‘Resident Evil,’ ‘Mario,’ and 5 More Games Coming Next Week

January tends to be a slow month for the video game industry, but next week sure is stocked with releases. The new year has already given us the excellent music game Amplitude, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, and Gone Home on consoles, and it has another week of fine releases lined up.

Although none of the games might be major blockbusters, a wide variety of genres is represented, from crafting role-playing games to survival horror. Read on to find out which ones appeal to you.

1. Resident Evil Zero HD

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release date: January 19, 2016

Originally released on the GameCube in 2002, Resident Evil Zero is a prequel to the original Resident Evil. This remastered version has HD graphics and better lighting effects, but it’s the same game that critics enjoyed in its original release. Expect plenty of zombies to kill as well as jump scares to keep you on edge.

2. Darkest Dungeon

Platform: Windows PC
Release date: January 19, 2016

This game’s been available for a while through Steam’s Early Access program, but it launches this week in its finished form. The whole thing kicks off when someone ventures too deep beneath a Gothic mansion and unleashes all manner of horrors. The dungeon-like cellars then become a Wild West for adventurers to go in and clear the area. Your job is to assemble parties of four to go down and face the horrors. The goal is to bring them back alive and without having gone mad, but it’s no easy task.

3. Life is Strange Limited Edition

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date: January 19, 2016

This episodic adventure game came out over the past year, but now that all five episodes are available, publisher Square Enix has decided to release the whole shebang on disc. It’s a good thing, too, because this supernatural game about two high school girls is best played all at once. It’s been showing up on lots of sites’ Top Games of 2015 lists, so be sure to check it out if you haven’t already.

4. A Boy and His Blob

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows PC, Vita
Release date: January 19, 2016

It’s not every day you see a remastered version of a Wii game hitting new consoles, but that’s what you get with A Boy and His Blob. The game is a platformer that has you traverse a series of levels by feeding your squishy companion jelly beans to turn it into various tools and weapons. Check out the trailer above to see it in action.

5. Atelier Escha & Logy Plus

Platform: Vita
Release date: January 19, 2016

Looking for a meaty Japanese role-playing game to play on your PS Vita? Here it is. The key component of any game in the Atelier series is its extremely deep alchemy mechanic. As you explore the game world and battle enemies, you gather herbs and other ingredients that you can mix together to craft all kinds of goodies like weapons and potions you can use on your journey. It’s a satisfying gameplay loop that just might keep you coming back for more.

6. Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

Platform: Windows PC
Release date: January 20, 2016

The Homeworld series is made up of classic real-time strategy games, so expectations are high for this new installment. But instead of taking place in outer space, the game is set on a desert planet, so all the action happens among the dunes. If you like thinking on your feet, take a trip to Kharak. Just don’t forget to pack your sunscreen.

7. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam

Platform: Nintendo 3DS
Release date: January 22, 2016

This 3DS game takes two separate offshoots of the core Mario series and mashes them together. On one hand you have the two-dimensional characters of Paper Mario, while on the other you have the chatty three-dimensional versions of the same characters from the Mario RPG series. Two worlds colliding is rarely a good thing, so expect chaos to ensue — at least until you save the Mushroom Kingdom once again.

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