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The Best Games Out This Week – 2/16 – 2/19

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February has already been a great month for gamers everywhere thanks to a solid lineup of releases over the last two weeks. This week is arguably the biggest week in gaming thanks to the long awaited retail release of Street Fighter V. If by any chance you’re not a fighting game fan, then there still are several notable titles that will keep you busy throughout the week. Below is a quick list of every new release that is worth both your time and attention.

Full Title: Street Fighter V
Developer: Capcom and Dimps
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: PlayStation 4, and PC
Release Date: 2/16

Street Fighter V needs absolutely no introduction to virtually every gaming fan on the planet. This fifth main entry in the popular fighting game series made headlines when it was announced as a PS4 console exclusive back in 2014. If you’re a fan of the franchise or fighting games in general, this should already be your priority purchase for the week.

Full Title: Project X Zone 2
Developer: Monolith Soft
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: 2/16

Project X Zone 2 is a crossover tactical role-playing game that features characters from Capcom, Sega, Fire Emblem Awakening, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Bandai Namco Entertainment. The first title in the series garnered favorable reviews and the sequel promises to be bigger and better. If you’re looking for a compelling tactical RPG with intense battles, then you definitely can’t go wrong with Project X Zone 2.

Full Title: Pillars of Eternity: The White March – Part 2
Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Platforms: PC, OS X, and Linux
Release Date: 2/16

Pillars of Eternity is the spiritual successor to both Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale in addition to being one of last year’s best RPGs. The 3.0 update video embedded above gives us a glimpse of what to expect from the latest expansion for the game. If you’re looking for an engaging and challenging RPG, then this title should definitely be on your radar.

Full Title: Rocket League
Developer: Psyonix
Publisher: Psyonix
Platform: Xbox One
Release Date: 2/17

Rocket League took the world by storm when it launched on both PS4 and PC last summer. With the Xbox One release scheduled for later this week, more fans will finally get to see what all the hype is about and use Microsoft franchise themed vehicles in their play sessions. If you’re looking for a fun physics-based vehicle soccer game, then Rocket League is your best option.

Full Title: Fire Emblem Fates
Developer: Intelligent Systems and Nintendo SPD
Publisher: Nintendo
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: 2/19

Fire Emblem Fates is a tactical RPG and the 14th main game in the Fire Emblem Series. Since the release of Fire Emblem: Awakening way back in 2013, fans have been anxiously awaiting the next chapter in the series. If you enjoyed previous games in the franchise, then you’ll definitely love what this installment has to offer.

Honorable Mentions:

Out on 2/16:

Layers of Fear (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC)

The Escapists: The Walking Dead (PlayStation 4)

Tron Run/r (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC)

Out on 2/17:

Californium (PC, and Mac)

Out on 2/18:

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc (PC)

Plague Inc: Evolved (PC, Mac, and Linux)

Project Setsuna (PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita)

This concludes my list of the best games worth picking up this week. Do any of you plan on buying any of the titles listed above? If so, please feel free to let us know what your choices are in the comments section below.

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