All in all, 2020 hasn’t been the best year ever. The whole world has suffered from an outbreak of a worldwide health pandemic it has changed our daily lives. Likewise, the video game industry has been hit by developers having to transition their staff from working under the same roof to handling their projects home. As a result, some new strategy games have been delayed to launch in 2020, but that means 2021 will be a year filled with video game releases.
Star Dynasties – New Strategy
Star Dy Kingdoms is a new strategy game from the Pawley Games. Players are taken into a future world where humanity has taken over space. We have refueling stations, mining operations, and task-forces set up to explore more of the wonders.
However, disaster strikes Earth, and the planet is no more, leaving space dwellers stranded without the necessary lifelines. War broke out with different colonies in space in search of the few remaining resources.
It has been many years since the disaster and life in space have been normalized. There is a new order and government formed with different factions or regimes going on here. Players will step into the role of a faction leader who must watch over the survival and prosperity of their people. That could mean violence or strategic alliances.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
When Worldwound finds a rapidly opening abyss that fills the land of terror, players will step into a hero to bring the world back into harmony. In this RPG, players will have a lot of flexibility in the hero they want to craft. With over twenty classes and a mix of character races, players can really tailor their protagonist to their liking.
Here there must be gameplay for everyone and luckily you will have two different game modes. Players can switch back and forth between real-time combat and turn-based combat. As you lead your hero and the group of characters involved, you’ll need to make tough decisions that can have long-term consequences, such as the death of your character or changing the world.
Tainted Grail: Conquest
2021 also sees the launch of several deck-building games, including Tainted Grail: Conquest. This is a new strategy game that takes the player into a dark corrupt world and the liberation of the land is up to you. You will first choose your hero from a collection of characters, each with their own distinct class. From there, you can freely move around the map from a third-person perspective.
You’ll take on quests, manage your character and deck, interact with NPCs, and battle various hostile creatures along the way. Battles are done through a collection of cards from your deck. Depending on the RNG, you can come up with a steady collection of cards to catch enemies quickly.
Again, this is a deck-building game that may not appeal to everyone, but it’s easy to play, so if you’re new to the genre, you might still find a bit of fun taste here.
Age of Empires IV – New Strategy
The Age of Empires IP has been a longstanding video game franchise. We now know that a fourth installment is in the works and we can finally expect it to come out on October 28, 2021. This enduring video game franchise has a huge fan following, so there are quite a few fans eager to get their hands on the game.
This is a real-time new strategy title and chances are you know what to expect with this upcoming installment. This part will have eight civilizations around the world taking control.
You will build structures, advance civilizations, manage your nation’s various resources, participate in battles and go through various campaigns, changing history throughout the way. While this game is slated to launch in October of this year, there are plans to see developers come up with user-generated content tools. With that said, those tools won’t be available until around 2022.