-off installment in the Assassin's Creed series, and takes place alongside the events of Assassin's Creed III. The plot is set within a fictional history of real-world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace …

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!!

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS

Publishers: D3 Publisher, Bandai Namco Games

Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! Why'd You Steal Our Garbage?!! is a 2D side-scrolling action-adventure video game developed by WayForward Technologies and published by Bandai Namco Games and D3 Publisher for the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS. It is based on Pendleton Ward's animated television series Adventure Time for Cartoon Network. The game was released in North America for retail release on November 20, 2012, and digitally via Nintendo eShop on December 13, 2012. The 3DS version was later rele…

Angry Birds Star Wars

Angry Birds Star Wars

Release date: 2012

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Rovio Entertainment, Activision Blizzard

Angry Birds Star Wars is a puzzle video game, a crossover between the Star Wars franchise and the Angry Birds series of video games, launched on November 8, 2012, first for Windows, iOS, and Android devices, later also to Mac and BlackBerry. The game is the sixth Angry Birds game in the series. The characters are copyrighted from George Lucas's double-trilogy. On July 18, 2013, Rovio announced that Angry Birds Star Wars would be heading for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii…

Astronot

Astronot

Release date: 2012

Genres: Adventure, Platform

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX, Apple IOS

Publishers: Wade McGillis

Astronot is a 2012 action-adventure platform game created by indie developer Wade McGillis. It is similar to the Metroid series.

A Valley Without Wind

A Valley Without Wind

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Adventure

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Publishers: Arcen Games

A Valley Without Wind is an indie and action-adventure video game developed by Arcen Games. The game was released on April 24, 2012 for the operating systems Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X on Steam. Players play as a random survivor in an unforgiving world that is shaped by the choices the player makes. The setting of the game is a post-ice-age world in the distant future. On February 18, 2013, a sequel to A Valley Without Wind was released called A Valley Without Wind 2.

Arcane Legends

Arcane Legends

Release date: 2012

Genres: Adventure, Role-playing

Publishers:

Arcane Legends is a free-to-play hack and slash multiplayer mobile game originally launched in 2012 by Spacetime Studios for Microsoft Windows, iOS, Android and Google Chrome. It is the fourth title in Spacetime Studios' "Legends" series, after Pocket Legends, Star Legends and Dark Legends.

Autumn Dynasty

Release date: 2012

Genres:

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: BullyPix

Autumn Dynasty is a real-time strategy game developed by Singaporean studio Touch Dimensions, that used to be published by Bulkypix.

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!

Release date: 2012

Genres: Educational, Serious

Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

Publishers: Nintendo

Art Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, entitled New Art Academy in Europe and Australia is a 2012 video game for the Nintendo 3DS. It is a sequel to Art Academy for the Nintendo DS. This game is the first in the series to include DLC.

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Adventure, Horror, Shooter, Third-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, XBox 360

Publishers: Microsoft Studios, |Remedy Entertainment

Alan Wake's American Nightmare is a video game developed by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft Studios. The game is a downloadable follow-up to its predecessor, Alan Wake, but is not a sequel per se, rather serving as an in-universe spinoff. The game is an Xbox 360 title and was released on 22 February 2012 worldwide. A Microsoft Windows version was released on 22 May 2012 in North America, 29 June 2012 in Europe and 15 November 2012 in Australia. Like its predecessor, the game rece…

A Virus Named TOM

A Virus Named TOM

Release date: 2012

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX, PS Vita

Publishers: Misfits Attic

A Virus Named TOM is a puzzle game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and PlayStation Vita, though it was planned for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. It was developed by the independent American game developer Misfits Attic, and the PC versions were released worldwide on August 1, 2012. The PlayStation Vita version was released on April 5, 2016 as a part of the Instant Game Collection titles for PlayStation Plus.

Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead

Release date: 2012

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Android, Apple IOS

Publishers:

Apocalypse Max: Better Dead Than Undead is an iOS 2D platform/shooting game developed by American studio Wandake and released on September 14, 2012.

A Slower Speed of Light

A Slower Speed of Light

Release date: 2012

Genres: First-person

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Apple OSX

Publishers:

A Slower Speed of Light is a freeware video game developed by MIT Game Lab that demonstrates the effects of special relativity by gradually slowing down the speed of light to a walking pace. The game runs on the Unity engine using the own open source OpenRelativity toolkit.

Age of Wushu

Age of Wushu

Release date: 2012

Genres: Action, Multiplayer, Online, Role-playing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Snail, Snail USA, Snail RU, Cubinet, Cubizone, Butterfly Digital Entertainment

Age of Wushu is a free-to-play 3D martial arts action MMORPG, developed by Chinese company Snail. The game revolves around the Wuxia-inspired lore surrounding martial arts and adventures in Ming Dynasty China. The European version, Age of Wulin, which had been published by Webzen, closed in July 2017, with players being given the option of transferring to a new European server established as part of Age of Wushu, the version of the game published by Snail USA.

Aikatsu!

Release date: 2012

Genres: Card

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Bandai

Aikatsu! or Aikatsu! Idol Activity (アイカツ! アイドルカツドウ, Aikatsu! Aidoru Katsudō!) is an arcade collectible card game in Bandai's Data Carddass line of machines, which launched in October 2012. The game revolves around using collectible cards featuring various clothes to help aspiring idols pass auditions. An anime television adaptation by Sunrise (and later by its subsidiary Bandai Namco Pictures) began airing on TV Tokyo from October 8, 2012 (Tokyo MX is rebroadcasting the anime in 2019). Two films…

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Release date: 2012

Genres: Life

Platforms: PSP

Publishers: Media Factory

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (Japanese: あの日見た花の名前を僕達はまだ知らない。, Hepburn: Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae o Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai., lit. "We Still Don't Know the Name of the Flower We Saw That Day.") is an 11-episode 2011 Japanese anime television series created by Super Peace Busters (超平和バスターズ, Chō Heiwa Basutāzu), an artist collective consisting of director Tatsuyuki Nagai, screenwriter Mari Okada, and character designer Masayoshi Tanaka. The anime was produced by A-1 Pictures and aired in …

Ace of Spades

Ace of Spades

Release date: 2012

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Apple OSX

Publishers: Jagex

Ace of Spades was a team-based first-person shooter and voxel-based sandbox video game developed and published by Jagex. Originally created by Ben Aksoy and released as a prototype in April 2011, the game was acquired by Jagex in 2012 and fully released in December that year. Following poor reception and several minor downloadable content package releases, the game was shut down in March 2019.

Angry Birds Friends

Release date: 2012

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Android, Apple IOS

Publishers: Rovio Entertainment

Angry Birds Friends is a puzzle video game and the fourth game in the Angry Birds video game series. It is developed and published by Rovio Entertainment. The game was originally an exclusive Facebook game called Angry Birds Facebook that was released on February 13, 2012, and was renamed to the current name on May 23, 2012. The Facebook version introduced power-ups to the Angry Birds game series. Android and iOS versions were released on May 2, 2013. On October 27, 2014, Rovio introduced a glo…

Anna

Anna

Release date: 2012

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux, XBox 360, PlayStation 3

Publishers: Kalypso Media

Anna is a 2012 puzzle video game for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Narratively a psychological horror set in an abandoned sawmill nestled high in the Italian mountains, Anna challenges the player to uncover horrific clues and use them to solve puzzles related to the player character's dark past. The player's behavior determines the mental health of the main character to change locations and unveil new secrets leading to different endings. On 13 April 2013, the Extended Edition was rele…