This month bring some exciting new games with titles for all current platforms. It is worth mentioning that these are not all the releases of the month, which may surprise with some independent yet unknown releases.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone - January 10
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone is set for release on January 10 on PS4, continuing the Sega music franchise. With more than 200 songs available, the game allows the player to follow the melodies in a gameplay very similar to that seen in the previous installments in the series.
In addition to the songs, players will be able to explore more than 300 outfits for the characters. The game must be released in a split format, with reduced price for each part, or as a bundle with all its content.
Road Redemption - January 15
For years fans have been asking Electronic Arts to create a sequel to 1996 motorcycle racing video game series “Road Rash” that brings a lot of speed and punch to the games. As the company doesn’t seem to have the game as one of its priorities, the Pixel Dash Studios staff has created Road Redemption, a kind of spiritual successor to the game. Previously released in its Early Access version on PC, now, the title reaches the consoles.
The game has a more arcade gameplay, similar to the EA series, but in addition to fighting with tacos and chains, also brings firearms to the races, making everything even more chaotic. Road Redemption is set to release on January 15 for the Xbox One and PS4.
Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King - January 20
Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King brings news for RPG fans who have ventured into past generations. The Nintendo portable version features a bigger story than the original, plus voice acting, two new characters, side quests, StreetPass and an alternate ending.
Urban Empire - January 20
Simulators to build and manage a city have been around for a long time, but Urban Empire wants to try to differentiate itself in that genre by adding a bit of history and politics to the equation.
The game, which will be released for PC on January 20, puts the player in control of a family for 200 years. Its goal is to build and command a city, navigating through local politics to continue in power and present technological and urbanistic advances to the metropolis.
Gravity Rush 2 - January 18
Gravity Rush 2 comes to the PS4 with a lot of content for fans of the original game, as it presents new gravity modes. This completely changes the way the main character, Kat, is controlled.
The demo version of the game released on PlayStation Store for everyone to enjoy a taste of the gameplay changes. If you have questions about the title, you can check out the demo for free on PS4.
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue - 24 January
PS 4 gets a new remastering of the Kingdom Hearts franchise in the form of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The remastering is a collection of three games, each passing at a different point in the series' story.
The package features HD versions of Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, which takes place just before the events of the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 3; Kingdom Hearts X Back Cover, a series of cutscenes from Kingdom Hearts X; And Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth By Sleep.
Resident Evil 7 - January 24
Resident Evil 7 brings a new gameplay (now in first person) and with a much more focused plot in terror and suspense, leaving aside the machinations of known characters and a sometimes exaggerated attention in moments of action.
Even so, fans of the franchise need not despair, as Capcom said that common points between games will be seen in RE7, which at first glance doesn’t seem to have much connection with the overall plot of the series, but keeps secrets to the final version.
Tales of Berseria - January 24
Tales of Berseria, new chapter of the Tales of series will be released in the West for PC and PlayStation 4. The game brings events that precede Tales of Zestiria, showing the origin of elements that are presented in the universe of Zestiria. For fans of agile and action-packed RPG, the game is a must-have this early in the year.
Yakuza 0 (PS4) - January 24
Yakuza 0 has previously been released for PS3, but will now be released for PS4 outside of Japan. The open-world action game shows events that precede the first franchise title in the late 1980s.
Praised by many as the best game of the series so far, the title is suitable for fans of the franchise and those seeking an action game in the open world.
Double Dragon 4 - January 30
The first numbered sequence of Double Dragon in 27 years, Double Dragon 4 brings a mix between retro and current look, putting brothers Jimmy and Billy Lee again against a horde of enemies.
The game will be released for PS4 and PC and had its development supervised by the same team responsible for the arcade version of the first game in the series.