With 2021 just around the corner, video game fans are already psyched up for the arrival of new games. However, this is not a cheap hobby. For the next twelve months, players will have to choose wisely which games to invest their money in. That is why we have chosen the twenty most striking games that will come out in 2021.
It should be noted that some of the titles on this list do not yet have a release date. Therefore, there is the possibility that several games will not see the light of day in 2021. Likewise, this article will be updated as dates are revealed and / or modified.
Without further ado, these are twenty 2021 games that you should have on your radar.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition (PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC y Stadia) – 14 de enero
After 6 years of it being pulled from digital stores, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game returns for eighth and ninth generation consoles. This re-release – which celebrates the tenth anniversary of the title – not only contains the remastered base game, but will arrive with all the DLC. Ready to experience this cult ‘beat’ em up ‘?
Hitman 3 (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC y Stadia) – 20 de enero
The “World of Murder” trilogy will soon come to an end. Although it will not have multiplayer modes, Hitman 3 it will take Agent 47 to new places and add new options for Agent 47 to finish off his objectives. Through a common ecosystem, the owners of the previous installments will be able to transfer all their progress to the third and play with other users.
The Medium (Xbox Series X / S and PC) – January 28
From the hand of Bloober Team, best known for Layers of Fear, The Medium is a psychological horror game that puts players in Marianne’s shoes. Having the ability to travel between the real and spiritual world, it will be up to her to solve a horrible crime. The title will feature the musical talents of Akira Yamaoka, composer of Silent Hill
Little Nightmares II (PS4, Xbox One, Switch y PC) – 11 de febrero
The escape from the Maw only marked the beginning of young Six’s nightmares. In the company of Mono, both must travel and face the horrors of the Pale City. Its objective? Get to the top of the Tower to face the Thin Man. If you want to know more about this sequel, we recommend that you read our first impressions.
Persona 5 Strikers (PS4, Switch and PC) – February 23
The JRPG saga makes the leap to the subgenre of the multitudinous’ beat ’em up’ with Persona 5 Strikers! Although it has the typical mechanics of Dynasty Warriors, this ‘spin-off’ also makes use of some iconic mechanics from Person 5 and its distinctive visual style. Not least, the story is set after the events of the original game.
Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection (Switch) – February 25
After a decade without a new installment of Ghosts ‘n Goblins -Siding out cameos in fighting games and Ghouls ‘n Homunculi, a tribute minigame in Resident Evil Revelations 2 for Nintendo Switch – the brave knight Arthur will return once again to rescue Princess Guinevere. Although the gameplay will not vary much, it will enjoy a particular visual style and the devilish difficulty for which the franchise is known.
Bravely Default II (Switch) – February 26
Don’t let the title fool you. This title is not a direct sequel to the previous two games in the series Bravely. It has a separate cast and story. However, it will keep the turn-based RPG mechanics of its predecessors. Additionally, players will be able to explore a wide world and change the jobs of their party members.
Returnal (PS5) – March 19
Developed by Housemarque, Returnal is a third person shooter game with elements of psychological horror. In Selene’s control, players must escape a time loop. Armed with a high-tech arsenal, the protagonist must face nightmarish creatures to escape alive. But can you do it with your sanity intact?
Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) – 26 de marzo
After three years, Monster Hunter returns to Nintendo consoles. While it will have familiar elements, Rise It will also mark the debut of new mechanics and monsters. Among these novelties, the addition of canine companions stands out. These will not only help you fight the creatures, but they can be mounted to move without losing stamina.
Guilty Gear -STRIVE- (PS4, PS5 and PC) – April 9
The next installment of the franchise Guilty Gear It will be a big change. Although he will continue to use the graphic style established and popularized by Guilty Gear Xrd
Nier Replicant (PS4, Xbox One and PC) – April 23
With a new coat of paint and retouched gameplay mechanics, Square Enix will distribute in the West the version of Deny which remained a Japan exclusive. Unlike the version that came to our lands, players will control Nier as Yonah’s older brother. Despite this difference, the story is the same as the 2010 game.
Deathloop (PS5 and PC) – June 21
Trapped on Blackreef Island and a time loop, players take on the role of Colt. To escape his predicament, the protagonist must finish with eight objectives. If it fails, you will have to start all over. Fortunately, his continued deaths only make him wiser. However, Colt will also be hunted by Julianna: an agent controlled by another player. To find out everything that has been revealed about this title, we recommend following this link.
Back 4 Blood (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S y PC) –22 de junio
In the absence of Left 4 Dead, Turtle Rock Studios decided to make their own cooperative survival game. While similar to Valve’s title in many ways, this installment boasts a new system in the form of cards. These modify different aspects and statistics. Not least, they can also be used by enemies.
Halo Infinite (Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S y PC) – Otoño de 2021
The franchise Halo will soon make the leap to the open world genre! Though Infinite It will keep several mechanics from previous installments, it will also enjoy some new ones. Among these, the hook stands out, which can be used to reach difficult areas and attract objects or enemies. To know all that has been revealed, we recommend following this link
No More Heroes 3 (Switch) – 2021
Travis Touchdown will be back soon! Not only will it show off the mechanics for which the franchise No More Heroes is so beloved, but will introduce some brand new ones. Set two years after Travis Strikes Again (2019), the protagonist will come out of his exile and return to Santa Destroy to face an alien invasion.
Ghostwire: Tokyo (PS5 and PC) – 2021
After the disappearance of 99% of the population of Tokyo, players must use their supernatural abilities to face the spirits that roam the city and get to the bottom of the mystery. Unlike other first-person shooter games, the combat system of Ghostwire: Tokyo It will be inspired by Kuji-kiri and will revolve around combos. To know all that has been revealed, we recommend following this link.
Crystals (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, PC y Stadia) – 2021
Developed by the Colombian studios Dreams Uncorporated and SYCK, Crystals will put players in Crisbell’s shoes. With her temporary powers —which will divide the screen into three sections: past, present and future—, the protagonist must stop the Empress of the Ages. To know more, we recommend following this link.
Hogwarts Legacy (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S y PC) – 2021
Fans of Harry Potter they will finally have their magic simulator. Set in the late 19th century, this action RPG will allow players to create their own student and attend classes at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Beyond learning spells and potions, players will make important decisions that alter their morality.
Gotham Knights (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S y PC) – 2021
After the apparent death of Batman, it will be up to the other members of the Batfamily to save Gotham City. Players will be able to choose from Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, and Red Hood. Each of these characters will have unique skills and play styles. Players can play the campaign alone or overcome it in the company of another player.
Resident Evil Village (PS5, Xbox Series X/S y PC) – 2021
Set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Village will put players back in Ethan Winters’ shoes. Following a series of events triggered by Chris Redfield, Ethan travels to a mysterious village in Europe in search of an answer. When it comes to gameplay, Village it will be very similar to Resident Evil 7.
What are your most anticipated games of 2021? Let us know in the comments!