Each year brings its share of new ideas with it, undermining the idea that today everything would be a remaster or a new iteration of a familiar and beloved logo in the video game world. 2021 should continue to prove it.
The Medium was developed for release on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii in 2012 and has taken a long hiatus. It waited for better technology to come out that would match the vision of the developers at Layers of Fear: the Bloober team. This psychological horror game gives you the opportunity to play as a medium able to travel between the real and the spiritual world, which should lead to puzzles that have to take advantage of the representations of the two universes.
- Genre: Adventure / horror
- Planned for: PC / Xbox series
Release date: January 28, 2021
PlayStation 5 will continue to host its exclusive products from the beginning of the year and Destruction AllStars will be released this coming February. The title, which will be offered as a free PlayStation Plus game for 2 months, lets you grab cars in an arena where you have to deal maximum damage to opponents on your way.
- Genre: Course / action
- Planned for: PS5
Release date: February 2021
Maybe you forgot the science fiction TPS mixed with the psychological horror returnal in the register of the exclusive Playstation 5. The player will play Selene, a space pilot who has just landed on a hostile alien planet and at the same time has a perfect excuse in a time warp to spray the adventure with villainous elements.
- Genre: Action – Rogue Like
- Planned for: PS5
- Release date: March 19, 2021
Amplitude is one of those studios with an impeccable reputation. Whether for the quality of its games (the Endless saga) or for the very attentive follow-up it shows by listening to its community, the French studio will return to its chosen area with humanity this year. 4X with a philosophy comparable to indebted civilization, however, humanity should maintain the personal approach to the genre of the studio already seen in the various works of Endless.
- Genre: 4X
- Planned for: PC / stages
Release date: April 22, 2021
The versatile Studio Arkane was best known for the Dishonored saga, which is sure to delight infiltration fans due to its aesthetics and the intelligence of its level design. After an equally good but more confidential booty, the studio is set to return to us this year with Deathloop, which you can play as Colt, an assassin trapped in a time warp and waking up on Blackreef Island. To break his curse, he must kill 8 targets in a day.
Games inspired by The Lord of the Rings, a series of books written by Tolkien and widely distributed by the Peter Jackson film trilogy, are Legion. However, Gollum, the central creature of the adventure, has not yet been over-exploited in the video game industry. This deficiency should be remedied by the Lord of the Rings Gollum. It is surprising that Daedalic, better known for its adventure games, is in control of development and the game should rely heavily on infiltration.
While Harry Potter is very popular with pop culture and popularity, he wasn’t always the best in the gaming world. Intending to rectify the situation, Hogwarts Legacy chooses the RPG approach to evolve its universe that will serve as a reminder at the end of the 19th century. You are following a Hogwarts student who will be able to choose his home and develop in a new open world.
If you were wondering what happened to 12 minutes, you know that we, too, are curious about what marked the Microsoft conference at E3 2019. The title is rather stingy and should be released later this year. He puts you in the shoes of a man who is (decidedly) stuck on a 12-minute time warp that he has to relive to find out why a man who shows up at his house accuses him of killing his father.
Ghostwire: Tokyo was developed by Tango GameWorks and is already responsible for the franchise company The Evil Within. It will be a first person action adventure game. In this universe, Tokyo is plagued by paranormal phenomena, the most notable consequence of which is the massive disappearance of the city’s citizens. This mystery, which seems to spare the animals, needs to be solved by you, thanks to both your psychic and your paranormal abilities.
It probably hasn’t escaped you, superheroes are on the rise and video games aren’t stingy on variations of titles with their prestigious names. The year 2021 will particularly welcome Gotham Knights, which will take place in a universe where Batman would be dead. To shed light on the circumstances surrounding his disappearance and bring Gotham justice, Batou’s partners Batgirl, Robin, Redhood and Nightwing are brought back into service.
The raid game has had a strong representative in the PayDay saga so far. This year you have to rely on Hood: Outlaws & Legends. This medieval title was developed by Sumo Digital and published by Focus. This medieval title allows you to act as rebels and bandits divided between gangs fighting for the title of legend by stealing from the rich to give to the poor. PvPvE, management and brutal confrontations should be on the program of this game, which is scheduled for next May.
Scorn has been on the radar of amateur players from Giger or Cronenberg’s approach to body horror for many years. And for good reason, Scorn, developed by Ebb Software, borrows its aesthetics largely from the two artists for a very disturbing, but also very fascinating rendering. Atmospheric FPS is the very first showcase of 4K / 60 FPS gameplay on the Xbox series and will be released later this year.
Inspired by the paper role-playing game Werewolf: The Apocalypse, the Earthblood version, as the name suggests, is developed by Cyanide and published by Nacon. The action RPG, scheduled for next February, puts you in the footsteps of Cahal, an eco-terrorist banished from his clan who is fighting the Pentex Corporation. The character will be able to switch from their human form to that of a werewolf, and the player will have to sit down with their avatar’s anger, which increases when faced with sources of anger.