5 most anticipated games to play in January 2018

Monster Hunter World

2018 is here! And with it comes some pretty big January releases to kick things off. From big-haired heroes to dragon-tracking action, here are the games we can’t wait to get our hands on this month!

The Escapists 2

Release date: 11 January 2018 (Switch)

The Escapists sequel doesn’t change the formula of the original too much — trying to break out of well-designed prisons in clever ways — and that’s not a bad thing.

The game makes its way onto the Nintendo Switch this month, which is a perfect fit for the retro-inspired visuals and pick-up-and-play gameplay style.

The new edition supports up to four-players in online co-op and versus modes, and two-player drop-in/drop-out split-screen play. For the latter, would-be escapees can use either a single Joy-Con each or two Pro Controllers.

Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Release date: 16 January 2018 (PS4 |PC)

Yeah, we know… Street Fighter V may have come out almost two years ago, but the beloved fighting game is getting a definitive Arcade Edition this month.

The beefed-up version of the game includes codes for all of the DLC characters from seasons 1 and 2, as well as new interface graphics, two new gameplay modes (Arcade Mode and Extra Battle Mode), and one more V-Trigger per character.

The game is both a free downloadable update for owners of the original game, and a standalone retail game sold at a reduced price.

The Inpatient

Release date: 23 January 2018 (PS4 |PS VR)

Supermassive Games, the team behind Until Dawn and Hidden Agenda, are set to release their next big title this month, as The Inpatient checks in on PS4 and PS VR.

The first-person survival horror sees players take on the role of a patient in a sanatorium who is suffering from some serious amnesia – great set-up for a mind-bending psychological breakdown, right?

Players will have to find their way around the sanatorium, talk with other patients and doctors, and get to the bottom of what happened.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Release date: 26 January 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 |PC)

With Tekken 7 and Injustice 2 shaking up the fighting genre in 2017, Dragon Ball FighterZ is the next big release throwing its weight around the ring.

Set in the beloved Dragon Ball Z universe, FighterZ takes the tried-and-tested DBZ fighting games back to a 2D plane, resembling the animated series more than ever.

There’s a huge roster of fighters and some incredibly cinematic moves to unleash on your poor younger brother or unsuspecting friends.

Monster Hunter: World

Release date: 26 January 2018 (Xbox One | PS4 |PC)

Arguably the biggest release of the month, Monster Hunter World is the long-awaited, current-gen jump of the franchise to the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Giant, seamless maps. 4-player online co-op, and of course, a ton of colossal monsters to hunt down and kill in what’s looking to be the series’ most ambitious to-date.

Along with being able to play with friend across the globe for the first time, players will also be able to dive into a world-spanning single-player campaign.

Article courtesy of MenStuff.co.za.

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