Here Are The Biggest Video Game Releases Of February 2017 – Forbes

Credit: Erik Kain/Koei Tecmo

Credit: Erik Kain/Koei Tecmo

February marks another incredible month of video games, with enough amazing releases to keep us drowning in digital delights well into March.

Don’t expect your gaming backlog to shrink, in other words, because there’s something for everyone in February and it’s only 28 days long.

Following is a list of all the video game releases coming next month. After that we’ll take a look at the ones you definitely don’t want to miss.

  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Mobile) – February 2
  • Poochy & Yoshi’s Woolly World (3DS) – February 3
  • Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4, Vita) – February 7
  • Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (PC) – February 7
  • WWK 2K17 (PC) February 7
  • Nioh (PS4) – February 9
  • For Honor (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
  • Sniper Elite 4 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
  • Deformers (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 14
  • Berserk and the Band of the Hawk (PS4, PC, Vita) – February 21 
  • Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, PC) – February 21
  • Ys Origin (PS4, Vita) – February 21
  • Lego Worlds (Xbox One, PS4, PC) – February 24
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4) – February 28
  • Torment: Tides of Numenera (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – February 28
  • Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns (3DS) – February 28 

(For all the major gaming releases in 2017, check out this guide.)

As you can see, it’s another busy month filled with all sorts of games. Here are five that are on my radar:

Fire Emblem Heroes

The first Fire Emblem mobile game and the second major Nintendo mobile game, this is basically a slimmed down version of the long-running tactical fantasy RPG. It’s also free-to-play, unlike Super Mario Run.

I think it looks like a good pocket-sized edition of the game, but it’s been controversial since the announcement. Many gamers are worried about being nickel-and-dimed, while others are concerned by the small maps.

Nioh

Easily one of my top five most-anticipated games of the year, Nioh is a dark action-RPG set in a demonic world. It’s basically a Samurai version of Dark Souls, though it has plenty of its own flavor.

I’ve played all three of the game’s demo release (alpha, beta and ‘last chance’ demo) and have come away from each deeply impressed by the game’s various systems. Combat is superb, and the setting is dripping with atmosphere.

For Honor

Knights, Vikings and Samurai (!!!) do battle in this mostly multiplayer combat game. It’s third-person action that takes cues from the MOBA genre, pitting heroic player characters against one another and tossing a bunch of AI pawns into the mix to keep things interesting.

I’ve played a bit of this in its pre-release state and came away eager to play more. I’m also curious how the solo campaign will be, since the focus here is decidedly PvP.

Horizon Zero Dawn

From the makers of Killzone, Horizon Zero Dawn is a third-person open-world action game set in a futuristic/post-apocalyptic society where huge robotic dinosaurs roam. I’ve honestly been unsure what to think of this game since it was announced, but as the release date draws closer I can’t help but feel more and more excited.

Besides, the female protagonist has really cool hair. I’m a sucker for cool hair.

Torment: Tides of Numenera

The long-awaited RPG from inXile (Wasteland) and spiritual successor to Planescape: Torment, this one promises to be a deep roleplaying game with hard choices, lots of reading, and mystery. It takes place in Monte Cook’s Numenera setting and promises dozens of hours of exploration and adventure.

The game was a huge Kickstarter success and we’ll finally get to see the fruits of that labor.

What are your most anticipated games of February? How will your wallet survive this month? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

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