And finally 2023 has arrived. Goodbye old year, hello new wonderful games coming. The first month of the year is bipolar for our market: there are times when it’s incredible, others when it seems to have a hangover. This time we will big games, blockbuster indies, and releases of beloved games on new consoles. We go to the main January 2023 releases.
One Piece Odyssey – January 12
One Piece OdysseySource: ILCA
The month takes a while to get going, but on the 12th comes the new adventure of the pirate who stretches. One Piece Odyssey is a turn-based RPG with open-ended exploration of the map that will accompany Luffy, Zoro, Nami and other Straw Hat Pirates on comical and incredible adventures. Out of the seven available characters, the player has to set up groups with four of them and fight against the most diverse opponents. Also, there is a system called Dramatic Scene, where the player will find himself in very uncomfortable situations related to the personality of each character. The game will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden – January 19
Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 GoldenSource: ATLUS
January 19th is going to be great for JRPG fans. On that date, both Person 3 portable how much Persona 4 gold will receive versions for old and current generation consoles. In case of person 3will also make its debut in computerwhile 4 has been available for the platform since 2020. And that’s not all: both games developed by ATLUS will be available on Xbox Game Pass as soon as they are released for consoles and PRAÇA.
Fire Emblem Engage – January 20
Engage fire emblemSource: Intelligent Systems
Going to January 20, we will have the launch of Engage fire emblem. It has since been the first tactical RPG in the franchise Three Houses, released in 2019, and will maintain similar gameplay to its predecessors, with the addition of Emblem Rings, which allow the player to summon characters from other games in the series. An interesting curiosity that the protagonists of the title were created by Mika Pikazo, VTuber designers such as Kaguya Luna and Hakos Baelz. Engage fire emblem will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Monster Hunter Rise – January 20
monster hunter increaseSource: Capcom
Another big game that will get new releases at the beginning of the year is monster hunter increase. On January 20, the title will reach the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, thus ending Nintendo’s exclusivity on consoles. And just like the Persona games mentioned above, monster hunter increase It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one. It is worth saying that he is now available for PC.
Abandoned – January 24th
abandonedSource: Light Productions
Moving into 24, we have the new game from Luminous Productions. abandoned is an action RPG with a lot of focus on fast and smooth locomotion through an open world. The player takes the role of Frey Holland, a human who has been transported from New York to the magical world of Athia. Now he must use his new magical abilities to face monstrous creatures, explore landscapes and defeat the powerful Tantas matriarchs. Distributor Square Enix has described the game as a narrative adventure, so expect an impactful story. It will be available for PlayStation 5 and PC.
Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection – January 26th
Wonder Boy Anniversary CollectionSource: SEGA
What do you think about buying a game and getting 21? This is basically what Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection will offer. The collection, which launches on January 26, will contain 21 versions of six different games. That is, if you want to play Wonder Boy in the world of monsters, you can choose the Western versions of Mega Drive and Master System or the Japanese version of Mega Drive. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the games or relive them. Wonder Boy Anniversary Collection will be available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
Dead Space – January 27th
Dead spaceSource: Motive Studios
And this start of the year has good things for fans of horror games. OR remake of the first Dead space will be released on January 27 and will contain the entire story of the original, but with renewed graphics and gameplay. It was developed by Motive Studio, the same as Star Wars: Squadrons, used the latest version of Frostbite as the graphics engine, the sound part is practically the same as the original and will not have any type of microtransaction. We’ll soon find out if the project worked, when it comes out for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake – January 31st
SpongeBob SquarePants: Cosmic ShockSource: purple lamp
At the end of the month, on the 31st, the new adventure of the most famous sea sponge in the world will be launched. Developed by Purple Lamp, the same as Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated, SpongeBob SquarePants: Cosmic Shock is a 3D platformer that will take Bob and his friends through different and fun worlds. In addition to the protagonist, Patrick and Sandy will also be playable and each of them will have unique special abilities. The game will also contain unlockable outfits, which will surely make fans of the cartoon very happy. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.
SEASON: A letter to the future – January 31st
SEASON: A letter to the futureSource: Scavengers Studio
Always on the 31st, a game for those who love to explore the world and keep memories. SEASON: A letter to the future puts the player in the role of a young lady who goes on an adventure and will record everything with the help of a camera, audio recorder and a nice notebook. You will ride your bike on your own, you will meet friendly people, explore wonderful places and find your purpose in your life. The game will be available for PlayStation 5 and PC.
And check out our honorable mentions:
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarotto (PS5, Xbox Series X|S) – January 13th
- A space for the unattached (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC) – January 19
- increased (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) – January 24th
- Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition (Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) – January 31st
- We have been here forever (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One) – January 31st
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