Resident Evil 7 showing a monster coming down a corridor

The Best Video Games Coming In January 2017

2017 gets off to a running start with stellar releases, including the return of Resident Evil, the Hitman collection and Tales of Berseria (not Vesperia – calm down, folks).

This is the complete list of the best games coming in January 2017:

  • January 10 – Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone (PS4)
  • January 12 – Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 (PS4)
  • January 13 – Pit People (PC, Xbox One) early access
  • January 13 – Rise & Shine (PC, Xbox One)
  • January 17 – Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star (PS4, Vita)
  • January 18 (in the EU), January 20 (in the US) – Gravity Rush 2 (PS4)
  • January 20 – Dragon Quest 8: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)
  • January 24/27 – Tales of Berseria (PC, PS4)
  • January 24 – Resident Evil 7 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • January 25 – Memoranda (PC)
  • January 31 – Conan Exiles – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • January 31 – Disgaea 2 (PC)
  • January 31 – Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS4, Vita)
  • January 31 – Divide (PS4)
  • January 31 – Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Sabotage DLC (PS4)
  • January 31 – Hitman: The Complete First Season (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Yakuza 0 is also due for release on the PS4 in January 2017 but does not have a confirmed release date as yet.

Resident Evil is the game I’m most looking forward to; it will be interesting to see how the horror gameplay of previous games in the franchise is amplified with the innovative technology of VR.  There were reports of motion sickness during preliminary tests, but I have no doubt that Resident Evil will be up and running with minimal side-effects, on the PC at the very least.

Hitman: The Complete First Season deserves a special mention too; I prefer waiting for complete collections before purchasing episodic content and, should The Complete First Season be priced reasonably, I may just spend a few gold coins on it.