Happy New Year! After a relatively quiet December, it’s time to dive back into regular gaming releases with January being a steady month with some heavy hitters. Here are 6 games I’m excited for in January.
One Piece: Odyssey
During their voyage, the Straw Hats, led by Monkey D. Luffy are swallowed by a huge storm at sea. They end up on a mysterious island full of nature amidst the storm and become separated from each other. The crew sets out on a new adventurous journey filled with wonders of a raging nature, powerful enemies, and strange encounters with island locals. Work together with Luffy and his crew to set sail once again!
Release Date: January 13
Platform: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC (Microsoft Windows), Xbox Series X|S
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Fire Emblem Engage
In a war against the Fell Dragon, four kingdoms worked together with heroes from other worlds to seal away this great evil. One-thousand years later, this seal has weakened and the Fell Dragon is about to reawaken. As a Divine Dragon, use rich strategies and robust customization to meet your destiny—to collect Emblem Rings and bring peace back to the Continent of Elyos.
Release Date: January 20
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Monster Hunter Rise
Rise to the challenge and join the hunt! In Monster Hunter Rise, the latest installment in the award-winning and top-selling Monster Hunter series, you’ll become a hunter, explore brand new maps and use a variety of weapons to take down fearsome monsters as part of an all-new storyline.
Release Date: January 20
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S (currently available on PC and Nintendo Switch)
Developer: Capcom Development Division 2
Forspoken follows the journey of Frey, a young New Yorker transported to the beautiful and cruel land of Athia. In search of a way home, Frey must use her newfound magical abilities to traverse sprawling landscapes and battle monstrous creatures.
Release Date: January 24
Platform: PlayStation 5, PC
Developer: Luminous Productions
Publisher: Square Enix
The sci-fi survival horror classic Dead Space returns, completely rebuilt from the ground up by Motive Studios to offer a deeper and more immersive experience. Harnessing the power of the Frostbite game engine and next generation consoles, this remake brings jaw-dropping visual fidelity and improvements to gameplay while staying true to the original.
Release Date: January 27
Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PC
Developer: Motive Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Season: A letter to the future
Close your eyes, take a deep breath and let yourself be carried away by the great journey of Season, a third-person atmospheric adventure bicycle road trip game. Explore the world through the eyes of a young woman. Collect artifacts and memories before a mysterious cataclysm washes everything away.
Release Date: January 31
Platform: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC
Developer: Scavengers Studios
Publisher: Scavengers Studios