New Year, new releases! We take a look at some of the coolest games coming out in January 2021 across platforms like the PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, and more.
Exciting Games releasing in January 2021
- Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Heart of the Forest (7 Jan – Switch)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s – Core Collection (12 Jan – PS4, Xbox One, Stadia, Switch)
- King Arthur – Knight’s Tale (12 Jan – PC)
- Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game (14 Jan – PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
- MXGP 2020 (14 Jan – PS5)
- Fantasy Tavern Sextet Vol. 2 Adventurer’s Days (14 Jan – Switch)
- Hitman 3 (20 Jan – PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC)
- Ride 4 (21 Jan – PS5, Xbox Series X)
- Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights (21 Jan – PC)
- Stronghold: Warlords (26 Jan – PC)
- Cyber Shadow (26 Jan – PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
- Ryte: The Eye of Atlantis (27 Jan – PC)
- Olija (28 Jan – PS4, Xbox One, Switch, PC)
- The Medium (28 Jan – Xbox Series X, PC)
- The Pedestrian (Jan – PS4)
The big 2021 game titles to look out for
All of January’s games look to be pretty great ways to kick off the year. But here are some of the titles that we’re especially excited about.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Complete Edition
Fans of the original 2D slugfest will be thrilled to know that the boyfriend-beater is back in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game – Complete Edition. This isn’t a sequel but a re-release of the original arcade style game. Except, in the Complete Edition, you get it all.
Yep, not only do you get Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game, but you also get the original DLC packs, being the Knives Chau and Wallace Wells add-ons.
Play as your favourite characters, like Scott Pilgrim and Ramona Flowers, and play mini-games like Dodgeball as you battle your way through the League of Evil Exes!
MXGP comes to the PS5 just a touch after 2020, but it hasn’t made anyone any less excited about it. The much-lauded physics of the riding experience coupled with the almost arcade-style enjoyment factor now has the added benefit of dazzling PS5-level definition.
This game features all the official riders, teams, and bikes of the motocross 2020 season. Take on the 68 riders of the MXGP and MX2 categories across 19 tracks as you jostle through mud, sweat, and gears for the crown in Career Mode.
Or, if you’re feeling like a more chilled riding experience, you can fee roam in Playground mode, where you get to enjoy some stellar scenery, rendered in awesome detail.
The much anticipated Hitman 3 is the final instalment of the World of Assassination trilogy. In true Hitman style, Agent 47 travels between locations taking people out… and not to dinner.
Players of Hitman and Hitman 2 will be able to import their maps and progress into this game. And, it will feature PlayStation VR compatibility for PS4 and PS5 (via backward compatibility).
January is a great month for fans of two-wheelers, with Ride 4 joining MXGP 2020 on the release radar. This epic game comes out on PS5 and Xbox Series X in Jan, bringing exciting racing action to the latest generation of consoles.
This high-octane racer features insane attention to detail, bringing the riding experience to life. With all-new lighting and weather conditions (including dynamic weather) and a new neural AI system, you get immense riding realism.
Race a season in Career Mode or jump into Endurance Mode, which brings racing strategy into play. Plus, with advanced customisation, you can create a bike and riding apparel that suits you!
Is it 1984 already? OK, maybe Cyber Shadow has an 8-bit look to it, but it also comes with modern touches like multi-layered parallax backgrounds, fluid animation, and evolved game design.
Yes, unlike the games of old which gave you little in the way of storyline or even context, Cyber Shadow tells a gripping story that unwinds through cinematic scenes and through the gameplay itself. Between that and the fast action, you’ll be hooked.
With serene graphics, a brilliant concept, and a soundtrack that tells human duality in notes (scored by Silent Hill composer, Akira Yamaoka), The Medium is definitely one of 2021’s most anticipated games.
Play as a medium who lives in two worlds – the one we know and the spirit world. As you move between worlds you’ll discover that no truth is simple and nothing is what it seems.
As you investigate your visions of a child’s murder at an abandoned hotel resort, your search for answers may just uncover things you don’t want to know. With evocative scenery laced with disturbing undertones, it’s creepier than a cold, clammy neck rub from a stranger on the bus.