As we move into a new month, there is a whole host of new gaming adventures for players to enjoy: from Earth-saving werewolves to the stuff of nightmares, a battle for souls and the search for glorious riches await in February’s gaming releases.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
Fight on the side of mother nature in this RPG adventure. In Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood, players step into the life of a powerful Garou named Cahal. Once a proud warrior of the Fianna Tribe, Cahal has chosen a life of exile after a losing control of his powers left a path of devastation in his wake. This solitude will be ended by the arrival of Endron, a powerful oil company run by servants of the Wyrm, a force of chaos and destruction seeking to destroy Mother Earth.
Players who pre-order will receive The Exiled One DLC pack which includes an additional skin for both the wolf and werewolf forms, an Ahroun symbol for Cahal, and an Exiled One outfit. The Champion of Gaia digital edition includes a copy of the game, the Exiled One DLC pack, four additional fur sets for the wolf and werewolf forms, three bonus outfits for Cahal, a unique finishing move, and a Wisp battle companion.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC from February 4*
Little Nightmares II
Six is on the run once again in this suspense-filled sequel. After escaping the Maw, Six soon finds herself in the decay of Pale City. A fateful meeting with a boy named Mono tells the tale of the city – the Thin Man has taken over the Signal Tower and is broadcasting a signal disrupting the city and brainwashing the inhabitants. With Mono as her guide, Six must travel through the city and its districts facing all threats they come across along the way.
Players who pre-order will receive a Mokujin Mask as a bonus item in-game. The Day One Edition includes a copy of the game, a digital mini soundtrack and The Nome’s Attic bonus DLC. The TV Edition includes a copy of the game, CD & digital soundtracks, sticker board, artbook, SteelBook case, the Mokujin Mask and The Nome’s Attic digital content and a diorama of Mono and Six all in a limited-edition TV themed box. Those on PS4 with any upgraded edition will also receive a PS4 Dynamic theme and avatars of Mono & Six with their game, while PC players will receive the avater set and a wallpaper set. Players who purchase through the Bandai Namco store will also unlock additional backgrounds, a printable copy of the game’s main artwork and a 2021 digital calendar with their purchase.
Little Nightmares II will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC from February 11*
Curse of the Dead Gods
The battle for glory makes the jump from PC to console. In Curse of the Dead Gods, players must fight their way through an endless temple in search of riches and glory. Using a mix of melee and ranged weapons, players will have to take care with each step as they try and find their way through the endless labyrinth of tunnels and rooms. However, that will not only be what players keep in mind, as their greed might also be their downfall.
With enemies lurking in the shadows, light and fire are your best hope in getting out alive with your plunder and the secrets of the Gods. Choosing your battles wisely will also be key as you figure out your way to the treasure. Developed using Steam Early Access, this console release will feature new locations, enemies, weapons, and relics for players to discover, perfect, and pursue their goals with, as not even death will be an obstacle.
Curse of the Dead Gods will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch from February 23*
Persona 5 Strikers
A summer trip goes awry in this new story from the Persona universe. Set approximately six months after the events of Persona 5, Persona 5 Strikers follows Joker and Morgana as they return to Tokyo to reunite with the Phantom Thieves for summer vacation. While utilising the new popular app EMMA, the group make their preparations for the trip when they encounter Alice, a rising Idol who gives them a special code for a unique EMMA event, which Joker, Morgana and Ryuji soon discover is not all it appears to be.
Players who pre-order a physical copy through select retailers will receive an exclusive Joker enamel pin with their game. The Launch Edition includes a copy of the game, digital art book, soundtrack and behind the scenes content. The Steelbook Edition includes a copy of the game in a limited-edition SteelBook case along with all the content from the Launch Edition. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the game, all the content from the Launch Edition, the All-Out Attack Pack, and Persona Legacy BGM music collection.
Persona 5 Strikers will be available on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch from February 23*
Free to Play
Xbox users with either an active Gold or Game Pass Ultimate subscription will have five new games to download and play for free this month. On Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S, Gears 5 and Resident Evil will be available from February 1-28*, with Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition available from February 16 – March 15. On Xbox 360 – and Xbox One/Series X/Series S via Backwards Compatibility – Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb will be available from February 1-15*, followed by Lost Planet 2 from February 16-28*
Over on PlayStation, those with an active Plus subscription will receive three games to download and play for free this month. From February 1*, Destruction AllStars will be available on PlayStation 5, Control: Ultimate Edition will be available on PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 5, while Concrete Genie will be available on PlayStation 4/PSVR.
Those with connected Amazon Prime and Twitch accounts will get five new games to download and play for free using Prime Gaming. Table Manners and Monster Prom will bring some twists to Valentine’s celebrations and are joined by psychedelic platformer Spinch, underwater shooter Swinsanity! and Stealth Bastards Deluxe. Full details on how to claim these titles and for all of this month’s offers can be found on the Prime Gaming website.
Also Released This Month
February 2* – Control Ultimate Edition (PS5, Xbox Series X/S), Cultist Simulator (Switch)
February 3* – Habroxia 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita, Switch, PC)
February 4* – Blue Fire (PC, Switch), Nuts (PC, Switch), Odysseus Kosmos and His Robot Quest (Switch), Skyforge (Switch)
February 5* – Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition (PC), The Nioh Collection (PS5), Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (PS4)
February 6* – Ampersat (PC)
February 11* – Death Crown (Xbox One, PS4, Switch)
February 12* – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Switch), Gal*Gun Returns (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Switch)
February 16* – Fallen Legion: Revenants (Switch, PS4)
February 17* – 30XX (PC), Speed Limit (PS4, PC)
February 18* – Rustler (PC – Steam Early Access), King of Seas (Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC), The 25th Ward: The Silver Case (Switch)
February 19* – Azur Lane: Crosswave (Switch), Speed Limit (Switch, Xbox One)
February 25* – Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection (Switch), Hellpoint (Switch), Code: Realize – Wintertide Miracles (Switch)
February 26* – Bravely Default 2 (Switch)
*Dates refer to UK release only. International dates may vary, and all dates are subject to change. Information correct at time of writing.
Words by Megan Roxburgh
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