The Biggest Games Launching in February and Beyond | IGN

The year is off to a somewhat slow start in terms of big video game releases, but February promises to kick things up a notch. While many of the biggest games of 2021 have yet to be announced, the release schedule for the upcoming months, at least, is looking pretty clear. There’s a little something for everyone, no matter what genres you’re into, or which console you own. So whether you’re rocking a PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, or Nintendo Switch, you’ll find plenty of exciting new titles to choose from this month and this yaer.

It’s an exciting time to be a fan of video games, 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.

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Upcoming PS4 and PS5 Games

persona-5-strikers The Biggest Games Launching in February and Beyond | IGNFebruary kicks off with Control: Ultimate Edition, a big PS5 upgrade to IGN’s Game of the Year 2019. Along with Destruction All-Stars, it’s one of February’s free games with PS Plus, so give it a download if it looks like your kind of thing. Later in the month PlayStation owners will get the action-RPG Ys IX: Monstrum Nox and the remastered Nioh Collection. Then, on February 23, you can reunite with the Phantom Thieves for a musou-style game with Persona 5 Strikers.

February 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Control: Ultimate Edition – February 2 – Buy It
  • Destruction All-Stars – February 2
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox – February 2 – Buy It
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood – February 4 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • The Nioh Collection – February 5 – Buy It
  • Little Nightmares 2 – February 11 – Buy It
  • Fallen Legion: Revenants – February 16 – Buy It
  • Curse of the Dead Gods – February 23
  • Persona 5 Strikers – February 23 – Buy It
  • Hellpoint – February 26 – Buy It

March 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Harvest Moon: One World – March 2 – Buy It
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – March 18 – Buy It
  • Balan Wonderworld – March 26 – Buy It
  • It Takes Two – March 26
  • Kaze and the Wild Masks – March 26 – Buy It
  • Bladed Fury – March 30 – Buy It
  • Mozart Requiem – March 30 – Buy It
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut – TBA March 2021
  • Kena: Bridge of the Spirits – TBA March 2021

April 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Outriders – April 1 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Guilty Gear Strive – April 9 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • 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
  • Deathloop – May 21 – Buy It
  • Biomutant – May 25 – Buy It

June 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • 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

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 – TBA
  • 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
  • Oddworld: Soulstorm – TBA
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • Pragmata – 2023
  • Project Athia – TBA January 2022
  • Psychonauts 2 – TBA
  • Rainbow Six: Quarantine – TBA
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – TBA
  • Resident Evil Village – 2021
  • Riders Republic – 2021
  • Scarlet Nexus – TBA – Buy It for PS4 | PS5
  • Season – TBA
  • System Shock Remastered – TBA
  • Tales of Arise – TBA – Buy It
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine – TBA
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – 2021 – Buy It

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games

super-mario-3d-world-plus-bowsers-fury-switch-screenshot04 The Biggest Games Launching in February and Beyond | IGNThis month sees the release of yet another Switch-ified version of a terrific Wii U game that, judging by that console’s paltry sales figures, the vast majority of Switch owners didn’t play. And if you didn’t play it when it first released, it’s new to you. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury brings the full original game to Switch, plus a brand-new open-world-style expansion.

Even if (somehow) Mario isn’t your thing, a number of other great-looking games are heading our way, including Little Nightmares 2, Bravely Default II, Persona 5 Strikers, and more.

February 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Release Dates

  • Nuts – February 4
  • Little Nightmares 2 – February 11 – Buy It
  • Gal-Gun Returns – February 12 – Buy It
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury – February 12 – Buy It
  • Azur Lane: Crosswave – February 16 – Buy It
  • Fallen Legion: Revenants – February 16 – Buy It
  • Curse of the Dead Gods – February 23
  • Persona 5 Strikers – February 23 – Buy It
  • Ghosts ‘n Goblins Resurrection – February 25
  • Bravely Default II – February 26 – Buy It
  • Kaze and the Wild Masks – March 26 – Buy It
  • Hellpoint – February 26 – Buy It

March 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Release Dates

  • Harvest Moon: One World – March 2 – Buy It
  • Sea of Solitude: Director’s Cut – March 4
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Re-Reckoning – March 16 – Buy It
  • Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town – March 23 – Buy It
  • Balan Wonderworld – March 26 – Buy It
  • Monster Hunter Rise – 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

  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV – April 9
  • New Pokemon Snap – April 30 – Buy It

June 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox – June 30 – Buy It

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games – Release Date TBA

  • Disgaea 6 – Summer 2021 – Buy It
  • Doom Eternal – TBA – Buy It
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • Fuser – Fall 2020
  • Hitman 3 – Cloud Version – TBA
  • 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
  • No More Heroes 3 – TBA – Buy It
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – TBA – Buy It
  • Rune Factory 5 – TBA
  • Sniper Elite 4 – Holiday 2020
  • Stray – TBA
  • Vigor – TBA
  • WRC 9 – TBA – Buy It

Upcoming Xbox One and Series X Games

control The Biggest Games Launching in February and Beyond | IGN

Xbox Series X|S owners can grab Control: Ultimate Edition on February 2. Later on in the month, Xbox owners can pick up the horror-themed games Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood and Little Nightmares 2.

February 2021 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Control: Ultimate Edition – February 2 – Buy It
  • Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood – February 4 – Buy It
  • Little Nightmares 2 – February 11 – Buy It
  • Kaze and the Wild Masks – March 26 – Buy It

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

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – March 18 – Buy It
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life – March 25
  • Balan Wonderworld – March 26 – Buy It
  • It Takes Two – March 26

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

  • Outriders – April 1 – 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
  • Biomutant – May 25 – Buy It

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

  • Back 4 Blood – June 22 – Buy It

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
  • 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 – 2021
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • Perfect Dark – TBA
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis – TBA
  • Pragmata – TBA
  • Psychonauts 2 – TBA
  • Rainbow Six: Quarantine – TBA
  • Resident Evil Village – 2021
  • 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 2021 – Buy It
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Tide – TBA

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For more next-gen coverage, make sure to check out our Xbox Series X review as well as our PS5 review.

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Chris Reed is IGN’s shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.
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