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New Video Game Releases for the Week of 1-20-19

Resident Evil 2 came out in 1998 for the PlayStation 1. This week, Resident Evil fans get to see the zombie-filled classic in all its beautiful, remastered glory over twenty years after its initial release. It’s a great benchmark for how far technology, art, and design have come within the video game industry. But RE2 is not alone in its anticipation.

Thirteen years ago, Kingdom Hearts 2 came out in North America. This week, the third (and supposedly final) installment finally sees the light of day in Japan, just ahead of next week’s release for the rest of the world. After spending so long in development, I can only hope Kingdom Hearts 3 holds up. While these games (and the discourse around them) will most assuredly overshadow most nearby game releases, other new games *do* exist.

Monday is relatively vacant of excitement, but Tuesday bears a lot of gaming fruit. A Fisherman’s Tale offers an intriguing maritime narrative in virtual reality, FutureGrind provides a color-coded, reactionary traversal across its world, and Wandersong wanders over to the PS4. Wednesday is a win for those who prefer gaming on PC: Slay the Spire and At the Gates both officially drop. Thursday brings Smite to the Switch, and the second episode of Life is Strange 2 makes its appearance across platforms.

As always, the bold titles are the games that piqued my interest — everything is for PC unless stated otherwise.

Sunday, January 20th

  • Super Chains (Demo)

Monday, January 21st

  • Desolate City: The Bloody Dawn Enhanced Edition
  • Mini Hockey VR
  • Dark Sun Picture’s Dark Sun – The Space Shooter
  • SYNTHETIK: Arena
  • Dark Deception Chapter 2
  • Rebellion Again
  • VR Paper Star
  • Greed 2: Forbidden Experiments
  • Corma
  • Blind Girl
  • SubnetPing
  • Dodge Dummy
  • Red Wizard Island
  • Space Journey
  • PUSSY
  • Light the Way
  • Manipulator of Figure 2
  • 1001 Jigsaw World Tour: Great America
  • Arkane Rush Multiverse Mayhem
  • Heroes of Maiden 2
  • Meister
  • The Spook Inspectors
  • The Spell (Demo)

Tuesday, January 22nd

  • Sun Wukong vs Robot
  • Heroes Trials – PS4/Switch/X1
  • LoveKami – Useless Goddess – Chinese Language
  • Demon’s Tilt
  • Wheelbarrow Warrior
  • A Fisherman’s Tale – PC/PS4
  • The Hong Kong Massacre – PC/PS4
  • Transport Services
  • FutureGrind
  • Frank Lettuce
  • Time of the Zombies
  • Underwater: Stay Alive
  • Aztec Tower
  • Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal – PC/PS4
  • Eric the Unready
  • Lights Out
  • Mission Critical
  • The Dae was Loaded
  • At Sundown: SHots in the Dark – PC/PS4/Switch/X1
  • Cultist Simulator: Original Soundtrack
  • Ottoman Empire: Spectacular Millennium
  • Ellie
  • Realm Royale – PS4
  • Depth of Consciousness
  • Bestiary of Sigillum
  • Hell Wedding
  • Future Grind – PC/PS4/Switch
  • Chaos;Child
  • Dragonview
  • Wandersong – PS4

Wednesday, January 23rd

  • Thrusty Ship
  • Raven: The Last Neko Slayer
  • At the Gates
  • Definitely Sneaky but Not Sneaky
  • Ninja?
  • Miasma Caves
  • Slay the Spire
  • Poor Stickman
  • Fun VR Farm
  • Discord Bot – Controls
  • Fireboy & Watergirl: Elements
  • Rehtona
  • Super Gerry
  • The Walking Vegetables: Radical Edition – X1
  • Fruit Lockers Reborn! 2
  • BALL!
  • Victory Race
  • Couch Versus
  • T.A.P.
  • Fat Battle
  • Sadboy
  • WildKids
  • Necro Defense
  • Party Poppers

Thursday, January 24th

  • Little Imps: A Dungeon Builder
  • Puttin’ Around
  • Endless Space 2 – Penumba
  • Endless Legend – Symbiosis
  • Pikuniku – PC/Switch
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2
  • Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2 – PC/PS4/X1
  • Doodle God: Evolution – Switch
  • Quest for the Golden Duck
  • EEP 15
  • Beekyr
  • Oik 5
  • Legrand Legacy: Tale of the Fatebounds – Switch
  • Boy Teen Dream
  • Taptiles
  • Smite – Switch
  • You Are Here
  • MOE Hypnotist – Share Dreams With You
  • Dodgerman
  • Lucky of Love
  • JackQuest: Tale of the Sword – PC/PS4/Switch/X1
  • Scarlet Fantasy
  • IgKnight Food Fight
  • Beast King
  • #killallzombies – Switch
  • Offside
  • Achtung! Cthulhu Tactics – Switch
  • Dragon Chase

Friday, January 25th

  • Resident Evil 2 – PC/PS4/X1
  • Sister Travel
  • Paranoia: Deliver Me
  • Idle Wizard
  • Time to Fight
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 – PS4/X1 (JP only)
  • Once a Stray
  • The Great Emu War of 1932
  • Sakura MMO 2
  • Achievement Collector: Zombie
  • Achievement Collector: Dog
  • The Queen of Blackwood High
  • Derail Valley
  • Data Mining 5
  • QUBIC: Story Mode
  • Voxel Drivers
  • Card Brawl
  • Ancient Anathema
  • Haunting Hour
  • LCD Sports: American Football
  • A Bloody Party
  • Nuclear Power Station Creator
  • Dig to the Stars
  • Mining Empire: Earth Resources
  • blocks
  • Invasher
  • Seek Girl
  • Pool 2D Poolians
  • Happy Anime Puzzle
  • HotPuzzle:Video
  • Anti-Grav Bamoo-copter
  • Chaos Caves
  • Spectrum’s Path (Demo)

Saturday, January 26th

  • Captain Fly and Sexy Naked Girls at School
  • Hentai Jigsaw Puzzle
  • Secret Savings

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Zachery Bennett

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Zach’s eternal preoccupation with video games became cemented at an early age. His first memorable journey away from reality began with a text-based Football game on a dirty Apple II; he’s chased fantasy ever since. Having took English classes as electives in college, Zach decided to pull the trigger on a merger between the two obsessions.