6 videogames to look out for in February

Here are the February videogame releases we think you should look forward to.

Apotheon
February 3
PlayStation 4, Windows, OS X, Linux

Inspired by the painting style of ancient Greek pottery, Apotheon is a mythology-infused action sidescroller taking cues from Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Dark Souls. The game combines Castlevania style free-roaming level design with Dark Souls inspired combat that requires you to carefully think about each enemy encounter. I’ve had the chance to play through Apotheon’s first level, and I’m pretty impressed so far.

Apotheon is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers this month, making it a no-brainer.

Suikoden & Suikoden II
February 4
PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

This pair of PlayStation One role-playing classics is finally making its way to Australia’s PlayStation Network. The Suikoden series is a fantasy epic dealing with Game of Thrones-esque themes of politics, corruption and revolution. On top of intriguing plots, each title has 108 characters to recruit for your army, most of whom are playable. Both game are worth playing, but if you’re only going to get one, get Suikoden II. You don’t need to play the first to understand it, but you’ll get a bit more satisfaction from the second if you do.

Majora’s Mask
February 14
3DS

Majora’s Mask is easily the darkest entry in the Zelda franchise, and arguably the most unique thanks to its “3 days to save the world” mechanic. It’s might not be a new title, but I can’t wait to play through this one again.

Evolve
February 10
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

Evolve is an asymmetrical first person shooter where one player takes control of a gigantic monster and the other four players take the role of hunters trying to bring it down. It’s a promising concept, especially considering it’s from the brains behind Left 4 Dead, but an over-abundance of in-app purchases, downloadable content and pre-order incentives has left some sceptical about the title.

There Came an Echo
February 24
Windows

There Came an Echo sounds (pun intended) like it will easily be one of 2015’s most interesting titles; it’s a real time strategy controlled entirely with your voice. The above trailer looks incredibly promising, and left me pretty damn excited about the game.

Xbox One, PlayStation 4, OS X and Linux ports of There Came an Echo have also been promised, but release dates have yet to be confirmed.

Dying Light
February 27
PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

Dying Light is a first person open world action survival horror from the makers of Dead Island. During the day, you’re tasked with scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to fight off zombie legions; at night, supercharged enemies make every encounter life threatening.

You technically already buy a digital copy of Dying Light through each platform’s respective online store, but oddly enough, physical copies won’t hit Australian brick-and-mortar retailers until late this month.



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