After a packed January, with Dragon Ball FighterZ and Monster Hunter: World launching on the same day, February is a month of remasters and re-releases. Shadow of the Colossus is first, followed by Bayonetta and Bayonetta 2 on Nintendo Switch. There’s also 2016’s Owlboy coming to Switch and the Secret of Mana remake. If you’re looking for a new game, there’s Metal Gear spinoff Metal Gear Survive coming this month as well.
Here’s a run-through of what you can expect in the month of February, along with its most notable releases. For a full list of all the big games coming out during the rest of this year, check out our comprehensive 2018 game release date list.
Shadow of the Colossus (PS4) — February 6
Shadow of the Colossus is a remake of the acclaimed 2005 classic. The game takes place in an ancient world, where a young boy named Wander must destroy 16 colossi in the hope of resurrecting a dead loved one. Developer Bluepoint Games has rebuilt the game from the ground up while maintaining its underlying structure and mechanics.
- Shadow Of The Colossus Review
- What Makes Shadow Of The Colossus A Masterpiece?
Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2 (Switch) — February 16
A Bayonetta 1-2 bundle was announced for Switch at last year’s Game Awards. The bundle will come with a physical copy of Bayonetta 2, while the first game will be available digitally. Both are critically acclaimed action games from developer Platinum Games.
- Bayonetta 2 Gameplay On Switch Shows Off 60fps Bullet Arts
- Bayonetta 2 On Nintendo Switch Will Have Amiibo Support
Metal Gear Survive (PS4, Xbox One, PC) — February 20
Metal Gear Survive is an action-adventure survival spinoff in the Metal Gear universe. It takes place sometime after the events of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (in an alternate timeline, of course) and will include single-player, co-op, and multiplayer. It is the first Metal Gear game since series creator Hideo Kojima left Konami.
- Metal Gear Survive Is Always Online, Will Have Microtransactions
- Metal Gear Survive Story Mode Impressions
Full February Release Schedule
|Batallion 1944 (Early Access)||PC||February 1|
|Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age||PC||February 1|
|Night in the Woods||Switch||February 1|
|SteamWorld Dig||Switch||February 1|
|EA Sports UFC 3||PS4, Xbox One||February 2|
|Shadow of the Colossus||PS4||February 6|
|Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (Expansion)||PC||February 8|
|Dragon Quest Builders||Switch||February 9|
|The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia||PS4||February 9|
|Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st]||PS4, PS3, Vita||February 9|
|Crossing Souls||PS4, PC||February 13|
|Dynasty Warriors 9||PS4, Xbox One, PC||February 13|
|The Fall 2: Unbound||PS4, Xbox One, PC||February 13|
|Kingdom Come: Deliverance||PS4, Xbox One, PC||February 13|
|Owlboy||PS4, Xbox One, Switch||February 13|
|The Longest Five Minutes||Switch, Vita, PC||February 13|
|Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame||PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC||February 13|
|Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology||3DS||February 13|
|Secret of Mana||PS4, PS Vita, PC||February 15|
|Bayonetta + Bayonetta 2||Switch||February 16|
|Fe||PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC||February 16|
|Age of Empires: Definitive Edition||PC||February 20|
|Metal Gear Survive||PS4, Xbox One, PC||February 20|
|Xenon Valkyrie+||Xbox One||February 20|
|Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus||Switch||February 22|
|Stellaris: Apocalypse||PC||February 22|
|Past Cure||PS4, Xbox One, PC||February 23|
|Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet||PS4, Xbox One, PC||February 23|
|Yume Nikki: Dream Diary||PC||February 23|
|Gravel||Xbox One||February 26|
|De Blob 2||PS4, Xbox One||February 27|
|Immortal Redneck||Xbox One||February 27|
|Payday 2||Switch||February 27|
|Riftstar Raiders||Xbox One||February 27|