It has been a good month for the players. After a dry first quarter, we recently, , and within a few weeks. This is improving though, as the next few months will have several full-scale releases worthy of your enthusiasm.
As always, delays are possible. A few games have been postponed from 2021, notably Hogwarts Legacy and , while Deathloop, Prince of Persia, and Fary Cry have all been delayed from their initial releases. Setbacks aside, these are the biggest headlines of 2021 you should know about.
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The premise of Knockout City seems simple and familiar. Teams of players racing around a futuristic skatepunk-ish city, throwing things at each other for victory. Here things are dodge bullets. Knockout City, a cross between the dodge ball and Splatoon, is fully multiplayer. It will support cross play between PC, Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, and Xbox One and Series X and S.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Release Date: June 11
the latest Ratchet and Clank game was supposed to hit the PlayStation 5 during that console’s “launch window”, but at the end of 2020 it still had no release date. After a few months of silence, it was revealed in February that Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart would release on June 11. It’s a rare and true PlayStation 5 exclusive to hope for, because you won’t be able to play it. the PS4 or any other console.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is coming to the PlayStation 5, but it’s not just about getting the standard 60fps processing at 4K processing. Final Fantasy 7 Intergrade brings a new chapter to the story in which you play as Yuffie, a favorite from the original game.
Starting June 10, owners of 7 Remake on PS4 will get a free upgrade.
Mario dust off his clubs for another 18 holes. Mario Golf: Super Rush takes over the Mario Golf from the N64 and is Mario’s third sporting jaunt on the Switch after tennis and the Winter Olympics (with Sonic). Super Rush includes a promising multiplayer mode, as well as a role-playing single-player mode that features your Mii.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is still coming, but it seems far away. In the meantime, Nintendo is reviving Skyward Sword, released in 2011 on Wii, for the Switch. Skyward Sword HD will run at 60fps, have Amiibo support, and use Joy-Cons to control Link’s sword and shield.
Neo: The world ends with you
Release date: July 27.
The World Ends With You was a cult classic on the Nintendo DS and in July, 14 years after its initial release, the game got a sequel. Neo: The World Ends With You adds another dimension to the game – literally, it’s now a 3D RPG action game. It will be produced by Tetsuya Nomura, of Kingdom Hearts and Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and will launch on both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
No More Heroes is a hack-and-slash game series that debuted in 2008 for the Wii. He has since amassed a considerable cult, and has received great critical acclaim. After a delay related to COVID-19, More heroes 3 releases on Switch on August 27.
After years focusing primarily on Dishonored, developers Arkane Studios are turning to a new IP in Deathloop. And it looks sick.
Here’s the idea: you’re an assassin trapped in a time loop that resets after each day. To get out, you must kill eight “visionaries” who are scattered around an island. The caveat is that you will have to do this in a time loop. The second caveat is that as you search for the Eight Visionaries, a rival assassin keeps busy with hunt you.
Deathloop will release for PlayStation 5 and PC on September 14, with an Xbox version coming likely next year (it timed console exclusivity for a year).
Grand Theft Auto V
Release date: 2021.
Grand Theft Auto V continues to be a top-selling game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and on November 11, it will arrive on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Note: You can play the game now on Game Pass if you have an Xbox One or Series X | S.
Upcoming TBA 2021 Games
The following titles are expected to be released this year. We will update this page as the games have an official release date.
Age of Empires IV
Release date: 2021.
We’re not sure about Age of Empires IV. It was announced in 2017, and we saw a gameplay preview in 2019 and got a new trailer in March of this year. It showed the same format that you know and love, but with vastly improved graphics, and showed four of the civilizations known to be in the game: English, Mongolian, Chinese, and the Delhi Sultanate.
The game is slated for release on PC later this year, although we don’t have a more specific release window yet.
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Pokemon Red and Blue got a remake on Game Boy Advance (and later on Switch), Silver and Gold on DS, and Ruby and Sapphire on 3DS. Pearl and Diamond, initially marketed on DS in 2007, come next.
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl will arrive on Switch at âend of 2021â.
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time Remake
Release date: 2021
Remasters are cool, but remakes can be really magical. After Shadow of the Colossus, Resident Evil 2 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake, three fantastic remakes, 2021 brings Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. Originally released in 2003 for the PlayStation 2, Ubisoft is giving the platform game a complete 2021 overhaul. Hopefully.
The game was originally scheduled for January 2021, but was later postponed to March. It has been delayed again, but Ubsisoft has yet to give it a new date.
Price of Persia: The Sands of Time is set to launch on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Lego Star Wars is back after five years. The last time we saw the franchise it was with The Force Awakens 2016. This game looks much more ambitious: The Skywalker Saga Lego-izes the nine Star Wars movies.
The Skywalker Saga doesn’t have a final release date yet, but it’s expected in Q1 or Q2. When it comes out it will hit PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, Switch and PC.
Originally slated for February, Far Cry 6 has been delayed until an unknown date in 2021. But it’s set to be the biggest and most complete Far Cry to date and takes place in the tropical Yara region – loosely based on Cuba.
The game will not only launch on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X | S, PC, and Google Stadia, but it will also be coming to Amazon’s Luna platform.
Halo Infinite was supposed to be the big product that launched alongside the Xbox Series X | S, but after a poor response from fans to a preview last year, it was delayed until fall 2021. The name Halo alone makes it a must-have game for most Xbox owners and gamers. 343 Industries developers are trying something new by making multiplayer free.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Release date: 2021
After both Middle-Earth games show that the Lord of the Rings games can still rock, 2021 will bring another serving in the form of Lord of the Rings: Gollum. It won’t be the action RPG that the Middle-earth games were, instead focusing on Gollum’s stealth and cunning, but it does sound intriguing.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will come to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X | S, Switch and PC.
Western forbidden horizon
Release date: 2021
Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the best games on PlayStation 4, and its sequel arrives in 2021. Horizon Forbidden West follows Aloy’s 30th-century journey through Utah, Nevada, and California as she tracks the origins of a killer virus. Really, a game for our time.
Horizon Forbidden West will launch on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 this year.
God of War: Ragnarok
Release date: 2021
Speaking of outstanding PS4 games and their sequels, God of War: Ragnarok is also coming to PlayStation 4 and 5 this year.
That’s actually all we know about the game so far, as the game’s teaser only featured a half-logo and the 2021 release window.
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