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Video Game Release Dates: Biggest Upcoming Games 2021

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We've seen some big, exciting releases already this year, but March sees things slow down a bit. Even so, plenty of games are hitting store shelves no matter whether you're rocking a PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X, or Nintendo Switch. Plus, game makers have finally started announcing release dates for this year's big titles, giving us an idea of what the game release schedule will look like throughout the first half of the year. There's a little something for everyone, no matter what genres you're into, or which console you own.

It's an exciting time to be a video game fan, so read on for a look at what's to come. And if you're the preordering sort, you can click the buy link if you want to lock in a preorder to make sure the games arrive on launch day. Click the shortcuts below to hop to your system of choice.

Upcoming PS4 and PS5 Games

Gotta be honest with you here: there aren't any mega-blockbuster games arriving on PlayStation platforms in March. Plenty of other games will arrive, though, including Harvest Moon: One World and Balan Wonderworld. Those who prefer extreme sports can pick up Monster Jam: Steel Titans 2 or Monster Energy Supercross 4. And PS5 owners get some next-gen upgrades with Yakuza Like a Dragon and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2.

March 2021 - PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Harvest Moon: One World - March 2 - Buy It
  • Maquette - March 2
  • Monster Jam: Steel Titans 2 - March 2 - Buy It
  • Yakuza Like a Dragon (PS5) - March 2 - Buy It
  • Monster Energy Supercross 4 - March 11 - PS4 | PS5
  • Mundaun - March 16
  • Stubbs the Zombie - March 16
  • Balan Wonderworld - March 26 - Buy It
  • It Takes Two - March 26
  • Kaze and the Wild Masks - March 26 - Buy It
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 (PS5) - March 26 - Buy It
  • Spacebase Startopia - March 26 - PS4 | PS5
  • Bladed Fury - March 30 - Buy It
  • Mozart Requiem - March 30 - Buy It
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Contracts 2 - March 31 - Buy It
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut - TBA March 2021

April 2021 - PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Outriders - April 1 - Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm - April 6
  • Star Wars Republic Commando - April 6
  • SaGa Frontier Remastered - April 15
  • MLB The Show 21 - April 20
  • Judgment (PS5) - April 23 - Buy It
  • Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139 - April 23 - Buy It
  • Returnal - April 30 - Buy It

May 2021 - PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Resident Evil Village - May 7 - Buy It
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends - May 10
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition - May 14 - Buy It
  • Deathloop - May 21 - Buy It
  • Knockout City - May 21
  • Biomutant - May 25 - Buy It

June 2021 - PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS5) - June 10
  • Guilty Gear Strive - June 11 - PS4 | PS5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - June 11
  • Back 4 Blood - June 22 - Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Solar Ash - TBA June 2021

July 2021 - PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Little Devil Inside - TBA July 2021

August 2021 - PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits - August 24

September 2021 - PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Hot Wheels Unleashed - September 30 - PS4 | PS5

October 2021 - PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Ghostwire: Tokyo - TBA October 2021
  • Stray - TBA October 2021

Upcoming PS4 and PS5 Games - Release Date TBA

  • Dying Light - TBA - Buy It
  • Elden Ring - TBA - Buy It
  • Evil Dead: The Game - TBA
  • Far Cry 6 - TBA - Buy It
  • Final Fantasy XVI - TBA
  • Five Nights at Freddy's Security Breach - 2021
  • God of War sequel - 2021
  • Goodbye Volcano High - TBA
  • Gran Turismo 7 - TBA
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS5) - TBA
  • Hogwarts Legacy - 2022
  • Horizon: Forbidden West - 2021
  • Jett: The Far Shore - TBA
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga - Spring 2021 - Buy It
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - 2022
  • No Straight Roads - TBA - Buy It
  • Open Roads - 2021
  • Pragmata - 2023
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake - TBA - Buy It
  • Project Athia - TBA January 2022
  • Psychonauts 2 - TBA
  • Rainbow Six: Quarantine - TBA
  • Riders Republic - 2021
  • Scarlet Nexus - TBA - Buy It for PS4 | PS5
  • Season - TBA
  • SIFU - 2021
  • Solar Ash - 2021
  • System Shock Remastered - TBA
  • Tales of Arise - TBA - Buy It
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine - TBA
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 - TBA - Buy It

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games

Switch owners won't have to look far to find new games to play in March. The headliner is Monster Hunter Rise, the latest installment of the long-running series about slaughtering impressive beasts and using their parts to craft more powerful tools that will allow you to take down even more impressive creatures. Also coming to Switch this month are Apex Legends, Crash Bandicoot 4, and a pair of farming simulators with Harvest Moon: One World and Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town.

March 2021 - Nintendo Switch Game Release Dates

  • Harvest Moon: One World - March 2 - Buy It
  • Monster Jam: Steel Titans 2 - March 2 - Buy It
  • Sea of Solitude: Director's Cut - March 4
  • Gnosia - March 6
  • Apex Legends - March 9
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time - March 12 - Buy It
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning - March 16 - Buy It
  • Mundaun - March 16
  • Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse - March 16 - Buy It
  • Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville - Complete Edition - March 19 - Buy It
  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town - March 23 - Buy It
  • Tales from the Borderlands - March 24 - Buy It
  • Balan Wonderworld - March 26 - Buy It
  • Monster Hunter Rise - March 26 - Buy It
  • Spacebase Startopia - March 26 - Buy It
  • Bladed Fury - March 30 - Buy It
  • Mozart Requiem - March 30 - Buy It
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV - March 31 - Buy It
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut - TBA March 2021

April 2021 - Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Star Wars Republic Commando - April 6 - Buy It
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV - April 9 - Buy It
  • SaGa Frontier Remastered - April 15 - Buy It
  • New Pokemon Snap - April 30 - Buy It

May 2021 - Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir - May 14 - Buy It
  • Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind - May 14 - Buy It
  • Knockout City - May 21 - Buy It
  • Miitopia - May 21 - Buy It
  • World's End Club - May 28

June 2021 - Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • DC Super Hero Girls Teen Power - June 4 - Buy It
  • Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection - June 10
  • Legend of Mana - June 24 - Buy It
  • Mario Golf: Super Rush - June 25 - Buy It
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox - June 30 - Buy It

July 2021 - Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD - July 16 - Buy It

August 2021 - Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • No More Heroes 3 - August 27 - Buy It

September 2021 - Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Hot Wheels Unleashed - September 30 - Buy It

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games - Release Date TBA

  • Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny - Summer 2021 - Buy It
  • Evil Dead: The Game - TBA
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout - Summer 2021
  • King's Bounty II - TBA
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga - Spring 2021 - Buy It
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - 2022
  • Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin - Summer 2021
  • Neon White - Winter 2021
  • The Outer Wilds - Summer 2021
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - TBA - Buy It
  • Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl - Late 2021
  • Pokemon Legends Arceus - Early 2022
  • Project Triangle Strategy (working title) - 2022 - Download Demo
  • Rune Factory 5 - 2021
  • Samurai Warriors 5 - Summer 2021
  • Splatoon 3 - 2022
  • Star Wars: Hunters - 2021
  • Stray - TBA
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 - 2021 - Buy It
  • WRC 9 - TBA - Buy It

Upcoming Xbox One and Series X Games



Xbox Series X|S owners are getting a next-gen update for Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 in March. Other big(ish) releases include Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, It Takes Two, and a new Stubbs the Monster. How about that.

March 2021 - Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Monster Jam: Steel Titans 2 - March 2 - Buy It
  • Monster Energy Supercross 4 - March 11 - Xbox One | Series X
  • Mundaun - March 16
  • Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse - March 16 - Buy It
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life - March 25
  • Tonky Hawk's Pro Skater 1 & 2 (Series X) - March 26 - Buy It
  • Balan Wonderworld - March 26 - Buy It
  • It Takes Two - March 26 - Buy It
  • Spacebase Startopia - March 26 - Buy It
  • Sniper: Ghost Warrior - Contracts 2 - March 31 - Buy It

April 2021 - Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Outriders - April 1 - Buy It
  • MLB The Show 21 - April 20
  • Judgment (Series X) - April 23 - Buy It
  • Nier Replicant Ver.1.22474487139 - April 23 - Buy It

May 2021 - Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Resident Evil Village - May 7 - Buy It
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends - May 10 - Buy It
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition - May 14 - Buy It
  • Biomutant - May 25 - Buy It

June 2021 - Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Back 4 Blood - June 22 - Buy It

September 2021 - Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

Upcoming Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Games - Release Date TBA

  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey - TBA
  • Ark 2 - TBA
  • As Dusk Falls - TBA
  • The Ascent - TBA
  • Avowed - TBA
  • Bright Memory Infinite - TBA
  • Chorus - TBA
  • Crossfire X - TBA
  • Dying Light 2 - TBA - Buy It
  • Echo Generation - 2021
  • Elden Ring - TBA - Buy It
  • Everwild - TBA
  • Evil Dead: The Game - TBA
  • Exomecha - TBA
  • Fable - TBA
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout - Summer 2021
  • Far Cry 6 - TBA - Buy It
  • Forza Motorsport - TBA
  • Grounded - TBA (early access July 28)
  • The Gunk - TBA
  • Halo Infinite - 2021 - Buy It
  • Hello Neighbor 2 - TBA
  • Hogwarts Legacy - 2022
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga - Spring 2021 - Buy It
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - 2022
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator - Summer 2021
  • Open Roads - 2021
  • Perfect Dark - TBA
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis - TBA
  • Pragmata - TBA
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake - TBA - Buy It
  • Psychonauts 2 - TBA
  • Riders Republic - 2021
  • Scarlet Nexus - TBA - Buy It
  • Scorn - TBA
  • Second Extinction - TBA
  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade II - TBA
  • Shovel Knight Showdown - TBA
  • STALKER 2 - 2021
  • State of Decay 3 - TBA
  • System Shock Remastered - TBA
  • Tales of Arise - TBA - Buy It
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine - TBA
  • Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 - TBA - Buy It
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Tide - TBA

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