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Games You Don’t want To Miss In February 2021

Super Mario 3D World & Bowser’s Fury by Nintendo – February 12th

Genre: Platformer, Action

Nintendo Switch proved that it can be a home to any kind of game out there. Whether being first-party Nintendo exclusives, ports from other consoles or even completely experimenting with the latest trends in gaming like battle-royales – they all work flawlessly. But there are still some games from the Wii U era that are yet to be ported to their full glory. Super Mario 3D World & Bowser’s Fury is exactly that and this is a mistake which Nintendo aims to correct on the 12th of February.

The original was loved by all fans of the little red plumber with its 3D take on the franchise that includes original levels and puzzles, challenging enemies and bosses, unique character level skills, and an incredibly fun multiplayer.

This port will take the title further than just improving graphics and performance. The new aspects include an Amiibo function similar to that of Skylanders, a new Snapshot game mode, and a new campaign called Bowser’s Fury. A must-have for anyone who owns a Switch!

Platform: Nintendo Switch

 

30XX by Batterystaple Games – February 17th

Genre: 2D Platformer, Co-Op

If you’re a fan of Mega Man or classic 2D Platformers then 30XX is something you absolutely, positively, don’t want to miss this year. Think of it as rogue-lite Mega Man X, coupled together with Mega Man X maker, coupled together with a full non-rogue-lite Mega Man X title. You get the drift.

Explore lush, ever-changing worlds that mix precise platforming with fevered combat. Destroy fearsome Guardians. Master unique Powers. Rediscover the thousand years we’ve lost. Play on your own or with a friend.

If you are a fan of classic jump and shoot gameplay, do not sleep on 30XX.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

 

King of Seas by 3DClouds – February 18th

Genre: Naval Combat

Pirates were a big thing in gaming for a hot minute. So what sets this pirate game apart from all the rest? Two things. First, it’s an indie RPG that is focused primarily on naval warfare. You’ll be spending more time on a ship and less time on land than any other pirate-themed title. Second, the entire world is procedurally generated, so no two playthroughs will be the same.

In a ferocious plot you will fight to regain what has been taken away and embark on an epic adventure in a fantastic world, filled with battles, lost islands and treasures. A universe full of amazing characters and breathtaking missions will keep you anchored as you strive to become the king of all pirates.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

 

Persona 5 Strikers by Atlus – February 23rd

Genre: RPG, Action-Adventure

Are turn-based JRPGs a bit slow for your taste? Well, then we have the best fix for you. This February, Persona is getting thrown in with Dynasty Warriors, which means that we will have a game that inhabits both real-time action combat and turn-based features. Fingers crossed that this game will not turn out to be a bumbling mess!

Persona 5 Strikers will continue the story of Joker and The Phantom Thieves of Hearts as a summer vacation with friends take a sudden turn. A distorted reality emerges where you’ll need to reveal the truth and redeem the hearts of those imprisoned at the centre of the crisis! Strike back against the corruption overtaking Japan.

The transition to a faster-paced approach, a B.A.N.D system, dungeon exploration, dozens of puzzles to be solved, and much more awaits you in Persona 5 Strikers.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC

 

Bravely Default II by Team Asano, Claytechworks Co. – February 26th

Genre: RPG, JRPG

Another Nintendo exclusive is about to make its way onto the Switch. Forget about ports, this time we’re talking about brand new stuff. Bravely Default II is the sequel to a respected high-profile JRPG living exclusively on the 3DS until now. The game comes from the creators of Octopath Traveler and Square Enix so if you’re a fan of classic turn-based RPGs then is the game for you.

For those who haven’t played the previous series this is a good chance to start because Bravely Default II has a brand a new story, unrelated to the past two games. You play as Seth, a shipwrecked sailor, who washes up on the shore of one of the kingdoms. There he’s found by Gloria, a princess of a destroyed kingdom. They’ll travel the world in search of the four Crystals as the Heroes of Light.

For all things, Bravely Default II be sure to check out our article here.

Platform: Nintendo Switch

 

Control: Ultimate Edition by Remedy Entertainment – February 2nd

Genre: 3rd Person Shooter, Action

Control is a fine game. No doubt about that. But even with all the game awards and nominations, it’s like the title has been overlooked and never received the attention it deserves. The game never managed to truly shine as the last-gen limits are already in front of us. With the arrival of the next-gen consoles, we are ready to witness this game in its true form – A real next-gen experience!

Control: Ultimate Edition is going to take full advantage of the new horsepower that the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S are offering. You can opt to enable ray tracing or disable it to get 4k/60fps performance. As the environment is fully destructible, the new hardware will make it look spectacular. Graphics improvement is not the only thing coming in the package. It is still inheriting all the previously released DLCs as well as The Expeditions expansion, an end-game mode, and photo mode.

If you haven’t gotten around to playing Control yet then this is the best time to do it as the Control Ultimate Edition comes with the base games as well as The Foundation and AWE expansions. Be sure to check out our Control Beginner’s Guide here too before you start playing!

Platforms: PlayStation 5 / 4, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC


 

February is going to be a busy month in the gaming world. The pandemic situation is urging us to stay at home. So, what is better than socially distancing in your cosy home with a handful of new games?

If you’re not up to buying any new games February is also hosting a bunch of big updates in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Genshin Impact. Not to mention all the awesome Lunar New Year events! So get settled in and ride the pandemic in the best way possible, on screen.

This article was an original contribution by Sarah from the site OffGamers. Check out the site for all your gaming needs!

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