To kick off the new year, Game Informer has compiled a list of high profile releases for all platforms.

The list includes Diablo III, L.A. Noire, Duke Nukem Forever and RAGE, and is certain to excite even the most jaded and cynical of forum-lurking gamers.

Additionally, 2011 will see the release of the 3DS, Nintendo's handheld 3D platform.

Highlights include:

January

Dead Space 2 (360, PS3)
Breach (360, PC)
Two Worlds II (360, PS3, PC)
Mass Effect 2 (PS3)
DC Universe Online (PS3, PC)
LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
Stronghold: Kingdoms (PC)
Plants vs. Zombies (DS)

February

Call of Duty: Black Ops First Strike Map Pack (360)
Test Drive Unlimited 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360, PS3)
Bulletstorm (360, PS3, PC)
Knights Contract (360, PS3
Killzone 3 (PS3)
Ape Escape Fury! Fury! (PS3)
de Blob 2 (PS3, DS)
MotorStorm: Apocalypse (PS3)
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (PC)
The Conduit 2 (Wii)
Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (DS)
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation (DS)
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)

March

Fight Night Champion (360
Dragon Age 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Homefront (360, PS3, PC)
F.3.A.R. (360, PS3, PC)
Crysis 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Yakuza 4 (PS3)
Shogun 2: Total War (PC)
Pokémon Black (DS)
Pokémon White (DS)
3DS launch
God Eater Burst (PSP)
Patapon 3 (PSP)

April

Portal 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Mortal Kombat (360, PS3)
Stronghold 3 (PC)
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (PC)

May

The Witcher 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Red Faction: Armageddon (360, PS3, PC)
Hunted: The Demon’s Forge (360, PS3)

August

Resistance 3 (PS3)

September

Disgaea 4 (PS3)
Rage (360, PS3, PC)

October

The Grinder (360, PS3, PC, Wii)

November

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360, PS3, PC)
Aliens: Colonial Marines (360, PS3, PC)

Q1

Stacking (360, PS3)
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 (360, PS3)
Bodycount (360, PS3, PC)
Alice: Madness Returns (360, PS3, PC)
Child of Eden (360, PS3)
Ico/Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PS3)
Bloodline Champions (PC)
Fable 3 (PC)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution (PC)

Q2

I Am Alive (360, PS3, PC)
L.A. Noire (360, PS3)
El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron (360, PS3)
Shadows of the Damned (360, PS3)
Brink (360, PS3, PC)
Colin McRae: Dirt 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (360, PS3, PC)
Driver: San Francisco (360, PS3, PC, Wii)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360, PS3, PC)
Operation Flashpoint: Red River (360, PS3, PC)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)
Torchlight II (PC)

Q3

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (360, PS3, PC)
Gears of War 3 (360)
Batman: Arkham City (360, PS3, PC)

TBA 2011

XCOM (360, PC)
Dungeon Siege III (360, PS3, PC)
Spec Ops: The Line (360, PS3, PC)
Inversion (360, PS3)
Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (360, PS3)
True Crime: Hong Kong (360, PS3, PC)
Hitman 5 (360, PS3, PC)
Metal Gear Solid Rising (360, PS3, PC)
Top Spin 4 (360, PS3, Wii)
Saints Row 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Fez (360)
Kingdom Under Fire II (360, PC)
DotA 2 (PC)
Diablo III (PC)
Duke Nukem Forever (360, PS3, PC)
Max Payne 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Grand Slam Tennis (360, PS3)
Forza Motorsport 4 (360)
Mass Effect 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Assassin’s Creed III (360, PS3, PC)
Twisted Metal (PS3)
Infamous 2 (PS3)
SOCOM 4 (PS3)
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One (PS3)
The Last Guardian (PS3)
Agent (PS3)
The Agency (PS3)
Guild Wars 2 (PC)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
Valkyria Chronicles III (PSP)
Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy (PSP)
Monster Hunter Portable 3 (PSP)