With the pandemic and uncertain times, we’re not really sure whether a game will actually be released when the developers say they would. No one is to blame here really, especially if we want our games to come out fully functional and beautifully done without the work crunch.
So here’s a list of games that are set to come out this year! Hopefully, they don’t get pushed back further but even if they do, all we can do is play some other games and wait.
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Games Still Coming in 2021
Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD
The action-adventure game that was released back in 2016 is now being released on Switch in an HD version. Although the game remains largely unchanged, the main changes are set in the game’s controls which were optimised for the Switch. Of course, the graphics were improved as well and can now support the game at 60fps.
Aside from that, the Amiibo figures are supported with two new additions: the Zelda Amiibo and the Loftwing Amiibo. Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD will be released on the 16th of July as announced in the Nintendo Direct Showcase last February.
Neo: The World Ends With You
A long-awaited sequel to 2007’s The World Ends With You, the game sees a whole new group of characters on a game of the Reaper’s Game in Shibuya. This time, the game takes on a fully 3D approach compared to its predecessors.
As you control multiple characters with psychic abilities, make sure to find the right match of abilities to properly take down your enemies. These abilities are granted through pins, with about 300 to choose from so you would have the power of choice in hand. The game is said to release on 27 July 2021, so make sure to mark your calendars.
No More Heroes 3
Assuming the role of an assassin in this hack and slash game is no easy feat, but definitely an enjoyable one. This game is a long-awaited entry into the franchise since its 11-year hiatus from No More Heroes 2. Travis Touchdown is back to defend a town from being taken over by an alien invasion.
One man against an army? Well, this game plays on the notion of the absurd and that’s what makes it entertaining. He’ll win (you’ll try your best to win) of course, just like every other hero that decides to fight off an entire army alone. Perhaps the best part of this game is that it brings back the franchise to the open-world format. Cue more weird fun as it releases on August 27.
Another highly anticipated game that has been making a lot of noise for the past year is Deathloop. Just watching the trailer and announcements could make you realise that this game is going to turn out to be a real treat. From the game’s design to gameplay, we’re really expecting to see a fun and exciting game when Deathloop releases.
Two people stuck in a time loop out to murder each other every day sounds like a chore, but there are little treats that make this game less repetitive than you might think. One is on a mission to break the time loop and the other doesn’t want the time loop to end, so naturally, they get in each other’s way. There are even options for you to join other players’ games and hunt them down, so that would be a fun treat. Deathloop releases on September 14th, so mark your calendars!
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
The best way to describe this game is Disney-like. Not in a childish way, of course just in terms of art style. That might sound controversial, but it does look and feels like a Disney movie. Kena is a spirit guide that uses her spiritual abilities to help the dead to move on to the spirit world. She can fight and defend against enemies with her magical staff (much like Gandalf).
The cute factor comes from the small companions you find along the way known as the Rot. The Rot can be directed to help you with tasks, and they can even help in battles when enemies are weakened enough. Best feature: they can be equipped with cute hats which just add to their cuteness level. Releasing August 24, make sure to check the game out for a whole new spiritual adventure!
Life is Strange: True Colours
A graphic novel adventure game and the fifth instalment in the Life is Strange series. Life is Strange: True Colours is going to be an emotional yet beautiful journey reflecting on the love and loss of our loved ones. This time, we take a peek into the life of Alex Chen as she uncovers the truth behind her brother’s passing through her ability to read and manipulate emotions.
It was beautifully received when Square Enix made it a part of their digital presentation back in March. In fact, it seems that we would be receiving the remastered version of the original Life is Strange and Life is Strange: Before The Storm this year as well, so stay tuned for that. Life is Strange: True Colours will be released on September 10th 2021.
Back 4 Blood
If you’re looking for another zombie game to gun down the undead in an attempt for survival, then you’ve found a winner. This also works if you’re just bored of playing Left4Dead and want something that’s a clone of Left4Dead (because honestly, it’s basically Left4Dead).
The main difference between the two is that Back 4 Blood has a cards feature where players need to build their deck with cards that could affect different elements of the gameplay. These elements range from health to damage, so choose wisely. There’s also an AI Director who can set back any progress you’ve made by sabotaging the game. Sounds fun? Well, it’s releasing on October 12th!
Far Cry 6
An upcoming FPS by Ubisoft and the sixth instalment in the franchise. This time Ubisoft takes us to a fictional Caribbean island called Yara under a dictatorship modelled by Giancarlo Esposito. We’re working on the guerilla opposition side that is fighting back against the regime to bring back democracy and freedom to the island.
Far Cry 6 will also be the biggest map that the franchise will release to date. The president of the island is also prepping his young son to take over his dictatorship, teaching him all the calculative ways to keep people in line. As Dani Rojas, you will need to stop all this from continuing and bring back the former glory of your beloved island. The game releases on October 7th.
There you go! Some of the most anticipated games that are still coming in 2021. Don’t give up hope, we’ve yet to see some of the most promising game releases of the year. Hopefully, there won’t be any more pushbacks and we’d get to see these marvellous game releases this year.
Do let us know in the comments below what games are you still waiting for, we’d love to hear from you!