Ishin and 8 other games will launch in February 2023

Ishin and 8 other games will launch in February 2023

February is proving to be an interesting month for gaming. It has a long list 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 at survival on a cannibal-infested island or the brutally hostile landscape of a distant planet.

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

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Deliver Us Mars takes players to the hostile red planet

Bring us Mars

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

After the success of 2018 Give us the moona new sci-fi thriller is here in the form of Bring us Mars. Taking place 10 years after the events of the first game, this indie adventure puts 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 many mysteries along the way.

Hogwarts’ legacy is a dream come true for Harry Potter fans

A student stands on a peak and gazes out over Hogwarts

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

Hogwarts’ legacy promises to fulfill each Harry Potter fans’ dreams — players can attend Hogwarts themselves, with free rein to explore the magical wizarding school’s secret grounds. Players get to create their own character and decide the path they follow, all while investigating the wizarding world’s many mysteries. The game offers an immersive experience full of potions, spells, broom flying and more, although it hasn’t been without controversy. The Deluxe Edition, which comes with the Dark Arts pack, allows players to get early access to the game.

Wanted: Dead brings Hack-and-Slash Combat to a Cyberpunk world

hannah stone slices up her enemies

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

Comes from the creators of Ninja Gaiden and Dead or alive is coming Wanted: Dead, a hybrid slasher/shooter set in a cyberpunk world. Players take control of Lt. Hannah Stone, a police officer in a dystopian Hong Kong who takes down enemies in the form of gangs, mercenaries and private security forces. With a hack-and-slash combat style, Wanted: Dead promises an exciting cyberpunk adventure with a compelling story for players to get lost in.

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Theatrhythm: Final Bar Line celebrates Final Fantasy’s music

Theatrhythm Final Bar Line Poster

Launches on February 16 for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch

Final Fantasy has long been known for having some of the best music in video games. Fortunately for fans, the very popular Final Fantasy rhythm game series, Theater rhythmhas a brand new listing. Teatrhythm: Final Bar Line gives fans access to popular tracks from more than 40 different games, with a total of 385 tracks 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

wild boar

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

Omega Force, the developer known for titles such as Dynasty Warriors and Hyrule Warriorsbranches into the monster hunting genre with Wild hearts. Similar to Capcom’s Monster hunter series, Wild hearts tasks players with battling gigantic beasts. However, in EA’s version of the genre, these beasts, called Kemono, have fused with natural elements and can only be taken down with ancient technology. Wild hearts also has a dynamic crafting system, which further sets it apart from others in the genre.

Atomic Heart is reminiscent of BioShock in all the best ways


Launches on 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 collected comparisons with BioShock. It takes players to an alternate universe in the 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 weapons, players must fight their way through what was once a utopia. Atomic heart will be available on day one on Game Pass.

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Like a Dragon: Ishin! Taking Yakuza fans to 19th century Japan

is like a dragon

Launches on 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 of Japan is a spinoff of Like a dragon series, formerly known as Yakuza in the West. Ishin! brings both familiar and new characters to 1860s Japan and allows players to 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, ending the samurai era in the process.

PSVR launch title Horizon Call of the Mountain is the series’ most immersive game yet

Horizon Call of the Mountain

Launches on February 22nd for PlayStation VR 2

Horizon Call of the Mountain allowing fans to experience the diverse, lush world Horizon Forbidden West like never before, brought to life in virtual reality. Built for PSVR 2 and launching alongside it, Horizon Call of the Mountain players control Ryas, a disgraced ex-soldier seeking redemption. With 4K HDR images, 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

Sons of the forest

Release February 23rd for PC

After 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 they live another day. The game sends players exploring a remote cannibal-plagued island to find the whereabouts of a missing billionaire. With an improved AI system and a map 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 takes the Square Enix franchise to new heights

Octopath Traveler II

Release 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 different cultures. Players have the choice of starting their adventure as one of eight travelers, and each traveler comes with their own unique origins, abilities, and motivations. Octopath Traveler II features more interactions between the eight main characters and further enhances the first game’s HD-2D graphics.

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