Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen - PC - January 15
Dragon’s Dogma is finally making its way to PC after being a console exclusive for the last three years. The game is an open world action RPG that borrows elements from games like Skyrim, Dark Souls and Shadow of the Colossus, making it one of the most unique games of the last generation. Dark Arisen is the re-release of the original game with add-on content that came a year after the game initially came out. PC players have been hoping to get this game for some time now, and for good reason. In a world that sees a lot of sequels and retread ideas, Dragon’s Dogma is a brave attempt at trying to create something unique to its genre.
Darkest Dungeon - PC - January 19
Early Access can be a real crapshoot, but Red Hook Studios got it right with Darkest Dungeon. The game is a 2-D gothic roguelike RPG that focuses on difficulty and the psychological stresses of adventuring. Players take control of a group of four heroes and side-scroll their way into the depths of subterranean dungeons where they will fight off hordes of dangerous enemies, disease and famine all while struggling to maintain the sanity of the group. The game encourages tactical retreats, as if you stay too long in the darkness, the group becomes more and more vulnerable. The result is a tense and personal experience in a game that doesn’t require a meaty PC to be able to run.
Resident Evil 0: HD Remaster - Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PS3, PC - January 19
Last year, Resident Evil HD Remaster, an HD port of the original game, released to a largely positive reception. And now exactly one year later to the day, the prequel, Resident Evil 0 is getting its own HD remaster, that can either be purchased on its own digitally or as a physical disc bundle called the Resident Evil Origins Collection. Relive the classic horror game in beautiful HD, the way it was meant to be played.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam - 3DS - January 22
It’s crossover time! The Paper Mario and Mario and Luigi franchises have come together to create an all new RPG adventure (with a very creative name). Although the game’s framework primarily focuses on the Mario and Luigi franchise, there are mechanics from the Paper Mario series sprinkled in to enhance exploration, combat abilities and puzzle solving.