New Game News - FEBRUARY 2021
(New Game Tuesday is now New Game News! When New Game Tuesday shifted to a monthly format, I still had it come out on Tuesdays. However, as sometimes the first Tuesday of the month fell late into the month, some games were already out. Game Infinite has recently gone through a massive update in visual design. Our new uniform look brings a design aesthetic across posts regardless of news, game content, or community content. With this redesign, I am updating NGT into New Game News, which will come on the first of the month, to better prep our followers for major and exciting games coming out each month. This article will focus on new game releases, not necessarily games that launched previously but have their next-gen versions are arriving, but may include major game seasonal updates or expansions.)
February is here, and we have some late editions that didn't make it onto the promo image, but February looks to be an exciting month for gamers.
"New Game News" showcases some major game releases of the month! Scroll down to see if any of the major releases appeal to you!
1. Apex Legends Season 8
Release Date: 2/2
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, (Switch?)
Developer: Respawn Entertainment
Apex Legends is bringing new updates, battle passes, a huge change to Kings Canyon, a new character, and more to Apex in season 8! What we don't know is that supposedly the Switch version is surprise dropping today? Several leaks, including the Japanese trailer all say today. "News on the Switch version" is also coming today, and whether or not that news is a surprise release, we just don't know for sure.
2. Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood
Release Date: 2/4
Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, PC
Publisher: bacon, Bigben Interactive
This ridiculously named Xbox 360 era looking "AA" title has many excited for their over the top wolf slashing adventure. Don't expect a full AAA experience from this game, but for what it is, early reports are leaning positive.
3. Supermario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Release Date: 2/12
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Nintendo is experimenting with this odd, limited release strategy lately, and I'm not sure I like it. Nintendo already rarely discounts games over time, and re-releases Wii-U ports at full price. I don't think they need to add "you only have so long to buy it" to the list of anti-consumer practices they have been doing. I am not a fan, but nonetheless fans are still very excited for revisiting this game and with the added Bowser's Fury mode. Get it before it's gone in May of 2021.
4. Persona 5 Strikers
Release Date: 2/20
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC
Developer: Omega Force, P-studio,
Publisher: Atlus, Sega
I will admit that Persona 5 is one of those games that I regret not having more time for. I was put off by its strange nature, and turn based combat. I keep wanting to circle back to it, but it is so incredibly long. Everyone tells me how great it was, and I know that this is supposed to be a phenomenal game. PS5 Strikers is a game with more action oriented combat, and that is something that I think would appeal to a more wide audience if you are like me and an outsider to the franchise looking in.
5. Little Nightmares II
Release Date: 2/11
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PS4, PC, PS5, Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, Android
Developer: Tarsier Studios
Publisher: Bandai Namco
This widely popular indie horror platform is set to recieve it's much anticipated sequel after receiving a late delay out of Holiday 2020, potentially being one of many to move out of the way of Cyberpunk. Fans of the franchise can't wait to get back into this creepy universe.
6. Bravely Default II
Release Date: 2/26
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Developer: Team Asano, Claytechworks Co
Publisher: Square Enix (JP), Nintendo (NA)
7. Destruction AllStars
Release Date: February 2021
Developer: Lucid Games
Originally going to be a full price launch title for the PS5, Destruction Allstars was delayed until February. Being a full priced next-gen title with so little marketing, I was afraid for this games longevity. Seemingly no one knew about it, and it's delay went unnoticed. However, now that it will be included at launch on Playstation Plus, (an incredibly smart move) this game could see Fall Guys levels of popularity instead of falling to obscurity.
As always, stay tuned here on Game Infinite News for the latest gaming news! Check back next month for New Game Tuesday!