The biggest games of the month coincide with whatâ€™s likely to be the first payday of 2022 for many.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collectionâ€™s release is also timed perfectly for the upcoming movie. This seems to be a theme for Sony this year, with the rumoured The Last of Us Remake allegedly due around the same time as the HBO TV series.
Then on Switch thereâ€™s PokÃ©mon Legends: Arceus â€“ arriving just a few months after Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. Early rumblings from Japanese journos is that itâ€™s very different from previous games, and also surprisingly difficult. This is, for those not keeping track, the open-world adventure fans have long asked for.
This week also sees the release of Naconâ€™s annual sporting update Rugby 22, isometric RPG Reverie Knights Tactics, 2D action game duo COGEN: Sword of Rewind and Luminous Avenger iX 2, and the Xbox’s psychological horror SWAN Chernobyl Unexplored.
Namcoâ€™s Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master! also launches 27th January on Xbox, coming as a complete surprise. It’s heading to Game Pass, and we imagine Namco is banking on downloadable track revenue.
The PS4/PS5 gain a belated re-release too â€“ the excellent The Artful Escape, a story-driven affair about identity, expectations, and finding your place in the world.
Also, look out for our review of Summertime Madness. Itâ€™s a puzzle adventure that gives six hours to solve its riddles and escape, adding a sense of urgency not often associated with the genre. Or if youâ€™re feeling really smart, you can opt for a three-hour limit…
New release trailers
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
PokÃ©mon Legends: Arceus
The Artful Escape
Reverie Knights Tactics
COGEN: Sword of Rewind
Luminous Avenger iX 2
SWAN Chernobyl Unexplored
Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master!
New on multiformat releases
- Rugby 22
- Reverie Knights Tactics
- COGEN: Sword of Rewind
- Cake Invaders
- Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2
- Hotel Life: A Resort Simulator
- Summertime Madness
- Gav-Gav Odyssey
- Cities: Skylines – Airports
New on PSN
- Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection â€“ PS5
- Magi Trials
- Starlight Shores
- Elasto Mania Remastered
- Round Invaders
- The Sheep P
- The Artful Escape
- Circuit Superstars
- Super Onion Boy 2
New on Xbox Store
- S.W.A.N.: Chernobyl Unexplored
- Taiko no Tatsujin: The Drum Master!
- Cannibal Cuisine
New Switch retail releases
eShop round-up coming Thursday
- Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Next week: Dying Light 2 Stay Human, Life is Strange Remastered Collection, The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna, Dyna Bomb, Webbed, Guntech 2, and Maglam Lord.