Big 2021 game releases we can't wait to play
2020 has hit us all hard. Many movies that were supposed to make 2020 a great year for cinema have been postponed (yes, we are talking about you, Mr. Bond) and the same goes for games. Working from home has proven to take quite some time to really sink in. So 2020 might not have been great when it comes to movie or game releases. However, with a new year around the corner, there are so many more games to look forward to.
Life might not feel as exciting anymore staying inside, but Agent 47 will change that. In Hitman 3 you have the important task to not just silently kill, but also solve a murder mystery. Hitman 3 seems to throw all kinds of environments our way: Dubai skyscrapers and English manors. No time to enjoy those settings out in the open, cause Agent 47 can’t be attracting any attention. He has to be stealthy. Hitman III marks the end of the World of Assassination trilogy and it is said to be a pretty dramatic ending.
Dying Light 2
This game is basically on the top of our list when it comes to games to look forward to. The first game was an overnight success (pun intended) and the sequel is expected to be just as good. Or even better, as it allows you to have more control over what your character choses to do. Those choices also have their effect on the zombie infested game world. Plus, Dying Light 2 is no longer ‘now’: it is way more futuristic, which means the developers could really draw outside the lines. Just the way we like it.
Evil Genius 2
This is another sequel we are looking forward to. The first Evil Genius was released in 2004, so it has been a while. Game studio Rebellion is offering us a new game, but we are going to do the exact same thing: build an island lair and hire minions to do our dirty work. The world is your strange oyster in Evil Genius, and boy does it feel good to crack it open and destroy everything but the pearl. Though if you are a real Evil Genius, you will probably destroy that too. Just because it is so much fun.
Kerbal Space Program 2
Kerbal Space Program is often named as one of the best PC games ever. It is all about space: building rockets, flying them straight into orbit, starting up colonies, space stations etc. If you have tried Kerbal Space Program and found it a bit tough to get into, the sequel will probably be more suitable for you. It promises to explain a bit more about space and its mechanics. Though you might not be thrilled to see another sequel in this list, this one is pretty exciting: there is a whole new studio set up just to develop Kerbal Space Program 2.
Double Fine studios has been a darling for quite a while. They had huge success with Psychonauts and there is no reason to doubt if Psychonauts 2 will deliver the same fun. We look forward to seeing main man Razputin Aquato again, who is on its way to becoming an acrobat turned spy. He will still use his agility and combine it with his psychic gift to check who is the mole infiltrating the organization. It’s a dirty job but we look forward to doing it!
The name Outriders may not ring a bell, but the studio behind Bulletstorm and Gears of War Judgement is behind it, so we trust this game to be an action packed blockbuster. Outriders is a co-op shooter, but not with a crazy or lighthearted vibe. Outriders promises to be dark and very much sci-fi, which is a setting many gamers love. Together with one or two friends you are Outriders, people that have to survive living on a hostile planet. Of course they can’t just do that with their bare hands: they get great guns to kill off any enemy that threatens their lives.
Resident Evil Village
The eighth big Resident Evil game is upon us and gamers all over the world are excited about it. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard was awesome and Resident Evil Village promises to be even greater. Its story starts a few years after Biohazard ended and promises to deliver real scares. It’s dark, it’s realistic and it will give you that eerie feeling that horror games are supposed to do. Hopefully combined with some gore and a jump scare here and there.
Unfortunately a lot later than anyone would have wanted, as it was supposed to be THE big launch title for Microsofts Xbox Series X, we are looking forward to play a lot of Halo Infinite in 2021. The new Halo game has been criticized for its retro graphics, which might be why the release date of the game has been pushed back. The iconic Microsoft shooter picks up where Halo 5: Guardians ended and from what we’ve heard this is going to be the biggest Halo project ever. The game might even go in a totally different direction. We can’t wait to see what direction that would be.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Ninja Theory’s first Senua-game has totally blown us away. Not just the graphics and the great game mechanics, but the story behind it too. Senua offers us insight in her psyche and as she is struggling with trauma and a disorder, it is a bumpy but very emotional ride. You literally go through hell with Senua and apparently she has some unfinished business down there. We haven’t heard too much about Hellblade 2 yet, but it will probably offer a great action-adventure setting combined with dark subjects within the viking world.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many more games to come. Hopefully some new IP’s, to really celebrate the brand new game consoles that have just come out.