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3 Must-Play Games of January 2023

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2022 was a massive year for gaming, but that doesn’t mean 2023 is slowing down on the release front. This year sees a wealth of long-awaited releases, big-name sequels, remakes, and some interesting new projects hitting consoles and PCs. We’ve rounded up some of the flagship releases to keep on your radar in January for gaming consoles as well as gaming PCs.

If you’re looking to treat yourself this New Year, it’s also the perfect time to upgrade your gaming accessories. Whether it’s a new controller for your console, a specialised gaming mouse for your PC, or a new gaming headset to enhance your gaming experience.

Forspoken

Release date: 24 January 2023 (PS5 | PC)

Forspoken

Forspoken, the first game from Luminous Productions, is an action-adventure game that follows a normal New York City woman, Frey, who is transported to the cruel land of Athia with a magical, sentient bracelet wrapped around her arm. The game features fast melee and ranged combat and some impressive traversal mechanics that should make moving around the mysterious world a blast.

Dead Space

Release date: 27 January 2023 (PS5 | Xbox Series X/S | PC)

The remake of 2008’s sci-fi horror survival Dead Space arrives this January. The game will use the Frostbite Engine (made famous by the Battlefield series), which has allowed the developers to expand and improve on the level design, combat mechanics, and story. The developers added that their true vision for the game can finally be realised thanks to the advancements in technology, with ray-tracing, atmospheric lighting, and 3D audio implemented; so we’re excited for this one.

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Persona 3

Release date: 19 January 2023 (PC)

Persona 3

Yet another Persona series game is making the jump to PC this year. After Persona 5 Royale, Persona 3 Portable is the next to get an official port. The modern fantasy title is one of the weirder ones of the series and is more of the time-management, mystery, and high school hijinks from the rest of the RPG series.

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