Each week, NextPlay brings you the newest games hitting digital stores and storefronts. While we can’t include every game released, we strive to highlight the ones that have caught our interest. So, without further ado, let’s have a look at a selection of new games coming out this week!
Release Date: Jan 17 | Developer: Camelot Software Planning | Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch Online
From the humble village of Vale to the mystical peaks of Mt. Aleph, the Golden Sun game sets magic-wielding young heroes Isaac, Garet, Ivan and Mia on a quest to prevent the ancient power of Alchemy from being unleashed on their home world of Weyard. Their adventure takes them through towns, caverns and dungeons as they face wily enemies, confounding puzzles and epic challenges that push their magical abilities (Psynergy) to their absolute limits. Along the way, they get help from mysterious creatures known as the Djinn, who aid the heroes in harnessing their Psynergy to unlock potent spells and unstoppable attacks.
A direct sequel to Golden Sun, the Golden Sun: The Lost Age game presents a dramatic shift as the story now follows Felix – a young Adept (or magic user) who was the antagonist of the first game – on his mission to prove that Alchemy isn’t a destructive force, but one that could save Weyard after all. Forced to join Felix on his quest are Adepts Jenna and Sheba and the wizened scholar Kraden, all of whom struggle to keep Felix on task as powerful and enigmatic new challenges face them all.
Release Date: Jan 18 | Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier | Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S
Dash into a stylish and thrilling action-adventure platformer set in a mythological Persian world where the boundaries of time and space are yours to manipulate.
Play as Sargon and evolve from sword-wielding prodigy to extraordinary legend as you master acrobatic combat and unlock new Time Powers and unique super abilities.
Release Date: Jan 19 | Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
The Nintendo DS game Trace Memory and its Wii sequel are coming together, fully enhanced, on the Nintendo Switch system. A young girl named Ashley receives a letter from her father, who she thought had passed away. Seeking answers, she sets off for a solitary island in search of him. Once there, Ashley encounters puzzles and obstacles that threaten to hinder her investigation. Find the traces of her past and experience the full story for the first time.
Release Date: Jan 19 | Developer: Pocketpair | Publisher: Pocketpair
Platform: Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X|S
Palworld is a brand-new, multiplayer, open-world survival crafting game where you can befriend and collect mysterious creatures called “Pal” in a vast world! Make your Pals fight, build, farm, and work in factories.
Release Date: Jan 19 | Developer: Naughty Dog | Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PlayStation 5
Experience the winner of over 300 Game of the Year awards now with an array of technical enhancements that make The Last of Us Part Il Remastered the definitive way to play Ellie and Abby’s critically acclaimed story.
- Time Survivors – Jan 15 – PC
- The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Jan 16 – Meta Quest 3
- Bahnsen Knights – Jan 18 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
- Hunt Together – Jan 18 – Meta Quest 2, SteamVR
- Turnip Boy Robs a Bank – Jan 18 – Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
- The Cub – Jan 19 – PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X|S