2021 has gotten off to a pretty slow start. The launch of the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 late last year hasn’t been complimented by a rush of new releases. That’s about to change however, as the biggest new games of February 2021 include new next-generation new releases!
New Games in February 2021
Traditionally a slow month for the games industry, 2021 is now exception. An honourable mention goes out to a selection of cool looking new Animal Crossing: New Horizons controllers for Nintendo Switch. But outside of this, we’re straight into the games.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
This month’s solitary Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 release. This is not a backwards compatible package, but an optimised next-generation release alongside PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Reviews thus far have been decidedly mixed, but that won’t stop many next-gen console owners desperate for new content jumping into Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood.
Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~
A new Nintendo Switch exclusive, Code: Realize ~Wintertide Miracles~ is the third chapter in the beloved interactive fiction series. So beloved, in fact, that the game is also receiving a limited edition package. This includes a set of five 1.5” metal buttons featuring new holiday chibi artwork and a 3” acrylic keychain of Cardia in her winter costume.
Persona 5 Strikers
The Persona 5 train keeps on movin’. Persona 5 Strikers promises to deliver a deep story campaign and unique combat that makes for a true Persona experience. Players can visit six different cities across Japan, fighting against the Shadows to uncover the source of the corruption within the Metaverse dungeons.
The Nioh Collection is pretty much what the title suggests: Nioh and Nioh 2 in a single package. However, this time it’s for the PlayStation 5. Players will master the way of the samurai in Nioh, then unleash your inner darkness in Nioh 2. Each game has been remastered and enhanced for PlayStation 5, and the Nioh Collection includes all six major expansions.
Little Nightmares II
Little Nightmares II hits retail for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this month. A suspense-adventure game, you are cast as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by a mysterious transmission from a distant signal tower. The original title was very warmly received, so hopes for the sequel remain high.
Fallen Legion: Revenants
Set in a world covered in miasma, a floating castle is the last refuge for mankind. Lucien, a politician protected in the castle walls, discovers an ancient book where he learns of the Exemplars: weapons that can turn into sentient soldiers. He gathers a small bond of would-be heroes who make a pact to overthrow the mad tyrant controlling Welkin. A special edition of Fallen Legion: Revenants will also be made available.
Hellpoint is a dark action-RPG coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Set in a sci-fi universe where the line between science and occultism is blurred, players will gain access to dozens of melee and ranged weapons to suit their playstyle. Every weapon has unique special abilities that unlock the more you fight with them.