A new period brings new games, and there are a bunch of titles in January 2021 that you won’t want to miss. The month has something for everyone, and you’ll be able to find something to play, as to if you love retro 2D platformers or niche RPGs.
Both fans of PlayStation and Xbox also have exclusive stuff to get excited about, and this month there’s a lot to look forward to on every console. In January 2021, these 5 must play new games that are coming out. Let’s take a look!
Hitman 3 – New Games
With Agent 47‘s largest adventure yet, the Hitman reboot trilogy comes to a close. Not only does this Hitman 3 include a whole game’s worth of new content for Hitman fans, but if you own those games, it also features full Hitman and Hitman 2 remasters in the new engine. If you’re on the PlayStation, if you own a PlayStation VR headset, you can also play the entire first-person VR trilogy, which will completely change the way the game feels. In Hitman 3, a new set of elusive goals, a new suite of exotic places, and a new arsenal of deadly weapons await you.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game (Complete Edition)
A long lost classic comes back. Originally a digital-only release, due to licensing problems, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game was deleted from Xbox Live and PSN. The game could not be downloaded, meaning that unless you had a PS3 or Xbox 360 with it already installed, there was no way to play it.
Now, the game has returned and is better than ever. On every modern platform, it will be available and will include all the DLC from the original game. Not only that, but in the form of new playable characters like Knives Chau and Wallace Wells, there is extra content. There is also multiplayer online now too, which is a nice touch. Even if you’ve not seen the movie or read the comic, it’s a great beat em up and you really should especially give this a try if you have friends to play with.
The Medium is available exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC, and is one of the first major exclusive flagships for the new Xbox consoles. It’s a horror game that features “dual-reality” gameplay where by pressing a button you can effortlessly swap between two different versions of a location. The versions are made on top of one another simultaneously, so when you turn, there is absolutely no loading.
This idea should create some spooky scares and some interesting puzzles, so if you are searching for the perfect horror game to play, give it a shot. Plus, it’s one of the Xbox Game Pass games coming out in January 2021, so if you already have a Game Pass subscription, you can play it without paying anything.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
Look no further than Atelier Ryza 2 if you are a RPG fan. It’s not the largest franchise in the RPG world, but it has a devoted following. Of course, it’s a sequel, so if you want to be completely caught up with the plot, you may want to check out the first game. These games do have a related story that continues with each entry, unlike Final Fantasy or Dragon Quest.
This game is a complete sequel to Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Hidden Hideout. The sequel features an upgraded combat system, an expanded library of field actions you can use while exploring the globe, and a revamped synthesis system to enable easier creation of items.
Cyber Shadow – New Games
Cyber Shadow is a Ninja Gaiden-inspired retro 2D platform. It’s released by the publisher behind Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games, and that should be a direct indicator of the nature of the title.
Other games such as The Messenger have provided the Ninja Gaiden formula with modern adoptions, but there is still a shortage of games inspired by Ninja Gaiden out there, particularly when you compare it to the countless games inspired by other retro classics such as Castlevania or Mega Man.
This game features stunning sprites and a true 8-bit style that fully captures its inspiring period. For good measure, there’s even a bit of Metroidvania thrown in there too, which should make for a fun moment as you discover the world and unlock new skills.