Video Game Releases In 2023: Welcome to a new year with countless possibilities. We are in the midst of a loaded year for video games, one chock full of blockbuster adventures resulting from a string of game delays and ambitious ambitions for 2021 and 2022. There are multiple updated game releases just over the rainbow, with a significant new prospect appearing every month.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom will be released in 2023. In addition to Alan Wake 2, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, Dead Island 2, and Forspoken, this is the year of Redfall and Starfield. A great year should result from the stellar cast of games soon to be released.
Many of these much-awaited games are coming out in January 2023, with Forspoken reigning supreme as the month’s biggest flagship AAA title. In addition, there are many intriguing spin-offs and ports, such as SpongeBob in The Cosmic Shake and the somewhat less moral Dead Space adaptation.
All the leading video game releases for January 2023 are listed below:
- One Piece Odyssey
- A Space for the Unbound
- Persona 4 Golden + Persona 3 Portable
- Colossal Cave
- Fire Emblem Engage
- Dead Space
- SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
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One Piece Odyssey
Release Date: 12 January 2023
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
One Piece Odyssey is one of many significant video game releases for January 2023. You take on the role of Luffy, the main character of One Piece, and his friends as they are caught in a violent storm and transported to an unfamiliar island full of mysteries in this expansive RPG. The Straw Hat pirates must now survive their journey while learning about new things and locations because they face towering adversaries and other deadly obstacles.
Although there have been many One Piece video game adaptations, this one had the distinct honor of being created in collaboration with the original manga creator, Eiichiro Oda, who assisted with the character and monster designs and provided input on the primary plot. With every flip and twist, it should ideally seem like a brave and genuine One Piece chapter.
A Space for the Unbound
Release Date: 20 January 2023
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch
A Space for the Unbound is a “slice of life” pixel adventure game about late-1990s Indonesia and a girl with supernatural abilities from the Indonesian studios Mojiken and Toge Productions. Raya must learn to harness and control her talents with the help of a little child named Atma, even if they threaten the human race’s survival.
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In this story, you’ll go through stunning rural settings that have been artistically brought to life while attempting to learn more about an impending supernatural catastrophe and juggling the stresses of growing up. Raya and Atma will get closer as they travel and figure out why the planet is imploding.
Persona 4 Golden + Person 3 Portable
Release Date: 19 January 2023
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch
Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden, two fantastic games, are about to be published for current-generation systems, including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. This is terrific news if you haven’t yet played them. While the games are already playable on other platforms, new ports will be released in January 2023 to allow even more people to experience these timeless titles.
These eagerly anticipated game releases probably had something to do with Persona 5’s popularity, which helped revitalize the franchise and help stimulate increased interest in it on a global scale. Although the series has had a consistent fan following for a while, it has only recently come to the attention of the more significant game industry for its intricate and moving stories of friendship and love in peculiar and supernatural situations. These titles should be on the radar for everyone who enjoyed Persona 5.
Release Date: 19 January 2023
Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, Nintendo Switch, Meta Quest 2 VR
The renowned text adventure Colossal Cave debuted in 1976 on the PDP-10 computer as Colossal Cave Adventure will receive a 3D remake in 2023 for the PC, consoles, and VR devices. The iconic game designers Ken and Roberta Williams (King’s Quest, Sierra On-Line) have updated and modernized the classic adventure in this new graphical adaptation.
Hopefully, this remake will be a fun nostalgia trip for anyone who played the original game or who generally grew up in the text-based adventure game period.
Fire Emblem Engage
Release Date: 20 January 2023
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Another Fire Emblem game, another year. Over the past few years, this prolific franchise’s popularity has skyrocketed, inspiring several sequels and spin-offs for Nintendo Switch. The fantastic Fire Emblem: Three Houses debuted in 2019 and brought a sizable new audience to the long-running game. An alternate reality music game, Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes, was released in 2022. The core series will take the next significant step with the release of Fire Emblem Engage in 2023.
Playing as a bold new hero in Engage, you’ll be able to summon and battle alongside legendary Fire Emblem figures like Marth, Roy, Ike, Corrin, and Byleth. You may lead your troops to victory and fight in potentially fatal turn-based battles with the aid of each. We still don’t know much about Fire Emblem Engage, but the suspense adds to the appeal of this follow-up.
Release Date: 24 January 2023
Platform(s): PlayStation 5, PC
Forspoken, an open-world action-adventure game from Square Enix and Luminous Productions, is the biggest gaming release of January 2023. We’re now prepared to witness more of the game’s protagonist, Frey Holland’s trip to enigmatic, magical worlds after numerous game delays and years of teasing. She is an unwelcome guest on an ancient planet where mysterious powers and potent magics are in control, making her a “fish out of water” in her quest.
Holland’s trip will teach her how to wield this power, which she will use to travel to distant places, slay enormous animals, and free the kingdom of Athia from oppressive tyrants. She will be accompanied on her voyage by a sentient talking cuff, the worried residents of Athia itself, and a variety of other weird beings. Despite mixed initial reviews, this game’s combat and worldbuilding are remarkable and should pave the way for a compelling narrative.
Release Date: 27 January 2023
Platform(s): PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC
A remake of Dead Space, the sci-fi horror blockbuster hit that dominated the early 2000s, will be released in January 2023 by EA’s Motive Studio. With horrifying new graphics, brand-new music that captures the intense mood of the original, and art direction by Dead Space series veteran Mike Yazijan, this from-the-ground-up remake modernizes the first game.
Dead Space will stay true to the original tale and characters while retelling all the horrors they encountered in unexpected ways. While the game is likely to be altered to appeal to modern audiences, its design, music, and gameplay are all likely to be twisted into new styles. Expect the Dead Space franchise to continue in a new generation of remakes and perhaps sequels if this release is a hit.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake
Release Date: 31 January 2023
Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake is probably the game for you if you want something more festive in your January 2023 gaming releases. You take control of the titular SpongeBob as he explores various alternate realities, each wilder than the last in this colorful adventure. He travels with an adorable Patrick Star clone bobbing through each new setting.
Although The Cosmic Shake isn’t a direct sequel to Battle for Bikini Bottom or any other legendary SpongeBob platformer, it might be seen as such. It keeps the gameplay and spirit of exploration that its forerunners did, and it ought to be a great new installment in the SpongeBob video game mythos. Whether you’re a nostalgic adult or thinking about new video game releases for a younger child, this trip seems like a blast.