Do you hear that everybody? Yes, that right it’s almost Valentine’s Day! For some, love is in the air and people are scrambling to get reserved seats for expensive restaurants. Many are also trying to find the perfect gifts to show their love for their significant other. While we love that, here at Honey’s Anime, we have bigger things to worry about. Getting ready for all these games coming out in February!
Even though 2018 has only just begun, video game developers have already begun their battles for the year. Many studios are trying to pump out games before each other leaving us as consumers to figure out which games are worth our hard-earned paychecks. That’s why our teams here at Honey’s Anime HQ went forward to help you out with this endeavor. Welcome to our Top 10 Most Anticipated Games for February list. Let us see what games we think you should worry about this upcoming month.
10. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]
- System: PS4
- Publisher: French-Bread
- Developer: Arc system Works
- Release Dates: Feb 9, 2018
Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st} is an updated version of the PS3 title Under Night In-Birth. This updated version contains several new characters as well as a bevy of new modes to enjoy. Players can go further into Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] lore with a new Chronicle Mode that features various characters and their stories during the Hollow Night. Players can also once again take on normal arcade mode or fight online against friends and strangers alike. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] might be the same game as the previous entry, but its been enhanced with plenty more for the PS4.
Arc System Works is already on a roll this year. With their recently released Dragon Ball Fighter Z title, it seems that they want to own the fighting game scene this year. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] might be a lesser known title than other popular fighting game brands but trust us, folks, you don’t want to sleep on this one. With a cast of colorful characters and fighting mechanics only Arc System Works is known for publishing, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] is a truly amazing 2D fighter and we would know since we got to play it early. If you need more information, our review should be up near Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st]’s release date.
9. EA Sports UFC 3
- System: PS4, Xbox One
- Publisher: EA Canada
- Developer: EA Sports
- Release Dates: Feb 2, 2018
UFC returns in EA Sports UFC 3 but bigger and better than ever before. With new enhancements such as stronger visuals and more lifelike fighting mechanics, EA Sports UFC 3 is aiming to be the best UFC title around. Players can enjoy a new tournament mode to fight survival like battles against multiple foes and online has been enhanced to offer quicker fights. Ready to take down your opponent with various martial arts? Then get into the ring and get ready for EA Sports UFC 3.
If you’re looking for more realistic fighting games then you need to be looking towards February 2018. Releasing on the second of the month is EA Sports UFC 3 by developer EA Canada. Fans of the previous entries are sure to love the newer mechanics and updated visuals that come with this new installment in the UFC series. The new G.O.A.T. career mode also seems interesting and we’re looking forward to it. EA Sports UFC 3 is soon releasing, folks, so get your money ready as the fight gets real in this new installment!
8. Past Cure
- System: PS4, PC, Xbox One
- Publisher: Phantom 8 Studios
- Developer: Phantom 8 Studios
- Release Dates: Feb 23, 2018
From first time developer Phantom 8 Studios comes Past Cure. Players take control of a troubled man named Ian who was subjugated to horrible experiments during his military career. Gaining powers and abilities, Ian is now lost to a world where dreams and reality are blending together. Struggling to find some way to cure himself, Ian will have to find out a way to remove this curse from him. However, will Ian survive the nightmares that are becoming real to him or will he fall to his own delusions?
Past Cure might be Phantom 8 Studios first foray into games but it looks to be a fantastic first start. With a mixture of various game ideas like Silent Hill and Max Payne, Past Cure is a truly unique twist on the third person action/thriller genre. Here at Honey’s Anime, we got to play an early demo of Past Cure and we had a solid time playing. If you want more about that experience check out our Past Cure Preview which should be up on our site. Though at the low price of $29.99, Past Cure might be a title you can take a risk in as we think it’s going to be quite a solid first game from developer Phantom 8 Studios.
7. Metal Gear Survive
- System: PC, PS4, Xbox One
- Publisher: Konami
- Developer: Konami
- Release Dates: Feb 20, 2018
Metal Gear Survive is a third person action title set in the Metal Gear Solid world. Shortly after the end of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, a strange occurrence befalls the soldiers left behind during the extraction. A portal opens up taking them and Mother Base to a strange alternate reality where zombie-like creatures exist. Now the soldiers must arm up and try to survive in this new world. Can they find a way home or will they succumb to this new threat? Find out in Metal Gear Survive.
We know many fans of Metal Gear aren’t too happy right now. Though Metal Gear Survive has the Metal Gear name, this is not a Metal Gear title. However, at its heart, it does use themes and gameplay mechanics from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Players will create their characters and play either solo or online to try and survive the zombie-like enemies. We really enjoyed playing the open beta for Metal Gear Survive and think it looks promising. Even if it’s not really a true Metal Gear game, if you want a solid spin off title, you’ll probably enjoy Metal Gear Survive.
6. Dynasty Warriors 9
- System: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Publisher: Omega Force
- Developer: Koei Tecmo
- Release Dates: Feb 7, 2018
Dynasty Warriors is coming back everyone in Dynasty Warriors 9! Once more, players can take their favorite Chinese history-based characters and charge through hundreds of enemies with special attacks and moves. Dynasty Warriors 9 offers up some new treats for players such as a day and night cycle as well as realistic weather that can change the battlefields dynamics. There will also be new story modes to enjoy offering new endings for each of the 83+ characters in Dynasty Warriors 9. The hack and slash action returns better than ever before this February!
The hack and slash genre has never been better represented than in the Dynasty Warriors franchise. With Dynasty Warriors 9 though, it seems like things are getting quite the necessary upgrades. The new visuals and gameplay mechanics make Dynasty Warriors 9 feel more like an RPG. We also love that the roster of characters only continues to grow with now 83 heroes several being brand new to Dynasty Warriors 9 and the franchise in general. We’re pretty darn excited for this new version of Dynasty Warriors and you should be too. Dynasty Warriors 9 is only a few weeks away folks so get your pre-orders ready!
5. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition
- System: PC
- Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
- Developer: Microsoft Game Studios
- Release Dates: Feb 20, 2018
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is an enhanced version of the classic title released nearly 20 years ago. Once more, players will get to experience the classic RTS gameplay from Age of Empires but with new enhanced visuals, a fully voiced story mode and completely re-recorded soundtrack. Players can even create their own custom campaigns and share them with others online. A new UI will also be in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition making sure to truly enhance combat and make it work in the modern gaming age. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition is going to be a remastering that you don’t want to miss this February.
Many of us here at Honey’s Anime grew up with classic RTS games way back when. That’s why with Age of Empires: Definitive Edition we are truly happy to relive our nostalgic pasts—at least the better part of them—in an enhanced way. The new visuals and campaign creators are what truly intrigue us about Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. Add to that a fully voice story mode and we’re pretty darn happy, if we’re being honest. Age of Empires: Definitive Edition releases in February at a low price of only $19.99 so you can bet many will be jumping to buy this updated classic.
4. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology
- System: Nintendo 3DS
- Publisher: Atlus
- Developer: Atlus
- Release Dates: Feb 13, 2018
It’s time to relive the past and change the world in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology. Acting as an updated version of Radiant Historia, which was released back on the Nintendo DS, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology adds some new bells and whistles to this already fantastic JRPG. With new story features, updated art, a newer songs and voice acting, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is almost like a new game entirely. Get ready to rejoin Stocke as he uses the powers of the White Chronicle to change history in Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology.
The Nintendo DS was home to amazing RPGs and JRPGs, but one of our favorites was the lesser known Radiant Historia. Now, with Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology, we hope that changes. Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology is what all remasters should do. Offering up tons of new enhancements to both the story and visuals, Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology will allow fans to relive the journey in a new way and let newcomers bask in the amazing experience they might have missed. You can bet that many of us here at Honey’s Anime are just waiting for February 13th to come as we can’t wait for Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology any longer!
3. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet
- System: PS4, Xbox One, PC
- Publisher: Dimps, Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Developer: Bandai Namco Entertainment
- Release Dates: Feb 8, 2018
Most of the Sword Art Online video games have taken place in either Aincrad or ALfheim. However, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet changes this up by taking place in Gun Gale Online! Players will now experience the thrill of gunplay over sword and magic as they take down metallic like enemies and other baddies. With an original story penned by Reki Kawahara—the creator of Sword Art Online—this new story seen in Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be an original tale that uses the main series characters and themes. Instead of just controlling Kirito, players will create their own avatars and enjoy the world of Gun Gale Online through their eyes. Play alone through the story or grab some friends for a more cooperative experience.
Here at Honey’s Anime, we love our anime-based video games. We’ve played through every Sword Art Online title and thus, are excited for Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. The fact that Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet is taking place in the lesser utilized world of Gun Gale Online makes us excited just to experience the thrills of bullets and explosions over the usual swords and magic of the other titles. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet looks to be amazing and several of us have already gotten to enjoy the beta and demos of it making our excitement even higher. Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet will be releasing very soon and will surely be a title to look out for whether you’re a fan of the anime or light novels.
2. Shadow of the Colossus
- System: PS4
- Publisher: Bluepoint Games, SIE Japan Studios
- Developer: Sony Interactive Entertainment
- Release Dates: Feb 6, 2018
Shadow of the Colossus is a remake of the famous PS2 version made by Team Ico. Once more, control a young man as he tries to save a soul lost to unknown reasons. Players will explore the vast will hunting down large behemoths. The entire game has been remade from the ground up to boost not only graphics but the gameplay mechanics from the original Shadow of the Colossus. Get ready to hunt creatures that are the size of skyscrapers once more in Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 4.
When Shadow of the Colossus was originally released back in 2005, it was a breathtaking game. The large Colossus enemies that had to be climbed to defeat them was always fun and truly daunting. Now, thanks to developer Bluepoint Games and SIE Japan Studios, Shadow of the Colossus can be played in the current gaming age. The enhanced graphics make every enemy look ten times more redefined as their hairs stick out and their movements look more dangerous than the original version. Shadow of the Colossus is definitely going to be an amazing experience on the PS4 and we’re excited. Now, let’s just hope we don’t get squished under a colossus’ foot…that would be kind of nightmarish.
1. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia
- System: PS4
- Publisher: Natsume Atari Inc.
- Developer: Bandai Namco Games
- Release Dates: Feb 9. 2018
You’ve seen the anime; now it’s time for you to live it. The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia follows the anime narrative as you follow Meliodas and his cohorts as they save the Kingdom of Lioness. Explore the kingdom with your team and fight in amazing 3D combat with a style that mirrors the anime. It’s time to unleash your power in The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia! Look for it on the PlayStation 4 this February.
Let us take a moment to compose ourselves first. Okay, now we’re calm let us say that we’re so happy The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is coming out this February! The anime for The Seven Deadly Sins was incredible and the second seasons just began airing this year so this is the perfect time to get a game based on such an amazing series. We love the combat and stylings of The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia as it mirrors the series but has its own take on it as well. With a whole slew of playable warriors from The Seven Deadly Sins series, The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia is a title that we can’t wait to buy and we know we’re not alone.
All we can say is that this February, a lot of games are coming out. Shooters, RPGs, remakes and the like are just pouring out of the woodwork. However, we think the titles above are the ones you should focus on for now as these are some of our personal favorite games as well. Are there any games you’re looking forward to this upcoming February that didn’t make our list or that we did mention above? Tell us in those comments down below and for more articles like this one, keep stuck to our hive here at Honey’s Anime.