Even with all the games that have suffered delays, it’s good to know that February has a slate of great releases to look forward from compilations of classics to exclusives. Let’s take a look at the top games coming up in the next few weeks.
Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition
The quintessential “Everything that is Street Fighter 5” package, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition has 40 fighters, including newcomers like Gil and Seth. It also has more than 200 costumes, save for certain content like Fighting Chance outfits or the Capcom Pro Tour DLC. If you’ve ever, ever felt curious about owning everything for Street Fighter 5 – save for good netcode but thankfully there are mods – then this is the definitive package. It’s out on February 14th for PS4 and PC.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition
Though you could technically purchase the digital bundle now and receive remastered versions of Yakuza 3 and 4 on the PS4, Yakuza 5’s remaster is out on February 11th. Not only that but The Yakuza Remastered Collection: Day One Edition, a physical bundle for all three games, releases on the same day. With multiple playable characters, the series’ trademark of memorable sidestories and awesome combat, the bundle is a must-have for every fan.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV will finally get its Western localization for PS4 and PC on February 28th. Once again, you’ll build up your region in the Three Kingdoms era, fashion an army and fight to conquer China. With dozens of cities across 340 regions and over 1000 officers, there’s more than enough to keep fervent strategy fans busy.
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows might be the most intriguing fighting game in a while. You battle with teams of three fighters – which consist of characters from the anime/manga like Child Emperor, Silver Fang, Genos and Tatsumaki – but also have the option to choose the powerful Saitama. The problem is he won’t be available at the start of the fight. When he does arrive, everyone goes down in one hit but things can get crazy when two Saitamas face off. One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows releases on February 28th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Conan Chop Chop
A cartoony roguelike with online and local co-op, Conan Chop Chop pays homage to the classic barbarian in its own ways. From an April Fool’s joke to a full-fledged game with tons of armor and weapons, unlocks, procedurally generated levels and new abilities, Conan Chop Chop looks like a fun hack and slash title to while away the hours. It releases on February 25th for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Switch.
Media Molecule’s magnum opus has been in development for years and is finally nearing release. Dreams offers a traditional story mode where players explore different titles as part of “Art’s Dream”. However, the real appeal is in using the creation suite to craft your own games – or art and music – to share with others, and in turn experiencing theirs. With a comprehensive set of tools, a home space for players and oodles of tutorials to ease players in, Dreams will be quite the experience when it arrives on February 14th for PS4.
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
Four playable characters with customizable abilities and weapons, new areas like a zombie zoo teeming with horrors, and a Zombie Tank await in Zombie Army 4. The story is simple: Zombie Hitler is back with his hordes of undead. So shoot, crush, burn and electrocute them to bits. It really doesn’t get any better but you also have the X-Ray Kill Cam, environmental traps like Zombie Sharks and much more to savor. Zombie Army 4 releases on February 4th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
A compilation of some of the best side-scrolling action titles in history, this Legacy Collection features Mega Man Zero 1 to 4 and Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. Along with a Casual Scenario Mode, players can partake in several new mini-games, the new Z Chaser mode, the art gallery or just listen to their favorite tunes. Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection is out on February 25th for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Switch.
Two Point Hospital (Consoles)
The spiritual successor to Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital is, surprise surprise, all about managing a hospital. Sounds straightforward but with quirky staff and strange illnesses, you’ll have your hands full. Be prepared to build different rooms, train your staff and ideally rake in the profits. Two Point Hospital is already out on PC but will be coming to Xbox One, PS4 and Nintendo Switch on February 25th.
Monster Energy Supercross 3
Subliminally influenced by all the Monster Energy product placement in Death Stranding but can’t stomach the drink? Monster Energy Supercross 3 could be the next best thing when it releases on February 4th for Xbox One, PS4, PC and Switch. Based on the official 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, the title offers a dedicated career mode with 100 riders, 15 tracks and a track editor. Along with various animation and model improvements, online multiplayer now supports dedicated servers.
Neverwinter: Infernal Descent
Cryptic Studios’ free to play MMO continues to thrive with the Infernal Descent expansion. Along with new characters, a new adventure zone around the Vallenhas Estate and the new Infernal Citadel dungeon, players will experience a new storyline based on the D&D campaign for Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus. Currently available for PC, the expansion is out on February 25th for PS4 and PC.
The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics
If you’re getting tired of waiting for Gears Tactics or Wasteland 3, then perhaps The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics will fill that turn-based tactical void. Based on the hit Netflix show, players will lead the Gelfling clans into battle against the Skeksis for the glory of Thra. There are 14 playable characters, who can each be assigned jobs and different abilities, and over 50 different battles to overcome. Look for the title to release on February 4th for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC.