news\ Feb 4, 2014 at 11:44 am

3DS and Vita game releases for February 2014

Having already covered February's game releases for Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, and PS3, we now turn our attention to the handheld sector of the gaming market. Surprisingly, even the handheld gaming systems have quite a nice schedule of game releases for the month. February isn't typically known for big game releases, but looking at the list below you'd never believe it. Below are the games due out for Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita in February 2014.

Bravely Default - Nintendo 3DS - February 7, 2014

Bravely Default

Easily one of the 3DS' most anticipated games, Bravely Default is a role-playing game by Square Enix. Though it's been available in Japan for quite a while now, it'll finally arrive in the United States this month -- bringing with it a unique turn-based battle system and in-depth job system. If our review doesn't convince you to head out and get the game, then maybe the playable demo will.

Toukiden: The Age of Demons - PS Vita - February 11, 2014

Toukiden: The Age of Demons

The best way to describe Toukiden: The Age of Demons is "Dynasty Warriors meets Monster Hunter." In the game, you play as a powerful warrior known as a Slayer, who must fight in order to prevent the destruction of the world by the "Oni," a horde of demons. What's unique about this game is the strategy employed by its "targeted destruction system," which allows you to target specific body parts on the enemy.

One Piece: Romance Dawn - Nintendo 3DS - February 11, 2014

One Piece: Romance Dawn

For the first time ever, you can experience the One Piece story in RPG form. As such, One Piece: Romance Dawn embraces a turn-based battle system with action commands. Level-up your characters and choose your own path to become King of Pirates

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc - PS Vita - February 11, 2014

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

Originally released in 2010 as a PSP title in Japan-only, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc is finally making its way to the United States. The game is describeda s a murder mystery visual novel in which you play as Makoto Naegi, an average teenager who somehow finds himself accepted into Hope's Peak Academy, a prestigious high school normally reserved for the nation's" ultimate" students. However, upon arriving, he finds himself having to solve a series of class trials to expose the lies and contradictions of classmates in order to find out who is responsible for each murder. You'll have to use the evidence and testimony collected during your investigation to shoot down your opponent's assertions.

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy - Nintendo 3DS - February 28, 2014

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

The sixth entry in the Professor Layton series, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy challenges you with a slew of new puzzles that help uncover the mystery of a girl -- the last surviving member of the once-great Azran civilization -- frozen in ice. Gameplay is similar to that of Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, in which you use the stylus on the touchscreen to search environments for clues and solve the various puzzles -- of which there are over 500. According to Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino, this will be the last Layton title to star Layton himself as the protagonist.

As someone fairly new to the handheld gaming realm -- having just purchased my very own 3DS -- I'm admittedly, not too familiar with many of these titles. But I can say with certainty that I'm definitely looking forward to them. This just goes to show you that handheld gaming is definitely alive and healthy.

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