February’s major game releases.
After a fairly slack January, game year 2017 can start with a packed February. Wouter is almost home in our little country again, but at the moment on the other side of the world of course does not have time to provide you with a release list. So this time it is up to the editors to take on this tough job. And good news: March looks even better than February.
5. Nioh – February 7th
At first glance, Nioh looks a lot like the Souls games, but this game is anything but a shameless rip-off. In a blood-drenched Japanese setting, as a masterless samurai named William (sounds very Japanese) you will make your way through enemy soldiers, the most bizarre monsters and evil demons. With a huge diversity of weapons and armor dropping in large quantities as color-coded loot, you will face tough challenges. Don’t expect to get through this game with two fingers up your nose.
4. Sniper Elite 4 – February 14th
In the past three Sniper Elite games, gamers have been able to make all their sniper dreams come true, but developer Rebellion Developments has not finished the franchise yet. In Sniper Elite 4, this time in Italy you will crawl through bushes, hide behind walls and focus your scope on the head of an army of ___s in utmost concentration. The epic slow-motion sniper shots are of course reflected in this part in more detail than ever.
3. Fire Emblem Heroes – February 2
Fire Emblem Heroes released on iOS and Android yesterday. The tactical RPG is the next step Nintendo is taking to take over the mobile gaming market. The game is free to download and works almost like a full-fledged handheld game except for a few server problems. As you play, you’ll collect tons of unique new heroes to battle with, and an in-depth tutorial explains exactly how the Fire Emblem play games. Each character has its own strengths and weaknesses, so be careful who you put against each other.
2. Sea of Thieves – February
Sea of Thieves is a combination between Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Sid Meier’s Pirates. If that description makes you wetter than the oceans you are allowed to sail on, you are in the right place with Sea of Thieves. The game will go into Early Access this month. If you grab a few friends who like playing pirates and you let them register with Sea of Thieves, you can still cruise around on the seven seas this month.
1. For Honor – February 14
While historically samurai, knights and vikings have never faced each other, For Honor looks like the ultimate medieval third-person online role-playing experience. Choose one of twelve different classes and defeat your opponents by blocking and countering at the right sides and at the right time. The game also has a separate story per faction that can be played offline. Hopefully this game’s online lifespan will be longer than Evolve’s.
Fire Emblem Heroes (iOS, Andriod)
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – Road to Boruto (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (3DS)
De-formers (Xbox One, PS4)
Sniper Elite 4 (PC, Xbox One, PS4)
Ride 2 (Xbox One, PS4)
For Honor (Xbox One, PS4)
Blackwood Crossing (PC, Xbox One)
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin (PS4)
Halo Wars 2 (PC, Xbox One)
Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PC, PS4)
Night in the Woods (PC, PS4)
Ys Origin (PS4, PS Vita)
LEGO Worlds (PC, PS4)
Constructor HD (PC, Xbox One)
Torment: Tides of Numenera (PC, PS4)
Also in February
Thimbleweed Park (PC, Xbox One)
Summon Night 6: Lost Borders (PS4, PS Vita)
Sea of Thieves (PC, Xbox One)