OK, its the start of a new year, which means new video games to get excited for. Now, I know that there may have been some titles that didn’t quite live up to the hype last year but, hopefully, this year there are some releases that do fulfil some players’ expectations. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the games scheduled for release in 2021!
5. Bravely Default 2 (Switch).
At number five is Bravely Default 2, a JRPG developed by Claytechworks and published by Square Enix. Todays the end of last year, I’ve been getting the urge to play more JRPGs and the fact that I will be able to play Bravely Default 2 anywhere on my Switch, immediately helps to persuade to pick up this game. Couple that with the classic story of finding magic crystals to save a world and I’m pretty much sold on it. If you are interested, there is a demo available for you to try out on the Switch.
Bravely Default 2 is set to release on 26th February 2021.
4. Hogwarts Legacy (PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & PC).
Sticking with the RPG genre, the next game I am excited for is the open world RPG, Hogwarts Legacy. Set in the 1800s, you are a student at Hogwarts with an unusual talent for perceving and mastering Ancient Magic. As you explore the wizarding world, the fate of the wozarding world will ultimately be in your hands. I love the Harry Potter series and the world within it, even if its author has damaged her reputation. Fortunatel;y, she has nothing to do with Hogwarts Legacy which is being developed by Avanlache and published by Warner Bros. Games. Avalanche are the developers behind the Just Cause series and Mad Max, so I’m pretty excited for what they have in store for the wizarding world, especially since they have promised that you will get to explore the world beyond Hogwarts. It may have taken me decades to get there, but it looks like this year will be the year I get to go to Hogwarts!
Hogwarts Legacy is set to release at some point in 2021.
3. Digimon Survive (PS4, Xbox One, Switch & PC).
Long time readers of this blog know that I am a Pokemon fan but what you guys might not know is that I also love Digimon. Whatever anyone might say about the 90s, it was a great time to be a kid who loved monster catching/fighting themed entertainment. Digimon Survive is a strategy RPG in which you must guide the characters to ensure they survive the difital world, with help from their Digimon. Apparently, there is the possibility of characters permanently dying, so I get the impression, this will be a darker Digimongame. Digomon Survive was set to release last year but was unfortunately delayed, so hopefully the extra time has given the devleopers the opportunity to give the game some extra love. For me, as long as I can have Garurumon as a companion, I will be happy.
Digimon Survive is set to release at some point in 2021.
2. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (PS4, Xbox One & PC).
I doubt I was the only one excited when Bioware announced back in November the remastered collection of the orginal Mass Effect trilogy. The collection will include all three games, as well as single player DLC. I loved my time exploring the universe and fighting Reapers with Commander Shepard, even to this day Mass Effect 2 is one of my favourite RPGs, so I will definitely be picking up this collection for my PS4. If you have yet to experience the original Mass Effect trilogy then this will a great way to do so.
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is set to release early 2021.
1. Werewolf: The Apocalypse- Earthblood (PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X & PC).
And the number one spot goes to an action RPG set in the World Of Darkness universe, Werewolf: The Apocalypse- Earthblood. In Earthblood, you take on the role of Cahal, an exiled werewolf, who must come to the aid of his former pack. As you are a werewrold, you will be able to shift between three forms: human, wold and werewolf, but you have to be careful that you don’t let your rage consume you. Earthblood may not be a big budget, triple A published game,; but is an RPG that explores a world that I love, as well as leting you be werewolf, which isn’t too common a hero in the video game world.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse- Earthblood is set to release on 4th Febraury 2021.
And thsoe were five games I’m looking forward to being release in 2021! After writing this list, I realised that all the games I listed were all some form of RPG. I guess that means 2021 is going to be a very story driven gaming year for me. What games are excited for that set to release this year? Let me know in the comments below and I’ll talk to you soon!