Resident Evil 2 and Life is Strange 2 – Remember to Pre-Order this Week’s Most Notable Games
Don't forget to pre-order the two biggest games of this week: Capcom's Resident Evil 2 and Dontnod's Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules.
We are now in the thick of things when it comes to 2018 game releases. While this week’s article only features two major titles, one of which is episodic, January 25 also holds one of the most anticipated games of 2018: Capcom’s Resident Evil 2. January has been filled with remasters and franchises returning to their beloved roots, and Resident Evil 2 showcases how that’s truly coming to a head this month.
As for Life is Strange Episode 2: Rules, it’s the long awaited continuation of an episodic series that began in September and finally looks to be merging the series’ story with that of The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit. If you’re interested in either of these titles, certainty check out the affiliate links below. This will ensure that you have these titles by their respective releases and it also helps DualShockers stay an independent platform for less-mainstream opinions and news coverage.
Resident Evil 2
The original Resident Evil 2 quickly rose to classic status after Capcom released it in 1998. Ever since the original Resident Evil was remade for the Nintendo GameCube, fans have been clamoring for a full-on remake of this monumental horror game. After years of teasing, this Resident Evil 2 remake was finally unveiled last year and tons of people have been awaiting the game since.
Resident Evil 2 for PS4 and Xbox One doesn’t just update the visuals with Resident Evil 7’s engine, it revisits and revitalizes classic moments and character designs from the original. On top of all this, the game is presented in an over the shoulder style more reminiscent of the classic Resident Evil 4 rather than the original Resident Evil 2’s tank controls.
A lot of people are anticipating this game; fortunately, reviews for the title seem to be quite positive, DualShockers included. If these early positive reviews are enticing you to pick up the game or you just haven’t gotten around to pre-ordering yet, you can currently pre-order Resident Evil 2 for consoles with the links below:
Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules
The other big release of this week is Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules. While most episodic games nowadays opt for bi-monthly releases, Life is Strange 2 Episode 1 was released all the way back in September. This unusually large gap between episodes was taken by Dontnod and Square Enix to ensure that the game was polished to the highest degree so, hopefully, the wait pays off with a great episode.
When it comes to Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules’ plot, brothers Sean and Daniel have to take shelter at their grandparents house due to the harsh winter weather. As they are staying there, the boys run into The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit’s Chris Eriksen and discover that he actually has powers like Daniel’s. While the developers are being quite vague about the contents of Episode 2: Rules outside of that, it will certainty be interesting to see how Chris Eriksen’s story come merges with Daniel and Sean’s in this episode.
Those of you who want to pick up the game have two different options. If you don’t own any of the episodes, Life is Strange 2 – Complete Season can be picked up for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. If you already picked up Episode 1 but haven’t gotten around to purchasing the rest of the series for PC or PS4, you can pick up the Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2-5 Bundle instead. Links for both versions of Life is Strange 2 can be picked up with the links below:
- Life is Strange 2 – Complete Season for PC
- Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2-5 Bundle for PC
- Life is Strange 2 – Complete Season for PS4
- Life is Strange 2 – Episode 2-5 Bundle for PS4.
- Life is Strange 2 – Complete Season for Xbox One
So there you have it, this week’s two biggest releases. Life is Strange 2 Episode 2: Rules is poised to launch on January 24 while Resident Evil 2 will hit store shelves on January 25. Other smaller titles releasing digitally include Hive Jump, A Fisherman’s Tale, The Hong Kong Massacre, and Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II. Thank you for reading through this and possibly helping DualShockers by pre-ordering one of these games! We all hope you have a great week.
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