As we all know, 2020 is finally closed, and 2021 is started. Today, we are going to tell you about the video games to be launched in January 2021. But January 2021 may not have as too many big games to be introduced as recent months have had, this month has some great titles for the video game lovers to look forward to.
There is also a lot more variety of big games in January 2021. Video game “Hitman” lovers can look forward to the return of the latest installment of the long-running “Hitman” franchise to a brand new horror IP, which is from the Bloober Team. This remains to be interesting to see these games whether or not live up to the anticipation. And this also going to be very interesting to see if they fall or float.
So, here is the list of the biggest video game releases of January 2021.
1. Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game- Complete Edition (14th January)
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game was based on the Scott Pilgrim franchise that was launched in 2010 for the digital marketplace. This video game was available for four years. In December 2014 due to some licensing issues, no one could buy this game. Since Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game was de-listed, fans continuously have been asking for its comeback, and here is the new year gift for them.
This new version of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game-Complete Edition not only gives rise to a modern platform but also features both DLC packs. This means fans will also get extra content like Knives Chau and Wallace Wells as payable characters, Dodge Ball, online multiplayer support, and the Battle Royal game modes.
It is possible that this game eventually will be de-listed and rolled back in the vault. So, anyone, who is interested should make it a point to shop it when they can. This game is going to be launched on January 14 for PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, and Stadia.
2. Dragonborne (January 2021)
Dragonborne is a JRPG, which is going to be released in January 2021 for the Nintendo Game Boy. This game is also synonymous with Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance. In this, Players will step into the shield of Kris, who sets the journey to expose his father, the greatest Dragon Slayer of all time.
However, orders for physical copies are presently sold out. Fans can purchase the windows version or a rom on the developer’s website. The developer of Dragonborne is Spacebot Interactive.
3. Hitman 3 (20th January)
This is going to be launched on 20th January for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Hitman 3 is the first step of IO Interactive into the world of next-gen gaming. Those who have played the first two games of the Hitman franchise can carry over their content to Hitman 3, while the new installment of the game will add execution of brand new locations and missions to complete of its own. Fans, who play Hitman 3 on PlayStation will also be able to check out the game’s virtual reality modes by using the PlayStation VR headset.
This is the cross-gen title, so, fans who want to get the most of the experience will play the game on PlayStation5 or Xbox Series X. The next-gen version of Hitman 3 includes 4k resolution, 60 frames per second, and much faster load times when compared to its past (current-gen) counterparts. PS5 seems to be the perfect way to play the game. Hitman 3 will not only have all these next-gen updates but it will also support the unique facilities of the PS5’s DualSense controller.
4. Cyber Shadow (26th January)
Earlier, Nintendo hosted a surprise Indie World Showcase event. During the event, there is a quite few titles were shown off, but one title managed to create a bit more buzz than most of the others. This buzz creating title was none other than, Cyber Shadow. It is an 8-bit throwback video game. This is developed by Mechanical Head Studios and published by Shovel Knight’s Yacht Club Games. Cyber Shadow is similar to the NES Ninja Gaiden games. This is the blend of action-oriented side-scrolling gameplay with the style progression- Metroidvania.
Cyber Shadow will be functional for PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One launched on January 26. In this game, there is a ninja cyborg, whose name is Shadow. Shadow’s gang has been caught by robotic lives. By rescuing their gang members, players gain access to new capacities that will not only help them in battle but also assist in the general environment traversal as well, and here the inspiration of Metroidvania comes into play. Cyber Shadow has already been gained a lot of popularity since its impressive Indie World Showcase presentation appeared. Now, fans don’t have to wait much longer to find out whether it stands up to their expectations or not.
5. Atelier Ryza 2: The Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy (26th January)
This series is not much popular or might not be one too many people are familiar with. But this is the franchise’s 22nd entrance, which is ready to be launched on the 26th of January 2021. Atelier Ryza 2: The Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy is the sequel of Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout, which was introduced in 2019. This series is a JRPG series centered around alchemy (chemistry).In fact The developer of Atelier Ryza 2 is Koei Tecmo or Gust Studios. In this, players must head out, explore damages and fight rivals to find out the secrets of alchemy.
This will be for platforms like Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5.
6. Olija (28th January)
This unique video game is introduced by Skeleton Crew Studio or Developer Digital on January 28. This game is centered around a shipwrecked Faraday who has found himself in the country of Terraphage. Moreover, This Terraphage land is a total mystery to him and his fellow abandoned sailors. Faraday, utilizing a legendary weapon and must discover a way to run out from the dangerous land of Terraphage. This extraordinary video game will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
7. The Pedestrian (TBA)
It is a distinct platformer or game. In this, players control a stick figure that travels through a 3D world in a 2D room. Originally, it has already launched in 2020 for PC, but in January 2021, The Pedestrian is set to make its debut for PlayStation. A specific date for its release has not been announced yet. Right around the corner of January 2021, PlayStation gamers should find it out more sooner. The Pedestrian is functional now on PC and will be introduced on PS4 and PS5 in January 2021.