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New Video Games Releases 2021

by Ronald Elias

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are here ... but what are you going to play on them?

2020 was a banner year for video games, even if it wasn’t for most other parts of life. The year had some amazing game releases, as well as the launch of two brand new consoles. As far as the video game industry goes, it was a great year. ---I'm a paragraph inside a content block. These woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep.---

But, 2020 is behind us now. We wanted to take some time in this month, not to look back, but to look ahead. To look over the horizon and see what video games we’ll all be playing in the months to come. We tried to pull some big releases from each console, so hopefully there’s a little bit for everybody on the list. 

Horizon Forbidden West (Undated 2021, PlayStation)

Did you see what we did there with that horizon joke? 

Anyways, Aloy returns in this hotly anticipated sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn. HFW is sure to be a great showcase for the new PlayStation 5, but if you haven’t yet upgraded to Sony’s newest console, you’ll still be able to get HFW to play on PS4. We don’t have a release date yet, but Aloy’s latest adventure is currently due to be released in 2021. 

Of course, if you want Horizon Forbidden West to look its best, you’ll want that shiny new PlayStation 5, and an HDR and 4K compatible TV to go with it. We can help you out there – give us a call or stop by today and we’ll get your robo-dinosaur hunting hands a stunning TV perfect for the new, upgraded graphical capabilities of the PS5. 

Persona 5 Strikers (February 23, PS4, PC, Switch)

This one just made our cut off for print time, but it is finally, actually, really going to happen! After a long wait-and-see period for fans, the hack-and-slash Persona 5 spinoff was actually announced! It’s going to be localized and released in America, a probably-released-too-early trailer revealed, proving to everybody that their hopes haven’t been for naught.  

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (February 12, Switch)

Mario’s 35th anniversary may have been last year, but Nintendo is extending it a little further by digging into the Wii U’s back catalogue for this Switch re-release. The Bowser’s Fury mode is new this time around, but we still don’t really know much about it. If you are looking for some cat platforming action – and want to keep riding the Mario anniversary train – then this February release is just what the cat/doctor/plumber ordered. 

Halo Infinite (Undated 2021, Xbox)

Xbox fans were surely disappointed that Master Chief’s newest adventure – Halo Infinite – originally got delayed out of 2020, but hopefully the delay will be well worth it. Much like Horizon Forbidden West’s cross-generational approach, Halo Infinite will be coming both to the new Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One, giving new and old consoles owners a chance to enjoy the latest entry in the massive Halo franchise. 

But, this is Halo we’re talking about. You want it to look as good as it can, and that’s always going to be on the Series X version. And if you want your Series X games to look and sound their best, you better make sure you have a new TV and sound system to go with them. See where we’re going with this one? No matter what your TV or home electronics needs are, we’re always the best stop in town – even Master Chief would agree on that. 

Bravely Default II (February 26, Switch)

Not to be confused with Bravely Second, the original follow-up to Bravely Default, Bravely Default II is a new entry in the series with new characters, a new cast of Heroes of Light, and job classes both new and old. So, it may be the next game numerically, but it looks to be setting its sights on different shores this time around. 

If you were a fan of the original 3DS games, Octopath Traveler, or just like old school JRPGs, then you’ll want to keep an eye on this one, for sure. 

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Spring 2021, everything)

Nine movies. Lots of LEGO. One game. A perfect game for families and players of all ages, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will take you through the entirety of Anakin’s, and then Luke’s, and then Rey’s journey though the wonderful universe of Star Wars ... studded with LEGO bricks. 

No matter what system you and your family games on, you’ll be able to enjoy the next entry in the LEGO Star Wars series. So, get ready to race through space, dodge TIE Fighters, and probably sit through more than a few Jar Jar jokes. 

Phew! That’s quite a list of games, and that’s without anything else that’s still yet-to-be-announced included! No matter what the outlook for the rest of the year looks like, it’s seems there will be plenty of great games to keep us busy. Of course, you don’t want to be busy trying to fix your TV or calibrate it to the right settings, so leave that to us! Stop on by today, and we’d be glad to help you get set up with an entertainment center that’s perfect for making all your games look and sound their best.