January 2017 Releases

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Well it's a new year and time for fresh save files and fresh trips to the cinema. Here are our picks of the games and films being released in January.

 

Games:

 

Sniper Ghost Warrior 3

Shoot people from a distance and watch thier heads pop in slowmo. What's not to like?

 

 

Dragon Quest VIII

JRPG of the month! The eighth (and my favourite) Dragon quest is re-released on 3DS with new characters, dungeons and other gubbins.

 

 

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

Looking like a return to a more horror inspired setting, with VR support on top this could be a chilling start to the year.

 

 

Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue

Disney themed action RPG. I don't get the title either, what happened to just having normal sequel numeration? Anyhoo, probably one for KH fans, featuring tidied up versions of some of the side games in preparation for the third game's release.

 

 

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories

Get to level 1000 with the Steam release of the classic PS2 tactical RPG.

 

 

Gravity Rush 2

Continue Kat's topsy turvy adventure in the sequel to the underrated Gravity Rush.

 

 

 

Pit People

Early Access release for the next game from Castle Crashers creators The Behemoth.

 

 

Films:

 

Assassin's Creed

No, this isn't in the wrong section- the film of the game of jumping off buildings and stabbing people in the past is now a film.

 

 

A Monster Calls

Liam Neeson plays a big tree monster in this adaptation of a children's fantasy novel. Also featuring Rogue One's Felicity Jones and Sigourney Weaver.

 

 

Silence

Liam Neeson plays a priest lost in Japan in this adaptation of a japanese novel. Also featuring Star Wars' Adam Driver and ex-Spiderman Andrew Garfield.

 

 

La La Land

Ryan Gosling and ex-Spiderman's girlfriend Emma Stone in a romantic musical which is nonetheless getting great reviews. Sadly does not appear to feature any Star Wars actors.

 

 

Split

M. Night Shyalaman returns with a psychological horror featuring former Professor X James Macavoy as a man with literally split personalities. Could be fun, and seems to have some sort of supernatural element. 

 

 

xXx 3: The Return Of Xander Cage 

Vin Diesel returns to the character that arguably kicked off his career in this unexpected sequel. Also features Rogue One's Donnie Yen.

 

 

 

Let us know in the comments what you're looking forward to this year, and if we missed anything!