The Month in Games – February 2020

Megan Roxburgh rounds up all of the games released in February 2020.


Zombie Army 4: Dead War 

The battle may be won but there is still a war to fight in this survival horror. Set during an alternate World War II, Zombie Army 4: Dead War has players either go it alone or with up to three other players to become part of the Survival Brigade who are fighting to keep humanity alive. Travelling across Europe, it will be up to the Brigade to fight back the hordes of undead that are rising on the battlefields as part of Hitler’s “Plan Z”.

 

 

Players who pre-order any edition of Zombie Army 4: Dead War will unlock the Undead Airman as a bonus character. The Deluxe Edition includes a copy of the game, gold weapon skins, additional character outfits and a bonus weapon bundle. The Super Deluxe Edition includes the game and the Season Pass – which includes three additional levels, four new playable characters, nine weapon bundles, five weapon skin packs and four outfit bundles. The Collector’s Edition includes a copy of the game in an exclusive Steelbook case, 60-page Artbook, soundtrack sampler and a 10” Zombie Shark figurine all in a limited-edition collector’s box. 

February Games: Zombie Army 4: Dead War will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from February 4*


Yakuza Remastered Collection 

Kazuma’s story gets a new look in this remastered collection. For the first time as a collection Yakuza Remastered follows Kazuma Kiryu through three different chapters of his life in Yakuza 3, 4 and 5. From an orphanage in Okinawa, a return to the streets of Kamurocho and a tour across Japan, these three titles will take players through the trials and tribulations of Kazuma’s life as he struggles to find a balance between his past and his future.

 

 

The Day One Edition includes a 2-Disc Digipack featuring Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4 & Yakuza 5 in full along with the collectable Yakuza 3 Amaray Case from the PlayStation 3 release (disc not included).

February Games: Yakuza Remastered Collection will be available on PlayStation 4 from February 11*


Dreams

The only limit is your imagination in this ambitious release from Media Molecule. Dreams is a creator-driven, ever-expanding world where players will be able to craft a whole host of ideas and bring them to life. From animation to music and even making their own games, players will be able to crate, share and experience not only their own creations but those of others through a method called Dream Surfing. Those looking to take their first steps can either use the game’s story mode as navigation or simply choose a Dream Shaping tutorial to get creating.

 

 

Players who pre-order via the PlayStation Store and select retailers will unlock a limited-edition Dreams PS4 theme as a bonus item. 

February Games: Dreams will be available on PlayStation 4 from February 14*


Darksiders: Genesis 

The Fourth Horseman rides in this prequel adventure. Set in the Darksiders universe, Genesis introduces players to Strife, one of the Nephilim granted the title of Horseman. Travelling with his brother, War, Strife is recovering from an epic battle against his own kind when the order comes for them to track down the source of a force who is threatening to topple the precarious Balance of the world – the demon king, Lucifer.

 

 

The Collector’s Edition includes a copy of the game in an exclusive Steelbook case, a copy of the game’s soundtrack, stickers, Artbook and a 9” Strife figurine with collectable display box. The Nephilim Edition includes the game along with all the content from the Collector’s Edition and the limited edition Darksiders: The Forbidden Land board game so players can delve further into the world and lore of Darksiders in a whole new way. 

February Games: Darksiders: Genesis will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch from February 14*


Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle 

Two of PlatinumGames’ most iconic titles mark a milestone with this dual release. Cult classic Bayonetta see the titular Umbra Witch awaken from over half a millennium in slumber and solitude to find herself in a new world with no memory of her past or how she came to be there, while sci-fi shooter Vanquish puts players in the shoes of Sam Gideon, a DARPA agent sent to infiltrate the Providence colony to reclaim it from mutinous soldiers who seek to destroy it – and Earth in the process.

 

 

Players who purchase this collection on PlayStation 4 will be able to unlock two PS4 themes as a pre-order bonus, featuring both original and new cover art (digital only) while the physical Launch Edition features the artwork on a Steelbook case. 

February Games: Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle will be available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 from February 18*


Two Point Hospital

Expect hospital management with a comedic twist with this console release. Inspired by the classic Theme Hospital, Two Point Hospital puts players in the role of a hospital administrator charged with the construction, maintenance and day to day running of a hospital. With each hospital having its own set of rules, players have to figure out how to keep everyone happy – and healthy – as they deal with a variety of hilarious ailments.

 

 

All console editions of Two Point Hospital will also have two premium expansion packs – Bigfoot and Pebberley Island – included in the game. These new packs bring new illnesses and challenges to players. 

February Games: Two Point Hospital will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch from February 25*


Free to Play

Those with an Xbox Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate subscription will receive four new games to download and play for free this month. On Xbox One, TT Isle of Man will be available from February 1-29*, with Call of Cthulhu available from February 16 – March 15*. On Xbox 360 – and Xbox One through Backwards Compatibility – Fable Heroes will be available from February 1-15*, followed by Star Wars Battlefront from February 16-29*

Players with an active PS Plus subscription will have three new titles to download and play for free this month. From February 4*, Bioshock: The Collection and The Sims 4 will be available on PlayStation 4, with Firewall Zero Hour also available to those with PSVR.

Players with a Twitch Prime account will have five titles to download and play for free this month – American Fugitive, Desert Child, Narcos: Rise of the Cartels, Steredenn and White Night – along with a selection of loot items and other perks for a host of games. Full details on how to claim the games and bonuses can be found on the Twitch Prime website. 

 

Also Released This Month

February 4* – Life Is Strange 2 Collector’s Edition (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Monster Jam Steel Titans (Switch), Monster Energy Supercross 3 (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC, Stadia), The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC), Metal Unit (PC)

February 6* – Kunai (Switch, PC), Scourgebringer (PC – Early Access)

February 7* – Mortal Kombat 11 Joker DLC (Xbox One, PS4)

February 13* – Necronator: Dead Wrong (PC – Steam Early Access), Nom Nom Apocalypse (PC)

February 14* – Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition (PS4, PC), Table Manners (PC), Mission: It’s Complicated (PC), Railway Empire (Switch), Snack World (Switch), Black Future ’88 (Switch), Snack World (Switch)

February 18* – Super Chicken Catchers (PC), Hunt Showdown (Xbox One, PS4)

February 20* – Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (Switch), Mechanic Miner (PC), Shadows of Larth (PC), Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (Switch, PS4), World of Horror (PS4, PC, Switch)

February 21* – Ciel Fledge (Switch, PC), Hell Warders (PS4, Switch), Narcos: Rise of The Cartels – Physical Release (Xbox One, Ps4, Switch)

February 25* – Conan Chop Chop (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch), Infliction: Extended Cut (Xbox One, PS4, Switch), Real Heroes: Firefighter (PS4)

February 27* – Overpass (Xbox One, PS4, PC, Switch)

February 28* – One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows (Xbox One, PS4, PC), Metro Redux (Switch), Romance of the Three Kingdoms (PS4, PC), Race with Ryan (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)

 

*Dates refer to UK release only. International dates may vary and are subject to change. All Information correct at time of writing.

Words by Megan Roxburgh.

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