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5 Massive Game Releases You Need to Play this Week

Game releases 8 Feb 2016

We take a look at what games are hitting local stores and online retailers this week.

February has just got underway and is already proving to be a notable month for gaming in 2016.

An expansion of the incredible Dying Light laanches this week, along with new entries into the Ultimate Ninja Storm and Assassin’s Creed franchises, which should please fans of either series.

Also out this week is the gorgeous, story-driven Firewatch and the adorable adventure of Unravel on PS4. For the full list of new games coming to this week, read on:

Dying Light: The Following

9 February (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Dying Light: The Following is a significant expansion to the fantastic Dying Light (which we loved) and the untold chapter of Kyle Crane’s story. The vast new open area transforms Dying Light experience through new some game mechanics, environments, vehicles, zombies, and a whole new story-arc. Can someone say “zombie roadkill”?

The Dying Light: Enhanced Edition also launches this week, which takes 2015’s parkour-fueled zombie survival game to a whole new level, with a brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements, and The Following expansion all included.

Dying Light The Following

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia

Release date: 9 February (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles is a set of side-scrolling spin-off titles from Ubisoft’s stab-’em-up franchise, and following Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China and India last month, we now head east into mother Russia. Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia is set in 1918 Russia and tells the story of Nikolai Orlov, a new assassin who possesses different skills involving ranged firearms. The Assassin’s Creed Chronicles Trilogy Pack will be released the same day, with the PlayStation Vita version coming on 5 April.

Assassins Creed Chronicles Russia

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Release date: 9 February (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

This is the sixth (cuz math!) and supposedly final game in the fighting franchise.  Wall running and battle arenas are back, along with a revamped battle system and some gorgeous new visuals. Fans of the Manga series will be excited for this one.

Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

Unravel

Release date: 9 February (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

In Unravel you platform and puzzle your way around a human world as a little yarn creature named Yarny and yes, it looks every bit as adorable as it sounds. It’s a 2.5D sidescroller, which may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but man does it look gorgeous, and should pose some interesting platforming and puzzle scenarios, albeit with a new spin.

Unravel

Firewatch

Release date: 9 February (PS4, PC)

Firewatch is arguably the most intriguing narratively-based adventure game on tap for 2016 due to its prevailing sense of loneliness, unique art style and the ominous mystery that surrounds the game’s overarching narrative. You play as a Park Ranger, Henry, who is attempting to get his chaotic life in order by trading city life for the Wyoming wilderness. His only contact is his supervisor, Delilah, who you will come to know over the course of your journey, but someone, or something else, is also lurking in the park.

Firewatch

What game release are you excited for this week? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @MenStuffZA.

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