This week’s new releases come in all shapes and sizes, but it doesn’t get much bigger than Shadow of the Colossus coming to PS4. Then there’s all the grand conflict in Civilization 6‘s first expansion, Rise and Fall. You can also play as a giant octopus and destroy cities in Octogeddon. On the smaller side, Nintendo Switch owners can take the gravity-defying Dandara on the go, or settle down and save their hometown in Aegis Defenders.
Shadow of the Colossus — February 6
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Available on: PS4
This isn’t a remake of the PS2 release, or even the PS3 HD remaster. This is a totally rebuilt experience filled with the same towering colossi for you to topple. You can do it in glorious 4K on PS4 Pro, and all versions include rad new visual filters.
Dandara — February 6
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Switch
Dandara is a Metroidvania, but you probably haven’t played one of those with this level of gravity bending. Dandara can jump and stick to any surface, no matter which way is up. You’ll have to use all your angles to explore the world of Salt and save your people.
Civilization VI: Rise and Fall — February 8
Available on: PC
Civ 6’s first expansion brings pretty much exactly what you’d expect to the game: new nations to rule, new leaders to do the ruling, and a new Government district to gain more loyalty from the people. It all comes together to give you plenty of new ways to achieve victory.
Aegis Defenders — February 8
Available on: PS4, PC, Switch
Saving your town from an evil empire means playing a game that’s part 2D platformer, part tower defense. Your band of heroes must track down the legendary Aegis, but expect plenty of tricky jumps and tough bosses along the path.
Octogeddon — February 8
Available on: PC
The next game from the creator of Plants vs. Zombies puts you in the shoes (tentacles?) of a giant octopus, and your only objective is to destroy a city as thoroughly as possible. You do this by attaching animals like chickens and porcupines to your tentacles. If you say you’ve played a game like that before, you’re lying.