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gXp Top 5 Anticipated Games of January 2018

As an avid gamer – it’s still okay to identify myself as a gamer, right? – I am always looking forward to the newest releases each and every month. Everyone is always excited about those huge Triple A titles, but sometimes some of the indie and foreign games are the ones that entertain and provide me with the most hours of enjoyment. Especially when you’re like me and really enjoy those Japanese role-playing games.

*Summaries provided by Metacritic.com and Wikipedia.com.

Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker’s Memory

Developed by: Media Vision
Published by: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genre: Role-playing
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Release date: January 19, 2018

Summary: Hack your way to the truth! After being accused of a crime he didn’t commit, Keisuke Amazawa has no choice but to dive into the digital world and investigate to prove his innocence. Even if that means joining a group of hackers and help them to solve the troubles threatening this mysterious universe. Between real and digital, here lies the truth!

Lost Sphear

Developed by: Tokyo RPG Factory
Published by: Square Enix
Genre: Role-playing
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Release date: January 23, 2018

Summary: Lost Sphear plays as a spiritual successor to I Am Setsuna, which in itself was created to emulate the style of 1990’s JRPGs. The game features a retooled variant of the “Active Time Battle” system found in I Am Setsuna, Chrono Trigger, and older Final Fantasy titles. The game follows a young male adventurer named Kanata, who along with his friends Lumina and Locke, is looking for a way to eliminate the “White Fog”, which is slowly destroying their hometown of Eru.

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Developed by: Arc System Works
Published by: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Genre: Fighting
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date: January 26, 2018

Summary: After the success of the Xenoverse series, its time to introduce a new classic 2D Dragon Ball fighting game for this generations consoles. Dragon Ball FighterZ is born from what makes the Dragon Ball series so loved and famous: endless spectacular fights with its all-powerful fighters. Partnering with Arc System Works, Dragon Ball FighterZ maximizes high end Anime graphics and brings easy to learn but difficult to master fighting gameplay to audiences worldwide.

Monster Hunter: World

Developed by: Capcom
Published by: Capcom
Genre: Action, Role-playing
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date: January 26, 2018

Summary: In Monster Hunter: World you assume the role of a hunter venturing to a new continent where you track down and slay ferocious beasts in heart-pounding battles. This new land and its diverse inhabitants play a critical role in each quest as you strategically use the surrounding environment including terrain, vegetation and wildlife to your advantage in battle or become hindered by the hazards they present. As a hunter, you must use your cunning and expertise to track and maneuver your targets throughout the intense, evolving battles.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Developed by: Team Ninja
Published by: Square Enix & Koei Tecmo
Genre: Action, Fighting, Role-playing
Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Release date: January 30, 2018

Summary: The game is set long after the events of the previous two Dissidia titles, the dimension of World B revitalized for a conflict between Materia, the Goddess of Protection, and Spiritus, the God of Destruction, who respectively summon the Warriors of Cosmos and Chaos as their champions. Unlike their previous involvement, the summoned warriors retained their memories and are joined by new warriors. Rather than a dedicated story mode, new story elements will be revealed as the player participates in battles.

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