The Witness - PS4, PC - January 26
The Witness has been hanging around for a while; 2009 to be exact. It has long been touted as one of the PS4’s most prominent indie titles, and finally we are in line to get our hands on it. Jonathan Blow, the game’s creator is famous for his work on the classic platformer, Braid, and is looking to follow up that success with a game he refers to as a “very deliberately an homage to Myst”. Despite the amount of time that has gone by since the game’s initial announcement, very little is actually known about the game, outside of heavy puzzle elements and a First Person perspective. In a few short weeks we will see what The Witness is all about.
Final Fantasy Explorers - 3DS - January 26
Final Fantasy is diving into the Hunting/RPG genre with Final Fantasy Explorers, borrowing mechanics from classic games like Monster Hunter and Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles to create a spinoff that Square Enix is hoping will prove fruitful. No, it isn’t Final Fantasy XV, but if you are starving for some new content from the long running franchise, Explorers is as good a place as any to get your fix.
LEGO Marvel Avengers - Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U, 3DS, Vita, PC - January 26
LEGO Marvel Avengers is the second Marvel game that Traveller’s Tales has tackled; the first being 2013’s LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. Avengers features characters and storylines from the blockbuster films, Marvel’s The Avengers and Age of Ultron, so the game is looking to be a much more focused experience.
This War of Mine: The Little Ones - PS4, Xbox One - January 29
This War of Mine is yet another PC exclusive making its way to consoles. The game takes the idea of war and turns the perspective around on to the civilians that are forced to survive amidst the chaos. Suffering and death are prominent in a world where heroes are irrelevant and the only thing that matters is living to see another day.