February 2020 is the calm before the storm. March promises to be a tumultuous time for video game releases, bringing a flood of new and exciting titles. The games releasing this month, however, are no less impactful. In fact, they make for a satisfying diving board into the next month.
Potential trailblazers are releasing this February. Titles like "Dreams" include aspects of video games never really seen before in the history of gaming. Solid special editions of past games are also planned to release this month. Franchises like "Street Fighter," "Devil May Cry," and "Kingdom Hearts" are getting revitalized in this manner.
So while February game releases might simply pave the way for the landslide of anticipated titles next month, expect some delightful surprises to make their way into gaming libraries.
What to be excited for:
“Life Is Strange 2: Complete Season” (February 4)
Episodic games are familiar to many gamers. However, there are some who eschew this format of play. Segmenting out a story over months can be tedious. This February, fans of the “Life Is Strange” franchise can get their hands on the entire season instead of the solely parceled-out episodes that have been released so far. The complete season of “Life Is Strange 2” can be experienced in one playthrough, with all the ups and downs of this phenomenal, choice-driven narrative.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics” (February 4)
Arriving on a slew of consoles, “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics” is based on the hit Netflix series set in the world of Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal.” Crafted as a turn-based strategy game, players can take control of an army of Gelfling as they fight against the ire of their persecutors. While the gameplay looks straightforward, we are pumped to experience a game set in the fantastical world we have grown to love from both the original film and the new series.
“Dreams” (February 14)
No game has us as intrigued as Media Molecule’s “Dreams.” Not only does this game include a mind-bending campaign, but it lays the groundwork for players to create games of their own. “Dreams” appears to be far more than a simple video game. It looks to harness the creative talents of its players with engaging controls and design features. If there is one game owners of a PlayStation 4 should go out of their way to get, it’s this one.
List of February 2020 releases:
Feb. 4: "Life Is Strange 2: Complete Season" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Feb. 4: "The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, Mac
Feb. 4: "Zombie Army 4: Dead War" — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Feb. 6: "Granblue Fantasy Versus" — PS4
Feb. 6: "KUNAI" — Switch, PC
Feb. 11: "AO Tennis 2" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Feb. 11: "Yakuza V" — PS4
Feb. 14: "Street Fighter V: Champion Edition" — PS4, PC
Feb. 14: "Darksiders Genesis" — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Feb. 14: “Dreams” — PS4
Feb. 20: “Devil May Cry III: Special Edition” — Switch
Feb. 25: “Kingdom Hearts III Re:Mind” — Xbox One
Feb. 25: “Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Feb. 25: “Samurai Shodown” — Switch
Feb. 25: “Two Point Hospital” — PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Feb. 28: “One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows” — PS4, Xbox One, PC
Feb. 28: “Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV” — PS4, PC