New Releases continues into the end of January with a sampling of some of the hottest games dropping this week. Dragon Ball FighterZ is here to delight both anime and fighting game fans alike, while Monster Hunter World will let them team up to take down giant beasts together. RPG players can sink into the world of Lost Sphear, and horror addicts can settle into the terror of The Inpatient. The long-anticipated indie Iconoclasts is also finally launching after a storied development history.
Lost Sphear — January 23
Available on: PS4, PC, Switch
Lost Sphear is the sequel to 2016 indie darling I Am Setsuna, and it shares a similar art style and active-time battle system. New to the game are mech suits the party can wear while exploring the map and in battle, plus a memory system that changes how you rebuild the world.
The Inpatient — January 23
Available on: PS4
If you want a horror game in January, you’re in luck. This prequel to Until Dawn is made by the same studio, specifically for PlayStation VR. You’ll step into the shoes of a Blackwood Sanatorium patient, making choices that affect your escape from or ultimate fate within the asylum.
Iconoclasts — January 23
Available on: PS4, Vita, PC
Iconoclasts is an action-platformer seven years in the making, but you’ll finally get to take control of protagonist Robin this week. Her handy wrench is good for solving puzzles, navigating the world, and even dismantling giant robot bosses.
Dragon Ball FighterZ — January 26
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
It’s not a stretch to call FighterZ the heaviest hitter this week, pun totally intended. It’s a fighting game based on a beloved franchise, developed by the team behind the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue series. With a roster spanning all eras of Dragon Ball, there’s a champion here for everyone.
Monster Hunter World — January 26
Available on: PS4, Xbox One
The latest in the monster-slaying series is the grandest adventure yet. All 14 weapon types from the previous games are back, plus new tools for exploring the world and toppling your foes. The zones are seamless too, letting you hunt monsters and bring home loot easier than ever before.