If you're wondering what games are coming up in 2021, we've put them all in one convenient location. This list will be continually updated to act as a living, breathing schedule as new dates are announced, titles are delayed, and big reveals happen. This should help you plan out your next several months in gaming and beyond.
As the gaming calendar is constantly changing, we highly recommend you bookmark this page. You'll likely find yourself coming back to this to find out the most recent release schedule for the most anticipated games across PC, consoles, handhelds, and mobile devices. If you notice that we've missed something, feel free to let us know! Please note that games will not get assigned to a month until they have confirmed release dates.
Loading screens often suck. But they can occasionally become more than just periods of time where you are forced to sit around and wait. In Assassin’s Creed, a tradition has formed of letting players run around in an endless void and it has (mostly) stuck around.
[Just a friendly reminder we're giving away a brand new PlayStation 5 -- just participate in the Daily Esports forums for your chance to qualify to win!]
Well, this is a pretty big one.
The next console generation is nearly upon us, which means it’ll soon be time for folks to trade up to some brand new hardware. However, the cost of entry for the next console generation is going to be considerably lower for one lucky individual.
www.DailyEsports.gg is giving away a free PlayStation 5 Digital Edition. We launched some brand new forums and comments software and want people kicking the tires on it. If core esports aren't your thing, they also frequently cover Pokemon trade codes and various game guides, so please consider adding it to your feed.
Our family of websites have committed to purchasing the console for a member of the site’s forums. To win it, all you need to do is head on over to the Daily Esports forums and start chatting! It’s really that easy. Destructoid founder Papa Niero is also the invisible hand there, along with editor-in-chief and chief of all beards, Taha Zaidi. Go say hi!
On November 24th, we’ll pick out one member of the forums and pre-order the console to be shipped directly to them. Or, if they’re not in North America, give them the equivalent cost of the console in US Dollars via bank transfer, Paypal, or Amazon gift card.
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How to complete the multi-week quest and claim an Exotic version of an old sidearm
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Back in June, we hosted our first ever So You Think You Can Stream contest, sponsored by G-Fuel and Luminosity. We got to see a lot of talented individuals, and a couple of impeccably sexy faces from the Destructoid community, compete to win $5,000. Not only was it a huge success, but it was also just a genuinely fun time for a lot of the folks involved.
Well, as soon as that contest drew to a close, we decided that we should make an even bigger and better one happen in the very near future. Starting on August 2, that contest will be underway, and we hope to see as many folks from the Destructoid community check it out!
After listening to a lot of audience and streamer feedback, we’ve decided to make a few changes to the format for our second contest.
During the initial So You Think You Can Stream contest, entrants had twenty minutes to demonstrate their talents as Twitch streamers to the Destructoid community and Dreezy, one of our two resident streamers. They were then ranked both on skill and style points – essentially, how good they were at the game, and how entertaining they were.
From there, the top three, and a personality voted for by the community, battled it out for that top spot.
Here’s a few of the changes that we’ve made for our second contest:
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Airplanes. Golf. Toads. This week's new releases scratch a bunch of different kinds of gaming itches. Some of the biggest games deliver a fair bit of nostalgia. We've been waiting for a long time for a new Battletoads game, and after making a return with playable characters in Killer Instinct a few years ago, the brawling amphibians are finally getting a new game. Battletoads release on Thursday. Other players may find a different kind of nostsalgia in Microsoft Flight Simulator, the beloved series is coming back in a big way on PC, led by gorgeous visuals and real airports and planes.
The other releases that stand out are Rogue Leagacy 2, the sidescrolling adventure about that explores family trees in unique ways, and PGA Tour 2K21, a new series from The Golf Club developer HB Studios.
Let us know what games you will be picking up this week in the comments section below:
[Update: The seventh of our popular Destructoid AMA sessions is now live! So stop by our official forums and take the opportunity to Ask Your Anything to Destructoid's Features Editor, Podtoid producer, and all-round good dude CJ Andriessen. Have Fun!]
Yup! You heard that right. Starting this month, we’ll be hosting a series of AMA ("Ask Me Anything") sessions with members of Destructoid and our sister sites on the new and improved Destructoid forums.
If you've never been to one of these, the way it typically works is that the host commits to an hour to thoughtfully answer questions as they are submitted in semi-real time. You can come on the event day to participate, or enjoy the responses any time after. It's a great way to connect with the people that run this joint.
Here's the full schedule so far:
Koei Tecmo and Gust just released their Fairy Tail JRPG, and we’re celebrating with a brand new giveaway.
With this giveaway, you can win one of two PS4 or PC codes for Fairy Tail kindly offered by Koei Tecmo.
The way to get involved is really, really easy.
All you have to do is to comment on our articles, everywhere on the site. The more you comment, the better your chances. We want to hear your opinions and insight, and there is no better way for that to happen than sharing your comments with us.
An important caveat is that comments on this post are not eligible for the giveaway. Of course, you’re welcome to comment here, but in order to participate, you need to comment at least on one other article.
On August 7 at 11:59 EDT we’ll randomly select two comments made after this post has been published, and the authors of these comments will win one of the prizes.
Of course, spam comments and throwaway one-liners will be disqualified, as we’d like to promote interesting commentary and conversations among our readers.
The winners will be able to select platforms and regions, but with a caveat. Unfortunately, due to limited availability of codes at the sources, we won’t be able to offer the Nintendo Switch version. On top of that, we have only one North American PS4 code available.
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A girl with fungus growing out of her face?
Let's hope she doesn't come across Ellie or Joel.
After spending an absurd amount of time with Nioh 2 this year in pursuit of the platinum trophy, New Game+, and incrementally better character builds, I wasn't sure if I was ready to return so soon. It's a testament to this game – and Team Ninja's general update and DLC strategy – that I'm not burned out.
The Tengu's Disciple is the first of three story expansions, but it feels pretty self-contained. If you aren't holding out for the (hopefully inevitable) PC version of Nioh 2, it's time to travel back in time to 1185.
All of my favorite survival games tend to have an unspeakable horror to keep me on my toes, and Grounded – a shrunken-down solo/co-op adventure from RPG powerhouse Obsidian – is no exception.
Even if you're the kind of person who refuses to squish spiders and goes out of their way to carefully capture and release them outdoors, you aren't ready for these towering eight-legged freaks.
Some of them hide in creepy tunnels. Others prowl in the open, bending tree-sized blades of grass off in the distance. They scurry. They can take you out in just a strike or two. And they must be stopped.
Obsidian included an Arachnophobia Safe Mode for a reason.
I am, admittedly, a sucker for unique art styles. Sure, I enjoy lush graphics, beautiful pixel art, or stylish cel-shading, but they don’t grab my attention in the same way as something that forges a path in a different direction. I get excited around the styles that Bernband, Burrito Galaxy, or even the simple papercraft worlds of Brendan Chung’s Citizen Abel games pull off. Heck, I’ll admit to being fascinated by Paper Mario.
That’s what drew me into Hotel Sowls. I was instantly charmed by its blobby, lo-fi art style. It’s something I haven’t really seen before in a video game. It seems to wear its personality on its sleeve. That’s only the start, though. Now it’s time to get it up on the autopsy table, peel back its skin, and see if there’s any of that personality seeped into the meat itself.
Destroy All Humans is the kind of game that's a perfect subject for getting the remake treatment. Originally released in 2005 by the now-defunct Pandemic Studios (I'll never forget the controversy around The Saboteur's launch DLC that enabled nudity), Destroy All Humans is spirited but doesn't hold up to modern gameplay conventions. Go watch some YouTube videos. It hasn't aged gracefully.
Developer Black Forest Games has tackled a beat-by-beat remake 15 years later. It's extremely competent, and every bit as lively and spunky as the original. This just feels like a franchise that means a lot to some people. Still, we're left wishing more creative liberty had been taken.
I don't know where you all stand on this whole "Should we even have E3 anymore?" debate, but after getting through the last two months, I'm more than ready to welcome back a week of hell in Downtown LA. It has been an exhausting couple of months, and now that it's August, the Podtoid team is looking to kick back and relax a bit.
Help us start the month off right by asking us a question in the comments below. The more creative and original the question, the more likely it is to be asked on air.
The big story of the weekend has been the massive dump of assets and source codes for a decade's worth of Nintendo games. Where some companies are a bit too carefree with how they store their history, Nintendo doesn't appear to throw anything out. We've seen strange early versions of Yoshi, never-before-seen Zelda enemies, and the source codes to some of the greatest games on the SNES just dumped on the internet. It's fascinating, but could leaks like this and the gargantuan The Last of Us: Part II leak from a few months ago have a negative ripple effect for the people who work in and around the gaming industry?
That's just one of the topics discussed on this episode of Podtoid. CJ, Charlotte, and Occams are on hand to talk asset leaks, Ghost of Tsushima, Void Terrarium, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, and our favorite titles from last week's Xbox Games Showcase. All that, plus the idea that games starring women don't sell is bullshit, on Podtoid Episode 452.
Following the new reveal for Guilty Gear -Strive-, Arc System Works sent in an accompanying press release with new information and screenshots.
First of all, we learn that the game isn’t going just for PS4 and PS5, but also for PC via Steam. The release window has also been updated to a slightly more precise “spring” 2021.
I’m not exactly sure why the Steam release was not included in the trailer we just saw, but it’s official, straight from the lion’s mouth.
On top of that, we get to see the first screenshots of the newly-revealed characters, the returning Leo Whitefang and the brand new Nagoriyuki.
You can check out the full gallery below.
A Guilty Gear Strive PS5 version is in the works! Also, Leo Whitefang will return and a new fighter named Nagoriyuki will join the cast.
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The Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable livestream is in full swing, and Arc System Works made a few announcements for Guilty Gear -Strive-.
First of all, we get the reveal that the game is also coming for PS5 and then we get the reveal of a couple of characters.
The first fighter revealed is a returning one, Leo Whitefang. The second is brand new, named Nagoriyuki. That being said, this is not the first time we see him, as he was showcased at the end of the very first announcement trailer last year.
Below you can enjoy the trailer that was revealed during the show.
On top of the Guilty Gear news, we also get the reveal of the ArcRevo Online tournament, which will start in October in North America and Japan.
It will feature BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Granblue Fantasy: Versus, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue CentralFiction, and Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late [cl-r].
SoulCalibur VI Setsuka DLC and Character Creation Set E will arrive on August 4, 2020.
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The new Criminal Girls X trailer shows the protagonist meeting the 24 criminal girls and introduces a young woman named Usagi and a possible villain named Maya.
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The Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable livestream is in full swing, and Bandai Namco announced a new season pass for Tekken 7.
The new season pass will be the fourth and will come this fall with various updates and improvements to the game.
Season 4 will come with plenty of updates and features for the game including new moves for all characters, an improved online experience, and a lot more, as showcased in the trailer.
Incidentally, Bandai Namco also mentioned that new DragonBall FighterZ announcements are coming in August.
Below you can enjoy the trailer that was revealed during the show. You’ll also see what has been mentioned to be a character tease, which never hurts.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, below you can read an official description.
The Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable livestream is in full swing, and Bandai Namco announced a new character for SoulCalibur VI.
The new warrior is Setsuka, and she will be released as the game’s 11th DLC on August 4. The 12th DLC is also coming on the same date featuring the Character Creation Set E.
On August 3 we’re also getting free update 2.20, which will bring a lot of new goodies, including Setsuka’s classic costume parts, a new stage, and battle adjustments for all characters.
Below you can enjoy the trailer that was revealed during the show.