Following the busy fall season, the video game release schedule in January is typically somewhat unexciting. We did get The Witness last January, but all in all, it was a relatively tame month, especially in comparison to October or November. While you aren’t likely to break the bank this January either, there are a surprising number of highly anticipated titles scheduled to launch before the end of the month.

Below, we’ve highlighted a few of the biggest releases coming to consoles and PC this month. At the end of the post, you’ll find a complete list of every game that has a January release date:

Gravity Rush 2

Release Date: January 20th | Platform: PS4

The sequel to one of the most well-received PS Vita games of all time is coming exclusively to the PS4 on January 20th. We’ll have a full review on the site later this month, but if you like the idea of platforming and battling while shifting gravity, Gravity Rush 2 might be up your alley. In the meantime, if you want to catch up on the story, you can watch the two-part anime that bridges the gap between the games on YouTube.


Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Release Date: January 24th | Platform: PS4

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 will be the final Kingdom Hearts game/compilation released before Kingdom Hearts 3 finally arrives on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The 2.8 collection is comprised of Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance HD (an HD remake of the 3DS game), Kingdom Hearts 0.2: Birth by Sleep – A Fragmentary Passage (which uses tech from KH3) and Kingdom Hearts χ Back Cover (a series of cinematics that will fill in some of the game’s untold back story).


Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Release Date: January 24th | Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Resident Evil 7 is a first-person survival horror game that attempts to bring the series back to its roots after it nearly went off the rails with Resident Evil 5 and 6. The entire game takes place in one location, with an ordinary man trying to escape the clutches of an insane, seemingly unstoppable family.


Tales of Berseria

Release Date: January 24th | Platform: PS4, PC

The latest entry in Bandai Namco’s Tales RPG franchise, Tales of Berseria was released to solid reviews in Japan last August. If you’ve ever played a Tales game before, you should know what you’re getting from Berseria, but it does hold the distinction of being the first Tales game ever built for the PS4.


Yakuza 0

Release Date: January 24th | Platform: PS4

Yakuza 0 is the latest open-world, action adventure game in the long-running Yakuza series. It will actually serve as a prequel to the original Yakuza game, which released in Japan way back in 2005. If you have any interest in the franchise, this should be a good jumping off point, both in terms of the story and the gameplay.


January Release Schedule:

  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone | PS4 | January 10th
  • Road Redemption | PS4, Xbox One | January 15th
  • 2064: Read Only Memories | PS4 | January 17th
  • Gravity Rush 2 | PS4 | January 20th
  • Urban Empire | PC | January 20th
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King | 3DS | January 20th
  • Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue | PS4 | January 24th
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard | PS4, Xbox One, PC | January 24th
  • Tales of Berseria | PS4, PC | January 24th
  • Yakuza 0 | PS4 | January 24th
  • Disgaea 2 | PC | January 30th
  • Double Dragon IV | PS4, PC | January 30th
  • Constructor HD | PS4, Xbox One, PC | January 31st
  • Divide | PS4 | January 31st
  • Hitman: The Complete First Season | PS4, Xbox One, PC | January 31st
  • Digimon World: Next Order | PS4 | January 31st

Check back next month for the complete list of video game releases scheduled for February.

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