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Nep’s Upcoming Games: February 2019

Evoland Legendary Edition

Release date: February 5 to 7 (variates per console)
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Indie
Console(s): Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One
Developer: Shiro Games

Veterans of Nep’s Gaming Paradise already know that I’ve made a review on Evoland a while ago. Long story short, this game brings you through the history of video games up till the 64-bit era, with gameplay from classic like The Legend of Zelda, Diablo and Final Fantasy. It’s a really fun and short game but not only that, this Legendary Edition also comes with the second, arguably even better sequel. Definitely a package worth picking up.

Reverie

Release date: February 7th
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Indie
Console(s): Nintendo Switch
Developer: Rainbite Unlimited

This game was already available on the Playstation 4 and Playstation Vita, but in a few days also on the Nintendo Switch. I haven’t played it yet, but it looks like a 2d Zelda-inspired indie game. Specifically A Link to the Past. Can say anything you want about Indie games but the more A Link to the Past I get, the better. Could drop me on an island with just that game and I wouldn’t even complain to be honest.

Odallus: The Dark Call

Release date: February 8th
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Indie
Console(s): Nintendo Switch (Playstation 4 and Xbox One release dates unconfirmed)
Developer: JoyMasher

I feel guilty for not having played this game yet, as it looks so good for a retro gamer like myself. Inspired by the likes of Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Demon’s Crest and Castlevania, this is an 8-bit action platformer game with exploration elements, almost made specifically for my tastes. It’s been on Steam for quite a while actually and it has also been on my wishlist for longer than I can remember, yet I still haven’t bought it. Oniken, another game from the same developer is also heading to the Nintendo Switch on the same day, and Playstation 4/Xbox One release dates unconfirmed.

City of Brass

Release date: February 8th
Genre(s): Action, Indie
Console(s): Nintendo Switch
Developer: Uppercut Games Pty Ltd

I’m getting major Dark Messiah of Might and Magic vibes from this one. It’s also been on Steam for quite a while, alongside the other eight generation consoles, which means that I’m slacking yet again. It’s apparently made by senior BioShock developers as well! The game takes clear inspiration from the Arabian Nights, which is a good and interesting theme to work with. Yet again me being too lazy for not having picked up this game yet.

Aragami: Shadow Edition

Release date: February 22nd
Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Indie
Console(s): Nintendo Switch
Developer: Lince Works

We’re staying in ”Indie games that Nep has not played yet and feels guilty for not having played” territory huh? Indeed, we have another one right here that looks really good. The game puts you in the shoes of an Assassin that Assassin’s Creed could only dream of. There’s the major burn for today, dab on the haters. Stealth gameplay that looks very fun, this will be a game that I, yet again, will put on my high priority list to play.

Here are a few honourable mentions of games that look good, or might interest you, but I’m not planning on getting or playing for a while:

BlazBlue: Central Fiction (February 7th, Nintendo Switch): I’m way too far behind to even think of touching this one, only having played the first BlazBlue game. But if it plays as well, if not better, then this definitely is a port worth getting.
Yakuza Kiwami (February 19th, PC): Same story as BlazBlue but even worse: I have never played a Yakuza game! This is an example I feel even more guilty about but I just haven’t gotten the time to play one of the games yet. I hereby apologize to the Yakuza fans and I promise that one day, I’ll get to it.
Path of Exile (February ??th, Playstation 4): You can’t go wrong with a Diablo-like MMO game, which is free as well! It was already on Steam for quite a while, and the Xbox One also got their slice two years ago. I haven’t played it yet, but that’s mostly because I’m waiting to play it alongside a few friends.

And that’s most of the mention-worthy games that are getting ported to other consoles in February. Yet again, let me know if you’re planning to get one of these!

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