This week brings along a plethora of new releases, 12 for North America and 10 for Europe and Australia. The highlight is, of course, the latest instalment in the Kingdom Hearts franchise, but take a look at the list below and see if there's anything else that takes your fancy:
8-Bit HordesRelease date: February 1st
8-Bit Hordes trophies: 26 trophies, Platinum included
8-Bit Hordes is a fast-paced and colorful fantasy RTS game that is easy to understand for everyone. Collect resources, build up and defend your base, amass your army of DeathSworn or Lightbringers and ultimately crush your opponents!
DrowningRelease date: January 30th
Drowning trophies: 17 trophies, Platinum included
Drowning is a short game about a boy who quickly discovers he has depression in his earlier years of high school. Walk through a variety of beautiful low-poly environments as a story unfolds about how he learns to live with his inner demon.
Genesis Alpha OneRelease date: January 29th
Genesis Alpha One trophies: 29 trophies, Platinum included
Genesis Alpha One mixes thrilling roguelike mechanics with a deep ship builder and fast first-person action, putting you in the role of an interstellar pioneer.
In a near future ravaged by wars, corrupt regimes and devastating pollution, influential corporations have created the Genesis program in a last-ditch attempt to save humanity.
As the Captain of a Genesis starship, you journey into uncharted space on the ultimate mission. Build and manage a space vessel, farm resources, deal with terrifying alien infestations, clone creatures and explore a vast, randomly generated universe.
Your goal: Find new homes for humanity’s DNA and save the species from extinction.
Goodbye DeponiaRelease date: January 30th
Goodbye Deponia trophies: TBA
The Organon plans the destruction of Deponia, the lovely Goal has (once again) disappeared, and anti-hero Rufus just can't seem to stop getting in his own way.
All inventor and free spirit Rufus wanted to do was to get off the junkyard planet of Deponia and move to Elysium, the paradise orbiting Deponia as a spaceship reserved for the highest echelons of society. Goal, the ex-Elysian girl that Rufus has fallen head over heels for, still seems to be the key to his endeavor...and to the elevator that will get him to space. Finally, Rufus has come up with a seemingly perfect plan.
KINGDOM HEARTS IIIRelease date: January 29th
KINGDOM HEARTS III trophies: 46 trophies, Platinum included
The latest entry in the KINGDOM HEARTS series.
Having learned that all their struggles thus far were engineered by Master Xehanort in his plot to start another Keyblade War, Sora and his friends continue their search for seven guardians of light capable of standing against the coming darkness. King Mickey and Riku seek out Keyblade veterans from the past, while Sora, Donald, and Goofy begin a new odyssey across Disney worlds to claim the "power of waking."
Wiser from his many adventures, Sora is about to face his greatest challenge yet. For the first time in KINGDOM HEARTS III, Sora will travel across Pixar and other exciting new Disney worlds that lend the story a grander scale than ever before seen in the series. The battle system reaches new heights as well with thrilling action, rideable theme park attractions, and spectacular team-up moves with Disney's beloved characters. KINGDOM HEARTS inspires and entertains unlike anything else out there. Don't miss this brand new installment.
Song of MemoriesRelease date: February 1st
Song of Memories trophies: 37 trophies, Platinum included
A romantic visual novel with a dark and sinister underbelly. Discover the thrills of finding your soulmate in Japan’s iconic musical love story and fighting for your love in the most testing of times, as an apocalyptic virus begins sweeping across the world.
North America Only
BOMBFESTRelease date: January 31st
BOMBFEST trophies: 35 trophies, Platinum included
Bombfest is a physics-based party game for you and up to three friends. Unlock new levels, bombs, characters, and outfits as you blow up both enemy and friend alike. Blow the competition to bits, and be the last toy standing!
Dead Land VRRelease date: February 1st
Dead Land VR trophies: 12 trophies
You must defeat your fears for survival and salvation in this reign of zombies. Walk through the road without being noticed by them, and kill them with different weapons you can get by walking to the bright lights on the road.
The Hong Kong MassacreThe Hong Kong Massacre trophies: 20 trophies, Platinum included
Take on the role of a former police detective bent on exacting vengeance for his partner's murder and use of a mixture of raw firepower, slow-motion and dive/dodge mechanics to tear your way through the criminal ranks.
Dive through windows or dodge behind cover - every shot is lethal, so stay aware of your surroundings and exploit the environment however you can.
When the heat is on, you can slow down time and plan for the next move. Avoiding bullets whilst taking out enemies is crucial for survival - but beware, your slow-motion ability is limited: plan fast, think ahead and bring down the bad guys unscathed.
Each level features a range of challenges, allowing you to to unlock new weapons as you progress, trading bullets from restaurants to rooftops across a moody, crime-riddled city.
NightCry (Vita)Release date: January 31st
NightCry (Vita) trophies: 16 trophies, Platinum included
NightCry is the story of a relaxing cruise taking a sudden detour into absolute terror… your surroundings are luxurious and the guests are friendly, but not everything is as it should be. As night falls and a cry echoes out through the ship, the true nightmare begins.
Royal AssaultRelease date: February 1st
Royal Assault Trophies: 20 trophies
Royal Assault is a real-time tower defense game set in a medieval fantasy setting. Your people are under attack and you must fend off the invading armies by building towers.
TrainerVRRelease date: TBA
TrainerVR trophies: 12 trophies
TrainerVR is a unique physics-based VR train construction game where you can create from simple tracks to an elaborate rail network. If you liked building with your own bare hands, you’ll feel the same in our limitless VR world.
Europe and Australia Only
Anyone's DiaryRelease date: January 31st
Anyone's Diary trophies: TBA
Anyone’s Diary is a PlayStation®VR (PS VR) third-person puzzle-platformer. Thanks to virtual reality, players will discover the story of Anyone, a character without identity, gender or age, and help them to get through a distorted city made of paper, solving inner conflicts represented by puzzles.
DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New RidersRelease date: February 1st
DreamWorks Dragons Dawn of New Riders trophies: TBA
A new heroic dragon and rider are taking to the skies and only you can help them defeat the evil villains who destroyed a dragon sanctuary created by Hiccup, Toothless, and his dragon riders.
When the island of Havenholme is found in ruins, mysterious survivors emerge as unlikely future heroes. Scribbler is a scholar who cannot remember his past while Patch is a unique breed of dragon, a “chimeragon,” with new, unexpected powers they discover along the way. Together they must explore new islands, battle fierce enemies and recover the memories that reveal Patch’s true origin in this fun and fiery new action adventure.
Fractured MindsRelease date: February 3rd
Fractured Minds trophies: 9 trophies
Fractured Minds is an immersive puzzle game that uncovers the daily struggles of people living with anxiety or any mental health issue. It is designed to give the player a genuine insight into the experiences of those quietly living with mental illness – the feelings of isolation, of being trapped, of everyday situations being distorted beyond recognition.
NecrosphereRelease date: January 31st
Necrosphere trophies: 13 trophies
Necrosphere is where you go when you die, regardless of being good or bad. You don’t see other people around there. You don’t have anything to do, except waiting for eternity As soon as Agent Terry Cooper hits the Necrosphere, he learns about the portals that can take him back to the world of the living (also called Normalsphere), and his quest to escape the afterlife is set.