Not even the time to leave 2021 behind, which is already time for new video games – and January will literally be full of them. Here are the main news.
January can be a complicated month. If you are lucky, during a day you will get twenty minutes of light, not to mention the cold and rain … Fortunately, however, there are video games. New video games. Fresh adventures in a unique interactive medium, which challenges users’ ideas and their reflections. They raise the bar of graphics and break the status quo.
January video games –
Sure, a couple of games have been available on consoles for years but are only now coming out on PC – this month celebrating Kratos’ first time on PC, and obviously the excitement of its new audience is sky high. Prepare the red markers and calendars, then: here are the most important video games due out in January 2022.
Monster Hunter Rise —
Everyone knows how cool Monster Hunter Rise is by now. Owners of the Switch version have spent hundreds of hours creating belts and boots thanks to the bosses sold since March 2021, but PC gamers will only be able to do it this month.
The port on the new platform will bring the components that they made Rise shine even more so than previous releases in the series – a delicate balance between greater accessibility and even more depth – along with 4K support, higher resolution textures and advanced graphics settings. Just google to find out how to get ahead in the game, then – hit the map with your new canine companion and go hunting monsters again.
Monster Hunter Rise is out January 12 for PC
God of War —
You talk about a port of a beloved console game and two of them appear in one fell swoop – typical. God of War brings to the stage a new sensibility and reasonableness of his hero famous for being a brute, and he does so by giving him the responsibility of managing a child. Cleverly, this has no negative impact on the ferocity of hand-to-hand combat that has characterized the series. It’s just that there are more dad frowns now.
In this new chapter, the shot is placed just behind him, and the game is presented as a continuous and seamless experience – like a Scorsese roundup, but with a few more brawls between gods. But you already know all this, actually: like Monster Hunter Rise, God of War has been available for years on PlayStation. In January, Kratos will explore for the first time the PC world, But.
God of War is out January 14 on PC
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction —
What would happen if Rainbow Six Siege became co-op, introduced extra-terrestrial enemies and enriched this new formula with procedural elements? You’ll find out pretty soon, but there’s no doubt that it would involve a lot of peeking around corners, volleys of bulletsagainst walls and judicious use of drones.
Here’s the premise: A parasitic alien race called the Archeans has landed on Earth. The players are highly trained soldiers with a passion for combat balaclavas. Each mission involves infiltrating an infected environment, securing material and documents that reveal more about the aliens, and extracting them before being knocked out. THE fundamentals of Siege remained intact in this cooperative spin-off, which is enough to keep him waiting with some trepidation.
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction is out January 20 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Stadia, PS4 and PS5
Windjammers 2 —
It’s been 27 long years since the first Windjammers, a mix of Speedball 2 and NHL 94 played with Frisbees. Oh, are you still here? Well done. There’s a amazing depth level in its sequel, considering that we are talking about a simulation with a top view of Frisbee, with 10 playable characters and each with unique abilities (plus as many super moves). And yes, for fans of the original who are unlikely to be reading this article, there are also six returning characters from the first chapter.
Developer Dotemu now has an impressive track record when it comes to revitalizing time series from the 16-bit era, which includes among others Metal Slug 3 of 2012. It’s hard to beat Starfield in the 2022 best-selling chart, but it remains an esoteric digression for fans of sports video games.
Windjammers 2 is out January 20 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Switch, Stadia, PS4 and PS5
Expeditions: Rome —
Turn-based combat set in ancient times, allowing players to control an entire Roman legion in battle. Expeditions: Rome wants to tell a story as well as it wants to test your skills in the field, and hopes that its tale of a young noble forced into exile – only to attempt to rise through the military ranks – will be interesting enough for a wide audience. . Of course, it worked for all of the Mount & Blade campaigns.
The units under your command will be highly trained specialists, which is the prerequisite for quite a few battles to be won against all odds.
Expeditions: Rome is out January 20 for PC
Uncharted Compilation: Legacy of Thieves –
With remastered versions of Uncharted 4 and The Lost Legacy, coming to PS5 for the first time taking advantage of its new technical qualities, the latest release of Uncharted takes what was already great and makes it shine even more.
Most importantly, it gives everyone a second chance to recognize how beautiful The Lost Legacy was. In the spin-off / sequel, running around India in a Jeep, Chloe and Nadine present themselves as the perfect heirs of Nathan Drake, from which they steal the show … and the treasure. Just because it doesn’t have a number in its title, it’s not like you can just ignore it.
Uncharted Collection: Legacy of Thieves is out on January 28 for PS5
Pokémon Legends: Arceus –
It is not only the first game in the main Pokémon series to not come out in two different versions, it is also the first to provide, at least on paper, a 360 degree open world experience that so many fans have been asking for since the dawn of the open world. This means that it will be easier to complete your Pokédex, since, this time there is only one edition of the game, you will not have to exchange your monsters with those of a friend in possession of the other version.
But that’s not the only change, from a crafting system to boss fights with Alpha Pokémon that bestow rare items, and the battles themselves that are set directly in the open world. If everything goes smoothly, it will be like un Breath of the Wild with the baseball cap: if each of these mechanics will be able to communicate with the other in surprising and fascinating ways like in the Nintendo masterpiece …
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is out on January 28 for Switch
Written by Phil Iwaniuk for GLHF
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From God of War to Pokémon Legends: video games out in January