It’s finally January 2023, and after taking some time to relax after the New Year celebrations, it’s time to take a look at what the game studios have in store for us for the upcoming month. Get your controllers and keyboards ready, because three major game releases are coming!
Fire Emblem Engage
Fire Emblem: Engage is a new addition to the popular tactical role-playing game series, Fire Emblem. It follows the story of a group of heroes who must band together to save their kingdom from an ancient evil.
Fire Emblem: Engage has its rich and complex characters. Each character has their own unique personality, story, and motivations, and players must carefully consider their relationships with one another as they progress through the game. This adds a level of depth and strategy to the gameplay, as players must carefully balance their team and decide who they can trust and rely on.
The game also boasts a deep and challenging combat system. Players must carefully consider each move they make on the battlefield, as one wrong decision can have serious consequences. The game also introduces a new “bond system,” where characters can form stronger connections with one another and unlock new abilities and strengths.
Fire Emblem: Engage is a must-play for fans of the series and newcomers alike. Its rich characters and challenging gameplay make it a standout entry in the tactical RPG genre.
Release date: January 20 | Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Forspoken is an upcoming action-adventure game developed by Luminous Productions, the studio behind the popular Final Fantasy XV. The game follows the story of a young woman named Ary, who discovers that she has the power to control the elements and must use her abilities to save the world from an ancient and powerful evil.
The game is set in a fantastical version of Scotland, the game features stunning landscapes, breathtaking vistas, and detailed character designs. Players will be able to explore this world and discover its secrets as they journey through the game.
Forspoken also boasts fast-paced and fluid combat, as players use Ary’s elemental powers to take on a variety of enemies and bosses. The game features a deep and customizable skill tree, allowing players to tailor their abilities to their playstyle.
Forspoken looks like a promising addition to the action-adventure genre. Its stunning world, engaging combat, and intriguing story make it a game to watch out for.
Release date: January 24 | Platforms: PC, PS5
Dead Space is a horror action-adventure game developed by Visceral Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in 2008 and has since become a classic in the survival horror genre.
The game is set in the future, where humanity has colonized the stars and is mining the resources of other planets. Players take on the role of Isaac Clarke, an engineer sent to investigate a mysterious and abandoned mining ship, the USG Ishimura. As Clarke investigates, he discovers that the ship has been overrun by an alien threat known as the Necromorphs, and he must use his wits and a variety of weapons and tools to survive.
One of the standout features of Dead Space is its atmosphere and sense of tension. The game takes place in a dark and foreboding setting, with creepy sound design and a sense of isolation that really adds to the horror. Players will have to contend with a variety of disturbing enemies and navigate through a series of challenging puzzles and obstacles as they try to survive.
Dead Space is a must-play for fans of the horror genre, and it’s still a great game even for those who aren’t typically into horror. Its compelling story, immersive atmosphere, and challenging gameplay make it a classic that has stood the test of time.
Release date: January 27 | Platforms: PC, PS5, Xbox Series X/S