The first month of 2021 is already over! Usually video games take a bit of a break after the holidays, so now’s the time for many new titles to be released. Let’s take a look at 6 games coming out in February you should keep an eye on.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood (PS5, Xbox Series X, PC) – February 4
Vampires? So 2010! How about werewolves instead? That’s what Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood offers you in an Action-RPG. (Ironically enough it plays in the same universe as Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines.) You play as Cahal, a werewolf Warrior, who sets out to help and save Gaia, mother earth, from the Wyrm, a corrupting entity. Cahal can take on three different forms, each allowing him to excel in specific areas of the game. As a human you will interact and talk to characters in the game, in order to take on quests and get more intel. In wolf form you’ll be able to explore areas and sneak around, which makes stealth easier. When rage takes Cahal over and he needs to take on enemies, the werewolf form is your best bet, as it unleashes powerful attacks and well… is a freakin’ werewolf!
The Nioh Collection (PS5) – February 5
Have yet to play Nioh and don’t really know what to get for your shiny new PS5? The Nioh Collection is here to save the day! The challenging “Soulslike'' games come bundled together in an ultimate collection, all DLC included. As Samurai and mercenary you’ll fight your way through an unforgiving Japan, full of evil spirits and monsters who want to kill you. Just like in Dark Souls you can never let your guard down and should always proceed with caution. On PS5 you can take advantage of the better hardware through faster loading times, graphical updates, haptic feedback, 3D audio, native 4K resolution, cross-gen multiplayer and more. You can also transfer your PS4 save file.
Little Nightmares II (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC) – February 11
Little Nightmares managed to stand out as one of the most fear-inducing gems video games have to offer. The sequel is set out to deliver a bigger experience with more characters, more thrilling gameplay and more nightmares. You’ll travel through the creepy woodlands, to a sinister school and more to reach the Signal Tower and the source of the evil that spreads through TV screens of the world. This mood-platformer will also release on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X later in 2021.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Switch) – February 12
Mario. As a cat! Do we really need to say more than that? Ok, alright. So here’s the gist: Super Mario 3D World was already released on Wii U and is now getting a remastered version on Switch. It’s somewhat of a hybrid 2D and 3D Mario game that you can play with up to four people. Yes, there is the new cat suit that turns Mario and his friends into cats, so they can climb higher areas in levels. It’s colourful, it’s fun and as always full of content. So, what’s new? For the first time you can play over the internet together, some gameplay changes make things more dynamic and there’s a completely new separate campaign called Bowser’s Fury.
Persona 5 Strikers (PS4, Switch, PC) – February 23
The Phantom Thieves are back! Not in Persona 6, but instead in this spin-off game called Strikers. Let’s make one thing very clear, this is not a new JRPG like Persona 5 (Royal). Instead, it’s a musou game like Hyrule Warriors or Dynasty Warriors. That means you’re going to cut through enormous amounts of enemies with your typically stylish attacks and travel through Japan to fight the corruption spreading throughout the country.
Bravely Default II (Switch) – February 26
JRPG fans, this one’s for you. Bravely Default II is here to deliver more old-school RPG chamre with its graphics and characters. In this traditional JRPG you will travel the world of Excillant in order to return four Crystals to their rightful home and restore balance to the world. Take on many different jobs with their own attacks and abilities to defeat monsters and other threats. The unique battle system is back. Here you can decide whether you want to give up future turns in order to deliver a huge blow to our enemies (Brave) or skip a turn to defend yourself and bank it for later use (Default). It’s all up to you.