Oh hey. How are you on this fine day? Good, hopefully, and well-rested, ideally. We are once again facing down another year and all I can offer you is the promise of some good games and our coverage of them. So, to kick things off, how about we take a look at the upcoming games of January 2021. Don’t worry, take it at your own pace, don’t overwhelm yourself. Let’s get back into the swing of things.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale
Right then, how about an RPG set int he world of Arthurian legend? What if instead of it all being happy and successful though, everything was dark, twisted, and abhorrent? Well, that’s exactly what King Arthur: Knight’s Tale offers alongside some X-COM-style gameplay. It also features some very deep RPG systems and, having seen it in action last year, I’m pretty excited about it.
King Arthur: Knight’s Tale is launching into Early Access on January 12th.
I’m mostly including Yaga in this list for two reasons. For starters, it’s being published by the people who published The Banner Saga, Wintermoor Tactics Club, and Cardpocalypse. The second reason is more of an emotional reaction to this description “Play as Ivan, a one-handed blacksmith with incredibly bad luck, who must take on the impossible tasks given to him by the tzar.” I just kind of love it, and I’ve got no idea if it’ll be good, but it does look cool.
Yaga is coming out on January 12th.
IO Interactive has done an incredible job of recreating the Hitman series for the modern era. There’s something so wonderful about the serious tone that seeps into the inherently goofy gameplay, and the whole thing comes together brilliantly because it’s just so much fun. Hitman 3 is sure to be another excellent entry into the series, and will hopefully still allow you to yeet homing briefcases at people.
Hitman 3 is sneaking out on January 20th.
Dyson Sphere Program
Dyson Sphere Program is another Early Access game, but it looks pretty cool, so that’s why it’s here. The game tasks you with building up a gigantic factory by harnessing the energy of stars, finding resources, and planning your production lines. It looks like it’s going to be the perfect game to kick the year off with for some people.
Dyson Sphere Program takes off on January 21st.
I’ve written about this game a couple of times and the release date keeps moving. So, I am once again writing about this excellent-looking horror game in the hope that that means it’ll actually release this time around. So yeah, puzzles, horror, dual-realities, ghosts and stuff. The Medium looks set to scare you all the way back to Halloween, and that’s perfect. Well, perfect for some, I’m not going to touch it because I’m a coward.
The Medium will be creeping everyone out as of January 28th.
If you like the look of these, then check out the 20 best games of the decade. That’s last decade though, not this decade, nothing good happened in 2020.
Jason is the Editor of The Indie Game Website. He’s a lover of roguelikes, soulslikes, and other kinds of likes. He basically spends a lot of time getting beaten up in games and seems to enjoy it.