There's generally quite a lull when it comes to game releases in January. Everyone is relaxing following New Year and Christmas celebrations and slowly recovering from the loss of all their savings. But once February rolls around we start to see publishers releasing some interesting products, and next month is absolutely full of them when it comes the XBOX One and Xbox 360.
So get ready everyone, because you're going to have to prioritize when it comes to electing one or two of these anticipated titles. What will you be buying this February?
This beautiful game captured the hearts and minds of everyone when it was revealed at E3 last year. Unravel seems to be a beautiful physics-based puzzle game, in which we control the titular character, Yarny.
Yarny, as you may have guessed, is made out of yarn, and you use this yarn to navigate the various areas and complete puzzles within them. It's also a metaphor for life and how all of us have interacted with so many places and people and have ultimately left our mark on the world. Beautiful. Unravel will release on February 9th for XBOX One.
Far Cry Primal
Probably the biggest release of February 2016, Far Cry Primal is the next chapter in Ubisoft's Far Cry franchise. It's set within the Stone Age, as we take control of one of our imagined ancestors. Far Cry Primal revolves around the story of Takkar, who starts off as an unarmed hunter and rises to become the leader of a tribe. You can tame various animals, such as sabertooth tigers and wolves, as we take on bears, rival tribes, and wooly mammoths. The game will be out on Xbox One on February 23.
Cobalt is an action-oriented side-scrolling game that was delayed from October of last year, to February 2nd, 2016. It's set to arrive on Xbox One and Xbox 360 and has tons of modes for players to enjoy. Whether it be TeamStrike (a mode inspired by Counter Strike) or an exciting adventure mode, Cobalt has you covered. It supports multiplayer and also features an in-game editor which enables players to create their own maps! Its got rolling, punching and even bullet time mechanics! Can't wait :D
Dying Light: The Following
Dying Light was a surprise hit for Polish studio Techland around this time last year. It's a lot of fun to engage with and now it's getting an expansion which is set to introduce car combat. Sign me up. This DLC area is actually twice as big as the original Dying Light, with tons of locations to visit, which range from a graveyard and a race track to a granary and a lighthouse. For those of you that missed out on Dying Light in 2015, knows your chance to join in!
Layers of Fear
This is a PC game from 2015, which is finally arriving on XBOX on February 16th. The horror game enjoyed a healthy reception with fans on Steam, with the likes of Kotaku labelling it as "One of The Biggest Horror Surprises of The Year." The entire game takes place within a haunted house and has drawn comparisons with Hideo Kojima's P.T. demo. Prepare to jump and have your mind completely messed with.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
Nothing better than to roundoff this list with a nice fighting game, and it's a [Naruto: Shippuden](tag:3637021) game to boot! If you've played Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 or even interacted with the demo for [Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4](tag:3755113), you'll know that you're in for an exciting adventure on February 9th. This game will be the last in the Shippuden series and presents the opportunity to play some of the most intense moments from a remarkable show. Can't wait!