Updated: Sep 9, 2021
Written by the Streamcast
Hey all! We’re going to try something new and update you with games we’re excited for each and every season! As with the current state of gaming, we think monthly releases may stretch us too thin so we’ll hit you up with the gaming updates quarterly!
Of course all release dates below are correct at the time of writing so these are subject to change or delay.
So without any further ado, here we go!
1. Oddworld: Soulstorm
I have never played an Oddworld game in my life so I have next to no knowledge about this franchise, but there is something about this title which is intriguing. The platform elements look cool and I’ve never led a revolution before so this game will yield great experience.
One of the trailers features a person who looks like a mob boss speaking in a comedic yet threatening manner and it made me laugh while I worried for the main character. I think this game will have surprisingly deep lore and have a great balance between fun and challenge. The game gives off heavy Ratchet and Clank vibes, but darker.
This game is a great example of what we can expect from the PlayStation Indie brand going forward, some of these indie games might be able to contend for GOTY!
I can’t wait to see more trailers about this game and to play it when it comes out on 6th April on PS4, PS5 and PC.
2. Resident Evil Village
Vampires, werewolves and Chris Redfield, oh my.
Of all the sequels to critically acclaimed games set for release this year, Resident Evil is one of the most anticipated.
With Chris Redfield wearing a coat that makes him look like he’s going to give you unwarranted financial advice and a semi-pro Basketballer-turned-vampire lady being the stars of previous trailers and the talk of the internet, I await with much excitement to discover what other characters will be revealed over the narrative experience of this game.
PS5 owners received access to the Maiden demo on 21st January and there will be another demo closer to the release date.
I've just played the demo and it is terrifying!
Resident Evil Village is set for release on 7th May and will be out on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.
3. Guilty Gear Strive
ArcSys don’t miss!
I complained about the lack of new fighting games in 2020 and seeing as this is a game that was meant to be released last year, I’m more than happy to put this title on this list.
It’s funny, I originally purchased Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 in anticipation of Dragon Ball FighterZ but ended up becoming a fan of the Guilty Gear franchise.
I was not particularly interested in the game’s lore until I watched their latest trailer which teased Sol Badguy reaching the climax of his story. I now want to see how things end and I hope we can get a budding community of GG players so we can practice and sharpen our skills together. I am a big fan of the mechanics of the game, which appear to be as well-balanced as other games in the series.
GGS is currently set for release on 9th April for the PS4, PS5, PC and the arcade. Deluxe and Ultimate editions will be out on 6th April.
I can only describe this game as the animal kingdom meets martial arts.
This game has some absolutely beautiful visuals, in both environmental and character design.
In some of the trailers, we’ve seen a character who looks like a mix of Rocket Racoon and Buck from Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs taking main stage but you will be afforded the opportunity to create an animal of your choosing and how you design the animal will affect its stats (for example, a thicker animal will be stronger but slower).
The keyword mentioned above is ‘choosing’, this game is littered with choices as you can decide the fate of the Tree of Life (whose existence is threatened), you can choose to ally yourself with any of the six tribes in the game or eliminate tribes you don’t like.
There will be a karma system similar to the one featured in the inFamous series and this could change future quests and how your allies treat you.
This is a game that has garnered a lot of attention, intrigue and excitement and I can’t wait to get my hands on it when it comes out. The game is currently set for release on 25th May for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
This is one game I think all of Streamcast are excited for! This looks like one of those games where the only limitations are your imagination.
First showcased at E3 2019 and then again at the PlayStation event in June 2020, you would have to go back to Ghost of Tsushima to find a game that produced such natural excitement just from trailers.
This game couldn’t have better timing, when you consider all that has gone on in the real world throughout 2020. Deathloop will have a black man as their protagonist but will also have a black woman as their antagonist, a much needed call for positive representation in games will be answered by Arkane Studios and Bethesda.
The basic aim of the game is to, as Colt, find and kill eight targets before midnight as he is stuck in a time loop and while everyone else loses their memory when time resets itself, Colt retains all of his memories. This leads to all sorts of problem solving and planning as there might be an optimal order of killing these targets but while you are trying to kill these targets, our antagonist Julianna will be trying to kill you to protect the time loop.
I have previously said that Deathloop reminds me of Hitman in the way that you have to think outside of the box and come up with unique ways of killing people, perhaps more than one at the same time and also of Dark Souls in the way that Julianna can be controlled by other players, reminding me of Dark Spirits. Once I complete the main campaign as Colt, I’m going into other players’ campaigns and ruining their day as Julianna.
This game is currently set for release on 21st May and will be a timed-exclusive on the PS5 and PC for a whole year.
Of course we can only mention so many games and I’m sure we missed some. What games are you excited for, that are coming out this Spring?