Meta Gamer Monthly February 2018

Releases April 17, Demo February 27 (Credit: Sega)

Several remasters releasing this month as well as the remake of Secret of Mana, also multi-platform game Fe. On the Playstation we have the beta for the next major PS4 system update, a demo for the upcoming Yakuza sequel and as part of this month’s Playstation Plus Free games is Rime, a Zelda-like game that released last year.


In a dark Nordic forest you play the cub Fe who befriends other creatures through singing. The creatures help you solve puzzles, travel the world and help defeat the Silent Ones.

Players: Single Player
ESRB Rating*: E
Price: MSRP $19.99
Release Date: February 16
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One



PS4 System Update 5.50

Sony is currently testing the latest major system update for the PS4.

Some of the features include:

  • Playtime Management
  • Import Custom Wallpapers Through USB
  • Library Organization
  • Optimization For PS4 Pro For Non-4K TVs

For full list of features go to the Playstation Blog.


First released in May of last year Rime follows a young shipwrecked boy, who uses puzzle solving to explore ruins of an ancient civilization, avoid creatures and navigate rugged terrain.

Players: Single Player
ESRB Rating*: E
Price: MSRP $29.99 (Free through PS Plus on PS4)
Release Date: Released Last Year
Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One

Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Sega recently announced on the Yakuza game Twitter, that the sequel to the popular Yakuza franchise has been delayed until April 17. However on February 27 they will release a demo, that will allow you to carry over your progress once the full game is released. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is a Playstation exclusive.

Players: Single
ESRB Rating*: M
Release Date: April 17 (Demo February 27)
Platforms: PS4

Playstation Plus


  • Spelunker HD
  • Mugen Souls Z


  • Knack
  • Rime

PS Vita

  • Exile’s End


  • Starblood Arena (until March 6)

PS4, PS Vita

  • Grand Kingdom


Xbox Gold Live

Xbox One

  • Shadow Warrior – February 1 to 28
  • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India February 16 to March 15

Xbox One/ Xbox 360

  • Split/Second – February 1 to 15
  • Crazy Taxi – February 16 to 28

Games releasing February

February 1

  • Batallion 1944 (PC)
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (PC)
  • Night In The Woods (Switch)
  • Steamworld Dig (Switch)

February 2

  • UFC 3 (PS4, Xbox One)

February 6

  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)

February 8

  • Civilization VI: Rise and Fall (PC)

February 9

  • Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Knights of Britannia (PS4)
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late[st] (PS3, PS4, PSVita)

February 13

  • Dynasty Warriors 9 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Fall 2: Unbound (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Owlboy (PS4, Owlboy, Xbox One)
  • Crossing Souls (PC, PS4) – February 13
  • Radiant Historia: Perfect Chronology (3DS)
  • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • The Longest Five Minutes (PC, PSVita, Switch)

February 15

  • Secret of Mana (PC, PS4, PSVita)

February 16

  • Bayonetta 1 + 2 Collection (Switch)
  • Fe (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

February 20

  • Metal Gear Survive (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Age of Empires: Definitive Edition (PC)

February 22

  • Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Plus (Switch)

February 23

  • Past Cure (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Yume Nikki: Dream Diary (PC) – February 23

February 27

  • De Blob 2 (PS4, Xbox One) – February 27
  • Payday 2 (Switch) – February 27

*ESRB Ratings
E – Everyone
T – Teen
M – Mature
RP – Rating Pending