The first few months of this year were relatively quiet for new games releases. But in the latter half of the year, lots of new releases are coming up. The list of upcoming games arriving on Switch, PC, new, and last-gen consoles is improving each passing month. Across all platforms, there are games for console and PC coming up. The developers are pushing the power of Xbox Series X and PS5. The Nintendo Switch will also have new releases.
Video games are yet to be released in 2021 –
Twelve Minutes –
Developed by Luis Antonio and published by Annapurna Interactive, this is an upcoming adventure game. The game is designed for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows. Small apartment suit and areas around it the game takes place. To solve a mystery, the player has to play through events of a 12-minute cycle repeatedly. The wife and husband share an apartment. The area includes the main living and kitchen area, their bathroom, and bedroom. During these events, players play as the husband, where he is free to do various actions. But a romantic evening turns into a nightmare when the police come and accuses the wife of murder. Before everything unfolded, the players returned to the moment. As the players go through each time loop, players have to work to change their faith and break the loop once and for all.
The game is scheduled to release on August 19, 2021.
Psychonauts 2 –
Published by Xbox Game Studios and developed by Double Fine, this is an upcoming platform video game. The Games Award 2015 ceremony was announced for Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PS4, Linux, and macOS. This will be a 3rd person platform game, and the player will control Raz. With powerful psychic abilities, he is a newly graduated Psychonaut. The player will use levitation, pyrokinesis, and telekinesis combined with more common platform game elements and explore the mental worlds of many non-player characters.
The game is scheduled to release on August 25, 2021.
Life is Strange: True Colors –
Published by Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. and developed by Deck Nine, this is an upcoming graphic adventure video game. The game will be released for PS4, PS5, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Stadia. In the Life is Strange series, it’s the 5th installment and 3rd mainline game. Alex Chen the plot focuses on. She is a young woman who can experience the emotions of others, and she tries to solve the mystery behind her brother’s death.
The game is scheduled to release on September 10, 2021.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits –
Developed and published by Ember Lab, this is an upcoming action-adventure game. The plot follows Kena, a young spirit guide. To help people, deceased people move from the physical to the spirit world uses are magical abilities. The game is presented through 3rd person perspective. The player uses Kena’s staff to attack enemies, and defending against attack uses her pulse ability. They have to collect Rot (small spirit companions), who help battle against enemies and complete tasks. The game will be released for PS4, PS5, Microsoft Windows.
The game is scheduled to release on September 21, 2021.
Published by Raw Fury and developed by Shedworks, this is an upcoming open-world exploration video game. The game will be released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox series X/S, macOS. The player plays a young girl Sable. To return to her nomadic clan, she searches for a fitting rite-of-passage mask. The game has no set storyline or combat. It lay stress on the discovery, puzzle-solving, traversing sand dunes and ruins. Parts of the game are customizable.
The game is scheduled to release on September 23, 2021.
Far Cry 6 –
Published by Ubisoft and developed by Ubisoft Toronto, this is an upcoming 1st person shooter game. In the Far Cry series, it’s the 6th main installment. The game is for PS4, PS5, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Stadia, Amazon Luna and is set on Yara, a fictional Caribbean island. The island is ruled as a dictatorship by “El Presidente” Antón Castillo, raising his son Diego to follow his rule. The player takes the role of Dani Rojas (guerilla fighter), attempting to remove Castillo from power and his regime.
The game is scheduled to release on October 7, 2021.
Metroid Dread –
Developed by Nintendo EPD, MercurySteam is an upcoming adventure action game. The game is designed for Nintendo Switch. It is set after the events of Metroid Fashion 2 (2002). The player controls Samus Aran (bounty hunter) as on the planet ZDR, she faces a new robotic enemy. In 2000 Dread was conceived as a Nintendo DS game but was canceled due to technical limitations.
The game is scheduled to release on October 8, 2021.
Back 4 Blood –
Published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and developed by Turtle Rock Studios, this is an upcoming multiplayer 1st person shooter game. The game is designed for PS4, PS5, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One. It is a spiritual successor to Left For Dead since it is developed by the original game creators and features largely identical gameplay. It was announced at the Game Awards 2020. It is a four-player cooperative game and eight players in a PvP mode. Players need to build their deck with cards at the start of each level that adjust various elements of gameplay. To hinder the player’s progress, the AI Director will also use Corruption cards. The AI can increase the horde’s size, activate a fog effect, and spawn extra enemies.
The game is scheduled to release on October 12, 2021.
Battlefield 2042 –
Published by Electronic Arts and developed by DICE, this is an upcoming 1st person shooter video game. In the Battlefield series, it is the 7th installment and successor to Battlefied V (2018). The game is developed for PS4, PS5, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and will be multiplayer-only and will not feature a single-player campaign. A huge 128 player battle will be there in the game via its all-out warfare modes Conquest and Breakthrough. There are vast, dynamic maps set across the globe along with gameplay challenges and ever-changing battle conditions. The players will be forced to adapt to things like rocket launches, tornadoes, sandstorms.
The game is scheduled to release on October 22, 2021.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy –
Published by Square Enix and developed by Eidos-Montréal, This is an upcoming action-adventure video game. The game is based on the Marvel Comics Guardians of the Galaxy comic book series. It is designed for PS4, PS5, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch. The player will be playing as Star-Lord, leading the Guardians to try to save the universe from a problem of their own creation. The player will have to make decisions for the team and will be able to command them in battle too.
The game is scheduled to release on October 26, 2021.
Age of Empires 4 –
This is an upcoming real-time strategy video game published by Xbox Game Studios and developed by Relic Entertainment. In the Age of Empires series, it is the 4th installment. Game events are set to be in the Middle Ages. They will explore history once again with a campaign set across eight civilizations across history from Genghis Khan and his conquest of Asia and Arc against the English. Players need to build cities, manage resources, and lead their troops into battle on land and sea. Over 500 years of history, there are 35 missions and four distinct campaigns.
The game is scheduled to release on October 28, 2021.