UPDATE 04/01/2018: Capcom finally confirmed that they’re going with a Ubisoft style release-the-pc-version-later-than-the-console-versions for Monster Hunter World, and will be releasing sometime towards the end of the year. Ni No Kuni has also been pushed back to March. All of which leaves this month pretty much empty for PC gamers.
ORIGINAL: As expected – there’s not much this January. Monster Hunter World stops it from being a totally barren month, though there are a few other highlights. Monster Hunter finally tries to update itself a little – something that hasn’t happened since the original released on PS2 years and years ago. Hopefully it manages what Zelda did with Breath of the Wild – and brings it into the modern era successfully.
Fans of Studio Ghibli will be delighted with the sequel to Ni No Kuni. Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom releases on PC and PS4. I liked the aesthetic of the original, but wasn’t as fond of the battle syste m.
Street Fighter V finally comes out of Early Access and releases the full game. It’s still full of shitty microtransactions, a lacklustre story mode and some really weird new characters.
Team Ninja’s take on the Final Fantasy 3v3 brawler, Dissidia: NT comes out at the tail end of the month. It’s a little too focused on multiplayer for me – but it sure looks pretty.
Full Release List
- The Escapists 2 (Switch)
- InnerSpace (PS4)
- Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (PC/PS4)
- Full Metal Furies (XBone)
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PC/PS4)
- Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memory (PS4/Vita)
- Soldam: Drop/Connect/Erase (Switch)
- Lost Sphear (PC/PS4/Switch)
- The Inpatient (PS4)
- Axiom Verge (PS4/Switch)
- Dragon Ball FighterZ (
- Monster Hunter World (PC/PS4/XBone)
- Railway Empire (PC/PS4/XBone)
- Rad Rodgers: World One (PS4/XBone)
- Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Switch)
- Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT (PS4)