Last month was bleak when it came to video game releases. And by that I do mean dry as hell since I had to alternate between sessions of Skyrim and Battlefield 3 to get my gaming fix. This month thankfully, things do improve significantly and here are some of the games looking forward to this February.

Syndicate (Xbox360 PS3 PC)

A first person shooter reboot of an iconic RTS (Real Time Strategy) franchise, Syndicate is being worked upon by developer Starbreeze studios, best known for The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay. Besides shooting people and droids up, you and three other players can team up to undertake co-operative missions as well.

SSX (Xbox360 PS3)

After making fans wait for God knows how long, EA finally resurrects their beloved SSX franchise this year. At first, the game looked too grim and realistic for its core audience but EA soon calmed all those raging fanboys down with gameplay videos that showcased this over-the-top snowboarding game in all its colourful glory.

The Darkness II (Xbox360 PS3 PC)

We tried the demo out and we absolutely loved the new cel-shaded treatment developer Digital Extremes have bestowed upon this ultra-violent comic book franchise. For more on why you need to buy this game we suggest you check out our hands on right here.

Asura's Wrath (Xbox360 PS3)

Like Kratos, Asura is one angry dude hell bent on causing serious pain to all those responsible for his wife’s death. If that wasn’t stupid enough, they even went ahead and kidnapped his daughter making him dial his rage to 11. His rage has currently reached such ludicrous levels, he’ll continue to pummel his folks with his head when he loses both hands because that’s how he rolls.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (Xbox360 PS3 PC)

Described by many as an awesome merger of God of War and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Kingdoms of Amalur is a brand new action RPG from developer Big Huge Games in conjunction with 38 Studios. While the game doesn’t look as open ended as a Skyrim, it looks like it’ll appeal to the action crowd with its hack and slash inspired real time combat.

Street Fighter X Tekken (Xbox360 PS3 PC)

Taking crossovers (and franchise milking?) to the next level, Street Fighter X Tekken is Capcom’s way of letting fans from both camps battle it out to see which game has more badass characters. Since this game is being developed by Capcom, it will play out from the iconic 2D view synonymous with previous Street Fighter games.

Grand Slam Tennis 2 (Xbox360 PS3)

Sports fans have something to look forward to in the form for a new tennis game from EA that boasts of move control (on the PS3 version of course) as well as new features like Total Racquet Control, four new Grand Slam championships, a Grand Slam classics mode and lots more.

Soul Calibur V (Xbox360 PS3)

Armed with a gamut of fighters (including Assassin’s Creed II’s Ezio Auditore), Soul Calibur V is the ultimate package for any Soul Calibur fan featuring minor superficial tweaks like an improved character creation tool as well as more significant updates like a plethora of gameplay modes and tweaks.

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