Xbox One In February: Games, Updates, And Hours Of Fun

February is looking quite exciting for Xbox One gamers with a beautiful arsenal of new games, free games, and updates locked and loaded.

On the first line of attack, there are a number of Xbox One games waiting to be fired this February and some of these we have been waiting for for ages. The list below is the current release date of the following Xbox One games at the time of writing but delays and other changes may occur along the way.

February 9 will be quite hectic for the Xbox One because not one, not two, not even three — but six titles (as of our knowledge) will be available to Xbox One players on that particular Tuesday morning. What’s interesting is every player from different walks of genre will find something they would like to purchase for their Xbox One.

First released for the PlayStation in Japan, Arslan: The Warriors of Legend will now come to Xbox One on its western release in February 9. Arslan: The Warriors of Legend is a hack-and-slash game based on a 2015 anime that will certainly attract its own niche of otakus.

If we’re talking otakus, then let’s go all out otaku. All anime fans rejoice; Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is back in town.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia is the third and last installment in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles franchise. Set in 1918 Russia, Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia will be another exciting stealth game for Assassin’s Creed fans.

If you’re thinking of trying out a new stealth game, however, you might want to check out Alekhine’s Gun, a third-person stealth action game set during the Cold War and World War II. Reminiscent of Dishonored,Alekhine’s Gun could be the next stealth game of the season.

If you’re more into the horror-survival type of game, then Dying Light: The Following will be more up your alley. An expansion of the original Dying Light released in January for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4, The Following gives the player a huge new map and a pretty wicked buggy.

The charming underdog of the day is Unravel, also for Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4. A physics-based puzzle-platform game, Unravel brings the heartwarming story of Yarny, a tiny character made of yarn. According to reports, prepare a box of tissue when playing Unravel.

Fastforward to February 23, two heavyweights are launching for Xbox One.

Ubisoft is treating its Xbox One patrons with another Far Cry released entitled, Far Cry Primal.Far Cry Primal is a breather from ammunition, surprisingly, and is set in prehistoric times. Also releasing on February 23 is the sequel to the much-loved franchise Plants Vs. Zombies, Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. New zombies and new plants are ready to fight it out in Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 so better make sure you have plenty of sun to go around.

Other titles releasing for the Xbox One this February are: Cobalt, a side-scrolling action game coming February 2; Fortified, a tower-defense alien invasion releasing on February 3; Pixel Piracy, a pixel simulation game coming to Xbox One on February 16; and Layers of Fear, an indie-horror title coming February 16.

If you’re lacking on budget for your Xbox One collection, however, you can always look forward to the Games with Gold titles this month. Hand of Fate,Sacred Citadel, Styx: Master of Shadows, and Gears of War 2 are coming free to Xbox One this month if you’re subscribed to a gold membership of Xbox Live.

And if you’re looking forward to updates for your Xbox One console, Tech Radar reported in January that Xbox One is planning a Party update this February. This new feature will allow Xbox One players to view the members of the Party before joining, a long-awaited feature from the New Xbox One Experience UI.

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