January 2022 kicks off the new year of video game releases and the biggest titles set to come out are Rainbow Six Extraction and Pokemon Legends Arceus.

This year promises to be amazing for gamers regardless of platform. February and March are particularly busy as there’s a slew of amazing titles such as Sifu, Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, and Grand Theft Auto 5 next-gen edition.

While February and March will ransack our wallets, it’s also possible that you will be spending quite a bit of dosh in January too.

Rainbow Six Extraction | Operator Showcase: Nomad

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January 2022 video game releases

Below is a list of video game releases for January 2022:

  • Deep Rock Galactic (PS5, PS4, PS Plus) – Jan 4th 
  • Monster Hunter Rise (PC) – Jan 12th 
  • The Anacrusis (PC, Xbox One, Series X/S) – Jan 13th
  • God Of War (PC) – Jan 14th
  • Rainbow Six Extraction (PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC) – Jan 20th
  • Windjammers 2 (PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC) – Jan 20th
  • Baby Storm (Switch) – Jan 21st
  • Hidden Deep (PC) – Jan 24th
  • Reverie Knights Tactics (PC) – Jan 25th
  • Diplomacy is Not an Option (PC – Jan 26th
  • Kingdom of the Dead (PC) – Jan 26th
  • Rugby 22 (PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Series X/S, PC) – Jan 27th
  • Circuit Superstars (PS4, PS5) – Jan 27th
  • Pokémon Legends Arceus (Switch) – Jan 28th
  • Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5, PC) – January 28

Biggest January 2022 video games

The biggest new video games set to come out in January 2022 are Rainbow Six Extraction and Pokemon Legends Arceus.

However, away from new titles, there’s also exciting ports/upgrades with God of War, Monster Hunter Rise, and Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection for PC. These are three fantastic titles for the PC community to buy.

While the heavy-hitters are noticeable, people also shouldn’t sleep on games such as Windjammers 2 which is a fun multiplayer title with gorgeous 2D art.

Pre-order bonuses

There are pre-order bonuses you can get for Rainbow Six Extraction and Pokemon Legends Arceus through buying them in advance.

Below are the editions and bonuses for Rainbow Six (via PSN store):

Standard edition – £44.99:

  • Orbital Decay bundle

Deluxe edition – £49.99:

  • Orbital Decay Bundle
  • REACT Strike Pack
  • Obscura Pack
  • Noxious Touch Pack

Rainbow Six Extraction will also be free from January 20th on Xbox and PC via Game Pass. You will also be able to get it for free on PC by subscribing to Ubisoft Plus.

As for Pokemon Legends Arceus, there are some neat physical items you can get from different markets. Buying from the Pokemon store gets you a cute Arceus plush while pre-ordering from GAME gets you an Arceus figurine and steelbook case.

You can also buy from Amazon to to get a ball cartridge.

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