In Fast Forward each month we take a look at a handful of up-and-coming games that have us excited, and hopefully have you excited too!

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Dying Light 2: Stay Human
A much-awaited sequel to 2015’s tale of zombie apocalypse, in the game’s world we’ve moved on 20 years, and things aren’t much better. Life is bleak in one of the last human settlements, The City, and it’s up to you to make friends and break enemies, aiming to bring a form of peace to the ailing metropolis. But you have demons of your own to contend with, too… Promising a world over four times larger than that of the original game, there’s even two to four player co-op.
PS5, Xbox, PS4, PC – Action RPG – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 4/2/22

Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.

The King of Fighters XV
The King of Fighters XV

It’s been a while since the last entry of SNK’s prolific series of biffo games that kicked off back in 1994, but series fans – and fighting aficionados in general – are in for a treat with this climax to the KoF saga, which promises to “transcend everything”! With 13 teams of 39 playable fighters, this entry sees the return of the parry system, under the guise of ‘Shatter Strike”. With several local and online gameplay modes, and a 300-plus song list, this is looking to be fan service at its finest.
PS5, Xbox, PS4 – Fighting – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 17/2/22

Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.

Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West
The sequel to PS4 smash Horizon Zero Dawn sees the return of machine hunter Aloy, in a tale that’s set six months after the ground-breaking action adventure. Our intrepid tracker travels west to investigate a mysterious and deadly blight. Navigating uncharted lands, she’ll not only meet strange new tribes, but will also encounter deadlier machines than ever. With help from both old friends and new companions, Aloy seeks the answers she needs to save life on Earth.
PS5, PS4 – Action RPG – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 18/2/22

Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.

Elden Ring

Elden Ring
A truly inspired collaboration, Elden Ring will send us on a journey through the Lands Between, a new fantasy world concocted by Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, the best-selling author of fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire – which, of course, became TV’s Game of Thrones. The fantasy action RPG aims to deliver expansive landscapes and complex dungeons to explore, with a vast selection of weapons, magical abilities and skills to be unearthed.
PS5, Xbox, PS4, PC – Action RPG – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 25/2/22

Pre-order now at JB Hi-Fi.