Iron Man VR
(28 February, PSVR)
Surely the prospect to become Tony Stark and strap on the Iron Man suit may be a computer game gimme? A retired Stark is forced to travel up against long-time Iron Man antagonist Ghost, scorching through the skies while holding your hands out and shouting ‘pew pew!’
Final Fantasy VII Remake
(3 March, PS4)
The feverishly anticipated remake of 1 of gaming’s most sacred texts is looking better whenever we see it. Much more than a visible tickle -gorgeous because it is- this version of FFVI has new characters, new locations and a totally revamped combat system. So big developer Square are releasing it in episodes so as to not perform. Or dropping everything during a clumsy demo leak, but the primary episode should be spectacular nonetheless.
Final Fantasy 7
(20 March, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia, Switch)
Id’s heavy metal shooter usually pitches you into hell to blast chunks out of demons during a giddy, bullet-fuelled ballet. This point hell involves Earth, meaning its time to, you guessed it, blast chunks out of demons during a giddy, bullet-fuelled ballet. A desecrated home turf and new foes should up the variability but if it are often as deliciously thrilling as its predecessors then we are certain a bloody treat.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
(20 March, Switch)
The highly anticipated return of Nintendo’s life-simulation arrives on Switch this year, once more tasking you with build up your own bucolic village and being constantly harassed by a cash-hungry raccoon. Tom Nook notwithstanding, New Horizons looks a pleasant escape with new crafting and native and online co-op play.
(March TBC, Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift/Quest, Windows Mixed Reality)
It’s been almost thirteen years since the last Half-Life game. Thirteen! This computer game spin-off starring Alyx Vance won’t be Half-Life 3, but it’s like an authentic trip into Half-Life’s extraordinary world. Developer Valve has said that this is often not a side-story, but the ‘next chapter’ in Half-Life and reportedly as substantial as Haf-Life 2.