2020 was a turbulent year for gaming – well, it was a turbulent year for everything, but in the case of games it was at least not bad. We got four new consoles from two of the big companies, and we got a number of great games.
However, several of the games we thought we were going to get have been postponed until 2021. And while it has sucked for us this year, it does mean that in 2021 we will be going with a few more games to look forward to. Here is a list of the games we are most looking forward to next year.
Note that I only include games that have at least some vague release window in 2021. I had to omit such things Far Cry 6 because it has been delayed and does not have a new release window. I know they can still slow down (or in the case of some of these), but I’m hope we’ll see at least some of them next year. And if anyone is wondering where the God of war persecuted, I bet that one until it stops screwing and gets a proper title.
This is the first place in the list of “games we should have had, damn you 2020” Halo Infinite, the next adventure of the armored master. 343 Industries was a bit reluctant about the exact details of his next adventure, but the previews so far imply that Chief is going to fight the Banished, a league splinter group that has taken over a damaged Halo ring.
I’m looking forward to this one, not just because I want to play as Master again (even though that wrestling hook absolutely looks sick), but because I’m eager to play a game that can test the hardware of the Xbox Series X properly. If things went according to plan, this is the role Never ending would probably have served in the opening series, but it was indeed empty.
Resident Evil Village
Like clockwork, the Resident Evil series just keeps going. While the past two years have given us repetitions of RE2 (which was excellent) and RE3 (which was good), the series’ 25th birthday title is the new game Town. Unlike previous episodes, this one gives us a touch of the supernatural, as RE7 protagonist Ethan appears to be trapped in the titular village with what can only be described as ‘zombie werewolf-like things.’
RE7 breaks with the vast majority of the series tradition by concentrating on completely new characters, rather than on the basic heroes of Redfield-Kennedy-Valentine, etc. he was not the star of the program. The implications of Village, however, imply that the good ol ‘Chris may be the villain in this outing, and it’s a turnaround I’m curious to see.
Vampire: the Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Another in the list of games delayed until 2021, the sequel to the cult classic Bloodlines did not have the easiest production. But eventually, we would finally have to get it somewhere in 2021. From the eye, it wants to provide the full role-playing experience that the first game offered, plus a few things that the original development team had to leave out.
It seems that the material before the release indicates that the main character of the Kindred society will have to work in Seattle, and you can choose which of the dark factions you should support. It’s a bit disappointing that some of the titular bloodlines, namely the Nosferatu and the Gangrel, will not reach the release of the game, although it is rumored that they will be added later as DLC.
The next installment in Agent 47’s worldwide assassination attempt will be one of the first shows of 2021, to be released on January 20th. It will not only be one of the first games in the series in a very long time to get on a Nintendo console. (the switch), but it will also be fully playable in VR, PSVR.
That would be the conclusion for the reload trilogy that started in 2016 Hitman, and it looks like the same kind of sneaky, covert murder scenes that the series is known for. While the first game (the 2016 game, I mean) was released in an episodic format, Hitman 3 gratefully shook off that pretension.
Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter World was such an overwhelming success, it’s no surprise to see the series return. Unlike its predecessor, this Nintendo Switch will be exclusive and will be launched on March 26th. The art design of this game seems to have a more Asian aesthetic than the previous games in the series.
The title ‘Rise’ is based on the game’s vertical level design, which you can traverse through an in – game combat system. As World, it has a seamless open world instead of separate levels. And I would agree with my fiancé’s opinion that the most interesting part of the new game is something we’ve wanted for a while: assemble!
Brave default 2
I’m throwing this one in because I love the Brave default series and I was waiting for another one. The latest Brave default game was unveiled last year and was announced on February 26th.
The name of this game is a bit confusing: we already had a direct sequel to Bravely Default, called Brave second: final layer. What’s more, Brave default II it seems to be following completely new characters, so I’m more than a little confused. But it would be nice to dive into this fantastic JRPG again.
Horizon Forbidden West
Did I mention it or did I mention it? The sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn was one of the most important titles introduced for the PlayStation 5, and although it is not a launch title (technically), it is the return of the red-headed archer Aloy. The word is that her next adventure, Forbidden West, will take place in post-apocalyptic California.
We saw nothing of the game except a pre-played trailer, but if it’s something to go by, we’re going to see a selection of slightly more exotic locations than we ended up with. Zero Dawn. It certainly looks like it’s designed to take full advantage of the PS5’s hardware, and it’s going to be fun to have a game that will show what the console is capable of.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Speaking of games that were meant to test the limits of the PlayStation 5, the game window of Tear apart, which has shown that the titular duo meanders between different realities, seems to do exactly that. According to rumors, the female Lombax shown in the trailer will be playable with Ratchet.
We will probably play this game earlier this year as Forbidden West. The game looks like it will rest on the dimensional jumping mechanic, with Ratchet able to grab the gap and jump between the realities. One would hope that the game with the PS5’s SSD will be able to switch between them without charging times.
The reputation of Harry Potter the author JK Rowling is, to say the least, not good – that’s why I would not blame anyone who does not want to play the new game in her literary universe. However, if you are lifelong HP fan and just want to enjoy more time at Hogwarts, then the upcoming Hogwarts: Heritage looks like it will scratch the itch and then some.
This game is one of the first serious attempts of a game to depict the Wizarding World outside of Potter’s time. It looks like a full-fledged RPG, with Hogwarts homes serving as your starting classes. You get the full wizarding school experience, learning spells, making drinks and exploring the entire castle. This is basically all our witches and wizards have wanted since the books appeared.
The medium looks like one of the most promising horror games of 2021. This psychological tormenting adventure takes place in Poland and will be launched on January 28th. RE Dorp does not surprise the launch in the next few weeks, it means it will fill the horror slot of January that has been filled for the past few years Resident Evil games.
The point of the main character is that she can travel at will between the human and spiritual world and use her ability to solve puzzles and work out the truth that happened in the abandoned hotel in which she got stuck. There’s also a kind of evil entity called The Maw – it’s all very Quiet hill, and it’s never a bad thing.
These and many more games will shine on our computers and consoles as the new year approaches. Congratulations to you all!
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Published on December 29, 2020 – 09:00 UTC