15 New Video Games You Can Play this Month (February 2017)
Article by George Norman
On 01 Feb 2017
Another month, another batch of fresh new game releases. Come and check out 15 new video games that are scheduled to be released in February 2017.

Before I go on, I have to quickly remind you about the 10 new video games that were released last month, in January 2017. That’s it, carry on!

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1. Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Game type – free-to-play tactical role-playing mobile game.
  • Release date – February 2 for iOS and Android. This is Nintendo’s third mobile app after Miitomo and Super Mario Run.
  • Price – free with optional in-app purchases.
  • About – Fight battles customized for touch screens and on-the-go gameplay. Summon characters from across the Fire Emblem universe. Develop your Heroes' skills, and take them to new heights. This is your adventure—a Fire Emblem that's like nothing you've seen before!


Learn more about Fire Emblem Heroes.


2. A House of Many Doors
  • Game type – indie 2D exploration RPG.
  • Release date – February 3 for PC and Mac on Steam.
  • About – You are an explorer, poet and spy, traversing and mapping the House – a vast parasite dimension that steals things and people from other worlds. Exploring in a train that scuttles on mechanical legs, you will discover bizarre civilizations, befriend your crew, write procedurally-generated poetry, and cling to life and sanity.


Learn more about A House of Many Doors.


3. Husk
  • Game type – survival-horror game. Husk is a down-to-earth survival-horror game about harm, pain and seeking forgiveness in Shivercliff, a town abandoned for unknown reasons.
  • Release date – February 3 for PC on Steam.
  • About – It’s 1995, you’re Matthew Palmer and you’ve just woken up after a train crash. There’s nobody around you. Especially, there’s no trace of your wife and daughter. The only sign indicating where you are says: Welcome to Shivercliff.


Learn more about Husk.


4. Splasher
  • Game type – fun and challenging 2D platformer filled with humor and surprises.
  • Release date – February 7 for PC on Steam.
  • Price – pre-order the Collector Edition for $14.99 (25% discount).
  • About – Armed with a splattering cannon, the hero launches an attack on the Inkorp paint factory to rescue his companions, the Splashers, and put an end to the malicious plans of its big boss: the infamous Le Docteur. Each color of his weapon offers special powers: stick to walls, bounce, attack enemies… it will be necessary to make good use of them to overcome the long and demanding levels which are full of ever more treacherous traps.


Learn more about Splasher.


5. WWE 2K17
  • Game type – professional wrestling video game.
  • Release date – February 7 for PC on Steam and other online stores.
  • Price – starting at $49.99 for the Standard Edition.
  • About – Welcome to Suplex City, courtesy of cover Superstar Brock Lesnar! WWE 2K17 returns as the reigning, defending, champion of fighting video games! WWE 2K17 features realistic graphics, ultra-authentic gameplay, and the largest roster to date featuring your favorite WWE and NXT Superstars and Legends.


Learn more about WWE 2K17.


6. Nioh
  • Game type – dark, samurai-centric, action RPG.
  • Release date – February 7 for PS4.
  • Price – $59.99.
  • About – Traverse war-torn Japan as William, a blonde-haired swordsman whose background as a fierce warrior and seasoned knowledge of the blade allows him to survive in the demon-plagued land of the samurai.


Learn more about Nioh for PS4.


7. For Honor
  • Game type – online action fighting game.
  • Release date – February 14 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – starting at $59.99 for the Standard Edition.
  • About – Carve a path of destruction through an intense, believable battlefield in For Honor.


Learn more about For Honor.


8. Sniper Elite 4
  • Game type – third-person tactical shooter stealth video game.
  • Release date – February 14 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – starting at $59.99 for the Standard Edition.
  • About – Sniper Elite 4 is the next game in the award-winning, chart-topping shooter series. Covert agent and elite marksman Karl Fairburne must fight alongside the brave men and women of the Italian Resistance to help free their country from the yoke of Fascism, and defeat a terrifying new threat with the potential to halt the Allied fightback in Europe before it’s even begun.


Learn more about Sniper Elite 4.


9. Semispheres
  • Game type – meditative parallel puzzle game.
  • Release date – February 14 for PC and PS4.
  • About – The unique single-player split-screen mechanic challenges your brain by putting you in control of two characters at the same time. Your left and right side must work together to unfold the mystery by solving clever puzzles in an entrancing ambience.


Learn more about Semispheres.


10. Halo Wars 2
  • Game type – real-time strategy video game.
  • Release date – February 21 for Windows 10 and Xbox One.
  • Price – $59.99 for the Standard Edition, $79.99 for the Ultimate Edition.
  • About – Captain Cutter and the brave crew on board the Spirit of Fire fight an all-new enemy that threatens the Halo universe: a deadly new faction known as The Banished, lead by the brilliant military leader Atriox.


Learn more about Halo Wars 2 for Xbox.


11. LEGO Worlds
  • Game type – LEGO sandbox game.
  • Release date – February 24 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $14.99 on Steam.
  • About – LEGO Worlds is an open environment of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Create anything you can imagine, one brick at a time, or use large-scale landscaping tools to create vast mountain ranges and dot your world with tropical islands.


Learn more about LEGO Worlds.


12. Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Game type – action role-playing video game.
  • Release date – February 28 for PS4.
  • Price – $59.99.
  • About – Take on the role of skilled hunter Aloy as you explore a vibrant and lush world inhabited by mysterious mechanized creatures. Embark on a compelling, emotional journey and unravel mysteries of tribal societies, ancient artifacts and advanced technologies that will determine the fate of this planet, and of life itself.


Learn more about Horizon Zero Dawn for PS4.


13. Torment: Tides of Numenera
  • Game type – role-playing video game. The thematic successor to Planescape: Torment, one of the most critically acclaimed role-playing games of all time.
  • Release date – February 28 for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One, and PS4.
  • Price – $44.99 on Steam.
  • About – You are born falling from orbit, a new mind in a body once occupied by the Changing God, a being who has cheated death for millennia. If you survive, your journey through the Ninth World will only get stranger… and deadlier.


Learn more about Torment: Tides of Numenera.


14. Night in the Woods
  • Game type – single-player adventure video game.
  • Release date – February 21 for PC, Mac, Linux, and PS4.
  • Price – $19.99 on Steam.
  • About – College dropout Mae Borowski returns home to the crumbling former mining town of Possum Springs seeking to resume her aimless former life and reconnect with the friends she left behind. But things aren't the same. Home seems different now and her friends have grown and changed. Leaves are falling and the wind is growing colder. Strange things are happening as the light fades. And there's something in the woods.


Learn more about Night in the Woods.


15. Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin
  • Game type – adventure puzzle game. A standalone chapter of the Psychonauts saga, made from the ground up for VR.
  • Release date – February 21 for PlayStation VR.
  • About – Assume the role of Raz, an intrepid young psychic and now fully fledged member of the Psychonauts, an elite group of international psychic secret agents! You’ll see through Raz’s eyes in first person, using his various psychic powers to affect the world, and solve puzzles.


Learn more about Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin.


Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend, For Honor Open Beta

Ubisoft is giving you yet another chance to try Rainbow Six Siege video game for free. From February 2 through February 5, the first-person tactical shooter is free to play on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. Instructions on how to join the free weekend are available here.

As mentioned above, For Honor launches on February 14. You could get the game then (pricing starts at $59.99), or you could try the game for free by taking part in the Open Beta, available from February 9 through February 12 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

"In the beta, you’ll be able to try out the new Elimination mode – a best-of-five series of four-on-four matches with no respawns – as well as the Dominion, Brawl, and Duel modes. You’ll also be able to continue the War of the Factions, giving you the chance to lead your chosen army to victory and claim rewards when the full game launches on February 14," explained Ubisoft.





Tags: video games, Steam, PC, PS4, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Fire Emblem Heroes, A House of Many Doors, Husk, Splasher, WWE 2K17, Nioh, For Honor, Sniper Elite 4, Semispheres, Halo Wars 2, LEGO Worlds, Horizon Zero Dawn, Torment Tides of Numenera, Night in the Woods, Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin, Rainbow Six Siege
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