Game Release Dates for 2012 That You Should Pay Attention To

Assassin's Creed 3If you’ve been paying attention to the calendar, October is fast approaching. And you know what that means: the last quarter deluge of highly anticipated console games are coming. Yes, it’s going to rain console games, so there’s a good chance your wallet is going to remain empty (or short) for the rest of the year.

To help you prepare for this year’s console games onslaught, here are the game release dates that we think you should pay attention to:


  • Resident Evil 6 (PS3, Xbox 360) on October 2.
  • NBA 2K13 (PS3, Xbox 360) on October 2 in North America and October 5 in Europe.
  • Dishonored (PS3, Xbox 360) on October 9 in North America, October 11 in Australia and Japan, and October 12 in Europe.
  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (PS3, Xbox 360) on October 9 in North America, and October 12 in Australia and Europe.
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 (PS3, Xbox 360) on October 30 in North America and October 31 in Europe.


  • Halo 4 (Xbox 360) on November 6.
  • Assassin’s Creed 3 (Wii U) on November 18 in North America and November 30 in Europe.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (PS3, Xbox 360) on November 13. Its Wii U version is coming to North America on November 18 and Europe on November 30.
  • Hitman: Absolution (PS3, Xbox 360) on November 20.
  • Far Cry 3 (PS3, Xbox 360) on November 29 in Australia and Europe and November 30 in the U.K.


  • Far Cry 3 (PS3, Xbox 360) on December 4 in North America.

So which dates have you marked on your calendar? Share it with us below!