Remember, February 2016 is going to be mad

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We’ve already seen plenty of big-name games released in February: Evolve, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, Don Bradman Cricket and The Sims 4. Good games! Hell, we’re still playing at least one of them. It’s not Evolve, I’ll tell you that much. Anyway, the first quarter of the year has become the new breeding ground for big budget releases. And 2016 looks no different.

Behold the list of February 2016 games!

  • Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
  • XCOM 2
  • Arslan: The Warriors of Legend
  • Firewatch
  • Gravity Rush Remastered
  • Mighty No. 9
  • Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
  • Project X Zone 2
  • Street Fighter V
  • Fire Emblem Fates
  • Far Cry Primal

Now compare that to the big name February game releases of 2014:

  • Fable Anniversary
  • Outlast
  • The Lego Movie Videogame
  • Bravely Default
  • Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
  • One Piece: Romance Dawn
  • Skullgirls Encore
  • World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • LocoCycle
  • Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag – Freedom Cry
  • Earth Defense Force 2025
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Rambo: The Video Game
  • Basement Crawl
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  • Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
  • Thief
  • Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

Or 2013 even:

  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Dead Space 3
  • Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time
  • We Sing 80s
  • Brain Age: Concentration Training
  • Alien Breed
  • Aliens: Colonial Marines
  • Omerta – City of Gangsters
  • Persona 4 Arena
  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Crysis 3
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition
  • Driftmoon
  • Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires
  • Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of the Titan
  • Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus

Look, the point here isn’t about quantity. It’s about quality. Or the perception thereof, based on the number of trailers that I’ve consumed without asking too many questions. But 2016 is continuing the current trend of many a publisher dodging the November/December release window, for greener pastures.

And by ducking, I mean delaying a game for “polish”, a statement that regularly causes me to arch my eyebrow so high that The Rock sends me a cease and desist letter for infringing on his People’s Eyebrow gimmick. And I’m happy with that. February used to be devoid of any real games to break the bank on, with Capcom usually being the sole publisher around in a barren landscape of releases.

Now, I’ve got something to look forward to, that gives me hope when I realise that I need to spend a Christmas afternoon with my extended family. At least until half of those games get delayed by another month for more “polish”.

Last Updated: November 18, 2015

Darryn Bonthuys

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  • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

    Remember, it is your Admiral’s birthday month, XCOM2 and DXMD are accepted gifts

    • CypherGate

      Birthday month for me as well. Im off the calendar that month so ill be accepting gifts as well *cough* *cough* PS4 *Cough* *Cough*

    • AfricanTime

      are you a Jehovah witness? so no birthday presents for you.

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        Not even close, I’ll be accepting USD or EURO thanks

        • HairyEwok

          Sorry but steam now has the Rands, so you will be getting the Rands. XD

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

            Drat. Oh well, you just agreed to paying for my games.

            [bookmark’s page]

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Damn, where am I going to find the time for the two games I’m interested in that I’m not going to buy in Feb anyway?

    • Feb 2019?

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Too soon, rather wait for the bugs to be sorted out first.

        • You’re a bug!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            You know those facial features you have? They’re actually bugs. ;P

  • AfricanTime

    yeah, my ABSA credit card says NO.

    let me check again… yep , NO!

  • Hammersteyn

    Three games I want.

  • Nikola

    I honestly do not want any game from the list…Especially Street Fighter as we all know is the worst game of all time;)

    Seriously though I will probably only pick up Street Fighter V nothing else interest me remotely!

    • HairyEwok

      You….. You sure like the look of that ban hammer don’t you hahahaha. Only games I’ll look at in that list is Deus Ex and XCOM. That’s about it.

      • Nikola

        Haha what can I say I like to tempt fate;) If XCOM came on console would get it for sure! Deus Ex I played the last one and really did not like it one of the very very rare games I start and don’t finish !

        • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

          You didn’t like DX?
          No wonder the Albanian jokes are sticking around

          • Nikola

            Pfff DX is such an Albanian game anyways!

      • Guild

        Same thoughts, Only XCOM and Deus Ex

        • Nikola

          You will just play COD as per usual and ignore the single player hahah;)

    • Ir0nseraph

      Don’t worry the Division releases the next month and Uncharted 4 follows that, so save your coins then.

      • Nikola

        Yip very true more than enough games to play anyways will probably be busy with Fallout 4 until then lol!

  • We didn’t ask for polish.

  • BurninZ

    LOL, when ever i see Evolve…

  • oVg

    lol Black Flag and Dead Space are the only ones that I played from those lists.

    As for 2016 it will still be Fallout 4.

  • Ryanza

    When is Fable Legends coming out.

    • HairyEwok

      When it’s ready XD

    • Hammersteyn

      As soon as the DRM is ready

      • Marcus

        HAHAHAHAHA!!! Pissed myself!!!!111one1!

      • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja

        Euns nogal

        • Hammersteyn

          Fucking fixed okay?

        • Hammersteyn

          Sorry, got some misdirected anger I’m dealing with

          • Grand Admiral Chief SpaceNinja


  • Lardus-For the Emperor!

    Only entry on the list I care about is XCOM 2!!!!

  • Marcus

    The Division will be coming in March, so I’ll be being all those games with my nope account.

    • WitWolfy

      So is Uncharted 4!

      • Marcus

        Oh yes, seems like as for the quality side of things, March seems to be a better gaming month.

    • HairyEwok

      March is my birthday month. Happy days.

  • WitWolfy

    All those games are crap. Feb looks underwhelming to say the least.

    • miaau

      Deus Ex? That looks like a bit of fun, right there. Based on the previous game being a total hoot.

  • Jac7

    Dead Space 3 was awesome. Though it would’ve been far better if the story focused on Isaac Clarke meticulously murdering all those responsible for Aliens: Colonial Marines.

    • Dutch Matrix

      Should’ve smelled me these last two days. Never had a stomach bug make my poop smell like cauliflower. Nice freshly boiled cauliflower. Yum!

  • Dutch Matrix

    Trust Darryn to get all whoop-de-doo excited for Naruto. Hey! In fact. Dump Naruto on his head and he is Satan’s brother!
    I am half excited for Street Fighter!

  • Johann

    I just want Xcom 2 and Mighty No. 9, maybe Naruto… Oh crap, Deus Ex also on the list. My Credit Card is not ready!

  • 40 Insane Frogs

    I want 5 of those games… I guess there goes another kidney in Jan.

  • Jonah Cash

    Deus Ex and Firewatch. Firewatch looks very cool. (Maybe a little too scary but really cool!)

  • Pieter Kruger

    Not much there for me really….????

  • sp00ff
  • aj_nator

    Sob! Deus Ex delayed to August…

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