Games of February – too much to choose from

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As we enter the second month of 2016, a rather busy one at that, there’s finally something to play.

It’s so busy, in fact, that with the current state of rand and the price of games, we’re going to have to make some hard choices about what to buy.

February sees the release of the first major Call of Duty: Black Ops III DLC pack, as well as Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, and even the next entry in the Far Cry series, Far Cry Primal.

Here are the releases for February:

Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Awakening – February 2

(PS4)

With 4 new maps, including a re-imagining of the fan-favourite Hijacked, ‘Skyjacked’, there’s a lot more to see and shoot in February.

Black Ops III’s first DLC pack, Awakening, also picks up where the latest instalment of Zombies, The Giant, left off.

It’s time to head to Der Eisendrache on a mission to stop the zombie apocalypse.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – February 2

(PS4, PS Vita)

Set in the near future, the line between the real and digital world has blurred, and logging into cyberspace is a part of everyday life.

As things go, a harmless on-line chat leads to a chance encounter with a mysterious stranger for you, a teenage, amateur hacker.

The brief meeting introduces you to the Digimon Capture device and the world of Digimon, all of which leads you on a digi-monumental adventure.

Gravity Rush Remastered – February 2

(PS4)

Gain a new perspective as Kat, a strong-willed girl trying to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces.

With incredible gravity-altering abilities, Kat is the only one who can salvage the floating city of Hekseville – if only she could remember who she was.

Dive into its beautifully enhanced graphics and explore a unique 3D world, stunningly revamped from the award-winning PS Vita original.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 – February 5

(PS4, PS3, Xbox One)

With more than 12 million Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm games sold worldwide, this series has established itself among the pinnacle of anime and manga adaptations on videogames.

Every good story, however, must come to an end, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 wants to do the tale of Naruto Uzumaki justice.

In order to do so, for the first time ever, a Naruto Shippuden game will take advantage of the graphical capabilities of the latest generation of consoles.

XCOM 2 – February 5

(PC)

XCOM 2 is the sequel to the 2012 Game of the Year and all round award-winning strategy game, XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

In it, Earth has changed quite a bit since we last left it.

Twenty years have passed since world’s leaders offered an unconditional surrender to the invading alien forces and XCOM, the planet’s last line of defense, was left decimated and scattered.

Now, the aliens rule Earth, building shining cities that promise a brilliant future for humanity on the surface, while concealing a sinister agenda below and eliminating all who dissent from their new order.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia – February 9

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

The game follows Nikolai Orelov in Russia, 1918, following the events between Assassin’s Creed: The Fall and Assassin’s Creed: The Chain, as Orelov tried to leave the country with his family.

As a final assignment for the Assassin Order before his departure, Nikolai must steal an artifact from the Bolsheviks, who are holding the Tsar’s family.

In the midst of the theft, Nikolai witnessed the murder of most of Nicholas’ children. Nikolai saved the princess, Anastasia, and must protect her and the artifact from the Templars.

Dying Light: The Following | Enhanced Edition – February 9

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Take parkour-fueled zombie survival to a whole new level. Enjoy the definitive Dying Light experience with the brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements and more.

This package comes with all of the available bonus content, including Dying Light: The Following – a massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious new characters, deadlier weapons, unexpected quests and fully customizable and drivable dirt buggies.

Firewatch – February 9

(PS4, PC)

The year is 1989. You play a man named Henry, who has retreated from his messy life to work as a fire lookout in the Wyoming wilderness.

Perched high atop a mountain, it’s your job to look for smoke and keep the wilderness safe, and an especially hot, dry summer has everyone on edge.

Your supervisor, a woman named Delilah, is available to you at all times over a small, handheld radio – your only contact with the world you’ve left behind.

But when something strange draws you out of your lookout tower and into the world, you’ll explore a wild and unknown environment, facing questions and making choices that can build or destroy the only meaningful relationship you have left.

Unravel – February 9

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Unravel introduces Yarny, a character made from a single thread of yarn.

Inspired by environments of Northern Scandinavia, Unravel is a physics-based puzzled platformer.

Yarny is a representation of the ties that bind loved-ones together. Embark with Yarny on a grand adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of a family.

Layers of Fear – February 16

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Layers of Fear is a psychedelic horror that will keep you on-edge for the remainder of the game.

Delve deep into the mind of an insane painter and discover the secret of his madness, as you walk through a constantly shifting house.

Heavily inspired by the masterpiece paintings from the past centuries, as well as the architecture and décor from the XIX century. Layers of Fear is a truly unique experience, where each move of the camera can change your surroundings.

Pixel Piracy – February 16

(PS4, Xbox One)

Pixel Piracy, the 2D Pirate Simulator, is back with a huge rebuild that brings the game to its full potential.

From items to stats, to islands and loot, to the brand new Sailor Mode and Tutorial – the entire game has been revisited over the past six months to provide you with the most polished experience crafted to date.

With the help of their partners at Re-Logic (of Terraria fame), Pixel Piracy has been updated to a place worthy of its name.

Street Fighter V – February 16

(PS4, PC)

For the first time in Street Fighter history, all post-launch gameplay-related content in Street Fighter V can be earnable via gameplay, free of charge.

All balance and system adjustments will be available for free, so players will always have access to the most current version.

Additional characters will be continually added, making this the first iteration in the franchise where it’s possible for dedicated players to continue to expand on their gameplay experience without the need to purchase further titles in the series.

Through a strategic partnership between Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and Capcom, the next generation Street Fighter experience will offer cross-platform play that will unite fans into a centralized player base for the first time ever.

Far Cry Primal – February 23

(PS4, Xbox One)

Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of extreme danger and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabre-toothed tigers ruled the Earth and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain.

As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 – February 26

(PS4, Xbox One, PC)

With fresh lawn-inspiring modes featuring plants on the attack, players can go on the offensive as the plants in an all-new 24-player Herbal Assault mode, or rally the zombies together and defend against the plants in the 4-player co-op mode, Graveyard Ops.

Garden Warfare 2 also introduces six new character classes including Super Brainz, a zombie super hero who thinks he’s an 80’s action movie star, and Citron, a bounty-hunting orange from the future, for a total of more than 100 playable character variants.

Bravely Second: End Layer – February 26

(3DS)

Prepare yourself for a daring new adventure and unleash masterful battle strategies in the successor to Square Enix’s Bravely Default game.

Time has passed since the events of the previous game, bringing about plenty of new dangers to encounter.

Agnes Oblige has been kidnapped, and as a knight in her service, it’s up to our hero, Yew, to save her.

What are you planning on picking up this February? Let us know in the comments and forum


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