February 2013 Video Game Release Dates
It’s February already? Where has the time gone? Hopefully some of it has been spent playing video games…
This month comes in strong with Ni no Kuni, ends well with Rayman: Legends, and has a fair few amazing games in-between - here’s February’s release schedule.
1st February 2013
Ni no Kuni
The tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world to become a magician in an attempt to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way, Oliver makes new friends and adopts many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies.
A new army of Cy-bugs threatens Mr. Litwak’s arcade – team up with the misunderstood Ralph and perpetual ‘good guy’ Felix as they set out on a wild, game-hopping journey to restore peace and destroy the evil insect race that threatens their home.
Hitman: HD Trilogy
Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money include over forty incredible missions for Agent 47, presented in high definition on today’s consoles for the very first time. Whether you’re a Hitman veteran re-living past glories, or a new fan who craves more of 47′s unique style of… elimination, the Hitman: HD Trilogy gives you a great new opportunity to fulfil these classic contracts.
8th February 2013
Scribblenauts Unlimited is a side-scrolling Puzzle game with a substantial Action component, in which players use a magical in-game notepad to create objects that are used to complete tasks and challenges that are placed before them. Once created, objects are stored in the game’s object library, and can be resummoned using their given name, and even altered for use later. Additional features include: the return of the series hero, Maxwell, now with a deeper storyline; 4-player game support; hint functionality; crisp HD graphics; and an open world game design featuring themed areas.
Dead Space 3
PC, Xbox 360, Playstation 3
Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver are sent on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customise weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s.
12th February 2013
Aliens: Colonial Marines
PC, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, WiiU, Onlive
The Aliens are perfect killing machines, the nightmares of the galaxy. Our only hope for survival is the ultimate in military force. Are you ready to sign up with the Colonial Marines? 17 weeks after losing contact with Hadley’s Hope, a new team of Colonial Marines returns to LV-426. The rescue mission becomes a battle for survival against new dangers, new enemies and new species of Xenomorphs.
22nd February 2013
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Players assume control of Raiden, protagonist of Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and supporting character in Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. A key gameplay feature for the game is titled zan-datsu, which involves “cutting” through enemies and “taking” parts from the bodies of dismembered cyborgs and robots. Rising’s stealth elements will emphasize Raiden’s considerable speed and agility through what Matsuyama describes as “hunting stealth.”
PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Return to the fight as Prophet, the Nanosuit soldier on a quest to rediscover his humanity and exact brutal revenge. Adapt on the fly with the stealth and armour abilities of your unique Nanosuit as you battle through the seven wonders of New York’s Liberty Dome. Unleash the firepower of your all-new, high-tech bow and alien weaponry to hunt both human and alien enemies. And uncover the truth behind the death of your squad while re-establishing the power of human will in a rich story full of exciting twists and turns.
28th February 2013
Rayman: Legends WiiU
Rayman, Globox, and the Teensies are off wandering through an enchanted forest when they discover a mysterious tent filled with a series of captivating paintings. As they look more closely, they notice each painting seems to tell the story of a mythical world. While focusing on a painting that shows a medieval land, they are suddenly sucked into the painting, entering the world, and the adventure begins. The gang must run, jump and fight their way through each world to save the day and discover the secrets of every legendary painting.