New Video Game Releases for the Week of 1-21-18

As January nears its end, it brings with it a swath of new video games. Older games continue to get ported to the Switch (ChromaGun is coming!), but there are two main contenders going at it for this week’s spotlight: Dragon Ball FighterZ and Monster Hunter: World.

If speedily beating anime characters’ asses doesn’t interest you, maybe you’re better suited for the hunt (of monsters [in a world]). If you’re looking for more of an old-school, pixelated feel to your shiny new video game, look no further than Celeste (PC/Switch) and Iconoclasts (PC/PS4/Vita). The former has a simple-yet-elegant, puzzle-based gameplay mechanic while the latter boasts some pretty beautiful pixel art.

Lost Sphear releases on PC, PS4, and Vita on Tuesday, as well, so ready your wallet if you’re itching for a good JRPG. Trying to make more use of that VR headset you bought? Check out The Inpatient for PS4, or, if you’re feeling particularly daring, try out Overduty VR: Battle Royale on PC. I’ll just let you deconstruct that name for yourselves.

Zwei: The Arges Adventure hits PC (and, hopefully, the Switch someday), Assassin’s Creed Origins gets its first DLC, The Hidden Ones, and Legrand Legacy launches with a cat race—and it all happens this week. Seriously, put a cat race into a video game and just watch me be too broke to buy it.

You’ve got my heart, at least, Legrand Legacy. I’ll get around to you one day.

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

Monday, January 22nd

  • Hidden Dragon Legend
  • The Red Strings Club
  • Luvocious
  • Ripped Pants at Work
  • Hero Plus
  • ChromaGun – Switch
  • Animals Memory: Underwater Kingdom
  • Impossibox
  • Nemesis Realms (Early Access)
  • Overduty VR: Battle Royale (Early Access)
  • Instant Death
  • Panacea: Last Will
  • Mountain Troll
  • Critical Mess
  • Bikour!
  • Rapid Tap
  • Mumps
  • Yuzi Lims: Anime Runner
  • Fat Foods (Early Access)
  • The Scent of Summer
  • Lopp
  • Asura Valley
  • Space Rocket
  • Dad’s Co-Worker
  • King Battle
  • Ancient Future
  • Sniper Training Camp

Tuesday, January 23rd

  • Iconoclasts – PC/PS4/Vita
  • Lost Sphear – PC/PS4/Switch
  • Velocity 2X: Critical Mass Edition – PS4/Vita
  • OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes – PC/PS4/X1
  • The Inpatient – PS4
  • Staxel
  • My Time at Portia (Early Access)
  • Shu – Switch
  • SOS
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins: The Hidden Ones – PC/PS4/X1
  • Midnight Quest
  • Season’s Beatings
  • Unveloped
  • Ballz: Farm
  • Steel Eagle
  • One Night on the Road
  • Chilie Peppers
  • Copierre
  • Guinea-Pig
  • Tile Typer
  • Crazy Pirate
  • Endlessness
  • Wangan Warrior X
  • AltCoin
  • Realshot
  • Hiro’s Forest Rumble
  • Nostradamus: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
  • Missing Road
  • Bug Invaders
  • Total War: WARHAMMER II – Rise of the Tomb Kings

Wednesday,   January 24th

  • Legrand Legacy
  • Wildlife Park Gold Remastered
  • Close Your Eyes: Anniversary Remake
  • Zwei: The Arges Adventure
  • Kakusankibou
  • Yoltrund
  • The Great One Hand Challenge
  • Lowpoly Hero
  • Jambo
  • Kensho
  • Sensual VR
  • Delete
  • Papich: The Game Ep. 1
  • Unstoppable Hamster
  • Trivia Vault: Health Trivia Deluxe
  • Achievement Lurker: We Give Up!
  • Alan: Rift Breakers
  • LOA: Me and Angel
  • Night Fly
  • Please Close the Doors
  • Puzzle of Santa Girl VR
  • Infinity Escape
  • Stratego Multiplayer

Thursday, January 25th

  • Celeste – PC/Switch
  • Shalnor Legends: Sacred Lands
  • The Mind’s Eclipse
  • Puzzle With Your Friends
  • Dust and Salt
  • Harsh (Early Access)
  • Car Puzzler
  • Zomby Soldier
  • Floresia I: Intemporel
  • Defend the Planet
  • Abstractism
  • Guns&Notes
  • Zombie Derby 2
  • Dustoff Heli Rescue 2 – Switch
  • ATOMIK: RunGunJumpGun – Switch
  • Aim Trainer Pro
  • Forgotten Places: Regained Castle
  • Tank 51
  • Scary New Year
  • Clark HOOVA VR
  • Trials of the Illuminati: Assorted Jigsaws
  • The Beanstalk
  • Tavern Table Tactics (Early Access)
  • Murazu
  • Gimbal Gravity
  • Endless Space 2: Vaulters
  • Pic-a-Deluxe: Small Puzzles 1 – Switch
  • Pic-a-Deluxe: Large Puzzles 1 – Switch
  • Pic-a-Deluxe: Mixed Puzzles 1 – Switch
  • Noir Chronicles: City of Crime
  • Little Adventurer III
  • Bitcoin Highway
  • ZIG ZAG GO – 3DS
  • Strikers 1945 II – Switch
  • Zero Gunner 2 – Switch
  • Tachyon Project – Switch

Friday, January 26th

  • Tesla vs. Lovecraft
  • Railway Empire – PC/PS4/X1
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ – PC/PS4/X1
  • Monster Hunter: World – PS4/X1
  • Puke Simulator
  • Tunnels of Despair
  • Hollow Throne
  • My Life as a Maiden
  • Creatio Ex Nihilo: Aition
  • Opus 1: Social Justice War
  • Achievement Clicker 2018
  •  Hill Quest
  • Fruit Attacks VR
  • Animals Memory: Insect
  • In Between Games
  • Psychedelic Platformer
  • Cyberpunk Arena
  • Clumsy Knights: Threats of Dragon
  • Ultimate Spider Hero
  • Kicking Kittens: Putin Saves the World
  • Battle for Mountain Throne (Early Access)
  • Soul for Two
  • The Apartment
  • Polyventure
  • Zen Tami Ouja
  • Walhall
  • Later On
  • Xenomorph
  • Angelo Skate Away
  • Survival Space: Unlimited Shooting

Saturday, January 27th

  • Squares

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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.