Top Upcoming RPG Video Games Of 2021

2020 was quite the unique year and its one that pushed a lot of games back. With the coronavirus health pandemic outbreak forcing development studios to close shop and have employees work remotely, several titles ended up moving from their intended release year of 2020 to 2021. As a result, we’re going to see quite a filled and exciting year of video game releases. If you’re looking to start marking down your 2021 calendar of what video game titles are launching then let us help you out. In this list, we’re going to showcase some of the most anticipated RPG video games slated for a 2021 release. You will want to bookmark this page as we’ll continue to update it with new information and video game titles as they are announced. 

#8 Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood 

  • Developer: Cyanide 
  • Publisher: Bigben Interactive 
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

If you’re a tabletop gamer as well then you may be familiar with Werewolf: The Apocalypse. This is a tabletop RPG from White Wolf Publishing, but now developers Cyanide is turning the tabletop game into a video game release for 2021. Players will be tossed into the World of Darkness where a variety of fictional creatures exist. In this world, players will be taking on the role of a werewolf named Cahal. After being kicked out of his clan tribe, Cahal disobeys the law and returns in hopes to protect is when he discovered something had happened to his son.

This is an action RPG title and with it, players will be able to make tweaks to Cahal through a skill tree. As you progress through the game and fight against a vampire group that’s leaving pollution into the world, you’ll find various situations that may require Cahal to take a human form, wolf, or even a werewolf. This is a game that may be a bit unknown at the moment, but one that’s well worth keeping tabs on which is why we’re tossing it as a bonus game to check out.

#7 Hogwarts Legacy 

  • Developer: Avalanche Software
  • Publisher: Portkey Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX, 
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

For months there were rumors and supposed leaks that showcased a Harry Potter RPG game was in the works. It took a good little while but we finally got the reveal of such an RPG being developed by Avalanche Software. Set within the late 1800s, this game throws players into a unique character attending Hogwarts. From what has been revealed so far about this game, players get a late acceptance letter to the school but it’s only then that you find yourself in a unique situation. Your protagonist posses a unique ancient power that can either be kept a secret for the good of mankind or used to perform sinister magic.

This is an open-world action RPG title as well so that means not only are you going to get a chance in exploring Hogwarts grounds but also areas outside of the school grounds. Despite this information is still a bit scarce, but you can expect a unique storyline that is not featured in the works by author and creator J.K. Rowling. Warner Bros. Games has come out to state that J.K. Rowling has not taken a direct role in this project. This is likely to avoid unwanted obstacles the studio would have to endure after certain controversial statements were posted online from the author. 

#6 Gotham Knights

  • Developer: WB Games Montreal
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX,
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: Online/Local
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Fans who want to dive back into Gotham City will get a chance to in 2021 with Gotham Knights. This time around players will not be taking the role of the caped crusader, but instead other members of the bat family. In this game, players will find that Batman has perished early on and is leaving Gotham City in the hands of his most trusted allies, Nightwing, Red hood, Robin, and Batgirl, in which players will be able to take control of these characters in this action RPG. From what has been showcased so far at the time of writing this description, it looks like Gotham Knights will offer unique gameplay and perks for each playable character.

Likewise, it looks like there will be a seamless drop-in function so that a secondary player can take the role of one of the free hero characters at any given moment without disrupting the storyline. Speaking of the storyline, it’s said to be completely original which means that outside of some notable characters and of course the setting of Gotham City, you will find a unique story that wasn’t previously showcased in the comic book series or animated films. 

#5 Horizon: Forbidden West

  • Developer: Guerrilla Games 
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4, PS5
  • Release: 2021
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Easily one of the more popular exclusives for the PlayStation 4 was Guerrilla Games Horizon Zero Dawn, an open-world action RPG that follows a young woman named Aloy. In this series, the game is set in the distant future where mankind has fallen with large mechanical beasts taking the role of an apex predator. What’s left of mankind has turned into small tribes that live in fear of these mechanical monsters. Aloy was born as an outcast and to uncover the truth behind where she came from and why she was outcasted is her main journey in the first installment. Meanwhile, fans can prepare for the sequel which is slated to release in 2021.

In this game, it looks like Aloy has set her eyes upon exploring the western outskirts that expands onto the Pacific Coast. It’s here that she learns a new plague is killing not only humans but vegetation as well. Players will need to find a way to save humanity once again, but in this journey not only will there be new mechanical foes but also hostile human factions that have found a way to take control of these beasts. This game is said to release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, but you might recall that Horizon Zero Dawn released on PC a few years after its launch on the PlayStation 4. No statements are indicating that will happen for this sequel but it’s something you may want to look out for. 

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