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Release dates: every video game confirmed for 2021

It’s time to look forward to another year of video games.

2021 is finally about to kick off, the perfect excuse for us to forget all about the dreaded 2020. As we do every year, we also intend to keep track of all upcoming games pencilled in for 2021 and beyond in this page.

2021 promises to be a big year, though not quite on the same level as 2020. We’ve just had two major console launches in 2020, after all, alongside some of the most anticipated games in The Last of Us Part 2, Marvel’s Avengers, and Cyberpunk 2077 – even if a few ended up being disasters. Nevertheless, the coronavirus pandemic forced many developers to push their games back to 2021, so we should see a healthy season of – hopefully – polished games that keep us entertained all year.

If you missed our 2020 game release dates list, you can view it at the link.

As always, the new list won’t take its proper form until a bit deeper into the year. For now, here are all the games targeting 2021 and beyond.

January

We begin the New Year with what looks to be a buzzing January. It’s not especially busy, but that only means we’ll have plenty of time to savour games like Hitman 3, Everspace 2, and The Medium.

  • King Arthur: Knights Tale – Steam Early Access (PC) – January 12
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia) – January 14
  • Hitman 3 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Stadia) – January 20
  • Ender Lilies – Steam Early Access (PC) – January 21
  • Gravity Heroes (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – January 22
  • Encodya (PC) – January 26
  • Stronghold: Warlords (PC) – January 26
  • The Medium (PC, Xbox Series X/S) – January 28
  • Everspace 2 – Steam Early Access (PC) – January

February

February picks up the pace a little bit, even if it largely follows a similar cadence to January. People Can Fly’s Outriders drops during the month, alongside the Nioh remasters/re-releases, Little Nightmares 2, and Persona 5 Strikers. The mysterious PS5 exclusive Destruction All Stars is also pegged for February.

  • Outriders (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – February 2
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) – February 4
  • Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition (PC) – February 5
  • The Nioh Collection (PS5) – February 5
  • Little Nightmares 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – February 11
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Switch) – February 12
  • Persona 5 Strikers (PC, PS4, Switch) – February 23
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection (Switch) – February 25
  • Riders Republic (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia) – February 25
  • Bravely Default 2 (Switch) – February 26
  • Destruction All Stars (PS5) – February
  • Century: Age of Ashes – Steam Early Access (PC) – February
  • Capcom Arcade Stadium (Switch) – February

March

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Usually, March is a bit busier than this, but there are still a few notable releases this March. The biggest is, of course, Monster Hunter Rise on Switch. Housemarque’s Returnal arrives mid-way through, and we have other games like It Takes Two, and the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake to look forward to.

  • Harvest Moon: One World (Switch) – March 5
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 18
  • Returnal (PS5) – March 19
  • Tunche (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – March 23
  • It Takes Two (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – March 26
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) – March 26
  • Balan Wonderworld (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch) – March 26
  • King’s Bounty 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – March
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (PC, PS4, PS5) – March

April and May

We decided to bundle the two months together for now, since not too many games are shooting for release in April or May just yet. That said, a number of big games are due out then, such as the Nier remaster, Guilty Gear Strive, Deathloop, Humankind, Hood: Outlaws & Legends and more.

  • Guilty Gear Strive (PC, PS4, PS5) – April 9
  • Humankind (PC) – April 22
  • Nier Replicant (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – April 23
  • Hoa (PC, Switch) – April
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) – May 10
  • Deathloop (PC, PS5) – May 21

Q1 and early 2021

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As is always the case, a number of games have the more fuzzy Q1/early 2021 release target, though we expect them to either slot into one of the early months or get pushed back. So far, that’s Weird West, Kena: Bridge of Spirits, Blood Bowl 3, the often delayed Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga and a few more.

  • Read Only Memories: Neurodiver (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – Q1
  • Monstrum 2 (PC) – Q1
  • Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – Q1
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (PC, PS4, PS5) – Q1
  • Aragami 2 (PC, PS4, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – early 2021
  • Weird West (PC) – early 2021
  • Speed Limit (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – early 2021
  • Blood Bowl 3 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch) – early 2021
  • Earth Defence Force: World Brothers (PS4, Switch) – early 2021

Spring, summer and first half of 2021

Spring and summer every year are usually popular for game releases, but most of the games below still need to nail down proper dates before we can move them under the various other months.

  • Back 4 Blood (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) – June 22
  • Uragun – Steam Early Access (PC) – Q2
  • New World (PC) – spring
  • Spacebase Startopia (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – spring
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch) – spring
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin (Switch) – summer
  • Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (PS4, Switch) – summer
  • The Good Life (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – summer
  • Wrath: Aeon of Ruin (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – summer
  • Scarlet Nexus (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – summer
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination (PC) – first half
  • Axiom Verge 2 (Switch) – first half

Fall and late 2021

Fall is always busy, even if it may not look like it now with so few games targeting release then. Below, you’ll find those alongside all other games dropping late into the year.

  • Halo Infinite (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – fall
  • Kerbal Space Program 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – fall
  • Crimson Desert (PC) – winter
  • GTA 5 (PS5, Xbox Series X) – second half 2021

More 2021 games

Guess what? The majority of 2021’s games don’t have release dates or targets, so the few sections below will include everything aiming/hoping for release at some point before 2021 is over.

  • The Lord of the Rings – Gollum (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Endling (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – 2021
  • No More Heroes 3 (Switch) – 2021
  • Relic Hunters Legend – Steam Early Access (PC) – 2021
  • Young Souls (Stadia) – 2021
  • Mineko’s Night Market (PC, Switch) – 2021
  • Dark Envoy (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2021
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) – 2021
  • Tribes of Midgard (PC, PS5) – 2021
  • Apex Legends (Switch) – 2021
  • Kingpin: Reloaded (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 2021
  • Magic: Legends (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2021
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Shin Megami Tensei 3 Nocturne HD Remaster (Switch) – 2021
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo (PC, PS5) – 2021
  • Gamedec (PC) – 2021
  • Open Roads (PC) – 2021
  • Touch Type Tale (PC) – 2021
  • Crossfire X (Xbox One) – 2021
  • Psychonauts 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2021
  • Dark Alliance (PC, consoles) – 2021
  • The Ascent (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Scorn (PC, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Blood Bowl 3 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch) – 2021
  • Digimon Survive (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 2021
  • Cris Tales (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch, Stadia) – 2021
  • Jett: The Far Shore (PC, PS4, PS5) – 2021
  • Rune Factory 5 (Switch) – 2021
  • Omno (PC, PS4, Switch) – 2021
  • Minute of Islands (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 2021
  • Roller Champions (PC) – 2021
  • Hogwarts Legacy (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) – 2021
  • Chivalry 2 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5 (Switch) – 2021
  • Shadow Warrior 3 (PC) – 2021

Other games expected in 2021

  • The Settlers (PC) – 2021
  • Untitled God of War sequel (PS5) – 2021
  • Unknown 9: Awakening – 2021
  • The Riftbreaker (PC) – 2021
  • Evil West (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S) – 2021
  • Gotham Knights (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Echo Generation (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Hello Neighbor 2 (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (PC, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Lost in Random (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 2021
  • Goodbye Volcano High (PC, PS4, PS5) – 2021
  • Icarus (PC) – 2021
  • Scavengers (PC) – 2021
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm (PC, PS4, PS5) – 2021
  • Far Cry 6 (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Stadia) – 2021
  • Rainbow Six Quarantine (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2021
  • Sable (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • The End of the Sun (PC) – 2021
  • Horizon: Forbidden West (PS4, PS5) – 2021
  • Resident Evil Village (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Metal: Hellsinger (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Skatebird (PC, Switch) – 2021
  • Stray (PC, PS5) – 2021
  • Conan Chop Chop (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 2021
  • The Eternal Cylinder (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2021
  • Solar Ash (PC, PS4, PS5) – 2021
  • Curse of the Sea Rats (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One) – 2021
  • A Rat’s Quest (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch) – 2021
  • IGI: Origins (PC, PS4, Xbox One) – 2021
  • Backbone (PC) – 2021
  • The Wild at Heart (PC, Xbox One) – 2021
  • Martha is Dead (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S) – 2021
  • Exomecha (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X) – 2021
  • Chorus (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Stadia) – 2021
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch) – 2021

2022, TBD and beyond

Believe it or not, we already have a number of games targeting 2022 for their release. This list will also include all other games without release targets. Basically, what you couldn’t find above should be found below.

  • Pragmata (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X) – 2022
  • The Callisto Protocol – 2022
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X) – 2022
  • The Wind Road (PC, Xbox One)
  • N1RV ANN-A (PC, PS4, Switch)
  • The Gunk (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X)
  • Avowed (PC, Xbox Series X)
  • Fable (PC, Xbox Series X)
  • Windjammers 2 (PC, Switch, Stadia)
  • Forza Motorsport (PC, Xbox Series X)
  • Under a Porcelain Sun (PC)
  • Diablo Immortal (Android, iOS)
  • Away: The Survival Series (PC, PS4)
  • Tunic (PC, Xbox One)
  • Star Child (PS VR)
  • The Vale (PC, Xbox One)
  • Insurgency: Sandstorm (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Eastward (PC, Switch)
  • 9-5 (PC)
  • Boundary (PC, PS4)
  • Recompile (PC, PS5, Xbox Series X)
  • Naraka: Bladepoint (PC)
  • Perfect Dark (PC, Xbox Series X/S)
  • Cyber Shadow (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Final Fantasy 16 (PS5)
  • Dying Light 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • State of Decay 3 (PC, Xbox Series X)
  • The Wolf Among Us 2
  • The Witcher: Monster Slayer (iOS, Android)
  • Soundfall (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Overwatch 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Diablo 4 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Video Game Machine (PC)
  • Deadstick (PC)
  • Endless Dungeon (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch)
  • Stalker 2 (PC, Xbox Series X)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (PS5)
  • Tails of Iron
  • Project Athia (PC, PS5)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5)
  • The Outlast Trials (PC)
  • Herogrinder: Tactical Combat Arenas (PC)
  • Genesis Noir (PC, Xbox One)
  • Nine Witches: Family Disruption (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Hovershock (PC)
  • Sports Story (Switch)
  • Monster Safari – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Cyber Hook (PC, Switch)
  • Mythbusters: The Game (PC)
  • Dead Static Drive (PC, Xbox One)
  • Watch This Space – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Rauniot (PC)
  • Project 007
  • Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown
  • Steelrising (PC, consoles)
  • Pokemon Unite (Switch, iOS, Android)
  • Enemy on Board (PC)
  • Eldest Souls (PC, Switch)
  • Commander Keen (Android, iOS)
  • Midnight Ghost Hunt (PC)
  • Elden Ring (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Scarf (PC)
  • Babylon’s Fall (PC, PS4)
  • Tales of Arise (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • New Pokemon Snap (Switch)
  • Buildings Have Feelings Too (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • When I Was Young (PC)
  • Project Resistance (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Viro Move (Vive, Rift)
  • Tavern Keeper (PC)
  • Triwave – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Homeworld 3 (PC)
  • Savior (PC)
  • Season (PC, PS5)
  • Children of Silentown (PC)
  • Twelve Minutes (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X)
  • Super Meat Boy Forever (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • 83 (PC)
  • Songs of Conquest (PC)
  • Cat Lady (PC)
  • Synced: Off Planet (PC)
  • Giants Uprising – Steam Early Access (PC)
  • Rustheart
  • Winter Ember
  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends (PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Wonder Parade (PC, Switch)
  • Racing Apex (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Everwild (PC, Xbox Series X)
  • Untitled The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel (Switch)
  • Detective Pikachu (Switch)
  • Witchfire (PC)
  • Sniper Elite VR (Rift, Quest, PS VR, SteamVR)
  • Silent Night (PC)
  • GUTS (PS4, Xbox One)
  • Routine (PC)
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong (PC, Switch)
  • In the Black (PC)
  • Neopolis (PC, PS4)
  • Bright Memory: Infinite (PC, Xbox Series X)
  • The King of Fighters 15
  • Shovel Knight Dig
  • Baldo (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Fringe Wars (PC, Xbox One)
  • Ruined King: A League of Legends Story (PC, consoles)
  • Hyper Sports R (Switch)
  • Bayonetta 3 (Switch)
  • Lost Soul Aside (PC, PS4)
  • Skin Deep (PC)
  • Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga (Xbox Series X)
  • Biomutant (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Metroid Prime 4 (Switch)
  • Above (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)
  • Age of Empires 4 (PC)
  • Vanguard: Fight for Rudiarius (PC, Mobile, VR)
  • The Last Night (PC, Xbox One)
  • Phantom Brigade (PC)
  • Project Awakening (PS4)
  • Plan 8
  • Dokev
  • How Do You Know Mr. Blue?
  • Beyond Good and Evil 2
  • Untitled Avatar game
  • Starfield
  • The Elder Scrolls 6

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