Xbox games: the big releases of January 2023 (Dead Space, Monster Hunter Rise, etc.)

The year 2023 is in the starting blocks and should be a very rich year for video games. After the many postponements of last year, big games will be available and the month of January is already launching hostilities with some highly anticipated titles.

As usual, we will be entitled to a variety of games, some even planned directly in the Xbox Game Pass, such as monster hunter rise or Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. Subscribers will also be able to enjoy Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden which will also be released directly in the service.

Below is a recap of the games releasing next month. Do not hesitate to tell us in the comments which title will catch your attention in this first month of 2023.

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Children of Silenttown

Join Lucy and her friends in this beautifully spooky hand-drawn adventure game. Lucy is afraid of the woods, like all children: in her bed, the roars that echo in the night prevent her from sleeping. She has nowhere to play safely, not even her dreams.

Disappearances are common in this village, but this time Lucy is old enough to conduct her own investigation. Anyway… that’s what she thinks.

Children of Silentown is a point & click adventure game that tells a story as mysterious as it is attractive. Explore the city and its dangerous surroundings, meet its eccentric inhabitants, solve puzzles and overcome minigames.

  • Release date: January 11, 2023
  • Developed by Elf Games, Luna2 Studio

DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT (next-gen version)

Relive the story of Son Goku and the Z Warriors in DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! Beyond the epic clashes, experience the world of DRAGON BALL Z, fight, eat, fish and train with Son Goku, Son Gohan, Vegeta and the others.

Explore new areas and adventures as you progress through the story and form powerful bonds of friendship with other heroes from the Dragon Ball Z universe.

  • Release date: January 12, 2023
  • Developed by CyberConnect2


Famous pirate Monkey D. Luffy, aka Straw Hat Luffy, and his crew sail the seas of the New World in search of their next destination and new adventures. It was then that they were hit by a storm and were shipwrecked. They run aground on a lush tropical island surrounded by storms as violent as they are incessant…

Separated from his crew, Luffy embarks on an epic new journey in search of his friends and a way off the island! Companions will face new and dangerous enemies, fearsome forces of nature and more!

  • Release date: January 13, 2023
  • Developed by ILCA
  • Price: €69.99

A Space for the Unbound

A Space for the Unbound is a pixel art adventure game set in rural Indonesia in the late 90s that tells a story about overcoming anxiety, depression and the relationship between a boy and a girl with supernatural powers.

Follow two high school sweethearts, Atma and Raya, on a journey of self-discovery at the end of their high school years. When a supernatural power is suddenly unleashed and threatens their existence, they must explore and investigate their town to uncover hidden secrets, face the end of the world, and perhaps learn more about each other.

  • Release date: January 19, 2023
  • Developed by Mojiken Studio/Toge Productions

Persona 3 Portable

An unusual stillness pervades the city, people turn into eerie coffins, and otherworldly monsters called Shadows swarm. One night, the protagonist is attacked by these Shadows and the power of the heart, his Persona, is awakened.

  • Release date: January 19, 2023
  • Developed by Atlus
  • Directly in Xbox Game Pass

Persona 4 Golden

Strange rumors about Midnight Channell slowly spread through the rural town of Inaba, the protagonist’s new home, just as a series of mysterious murders begins. As the protagonist and his teammates search for the truth, they find themselves opening the door to another world.

  • Release date: January 19, 2023
  • Developed by Atlus
  • Directly in Xbox Game Pass

monster hunter rise

Take the challenge and join the hunt! In Monster Hunter Rise, the latest installment in the acclaimed Monster Hunter series, you take on the role of a hunter, explore uncharted regions and use a wide variety of weapons to defeat fearsome monsters in new stories.

Fierce Monsters and Unique Environments Hunt a myriad of terrifying monsters with unique behaviors. Classic monsters or all new creatures inspired by Japanese legends, like the Magnamalo, the game’s flagship creature, all will give you a hard time. Stay tuned if you want to collect rewards!

  • Release date: January 20, 2023
  • Developed by Capcom
  • Price: €39.99
  • Directly in Xbox Game Pass

Startup Company

The success of your business depends on your ability to run and manage a website. You need to develop and improve functionality while increasing hosting capacity and launching marketing campaigns.

The city offers offices of all sizes and shapes. It is up to you to select the most suitable. It’s your job to organize and decorate the office while keeping your employees happy.

Your employees are an essential part of your success. As you grow, you need to keep recruiting more people. Over time, your employees will begin to demand more of you and the company. It’s your job to keep them happy, before your competitors send them a job offer they can’t refuse!

  • Release date: January 26, 2023
  • Developed by Hovgaard Games


Bend your knees and arch your hips: make way for a big dose of action that stains with dodgeball sauce! OddBallers is a charming and wacky multiplayer party game with an absurd streak in which each round reinvents dodgeball with class and imagination.

Here we dodge, we block, we take everything we find to throw it in the face of our best enemies. Or we exploit the traps of the environment: electric fences, gas canisters, tennis ball launchers and company. Nothing to do with what you experienced during PE!

  • Release date: January 26, 2023
  • Developed by Ubisoft
  • Price: free-to-play

dead space

Dead Space™, the classic sci-fi survival horror genre, is making a comeback. The game has been completely recreated to give you a more realistic and immersive experience. Between the spectacular graphics, the suspenseful soundscape and the improvements in the game mechanics, this remake enhances the experience while remaining faithful to the captivating vision of the original game.

Isaac Clarke is an ordinary engineer on a mission to repair the USG Ishimura, a gigantic mining vessel. Once on board, he makes a macabre discovery: the entire crew has been massacred and Nicole, his girlfriend, has disappeared into the depths of the ship.

  • Release date: January 27, 2023
  • Developed by Motive
  • Price: €79.99

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition celebrates the 20th anniversary of one of the world’s most popular strategy game franchises with stunning 4K Ultra HD graphics and a fully remastered soundtrack.

Age of Empires II: DE also includes “The Last Khans” with 3 new campaigns and 4 additional civilizations. Frequent updates include events, additional content, new game modes and improved features with the recent addition of co-op mode!

Experience original campaigns and popular expansions like you’ve never seen them before, and enjoy an enhanced experience with over 200 hours of gameplay and 1,000 years of human history. Compete against other players online to dominate the world with 35 different civilizations. You can also enjoy new civilizations and campaigns with the Lords of the West DLC! Recent updates include a Battle Royale game mode, scenario editor support, Quick Match feature to easily compete against other players, UI improvements and more !

  • Release date: January 31, 2023
  • Developed by Forgotten Empires, Tantalus
  • Directly in Xbox Game Pass

Spongebob: The Cosmic Shake

Mermaid tears make SpongeBob and Patrick’s wishes come true…what could go wrong? The fabric of reality could be undone, opening portals to worlds of knights, cowboys, pirates or prehistoric snails, but our sponge can handle it all with the right cosmic suit! Come on, let’s go for the Cosmic Shake!

  • Release date: January 31, 2023
  • Developed by Purple Lamp
  • Price: €39.99


Take the lead in Inkulinati duels with surprising tactical depth (and humor!). Embark on an ever-evolving journey, developing your own bestiary, defeating medieval superstars, and collecting power-ups to unleash your special powers.

  • Release date: January 31, 2023
  • Developed by Yaza Games
  • Directly in Xbox Game Pass

Xbox games: the big releases of January 2023 (Dead Space, Monster Hunter Rise, etc.)