The year has barely started when the first potential hits are already luring in. Several promising games for PC and consoles will be released in January, some of which fans have been eagerly awaiting. So PC players can finally immerse themselves in the new worlds of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Blizzard is wrestling the campaign to remake Warcraft III at the end of the month. Fans of Xbox and Playstation are happy about Dragonball Z, Switch fans, on the other hand, about Oddworld.


January is not a prime month for the publication of big titles, but at the beginning of 2020 there will also be some real top-class players that passionate gamer should have on the screen. The majority of the major publications will, however, only appear in the coming months. However, PC and console gamers will also find a fine selection of new releases at the beginning of the year that could be worth playing.

Warcraft and Monster Hunter long awaited

Two long awaited games open and close the month of January as the release period. After fans of Xbox One and Playstation 4 have been on the road for a long time, PC players can finally go hunting in the new expansion for Monster Hunter World from January 9th.

The porting for PC is not a console copy, but brings essential features, including improved usability via mouse and keyboard, an unlimited frame rate including 4K support and high-resolution texture packs as well as support for widescreen screens. The features should probably even encourage some console gamers to do so with the release of the Iceborn expansion for Monster Hunter World for PC to switch.

January ends with the release of Warcraft III Reforged:

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On January 28th, Blizzard Entertainment is releasing the remake fans have been waiting for since Montane. Also included is the campaign mode of the popular strategy game, which tells a significant part of the story of World of Warcraft.

The Warcraft remake including the expansion "Frozen Throne" is more than just a visual makeover. Improved matchmaking, including adapted online features, turns Warcraft III Reforged into an almost independent title, from which only the functioning basic structure of the original has been taken over. The standard edition can be pre-ordered for around 30 euros, the deluxe version for just under 40 euros. Included are the typical digital goodies as well as the original Warcraft III and access to the multiplayer beta.

Framed by these two top titles, more promising games will appear in January 2020:

  • January 9: Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (PC)
  • January 17: Dragon Ball Z: Kakrarot (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • January 17th: Tokyo Mirage Sessions Encore (Nintendo Switch)
  • January 23: Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD (Nintendo Switch)
  • January 23: The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (PC)
  • January 28: Journey to the Savage Planet (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • January 28: Warcraft III: Reforged (PC)

Tokyo Mirage Sessions Enore for Nintendo Switch also stands out from the light:

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The mix-up of Fire Emblem and the “Shin Megami Tensei” series contains, in addition to the base game, all DLCs that were released for the WiiU version (released in 2015). Story elements, characters and pieces of music are added.

Most of the games coming this month for PC or console are available for pre-order. 


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