HAPPY NEW YEAR! Yes, we finally said goodbye to the horrid 2020, and usher in the hopeful 2021. Although, to be fair, last year in Gaming wasn't all bad. Despite all the delays to major games and E3/Evo's cancellation, we still got some great triple-A games, a few hidden indie gems (Hades, Fall Guys), and two brand new next-gen consoles 2021 has a lot to live up to. So, how's the first month looking? Here are the games we recommend you keep an eye this January:
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game -Complete edition (Jan. 14)
When Scott Pilgrim VS The World: The Game first arrived on the old Xbox Live back in 2010 I wasn't interested. It took an unexpected viewing of the tie-in movie to get me searching high and low for a used Xbox 360 to enjoy this fun 2D brawler. The game was de-listed in 2014 but is making a return to all current consoles this January 14.
Hitman 3 (Jan. 20)
If you have never heard about this long-running stealth-action game series or its bald-headed protagonist Agent 44, where have you been? Since it's birth during the PS2 era, the Hitman series has amassed a massive cult following even spawning two Hollywood movies. Now, the 3rd game in the Series is set to launch on all current consoles (even the Switch!) this month.
CYBER SHADOW (jAN 26)
If Cyberpunk 2077 was too much of a buggy mess for you to enjoy how about giving Cyber Shadow a twirl? The is an upcoming side-scrolling action-platform video game created by Finnish indie developer Mechanical Head Studios and published by Yacht Club Games. Featuring an 8-bit aesthetic, it follows a cybernetic ninja named Shadow who sets out to rescue his clan in a world overrun by machines.
The Medium (Jan. 28)
In the early Next-Gen console war, PlayStation 5 fans often pointed out that their fav machine launched with outstanding exclusives in contrast to their Xbox Series X counterparts had to settle for third party offerings only. There is no doubt that the Series X is a technological powerhouse but with Halo Infinite's delay, its launched kind of lacked a headliner. That changes on January 28 as the Silent Hill inspired The Medium launches exclusively (apart from PC) on the Series X/S.
And there you have, 2021 in gaming is starting off a bit slowly with only a few game launch dates on the horizon. Luckily for us, those few games all look to be great fun, and February will be here before we know it.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.