Xbox share a glimpse into 2021’s schedule of console releases
Xbox has unveiled its full slate of titles that are due to hit the Xbox consoles throughout the year.
In an Xbox Wire post, the company highlighted 30 games that Xbox owners can expect to find gracing their systems throughout the year. The list includes a mixture of heavy hitting titles such as Halo Infinite, to smaller niche projects such as The Gunk.
Amongst Xbox’s titles for 2021, huge titles such as Psychonauts 2 and The Medium will be gracing the Xbox family, the latter being available later this month (January 28). Microsoft Flight Simulator will also be making the transition from PC with its console debut after receiving critical acclaim on PC last year.
Outside of that, smaller titles such as the action adventure game The Gunk, and isometric cyberpunk themed The Ascent are set to entice gamers into their unique worlds. A new wave of Yakuza titles have also confirmed to be arriving in the first quarter, with the Remastered Collection of Yakuza 3, 4 & 5 on January 28, followed by Yakuza 6: The Song Of Life on March 25.
See the full blog post below:
2021 is going to be a great year for games! Here’s a look at what’s coming exclusively to Xbox: https://t.co/DIqQrbAleq
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) January 15, 2021
Other titles that remain absent from the company’s slate include the new Forza Motorsport and the upcoming Fable reboot, suggesting they will be skipping a 2021 release date for a later year. It is worth noting the article mentions that this is not the full list of upcoming titles.
Halo Infinite is arguably 2021’s biggest release for the Xbox systems, after its departure from the Xbox Series X launch window. A high level update for the game recently announced it would be dropping sometime in Fall 2021.
2021 will also see multiple new inclusions into Xbox Game Pass, including multiple Final Fantasy games throughout the year.
Published at Fri, 15 Jan 2021 18:06:53 +0000
‘Pokemon Diamond And Pearl’ rumoured for a February Switch reveal
A Nintendo Switch remake of Pokemon Diamond And Pearl is rumoured for announcement in February according to Pokemon Centre.
The 25th anniversary of the Pokemon franchise falls in 2021, and rumours have persisted for months about the release of a remake of Diamond And Pearl. According to Pokemon Centre, the remakes are slated for an official announcement in February, with the game releasing around November of this year.
There are always a great deal of rumours circling the franchise, but this specific release is now compounded by several sources. A Nintendo Direct has also been speculated for February 27, which means this could be the day Pokemon Diamond And Pearl gets an official announcement.
French leaker Kelios tweeted earlier in the year that the games would receive a full remaster. Although there was no official response, the claims were enough to excite fans on the social media site. This series of tweets was the origin of the November release date.
The Pokemon Centre report states that the game may feature more traditional capture mechanics over the newer Pokemon Go style version. Diamond And Pearl, the fourth game in the series, will also be the fourth to get a remake – with Red And Blue, Gold And Silver, and Sapphire And Ruby all receiving the remake treatment.
Elsewhere in Pokemon news, a Sword And Shield player recently found an incredibly rare Shiny with perfect stats. Reddit user Scorbunny posted a photo of her Shiny Oranguru, having worked out the odds at one in 96100. All stats were ranked as ‘best’, coming in at a level 65 from capture.
Published at Fri, 15 Jan 2021 13:46:07 +0000