The Best New Canadian-ish Video Games

Summer, we hate to remind you, goes by fast in this country. So it should come as little surprise that Canadians have become pretty good at making video games. Here’s what to play in the coming months.

Star Wars: The Old Republic (Bioware Austin)
Bioware knows RPGs. Countless PC gamers have lost countless nights of sleep venturing through the worlds of Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. Expectations couldn’t be higher as Bioware expands the Old Republic universe to an epic, multiplayer scale. Spring 2011 for PC.

FIFA 11 (EA Canada)
FIFA has long been the go-to game for a footie fix. We’re excited for the next version, which offers all sorts of fan-informed improvements, including a customizable soundtrack. We’re thinking 90 minutes of vuvuzela for a truly realistic World Cup simulation. September 28, 2010 for PC and all consoles.

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal)
Eviscerating foes and diving headfirst into conveniently placed haystacks has proven to be immensely popular with fans of the AC series. The new multiplayer mode allows you to test your skills versus up to seven online adversaries. November 2010 for PC, Xbox360 and Playstation 3.

Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect 3 (Bioware)
Details are sketchy, but the next iterations of Bioware’s RPG juggernauts have been confirmed. DA2 breaks from tradition by foregoing custom character creation in favour of a single, fully voiced protagonist. Little has been revealed about ME3, but expect plenty of controversial interspecies whoopee. 2011 for PC, Xbox360 and Playstation 3.

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