New games coming out in Australia this month: February 2016

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Keeping track of the next big blockbuster experience is made simple using VG Finder’s calendar of upcoming video game release dates for February 2016.

1 February 2016: After a typically slow start to the year, February sees a dramatic increase in the number of games hitting store shelves. The poor Wii U is underserviced, but a good mix of titles are launching on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 3DS, while PC owners get the strategy joys of XCOM 2 to dive into. Perhaps the most notable release, however, is Far Cry Primal - the fifth release in the beloved open-world action series. However, fighting fans who own a PS4 will be excited by the arrival of Street Fighter V, while younger gamers looking for an online first-person shooter to enjoy should consider Plants vs. Zombies 2: Garden Warfare.

Here are all the box copy games coming out across all formats this month, as well as some notable releases in the downloadable space (including the next game in The Walking Dead series by Telltale Games, a fully 3D Assassin’s Creed game for mobiles and an indie-like from EA called Unravel.)

Physical releases

Boxed Games Release Date Format Publisher Genre
Gravity Rush 3/2/2016 PS4 Sony Adventure PG
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 5/2/2016 XBO, PS4 Namco Fighting PG
XCOM 2 5/2/2016 PC Take-2 Strategy MA15+
Assassins Creed Chronicles 9/2/2016 XBO, PS4 Ubisoft Platformer M
Dying Light The Following Enhanced Edition 10/2/2016 XBO, PS4 Techland Action R18+
Project X Zone 2 12/2/2016 3DS Namco Strategy-RPG PG
Terraria 12/2/2016 3DS All Interactive Sandbox PG
Street Fighter V 16/02/2016 PS4 Capcom Fighting M
Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon 20/02/2016 3DS Nintendo Action-RPG G
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Cover Plate 20/02/2016 3DS Nintendo Accessory G
Far Cry Primal Special Edition 23/02/2016 XBO, PS4 Ubisoft Action MA15+
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 25/02/2016 XBO, PS4 Electronic Arts First-Person Shooter PG
Bravely Second End Layer 27/02/2016 3DS Square Enix RPG M
Classic Pokemon Cover Plate 27/02/2016 3DS Nintendo Accessory G

Digital releases

Notable Downloadables
Cobalt 2/2/2016 Win, X360, XBO Oxeye Game Studio Platformer
Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth 2/2/2016 PS4, PSVita Namco RPG
Dreii 2/2/2016 Win, iOS, Droid Etter Studio Puzzle
Not A Hero 2/2/2016 PS4 Roll7 Third-Person Shooter
Adventures of Mana 4/2/2016 iOS, Droid Square Enix Action-RPG
Agatha Christie: The ABC Murders 4/2/2016 Win, PS4, XBO Dreamcatcher Puzzle
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend 9/2/2016 Win, PS3, PS4, XBO Koei-Tecmo Action
Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia 9/2/2016 Win, PS4, XBO Ubisoft Platformer
Final Fantasy IX 9/2/2016 iOS, Android Square Enix RPG
Firewatch 9/2/2016 Win, Mac, Lin, PS4 Campo Santo Adventure
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime 9/2/2016 PS4 Asteroid Base Platformer
Unravel 9/2/2016 Win, PS4, XBO Electronic Arts Platformer
Valkyria Chronicles Remaster[A] 10/2/2016 PS4 Sega Strategy
Dying Light The Following Enhanced Edition 10/2/2016 PC Techland Action
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 11/2/2016 Droid Rockstar Games Action
Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty 11/2/2016 WiiU Just Add Water Platformer
Elite Dangerous: Arena 16/02/2016 Win Frontier Developments Dogfighter
Layers of Fear 16/02/2016 Win, PS4, XBO Bloober Team Horror
Pillars of Eternity: The White March — Part 2 16/02/2016 Win Obsidian Entertainment RPG
Tron Run/r 16/02/2016 Win, PS4, XBO Disney Arcade
Street Fighter V 16/02/2016 PC Capcom Fighting
Rocket League 17/02/2016 XBO Psyonix Sports
Hitman Go: Definitive Edition 23/02/2016 Win, PS4, PSVita Square Enix Strategy
The Walking Dead: Michonne: Episode 1 — In Too Deep 23/02/2016 Win, PS3, PS4, X360, XBO Telltale Games Adventure
Assassin's Creed Identity 25/02/2016 iOS Ubisoft Action
Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 25/02/2016 PC Electronic Arts First-Person Shooter
Soul Axiom 29/02/2016 Win, Mac Wales Interactive Horror

Chris Stead

Chris Stead is an award winning content creation and design specialist that dabbles in all subjects, but is best known for his work in technology, entertainment and gaming. When not writing, he can be found among the waves of the Northern Beaches.

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