With January over, we here at ElectricBento are looking forward to the month of February. Here are five games we’re all excited to play and think should be on everyone’s radar this month. Let us know if you think of anything we missed that you are looking forward to!
- Shadow of the Colossus Remastered
Shadow of the Colossus initially launched for Playstation 2 in 2005, and has since seen a re-release for the Playstation 3 in a dual pack with Ico. This month, however, anyone who missed this classic action adventure title are in for a treat as Shadow of the Colossus will be launching for Playstation 4 with full PS4 Pro support on February 6th. Tasked with taking down 16 colossal beings, a young man named Wander tries to bring life back to a young girl named Mono. The thing that makes Shadow of the Colossus so unique are the long stretches of traveling between Colossi. The journeys between encounters are so beautiful and contrast well with the actual fights. This is one not to miss, as the game has been rebuilt from the ground up for Playstation 4, so anyone who has already played Shadow of the Colossus have a reason to return, and I almost envy anyone playing for the first time. Shadow of the Colossus launches February 6th for Playstation 4.
- Bayonetta 2
It’s pretty surprising that two of the five games on this list are games that have previously released on other consoles, but here we are. Bayonetta 2 finally makes its way to the Nintendo Switch. Anyone who buys (maybe just the first print like the initial release did for the WiiU) Bayonetta 2 for the Nintendo Switch will also receive a digital download for the first Bayonetta. Bayonetta and its sequel are incredible combo heavy action titles developed by Platinum Games, the same team behind Vanquish and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Bayonetta 2 follows Bayonetta while she travels to the mountain to find the Gates of Hell so that she can save her friend Jeanne. Fans of Devil May Cry and other combo heavy hack and slash games should definitely check out this rerelease, especially those who never got the chance to play it for the WiiU. Bayonetta 2 will be available on February 16th for Nintendo Switch.
While some people might be upset about Star Wars Battlefront II, EA has an incredible program called EA Originals. Fe is actually the first title as part of this program, which is EA’s program for Indie developers. Fe follows a fox-like creature called Fe (duh,) through a forest that responds to the sounds and songs of the creatures that live within it. The forest and its creatures are being attacked by The Silent Ones that threaten the forest. Fe must interact with the woodland creatures and gain new abilities that help him explore and defeat the Silent Ones. Fe looks absolutely beautiful with its unique art style, and anyone who likes indie titles or action platformers should definitely have this on their radar. Fe launches February 16th for Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
- Crossing Souls
Crossing Souls is a new title published by Devolver Digital and developed by Fourattic. It takes place in 1986, where five teenage friends find a mysterious artifact called the Duat stone. Little do they know, the Duat stone is being chased down by Major Oh Russ, in attempt to start a war. The teenagers undertake a journey to uncover the secret behind the Duat stone and stop Major Oh Russ. Crossing Souls is absolutely stunning with its stylized retro visuals and 80’s soundtrack. There are a ton of current pop culture references well hidden throughout the world. Crossing Souls will be available on February 13th for Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, and PC.
- Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an upcoming action RPG developed by Warhorse Studios and published by Deep Silver. Taking place in the early 15th century in the Kingdom of Bohemia, Henry who is the sole survivor of a raid on his mining village joins the service of Lord Radzig Kobyla who leads a resistance against the King who destroyed his village. Kingdom Come: Deliverance has a focus on historical accuracy and realism. Players will be able to utilize a class based system and take on different roles like a warrior or bard. Branching dialogue trees and reputation will be based on player choices and can carry severe consequences. Kingdom Come: Deliverance was nominated for several RPG and PC awards, and even won best PC game at Gamescom in 2017. Players can check out Kingdom Come: Deliverance when it releases for Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Be sure to check back to ElectricBento throughout the month as we get our hands on these titles for full reviews and more news as it comes in!