Following on from last weekâ€™s double-whammy of PokÃ©mon Legends: Arceus and the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection comes another pairing of a big-name release and an awaited remaster.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human has been a long time coming, first announced in 2018. Some even feared it would never emerge from its development struggles. Techland has gone as far as showing last-gen gameplay (or â€œold genâ€ as they called it) in the run-up to release, just to calm fears that theyâ€™re not about to drop another Cyberpunk 2077. The Switch version has been delayed though, sadly.
Then thereâ€™s the Life is Strange Remastered Collection, which boasts enhanced graphics and improved animation. Again, the Switch version wonâ€™t make the 1st Feb launch date.
Maglam Lord is still on track for a Switch (and PS4) release this week though. Itâ€™s a hellish JRPG with real-time combat, plus weapon crafting. Comparisons with Summon Night arenâ€™t off the mark.
The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna may be one to watch, being an open-world adventure with â€˜power fantasyâ€™ moments. Dreamscaper â€“ hitting Xbox Game Pass â€“ has surreal moments too, taking place in both a dream realm and the real world.
We also spy Madness Beverage gaining a PS4 release. This FPS was one of the worst games we played last year, rife with problems. We even had to restart it halfway through due to becoming stuck in a location without enough ammo to fight the next wave of enemies. A master class in how not to create a throwback shooter.
Speaking of retro, QUByte Classics â€“ The Humans by Piko brings back an often-forgotten â€˜90s Lemmings clone â€“ one of many released around that time. You may also know it as Dino Dudes: Evolution. This package contains a handful of versions, including the Game Boy iteration.
With Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, GRID Legends, Sifu and CrossfireX now just weeks away, February is looking like a surprisingly busy month.
New release trailers
Life is Strange: Remastered Collection
Dying Light 2 Stay Human
The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna
QUByte Classics – The Humans by PIKO
The Sealed Ampoule
New multiformat releases
- Life is Strange Remastered Collection
- Dying Light 2 Stay Human
- The Dead Tree of Ranchiuna
- QUByte Classics â€“ The Humans by Piko
- The Sealed Ampoule
New on PSN
- Maglam Lord
- Madness Beverage
- The Chick C
- Arcade Archives: New Rally-X
New on Xbox Store
- Dyna Bomb
- Ambition Record
- Crocâ€™s World Construction Kit 2
- Demon Hunter 5: Ascendence
- Drone Gladiator
- The Song Out of Space
New Switch retail releases
eShop round-up coming Thursday
- Autobahn Police Simulator 2
- Maglam Lord
Next week: Sifu, CrossfireX, OlliOlli World, Breakout: Recharged, El Gancho, Edge Of Eternity, KungFu Kickball, Rise of the Third Power, Sword of Elpisia, and From Heaven To Earth.