Originally published at: https://geektherapy.org/februarys-gaming-forecast-adventure-and-fantasy-await/
Author: Greg Lozano
Granblue Fantasy: Relink (PC, PS4/PS5) – February 1st
A fantasy adventure in the sky awaits players as they embark on a journey with a 4-person party in this RPG, featuring a diverse cast. Blending hack-and-slash with shooter elements, players can partake in 4-player co-op while exploring the world before them. Equipped with the choice of fast-paced combat or Full Assist mode, which automates combat to focus on the story, players have various ways to experience the lands of Zegagrande Skydom.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PS5, XBS/X, PC) – February 2nd
Following the service model, this game has received mixed reviews from early tasters, leading developer Rocksteady to rethink their approach. Players can expect a more welcome reception. Like many service models, fresh new battles emerge with each update. Tackle the game solo or with online co-op in this DC-inspired Loot Shooter.
Persona 3 Reloaded (PC, PS5/4, XBX/S)
Step into the shoes of a transfer student thrust into an unexpected fate when entering the “hidden” hour between one day and the next. Awaken an incredible power, chase the mysteries of the Dark Hour, fight for your friends, and leave a mark on their memories forever. Persona 3 Reload is a captivating reimagining of the genre-defining RPG, reborn for the modern era. A perfect choice for fans of the Pokemon series seeking a darker story with the social activities of a Japanese high school student.
Foamstars (PS4/PS5) – February 6th
Foamstars is the answer for PlayStation owners intrigued by Nintendo’s Splatoon but without a Switch. This shooter game pits players in a 4v4 team battle to cover the most territory with their color foam while fending off opponents. Featuring several unique modes, it promises to be a fun experience for those seeking team multiplayer games.
Helldiver’s 2 (PC, PS5) – February 8th
A team-based shooter equipped with a satirical take on the United States’s concept of liberation and spreading democracy. Players team up to “liberate” worlds through force and violence in this fast-paced, third-person shooter. Teamwork is essential to survive the alien horde.
Banisher: Ghost of New Eden (PC, PS5, XBS/X) – February 13th
From the studio behind Life is Strange comes Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden, an action RPG set in 1695. Players assume the role of a Banisher to rid a curse plaguing settlers. Engage in a lore-heavy narrative, choosing between your oath to the living or saving your departed partner.
Tomb Raider Remastered I-III (Switch, PC, PS, Xbox) – February 14th
Relive the original franchise with modern controls and graphics, including all expansions and secret levels. A treat for those who grew up with the series and newcomers alike, this compilation offers three full games for $30.
Skull & Bones (PC, PS5, XBS/X) – February 16th
Embark on a pirate adventure, sailing solo or with friends. Skull & Bones is packed with seafare combat, monstrous ocean creatures, and lively portside towns. This action adventure game is loaded with RPG elements, ensuring every sail is memorable.
Mario Vs Donkey Kong (Switch) – February 16th
Nintendo remakes another Gameboy Advance title with modern graphics and controls. This puzzle game, now offering co-op, features over 100 levels to challenge your problem-solving skills. Join Mario in retrieving toys stolen by Donkey Kong, with several modes to suit your style.
The Thaumaturge (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – February 20th
An isometric, story-driven RPG set in 1905 Warsaw Russia. Players face morally ambiguous choices in a city of great hope and dark desires. If you’re drawn to stories with a moral gray compass, The Thaumaturge is for you.
Bandle Tale: A League of Legends Story (PC, Switch) – February 20th
Set in the League of Legends universe, Bandle Tale is a crafting RPG in Bandle City. After a 100-year apprenticeship, chaos ensues, collapsing portals and throwing everything into disarray. Despite the stress-inducing premise, the game allows players to proceed at their own pace.
Nightingale (PC) – February 22nd
Venture into the Fae Realms of Nightingale, a visually stunning Gaslamp Fantasy world. This survival and adventure game, featuring Lovecraft-inspired monsters, is perfect for fans of survival/crafting games with a touch of horror.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons Remake (PC, PS5, XBX/S) – February 28th
The critically acclaimed Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons returns with rebuilt characters, landscapes, and the latest generation of graphics. Experience an emotional journey, now paired with a re-recorded live orchestral soundtrack.
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (PS5) – February 29th
The second part of the trilogy arrives with high anticipation. For those new to the series, part 1 is available for free with pre-purchase of Rebirth. Merging real-time and turn-based combat, explore the world of FFVII outside of Midgar in stunning detail. A must-play for JRPG fans.