Though the majority of the big games are coming out in February that does not mean there will not be any good games to start off the New Year. In fact, this might be the ideal month to check out some different kinds of games than the regular mainstream games.

  • January 8: Anarchy Reigns (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
  • January 15: DmC: Devil May Cry (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC)
  • January 15: Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 (PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Wii U, PC)
  • January 22: Ni no Kuni (PlayStation 3)
  • January 22: Sims 3: 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff (PC)
  • January 22: Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Anarchy Reigns is an action combat beat €˜em up, featuring both old and new characters from €œMadWorld€ in which the player uses extravagant fighting moves to defeat their opponents. The game will also include both a regular and online multiplayer modes such as Tag Team, Battle Royale, Death Match, Capture the Flag, and Survival.

DmC: Devil May Cry is the fifth game in the Devil May Cry series, but instead will take place in an alternate reality from the original series and also introduces a new Dante. Two new features to the series are the two new modes called Angel Mode and Devil Mode which are activated by the trigger buttons. Angel Mode allows the player to pull themselves towards enemies and various areas, leap across large gaps, and use the Osiris which is a fast and quick scythe. In Devil Mode, however, the player is able to pull enemies and objects towards themselves, slow down time to perform stylized moves, and use the slow, but powerful Arbiter.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 is the sequel Sniper: Ghost Warrior in which the player takes control of Private Security Consultant Captain Cole Anderson on missions that include fighting in Sarajevo, the jungles in Burma, and the mountains of Tibet. The game features realistic bullet physics that takes into account the distance, wind and bullet drop of every shot. The multiplayer will allow players engage in sniping duels against other players.

Ni no Kumi is a role-playing game developed by the famous Studio Ghibli about thirteen-year-old Oliver entering the world of Ni no Kumi, a world parallel to his own, in the hope of finding his recently deceased mother. The game has the player battle using a magic book that contains spells which are activated by drawing with the stylus. The player will also be able arrange the characters enabling them to create various tactics.

Sims 3: 70s, 80s & 90s Stuff will be the eighth stuff pack for The Sims 3 and will allow players to decorate their house and Sims with stuff from the Groovy 70s, the Awesome 80s, and the Grunge 90s.

Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is a remake of the game Painkiller which has the player going through a level from start to finish killing various monsters. Each level has a new location that includes castles, monasteries, graveyards, and more. The remake has also added new features such as the entire campaign being able to be played by two players the entire way through. A survival mode is also included that pits up to eight players against each other in a limited area on a single map. There will also be modes such as Death Match, Team Death Match, Capture the Flag, and Duels.