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Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands and RE2 headline January’s PlayStation Plus monthly games

Old-school gamers can claim the Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection and Secret of Mana.

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Sony shared its upcoming PlayStation Plus free games for January on Wednesday. Headlining this month’s batch are Capcom’s 2019 Resident Evil 2 remake and the Borderlands spinoff Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands. PS Plus Extra and Premium subscribers can claim the 14 new games on January 16.

The Resident Evil 2 remake (PS5 / PS4) is far from just a fresh coat of paint. Although the revamp retains the core gameplay elements from the 1998 original, it’s visually unrecognizable, now running on Capcom’s RE Engine. “It feels like a contemporary title,” Engadget’s Jessica Conditt wrote in a 2018 preview.

Marketing still from the Resident Evil 2 remake. Claire Redfield (protagonist) holds a shotgun, as she navigates a corridor with a child behind her.

Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands: Next-Level Edition (PS5, PS4) takes one of Borderlands’ most memorable NPCs and drops you into a genre-blending fantasy world conjured from her macabre and erratic imagination. Expanding on the ideas from the Borderlands 2 DLC Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep, Gearbox’s spinoff (and Dungeons & Dragons parody) includes magic, guns and chaotic instant revisions to the game world. It also has star-studded voice work from Andy Samberg, Wanda Sykes and Will Arnett.

Other claimable titles this month include salvaging sci-fi physics sim Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PS5), Lego’s rare non-IP installment Lego City Undercover (PS4), 2015 action-adventure title Just Cause 3, tactical stealth game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun (PS4), narrative RPG Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong (PS5 / PS4) and post-apocalyptic strategy title Surviving the Aftermath (PS4).

Still from the Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection. Two opponents square off (with retro graphics) in the side-scrolling brawl.

This month’s redeemable classic (retro) titles include the Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection (PS4), which collects 12 classic games in the fighting series, including the original installment and the trendsetting Street Fighter II. Secret of Mana (PS4), Legend of Mana (PS4), Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace (PS5 / PS4) and Rally Cross (PS5 / PS4) will also be available for subscribers starting on on January 16.