We’ve rounded up the best of new game releases in January – the perfect excuse to stay in and out of the cold!
Gravity Rush 2 Release Date: Fri 20 Jan Platforms: PS4 The laws of gravity are there to be broken in this sequel to 2012’s PSVita title Gravity Rush. Kat returns with help from her ex-nemesis Raven to uncover the reason behind the appearance of strange gravitational waves across the floating city of Hekseville, unleashing a new threat. Use Kat’s powers to change the direction of gravity, allowing you to fall through the air as if you were flying! Two new gravity-based battle styles have been introduced, increasing or decreasing the gravitational effects making you slower but more powerful or quicker and lighter, respectively. Switch and combine styles on the fly creating devastating attacks that can also topple buildings due to the games fully destructible terrain.
Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King Release Date: Fri 20 Jan Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Prepare to re-discover a true JRPG classic. Court Jester Dhoulmagus has cast a spell over castle Tordain using an ancient sceptre, turning the inhabitants into plants, King Trode into a troll and Princess Medea into a horse. A young castle guard escapes the carnage and sets out with the cursed royal family to track down the Jester to bring him to justice. Travel across a vast world map full of villages, forests and dungeons to explore. Dragon Quest 8 originally came out in 2006 on the PS2 and was the first main series Dragon Quest game to hit European shelves. Dragon Quest 8 has been polished up and re-mastered for the Nintendo 3DS for you to enjoy all over again.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Release Date: Tues 24 Jan Platforms: PS4
Bringing the worlds of Disney and Final Fantasy together again for the (hopefully) last time before the long awaited, full-fat numbered entry to the series, Kingdom Hearts 3. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8Final Chapter Prologue (to give it its full name) contains two games; a re-master of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, a 3DS title, and Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage – a new game taking place after Kingdom Hearts:Birth By Sleep. It also includes cinematic story Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover… My brain hurts… This one is for the hardcore fans, this is not the place to start if you are new to the series!
Resident Evil 7 Release Date: Tues 24 Jan Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
The grandfather of survival horror returns. Set four years after the events of Resident Evil 6, players take control of Ethan Winters, who is searching the city of Dulvey, Louisiana for his missing wife. A message left to him by his wife leads Ethan to a plantation where a derelict house sits, home of the Baker family but all is not right with this family. Explore, solve puzzles and fight to survive. Resident Evil 7 is throwing away its trademark third-person action for a new visceral first-person perspective to allow you to become fully immersed in the terror that awaits. PS4 users can also take advantage of virtual reality and play the whole game through with the PlayStation VR Headset.
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