February is now here and so it’s time to look ahead at the games coming up this month. Keep in mind these games are full physical retail titles so download only affairs will not be on the list.
Still, it’s looking like a good un!
Already out as a digital download for Xbox One, the open world, free-running, zombie survival game from Techland will finally arrive on physical copy come February 27th. In Techland’s newest zombie title, you will be scavenging for supplies, doing missions and improving weapons by day, whilst avoiding the simply terrifying ‘Volatile’ zombies by night in which only the very brave players will prosper. However, venture out late and you’ll get double XP if you complete objectives when the moon is up.
Why Should You Buy It? The gritty zombie smashing combined with the Mirrors Edge-like parkour makes this game a gem. You would not want to wait any longer to get your hands on it.
The latest title from Turtle Rock Studios (the devs behind the Left 4 Dead franchise), Evolve pits four players or ‘hunters’ against a monster player in a range of maps. The hunters will have to use signs to determine where the monster is, such as footprints and flocks of birds flying away, and make sure they kill it before it completes the objective of eating wildlife and ‘evolving’ enough to fulfill his mission. There are four hunter classes, which cover different types of play…the guns-blazing Assault class, the medium arms Support class, the Trapper class which can stop the monster in its tracks and the Medic class who can, you guessed it, heal people with his unique gun… and shoot the monster with sniper rounds. Meanwhile, there are 4 monster types- the mini Godzilla, Goliath, the massive squid monster Kraken, the magical Wraith and a stunning DLC monster, the Behemoth… who Turtle Rock say is as big as the game engine would allow…
Why Should You Buy It? The asymmetrical multiplayer makes Evolve seem like the Left 4 Dead 3 we don’t have – great for fans of the series.
Dragon Ball Xenoverse
Bandai Namco’s Dragon Ball series returns with the open world, online multiplayer Dragon Ball Xenoverse, out 27th February on Xbox One and 360. Players will get the chance to roam around an expansive area, fighting people along the way. Also, and for the first time in the Dragon Ball series, you can customize your character with all the coolest gear as you aim to re-write and meddle with history as you know it! Confirmation that Xbox One copies of the game have additional content means you should be pre-ordering Xenoverse ASAP.
Why Should You Buy It? If you are a lover of anime cartoon style art or a hardcore Dragon Ball gamer, this game is for you.
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round
Everybody enjoyed the versus fighter Dead or Alive 5, so much so that Sega AM2 and Team Ninja decided to make an update to it, cleverly titling it Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. Out for current and last gen consoles on 27th February, some 2 and a half years since the original DoA 5, the new version will have all the characters from the last iteration of Dead or Alive 5 giving the game the largest character and costume roster of a DoA game yet.
Why Should You Buy It? Dead or Alive fans should ensure they get Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, just so they can enjoy the huge character roster.
Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires
In the July of 2013, fighting beat- em up game Dynasty Warriors 8 was released on Xbox 360… originally only played in Japan. After this, two more expansions to the game; Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Edition and Dynasty Warriors: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition followed this. However, neither of these games were released on Xbox. But now Omega Force have finally given Xbox One owners a chance to fight with Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires. The game harnesses co-op online, a full story mode with numerous objectives and missions and even a free mode to let you roam to your hearts content.
Why Should You Buy It? Fighter fans should be able to see Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires fulfill their needs.
This could well be one of the best February’s ever. Let us know in the comments below which retail titles you’ll be picking up.