6 Gacha Games Launching in February 2023
Can you believe we’re almost through the first month of 2023, moving into February? That’s unreal. This year is moving along pretty rapidly, and new Gacha games are releasing equally as fast.
We’ve had several pretty large releases in January already: Eversoul, Eminence in Shadow. But with February right around the corner, I’m sure you’re wondering to yourself.. what comes next? What new journey awaits? Which Waifu’s can you add to your new harem?
That’s what we’re here today to find out. Every month there is anywhere from 2 to 10 new Gacha releases. Gacha gaming has become quite a lucrative market, with studios pushing out more Gacha games than almost any other type of media.
Zold:out is a brand new cross-platform Gacha game entering Early Access next week on PC. I know, I know. “Stix, that isn’t a February release.” True. But it releases on Android and iOS on February 10th, so technically it does launch in February.
According to the Steam page – yes, Steam, as this game is cross-platform compatible between PC and Mobile, this is a tactical RPG featuring deck-building and card battles.
Traditionally in tactical RPGs, the game takes place in a grid-based battlefield. Allowing you to move or place your units a number of spaces. Zold:out is different, and gives you ultimate freedom to navigate the battlefield without restriction.
This is an absolutely adorable looking Anime game and I’m honestly probably going to try it out once it’s playable next week.
Volzerk: Monsters and Lands Unknown
Volzerk: Monsters and Lands Unknown is another cross-platform Gacha game releasing at some point in “late January/early February.” They haven’t given us a defined date yet, and given we’re closing in on the end of January, I don’t anticipate it launching within the next week.
Volzerk is essentially what would happen if you gave HoYo control of the Pokemon franchise. It has the vibrant, lively personality of Genshin with the monster capturing, taming and breeding capacity of a Pokemon game, providing us with something fun and unique.
The game is set in a large open world, features an extensive story to follow and will be releasing on to PC and Mobile devices. Plus the music is done by the legendary Yoko Kanno. What more do you need to know?
Higan: Eruthyll is an upcoming turn-based Anime RPG with a very strong focus on story. So much so that I often found myself a little overwhelmed during the Beta. Which isn’t bad – but this is no Path to Nowhere or NIKKE in terms of narrative.
I got to participate in a Global Closed Beta a couple months ago and found the game to be a lot of fun. It had a limited selection of Husbando’s and Waifu’s to collect – There is quite a large focus on Waifu’s. Which means we know their target demographic.
The studio confirmed that they would be holding Closed Beta testing over the next couple months, with pre-registration currently open and available, so if you’re looking to get in to this to try it out before it launches, this is your chance!
Last month, Bandai Namco confirmed that they would be holding a Closed Beta running January 14th through the 16th, allowing for 50,000 participants. However, after running in to a serious, game breaking bug, the Beta test phase was delayed from January to February.
Closed Beta registration is still currently open and available, meaning if you want the chance to play this Beta test next month.. this is your one single opportunity.
Blue Protocol is an action-combat Anime MMO Gacha developed and published by Bandai Namco – one of the only true, AAA budget MMOs released in years releasing exclusively on PC, with potential console plans down the line.
Unfortunately we do not possess an exact release date for the final Beta test, but it is 100% coming in February. Likely the first or second week.
I feel as though February is the month for cross-platform Gacha games, as Limbus Company, a brand new semi turn-based semi realtime brawler RPG has confirmed they are releasing simultaneously on PC and mobile platforms.
Honestly, this game isn’t your traditional cute Waifu collector. This feels very different. Very mafia – very noir themed, and it’s an aesthetic I haven’t ever seen in a Gacha before. I think the closest I’ve seen is Path to Nowhere, but it’s still such a contrasting difference.
Limbus Company is rolling out on February 27th, with pre-registration currently open for players. I’ll definitely be trying the game out.
Honkai: Star Rail
HoYo confirmed over on Twitter yesterday that they would be holding their final Closed Beta test for Honkai: Star Rail. This Beta test begins pre-registration on the 24th – with the final Beta taking place at some point in February. Is that for a potential March 7th release? Hmm? I guess only time will tell.
Star Rail is pretty much a complete game at this point, HoYo were merely waiting for the Chinese government to pass their license for release, and since that happened last week.. they’re going full steam ahead.
Honkai: Star Rail is a much larger, semi-open world Anime RPG as opposed to Honkai Impact, which was mostly instanced. Unlike Honkai Impact, which was action combat, Star Rail is also a turn-based title. To the surprise of many.
This could arguably be one of the biggest releases of 2023, and is one of the games I’m most looking forward to this year as a huge fan of turn-based combat systems.
And that’s everything. All of the Gacha games slated to release – either fully, or into some form of test phase, in the month of February, 2022, at least that I’m aware of. I probably missed one or two, that’s bound to happen with more obscure titles.
And with the rate new Gacha games are announced and released, it’s all but guaranteed. Nevertheless, these are the main games I’ve been following.