What’s Geeky in February 2022

What up, Geeks and Nerds?

Congratulations on making it this far and welcome to the season of Love. We have solidly made it into the new year and the world hasn’t exploded yet, so I think that calls for a little celebration, don’t you?

And we can celebrate that achievement by finding out about all of the great stuff that we have to look forward to in February of 2022.

Shall we?

Movies and TV shows

February 1st: Raising Dion, season 2

Raising Dion a show about a 7 year old with superpowers returns for season 2.

The Netflix show about the seven-year-old superhero is back and ready for action! In the first season, we were introduced to young Dion Warren and his single mother Nicole. After her husband’s (played by Michael B. Jordan) death, Nicole struggles with life as a single mother are further complicated when she discovers that her son has superpowers. And is now the target of government agencies and supervillains.

Based on the comic book and short film of the same name by Dennis Liu, Raising Dion features a very diverse cast that covers a wide spectrum of representation and has received critical acclaim from its audience. It stars Alisha Wainwright as Nicole and Ja’Siah Young as Dion.

February 3rd: Raised By Wolves, season 2

Raised by Wolves produced by Ridley Scott.

Back for some more “what not to do” parenting tips is HBO Max’s Raised By Wolves. With Ridley Scott producing, Raised By Wolves tells the story of two androids, Mother and Father, as they try to raise children on a new planet, far away from the religious wars that destroyed the Earth. Alien monsters, the arrival of a ship full of religious zealots, and a kidnapping adds fuel to an inferno just waiting to explode.

And holding the match is the charming and charismatic Marcus (played by Travis Fimmel), an atheist who stole the identity of a zealot to leave Earth and is now… well, this is the same actor who gave us Ragnar Lothbrok after all.

Raised By Wolves was created by Aaron Guzikowski and stars Travis Fimmel, Amanda Collin, Abubakar Salim, and Winta McGrath.

February 4th: Moonfall

Moonfall featuring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley.

What if the moon—you know, the big shiny thing at night, causes tides—were knocked out of orbit and headed for a collision course with earth. And what if that moon was being controlled by an evil alien entity? And what if, bear with me here, the moon was actually a giant weapons platform?

That’s right, everybody, after watching that trailer we can all categorically say: “That’s no moon.”

Written and directed by Roland Emmerich (the same guy who brought us Stargate, The Day After Tomorrow, and Independence Day), Moonfall tells the story of a ragtag group of astronauts and one conspiracy theorist as they try to save the moon and the earth itself. Starring Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley (of Game of Thrones fame), Moonfall can be seen in theaters.

February 11th: Cosmic Dawn

Cosmic Dawn Aurora joins a UFO cult.

A young woman named Aurora joins a UFO cult looking for answers about her mother’s apparent abduction years ago in this new movie in theaters from writer/director Jefferson Moneo. Aurora’s journey delving into the past and the truth about alien life is complicated by the cult’s leader, the enigmatic Elyse, who seems to know just a little bit too much.

Cosmic Dawn stars Camille Rowe as Aurora and Antonio Zegers as Elyse.

February 18th: Uncharted

Tom Holland as Nathan Drake in Uncharted.

Four and a half weeks after Uncharted: A Legacy of Thieves comes out for the PC and PS5, we all get to see the beginning of Nathan Drake and Sully’s partnership as they steal priceless treasures and Indiana Jones their way through archeology.

After a long time waiting, we finally get a movie based on the games… that looked and felt like movies. Playing a much younger Nathan and Sully, Uncharted is headlined by Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg with Sophia Ali as Chloe Frazer and Antonio Banderas as the villain.

February 25th: Vikings: Valhalla

Vikings Valhalla warrior woman.

Bust out the guy-liner, it’s time for some more Vikings in an all-new show airing on Netflix! Still run by producer Michael Hirst, Vikings: Valhalla is set over a hundred years after the end of the History Channel’s show and features an all-new generation of Viking warriors and kings.

Netflix has kept details of the show pretty close to the vest, but we do know that will (almost undoubtedly) revolve around Leif Eriksson’s discovery of Vinland and the power struggle for the English throne after the death of Aethelred the Unready and later Edward the Confessor.

This one will be another big cast with Frida Gustavsson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, David Oakes, Leo Suter, and Sam Corlett. Funnily enough, despite the timeframe that the show is set during, they have not (as of writing this article) released the casting for two of the most monumental figures in this period, William the Duke of Normandy and Harold Godwinson of England.

Fun fact: I actually wrote an article on the history found in the original show Vikings, but this show is actually taking place during a time period with a lot more (and more reliable) historical documentation. You can read that here. I’ll be interested to see what they do with it.

Video Games:

I won’t lie, February is going to be a big month with a remastered Life is Strange, the much anticipated (at least by me) Total War: Warhammer III, and a new video game from the mind of George R. R. Martin named Elden Ring.

Happy hunting, nerds!

February 1st:

Life is Strange Remastered Collection

Life is strange remastered collection.

Released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Step back into the shoes of Max Caulfield as she returns to Arcadia Bay, Oregon again. And as Max rewinds time, so can you with remastered visuals from the game and from Before the Storm. Reenter the multi-award winning game, now with improved lighting and visuals.

February 4th:

Dying Light 2 Stay Human

The second Dying Light game coming February 4th.

Released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

It’s time to parkour our way through the post-apocalyptic The City in the much anticipated sequel of Dying Light. This new Zombie survival game features new moves, new weapons, and an added emphasis on narrative gameplay as opposed to the previous game. As with many zombie games, expect that the biggest dangers you’ll face won’t be from the walking dead, but from the survivors.

February 8th:

Sifu

SIFU Sifu is a action-adventure game about a young kung fu student.

Released on PS4, PS5, PC

Sifu (which means “master” or “teacher” in Cantonese) is a beat ‘em up action-adventure game about a young kung fu student setting out to kill the assassins who murdered his family. Helping him out is a magical talisman that allows him to recover every time he receives a fatal injury… at the cost of a couple of years of his life. Old age comes for us all.

February 10th:

CrossfireX

CrossfireX with new single player story.

Released on Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One

Jump headfirst into the third Crossfire game, now with a neat single-player story with larger-than-life characters. And, if that weren’t enough, the multiplayer option is free-to-play and includes new game modes such as Classic, Modern, and Spectre.

Edge of Eternity

Edge of Eternity banner with Daryon and Selene.

Released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

Finally available for consoles, Edge of Eternity follows the siblings Daryon and Selene in their world-spanning quest to find a cure to the Corrosion, a bio-weapon engineered by horrific alien invaders, in this epic story that has been described as “a love letter to classic Final Fantasy games.”

The game will be available for Switch users on February 23rd.

Know By Heart

Indie game Know by Heart.

Released on PC

This quiet indie game set in a rural Russian town is all about a group of friends getting back together and working through loss and grief even as the town itself is on the verge of unrest and chaos.

February 11th:

Lost Ark

Lost Ark a Korean MMOARPG.

Released on PC

The hit Korean MMOARPG is finally out, bringing with it a story about finding a lost McGuffin that will stop a demonic invasion of the world of Arkesia. The game focuses on PvE and exploration but also has some elements of PvP as well.

February 15th:

Dynasty Warriors 9 Empires

Dynasty Warriors 9 Three Kingdoms.

Released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Game Publisher Koei is at it again with another Dynasty Warriors: Empire game. Journey back into the world of China’s Three Kingdoms Period play as and match wits with legendary generals and warriors like Cao Cao, Guan Yu, and Sun Shangxiang. Building off of Dynasty Warriors 9, Empire is focused more on strategy, with a new game mechanic revolving around castle sieges.

Rumbleverse

Rumble the weird GTA.

Released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

Rumbleverse looks weird, guys. But in a good way. An open world fighting game where you are encouraged to play the way you normally try to play a Grand Theft Auto game: just beating up everyone in sight. A multiplayer game with up to 40 players in one big Battle Royale to find out who is the champion.

February 17th:

Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection

Assassin's Creed makes it to Switch.

Released on Switch

Finally coming to all of you Nintendo Nerds, we have all three of the classic Assassin’s Creed games that really made AC what it is today with Assassin’s Creed 2, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, and Assassin’s Creed Revelations. Jump into the story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze as he hunts down Templars in Florence, Venice, Rome, and even Istanbul (not Constantinople).

Total War: Warhammer III

Total Warhammer 3 war on demonic forces.

Released on PC

I’m not gonna lie, I’m super excited for this one. The third installment of the Total War: Warhammer series, this game takes players to the far North and East where they can either take charge of the Russian-inspired Kislev or the Chinese-inspired Grand Cathay as they wage war on the demonic forces of Chaos. Or players can opt to play as the dark gods of Chaos themselves and bring destruction on the world. As with the other two games, expect lots of new factions for the game’s many DLCs, like the ogre faction, and, who knows, maybe we’ll even get some Chaos Dwarves coming soon.

February 18th:

Horizon Forbidden West

Aloy riding on the beach in The Forbidden West.

Released on PS5 and PS4

The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn sees players back in the shoes of the young tribeswoman Aloy as she journeys to the mysterious land of the Forbidden West to discover the source of a deadly plague. This incredibly colorful post-apocalyptic story will now include underwater exploration, enhanced combat, and revamped climbing and travel options. But you should also expect even more mechanical monstrosities and new hostile tribes.

February 22nd:

Destiny 2: The Witch Queen

The Witch Queen in Destiny 2.

Released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC, Stadia

The Witch Queen is the next major expansion for Destiny 2, where the players will face off against the Hive goddess Savathun and her army in one of the expansion’s new destinations: the Throne World. This expansion features several new features, including a new Glaive weapon, a new Raid inside of a Pyramid ship, and a new grand campaign.

Monark

Monark a school RPG where you travel between worlds.

Released on PS5, PS4, Switch, PC

This School RPG as the students of Shin Mikado Academy try to fight back against demons and the mysterious Mist that is causing insanity. This insanity permeates throughout the game as characters must use their demonic abilities to defeat their enemies… all at the cost of going insane themselves.

February 25th:

Elden Ring

Elden Ring made in collaboration with George R.R. Martin.

Released on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC

In a fantasy world filled with monsters and dragons, the player, a newly returned exile, must navigate complicated dynastic struggles as they contend with demigods in a bid to claim the throne as an Elden Lord. Does this sound like any familiar fantasy tv series? It should, because Elden Ring was made in collaboration with none other than George R. R. Martin. 

Books:

As always, we have some brand new books coming in Fantasy and Science Fiction that we think you’d like. This is, of course, not an exhaustive list and does not include a lot of the graphic novels and manga coming out (for the simple reason that they’re not Hiromu Arakawa), but there will be some. That said, still a big list.

Not all of these will be for you, but we hope that you’ll still enjoy them.

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February 22nd:

The Season of Love

That’s all we got for February! Feel free to share what you are most excited about. For me, it’s Vikings: Valhalla, Warhammer III, and the new book by the Expanse’s Daniel Abraham. And Valentine’s day. But don’t worry, we got ideas.

Keep it nerdy!

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