The releases of the month of February

The releases of the month of February
The next-gen is here and at the same time it is not in this early 2021. Sorry for the enigmatic tone but with the consoles that continue to hiding and at the same time the video games designed for next-gen that seem to drift away from week to week between announcements of more or less painful postponements, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S are struggling to mesh seriously. It is probably for this reason that for many players who would like to see an acceleration of the new generation this February it might disappoint. The games not to be underestimated, however, are certainly not lacking. Switch continues, beyond some big names that have disappeared from the radar (Bayonetta 3, Metroid and Breath of the Wild 2, let's talk about you), to sell a lot of consoles and the arrival of "minor" but always exclusive exclusives like Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury and Bravely Default II could certainly make the difference, especially in a Japan increasingly lined up on the side of the great N. Without forgetting the return of a great classic of the past that will surely appeal to many ...

PS5 also launches the adrenaline-pumping Destruction AllStars directly on the plus with the hope that it could be a new phenomenon in the Rocket League while between a host of versions of Nioh and a Control: Ultimate Edition, the remasters designed for the next -gen are not lacking in appeal. Above all, the Remedy title could unleash a truly new generation graphic impact free from the limits of PS4 and Xbox One.

Then there are the more or less hidden pearls captained by what seems like a small announced masterpiece, that Little Nightmares II that builds on the more than solid foundations of the first appreciated chapter. In short, maybe a little next-gen but don't be fooled, there is plenty of meat on the fire ... even Persona 5 Strikers, we almost forgot!

All the videogame releases of February:

February 2nd

Control: Ultimate Edition (PS5, Xbox Series X) Destruction AllStars (PS5) It is not a strictly next-gen game but the possibility of having, according to the chosen mode , 4K, Ray Tracing and above all 60 FPS is a truly remarkable thing for a title that has undoubtedly struggled from a technical point of view on PS4 and Xbox One. Control: Ultimate Edition arrives on PS5 (free for PlayStation Plus subscribers) and Xbox Series X / S in a version with all the DLC and a notable technical improvement. This is certainly the definitive version of the latest effort by the dads of Max Payne and Alan Wake, those Remedy Entertainment who, telling the story of Jesse Faden, accompanied us in an action-shooter with a soul from metroidvania to frame. Find out in the review of Control in the PC / PS4 version.

It may not be the title to pull your hair out for, but it is still an exclusive that will be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers at launch. nature of Destruction AllStars, Sony is likely aiming for an impact at least in part similar to that seen for games like Rocket League. An adrenaline-fueled racing made up of clashes and explosions, single-player challenges and obviously a multiplayer that could make the fortune of the project if a good community of interested parties were formed (and the Plus will help a lot in this). A title that follows in the footsteps of WipEout, MotorStorm, Destruction Derby and Project Gotham Racing and which could be a surprise despite the fact that, for the moment, discreet conditions.

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February 4th

NUTS (PC, Switch) Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood (PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One) For the series weird games and where to find them, NUTS is a title narrative that will ask us to observe squirrels. As strange as the title has already made its debut intriguing on Apple Arcade and is now preparing to launch on PC and Switch with an undoubtedly inspired graphic style but also proposing peculiar unexpected thriller atmospheres. This forest hides a mystery and by observing the curious little animals we will come to discover it. Maybe.

Cahal has only one goal: to save his daughter. But to do so he must also face the deadly threat of a corrupt corporation that is poisoning the world: Endron, an oil subsidiary of the mega-corporation called Pentex. Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood is the first action-RPG game adapted from the horror franchise of the same name. A project that wants to be mature, brutal and complex that will invite us to impersonate Cahal, in search of a bloody redemption. The protagonist will play an essential role in the great war waged against Pentex, whose activities are devastating the natural world. Transforming into a wolf and / or werewolf will put us in front of different game situations and gameplay mechanics for an AA title that we hope will amaze.

February 5

Nioh Remastered The Complete Edition (PS5) Nioh 2: The Complete Edition (PS5, PS4, PC) The Nioh Collection (PS5) Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (PS4) A very rich day for all those who are in some way interested in the Nioh universe. The action RPG often compared to the souls that so far has given us two very good chapters is coming in different forms on PS5, PS4 and PC. Complete versions with all the DLCs and many graphic improvements that on next-gen bring the game to touch 120 fps and 4K, revealing a real beauty for the eyes. In case you are unfamiliar with the series or missed something along the way this is the perfect opportunity for anyone looking for a successful, artistically inspired and challenging action. Find out in our Nioh review and Nioh 2 review.

In Ys IX: Monstrum Nox, the new chapter of Nihon Falcom's RPG series, the famous adventurer Adol "the Red" Christin and his companion Dogi arrive in Balduq, a city annexed to the Roman Empire. While Adol is in prison, he meets a mysterious woman named Aprilis who transforms him into a Monstrum, a being with supernatural gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Now, Adol must ally with his fellow Monstrums to fend off the fearsome threats that emerge from a dark dimension called Grimwald Nox, as well as unravel the mysteries of the Monstrum's curse and the truth behind the unrest within Balduq.

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February 11

Little Nightmares II (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) After a first chapter that won critical acclaim and also managed to be a commercial success (far from obvious) Little Nightmares II returns to the enigmatic, grotesque and disturbing universe outlined by the Tarsier Studios team with a new story and with the return of Six but only as an ally of the new protagonist: Mono. An even larger and artistically inspired game world surrounds an improvement in platform, stealth and puzzle gameplay that seems to have all the potential to amaze. A new journey through little nightmares to be savored in our latest Little Nightmares II test.

February 12

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Switch) Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury bring multiplayer mayhem to Nintendo Switch! This enhanced version of Super Mario 3D World, originally released for Wii U, is playable in both online and local co-op multiplayer and offers a wide variety of imaginative levels. Very interesting is the Bowser's Fury expansion which in many ways resembles a small Mario version of the open-world game formula. On the islands of Lake Lapcat, Mario and Bowser Jr. will be unlikely allies to stop the giant Bowser from his own fury. In conjunction with the game, new amiibo of Cat Mario and Peach Cat will also be available, in a box that includes both. To find out more, here is the test of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury.

February 15

Super Seducer 3 (PC) After the infamous second chapter which on is the the only game to have the "honor" of being labeled with the "Avoid" stamp, it is time to return to seduce in the company of the "expert" Richard La Ruina. Super Seducer 3 wants to be the perfect chapter of a series that has already entered the Olympus of trash between absurd situations and questionable sexual allusions. In short, a bad video game that, however, makes you want at least a little bit well with its questionable dating simulator proposal.

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February 17

Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King (PC) Drawing inspiration from big hits like Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus but also based on a well-known tabletop RPG with 10 years of world behind it building, Shattered: Tale of the Forgotten King is grappling with undoubtedly important expectations. The Early Access period has outlined an interesting and artistically compelling third-person action-adventure that will have to prove a lot in its final version. In the role of Wanderer we will travel through a world now devoid of the king who created him between platform phases, fights and puzzles that also exploit the perspective and a management of the camera that in certain situations takes on purely 2D game settings.

February 18th

King of Seas (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) Initially branded on more than one occasion as the "Italian Sea of ​​Thieves", King of Seas is an evidently different game but not for this to be underestimated. After the raids in the racing genre, 3D Clouds is preparing for the launch of this pirate-themed action RPG that wants to combine a procedural soul with a story full of interesting characters and the management of our ship with an extensive customization system that is very important to prepare us for the better at sea combat based on strategy, speed but also on the careful management of selectable skills in three different branches of talents. We'll definitely talk about it on our pages.

February 19

Fallen Legion Revenants (PS4, Switch) The Shore (PC) In a decaying world, a floating castle is the last refuge for humanity. The land is teeming with plague-mutated beasts as Welkin Castle is quarantined from the horrors below. Lucien, a protected politician in the castle walls, discovers an ancient book where he learns about the Exemplars, weapons that can transform into sentient soldiers. He joins forces with Rowena, a revenant determined to find a way to come back to life to raise her son, and the two reluctantly make a deal to overthrow the mad tyrant who controls Welkin. Fallen Legion Revenants is the sequel to Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire and Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion, a new JRPG released by NIS America.

Watch on YouTube. Mysterious creatures, horror atmospheres and a face to face with the unknown. The Shore is a highly narrative first-person adventure that focuses decisively on the atmosphere and on a graphic sector that makes the most of the Unreal Engine. With clear inspirations from the universe of H.P. Lovecraft we will find ourselves face to face with a forbidden and forgotten island that will test the very sanity of the protagonist, a man who will try to save himself, his daughter and why not find an answer to the indecipherable mysteries that he finds himself in front of. .

February 23

Curse of the Dead Gods (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) Persona 5 Strikers (PC, PS4, Switch) These days being able to carve out a prominent space within the roguelike / roguelite genre it is certainly not simple but at the same time it is undeniable that several upcoming projects are proving to be of very good workmanship. Given the great period in Early Access, Curse of the Dead Gods looks absolutely no different. Adventure theater a cursed temple full of riches but also of monsters, traps and relics with dark and unimaginable powers. Greed will push us deeper and deeper into the temple and will put us in front of a soul more and more corrupted by curses that will give us great powers but which will also be dangerous double-edged weapons. An action roguelike that has expanded and grown a lot over the months and that with the final version could succeed in the last big leap in quality.

Set about six months after the end of the events of Persona 5, Persona 5 Strikers is proposed as a direct sequel to the standard edition and sees the Phantom Thieves, protagonists and "heroes" of the original game, grappling with a mysterious new threat. As for the combat system, the initial impression is undoubtedly a pleasant surprise: a very interesting hybridization between the classic musou a la Warriors, typical of Omega Force, with the roleplaying mechanics used in Persona 5. All details in the latest Persona 5 Strikers test.

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February 25

Ghosts' n Goblins Resurrection (Switch) A throwback that thrilled many longtime and nostalgic gamers at the announcement. The legendary platformer series returns to life and Ghosts' n Goblins Resurrection marks the heroic return of the series, which debuted over 35 years ago. Paying homage to Ghosts 'n Goblins and Ghouls' n Ghosts, the latest installment combines the franchise's action platform gameplay with storybook-like graphics and challenging new obstacles. The new entry will once again follow the valiant knight Arthur as he runs, leaps and fights through eerie scenarios set in the Demon Realm, a demonic fantasy world. Arthur must defeat countless and gruesome enemies in his quest to save the princess from the insidious grasp of the demon lord. The brave knights will need to proceed with extreme caution as they face terrifying dangers, including familiar enemies like Zombie, Skeleton Murderer, Pigman and Red Arremer. New to Ghosts' n Goblins Resurrection is Page Mode, which allows apprentices to regenerate on the spot with unlimited lives. An option that will surely be ignored by purists and hardcore gamers but that will give the chance to enjoy the title while limiting down the possibility of frustration.

February 26

Bravely Default II (Switch ) Four heroes will embark on an extraordinary journey in Square Enix's thrilling RPG Bravely Default II. In this new adventure, players will embark on an epic journey by visiting enchanting places, meeting interesting characters and battling insidious enemies. By defeating certain enemies, our heroes will get asterisks, which will allow them to change classes. By using the right combination, we will be able to turn the tide in our favor. Some of the classes that can be acquired include the mighty Armored Infantryman, the White Mage, the Bard, the Tamer, the Gambler, and many more. A sequel that is sure to appeal to many.

TBA February

Capcom Arcade Stadium (Switch) Capcom Arcade Stadium will allow players to take home the thrilling thrill of an arcade with 32 classics action-packed, including the free download of 1943 - The Battle of Midway - and the original Ghosts' n Goblins as a stand-alone add-on. Up to three different arcade packs will be available to purchase that highlight a different era of Capcom history, from 80s classics like BIONIC COMMANDO and STRIDER to 90s favorites like SUPER STREET FIGHTER II TURBO. Players can also purchase the all-in pack containing all three packs of 10 games plus the stand-alone Ghost 'n Goblins add-on for ultimate retro nostalgia. This must-have collection will include (up to four players) local multiplayer for games that support it. Additionally, each title includes a variety of options that can be adjusted such as game speed, difficulty level, display settings, display filters, and various frames including a variety of 3D rendered arcade cabinets. Each game also includes a Rewind feature, which allows players to go back in time to save themselves (or a friend) from any unexpected dangers. A concentrate of arcade love.

Watch on YouTube. We have reached the end of our classic appointment with the releases of the month. Is there any title you will definitely buy? Some games that still raise doubts or others for which you will wait for a price drop or the first reviews? Let us know in the comments and, as always, see you again in a month with the March releases.

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