2017 was definitely one of the best years in gaming in recent memory. However, 2018 is also opening strong with great new releases to start off the year with a blast. Here are the games you should be watching out for on PC this January.
Following a barebones release and Capcom’s well-known style of iterating their fighting games several times before giving out a full release, it was only a matter of time before Capcom announced the next version of their flagship fighter. The Arcade Edition includes the 12 additional fighters from Seasons 1 and 2, an arcade mode themed after classic Street Fighter games, a team versus mode and a few other additions. All the new content except for the 12 paid characters will come as a free update to owners of the vanilla game.
Tokyo RPG Factory is set to release the spiritual successor to their first project, I Am Setsuna, to western audiences this January. Released last October in Japan, the traditional JRPG puts you in the shoes of Kanata, a young adventurer with the power of Memory. Part of the world has been lost to the “White Fog” and you and your friends carry the only hope to restore the world and keep it from completely disappearing.
Arc System Works, the studio behind great fighting games such as Guilty Gear and Blazblue, has taken on the gargantuan task of crafting a competetive fighter based on the highly popular Dragon Ball franchise. With 24 confirmed characters from both the Dragon Ball Z and Dragon Ball Super series, hectic 3 on 3 battles, unconventional game mechanics, and a whole lot of energy beams, it’s bound to produce some of the most epic battles in fighting game history.
Simulators are everywhere nowadays, from flight to farming to city administration to dad dating. Railroad construction sims though haven’t seen the light of day since way back in 2006. Cue Railway Empire, a massive sim from the makers of the Tropico series. Railway empire will feature 40 extraordinarily detailed trains, over 300 technologies to research and discover, and gameplay spanning over 100 years starting from 1830.
The second chapter of The Freedom Chronicles is on its way. Former American Secret Service agent Jessica Valiant is tasked to discover what the Nazis are planning in California and what Operation San Andreas is all about. Armed with a silenced pistol and a sniper rifle, you’ll need to use stealth and eliminate enemies while utilizing the element of surprise. You can get it either as part of the Season Pass or by purchasing it separately. Unfortunately, no trailer has been released yet for the DLC.