A few new announcements were made today for games releasing next month so I’ve put together a list of games that I recommend checking out! All of these release dates will be added to our Upcoming Release dates calendar which you can check out here for your reference!
Life is Strange 2 Collector’s Edition – February 4th, 2020
Life is Strange 2 comprises of 5 episodes that released individually throughout the year for PS4, Steam, and the Xbox One. The Complete Season (full version) has been out since December 3rd, 2020, but now you can pre-order (which includes a bonus) the Collector’s Edition for $69.99 US releasing February 4th, 2020!
Life is Strange 2 Collector’s Edition includes:
- The Complete Season (Episodes 1 to 5): *Episode 5 supplied as a digital download
- Bonus Game: The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit
- Arcadia Bay Patches: customize Sean’s in-game backpack.
- Jonathan Morali’s official vinyl score – 4×7” Box Set
- 32-page hardcover artbook, featuring concept art from Life is Strange 2
- Sean & Daniel figures
- Collector’s Edition presentation box
- Three collectible art cards
Developed by DONTNOD Entertainment and published by Square Enix, Life is Strange 2 is a standalone story about brothers, Sean and Daniel Diaz, running away from home after a tragic accident. Fearing the police, and dealing with Daniel’s new telekinetic power, the boys flee to Mexico for safety.
Melbits World Pocket – February 6th, 2020
Melbits World is a 3D puzzle-platformer developed by Melbot Studios and released in 2019 on the PS4 as a PlayLink game. The mobile version, Melbits World Pocket, is a similar single-player game for iOS and Android being published by Doublethink Games and releasing February 6th, 2020!
These adorable pixie creatures are meant to represent the internet’s “good vibes” as you guide them through mini puzzle-filled levels all while avoiding “viruses”. I had the chance to test out the demo version of this game when it was available and enjoyed how colorful everything was and how it reminded me of the game Lemmings. You can also take care of your Melbits, customize them with accessories, and use AR to take photos with them.
Knights and Bikes – February 6th, 2020 (Switch version)
Knights and Bikes is a cooperative action/adventure game that released August 27th, 2019 on Steam. Today, the developers, Foam Sword, and the publishers, Double Fine Presents, have announced that the Nintendo Switch version is releasing February 6th, 2020!
You’ll play as Nessa & Demelza as they explore an ancient island with their pet goose Captain Honkers, riding and upgrading their bikes on a quest for answers. As the story unfolds they’ll face hazards, puzzles, and the gathering forces of an ancient curse with their growing collection of frisbees, water-balloons, toilet-plungers, and a boom-box loud enough to wake the undead.
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl Gold – February 14th, 2020
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl, created by LEVEL-5, originally released in Japan in 2018, and now it’s finally coming to North America and Europe on February 14th, 2020 (Valentine’s Day) on the Nintendo Switch. This “Gold” edition includes all of the DLC from the Japanese version at no extra cost.
After your village is invaded, become a heroic adventurer and seek revenge against the villainous Sultan Vinegar! In this roguelike RPG, crawl through randomly generated dungeons in your search for rare treasure, and team up with up to three other players in local or online multiplayer to take down tenacious tyrants! You’ll also be able to customize your own character, swap equipment called Jaras on the fly, and collect and summon companions called Snacks!
Giraffe and Annika – February 18th, 2020
Giraffe and Annika’s “manga-style” visuals caught my attention during the Tokyo Game Show 2019. Today, the developers, atelier mimina, and the publishers, PLAYISM, have announced that their 3D adventure and rhythm action game will be coming to PC via Steam February 18th, 2020. The PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions have been confirmed but do not yet have a release date.
Join the cat-eared heroine Annika on her adventures within the mysterious island of Spica! Tasked by the young boy Giraffe, she sets off to find pieces of the stars and to recover her memories. All “cut-scenes” will be presented in comic-strip format and in all battles you must synchronize your attacks to the beat of the music!
Two Point Hospital – February 25th, 2020 (console versions)
Two Point Hospital is a management/simulation game developed by Two Point Studios and published by SEGA. Design stunning hospitals, cure peculiar illnesses and manage troublesome staff as you spread your budding healthcare organisation across Two Point County.
I have played this game on Steam for an absurd amount of hours as the constant cheeky humor and very weird patients keep pulling me back! In campaign mode, you need 1-3 stars in every level which all have their different sets of challenges. If you haven’t already played this game, you should definitely check out the console releases on February 25th, 2020 for the PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.
Rune Factory 4 Special – February 25/28th, 2020
Marvelous has finally launched a trailer today (January 23rd, 2020) announcing the European release date of Rune Factory 4 Special; February 28th, 2020. XSEED Games are the North American publishers and have also officially announced a date; February 25th, 2020.
Rune Factory 4 was originally released on the 3DS and is now being brought to the Nintendo Switch. The “Special” version will include a brand new opening movie and a challenging “Hell” difficulty level. Most importantly, there’s a new ‘Newlywed Mode’, which introduces special episodes about living the married life with the game’s 12 eligible bachelors and bachelorettes featuring new voices and in-game cut scenes.
By pre-purchasing Rune Factory 4 Special on Nintendo eShop, you’ll receive the “Swimsuit Day” DLC. Furthermore, if you really want to splurge, check out what the ‘Archival Edition’ has to offer.
Rune Factory 4 Special Archival Edition Contents:
- Physical copy of Rune Factory 4 Special for Nintendo Switch
- 160-page A5 sized art book featuring the works of Minako Iwasaki with an original cover illustration.
- Official soundtrack CD consisting of 33 tracks from the original release, plus 3 new tracks
- ‘Swimsuit Day’ DLC that adds an option to have characters appear in their swimsuits
- Premium custom box with original illustration by Minako Iwasaki
Dwarrows – February 28th, 2020
Dwarrows is a peaceful 3rd person game where you gather, build, solve puzzles, explore, and go on quests in a beautifully handcrafted world. Created by Lithic Entertainment Inc., this adventure and town-building game will be available on Steam February 28th, 2020.
Search the lush forests of the Dusken Woodlands for resources, and adventure through mysterious new places to find lost artifacts. Meet strange and quirky characters along the way, invite wandering people to join your town, and befriend cute animals who may help you in your travels. Control your team of three uniquely skilled characters to gather resources, build structures, and find treasure.
Interested in what’s to come for the entire year of 2020? You can check out my list here: MOST ANTICIPATED GAMES OF 2020.