Ishin & 8 Other Games Releasing in February 2023

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February is turning out to be an interesting month for gaming. It boasts a lengthy roster of releases, including new entries from fan-favorite IPs as well as several fresh titles. Players can dive into magical worlds full of wizards, epic musical tracks, and massive, fearsome beasts. Or, they can try their luck surviving on a cannibal-infested island or the brutally hostile landscape of a faraway planet.

Gamers will no doubt have trouble choosing between all these options. Not to mention, this month will also see the release of the highly anticipated PlayStation VR 2, which has the potential to change the way many experience gaming. To help prospective players narrow down their choices, here’s a round-up of February’s biggest game releases.

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Deliver Us Mars Takes Players to the Hostile Red Planet

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Releasing February 2 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

After the success of 2018’s Deliver Us the Moon, a new sci-fi thriller is here in the form of Deliver Us Mars. This indie adventure takes place 10 years after the events of the first game, putting players in the shoes of Kathy Johannson, a young astronaut who travels to Mars after receiving a mysterious distress call. Players will solve puzzles and learn to navigate the hostile Red planet, uncovering plenty of mysteries along the way.

Hogwarts Legacy Is a Dream Come True for Harry Potter Fans

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Releasing February 10 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Hogwarts Legacy promises to fulfill every Harry Potter fan’s dreams — players can attend Hogwarts themselves, with free rein to explore the magical wizarding school’s secret-filled grounds. Players get to create their own character and determine the path they follow, all while investigating the wizarding world’s many mysteries. The game offers an immersive experience full of potion crafting, spell casting, broom flying, and more, though it hasn’t been without its controversies. The Deluxe Edition, which comes with the Dark Arts pack, lets players access the game early.

Wanted: Dead Brings Hack-and-Slash Combat to a Cyberpunk World

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Releasing February 14 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Hailing from the creators of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive comes Wanted: Dead, a hybrid slasher/shooter set in a cyberpunk world. Players take control of Lt. Hannah Stone, a cop in a dystopian Hong Kong who takes down enemies in the form of gangs, mercenaries, and private security forces. With a hack-and-slash style of combat, Wanted: Dead promises a thrilling cyberpunk adventure with a riveting storyline for players to get lost in.

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Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line Celebrates Final Fantasy’s Music

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Releasing February 16 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy has long been known for having some of the best music in video games. Luckily for fans, the highly popular Final Fantasy rhythm game series, Theatrhythm, has a brand-new entry. Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line gives fans access to popular tracks from more than 40 different games, with 385 tracks in total for fans to enjoy. The game also allows two players to complete stages locally and up to four players to battle in online play.

Wild Hearts Is EA’s Take on the Monster Hunter Formula

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Releasing February 17 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Omega Force, the developer known for titles such as Dynasty Warriors and Hyrule Warriors, is branching out into the monster-hunting genre with Wild Hearts. Similar to Capcom’s Monster Hunter series, Wild Hearts tasks players with fighting giant beasts. However, in EA’s take on the genre, these beasts, called Kemono, have fused with natural elements and can only be taken down with ancient technology. Wild Hearts also features a dynamic crafting system, further setting it apart from others in its genre.

Atomic Heart Is Reminiscent of BioShock in All the Best Ways

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Releasing February 21 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Developed by Mundfish and published by Focus Entertainment, Atomic Heart is an FPS that has been collecting comparisons to BioShock. It takes players to an alternative-universe Soviet Union where robots and humans live in harmony until mutant robots begin a bloody rebellion against humanity. Controlling a Soviet special agent with various powers, melee weapons, and guns, players must fight their way through what once was a utopia. Atomic Heart will be available on day one on Game Pass.

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Like a Dragon: Ishin! Takes Yakuza Fans to 19th Century Japan

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Releasing February 21 for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC

Like a Dragon: Ishin!, the remake of a 2014 game that was never released outside Japan, is a spinoff of the Like a Dragon series, formerly known as Yakuza in the West. Ishin! brings both familiar and new characters to 1860s Japan and lets players take on the role of the legendary samurai Sakamoto Ryoma. Players must find who killed Ryoma’s father and clear his name to restore honor, bringing an end to the samurai era in the process.

PSVR Launch Title Horizon Call of the Mountain Is the Series’ Most Immersive Game Yet

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Releasing February 22 for PlayStation VR 2

Horizon Call of the Mountain lets fans experience the diverse, lush world of Horizon Forbidden West like never before, brought to life in virtual reality. Built for the PSVR 2 and launching alongside it, Horizon Call of the Mountain has players control Ryas, a disgraced former soldier who seeks redemption. With 4K HDR visuals, headset feedback, Tempest 3D AudioTech, finger touch detection, haptic feedback, and adaptive triggers, Horizon Call of the Mountain offers a truly immersive experience.

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Sons of the Forest Thrusts Players Into a Cannibal-Infested Nightmare

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Releasing February 23 for PC

Following the success of The Forest, Sons of the Forest is an open-world survival game where players must use the tools and environment around them to ensure that they live another day. The game sends players to explore a remote cannibal-plagued island to discover the whereabouts of a missing billionaire. With an improved AI system and a map that’s four times the size of the first game, Sons of the Forest is set to improve upon its predecessor in every way.

Octopath Traveler II Brings the Square Enix Series to New Heights

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Releasing February 24 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC

A brand-new entry in the beloved Square Enix series, Octopath Traveler II takes place in Solistia, a world that has Eastern and Western continents and is home to many diverse cultures. Players have the choice to begin their adventure as one of eight travelers, and each traveler comes with their own unique origin, abilities, and motivations. Octopath Traveler II features more interactions among the eight main characters and further refines the first game’s HD-2D graphics.


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