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The year has hardly started when the first potential hits are already luring. Several promising games for PC and consoles will be released in January, some of which are already eagerly awaited by fans. So PC players can finally dive into the new worlds of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Blizzard wrestles the campaign to remake Warcraft III at the end of the month. Xbox and Playstation fans are excited about Dragonball Z, switch fans are happy about Oddworld.
January is not a parade month for the release of major titles, but at the beginning of 2020 there will still be some real top-class players that should be on the screen as a passionate player. The majority of the major publications will only appear in the coming months. However, PC and console players will also find a fine selection of new releases at the beginning of the year that could be worth playing.
Warcraft and Monster Hunter long awaited
Two long-awaited games open and close January as the release period. After fans of Xbox One and Playstation 4 have been around for a long time, from January 9th, PC players can finally go hunting in the new expansion to Monster Hunter World.
The porting to PC is not a clap on the console, but brings essential features, including improved usability via mouse and keyboard, unlimited frame rate including 4K support and high-resolution texture packs, as well as support for widescreen screens. The features should probably even encourage some console gamers to release the Iceborn expansion to Monster Hunter World to switch for PC.
In terms of gameplay, January ends with the release of Warcraft III Reforged:
On January 28th, Blizzard Entertainment launches the remake fans have been waiting for since Montane. Also included is the campaign mode of the popular strategy game, which tells an essential part of the story of World of Warcraft.
The Warcraft remake including the expansion “Frozen Throne” is more than a mere visual revision. Improved matchmaking, including adapted online features, makes Warcraft III Reforged an almost independent title, from which only the functional framework of the original was adopted. The standard edition can be pre-ordered for around 30 euros, the deluxe version for just under 40 euros. Included are the typical digital goodies as well as the original Warcraft III and access to the multiplayer beta.
Framed by these two top titles, more promising games will appear in January 2020:
- January 9: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (PC)
- January 17: Dragon Ball Z: Chakra (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- January 17: Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore (Nintendo Switch)
- January 23: Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD (Nintendo Switch)
- January 23: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (PC)
- January 28: Journey to the Savage Planet (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- January 28: Warcraft III: Reforged (PC)
Tokyo Mirage Sessions Enore stands out from the light Nintendo Switch:
The mix-up of Fire Emblem and the “Shin Megami Tensei” series contains, in addition to the basic game, all DLCs that were released for the WiiU version (released in 2015). Story elements, characters and pieces of music are added.
Most of the games released this month for PC or console can be pre-ordered.
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