All major videogame releases for Jan 2017

Happy New Year everyone, here are some of the biggest game releases for the month of January.

Jan 17

Image: The Vita Lounge

Image: The Vita Lounge

Fate/Extella: The Umbral StarThe single player action game continues from the events of the 2010 PSP Japanese Dungeon Crawler Fate/Extra. In Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star, you are put into a role of a ‘master’, where you will be accompanied by a spirit ‘servant’ during the battles against your enemies. You will have an option to select from sixteen servants, who are divided into eight classes, each of them having different fighting styles and abilities.

The game will be released for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita platforms.

Jan 20

Image: Nerd Reactor

Image: Nerd Reactor

Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King: This classic was originally released for PlayStation 2 back in 2004 and is now being ported in to Nintendo 3DS. The game will now have full voice acting, more story content, new side quests, a different ending, two new playable characters and the StreetPass functionality.

Image: Youtube

Image: Youtube

Gravity Rush 2: Gravity Rush 2 is a sequel to the 2012 hit, Gravity Rush. The new game will start where it’s successor left and will have some new features. One of the interesting additions that the Gravity Rush fans need to watch out is the introduction of new gravity modes, which will have impact on the controls and combat moves of the main character Kat.

The game will exclusively be released for PlayStation 4.

Jan 24

Image: Square Enix

Image: Square Enix

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue: Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is the successor to the 2014 release Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix. This will be a collection of three different games which takes place at different time frames of the overall story.

The game will include a high-definition remaster of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance and two brand new games namely, Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover and Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage. Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover will be cinematic version of the Kingdom Hearts χ and will focus on the events which weren’t shown in the original game. On the other hand, the other game Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage will continue after the events of Birth by Sleep.

The game will exclusively be released for PlayStation 4.

Image: Gaming Phobia

Image: Gaming Phobia

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard: Biohazard is the eleventh entry to the survival horror game series Resident Evil and will be the first one to be played from a first person shooter perspective. The game is set in 2017, four years after the events of Resident Evil: 6 in Dulvey, a fictional city of Louisiana in the Southern United States.

The players will need to control the protagonist of the game Ethan and fight against the enemies using pistols, shotguns, flamethrowers, explosives and chainsaws. It has also been confirmed that some of the mechanics from the previous games like puzzle-solving, resource management, and healing herbs will also appear in the game.

The game will release for PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Image: Gematsu

Image: Gematsu

Tales of Berseria: Tales of Berseria will be the sixteenth main entry to the Tales series. The players will need to play this role playing game from a third person shooter perspective. The battle system of the game is full of action and is fast paced.

The game is set in Holy Midgand Empire, which is a very powerful country. The game also shares the same world with Tales of Zestiria but the events occurs in a distant past from that of Zestiria.

The game will release for PlayStation 4 and Windows PC platforms.

Image: DVS

Image: DVS

Yakuza 0: The open world action adventure game is set in Kamurocho during the late 1980s. Kamurocho is actually a fictional recreation of Tokyo’s Kabukicho Shinjuku Golden Gai areas and Osaka’s Dotonbori areas.The game is also a prequel to the Yakuza series.

The game developed and published by Sega was already released for PlayStation 3 in 2015. The game will now be released for PlayStation 4.

Jan 30

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Disgaea 2: Disgaea 2 is the sequel to the 2003’s Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, which was released for PlayStation 2. Disgaea 2 was also initially released back in 2006 for PlayStation 2 and was subsequently introduced to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Portable.

The game is now ready to be ported into Steam and has been retitled as Disgaea 2 PC. The game will also be compatible with MacOS and Linux PCs along with the Windows PCs.

Image: GameFabrique

Image: GameFabrique

Double Dragon 4: It has been 30 years since the arcade launch of the Double Dragon series. To mark the anniversary, the first numbered sequel will be released after 27 years. On the other hand, the original development staff, who worked on the arcade version of this game is also working on the game. The team includes producer Takaomi Kaneko, director Yoshihisa Kishimoto, character designer Koji Ogata, composer Kazunaka Yamane, and programmer Kei Oyama.

Jan 31

Image: Polygon

Image: Polygon

Digimon World: Next Order: Digimon World: Next Order was initially released as a Japan only PlayStation Vita title back in March 2016. The game will now be ported to PlayStation 4 as Digimon World: Next Order International Edition. 

The gameplay of the open world RPG will be similar to that of the previous Digimon games like Digimon World, Re:Digitize etc. The only thing which will be added to the game is an additional Digimon partner. The players will now have to raise two Digimons together while navigating the world.