Upcoming Game Releases | January 2017

Upcoming Game Releases | January 2017

Rico is kinda informed now!

It has occurred to me in the past that I have no idea what games are coming out most months. It is time to rectify that and bring you all with me into the future! Near the beginning of every month I’m going to list out the upcoming games (generally in order) with a video and perhaps some of my thoughts on them if I have any. As a caveat I’m usually not going to include ports. Unless I start having more free time, then I probably will.

Milkmaid of the Milky Way

Releasing: January 5th

I’ll be honest, before I saw this online I hadn’t heard of it. Looks like a fun little Point-and-Click adventure. If anyone does pick this up I’d love to hear how it goes. Games developed by a single person tend to be hit or miss. But I personally really enjoy well made PnCs.

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone

Releasing: January 10th

I’ve tried to play Hatsune Miku before and it utterly floored me. By that I mean it kicked my ass. My wife really likes these games and she’s pretty damn good at them. I would say that if you like Rhythm games and are looking for an intense challenge, you will be hard pressed to find a better series out these days. Alternatively you could grab stepmania and give that a go. I’ll probably grab this for Ms. Penguin and watch her play it. Might even stream myself getting ruined by it, we’ll see.

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

Releasing: January 12th

I’ve never actually played a Danganronpa game. So this year I’ve ordered the V1 and V2 double pack alongside this V3. Unfortunately they come out in reverse order. I’m not sure what I should do. Should I play 3 then go back and play 1/2?

Rise & Shine

Releasing: January 13th

This trailer is from 2015. But regardless the game looks pretty good. Not much else to say.

Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

Releasing: January 17th

I haven’t played an Atelier game in years. I often get tempted. At this point the names are awfully long.

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

Releasing: January 17th

The fight scenes in these animes are pretty great. The trailer kinda looks good. Could be another good buy for anime fans? Time will tell.

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

Releasing: January 20th


Gravity Rush 2

Releasing: January 20th

Heard really good things about the first. I imagine this’ll be just as good if not better. Or at least I hope so.

Urban Empire

Releasing: January 20th

Niche title. Looks promising.

Yakuza 0

Releasing: January 24th

I’ve never played a Yakuza game. But I’ll be damned, this trailer has sold me. I’m interested. The reviews look pretty good.

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Releasing: January 24th

I keep telling myself I’ll stop rebuying Kingdom Hearts games and I yet…

Resident Evil 7

Releasing: January 24th

That demo has me really interested. I didn’t like 5 or 6 but…who knows?

Tales of Berseria

Releasing: January 24th

I don’t even know, man. I bet this would be right up my alley. That VA work is charmingly weird.


Releasing: January 25th

Another point and click. Feels a bit dour.

The Wardrobe

Releasing: January 26th

Another point and click. Not sure what to say about this one.

Twin Star Exorcists

Releasing: January 26th

Huh, a game for the PSVita? That must be a typo.

Double Dragon IV

Releasing: January 30th

Neat! Looks like the originals.

Also Disgaea 2 for PC releases on the 30th. Technically a port but they are great games. So I've snuck it in here.

That’s it for this month. Next month we’ll try some different formatting, more information, and affiliate links. Now, the question becomes, did I miss anything of interest?

Founder and resident nonsense scribbler.

1 Comment

  1. So it occurs to me that there are 31 days in January. I’m officially cancelling the 31st. This list is feature complete! The 31st is a hardware problem and I’m not responsible!

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