It’s the week of love, so this episode of New Releases is spending some extra time to talk about one more game than usual–or at least some bonus DLC, since Dead Cells expansion The Last Seed arrives this week. It’s also time for the Western releases of the Yakuza 5 remaster and Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold. If you missed out on the original release of Darksiders Genesis, you can grab the console versions this week. Street Fighter 5 is also jumping back into the spotlight with Champion Edition, and PS4 creative types can dig into the long-awaited exclusive Dreams.
Yakuza 5 — February 11
Available on: PS4
The Yakuza Remastered Collection is an all-in-one package that gets you remasters of Yakuza 3, 4, and 5.. Those three games got staggered release dates, but the final entry arrives this month. Taking after the “5” in its name, this particular entry is set across five different parts of Japan and features five playable characters, including everyone’s favorite ruffian Kazuma Kiryu.
Dead Cells – The Bad Seed — February 11
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
The Bad Seed is Dead Cells’ first piece of paid DLC, and the $5 buy-in gets you a good amount new content. The Arboretum and The Swamp are two new biomes branching out from the early parts of the roguelike game, and they cap off with a boss fight against a giant mushroom monster. You’ll also battle new enemies with new abilities and weapons, including a giant scythe that takes up both of your weapon slots.
Dreams — February 14
Available on: PS4
Media Molecule, creators of LittleBigPlanet, have crafted another deep toolset with Dreams. This PS4 exclusive lets you sculpt objects, build worlds, and create pretty much any type of activity you can think of–someone even remade Final Fantasy VII within the game. What will you dream up?
Darksiders Genesis — February 14
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, Switch
The Horsemen are back: this top-down hack-and-slash game puts you in control of Strife and War. You can swap between the two on the fly, using Strife’s pistols and War’s sword to chop down the horde of enemies on screen. The PC release already happened last year, but console gamers can take the reigns this week.
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition — February 14
Available on: PS4, PC
Street Fighter 5 has also been out for some time, but Champion Edition packages together all previously released content. That means you’re getting 40 characters, 34 stages, and over 200 costumes. Capcom has also added second V-Skill for every fighter and made some balance changes–that balance patch will be available to anyone who owns any version of Street Fighter 5.
Snack World: The Dungeon Crawl – Gold — February 14
Available on: Switch
Snack World’s setting is a mash-up of medieval fantasy and modern conveniences like cell phones and mini-marts–leave it to Professor Layton makers Level-5 to build another fascinating world. Snack World lets you customize a character, explore randomly generated dungeons, and help the townspeople. The “gold” in the title means you’re getting all previously released content too.
There’s still plenty of February to come, and another batch of games is cooking up for next week. New Releases will return next Sunday to take a look at some beloved games finding a home on new consoles, as Kingdom Hearts 2.8 HD Final Chapter Prologue comes to Xbox One and Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition comes to Switch.