If there was one theme for Gamescom’s 2021 Opening Night Live Ceremony: There will certainly be a lot of games released in February 2022.
Many of these games, including Horizon Forbidden West, The King of Fighters XV, and Sifu, were originally scheduled for release in 2021, but have been postponed for a variety of reasons. Developers can adapt their workflow to working from home.
Currently, all these games etc. will be released to each other within a few days. As publisher Annapurna Interactive humorously points out on Twitter, it’s getting more and more crowded in the coming weeks, and companies trying to release the latest and greatest titles may try to avoid it. ..
Self Note: Do not schedule a February 2022 release
— Annapurna Interactive (@A_i) August 25, 2021
Leading the prosecution is The King of Fighters XV on February 17, with 39 fighters to choose from, including the victory of a fan’s favorite character who has long died in the famous fighting game franchise.
Exactly a day later, Horizon Forbidden West will be available and will be released for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on February 18th. The heroine Alloy embarks on a journey west to stop the mysterious “red blight” that kills everything he touches.
Indie martial arts fighter Sifu continues to stand out, recently postponed from 2021, but will be released on February 22, 2022. The release date is the next expansion of Destiny 2, The Witch Queen, which is ready to be one of the biggest updates to the bungee shooter in years.
And last but not least, the Saints Row series will be back on February 25th. This new reboot, simply titled “Saints Row,” seems to dial back some of the stupidity that the series has become known for in recent entries, but is an over-the-top open-world action fan of the franchise. Came to expect.
It’s a lot of games. The late January game lineup doesn’t ridicule the long-awaited follow-up of Dark Souls, Elden Ring and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild-inspired Pokemon Legends: Arceus to be released within a week of each other. .. We plan to release Rainbow Six Sequation, a spin-off focused on Rainbow Six Siege Cooperatives, in January. The first two months of 2022 will offer something to almost all types of players.
Assuming none of the above games suffered any additional delay, that is. More games could be postponed early next year, making the all-you-can-eat video game buffet in early 2022 even busier. We’ll see in time the additional games that may be released early next year, but there’s one thing for sure. Players now need to save pennies and clear the schedule.