January is officially here! While the flow of big releases is slowing down, that doesn’t mean there aren’t exciting new games coming this month—let alone in 2019 as a whole. There are still a handful of noteworthy games on the way you should keep an eye on.
Headlining January’s releases are new installments and re-releases in several classic franchises. The long-awaited Resident Evil 2 remake is set to launch at the end of this month, as well as the climactic conclusion to the Kingdom Hearts series. But if you’re in the mood to play older games on current-generation platforms, we’re getting remasters/enhanced ports of Tales of Vesperia, Onimusha: Warlords, and New Super Mario Bros. U.
That’s only a smattering of this month’s releases. You can see all of the biggest games on the way for each platform in January 2019 below. For a look at all of the most notable releases coming in 2019, check out our complete list of game release dates in 2019.
Resident Evil 2 Remake — January 25 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Ever since the outstanding Gamecube remake of Resident Evil 1 in 2002, fans have adamantly requested the same treatment for its much-loved sequel. After years of waiting, Capcom granted this wish when it confirmed development of Resident Evil 2 Remake in August 2015. Resident Evil 2 fans and newcomers, rejoice! We’re finally going to be able to play the game this month. It features a host of changes and improvements over the original, such as a new over-the-shoulder camera, revised puzzles, and modernized controls.
Kingdom Hearts III — January 29 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
The Kingdom Hearts saga is coming to a close at this end of the month. This much-awaited concluding chapter is looking to wrap up Sora’s quest to thwart the evil Xehanort’s plan to form a true Organization XIII. Kingdom Hearts III will include new worlds to explore based on Disney and Pixar properties, an expanded party system, mini-games inspired by classic Walt Disney animations, and much more. If you’re looking to catch up on previous entries before Kingdom Hearts III releases, we highly recommend the Kingdom Hearts 1.5 + 2.5 Remix on PS4, which collects the majority of the series on a single disc.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe — January 11 (Switch)
The Nintendo Switch is getting a collection containing enhanced ports of both New Super Mario Bros. U and its standalone expansion, New Super Luigi U. While the games remain largely the same, there are a couple new additions. A new character named Toadette is being added, and Nabbit, who you could previously only play in New Super Luigi U, will be playable across both games.
Full January Release Schedule
|Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr.’s Journey||3DS||January 11|
|New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe||Switch||January 11|
|Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch||January 11|
|Onimusha: Warlords||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch||January 15|
|The Walking Dead: The Final Season Episode 3||PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch||January 15|
|YIIK: A Postmodern RPG||PS4, PC, Switch||January 18|
|Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown||PS4, Xbox One||January 18|
|Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes||Switch||January 18|
|Resident Evil 2 Remake||PS4, Xbox One, PC||January 25|
|Tropico 6||PS4, Xbox One, PC||January 25|
|Kingdom Hearts III||PS4, Xbox One||January 29|