The Top 5 Most Anticipated Games of February 2017

A month filled with outstanding titles

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2017 started off strong last month thanks to the release of several fantastic games like Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, and Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. February is expected to continue this trend effortlessly by allowing gamers to finally get their hands on Nioh, Horizon Zero Dawn, For Honor and more. The following is a quick list of five noteworthy titles that should definitely stay on your radar over the next several weeks.

Full Title: Nioh
Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: February 7th

Nioh is an action role-playing game developed by the talented folks over at Team Ninja. As a PlayStation 4 exclusive, Nioh lets players take on the role of a sailor turned samurai named William Adams in Japan during the 1600s. An engaging storyline, rich characters, and challenging boss battles on par with Ninja Gaiden and Dark Souls are all concrete reasons why this title is destined to be something special.

Full Title: For Honor
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: February 14th

For Honor is an online action hack and slash game developed by Ubisoft Montreal. This new IP has a medieval fantasy setting and gives players the opportunity to engage in battles by choosing from three separate factions composed of Knights, Samurai, and Vikings. The unique concept of intertwining a dynamic melee combat system with historical set pieces makes this a standout title and I will be interested to see how everyone responds to it.

Full Title: Sniper Elite 4
Developer: Rebellion Developments
Publisher: Rebellion Developments
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
Release Date: February 14th

Sniper Elite 4 is a third-person tactical shooter stealth game developed by Rebellion Developments. This sequel takes place in Italy during the 1940s and thrusts players into the role of an office of Strategic Services Agent named Karl Fairburne. Sniper Elite games are known for their depiction of brutally satisfying X-Ray kills and this latest installment in the series promises to deliver on that and so much more.

Full Title: Halo Wars 2
Developer: 343 Industries and Creative Assembly
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Platforms: Xbox One and Windows 10
Release Date: February 21st

Halo Wars 2 is a real-time strategy game developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly. This Halo Wars sequel focuses on an epic war between the United Nations Space Command and a new alien faction known as the Banished. If you enjoyed the first game in the series then you may love what this title has to offer.

Full Title: Horizon Zero Dawn
Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PlayStation 4
Release Date: February 28th

Horizon Zero Dawn is a third-person action role-playing game developed by Guerrilla Games. The story takes place in a post-apocalyptic world and revolves around a female hunter and archer named Ahoy as she faces off against menacing robotic creatures. After working feverishly on the Killzone series, Guerrilla are aiming to strike gold with this new IP and I’m more than certain that they will do just that.

This concludes my list of the top 5 most anticipated games for the month of February. 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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