With the new year just around the corner, I have selected a few games we think will amuse us in January 2022 with a few lineups of sports, adventure, and monster catching. Wishing each of you gamers a happy, healthy, prosperous, and safe new year.
Developed by System Era, the upcoming Nintendo Switch version of Astroneer is coming this January 13th, 2022. Mainly focusing on the aerospace industry and interplanetary exploration adventure, the player is tasked to dig a site and build ramps and bases while unearthing rare discoveries and unlocking the mysteries of the universe.
With over 7 wondrous planets that players can travel between and explore every inch of, from the entire spherical surface. Every planet holds unique and challenging surface and cave biomes that offer a number of challenges to players. But you are not alone as you can team up with other players and create massive industrial bases or create fun games in the extensive creative sandbox.
Features as shared on Nintendo:
•Reshape the ground under your feet as though it were made of clay.
•Survive on and explore carefully crafted planets that can be entirely deformed and traversed.
•Snap together components and objects to build bases and vehicles.
•Play with friends in 4 player online drop-in/drop-out co-op.
•Discover and uncover the mysteries of the solar system
Slated for January 20th, 2022 release on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Google Stadia by developer Dotemu; top-down fast pace sports arcade Windjammers 2 throws in a flying disc game with amazing hand-drawn graphics, crazy new moves, gameplay mechanics, and awesome new characters and stages.
Windjammers 2 is first and foremost a radical gameplay approach for particularly fast-paced games. The basic mechanics are accessible but require practice to be perfectly mastered: this is the fertile ground for feverish nights of rivalry between friends or fierce competition against illustrious strangers, come from all over the world to put your head in the sand in a tournament. The exceptional fluidity of the hand-drawn 2D animations and the boundless energy of Windjammers 2 gameplay make for an endless spectacle that is as exciting to watch as it is to play.
Master all manner of shots to get an edge over your opponents while kicking back and enjoy a kickass soundtrack coming straight out of the ’90s.
Features as shared on Steam:
● The return of the cult classic Windjammers
● Kickass hand-drawn 2D animations
● Brand-new characters and stages
● Slapshot, drop shot, EX move, jump and smash… a ton of new gameplay mechanics for a complete new windjamming experience
● An amazing Arcade mode that allows superstars to conquer championships while playing solo
● Rad tracks that leave you headbanging like a dude
● Local and Online multiplayer
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Get your pokeballs ready as Pokémon Legends: Arceus will be released on January 28th, 2022, exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus was developed by Game Freak with the desire to deliver an experience infused with new action and RPG elements that go beyond the framework established thus far while honoring the core gameplay of past Pokémon titles.
As Trainers explore the natural expanses in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they’ll encounter Pokémon that call these grand vistas home. To catch wild Pokémon, players can study the Pokémon’s behaviors, sneak up to them, then throw Poké Balls. Players can also battle wild Pokémon with their ally Pokémon. By throwing the Poké Ball holding their ally Pokémon near a wild Pokémon, players will seamlessly enter battle. This new gameplay angle is intended to provide Trainers with an immersive experience.