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5 Best Games of January 2023

Not one to slack around, a new year means a suite of new games. On that note, here are the 5 best games of January 2023. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.

5 Best Games of January 2023

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One Piece Odyssey

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The One Piece is real – get ready to find it with ILCA and Bandai Namco’s JRPG One Piece Odyssey.

Players will control Monkey D. Luffy and The Straw Hat Pirates as they use their powers for traversal, collecting items, and solving puzzles. Combat has been designed with the “Scramble Area Battles” system in mind, which has bouts divided into several areas. “Dramatic Scenes” that play to each characters’ personalities will also be included.

One Piece Odyssey will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 13.

Persona 3 Portable

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An enhanced re-release of Persona 3 originally released for the PlayStation Portable, Atlus West’s Persona 3 Portable will make its way to PC and consoles this month.

Players will join the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES) as they investigate the Dark Hour, coming across Shadows that feed on the minds of humans. Time progresses day by day through a school year, with the protagonist making friends and forming relationships that improve the strength of Personas in battle.

Persona 3 portable will be ported to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 19.

Fire Emblem Engage

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Intelligent Systems and Nintendo are teaming up once more to release the latest entry of the Fire Emblem series, Fire Emblem Engage, this month.

Similar to previous entries, players will traverse the continent of Elyos as they set out to defeat the Fell Dragon by gathering the Emblem Rings. These rings allow units to fight alongside previous Fire Emblem lords like Marth.

Fire Emblem Engage will come out for the Nintendo Switch on January 20.

Dead Space

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Get ready to board the USG Ishimura once more with the release of Motive Studios and Electronic Arts’ Dead Space remake.

Players will follow engineer Isaac Clarke as he takes on mutated human corpses and answers the distress call signal sent by the ship’s medical officer Nicole Brennan.

The title will run on EA’s proprietary Frostbite engine, with redesigned assets, character models, and environments. The title will also make use of SSD technology for “uninterrupted sequence shots.”

Dead Space will come out for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on January 27.

Forspoken

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Developed by Luminous Productions and published by Square Enix, Forspoken is set to launch this month.

Players will follow the story of Frey Hollard, who is transported from New York City to Althia, which is ruled by the Tantas. However, she has the power of the sentient bracelet cuff that allows her to travel anywhere at any time.

Forspoken will come out for the PlayStation 5 and PC on January 24.

Casey Scheld

Casey Scheld has more than 15 years of experience in the gaming industry as a community manager, social media director, event specialist, and (of course) gaming editor. He has previously worked with gaming start-ups like Raptr, publishers like Konami, and roller derby girls at PAX West (check out Jam City Rollergirls)! Gamers Heroes is a passion project for him, giving him a chance to tap into the underground side of gaming. He is all too eager to give these lesser-known heroes of the indie space the attention they so rightly deserve, seeking out the next gem and sharing it with the world. Previously making appearances at events like CES, GDC, and (the late) E3, he is all too happy to seek out the next big thing. For those that want to talk shop, send over a tip, or get an easy win in a fighting game of their choosing, be sure to check out his social media channels below.

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