In the blink of an eye it’s the end of January 2021. Time officially has no meaning anymore. This list a little late but if you’re a gamer you might have noticed that nothing is really launched that early in the year. So as of now in late Jan we have a great list of games for you to check out. The hard hitter this month is Hitman 3 a must have for any stealth fans or those that have played the series before. It’s a wonderful swansong to Agent 47 and it’s not to be missed. Others on the list include a couple of wonderful indie platform games and deep space odyssey sims and things.
Let’s dive right into our top 10 list for games coming out this January 2021
Hitman 3 by IO Interactive – January 20th
Hitman 3 marks the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again.
Hitman 3 builds on the solid foundations laid by the first two parts of the trilogy, sharing the same AI, stealth systems, and user interface, IO has also taken this opportunity to experiment a little with its tried and tested formula. Check out our best weapons and loadout for Hitman 3 here.
Platforms: PlayStation 5 / 4. Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC
Dyson Sphere Program by Youthcat Studio, Gamera Game – January 21st
Genre: Strategy, Simulation
Dyson Sphere Program is a sci-fi simulation game with space, adventure, exploration and factory automation elements where you can build your own galactic industrial empire from scratch.
In the distant future, the power of science and technology has ushered a new age to the human race. Space and time have become irrelevant thanks to virtual reality. A new kind of supercomputer has been developed – a machine whose superior artificial intelligence and computing capability will push humanity even further. There is only one problem: there isn’t enough energy in the whole planet to feed this machine.
You are a space engineer in charge of a project launched by the space alliance COSMO, tasked with a massive undertaking: constructing Dyson Spheres (a megastructure that would orbit around a star, harnessing all its power and energy) to produce the energy that humanity needs. Full article update here.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy by Koei Tecmo – January 26th
This story takes place three years after the events of the previous game Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. In these three years Ryza, the only member of her group to remains on the island. She receives a letter from her friend telling her about ruins that may be related to alchemy, along with a mysterious request involving a glowing stone. Starting off a new adventure that will uncover the mysteries of the ruins and a chance meeting with a strange creature that will change her life.
Atelier Ryza 2 has the same real-time tactics battle system as the first game but it’s now speedier with all new actions. Of course, as well synthesis which is the core of the game is there with new Linkage and Evolution Synthesis systems that should streamline and customise the entire process.
Platforms: PlayStation 5 / 4, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam
Cyber Shadow by Mechanical Head Studios – January 26th
Genre: 2D Platformer
The world has been taken over by synthetic lifeforms. A desperate plea for help sets Shadow, the sole survivor of his clan, on one last mission to uncover what started the path to perpetual ruin. Slash through the techno hordes, leap past traps, and nimbly navigate the ruins of Mekacity. Only you can unlock the secrets to your clan’s ancient powers in Cyber Shadow, the quintessential Ninja Action game.
Dash, slice, and leap through masterfully designed levels filled with sharply honed ninja platforming action. Take down more than a dozen apocalyptic bosses, from enormous war machines to your synthetic clan rivals. Experience the gripping story, told both in-game and through animated cinematic story scenes between the action. Who can be trusted? How far will Shadow go to protect his clan and the one he loves?
Platforms: PlayStation 5 / 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Mac
The Medium by Bloober Team – January 28th
From the same horror team that brought us Blair Witch and Layers of Fear comes their next instalment The Medium. Featuring a third-person psychological horror game that has patented dual-reality gameplay. Travel between the realities or explore them both at the very same time. Wield unique psychic abilities reserved for those with the gift. Use the Out of Body experience to investigate places where your real-world self can’t go. Create energy shields and deliver powerful spirit blasts to survive the spirit world and its otherworldly dangers.
Delve deep into a mature and morally ambiguous story, where nothing is what it seems and everything has another side. As a medium, you see, hear and experience more than others, and with every new perspective, you will change your perception on what happened at the Niwa resort.
Platforms: Xbox Series X / S, PC