Welcome back to our feature where we aim to outline the new releases that that our readers might be interested in!
We begin this instalment by clarifying that, yes, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was indeed delayed a week from the date I had listed before, but should be out by the time you read this. It sounds like most of team Ready Up has been swept away by its whimsical charm, with Kirsten claiming that it “may well be the best Japanese RPG ever made“. While I doubt it’ll dethrone the perfectly-paced Chrono Trigger for me, the demo was bloody impressive!
Otherwise, this is one of those fantastic months with someone for everyone. We have plenty of shooters to chose from, with Dead Space 3, Aliens: Colonial Marines and Crysis 3 offering a lot in the span of two weeks. But if you’re the kind of person who lost 200+ hours messing around with mods on the PC version of Skyrim, then maybe the release of the Dragonborn DLC on Tuesday 5th February will be more to your liking.
For Shin Megami Tensei fans, there’s a double-whammy of new games to discuss, as we finally get long-delayed localisations of both Devil Survivor Overclocked – an enhanced port of the DS original, complete with new voice acting – and the frankly-fantastic Persona 4 Golden, both out on 22nd of February. Also available the same day is Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, which under the direction of action-masters Platinum Games, looks to pull in new fans and those crazy Metal Gear-lore nuts (me) alike.
Finally, last month I also asked if anybody would be interested in a PlayStation Plus list for both USA and European accounts, sorting the games available for free on Instant Access. The response was pretty positive, so here you are! Sadly, the North American PS+ blog only updates about upcoming releases weekly, so I don’t have a lot of info for that – be sure to check the full game lists linked below if you want to know about everything on offer!
New Releases (UK)
|Out Now||Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch||PlayStation 3|
|5th February||The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dragonborn||PC|
|8th February||Dead Space 3||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU|
|Scribblenauts Unlimited||Nintendo 3DS, WiiU|
|12th February||Aliens: Colonial Marines||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|22nd February||Crysis 3||PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance||PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Persona 4 Golden||PlayStation Vita|
|SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked||Nintendo 3DS|
February “Instant Games” PS+ Changes (EU)
|Added 6th February||F1 Race Stars||PlayStation 3|
|Added 6th February||Quantum Conundrum||PlayStation 3|
|Added 6th February||Sleeping Dogs||PlayStation 3|
|Added 13th February||WipEout 2048||PlayStation Vita|
|Added 20th February||Lumines Electronic Symphony||PlayStation Vita|
|Removed 6th February||BioShock 2||PlayStation 3|
|Removed 6th February||Cubixx HD||PlayStation 3|
|Removed 6th February||Ratchet and Clank All 4 One||PlayStation 3|
|Removed 20th February||Pinball Arcade||PlayStation Vita|
Upcoming “Instant Games” PS+ Changes (NA)
|Added February||Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus||PlayStation Vita|
|Removed 5th February||NBA Jam: On Fire Edition||PlayStation 3|