Another month of new releases is already approaching its middle stage. Throughout this February, we have been treated to several exciting new titles such as 7th Sector, which we are soon to drop a review for. Zombie army 4: Dead war, Knights and bikes, and Kunai were also notable early month releases. However, the majority of this month’s big releases are still on the way. So all aboard the hype train as we look at our most anticipated releases for the rest of February 2020.
Dreams – PS4
After what seems like an age stuck in early access, Media Molecule’s ‘Dreams‘ is right around the corner. Born from the same studio as LittleBigPlanet, this zany new IP is set to have a similar approach. The game will offer community-based content that has been built using the games’ comprehensive in-game tool kit. Sadly, its hard to convey exactly what this game offers without a hands on demonstration. In simple terms, if you can dream it, you can do it.
Much like Littlebigplanet’s level building system, dreams allow for this and then take it one step further. It allows the player to create fully explorable and interactive worlds. It’s a phenomenal concept with the potential to be a smash kit for all those creative gamers out there. We’re excited.
This releases exclusively for PS4 on the 14th of February 2020.
Darksiders Genesis – PS4, Switch
Darksiders, as a franchise, has been one that has had its ups and downs. Critically, this game series has been met generally favorably and even boasts a loyal cult following. Although it wouldn’t be unfair to say that as a whole, the game has never reached the heights that it is perhaps capable of. Throughout its time, we have seen the franchise change its identity on several occasions. With various unsubtle inspirations such as Zelda, Prince of Persia, and Dark souls molding the Darksiders trilogy. Therefore with mixed reviews for their last title, many believed after Darksiders 3 that the franchise would call it a day.
However, this one looks like it may be a return to form. Made by Airship Syndicate, a team consisting of several members from the previous titles in the series. It’s clear that this one is made with love for the series. There is fan service, familiarity, and a new action RPG format to get stuck into. For Darksiders fans, this will feel like coming home.
Darksiders: Genesis releases on the PS4 and Switch on February 14th, 2020.
Mosaic – PS4
Then we have a point and click social commentary game, Mosaic. This game is set in a world not incredibly different from our own, where multi-million mega corporations control the masses. You are placed in the control of a humble working man as he goes about his day. From there, you are treated to a cavalcade of social commentary and satire with a cute polygonal art style to boot.
This game is a slow paced point and clicks adventure that casts a mirror on society, and it’s corporations, it’s workers and our reliance on technology and our phones. It’s one of those games that are hard to market as a game but more as an experience. Though, if that’s your bag and you like this black mirror-esque narrative. Then Mosaic may be the title you’re looking for in February.
We actually covered this one in an early review so feel free to check that out if you need to be swayed
Mosaic releases for PlayStation 4 on the 11th of February 2020.
Reed remastered – PS4, PS Vita, Xbox One, Switch
Next up is a pixelated 2D platformer set for release on all current console platforms with dates ranging from the 11th to the 14th of February. This is arguably most exciting for Vita owners as it seems that console is on its last legs development-wise. This game follows a little creature who has been created to save the world by collecting information cubes to repair a broken super computer that controls the digital world.
The title features fifty unique levels to explore and ambient music to vibe with while you collect cubes. Not to mention the art style that has striking similarities to indie smash hit ‘Fez.’ If you’re on the hunt for a stress-free platforming adventure, I’d say this one is right up your alley.
Reed: Remastered releases on the PS4 and Vita on the 11th of February, the Xbox One on the 12th of February, and for the Switch on the 14th of February 2020.
Under hero – PS4, Switch, Xbox one
As far as parody goes, this title is fantastic in its concept. In the upcoming action RPG Underhero, you take control of a monster at the bottom rung of the villainous henchman hierarchy. You are then chosen as the unlikely hero to take the ‘triviality stones’ to the end of world bosses that they belong to.
The game plays for the most part as a 2D platformer with a comedic charm that emanates in its presentation, script, and mechanics. Then the combat system is a real-time adaption of the Paper Mario series combat system. All in all, this one looks like a fun and whimsical adventure full of charm and comedic value. So if you like games that poke fun at clique gaming tropes of old, this one is a gold mine.
This title releases on PS4 on the 11th of February, the 13th on the Switch, and the 14th on Xbox One.
Bayonetta – PS4, Xbox one
Bayonetta has, in recent years, been the forbidden fruit for Playstation and Xbox owners. With Bayonetta 2’s residency being solely on Nintendo systems, it has left Playstation/Xbox users with the choice of buying a Nintendo console or simply doing without. The latter is a sad choice to make because Bayonetta 2 offers a new brand of hack and slash combat for those that grew up with Devil may cry.
Thankfully, it has finally become a reality that PS4 and Xbox One owners will be able to own the original title in the series and get button mashing with careless abandon on the 18th of February 2020.
Conan Chop Chop – PC, PS4
Lastly, we have a fun stick man romp as Conan, the barbarian, and friends. It sounds like a joke but is, in fact, a reality. With a randomly generated approach similar to that of Rogue legacy and with a similar art style, you take control of Conan. From there, you travel around Hyboria in search of treasure, gaining levels and making your character stronger as you go. Death is permanent, much like rogue legacy, so the aim is to make runs last as long as possible and access as much as the world as you can.
The main draw, though, is the games multiplayer assets. Friends will be able to accompany you on your adventures as characters Pallantides, Valeria, and Beli. Simply put, if you liked rogue legacy and would love a co-op game cut from the same cloth, here it is.
This one lands on PC and PS4 on the 25th of February 2020.
So that’s our picks for February’s most anticipated games. Are there any titles we missed that you’re hyped for? Which of these games are most excited for. Are there any releases throughout the coming year you have your eye on? Let us know below also, if you liked this, why not check out some of our other content relating to new releases right here. Thanks for Reading!