5 Games You Must Play in January 2019

January is almost upon us and there’s a ton of great games coming our way. This article will go over 5 Games that will release in the month of January 2019 that you must play.

Note: The list is not a ranking and not in order.

The month is very JRPG heavy, but don’t worry that’s a good thing!

Kingdom Hearts 3

The final entry in the Xehanort saga is almost here, releasing almost 14 years after Kingdom Hearts 2.

Kingdom Hearts 3 has been in development for a while after being announced at E3 2013 but the game is finally almost here with just under a month to go. The third entry will feature improvements and additions to the battle system inspired from the spin-off games, gorgeous new visual thanks to Unreal Engine 4, new worlds from Disney IPs like Frozen, Toy Story, Tangled and more.

Platforms: PS4 & Xbox One

Release Date: January 29

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition

In my humble opinion Tales of Vesperia is the best Tales of game, and was the entry that got me into the series. Although newer games have improved upon the presentation, battle system and story telling the overall package that Vesperia offered is something still to be replicated.

Vesperia also stars the most likable JRPG protagonist ever in Yuri, he’s just a guy who goes out and gets things done without complaining unlike the whiny teen boy protagonist of so many JRPGs nowadays. The rest of the cast is also a blast with some great interactions between them.

Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC & Xbox One

Release Date: January 11

Resident Evil 2 Remake

The Resident Evil 2 Remake has been in the talks for a while now and was finally revealed at E3 earlier this year. Resident Evil 2 Remake goes back to the third-person shooter gameplay but with a higher focus on horror and survival. A demo for the game will be made available next month giving players a chance to try the game out before making a purchase.

Story wise there will be some changes including Leon and Claire’s campaigns being intertwined and played in a single go with the game switching between the characters at certain stages in the story.

Let’s get Resident Evil 3 remade after this eh Capcom?

Platforms: PS4, PC & Xbox One

Release Date: January 25

Onimusha: Warlords

The first Onimusha game, subtitled Warlords, is getting a remaster next month on the Switch, PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game features methodical hack and slash action with a fixed Resident Evil style camera with pre-rendered backgrounds.

Onimusha: Warlords is one of the most punishing but also rewarding games you’ll play and many consider it to be one of the forefathers of the Souls genre of games.

Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC & Xbox One

Release Date: January 15

The Walking Dead: The Final Season – Episode 3: Broken Toys

The third episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season title Broken Toys releases next month.

The episode is finally coming out after multiple delays and danger of cancellation after developers Telltale Games announced their bankruptcy a few months ago.

Platforms: Switch, PS4, PC & Xbox One

Release Date: January 15

What’s the game you’re looking forward to the most on this list? Let us know in the comments below.

Danial Arshad Khan

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