Are you ready to fight your way through an apocalyptic future? Journey into the far reaches of space? Fight classic anime heroes and villains? Or maybe, be a lawyer? Then February’s got all you want and more! Here’s a look at our Most Anticipated Video Game picks for February 2019.
Far Cry New Dawn
The Far Cry series continues with Far Cry New Dawn. Picking up after the ending of Far Cry 5, players will find themselves 17 years later in irradiated Hope County. But this isn’t the dreary, nuclear wastelands you’re familiar with. Ubisoft has created a colorful and crazy vision of the nuclear apocalypse. Something that is truly refreshing after Bethesda has dominated the wasteland market for so long. Players will have fun hunting unique and irradiated beasts, all while defending themselves against Mickey and Lou, the twin leaders of The Highwaymen, your newest foes. And what about Joseph Seed from Far Cry 5? Don’t worry, he’s around as well. Not only will the Guns for Hire and the Fangs for Hire systems return to aid you in the Wasteland, but players will have the chance to customize their character in Far Cry New Dawn as well. Prepare yourself, for the New Dawn of a New Era! Far Cry New Dawn will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on February 15th.
Have you ever wanted to see Goku fight against Naruto? Or what about Luffy vs. Deku? Well, now your anime dreams can come true! Jump Force is the fighting game from Bandai-Namco that combines all of your favorite characters that have appeared within the Shonen Jump publication. One Piece, Naruto, Dragon Ball-Z, HunterxHunter, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Yu Yu Hakusho, and My Hero Academia are just a few of the series that you’ll see heroes and villains from! Assemble your dream-team and fight against others in intense one-on-one matches. Each character has their own abilities that make the fighting unique and nostalgic for manga and anime fans alike. In addition to a battle mode, players can look forward to exploring Story Mode and discovering why our favorite heroes worlds have collided. And just when you thought it couldn’t get any cooler, there is a custom character creator so you can place YOURSELF (or any other character you can create) in the game! Jump Force will be available for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC on February 15th.
The long-awaited sequel to 2013’s Metro: Last Light is finally here. Metro Exodus picks up two years after the events of its predecessor. Step into the shoes of Artyom, who together, with his wife Anna, board the Aurora in search of a brighter future in the East. While aboard the Aurora, you must fight your way through post-apocalyptic Russia and all the terrors that come with it. If the radiation and mutated animals haven’t killed you, then the remaining transmuted humans definitely will. Similar to other post-apocalyptic games, it will be your scavenging skills that help you modify new weapons, find healing items, and ultimately, ensure your survival. Moreover, you won’t be just in charge of your OWN survival in Metro Exodus. The decisions and choices you make will affect who lives and dies aboard the Aurora. Will you survive the Exodus? Metro Exodus is available on the PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on February 15th.
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
Everyone’s favorite Lawyer is back, and now on consoles! The Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy brings you the three classic Phoenix Wright titles remastered and remade for the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. Re-solve your favorite cases, or jump into the series for the first time! Jump into the tailored suit of Phoenix Wright as you discover clues and testimonies that will help you win your cases in court! The Trilogy includes Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Trials and Tribulations and Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy will be available for the Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch on February 21st.
EA and BioWare’s Anthem is one of the most widely anticipated games of 2019. Ever since EA’s acquisition of BioWare, this title has been the team’s main project. At E3 2018, it was announced that the game would feature multiplayer and single player functions. The single player storyline (arguably, what BioWare is best known for) will occur when players dock and visit spaceports. When completing missions, players can jump into Multiplayer and form teams of 4 to complete missions, battles, and quests. Or, if you’re like me, you can continue to play the game solely on your own. In order to explore Anthem, you’ll need to pick and prepare your Javelin (Exosuits in the world). There are 4 different classes to pick and customize: Ranger, Colossus, Storm, and Interceptor. Each Javelin has its own strengths, weakness, and unique abilities that will create fun and different experiences for each player. Finally, if you were looking forward to romancing some BioWare NPCs, that is sadly not an option in this title. Players can develop close relationships with NPCs, but there is no romancing in the game (let’s hope they’re just saving it all for the new Dragon Age title). If you’re curious about the game, you can jump into the Anthem open demo that runs until February 3rd (6PM/PT). Anthem will be released for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on February 22nd.
There are a variety of new and exciting titles to play this February! We cannot wait to get our hands on them all! And even though we’re only in the second month of 2019, there are still a lot of unknowns that remain regarding this year in gaming. There has not been a full Nintendo Direct, nor have there been any big announcements from gaming studios regarding what to expect in the new year. Likewise, even with E3 2019 Registration on the horizon, there are still no new details about the gaming world’s biggest event. All we can do right now is relish in these titles, and hope for the best! And Geek Girl Authority will be here to bring you all the latest gaming news.
What titles are you excited to play this month? Let us know in the comments below!