If you're reading this, you made it out of 2016 and into a brand new year. Congratulations! Give yourself a round of applause! You've earned it.

1. JANUARY 20 - GRAVITY RUSH 2

JANUARY 20 - GRAVITY RUSH 2

Gravity Rush 2 is another physics-bending adventure that sees you rearranging up and down to explore the world and defeat enemies. The general consensus on the original is that it was cool in concept but messy in execution, and the sequel looks to address the problems while finally delivering on the promise of the idea. It's also absolutely gorgeous. If you're not already sold, there's a demo available on PSN that runs down what you can expect.

2. JANUARY 24 - RESIDENT EVIL 7

JANUARY 24 - RESIDENT EVIL 7

The venerable zombie-killing

franchise

 returns with a new entry that steps back from the action-heavy gameplay that's dominated since RE4 in favor of a true survival horror experience. There's no guarantee Resident Evil 7 will be a slam dunk or a return to form following the profound disappointment of RE6—there's every possibility that it will be a sad emulation of indie horror and the successes of PT. But there's also the chance it's exactly the shakeup the series needs.

3. JANUARY 24 - TALES OF BERSERIA

JANUARY 24 - TALES OF BERSERIA

I'm not a Tales guy. Despite being a GameCube fan I never got into Symphonia, so the remainder of the series kinda passed me by. I say all that to warn you: I can't given Tales of Berseria much context. I can tell you that this game takes place in the same world as Zestiria, and that it releases on the same day as three other games that all share a certain crossover audience. It's also probably the first Tales game I'm going to give a shot to.





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