STAFF PICKS: The Most Anticipated Games of 2013

Friday, December 21st, 2012

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For those of you that put some stock in a rather outdated calendar…today marks the end of the world. We’re supposedly mere moments from being crushed by a giant meteor, greeted by some form of the Rapture—the possibilities are endless for a mind cynical…I mean, creative enough.

2013

If nothing else, this article will make for some interesting reading material! Will we never get to see these games that we’re all looking forward to next year? Personally, I think of any stupid apocalypse thinks it’s going to stand in the way of me and the games I want to play…it better think again!

You’ve all seen our various Staff Picks articles before. Whether they’re Top 10 lists or something a little different, it seems to conform the individual opinions of the Oprainfall Staff into a sort of collective. While I think that’s important for something like the Game of the Year… I thought I’d try something completely different for the games we’re anticipating next year. You won’t find any voting here!

Everyone at Oprainfall is looking forward to different things. Sure, there may be some commonalities from person to person, because a lot of us share a passion for niche games—but no one list is the same in this piece. I made a point to give each person who contributed towards this project complete creative freedom—so it should be a blast to read through everyone’s pieces.

Without any further ado, here are the Oprainfall Staff’s most anticipated games coming/confirmed/wished for 2013!

Jonathan Higgins | Editorial Head

David Fernandes | Community Manager

Steve Baltimore | Lead Reporter

Charlotte Buckingham | Editor

Jeff Neunschwander | Editor

Will Whitehurst | Assistant Editor

Devin Kotani | Review Staff

Crystal Baltimore | Writer

James Best | Writer

Justin Graham | Writer 

Kyle Emch | Writer

Rose Weitz | Writer




  • Saw Higgins name. Knew fire emblem would be mentioned. All is well with the world.

    • LOL if it were not I would have thought the end had come for sure 🙂

    • Ah yes the world is supposed to end today. Now how was that supposed to happen again? If I remember my Mayan prophesies(And I do) A gigantic naked alien lady is supposed to accidentally kick the earth into the sun while she is doing her job as a porn star.

  • No one else went all wacky on this… Laaaaaaame.

    • Jeff Neuenschwander

      Well, I didn’t go the who crazy dictator route but I did make some interesting predictions about the 3DS.

    • What you call “crazy” I call “truth!”

  • There is so much I’m looking forward to the upcoming year that I commend the OpRain staff for being able to talk about just five (while some of you gave honorable mentions). My wish list is probably the longest of any year in my entire gaming history; my wallet will be meagerly getting by.

    By reading your guys’ responses, I got to add The Cave to my ever growing list of games. Thank you everyone!

  • I noticed a common theme among the various lists.  It began with “Fire” and ended with “Emblem”.

  • jack

    A whole lot of games to look forward to. I just hope I have enough money.