Remasters, zombies and Japanese games dominate in January.

The number of Japanese games released in January has been higher in recent years than it is now, but a good Dragon Ball will alleviate the shortfall. However, there will be other interesting things in the production.

We have to wait a little longer for the gaming industry to wake up from its sleep since mid-December, but now Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or the claims settlement required by them, and the thematic discounts that bombarded us on all platforms have exhausted everyone’s wallets. Neither developers nor publishers pour everything into us right away, but in the second half of the month, it will already be something that is worth spending on. A new Dragon Ball Z game is coming, Commandos 2 and Warcraft III are getting a new layer of paint, and Kingdom Hearts III is expanding, and after Telltale, we can finally get a completely different but also good adaptation of The Walking Dead – although we’re still waiting. the look before we really immerse ourselves in this. Write down what you expect and check out the list of February releases as well!

Remasters, zombies and Japanese games dominate in January

January 2020 game releases

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne – January 9 – PC

Like the base game, of course, the Iceborne add-on has been fantastic, which consoles may have already seen last year, but PCs will have to wait again. It’s worth it if Capcom delivers the same quality as the Monster Hunter World fund release. In Iceborne, you can visit a new area, face new monsters, and each move type is accompanied by new moves and combos. If you loved the game, don’t miss it!

AO Tennis 2 – January 9 – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch

The world really needs a good Virtua Tennis or Top Spin, but instead, Bigben Interactive is trying to bring the experience of virtual tennis, with little success so far. The Tennis World Tour didn’t get as good as AO Tennis, which was previously developed as an independent development and uses the Australian Open license, but Big Ant Studios – this time with the help of Bigben – is running again. The career mode has been completely redesigned, in which we can break to the top alone or in pairs, new modes will be added, as well as we can match the best in the world and use other users’ content on PC.

Remasters, zombies and Japanese games dominate in January

Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe – January 14 – PC, PlayStation 4, Switch

KOEI Tecmo packs together Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, and Atelier Shallie: Alcemists of the Dusk Sea, which arrive on new platforms with expanded, improved, DLCs. Fans of JRPGs should look at the trilogy.

To the Moon – January 16 – Switch

To the Moon was released on PC back in 2011, and since it was a great success, it can now be ported to Switch. In the game, two doctors travel back through the memories of a dying person to fulfill their last wishes. Nice, easy game; if you don’t get a chill from the pixelart, check it out!

Remasters, zombies and Japanese games dominate in January

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore – January 17 – Switch

Porting of Wii Us games to Switch will continue in 2020, first with an expanded version of the 2015 Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE. In a game born from the crossing of Shin Megamei Tensei and Fire Emblem, we can fight hostile entities in Tokyo who want to extract energy from humans. The Encore release includes new story content, songs, and new team members.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – January 17 – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Two years ago, Dragon Ball FighterZ opened the year heavily, and now Kakarot could be the first really good game of the year. CyberConnect2 is working on it and will be a full-fledged RPG in which you can complete main and side quests, go through several histories, fight a lot, or just go fishing, eating, or even making connections with the characters in the game.

Remasters, zombies and Japanese games dominate in January

Moons of Madness – January 21 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Rock Pocket Games ’sci-fi horror game, Moons of Madness, was released for PC in October and didn’t perform very well at critics, but if you love non-combat, exploratory horror games, it might be worth a try. Now the console versions are coming.

The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners – January 23 – SteamVR

If VR’s popularity doesn’t jump in 2020, then never – we can expect games like Iron Man VR, Half-Life: Alyx and a new Medal of Honor. But first comes another adaptation of The Walking Dead (first for PC, later for PS4) in which we can smash the heads of zombies by walking the streets of New Orleans, completing quests, protecting survivors. The developers promise more than 15 hours of gaming time, hopefully it will be quite meaningful and fun.

Kingdom Hearts III Re: Mind – January 23 – PlayStation 4

Kingdom Hearts III has become a fantastic JRPG as expected, and we expect nothing less from its add-on. In Re: Mind, Sora travels to Keyblade Graveyard to save Kairi before the final fight. Riku, Aqua, Roxas and Kairi will be controllable characters, but others may join them. It will be coming first for PS4 and will also be released for Xbox One in February.

Remasters, zombies and Japanese games dominate in January

Commandos 2 HD Remaster – January 24 – PC, Mac, Linux

Kalypso Media has acquired the rights to Commandos, and before making an entirely new game (it is being made anyway), it is revamping the second part. The HD version comes with nicer textures, modernized controls, a better interface and tutorial, but they basically tried to keep everything the way it used to be. The console and mobile versions will be released sometime in the spring.

Praetorians HD Remaster – January 24 – PC

The revamped version of the Praetorians is also thanks to Kalypso. In the classic RTS, we can visit Egypt, Gaul, and Rome to break the lead by directing one of the armies of three nations. In addition to the visuals, they improve the control and user interface.

Effie – January 28 – PC

Surprisingly, the platformer of Inverge Studios first appeared on PS4, and now the PC version is coming. The developers tried to use different elements of the genre: we fight, we jump, we solve puzzles, and then to the end we rid the world of evil. Tribute is not a bad thing based on previous reviews, and if you want to show a novice player what the genre of platformers is like, it may be suitable for that purpose, but no miracle should be expected of him.

Remasters, zombies and Japanese games dominate in January

Warcraft III: Reforged – January 28 – PC

We wouldn’t be sad if Blizzard ever surprised us with a Warcraft IV, but we can also be happy with Warcraft III: Reforged. The 2003 real-time strategy game and its add-on, The Frozen Throne, will have a modern look, an enhanced campaign, WoW-adapted areas, and some balancing, but the gameplay will remain the same and players in the original version will be able to multiply the new version. with voters. Blizzard also wants to help modders with new tools, and offers newcomers an easy way to not feel lost.

Journey to the Savage Planet – January 28 – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Alone or with a friend, we can immerse ourselves in the adventure game of Typhoon Studios, in which we drop into an alien planet that we need to determine if people are fit to live there. We need to examine the creatures, the vegetation, as we develop our equipment and visit more and more areas. Of course, not everyone will be friendly, and we can only learn this during serious lessons.

Through the Darkest of Times – January 30 – PC, Mac

Through the Darkest of Times flies us to Berlin in 1933, to the times when Adolf Hitler came to power. We are leading a small group of resisters who are risking their lives to try to overthrow the regime in simple ways. As the makers strive for historical fidelity, the rebels may not succeed, of course, but with our help, they can make the most of the difficult situation.

Ash of Gods: Redemption – January 31 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch

The month closes with the console debut of a turn-based role-playing game with card player elements. In the style of Ash of Gods, the gameplay is somewhat similar to The Banner Saga, we have to make important decisions that can even lead to the deaths of the main characters. The PC version has received mixed reviews, with Metacritic standing at 65 points, so it’s worth approaching it carefully.

Remasters, zombies and Japanese games dominate in January

February 2020 game releases

Zombie Army 4: Dead War – February 4 – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Monster Energy Supercross 3 – February 4 – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Granblue Fantasy: Versus – February 6 – PlayStation 4
Yakuza 5 – February 11 – PlayStation 4
Dreams – February 14 – PlayStation 4
Darksiders Genesis – February 14 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition – February 14 – PC, PlayStation 4
Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle – February 18 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One
The Suicide of Rachel Foster – February 19 – PC
Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition – February 20 – Switch
Brief Battles – February 21 – Switch
Two Point Hospital – February 25 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Kingdom Hearts III Re: Mind – February 25 – Xbox One
Conan Chop Chop – February 25 – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
One-Punch Man: The Hero Nobody Knows – February 28 – PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Overpass – February – PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch
Conglomerate 451 – February – PC