The Most Anticipated Games of 2021

Hitman 3

IO Interactive

While 2020 was quite the downer, the video game industry did its best to provide some enjoyable distractions for us all.

We finally got to experience the first chapter within the Final Fantasy VII remake saga. Doomguy came back to rip and tear waves of demons in the amazing DOOM Eternal. And Nintendo Switch owners got to explore each other’s digital islands via the addictive Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Besides those three classics and all the other amazing titles that released throughout the year, gamers began their journey into the next-generation of gaming with the launches of the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

Now that 2021 is finally here (GOOD RIDDENS, 2020!), it’s time to take a look at the most anticipated games that are set to make this year a memorable one.


Hitman 3

Hitman 3 – Official Launch TrailerEnjoy the launch trailer for Hitman 3 as it launches across most major platforms on January 20. #IGN #Gaming #Hitman2021-01-18T14:00:21Z

Developer: IO Interactive
Publisher: IO Interactive
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch (Cloud Version), PC (Steam)
Release Date: January 20

Agent 47 is in the midst of celebrating his 20th anniversary. The bald assassin has traveled all over the globe and carried out his assigned contracts in an impressive fashion. His resurgence in the World of Assassination reboot arc is set to come to a close with the final part of the trilogy. Hitman 3 will feature a wealth of new locations and the ones featured in the last two games for a content-rich package that’s the biggest in the franchise. The implementation of shortcuts will give players even more ways to sneak up on their targets and carry out their jobs with expert precision.

Buy Hitman 3 here.


The Medium

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Developer: Bloober Team
Publisher: Bloober Team SA
Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, PC (Steam)
Release Date: January 28

Bloober Team’s horror-flavored titles (Layers of Fear, Observer, and Blair Witch) have gotten them to this point. Now the development studio is ready to go big and truly test the limits of gamers’ inner fears. This Xbox Series X|S console exclusive taps into the power of its hardware to allow simultaneous interactions between the real and spirit realm. You’ll be able to perform that action as a spirit medium named Marianne, who must tap into her psychic abilities to fend off the evil forces that terrorize both realms. Prepare for puzzles and plenty of scares from Bloober Team’s biggest project to date.

Buy an Xbox Gift Card here so you can digitally purchase The Medium.

Pick up a Steam gift card here if you’re looking to start playing The Medium on PC.


Bravely Default II

Bravely Default II – Player Feedback & Developer Update – Nintendo SwitchThanks to all who played the demo version of Bravely Default II that released earlier this year! Watch this video to see how your feedback has helped shape the final game ahead of its release on February 26, 2021. #BravelyDefault #NintendoSwitch Subscribe for more Nintendo fun! https://goo.gl/HYYsot Visit Nintendo.com for all the latest! http://www.nintendo.com/ Like…2020-10-28T16:45:00Z

Developers: Team Asano, Claytechworks Co. Ltd.
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: February 26

The once portable exclusive JRPG series known as Bravely Default is finally graduating to a larger platform with its official sequel. Bravely Default II transports fans to an entirely new realm to explore (Excillant) with four new Heroes of Light in tow – Seth, Gloria, Elvis, and Adelle. Your massive journey within this Nintendo Switch exclusive focuses on retrieving four Crystals and putting the Brave/Default battle system through its proper paces. The visuals are even cleaner and vibrant this time around, plus the sweeping musical score comes from the team that was attached to previous entries in the series. Bravely Default II looks to be a massive upgrade over its 3DS brethren.

Buy Bravely Default II here.


Returnal

Returnal – Combat | PS5Upgradeable weapons, otherworldly tools and risky buffs: How Housemarque is equipping you to survive its upcoming PS5 action shooter #Returnal, available 19th March. https://www.playstation.com/games/returnal/ Rated Mature2021-01-13T13:00:04Z

Developer: Housemarque
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS5
Release Date: March 19

Developer Hoursmarque has produced some quality twin-stick shooters such as Dead Nation and Alienation. For their debut PS5 title, the studio is expanding its horizons by moving the action to a third-person viewpoint. Returnal is a game that’s equal parts sci-fi and psychological horror. The main character (Selene) must fend off vicious alien lifeforms on a planet that traps her within a time loop. Each time she dies, Selene comes back to life and is forced to progress even further than her last planet exploring endeavor. The bright and flashy gunplay in Returnal, plus its engrossing storyline are sure to impress upon release.

Buy Returnal here.


Balan Wonderworld

Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima present BALAN WONDERWORLD (Closed Captions)Legendary creators Director Yuji Naka and Character Designer Naoto Ohshima introduce their entirely new 3D action-platformer BALAN WONDERWORLD. Reuniting for the first time in 20 years, they share a glimpse behind the scenes of the bizarre and imaginary land of Wonderworld; a place in between fantasy and reality inspired by the magic of musical theater.…2020-07-23T19:29:24Z

Developers: Balan Company, Arzest
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC (Steam)
Release Date: March 26

The names Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima should induce feelings of immense hype among Sega diehards. Both individuals have their hands all over Sonic the Hedgehog and Nights into Dreams. Naka and Ohshima have now reunited to deliver a new game that’s an obvious callback to their previous work. That game is Balan Wonderworld, a cheery platformer that has captured the imagination of those who’ve seen it in action. The two characters at the heart of this colorful adventure follow a mysterious maestro named Balan into Wonderworld, which is a realm that offers a mix of the real and the imaginary. Making your way through its many themed environments and 12 stories entails using the abilities of over 80 varied costumes.

Buy Balan Wonderworld here.


Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Digital Event – January 2021Catch up on the Monster Hunter Digital Event – January 2021 to get the latest #MHRise news: 🏔️ Frost Islands 👹 Goss Harag 🧼 Returning Monsters 🔥 Magnamalo 🎮 Demo https://discord.gg/capcom https://www.facebook.com/monsterhunter https://twitter.com/monsterhunter https://www.instagram.com/monsterhuntergame/ https://www.youtube.com/monsterhunter ©CAPCOM CO., LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.2021-01-07T14:25:23Z

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: March 26

Since launching in 2017, Monster Hunter: World has enraptured fans and newcomers alike due to its engrossing battles with some of the most dangerous monsters ever seen in gaming. Capcom is finally moving on from that series entry to create a brand new Monster Hunter experience for the Nintendo Switch. The new monster-hunting adventures you’ll embark upon in this new entry will see your hunter team up with the familiar Palico companion and a new dog-like creature called a Palamute. Now you’ll be able to navigate each monster’s hunting grounds in a quicker fashion thanks to your new pet and even swing through the air thanks to the debuting Clutch Claw tool. All of the weapons from Monster Hunter Generations and World are featured here, so loyal fans should be enamored with all the gear at their disposal in Monster Hunter Rise.

Buy Monster Hunter Rise here.


Outriders

Outriders – Official Gameplay OverviewIn this latest video for the upcoming RPG shooter, take a look at the campaign, side-quests, companions and travel system, in addition to the reveal of new environments and enemy types. #ign #gaming #outriders2020-07-02T17:57:42Z

Developer: People Can Fly
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam)
Release Date: April 1

People Can Fly is a studio closely associated with the 1st-person shooter genre thanks to underrated gems such as Painkiller and Bulletstorm. Their latest foray into the run and gun genre is more along the lines of the 3rd-person viewpoint. And what makes this project even more special is its reliance on cover-based shooting mechanics and deep RPG progression systems. As an Outrider gifted with powerful Altered abilities, you’ll get embroiled in a civil war on the planet Enoch and come into contact with all sorts of gun grunts and superpowered foes. Outriders combines the best elements of Destiny, The Division and Mass Effect into a surprisingly fun action RPG that sci-fi fans will adore.

Buy Outriders here.


GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE-

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Developer: Arc System Works
Publisher: Arc System Works
Platform: PS5, PS4, PC (Steam)
Release Dates: April 6 (Deluxe & Ultimate Editions), April 9 (Standard Edition)

Daisuke Ishiwatari, the Japanese video game developer known for his work with the Guilty Gear franchise, is going big with the series’ 2021 installment. And by the looks of it, the word “big” is an understatement. Sol Badguy, Ky Kiske, May, and a host of returning/brand new characters are back to rev it up with anime-stylized weapons’ clashes. The presentation is even more gorgeous than before thanks to camera close-ups of big moves and the ability to knock your opponent to a new place on the current stage you’re doing battle on. The series’ signature metal soundtrack is still intact, the legacy combatants mark their return with refreshing new gear and the one-on-one action is just as hype as it’s ever been.

Buy GUILTY GEAR -STRIVE- here.


Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…

NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… – The Game Awards 2020 Trailer | PS4https://store.playstation.com/en-us/product/UP0082-CUSA18774_00-0000000000000000 Unleash a diverse arsenal of powerful weapons and magical attacks upon your enemies in NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…! Check out the exhilarating new combat trailer shown during The Game Awards 2020. Pre-order now at: https://sqex.link/qx78 NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…, the highly anticipated prequel to the breakout hit NieR:Automata, and upgrade of the legendary action-RPG NieR Replicant,…2020-12-10T23:57:00Z

Developer: Toylogic
Publisher: Sqaure Enix
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: April 23

Nier: Automata put the once-obscure action RPG franchise on the map and is still selling boatloads of copies to this day. That game’s predecessor launched in the US to little acclaim, but now a newly updated version of the game that originally released in Japan is on its way to the States. Nier Replicant (and it’s mind-bending number-based moniker) will arrive with new & improved visuals, a retooled combat system that’s similar to Automata’s, and the characters that originated from the Japanese version of the original Nier. It’s up to you to save your sister once again and battle through a vast world filled with quirky characters and vicious monsters.

Buy Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139… here.


Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village – 3rd TrailerFear surrounds you in Resident Evil Village, unleashing a new chapter of survival horror on PS5, PS4, XBSX, XB1, and PC on May 7th, 2021. For more official news and updates, follow us on: Twitter – https://twitter.com/RE_Games Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/residentevil/ Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/re_games/2021-01-21T22:19:41Z

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PC (Steam)
Release Date: May 7

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard did the unthinkable – it practically revived Capcom’s survival-horror juggernaut by switching from third-person to first-person and embracing its signature scares once again. That series installment’s winning formula is being revisited for a sequel that’s looking mighty impressive (and equally terrifying). Resident Evil Village marks the return of Ethan, who must explore a mysterious village after being betrayed by Chris Redfield. The game’s snow-covered European expanse is jam-packed with supernatural baddies, strange village denizens, and an assortment of puzzle situations that should be familiar to Resident Evil fans. Resident Evil Village looks to continue the goodwill garnered by its predecessor and keep Capcom’s horror-filled IP thriving for years to come.


DEATHLOOP

DEATHLOOP – Official Launch Date RevealLaunching May 21, 2021 as a PlayStation 5 console exclusive and on PC! Available for pre-order now: http://www.DEATHLOOP.com DEATHLOOP is an innovative first person shooter launching exclusively for PlayStation 5 and PC from Arkane Lyon, the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed Dishonored franchise. Welcome to Blackreef, where the party never stops and neither does…2020-11-12T18:00:51Z

Developer: Arkane Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: PS5, PC (Steam)
Release Date: May 21

The talented studio behind the first-person assassin gem known as the Dishonored series is trying something different with its next project. DEATHLOOP’s premise is quite intriguing – you play as an assassin named Colt, who’s been set upon an island with eight targets to eliminate. What makes his mission even harder is the presence of a time loop, which resets his progress should he be killed. You’ll need to make each bullet and move count during intense boss encounters, plus you’ll need to keep an eye out for assorted enemies and even a rival assassin who’s out to take you. DEATHLOOP looks to be worthwhile FPS mind trip work embarking on.

Buy DEATHLOOP here.


Back 4 Blood

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Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Steam)
Release Date: June 22

You totally recognize Turtle Rock Studios, right? It’s the development team that produced one of the greatest co-op FPS experiences of all time with the Left 4 Dead series. Now the studio has returned with a spiritual successor to the zombie shoot-a-thon with Back 4 Blood. You and three other survivors have to employ all the guns, explosives, and melee weapons you have on deck for a bloody crusade against the Ridden. You can also choose to destroy those same survivors in PvP mode as a member of the parasitic army. Back 4 Blood should satiate Left 4 Dead fans’ bloodthirst this summer.


The King of Fighters XV

KOF XV|MEITENKUN|Character Trailer #2 (4K)THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV is coming 2021! 新作対戦格闘ゲーム『THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV』、2021年に発売決定! 신작 대전격투게임 “더 킹 오브 파이터즈 XV” 2021년에 발매 결정! 对战格斗游戏新作『THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV』决定于2021年发售! 對戰格鬥遊戲新作『THE KING OF FIGHTERS XV』決定於2021年發售! https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/official/kof-xv/ ©SNK CORPORATION ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. #SNK #KOF #KOF152021-01-21T01:50:50Z

Developer: SNK
Publisher: SNK
Platform: TBA
Release Date: TBA

Shun’ei, Kyo, Mai, and the rest of The King of Fighters gang are back once again! SNK’s signature team-based fighter is entering its 15th official series installment and looks even better than ever. Compared to the visuals of its predecessor, The King of Fighters XV looks far more impressive in motion. Plenty of fan-favorite fighters will come along for the ride alongside a slew of new tournament entrants, of course. The action looks to be as fast and furious as past series installments and it seems like the outcome of the last tourney will play a huge part in who will step up to take the role of the dreaded final boss. All in all, KOF XV looks to raise the stakes and deliver a fighter that SNK fanatics can champion proudly.


Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Kena: Bridge of Spirits – Announcement Trailer | PS5A story-driven action adventure with a stunning visual aesthetic combining exploration with fast-paced combat. Players find and grow a team of charming spirit companions called the Rot, enhancing their abilities and creating new ways to manipulate the environment. Kena: Bridge of Spirits seamlessly blends action and narrative into an unforgettable experience. Travel with Kena, a…2020-06-11T20:46:25Z

Developer: Ember Lab
Publisher: Ember Lab
Platforms: PS5, PS4, PC (Steam)
Release Date: TBA

Ember Lab first showed off Kena: Bridge of Spirits during the major PS5 State of Play live stream event. And after its debut trailer was over, everyone came to be in awe of a game that wouldn’t look out of place next to a Pixar movie. Now a wide swath of gamers is incredibly hyped for Kena: Bridge of Spirits, which is slated to be one of PS5’s most noteworthy titles of the year. Players will get to command the powers of a young spirit guide named Kena, who goes out of her way to help the dead move on to the spirit realm. She’ll employ the aid of cute companions called The Rot that can be sent out to aid her in battle and help her complete small tasks. Kena will have a lot of opposition in her troubled world – thankfully, her trusty staff and little helpers will all be in tow to even the odds.


Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – Extended Gameplay Demo I PS5Ratchet and Clank find themselves at odds with their archnemesis, Dr. Nefarious. Only this time, he’s equipped with the dangerous Dimensionator, a device with the power to travel to other dimensions. The duo fights their way through an army of hired Goons in Megalopolis until something happens and they are ripped apart. Where are they…2020-08-27T19:53:58Z

Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS5
Release Date: TBA

The amazing hardware behind the PS5 is being put to good use for the latest campaign featuring Ratchet & Clank. The wombat and robot duo make their return after the events of Into the Nexus for a wild romp through the multiverse in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. The shockingly fast load times of the PS5 will play a major role in quickly transitioning players through different dimensions. Ratchet & Clank will have to rely on their signature armory to take on new and familiar threats, plus they’ll run into surprising allies as they hop across different worlds. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart marks a welcome debut for Insomniac’s lovable heroes in a next-gen fashion.


Tales of Arise

Tales of Arise – A Fateful Encounter | PS4, XB1, PCTwo unlikely companions forge a bond in hopes of creating a new future for their worlds. Experience the next chapter in the Tales of series with Tales of Arise! Pre-Order your copy today: https://bandainam.co/TOARISE #TalesOfArise #Talesof #BandaiNamco Follow Bandai Namco Entertainment: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bandainamcous/?hl=en Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BandaiNamcoUS Twitter: https://twitter.com/BandaiNamcoUS/ Tumblr: http://bandainamcous.tumblr.com/ Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/bandainamcous2019-09-16T14:00:10Z

Developer: Bandai Namco Studios
Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam)
Release Date: TBA

Bandai Namco’s premier RPG franchise is returning for the third entry in its current-gen run. Tales of Arise follows Shionne and Alphen, two individuals who find themselves having to come together even though they come from opposing planets. Both characters exist within a world where one planet (Rena) has ruled over another planet (Dahna) for 300 years by pillaging their resources and ruling their people with an iron fist. The two main protagonists of this new Tales game come to depend on each other and look to find a way to chart out a new future for themselves and their respective worlds. The series’ signature “Linear Motion Battle System” makes its return and lets you utilize both Shioone and Alphan’s magical abilities during Tales of Arise’s epic battles.

Buy Tales of Arise here.


Ghostwire: Tokyo

Ghostwire: Tokyo – QuakeCon at Home | Pet all the dogsWith 99% of Tokyo's population gone, it's up to you…TO PET ALL THE DOGS. Tokyo is overrun by deadly supernatural forces after 99% of the city's population vanished. Use a powerful arsenal of spectral abilities to fight the paranormal threat and unravel the mystery behind the mass disappearance. FACE THE UNKNOWN, DISCOVER THE TRUTH AND…2020-08-07T16:26:36Z

Developer: Tango Gameworks
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Platform: PS5, PC (Steam)
Release Date: TBA

Tango Gameworks is moving away from its survival horror series The Evil Within to a brand new supernatural first-person adventure. Ghostwire: Tokyo takes place in Tokyo, which has been emptied of its human populace and been refilled with harmful spirits. You attempt to find out what led to this monumental event by setting out to do battle with your melee abilities and psychic abilities on deck. Pulling off the game’s wealth of spells pushes you to utilize hand gestures, which is a pretty unique way of further incorporating Japanese culture into this brand new IP.


S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 Official In-Engine Gameplay TeaserGet your first in-engine look at the first-person sequel S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and its Zone through the eyes of its main protagonist, Skif. As developer GSC Game World puts it, this teaser represents "how the game actually feels: fast-paced change of scenery, ominous landscapes and the ever-present feeling of an inevitable danger accompanied by a barely-distinguishable…2020-12-30T20:00:08Z

Developer: GSC Game World
Publisher: GSC Game World
Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, PC (Microsoft Store)
Release Date: TBA

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a PC FPS gem that’s highly regarded to this very day. It originally released in 2007, which means the wait for an official follow-up has been excruciatingly long. In 2021, publisher/developer GSC Game World will place players within an immense space full of night terrors once again in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. You’ll need to prep yourself for the worst as you fully immerse yourself in a dark world that clearly has it out for you. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2’s story lets you make major decisions and progress in a non-linear fashion as you fight for survival within The Zone.


Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6: World Premiere Trailer | UbiFWD July 2020 | Ubisoft NAWatch the world premiere of Far Cry 6, featuring Giancarlo Esposito and set in the war-torn world of Yara. #FarCry6 #Ubisoft SUBSCRIBE to Ubisoft: http://bit.ly/UbisoftYouTubeChannel Visit our official channels for more Far Cry: https://far-cry.ubisoft.com/ https://www.facebook.com/farcry.usa https://www.instagram.com/farcrygame_us/ https://twitter.com/FarCrygame https://youtube.com/ubisoftNA Discover all our Far Cry products and exclusive items on the Ubisoft Store: https://ubi.li/4te3J ABOUT FAR CRY…2020-07-12T19:42:00Z

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Steam), Google Stadia, Amazon Luna
Release Date: TBA

Ubisoft’s Far Cry franchise is known for throwing players into a new international locale and involving them in a heated conflict against a crazed leader. Far Cry 6 takes place on the fictional island of Yara, which is ruled by the iron fist of a dictator named “El Presidente” Antón Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito). That ruthless ruler just so happens to be raising his young son, who he hopes will take over his position one day. You set out to take down his regime as a guerilla fighter named Dani Rojas and will need to tap into his gun mastery to see his mission to completion. Like past Far Cry games, this upcoming sequel will feature a fully-realized open world, a wealth of vehicles, and numerous allies that fight for your rightful cause.

Buy Far Cry 6 here.


Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights – Official Gameplay WalkthroughWatch the first gameplay walkthrough of Gotham Knights.  Get a glimpse of open-world Gotham City where Batgirl and Robin join forces to take on Mr. Freeze in one of several Villain encounters found within the city. They’ll use a variety of abilities, weapons, and unique combat moves to neutralize their foes. #DC #DCComics #DCUniverse2020-08-22T17:46:52Z

Developer: WB Games Montréal
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One
Release Date: TBA

Gotham Knights throws players into a version of Gotham City without Bruce Wayne/Batman and Commissioner Gordon to protect it. Due to an increase in illegal activity, the rest of the Bat Family must band together to save the city from Batman’s infamous rogue’s gallery. Players can play on their own or link up with a co-op buddy to perform some flashy heroics as Nightwing, Batgirl, Robin, or Red Hood. You’ll get to master all of their unique combat abilities as you run into Mr. Freeze and the dangerous organization known as The Court of Owls.


Horizon Forbidden West

Horizon Forbidden West – Announcement Trailer | PS5Horizon Forbidden West continues Aloy’s story as she moves west to a far-future America to brave a majestic, but dangerous frontier where she’ll face awe-inspiring machines and mysterious new threats. Coming to PlayStation 5.2020-06-11T21:22:22Z

Developer: Guerrilla Games
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: PS5, PS4
Release Date: TBA

The young huntress known as Aloy went to war with some of the biggest mechanical behemoths anyone has ever laid eyes on. Now the tribal warrior is embarking on a new adventure that will pit her against a new collection of robotic beasts. Horizon Forbidden West will transport players to a brand new post-apocalyptic hub world in hopes of finding the source of a deadly plague. This sequel’s region will feature a myriad of weather systems, hidden ruins, and beasts that are ripe for discovery. Aloy’s new affinity for swimming will surely give players another method towards exploring the entirety of the Forbidden West.


NEO: The World Ends with You

NEO: The World Ends with You | Official Announcement TrailerNEO: The World Ends with You is coming Summer 2021 to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch! Explore a stylized recreation of Shibuya, as you take on the role of Rindo to battle for survival and unravel the mysteries of the deadly “Reaper’s Game” in this new Action RPG for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. For…2020-11-23T15:10:21Z

Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: TBA

It’s been quite a while since gamers have explored the bright and bubbly locale of Shibuya within The World Ends with You. The 2018 re-release of the underrated action RPG reminded fans of how zany of a game it was and now we’re getting a proper follow-up. NEO: The World Ends with You marks the return of the dreaded Reaper’s Game. A group of new young heroes will have to fight for their lives within a highly stylized city locale that’s now fully realized with the power of modern consoles. And by the looks of this unexpected sequel, it may just be a prequel that gives us more backstory behind the series’ fate-changing game.


Shin Megami Tensei V

Shin Megami Tensei V – Coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021The time for creation has come, follow your will and decide the world’s fate. The newest entry to the classic RPG series from Atlus, Shin Megami Tensei V, arrives exclusively on Nintendo Switch as a simultaneous worldwide release in 2021! #SMTV #ShinMegamiTensei #NintendoSwitch Subscribe for more Nintendo fun! https://goo.gl/HYYsot Visit Nintendo.com for all the latest!…2020-07-20T14:15:01Z

Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Release Date: TBA

Can you believe that Shin Megami Tensei V was first shown off during the 2017 unveiling of the Nintendo Switch? But now in 2021, we’re finally going to get our hands on the latest demon-hunting/collecting/fusing adventures of a new mysterious protagonist. Game director Kazuyuki Yamai described this long-awaited series entry as a mix between the third and fourth Shin Megami Tensei titles, which sounds like an exciting prospect for longtime fans. Shin Megami Tensei V looks to be a definite highlight of the Switch’s release lineup for 2021.


Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

VTM: Bloodlines 2 – Damsel RevealDamsel is back! Enter the World of Darkness and rise through vampire society. Experience Seattle – a city full of alluring, dangerous characters and factions. You are dead now but stronger, quicker, more alluring and with potential for so much more. Your choices, plots and schemes will change the balance of power – come dance…2020-06-13T17:38:53Z

Developer: Hardsuit Labs
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One, PC (Steam)
Release Date: TBA

No one ever expected to get a sequel to 2004’s cult classic Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines. But it’s actually happening. Developer Hardsuit Labs and publisher Paradox Interactive are making a lot of fans happy with this upcoming release. After being killed and revived as a “thinblood” vampire in 21st-century Seattle, you chart out your own journey as you increase your vampiric abilities and align yourself with one of five “Full-blood” clans. Bloodlines 2’s massive open-world plays host to a wealth of interesting missions to play out and a morality system that determines how people react to you. Utilize your newfound vampiric powers and carefully navigate the dark corners of Bloodlines’ world.

Buy Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 here.


Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite | Campaign Gameplay TrailerIn Halo Infinite's campaign, the Master Chief returns when humanity's fate hangs in the balance to confront the most ruthless foe he's ever faced – the Banished. The legendary Halo series returns with the most expansive Master Chief story yet. Enjoy a first-look at Halo Infinite campaign gameplay, captured real-time and representative of the experience…2020-07-23T17:23:01Z

Developer: 343 Industries
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC (Steam, Microsoft Store)
Release Date: TBA

343 Industries is going even bigger than ever before for Master Chief’s latest galaxy-spanning adventure. As the third chapter of the franchise’s “Reclaimer Saga,” Halo Infinite will pit you against The Banished across the vast expanse of a Halo ring. Covenant aliens will also confront you, but your trusty Assault Rifle and brand new grappling hook should rise to the occasion during every enemy encounter. Halo Infinite is being set up as Master Chief’s biggest campaign to date. It’s time to save humanity once more and rise to the occasion as everyone’s favorite green armor toting super-soldier.

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Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo 7 – Announcement Trailer | PS5Gran Turismo™ 7 builds on 22 years of experience to bring you the best features from the history of the franchise Whether you’re a competitive racer, collector, fine-tuning builder, livery designer, photographer or arcade fan – ignite your personal passion for cars with features inspired by the past, present and future of Gran Turismo™.2020-06-11T21:01:07Z

Developer: Polyphony Digital
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS5
Release Date: TBA

Sony’s racing game tour de force is looking to do things real big on PS5. Gran Turismo 7 will retain the celebrated attention to detail the series is known for via a collection of automobiles that look amazingly lifelike. You’ll be able to compete within this sequel’s massive offering of cars in the GT Simulation mode, which is the series’ longtime traditional single-player campaign. Other returning elements include Special Events, Driving School, GT Auto Mode, GT Sport Mode, etc. You’ll feel every bit of feedback from every race thanks to the haptic feedback attached to your DualSense controller, which will bring you even closer to the onscreen wonderment of Gran Turismo 7.


God of War: Ragnorok

God of War: Ragnarok – Teaser Trailer | PS5 ShowcaseThere's a new God of War game landing on PS5 in 2021. Check out a cryptic teaser for God of War: Ragnarok. #ign #ps5 #gaming2020-09-16T21:06:26Z

Developer: Santa Monica Studio
Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
Platform: PS5
Release Date: TBA

Kratos’ iconic status as a PlayStation great was further solidified with 2018’s God of War. The god-killer traversed ancient Scandinavia within the realm of Midgard with his son Atreus by his side. Once their epic trek came to a close, a big revelation came to pass and a very pissed off hammer-wielding God looked to test Kratos in battle for himself. With the subtitle of Ragnarok, it sounds like the next God of War will feature a whole lot more god killing amidst an impending cataclysmic event. Let’s all hope that Kratos and his “boy” are fully prepared for what’s coming their way from the rest of the vengeful Norse gods.

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