6 games you have to play this January

games released january 2019

2019 has arrived, and although the festive may be drawing to a close, that doesn’t mean we have to stop celebrating. With a great big pile of awesome new games on their way this January, we’re (almost) more excited now than we were on Christmas Day.

So join us as we take a look at some of the biggest games that are heading to your hard drive this month. Which one are you looking forward to the most?

1. Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey

On: Nintendo 3DS

Mario and Luigi have been inhaled by Bowser, and the only way to save the Mushroom Kingdom from peril is for the three to work together – without Bowser realising they’re there. The best-selling role playing game in the Mario series has been remade for the 3DS, and you can expect a revamped experience. Plus, there’s an extra tale that follows Bowser Jr. on his perennial quest to cause chaos.

Get Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey here

2. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe

On: Nintendo Switch

This deluxe edition of the old-school gem contains two great side-scrolling platform games in one: New Super Mario Bros. U and the more challenging New Super Luigi U. Play alone or with up to three friends at once in a variety of modes, including Coin Battle and Boost Rush. And for younger players, newcomer characters Nabbit and Toadette provide an extra little boost to help them through levels.

Get New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe here

3. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

On: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Ace Combat is soaring back onto consoles, and it’s entering uncharted air space. Climb into the cockpits of advanced and futuristic warplanes, and soar through stunningly photorealistic skies at breakneck speed as you battle for victory against your super-advanced enemies. There’s even a VR mode, if you want to live out your wildest Top Gun fantasies (our callsign is Glacier, by the way).

Get Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown here

4. Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

On: Nintendo Switch

Travis Touchdown has a new enemy to face, and that means he has to leave the comfort of his comfy trailer in order to dive into a possessed video game console. Only by defeating bugs and bosses in the video game worlds trapped within the system can Travis hope to gain the wish that will let him escape. Go it alone in single player mode, or jump into co-op mode with a friend to play as Travis or his wicked nemesis, Badman.

Get Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes here

5. Resident Evil 2

On: PS4, Xbox One

The first thing you’ll notice about this much-anticipated remake is the sad lack of Leon’s shoulder pads. Okay, maybe there are a few other things too…

With the whole game lovingly revamped from the ground up, and particular care put into recreating the feel of the original game, Resident Evil 2 promises a terrifying but very welcome return to the zombie-infested Raccoon City.

Get Resident Evil 2 here

6. Kingdom Hearts III

On: PS4, Xbox One

The ultimate battle between light and darkness reaches its epic conclusion in the final chapter of Kingdom Hearts.
There’ll be a ton of worlds to explore, such as original world Scala ad Caelum, much-loved Disney locations like The Hundred Acre Wood and Arendelle, and even (for the first time) Pixar worlds too – like the worlds of Toy Story and Monsters Inc. One thing’s for sure – it’ll be a rollercoaster ride from start to finish.

Get Kingdom Hearts III here