Its no doubt that there amazing games that are getting geared up for release, and a good chunk of them are hopefully coming next year 2021. let’s dive right in, oh and Happy Holidays by the way.
The Ascent is a loot-based RPG that can be played solo or in either local or online co-op. The game sees you fight through the violence-filled districts of a cyberpunk-influenced world, one where your home is threatened by gangs following the mysterious shutdown of mega-corporation The Ascent Group and the loss of all automated security systems. The Ascent is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2021, unfortunately we could not confirm if it’s showing up for the PS5 too.
The Big Con
The Big Con is a colorful adventure game set in ’90s America. You play as Ali, a teenager trying to save her mother’s video store, which owes a massive debt to some gangsters. you can acquire money anyway you can think of, bribe a cop, sell items more than their actual worth, or just get creative, if you catch my drift 😉 The Big Con launches for Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2021. we will still update you guys on any new development, so stay with us on twitter
Chinatown Detective Agency
Chinatown Detective Agency sees you play as Amira Darma, INTERPOL agent turned private eye, whose case work takes them across 2032 Singapore and then the world at large. Investigations require real-world detective work, you’ll have to actually bring up Google or crack open a book and use what you learn to inform how to process the in-game evidence. While investigating, you’ll also have to build and manage your network of contacts and hire staff, forcing you to balance your time between your job and your relationships. Chinatown Detective Agency is coming to PC in “early 2021.”
Dustborn is a story-driven action-adventure game about a group of misfits on a road trip in 2030 post-infodemic America. You play as Pax, a con-artist tasked with transporting a package across the country, something that won’t exactly be easy considering you’re four-months pregnant and not everyone on the road is exactly friendly. Thankfully, you possess superpowers and a loyal crew that has your back. Dustborn is scheduled to release for Xbox Series X|S, PS5, and PC “soon.” no confirmed date, stay with us on twitter
Hollow Knight: Silksong
Hollow Knight: Silksong looks to build on the superb design of its predecessor, offering another soulslike metroidvania that takes place in a gorgeous interconnected world and features a cast of bug, fungal, and arachnid characters that run the gamut of cute to terrifying. In Hollow Knight: Silksong, you play as Hornet, the secondary protagonist of the first game, who becomes trapped in an unfamiliar kingdom. In order to escape, she must ascend to the top. Hollow Knight: Silksong is scheduled to launch for Switch and PC, it doesn’t have an actual confirmed release date yet.
I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
Developed by wife-and-husband team Sarah and Colin Northway, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist is a narrative-focused life sim with deck building-focused combat. You start the game as an adolescent living in a colony on another planet and then decide how you want to live your life. Study hard? Go out and fight monsters? Spend all day flirting? It’s up to you, but your choices will have consequences.I Was a Teenage Exocolonist is scheduled to launch for PC in 2021.
In this fascinating game Last Stop, you play as three different characters, whose stories all connect in a mysterious way. John is jealous of his bachelor neighbor’s lifestyle, waking up one day to find they’ve both switched bodies. Meena is a ruthless business woman who stumbles upon a mystery hidden in the company she works for. And Donna bites off more than she can chew when she and her friends investigate a man who appears to be kidnapping women. Last Stop is coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC in 2021. I’m prety sure y’all would love it.
Little Nightmares II
In Little Nightmares II, you play as Mono, a paper bag-wearing boy trying to survive a journey across a land that’s home to monstrously grotesque individuals. Mono is joined by Six, the protagonist of the first Little Nightmares, and together the two must work as a team to solve platforming challenges and puzzles, usually while some creepy monster is trying to shoot, strangle, break, or eat them. Little Nightmares II is set to launch for Xbox One, PS4, Switch, and PC on February 11, and for Xbox Series X|S and PS5 later in 2021, and it also cost $29.99, so we’re all set.
Martha is Dead
In the thrilling game Martha is Dead, you travel to Tuscany in 1944 in order to receive the body of your dead twin sister. It’s revealed your sister has drowned–murdered for some unforeseen reason–forcing you to confront the internal turmoil of your grief at the same time that you must acknowledge the external turmoil of World War II, which is creeping ever closer to you. Martha is Dead is planned to launch for Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and PC in 2021.
A time loop-focused thriller, 12 Minutes sees you learn that your wife is pregnant before a police officer breaks into the apartment, accuses your wife of murder, and kills her. You’re then sent back 12 minutes into the past and are given free reign to try and influence the outcome of events before they reset again. You aren’t given an explicit goal; it’s up to you to figure out what the best outcome to the time loop is. 12 Minutes is scheduled to launch for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC in 2021.
There you have the top 10 games to keep an eye out for 2021, this next year is gonna be filled with many many upcoming games, but at least maybe you did find an eye catching one here. To support me the writer, drop a follow on nerdvoid twitter’s handle, and subscribe to our newsletter, it’ll help a LOT. Thanks for reading.