Upcoming Games Of 2022: The Most Awaited

With E3 2019 behind us and the summer beginning, it is time to start looking forward to 2021! Every year after E3, we put together a mega list of our most anticipated upcoming games for the next year. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 most anticipated upcoming games of 2021.

With a new PlayStation and Xbox slated to come out in late 2021, next year is undeniably going to be an exciting year in gaming. There will be plenty of new games releasing on the current generation of consoles, but also tons of awesome titles releasing on the next generation consoles that we really don’t know that much about yet!

Until these new games rotate in you can still claim December’s Games with Gold: Insane Robots, Jurassic World Evolution, Toy Story 3, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate HD.

The Games with Gold are included with your Gold subscription, which enables Xbox Live online play. But you’re also a Live member if you have Game Pass Ultimate, which entitles you to Game Pass games on Xbox One and PC. That subscription is getting some heavy-hitters this week including Pillars of Eternity and The Witcher 3.

Xbox Games With Gold for January 2021

  • Styx: Shards of Darkness (January 1-31)
  • Batman: The Telltale Series (January 16-February 15)
  • Tekken 6 (January 1-15)
  • Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (January 16-31)

For a full list of every single game releasing in 2021, check out our 2021 video game release schedule.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Developer: CyberConnect2
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Release Date: January 16, 2021
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Genre: RPG

Formerly known as Dragon Ball ProjectZ, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot was officially announced at E3 2019 and is set to release sometime early 2021. Currently, there really isn’t anything known about this game except that is coming out in 2021 and Goku, Vegeta, and the rest of the gang will be there for the adventure.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Developer: Moon Studios
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Release Date: February 11, 2020
Platform: Xbox One, PC
Genre: Action-Adventure/Platformer

Announced at E3 2017, Ori and the Will of the Wisps is one of the most anticipated games of the beginning of 2021.  It serves as a direct sequel to the 2015 hit Ori and the Blind Forest and will be coming to Xbox One and PC on February 11, 2021. The game features new movement abilities, a sequential upgrade system, and autosaves, which has been requested by fans. Let’s not forget about the incredibly well-done visuals and likely heart-wrenching story that we’re expecting to see. Hopefully, Ori and the Will of the Wisps will live up to the hype!

Gods and Monsters

Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: February 25, 2020 DELAYED, TBA
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Switch, Stadia
Genre: Action/Adventure

Gods and Monsters is a new Ubisoft title that is being developed by the Assassin’s Creed Odyssey team. The game gives off a Breath of the Wild feel with its art style, which has lots of fans excited. During the E3 2019 Ubisoft conference, the publisher revealed the new game and dished out a February 25, 2021 release date.

In Gods and Monsters, players will be able to encompass the power of the gods to help save them from one of the most deadly creatures in Greek mythology. The gods have given players some awesome powers to help them defeat their enemy, Typhon. Since the game was just recently announced at the time of writing this, there is still a lot that is unknown about the game, but hopefully, we will learn more soon.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Developer: Square Enix
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Platform: PlayStation 4
Genre: RPG

Paying homage to the original Final Fantasy VII, which released back in 1997, the Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to release on March 3, 2021. Fans have been clamoring for a remake of this beloved Final Fantasy game for years, and now the finish line is finally in sight – at least, so we thought before reading Kotaku’s hands-on impressions.

Watch Dogs Legion

Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Release Date: March 6, 2020 DELAYED, TBA
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia
Genre: Action-Adventure

Perhaps one of the most exciting announcements from E3 2019, to our surprise, was Watch Dogs Legion, which was officially unveiled during the Ubisoft press conference after being leaked the week before by a well-known retailer. Watch Dogs Legion will take place in a post-Brexit London. The game will follow a London based hacker group, known as DedSec, as they try to fight the new London authority. This will be the third installment to the Watch Dogs series and it was originally slated to release on March 6, 2021 but was recently delayed, alongside a few of Ubisoft’s other upcoming games. If you weren’t previously interested in the Watch Dogs franchise before, we have a strong feeling that Legion is going to be the game that does it for you.

Animal Crossing New Horizons

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Release Date: March 20, 2021
Platform: Switch
Genre: Simulation

Animal Crossing fans are going to have to wait a little bit longer than expected to get their hands on the upcoming Animal Crossing New Horizons title after it was delayed from a 2019 release to 2021.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Developer: Hardsuit Labs
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Release Date: March 31, 2021
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Genre: Action/RPG

Based on the popular tabletop game, Vampire: The Masquerade, Bloodlines 2 is set in a setting known as the World of Darkness. The game will follow the story of a human from Seattle, who wakes up as a vampire after being killed. Upon realizing they are now a vampire, players must upgrade their powers and join one of the five blood clans. You can find out which clan you want to join when Bloodlines 2 releases on March 31, 2021.

Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

Developer: Purple Lamp Studios
Publisher: THQ Nordic
Release Date: Q1 2021
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Switch
Genre: Action-Adventure/Platformer

Originally released back in 2003, everyone’s favorite yellow sponge is getting rehydrated and heading to the current generation of consoles! Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is considered a cult classic by many, and features Spongebob and his friends as they try to collect spatulas and save Bikini Bottom. Utterly ridiculous – but in a good way!

System Shock

System Shock

Developer: Night Dive Studios
Publisher: Night Dive Studios
Release Date: Q1 2021
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Genre: Action/RPG

Serving as a remake of the 1994 game, System Shock is an upcoming remake that is set to release in Q1 2021. After being in development for a while, System Shock was put on hold in February 2018 while Nightdive reassesses its directions and goals. The development has since picked back up and will hopefully go smoothly until release.

In System Shock, players will play as a renowned hacker who is considered by many to be the best in the business. However, after a hack goes wrong, you find yourself indebted to a greedy executive. A few months later, after waking up from a coma, the world around you has changed and feels abandoned, even though it isn’t.

The Last of Us Part II

Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony
Release Date: February 21, 202Delayed to May 29, 2021
Platform: PlayStation 4
Genre: Action-Adventure/Horror/Survival

The Last of Us Part II was announced during a PlayStation event in December 2016 and is set to release sometime in Q1 2021. Serving as a sequel to the popular 2013 PlayStation exclusive – which, by the way, is on our list of the best zombie games of all-time – the game will take place 5 years after the events of its predecessor and follow the story of an older version of the main character, Ellie (which we now know is the only playable character this time around).

Marvel’s Avengers

Developer: Crystal Dynamics
Publisher: Square Enix
Release Date: May 15, 2020
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia
Genre: Action/Adventure

For months, rumors have been swirling around about a new Avengers game. At E3 2019, Square Enix took to the stage to unveil the first ever trailer and release date for its new game, Marvel’s Avengers, which will be releasing on May 15, 2020.

Marvel’s Avengers will begin at the events of A-Day, the unveiling of the new Avengers HQ in San Francisco. However, after a quick turn of events which results in the death of civilians, the Avengers officially disband. Fast forward five years later, and all superheroes are now outlawed. However, a recent world event puts humanity at risk, and the only hope is to reassemble the Avengers.

Minecraft Dungeons

Developer: Mojang
Publisher: Mojang
Release Date: Q2 2020
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Switch
Genre: Action/Adventure

Minecraft Dungeons is a bit different than your traditional Minecraft title, as there is no building, crushing, or crafting. Instead, the game will feature dungeon crawling, with dungeons filled full of traps, monsters, puzzles, and treasures.

Minecraft Dungeons was announced in September 2018 and got an official release window during E3 2019. This is one of many spin off games from the Minecraft series. However, it is in a league of its own as Minecraft is concerned, since it is a dungeon crawler. Unfortunately, fans will have to wait for Q2 2020 to find out just how different Minecraft Dungeons will be!

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