Games To Look For – January 2023 –

It’s a new year and a new month, and now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to check out what the next few weeks have in store for gaming enthusiasts. While January is a bit uneven when it comes to big new releases (as always), there are a few notable titles to keep an eye out for, so let’s jump right into the new episode of Games To Look. for.

One Piece Odyssey (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – January 13

Fans of the massive and long-running One Piece anime series will soon be able to experience the iconic universe in an all-new RPG from ILCA and Bandai Namco. One Piece Odyssey sees players band together as the Straw Hat Crew as they adventure through the New World in search of a new island and all new opportunities before being shipwrecked and trapped in a tropical paradise surrounded by endless storms. Coming as part of One Piece’s 25th anniversary celebrations, this game is designed for new and old fans of the beloved anime.

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Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch) – January 19

While these aren’t new games, it’s worth noting that Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden will also be getting the same treatment this month, following the huge success of Persona 5 Royal landing on modern platforms in 2022. New to PC, the last two generations of Xbox, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 only – PS5 won’t have a native version – be sure to revisit these iconic JRPGs in a few weeks.

Deal with Fire Emblem (transition) – January 20

Nintendo’s big game of the month will return fans to the Fire Emblem universe with the all-new RPG Fire Emblem Engage. After the awakening of the evil Fallen Dragon, in this game, legendary heroes will unite to protect and save the mystical continent of Eylos from destruction. Featuring strategic turn-based combat that requires players to carefully plan and execute commands and actions, Fire Emblem Engage will even be expanded throughout the year with additional content as part of Game Pass.

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rise of the wolf hunter (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series) – January 20

Similar to Persona, it’s worth noting that Monster Hunter Rise will be coming to more platforms after its Switch debut and PC launch a bit later, due to the usually rather lackluster January. This time around, both PlayStation and Xbox will be getting the Rise treatment, as the beast-slaying episode will be coming to current and next-gen platforms in a matter of weeks, packed with platform-specific features. -shape to start.

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forgotten (PC, PS5) – January 24

After some delays throughout 2022, Square Enix and Luminous Productions are finally ready to release the magical RPG Forspoken into the wild. Set in the fantasy realm of Athia, the game sees players disguise themselves as New Yorker Frey, who is drawn from the cityscape into a collapsing and hostile world beyond his wildest imagination. With a huge collection of spells to learn, plenty of hideous creatures to deal with, and tons of secrets to unlock, this game is looking to be the biggest blockbuster of January.

Odd Ballers (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – January 26

If you’re looking for a silly new board game to challenge yourself and your friends, look no further. OddBallers is an unusual and quirky multiplayer board game in which players compete in a crazy version of the lying ball. Packed with quirky mini-games and rules that are just meant to be broken, this title is designed for four-player local co-op or six-player online play.

Dead Space Remake (PC, PS5, Xbox Series) – January 27

You may have played this game before, but unlike Persona and Monster Hunter earlier this year, EA Motive has not only brought back the iconic survival horror game, but also improved its visuals, improved gameplay elements to make it more seamless, and audio, improved lighting. , enemies and more, bringing Dead Space back to life as a modern and exciting experience exclusively for current generation platforms.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Cosmic Concussion (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – January 31

Nickelodeon’s famous sponge will be back in video game form later this month when Spongebob Squarepants: The Cosmic Shake arrives on PC, Switch, and next-gen PlayStation and Xbox consoles. Encompassing multiple dream worlds featuring knights, cowboys, pirates and more, this game sees SpongeBob and Patrick working to rescue their lost friends in these beautiful kingdoms.

That’s about it for this month, but be sure to check back in a few weeks when we take a look at what’s in store for video game fans in February 2023.

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