By Arthur Medrano |Staff Writer|
Video games are the quintessential way for students and friends to have a good time without having to get physically hurt, unless you button smash, which brings hours of soreness and ice packs to the party.
We all know games like Mario and Call of Duty, but this week’s scoop is on the new and upcoming games that 2016 has in store for us.
First off, we have “Street Fight V” the fifth entry in the legendary fighting series. Making its ways to stores on Feb. 16, a select feature for this game will be the PS4 and PC Cross-Platform Play.
This means it will be the first time in the online versus world that everyone will be in a single-player pool, fueling more rivalries between players.
Previous versions were in 2D and 3D model platforms and have come into the new era with stunning visual effects only found by Unreal Engine 4, suitable for eighth-generation consoles, such as the PS4 and Xbox One.
You can challenge your friends at home or online, or compete for money and fame in their Capcom Pro Tour 2016 tournament for the game’s release.
Nothing can be more fun than riding around elephants and getting other beasts like rhinos destroying enemy camps in prehistoric times.
You can experience this and much more in the upcoming “Far Cry Primal” game, set to release Feb. 23.
It’s a limitless adventure in the Far Cry series where large mammals still roamed and we as humans were still at the bottom of the food chain.
You can see Earth as it was before humans claimed it and took the natural beauty away, left from retreated glaciers and majestic swamps untouched or colonized.
Most of the Far Cry games have revolved around guns and cars but now with this title, we get to fight vicious beasts with bows and even get a wolf to do your bidding and kill an enemy, man or beast.
Be ready for a thrill not found in any recent “Far Cry” games, and experience a world where you are no longer the hunter, only prey trying to survive.
This year marks the 20th anniversary for the Pokémon franchise’s debut.
The re-release of “Pokémon Yellow” on the Nintendo 3DS, as well as Red and Blue, will hit the Nintendo eShop and other stores Feb. 27.
There seems to be a large nostalgia coming for millennials who grew up on the TV show as a kid on Saturday mornings.
In case you don’t remember, Yellow was the special version of the Red and Blue versions that initially came out on the Nintendo Gameboy.
This was a remake of the originals, and it featured an adorable Pikachu as opposed to the original starting 3 pokémon: Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle.
All three original games Red, Blue and Yellow will come out for the handheld device at $9.99 each.
This month’s titles are sure to impress any gamer, new or old, and keep players busy before any prime holiday releases.