Welcome to the Top 5 Upcoming RPGs of Feburary 2021! In this series we highlight the Top 5 RPGs for the upcoming month. In this edition, we’re going to take a look at each of the titles, talk a little about each, and then explain why we think they deserve to be on the list. So join me now and find a mixture of some hidden gems and old favorites given a shiny new coat of paint.
Top 5 Upcoming RPGs Of February 2021
There’s an exciting year ahead with more RPGs being thrown at us left and right. We’ve already released our Top 10 most anticipated titles for 2021, so if you missed it be sure to check that one out. For the month of February there is some JRPG goodness, with a spinoff of a very well-known franchise, remastered versions on new platforms, and a release of an RPG based on the World of Darkness tabletop universe. Intrigued? Well, let’s get on with the Top 5 Upcoming RPGs of February 2021!
Honourable Mention – Nioh 2 The Complete Edition (PC) & The Nioh Collection (PS5)
Release Date: February 5th
Developer: Team Ninja
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
Honourable mention this month goes to the release of Nioh 2 finally on PC. We would be remiss to not include the epic Action-RPG getting remastered versions for PS5 and releasing on a brand new platform of PC, celebrating the franchise’s 4th anniversary. Both The Nioh Collection and Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition will be releasing on February 5th. The Nioh Collection includes both Nioh and Nioh 2 remastered for Playstation 5, getting some graphics upgrades and includes all DLCs. Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition launches on the same day on PC via Steam.
Nioh 2 is the sequel to the highly successful Action-RPG, which brings players on an adventure across Japan. Creating your own character for the first time, with lots of customisation options making it truly your own, as you take down a number of Yokai. Taking place before the original, it is a standalone story, set in the late 1500s of the Sengoku-era. Nioh 2 offers some fast-paced action combat, letting hone your samurai skills by defeating some formidable Yokai bosses.
Nioh The Collection for PS5 and Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition for PC will be releasing on February 5th.
5. Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
Release Date: February 2nd (US)/February 5th (EU)
Developer: Nihon Falcom
Publisher: NIS America
The ninth entry in the series, Ys IX: Monstrum Nox releases in the west this month. Follow the adventurer known as Adol “the Red” Christin and his trusty companion Dogi, as they arrive in Balduq. Adol is shortly imprisoned once he steps inside, but meets a mysterious woman by the name of April. She turns him into a Monstrum, a being granted with supernatural gifts and the power to exorcise monsters. Adol will team up with his fellow Monstrums, to defeat the fearsome threats that now have stepped out the shadowy dimension called the Grimwald Nox. The mystery of the Monstrum curse is also yet to unravel and the truth behind the unease within Balduq.
Each character has their own special combat skills which sets them apart. You can explore by gliding using wings and even run up walls with the use of Heaven’s Run. There also gifts that can grant new ways to move around such as Crimson Line, letting you lock onto enemies and leap to their location. Combat is full-on hack and slash, with a number of unique character abilities to suit different playstyles.
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is releasing on Playstation 4 on February 2nd for the US and February 5th for the EU. You can also check out a 10 minute demo which is available now.
4. Fallen Legion Revenants
Release Date: February 16th (US)/19th (EU)
Publisher: NIS America
A world plagued by miasma, a floating castle is mankind’s last refuge. The earth is now haunted by creatures now altered by the plague, while the Welkin Castle overlooks the horrors, and is by a dictator known as Ivor. In this sequel to Fallen Legion: Rise of Glory, players will get to see the story unfold from both sides. A young noble by the name of Lucien is on a quest to overthrow Ivor, while enlisting the help of revenants in the process.
The side-scrolling combat is in real-time, each character or Exemplar is controlled by an action button, meaning you can choose strategically how to strike your enemies. Queue up attacks to gain the upper hand, place your characters for a strategic advantage and unleash powerful attacks by chaining moves. The major change from the prequel is that Revenants adds new conversation and stealth systems as Lucien tries to weave his way through the political intrigue.
Fallen Legion Revenants releases on Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch on February 16th, you can check out the demo on both platforms right now.
3. Bravely Default II
Release Date: February 26th
Publisher: Square Enix
The next title in the Bravely RPG franchise, Bravely Default II is releasing in the month of February. While technically the third in the series of games, Bravely Default II will introduce a new world to explore and a new adventure to be had. There’s a large world to explore with five different nations, which each have their own culture and climates. The game combines a mix of 3D characters and hand-drawn art style, which creates a cute and unique aesthetic.
Customise your own team of heroes as you battle in turn-base, balancing both risk and reward with Brave and Default commands. The Brave allows you to act up to 4 times, consuming Brave Points (BP), attacking at once. The Default system allowing defensive moves to save BP, while enduring attacks. There is also a special Deathblow move which can deal heavy damage or buff the party, that comes complete with its own special background music. The job system has also returned, allowing characters to combine two types of jobs at the same time, gaining a number of ability combinations.
Bravely Default II will be releasing on the Switch on February 26th. There is also a free demo available on the Nintendo eShop if you want to get a taste of the game before it releases.
2. Persona 5 Strikers
Release Date: February 23rd
Platform: PC, PS4, Switch
Developer: Omega Force
Publisher: Koei Tecmo
It’s time to join up with the Phantom Thieves as they embark on a mission to fight corruption from overtaking the cities across Japan. A summer holiday takes a drastic turn when a distorted reality emerges. Overturn the truth and redeem the hearts of those who have been imprisoned in the chaos while traveling from city to city in an RV. Persona 5 Strikers is a spinoff and sequel to Persona 5, taking place after the events of the previous game.
Persona 5 Strikers is a joint collaboration between Atlus, Koei Tecmo and Omega Force. The first action-RPG in the Persona series, Persona 5 Strikers takes RPG elements allowing players to explore the town, go on sidequests and more. Strikers takes on a new battle system which focuses on action, with light/heavy attacks, as well as the ability to jump and dodge. Taking control of one character at a time, each with their unique move set as well as unlockable Master Arts.
Persona 5 Strikers releases on PC, Playstation 4 and Switch in the west for the first time on February 23rd.
1. Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood
Release Date: February 4th
Platform: PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X, PC
Werewolf The Apocalypse Earthblood follows the story of Cahal, an exiled werewolf who has returned to stop the battle of the oil and gas corporations from destroying Endron. Cahal can take up different forms, his wolf form which can be used to sneak up on unsuspecting enemies and behind enemy lines by infiltrating. His werewolf form Crinos is used for combat. Then there is his human form which can interact with the environment and use a cross-bow.
Crinos can use two stances, one built for agility, another to boost strength and resistance. Silver bullets are the Crinos’ weakness, reducing the health bar for the duration of the battle. Players will need to decide which method to take on quests, whether going in loud or using the stealthy wolf to slip past undetected, and then taking out enemies one-by-one.
Earthblood is based on White Wolf Publishing’s tabletop roleplaying game Werewolf: The Apocalypse set in the World of Darkness which is a universe shared by the Vampire: The Masquerade games.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will release on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via the Epic Games Store on February 4, 2021.
That’s a wrap for the Top RPGs of February. Did I miss your favourite February release? What games are you most looking forward to this year? Please let us know in the comments below.
You can also check out our most anticipated titles for this year in our Fextralife’s Top 10 Upcoming RPGs Of 2021.
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