Gaming This Week (Jan 14) – Two Classic Franchises Return Ahead of Resident Evil 2

You didn’t think publishers would slow down just because Christmas is over, did you? January is shaping up to be one of hell of a month for fans of franchises we played as kids.

Onimusha: Warlords kicks things off on January 15. The PS2 classic is getting the usual re-release treatment. A bump in graphics, widescreen support, and a new control scheme are the highlights.

An Onimusha re-release is cool and all, but it’s the next entry into the Ace Combat series I’m pumped for. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is coming January 18 on Xbox One and PS4 (February 1 on Steam). I’m ready for the cheesy story, awesome music, and fantastic gameplay. It’s been too long since we’ve seen a proper Ace Combat game. Hell, any flying game for that matter – at least on consoles.

Here’s the launch trailer that dropped a couple of hours ago.

Ace Combat 7 also comes with a handful of multiplayer modes. Bandai Namco talks up a Battle Royale mode, but it looks more like a traditional free-for-all mode. It doesn’t look like there’s any Battle Royale mechanics going on in the multiplayer trailer I linked below.

January 14

  • Panda Hero (PS4)

January 15

  • The Walking Dead – The Final Season – Episode 3: Broken Toys (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
  • The Grand Tour Game (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Vane (PS4)
  • Smoke & Sacrifice (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Panda Hero (PC)
  • Holy Potatoes! We’re In Space?! (PS4)
  • Asdivine Hearts 2 (PS4, PS Vita)

January 16

  • Planet RIX-13 (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Bash the Bear (Switch)

January 17

  • Hell Warders (Xbox One, Switch)
  • Alvastia Chronicles (Xbox One)
  • Kingdom of Blades (PS4)
  • Feudal Alloy (Switch)
  • Gunman Clive HD Collection (Switch)
  • Crazy Strike Bowling EX (Switch)

January 18

  • Guacamelee! 2 (Xbox One)
  • Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes (Switch)