The Gaming Month Ahead – January 2016


 

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January is pretty much as bare as December. There’s a lot of games jumping platforms or being revitalised though. Chief among those are a brace from Capcom. First up is Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which after much fan-request has finally made its way onto PC. Dragon’s Dogma was a fantastic action RPG on PS3 and X360, let down only by a terrible frame-rate. Along with its unique combat system (which feels like a blend of Monster Hunter and Shadow of the Colossus) it has a fantastic story and a deadly world.

Second from Capcom is Resident Evil 0 HD. Originally released only on Gamecube and later ported to Wii – Resident Evil 0 has had the full REmake workover and is brought to PC, PS4 and Xbox One, looking better than ever. It’s one of the more divisive titles in the series, but it’s nice to see its being given another chance.

Out early this month is Hardware: Rivals on PS4. It’s a free PlayStation Plus title, so you’ll be able to grab it for free on release. It’s a remake of the original Hardware that was launched on PS2 and released alongside the console’s broadband adapter. It’s gotten a rather spiffing cartoony look and features more customisation options than its original.

There aren’t many original titles out this month, but of them, Final Fantasy Explorers on 3DS looks one of the more interesting. It is in essence a Monster Hunter style action RPG with co-op, dressed up with everything that should be familiar to FF fans. Along with summons, you can even change your custom avatars into famous FF characters.


 

Full Release List:

5th January

  • Hardware: Rivals (PS4)
  • Amplitude (PS4)

6th January

  • Volume (Vita)

7th January

  • Temple of Yog (WiiU)

12th January

  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • Rebel Galaxy (PS4/XBone)
  • The Banner Saga (PS4/Xbox One)

15th January

  • Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PC)

19th January

  • Resident Evil 0 (PC/PS4)

20th January

  • Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky (Vita)
  • Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak (PC)

22nd January

  • Zombi (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • Pokemon Rumble World (3DS)

26th January

  • Civilization Revolution 2 Plus (Vita)

28th January

  • Tomb Raider: Rise of the Tomb Raider (PC)

29th January

  • Final Fantasy Explorers (3DS)
  • LEGO Marvel’s Avengers (PC/PS4/PS3/XBone/X360/Vita/WiiU/3DS)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS3/Vita)
  • Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo (PC/PS4/XBone)
  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones (PS4)
  • Constructor HD (PS4)

 

Playstation Plus:

Leaving PS Plus: 5th January

Entering PS Plus: 5th January


Xbox Games with Gold

Leaving Games with Gold

  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing (XBone)
  • Thief  (Dec 16th – Jan 15th) (XBone)
  • Sacred 3 (December 16th-December 31st) (X360)

Entering Games with Gold

  • Killer Instinct Season One: Ultra Edition (XBone)
  • Zheros (January 16th to February 15th) (Xbone)
  • DIRT: Showdown (Jan 01-15) (X360)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Jan 16-31) (X360)
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