It’s all about giving gamers some love for the month of hearts. February carries a lot of video game releases for the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms, a lot of which are pretty big-name games and much-anticipated titles.
“Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4”
The final installment for the acclaimed “Naruto” game series will open up players’ February. Recently, The Sound Four DLC was revealed by developer CyberConnect2, which brings in more playable characters for the game.
This is already on top of what the developer has already confirmed to be the biggest roster of fighters to date. “Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4” will come to the PS4, Xbox One and PC on Feb. 5 for Europe and Feb. 9 for North America.
“Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia”
Also coming in on Feb. 9 is Ubisoft’s newest AC title. Heading to the PS4, Xbox One, PC and PS Vita, the last of the “Assassin’s Creed Chronicles” titles will put players from the viewpoint of Nikolai Orlov.
“Street Fighter V”
Capcom’s new fighter game will finally land on the PS4 and PC on Feb. 16. While fighting is at the heart of the game, there’s more to the storyline to fill the appetites of long-time fans. Game Producer Yoshinori Ono had affirmed that the game will be delving into the comics, movies and series of the franchise, bringing in some narrative in the same element as “Mortal Kombat,” GameSpot reported.
This is also what fans have started to ask of the franchise, and what the developers have tried to deliver. This also takes into account the timeline of “Street Fighter V,” which reportedly goes after the gap between its predecessor and the “Street Fighter III” titles.
During the Taipei Game Show 2016, the developer even showed off a new and content-laden gameplay trailer that features the modes in the game. The trailer also gives hints on how to get more costumes and content for “Street Fighter V.”
“Far Cry Primal”
Going primal and Mesolithic on players is “Far Cry Primal,” Ubisoft’s latest take on the long-running game franchise. Taking players tens of thousands of years back in time, the game had put the developer in a challenging stance of making a believable prehistoric title while delivering the “Far Cry” brand.
In an interview with Sydney Morning Herald, the developer revealed that “Far Cry Primal” goes beyond what was already seen in other “Far Cry” titles in scale alone. Since it also goes after a new time period, which is very different from its predecessor, the developer also had to be creative with the way it handled giving players a realistic feel of the game without sounding like a history tour.
“Far Cry Primal” is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PC on Feb. 23 for the console versions. The PC version will come a week later on March 1.
Polygon features a full list of games releasing this February. There are three more contenders for players’ attention on Feb. 9. “Firewatch,” which comes to Windows and PS4 platforms is from Campo Santo, “Unravel,” a game that follows the adventures of Yarny into the wild, and the expansion of “Dying Light: The Following” for the PS4, Xbox One and PC are all coming on the same day.
Other titles to watch out for February include “Fire Emblem Fates” and the sequel to Electronic Arts’ crazy but amusing shooter ‘Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2.” The former will land on Feb. 19, while players can battle it out with zombies with three new plants on Feb. 23.