Games That Will Wrap Up 2021
We are almost done with this year, and so many amazing games have been released already like Resident Evil Village, Monster Hunter: Rise, Hitman 3, and many more!
However, we still have September to December, which means we still have four more months of amazing game releases! Thus, we have consolidated all the big titles that will be coming out in these four months while providing ample reasons for you to get hyped and play these games once they come out.
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Tales of Arise (September 10)
The new game in the ‘Tales of’ series by Bandai Namco, Tales of Arise, is one of the most waited games for both JRPG and the series’ fans.
One of the major changes is that the game was developed using Unreal Engine 4 rather than its in-house engine, which past ‘Tales of’ games were using, and this brought a much vibrant and higher quality in terms of its visuals. The anime sequences for the game were produced by Ufotable, just like previous titles of the series.
As for the gameplay, Tales of Arise will still have the staple Linear Motion Battle System that the series has been known for but with more focus on dodging and counterattacks, which makes each battle fast-paced and fun when you finally perform combos against enemies. Other new gameplay features will be farming activities like raising animals and even fishing!
Deathloop (September 14)
Arkane Studios, the studio that developed the highly acclaimed Dishonored series, is giving us another game that has the same vibe, but is entirely different, which they named Deathloop.
From what we can see in the gameplay previews, the concept is that the protagonist, Colt, has the task to kill 8 targets or Visionaries within 24 hours to break the loop, otherwise, the whole day will reset. Basically, you are stuck in a time loop, and you have to know and find out the visionaries’ movements, schedules, and create the perfect plan to kill all of them within the time limit to finish the game.
There are also abilities in the game that fans of the studio will feel at home with like the Shift ability, which you can use to travel to a short distance. This is similar to the Blink ability in Dishonored. There is also Reprise, the ability to rewind once you die. However, you can only do this in a number of tries, and after that, the loop will reset.
Deathloop also has multiplayer, which may sound weird, but apparently, one of the visionaries is going to hunt you down to stop your mission. This visionary, Julianna, can be controlled by AI (single-player) or another player (multiplayer). It means you can mess with other players and hunt them to make their missions significantly harder.
New World (September 28)
Amazon’s biggest game, New World, is something MMO fanatics have been waiting for since last year, but unfortunately, the game keeps getting delayed until this September.
Unlike other MMOs, New World does not have any class system, but instead, it utilizes Weapon Mastery, and there are several weapons in this game such as sword, spear, axe, bow, musket, staff. As you use a specific weapon class more, the more proficient you become in using it, and it is entirely independent of your character’s attribute levels, which are strength, dexterity, intelligence, focus, and constitution. These attributes will make your character better in their own right while mastering weapons will provide you passive and active skills.
New World’s gameplay is more similar to an action RPG like Dark Souls, which means it has a higher skill ceiling as you have to dodge and strike the hitbox of your enemies to deal damage. This will make PvP extremely fun, as even low-level players can outmaneuver high-level players.
There is so much to be excited about in this game like settlements (your own home), expeditions (raids) and crafting.
Far Cry 6 (October 7)
The Far Cry series has been a staple Ubisoft title for the past decade, and the 6th instalment will be released in October. We only saw a glimpse of what the game looked like, but it seems like it will be similar to its predecessors, but this time it’s set in a fictional Caribbean Island, Yara.
You will play as a revolutionary, Dani Rojas. You can now choose their gender at the start of the game it seems, but that seems to be the only customization based on what we have seen. Being a rebel in the game means that your actions may have consequences, so it will be exciting to see how the world would change depending on how you tackle a mission.
Far Cry 6 will also have its very first urban city, which is the capital city of Yara, Esperanza. This means that it will have tall buildings which are not found in previous instalments. The Fangs for Hire feature is also coming back in the game, but this time, it only consists of animal companions like a crocodile and a dog.
Metroid Dread (October 8)
Finally! After almost 2 decades, we will finally get a Metroid game that is directly connected to the overall story of the franchise!
Metroid Dread is set after the events of Metroid Fusion, which means Samus will have to take on a new mission, which is to investigate Planet ZDR. Similar to its predecessors, the game will feature a large world that Samus will explore. Although, in this case, there will be more nonlinear exploration you can do, and it may lead you to better equipment that you can use in the game.
As for the gameplay, it is mostly played in 2D with 3D visuals. Therefore, it plays similarly to its predecessors but with new gameplay mechanics such as avoiding a new indestructible opponent called Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifier (E.M.M.I) robots. The only way to defeat these enemies is to find a device called Central Units, which will temporarily power up her cannon to defeat the E.M.M.I robots.
The game looks fantastic based on the announcement trailer in E3. Of course, if you are a fan of the past Metroid games, you would want this game to be in 2D anyway.
Back 4 Blood (October 12)
The spiritual successor of Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood, is set to release this October as well. It is a brand-new IP from Turtle Rock Studios, the same studio that developed the memorable Left 4 Dead series.
Back 4 Blood is a 4-player co-op that puts the players into the shoes of the Cleaners to fight against the hordes of Ridden, the infected enemies. The game has its sets of campaigns that you and your friends can play, but there is also something called The Game Director, which adjusts the gameplay randomly to provide a fresh experience every time.
There will be competitive multiplayer as well, in which teams will take places between playing as the Cleaners and Riddens.
Battlefield 2042 (October 22)
Battlefield 2042 is the first current-generation Battlefield game, so it is expected that there will be new and better modes to accommodate the new systems.
First of all, there will be no single-player campaign in this game, which is unfortunate. However, there are massive changes for the multiplayer modes. 128-player maps are one of the big changes in Battlefield 2042, which is twice the maximum number of players of the previous generation. PS4 and Xbox One will still get 64 players.
There will be specialists instead of being locked into a class. It will provide a very unique device depending on the specialist you choose, while you can customize your loadouts.
As for the game modes, we have All-Out warfare, which is the typical Conquest and Breakthrough game modes we have seen in the previous instalments. Hazard zone is more of a tactical game mode, but nothing has been shown yet. Finally, we have Battlefield Portal, which lets players create their own in-depth custom games.
Marvel’s Guardians of The Galaxy (October 26)
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel’s games that has been in development for quite some time. It is being developed by Eidos Montreal, which is known for Shadow of Tomb Raider.
Apparently, the game is going to be solely a single-player journey, which is a nice touch, and players will be playing as Star-Lord only, so we do hope the AI for the supporting cast will be good.
Choices will be a major factor in the story as this will affect both the story and your relationship with other Guardians.
Call of Duty: Vanguard (November 5)
While Battlefield 2042 is set in the future, the upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard is set in the World War II era. There will also be a campaign mode in the game, which is shown in the trailer released back in August.
Not much is shown in the trailer, but it is confirmed that the multiplayer mode will have 20 maps at launch. There will also be Champion Hill mode, which is a 2v2 Gunfight mode among 8 teams that will be pitted against each other until there is only one team.
Of course, there will be a Zombie Mode in this game too.
Dying Light 2 Stay Human (December 7)
After so many delays, Dying Light 2 Stay Human has a fixed release date. We do hope it is not going to be delayed anymore though.
What we do know about this sequel is it is set 15 years after the first game, and the city is full of factions and zombies. The game has a bigger map as well and based on the trailers, parkouring from one place to another is more fun and exhilarating.
Narrative choices also play a huge role considering the multiple factions in the game, so it is not as linear as the first game, which makes the game more dynamic and adds more replayability.
Halo Infinite (December 8)
Halo Infinite is probably one of the biggest launches for the Xbox Series X/S, and it is one of the reasons why they delayed the game this much as well.
We have not seen much about the game, but it has been confirmed that other features will be released post-launch such as Campaign Co-op or Forge mode. Despite this, players will be able to enjoy the game as you can still play the game solo, and the world is huge and has more open space that you can explore.
Additionally, the multiplayer is free-to-play, which means that the game will have a longer life with a Battle Pass feature and Seasons to keep the player base engaged.
These are the biggest game releases before the year ends. Of course, many games are being released alongside these games, so let us know what game you are excited about that is going to be released before we reach 2022!
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