This Month in Games – January 2017

Gaming’s post-holidays hangover month is here, but there are still a handful of games to keep an eye on. Personally interested in Monster Hunter World and Dragon Ball FighterZ the most, but January will likely be a month to work on some backlog.

 

Monster Hunter: World – (PS4, Xbox One) – Jan 26

I’ve been looking for an excuse to try out a Monster Hunter game, and this seems as good a time as any. I was impressed by the beta, this looks like a game with deep gameplay and gorgeous visuals. The PC release is still a ways off, but I’m posting it this month so I can live vicariously through y’all.

Dragon Ball FighterZ – (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Jan 26

Fighters are not my forte, but I always end up coming back to them. DBFZ garnered quite a bit of hype at last year’s E3 and it’s not hard to imagine why with a tight combo system and what should be a huge roster of characters. This is the type of game I desperately watch for in sales.

Street Fighter V Arcade Edition – (PC, PS4) – Jan 16

Has there been a better month for fighting games in recent memory? You can copy and paste a lot of what I just said about DBFZ here. I am a fighting game masochist.

Kirby Battle Royale – (3DS) – Jan 19

Battle Royale released most everywhere last year and makes it’s way to North America this month. Its reviews haven’t been stellar, but I may pick it up to hold me over until Kirby make his Switch debut.

The Inpatient – (PSVR) – Jan 23

I don’t normally get into horror games, but I’m interested to see how The Inpatient manages to hold up as a full release VR game. A solid reception could go a long way for the platform.

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