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Forspoken and Dead Space join this week’s upcoming games

Forspoken, Dead Space and more!

Happy Monday, everyone! It’s the start of another week, which means we have some great new games in store. Whether you want to jump into Frey’s epic adventure in Forspoken or re-experience Isaac Clarke’s nightmares in Dead Space, there’s a new game for you.

Forspoken (Jan. 24)

Forspoken Demo

Starting things off this week, we have Forspoken. Developed by Luminous Productions and published by Square Enix, the RPG puts you in the shoes of Frey, who magically enters the fantastical world of Athia. As she searches for a way home, Frey must use and master her new abilities to traverse the sprawling landscape and battle fierce enemies.

Fortunately, Frey isn’t completely alone. Throughout her journey, she is guided by Cuff, a sentient bracelet wrapped around her arm. However, Frey must also face off against the imposing Tanta Sila and uncover the deep secrets within this strange new world. Forspoken journeys onto PlayStation 5 and PC tomorrow.

Risen (Jan. 24)

Venturing into your home next is Risen. Developed by Piranha Bytes and published by Deep Silver, this RPG first hit PC in 2009 before making its way onto Xbox 360 a year later. The game places you into a gritty fantasy world where every action has a consequence.

With the looming threats across the island of Feranga, only you can save the people. You’ll also face fearsome monsters, find unimaginable treasures and forge your own path. Now, tomorrow, Risen ventures onto PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Hitman World of Assassination (Jan. 26)

Then, IO Interactive aims to simplify access to the Hitman games by merging the trilogy in Hitman World of Assassination. All Hitman 3 owners will get the upgrade for free, which will also include access to Hitman 1 and Hitman 2 through the existing Access Pass system. The overall goal is to simplify the purchase decision for new players looking to dive into the stealth action game.

All base Hitman 3 content will remain in the new version, with other DLC available for purchase as well. There will also be a deluxe pack for an additional $30 that comes with even more content. Hitman World of Assassination sneaks onto PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on Thursday.

Dead Space (Jan. 27)

Closing out this week is the long-awaited Dead Space remake. Developed by Motive Studio and published by EA, the remake completely rebuilds the original title from the ground up. Alongside dramatically improved visuals, redesigned areas and additional content will make the horrifying adventure across the Ishimura feel completely fresh.

Another notable change is the addition to Isaac Clarke receiving a voice. While the first game’s sequels featured voice acting for the series protagonist, the original title left Clarke completely silent. Dead Space creeps out to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S and PC on Friday.

What upcoming games will you be playing this week?

All in all, there’s a lot to be excited about this week. From the epic RPG adventure in Forspoken the reimagined horrors of Dead Space, there’s something new for everyone to enjoy. But which new release are you most excited for? As always, let us know what you think down in the comments!

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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