One Piece Odyssey is a new role-playing game based on Van Pees.

It’s 2023, which means it’s time to publish the first part of our guide to the most notable new game developments Here’s a list of the top projects for January for all modern platforms. It’s been a quiet month for releases, but it’s not without some loud premieres. The main ones are the remake of Dead Space and the Japanese RPG Forspoken.

One Piece Odyssey.

  • Developed by ILCA.
  • Published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox One, and PC.
  • The genre: RPG.
  • Release date: January 13 , 2023.

It’s a new role-playing game based on Van Pees. Released to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the original manga by Eiichiro Oda, it promises to tell a completely separate story about the Pillow Hat Pirates, where Luffy and his friends face new dangers and adventures on a mysterious island.

The gameplay is essentially a traditional jRPG with location exploration, turn-based combat, and a planned sequel.

Ideally suited for anyone who is familiar with manga or has watched at least 8394 episodes of anime. On the other hand, if you just love the genre, put on a pencil and at least wait for the grades.

Persona 3 Portable.

  • Developed by Atlus.
  • Published by SEGA.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It is also available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • The genre: RPG.
  • Release date: January 19 , 2023.

A re-release of the cult role-playing game Persona 3 from Atlus. Due to unknown circumstances, the developers decided to transfer to new platforms Persona 3 Portable, which was previously released on the PlayStation Portable portable console.

Unlike the PlayStation 2 original, Persona 3 Portable offered several major differences the lack of three-dimensional social episodes, balance edits, and a completely new story root where you could play as a female version of the protagonist.

The reissue will be sold at a budget price of $19.99. Xbox Game Pass subscribers will receive it in the catalogue at no extra charge. Despite its age, it is still a highly vibrant, memorable and stylish game with beautiful music, charismatic characters and engaging gameplay.

Persona 4 Golden.

  • Developed by Atlus.
  • Published by SEGA.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and Nintendo Switch.
  • The genre: RPG.
  • Release date: January 19 , 2023.

Another classic revival from Atlus. The most complete and complete version of the original Persona 4 has been released on the PlayStation Vita and will soon be available on all current console platforms.

As a young Yu Narukami, you are destined to spend a year in the very quiet and unremarkable village of Inaba. It’s a place where you’ll meet new friends, a balanced school life, and a mystical and terrifying story about a mysterious serial killer. Well, you won’t be bored.

By the way, the game is already available on PC, so if you prefer to play on this platform you can start your journey right now!

Fire Emblem Engage.

  • Developed by Intelligent Systems.
  • Published by Nintendo.
  • The game is available on the Nintendo Switch.
  • Genre: Tactical RPG.
  • Release date: January 20th , 2023.

The newest installment in the famous Fire Emblem tactical series. The plot tells of the war with the Fallen Dragon of the four powers of the continent of Elios, who joined forces with heroes from other worlds to imprison the great evil.

One of the key features of the game promises to be the integration of the characters of previous parts of Fire Emblem into the gameplay they act not only as a pleasant fan service, but also provide direct assistance in the battle.

Journalists familiar with the pre-release version praise the technical part of the game. The combat animations and the overall picture have become much better compared to Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Otherwise, you can expect from this release the traditional for the series of interesting characters, complex tactical battles and expressive music.

Monster Hunter Rise.

  • Developed by Capcom.
  • Published by Capcom.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X and S.
  • The genre: Action/RPG.
  • Release date: January 20th , 2023.

After conquering players on Nintendo Switch and PC, the new Monster Hunter is set to conquer the audience of PlayStation and Xbox consoles (it will appear in Xbox Game Pass from day one!).

The game has proven itself well among both hardcore fans and newcomers, so if you’ve been playing Monster Hunter World and have been looking forward to the new opportunity to hunt giant monsters in the company of cute cats on PlayStation and Xbox your dream will soon come true.

In addition, the spring release for Sony and Microsoft platforms will receive a major content expansion Sunbreak.

Forspoken.

  • ♪ I’m gonna be the one ♪.
  • Published by Square Enix.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 5, PC.
  • The genre: Action/RPG.
  • Release date: January 24 , 2023.

A big, loud release from Luminous Productions , the Japanese team responsible for Final Fantasy XV. Square Enix is positioning the game as the beginning of a new franchise aimed at a wider audience.

As the Frey Girl, you will travel to the fantasy world of Attia, where adventure and danger await at every turn.

The developers are betting heavily on a sophisticated combat system that offers dozens of different spells, as well as high dynamics that allow the Frey to cover hundreds of meters in the blink of an eye.

The Forspoken demo, recently released by the developers on the PlayStation 5, garnered mixed reviews. However, Luminous Productions is confident in its creation and urges users to give it a chance.

Which we’ll be able to see for ourselves in the game very soon.

Risen.

  • Developed by Piranha Bytes (Original Release).
  • Published by THQ Nordic.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It is also available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • The genre: RPG.
  • Release date: January 24 , 2023.

The original 2009 Risen is the most straightforward and honest continuation of the ideas of the famous Gothic series. An old-school role-playing game where the path from a worthless weakling to a true hero is paved with a trail of small but very important feats.

THQ isn’t going to add any new content or change the outer shell of the project in any major way. The main feature of the edition will be the implementation of gamepad support (which will be added to the PC with a free patch).

If the re-release comes out without any nasty technical issues, then getting to know it can be both a nice return to the classic and a whole new journey if you’ve never played the game before.

Dead Space.

  • Developed by EA Motive.
  • Published by Electronic Arts.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and PC.
  • ♪ I’m the one who’s gonna make you ♪.
  • Release date: January 27 , 2023.

Electronic Arts has finally decided to resurrect the cult Dead Space franchise. The starting point of this exciting initiative was the development of a full-fledged remake of the very first part of the series, which debuted in 2008.

In updating the classic, the EA Motive team tried to follow the overall mood and tone of the original game as closely as possible, while making careful but noticeable changes to it. For example, most game locations now represent a coherent and consistent maze, implying a certain freedom of movement, as well as the availability of optional content.

We’ll see how successful the return to the Ishimura is at the end of the month.

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition.

  • Developed by Forgotten Empires.
  • Published by Microsoft.
  • The game is available on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One.
  • I ‘m not a big fan of the genre .
  • Release date: January 31 , 2023.

A console conversion of the legendary strategy game. Among the advantages of the port are the comprehensive integration of control from the gamepad, a new tutorial and changes in the field of AI, designed to make the gameplay more exciting and accessible.

In addition, the console version of Age of Empires II also supports crossplay. And it’s coming to Game Pass, too, right on the day of the premiere. Later, Xbox owners will receive a port of the fourth part of the series the most relevant at the moment.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake.

  • ♪ I’m gonna be the one ♪.
  • Published by THQ Nordic.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. It is also available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • I ‘m not a big fan of the genre .
  • Release date: January 31 , 2023.

After bringing the popular SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom to the masses with a recent remake, THQ Nordic has decided to keep up the momentum and bring fans a brand new SpongeBob adventure.

In this game, SpongeBob and Patrick embark on a perilous journey across seven unique worlds, where they encounter dangers, rewards, new rivals and friends, and an ocean of branded humor.

Season: A Letter to the Future.

  • Developed by Scavengers Studio.
  • Published by Scavengers Studio.
  • The game is available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
  • The genre:.
  • Release date: January 31 , 2023.

A meditative adventure game about Estelle, who goes into the unknown as a witness to the end of her familiar world. Along with the heroine, players will encounter bizarre characters, peaceful landscapes, and life in all its various manifestations.

The focus of the entire project is literally archiving the treasures of sight, sound, and memory found along the way. The game was developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment.

While you’re waiting for the release, you can try the demo version. It’s free.

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