These Big Video Games Won't Be Out Until 2012

Hopefully you are not on the edge of your seat waiting for the next Tomb Raider. Warning: even if you are an Olympic athlete, you should consider inhaling and exhaling a few times between now and the release of Mass Effect 3. Never mind their 2011 hype. They're next year's games.

As we've done before, we need to settle things down from all of the recent E3 hype and point out which games from the year's big show aren't coming out this year.

With Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Skyrim and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword helping to ensure that the rest of 2011 will be pretty great, the following E3-hyped games won't be out until 2012 or later...

Note: These are North American release dates.

E3 2011 games set for 2012

Anarchy Reigns

  • Aliens Colonial Marines
  • Binary Domain
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Brothers in Arms: Furious Four
  • Darksiders 2
  • Dust 514
  • Fable: The Journey
  • Far Cry 3
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 (scheduled for release in Japan this year)
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • Ghost Recon Online (for Wii U)
  • Halo 4
  • Heroes of Ruin
  • Hitman Absolution
  • Inversion
  • Killer Freaks from Outer Space
  • Kingdoms of Amalur
  • Luigi's Mansion 2
  • Mass Effect 3
  • Ninja Gaiden 3
  • Prey 2
  • Prototype 2
  • Resident Evil: Revelations
  • Ridge Racer Unbounded
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • Soul Calibur 5
  • Spec Ops: The Line
  • SSX
  • Star Trek
  • Starhawk
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
  • Tomb raider
  • XCOM
  • Wii U
  • Zone of the Enders HD collection
  • *maybe the PlayStation Vita (Sony has only confirmed that some region of the world will get it this year.)

E3 2011 games set for Who-Knows-When...

  • Animal Crossing (3DS)
  • Overwatchstrike
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic

At least we get Battlefield 3 and Modern Warfare 3 this year! And a new Madden, right?

(NOTE: I've omitted games that didn't show up at E3, like the who-knows-when Diablo 3 and the please-someday-at-least The Last Guardian)