We’re now fully into the new year and ready to enter February. Last month has less titles launched given it was coming off the holiday season.
Can February manage to follow up? Get our full Niche Release Recap:
Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash
Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash brings the popular anime/manga series to life with a 2-on-2 fighting game with many of the iconic characters of the franchise. Players will be able to pick between beloved heroes and villains as they duke it out.
There will be plenty of nods to moments from the show as the story retells the original. Techniques featured within said show will also be used, giving players the experience of performing these battle moves in their own way.
Jujutsu Kaisen: Cursed Clash is set to release on February 1st for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).
Persona 3 Reload
The iconic RPG title will be gracing modern audiences with Persona 3 Reload. Compared to the original, gameplay has been enhanced with all the quality-of-life changes that have been learned and perfected by in the industry over the years.
Gameplay and graphics aren’t the only part that’s gotten a fresh coat of paint. The game’s story will also see new additions and scenes to give fans of the original something new as they experience something they’ve enjoyed over the years once gain.
Persona 3 Reload releases on February 2nd for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Steam).
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is actually already out for those who bought the deluxe edition. So far the reception hasn’t been great, and online reactions to online plot elements means that once the game is available for a more general audience, it’ll still garner a lot of hate.
Still, the game plans on adding in much more content in the future with new locations and playable characters. So for those who weren’t turned off by the many things people have already discussed will have plenty to do in the future.
Foamstars is Square Enix’s attempt at the Splatoon formula with it’s colorful aesthetic and less violent combat. Though unlike the title it’s taken inspiration from, the game won’t be restricted to the aging Switch console. Though it will be exclusive to the more powerful PS5.
Players will engage in 4v4 online matches where they’ll douse their opponents with foam. Not only that, but they’ll be able to shape the battlefield with foam in order to create interesting combat scenarios that’ll make every match a brand-new experience.
Foamstars launches exclusively for PlayStation 5 on February 6th.
Helldivers 2 has players fighting on the galaxy last line of offense. In this third-person shooter, players will take on giant alien lifeforms across various planets in a fight for freedom in the galactic war.
Players can team up in squads of four where they’ll need absolute teamwork in order to survive and succeed against the alien threat. However they must also be careful as friendly fire can and will occur in the heat of battle.
Helldivers 2 will launch for PlayStation 5 and PC (via Steam) on February 8th.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Nintendo is remaking a classic GBA title with Mario vs. Donkey Kong and bringing it to the big screen while maintaining it’s mobile roots. The remake will maintain the puzzles as they were in the past, along with adding in new stages that’ll be enjoyable for fans old and new.
For those new to the game, they’ll play as Mario as he goes to save the Mini Marios who have been kidnapped by Donkey Kong. To do so, he’ll have to survive against obstacles and traps in manners very different than his classic way of jumping around.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong launches exclusively for Nintendo Switch on February 16th.
Skull and Bones
After a wait that spanned over nearly a decade, Skull and Bones will finally be setting sail this month. There have been concerns about how this game will turn out, given it’s troubled development path.
However should it turn out well, players can look forward to setting sail as a pirate as they explore the Indian ocean in a single player storyline of their own, or by competing against other players for control of the seas.
Skull and Bones will set sail on February 16th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (via Epic Games Store).
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
One of the most anticipated games of the year is easily Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, the second part of the planned trilogy to remake the iconic Final Fantasy VII. This part takes the gang out of Midgar and into the open world at large.
Combat remains largely the same to continue on from the first remake while expanding on the game’s story with over 100 hours worth of content according to the developers. So fans of the original will definitely find plenty of new things with the latest installment.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth is set to launch on February 29th exclusively for PlayStation 5.