Following a bit in the wake of what has been seen in recent years, January will begin again as a calmer month, leaving us some space during the first days to finish spending the holidays and adjust to the new year. However, that does not mean that there is no good list of upcoming releases.
And the thing is that even if they are less, a month full of upcoming releases for PC awaits us, among which the ports of God of War and Monster Hunter Rise stand out; as well as many other new IPs for the rest of the platforms that will undoubtedly help us to start the year on a perfect footing.
As is customary, below you can find a small summary of what we consider to be some of the most relevant upcoming releases of January, ordered chronologically by their release date and availability :
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Deep rock galactic – January 11
Console: PS4, PS5
Opening this list of upcoming releases just before half the month passes, we find this cooperative sci-fi shooter in the first person, in which we will play a group of dwarf space miners, loaded with tools and weapons, to collect all the possible materials and survive within fully destructible, procedurally generated environments filled with endless hordes of monsters.
Monster hunter rise – January 12
The port of the latest installment in the hit Monster Hunter series is finally coming to PC. Become a hunter and explore these new maps, discover different weapons, and hunt down fearsome monsters old and new in a completely original story. In addition, compared to the actual delivery of the Nintendo notebook, this version will also include various additional visual optimizations and performance enhancements.
The Anacrusis – January 13
Console: PC , Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S
A four-player cooperative first-person shooter game takes place aboard a giant spaceship stranded on the edge of explored space. Join your friends in an infinitely repeatable fight against alien hordes to unlock.
God of war – January 14
Following its impressive success on PlayStation, the latest installment of Kratos will be the first Sony installment to abandon exclusivity to reach PC. And it is that Kratos not only leaves behind the consoles but also his revenge against the gods of Olympus, now living as a man in the domain of the Norse gods and monsters. However, he must also fight to survive this cruel and unforgiving world while facing the greatest of his tasks: teaching his son.
Rainbow Six Extraction – January 20
After a bit of delay, we are finally happy to see that this new installment of the Ubisoft shooter reappears in our list of upcoming releases. For decades, Team Rainbow has been the shield against the worst global threats imaginable: hostage situations, biological weapons, the threat of nuclear war. But now, we are faced with the most significant terror our world has ever known: a lethal and mutant alien threat.
Console: PC , PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Switch
A top-down action sci-fi game puts you in the shoes of a teenager trapped in a prototype battle armor during an alien invasion. Confront enemies, smash into their troops, and fight in a desperate attempt to stop a planetary invasion.
Realistic, immersive, and captivating, this World War III simulator made by the masters of strategy, Eugen Systems, will take us to a dystopian future in which The Cold War is raging. Lead hundreds of units on a brutal battlefield, use your cunning, and lead your forces to total victory.
Console: PC , PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, Switch , Stadia
It was announced for the first time in 2018. After massive delays that indicated that we would never hear from him again, this direct successor to the original classic that arrived in the SNK arcade system in the 90s finally comes. And it is that 25 years later, throwing flying discs at your rivals is still as cool as before, and this sequel is the perfect mix of what you liked so much about the classic game along with totally new mechanics and graphics that, although improved, maintain that 2D essence.
Hidden Deep – January 24
An action and science fiction game inspired by Aliens, La Cosa, and Half-Life. Explore, climb, swim, scan, shoot and complete dangerous missions in a vast underwater research and extraction complex, but watch out for the many horrors that lurk.
Kingdom of the dead – January 26
A horror-filled hand-drawn first-person shooter, in which you’ll play Agent Chamberlain, a professor turned Brigadier General, who now works for the secret government program GATEKEEPER, whose main objective is to end Death and his armies.
Diplomacy is Not an Option
A crazy real-time strategy (or RTS) game in which you’ll become a medieval feudal lord amid the mid-forties. You constantly have to make hundreds of decisions a day about city management and economic development by your position. You are tired of this drab and seemingly pointless existence. But things are about to change: hordes of bloodthirsty enemies, swarms of terrifying monsters, and flocks of rebellious peasants can add a little life to your schedule at any moment.
Circuit Superstars – January 27
A top-down racing game created by and for fans. It focuses on providing a great but demanding driving feel, spending hours honing yourself to the perfect lap.
Pokemon Legends Arceus – January 28
Undoubtedly one of the most anticipated subsequent releases of the month and the year comes with this new installment of Pokémon, about which fans have placed great expectations. And it is that although it will not finally be the first title of the franchise to be developed on an open world or sandbox, we will have the vast maps of the old Sinnoh region, many years ago, in which we will be able to capture and investigate new and known (albeit changed) wild Pokémon to create the region’s first Pokédex.
Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
Closing the first list of upcoming releases this year, we find this collection includes the four installments of Nathan Drake’s award-winning single-player adventures, remastered with improved graphics, a higher frame rate, and an incredible level of detail, specially oriented for getting the most out of the PS5.