7 RPGs to Look Forward to

It's a pretty good time to be an RPG fan, as highlighted by the My Gaming editorial on (MMO)RPGs to look forward to in the coming months, including TES V: Skyrim, Diablo III, Torchlight 2, Dark Souls, Guild Wars 2 and Star Wars: The Old Republic. No The Witcher 2 for some reason.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Bethesda Game Studios

Platform: PC, Xbox, PS3

Release: 11.11.11 (November 11th)

Skyrim is set two hundred years after the events in Oblivion. Players will play as the last of an ancient race called the Dovahkiin. It will be your task to defend the lands from dragons as the lands of Skyrim descend into chaos due to the assassination of the king.

Like all previous Elder Scroll titles, you will have huge tracts of land to explore freely. The class system from Oblivion has been changed drastically. 280 perks are unlocked as you progress, derived from skill trees as you level.

Players can now dual-wield any hand-held items. From weapons and shields to any arrangement of spells. This will open up new play-styles to suit the player's preference. To match this system, new finisher moves have been included, adding some spice to your kills as you explore the lands of Skyrim.

A.I. has also been drastically improved. This time around both enemy and NPCs will make better and more believable choices in the world. Expect the denizens of the world to go about their business in a life-like manner, never before seen in any Elder Scrolls game.