New year seems a long way behind us now, so as we settle back into the year we can start looking forward to all of the awesome games that are set for release this year – this will definitely help us get through the initial cold and dreary days of the month,
February’s usually always a quiet month, but it looks like we’ve been a little luckier this year!
Zombie Army 4: Dead War – 4th Feb – PC, PS4, and XB1
Hitler’s hordes are back, as one of the most video-gamey franchises returns to our screens. It’s the simple pleasure of teaming up with friends, and gunning your way through masses of undead Nazis, with a rain of viscera and gore.
This time around, Rebellion has managed to refine gunplay, introduce a variety of melee and ranged weaponry, and add even more variety so that even zombified animals will be popping up in this installment, such as bears and sharks.
Resident Evil 6 flashbacks anyone?
Image Source: Zombie Army
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody knows – 27th Feb – PC, PS4 and XB1
The anime was known for over-the-top action, with dazzling effects and a colourful array of heroes and villains, and fortunately, the game replicates that excellently. After the launch of the second season, OPM:AHNK (which seems to be no less of a mouthful) features the full roster of the cast we meet in both seasons.
Somehow, the game manages to balance a character an invincible character who can obliterate any enemies with a single punch, by always making him late to the fight…
So very faithful to the source material!
Image Source: Bandai Namco
Darksiders Genesis – TBC Feb - PS4, XB1, and Switch
After the acclaim of the third game, THQ Nordic are capitalising on the success of the franchise with a bit more of a spin-off title, taking the third-person action-adventure game to a top-down hack-and-slash.
The title has already made its appearance on Steam through early access, and now with the official release on our doorsteps, we can expect a co-operative adventure where yourself and a friend tear your way through hell and back, battling Demons, Angels and everything in between.
Image Source: Slash Gear
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics – 4th Feb – PC, PS4, XB1 and Switch
A franchise that no one really expected to make a return… The Dark Crystal was a Jim Henson puppet production released all the way back in 1982 and has just returned to the scene with a Netflix original TV series, Age of Resistance.
To go alongside that, a turn-based tactics game is set to be published alongside the show, in which the player leads a fledgling resistance of Gelfing against the oppressive Skeksis (the confusion you currently feel after reading that sentence is your punishment for not seeing the film, so get to it). This will take place in over 50 different battles, featuring customisable equipment and abilities, a variety of environments and terrain, and lore ripped straight from Jim Henson's magical world.
Image Source: IMDB
Dreams – 14th Feb – PS4
Dreams is a very strange concept for a game. There’s no levels or missions, no story, and technically, no actual gameplay. Instead, Dreams is one of the first games of its kind where you make your own games and share them with the world.
We’ve seen concepts like this before, with titles like Garrys Mod and Roblox allowing players to create different “game modes”, but nothing has been done on quite this scale before. It gives full flexibility and freedom to genuinely create whatever comes into your mind and live out your game development dreams. Dreams is brought to you by the team behind the famous and creative Little Big Planet, and Tearaway.
Image Source: Vice
Another exciting month of releases! If you'd like to discuss any of these games with me, please feel free to get in touch with me on twitter @SansonWray
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