BY MEGAN MCAMIS: 2021 could be a huge year for video games. The Xbox Series consoles and PlayStation 5 should receive some much-needed next-generation-quality exclusive titles, Nintendo is bound to have a few surprises and the PC will undoubtedly be blessed with a plethora of indie smash hits in addition to some AAA blockbusters.
Here are the 5 games coming in 2021 that I’m most excited for.
Pokémon Snap — April 30th
I have been so excited for a new Pokémon Snap game since it was first announced. I adored the original, and while I found it hard as a kid, I can’t wait to dive into the nostalgia as an adult. I am also excited for the addition of new Pokémon to the game; the original generation will always hold a special place in my heart, but there are some really cool Mons in later generations that I adore just as much. This is probably the game I’m most excited for this year, mostly because of the connection I had with the original, but also just because I’m a huge Pokenerd and love anything I can get my hands on.
New World — August 31st
New World is an MMORPG from Amazon Games that focuses on defeating an ancient evil bent on the destruction of all living things. Naturally, this means the big bad reanimates fallen warriors and beasts to fight for it, or at least that’s what I got from the teaser trailer. The game has beautiful artwork, impressive graphics, and the option to join up with other players or try it on your own. I am definitely looking forward to this game, especially since I’ve had an itch for a good MMO for a while.
Resident Evil Village — May 7th
We’ve all seen the memes and heard the jokes. But in all seriousness, Resident Evil Village looks incredible. The Resident Evil series has always been an industry-leader in storytelling, and Village is on track with keeping with that tradition. The trailer itself watches like a movie, and gameplay looks incredible. I will definitely be purchasing this one on release.
Seed of Life — TBA
Seed of Life follows Cora, a girl alone on a desolate planet, desperately trying to use the Seed to bring life back to her planet. Honestly, the artwork and gameplay for this one looks gorgeous and I’m kind of getting Twilight Princess vibes from it. It looks like the kind of game that I will definitely get lost in for hours once I have it, and I am so ready for it.
Haven — TBA
Haven looks interesting because of its mix of open-world and visual novel aspects. You follow Yu and Kay, two people in love, as they try to navigate this alien planet and survive. The most important aspect about them is their bond, and how they work together to accomplish their goals. It looks unique, and in today’s world of sequels (I know, I know, I listed sequels in this article, but they do look awesome) it’s a breath of fresh air. Plus, the artwork is gorgeous, and the mechanics look interesting. I cannot wait to try this game out.
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