This was an underwhelming trailer, if we’re being honest: it’s included here because we’ve been so starved of any news from Bethesda, whether it be this or The Elder Scrolls. It’s difficult to know what Starfield is about: the trailer showed a generic looking rocky alien planet mixed in with some moon landing-y footage, and a space pilot getting ready for liftoff. The November 2022 release date means that fans of The Elder Scrolls will plausibly have grandkids by the time the next game in the series comes out.
A stunning looking game that isn’t a sequel or another entry in a long running franchise? Replaced looks beautiful – a mix of high-res moodiness and pixel art in the vein of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery. The trailer shows the protagonist climbing neon signs, wandering through dark, dystopian towns, and generally kicking ass. There isn’t much else to say about the game yet: its developers describe it as a “sci-fi, retro-futuristic action platformer” where players control an artificial intelligence trapped in a human body. It’s an Xbox exclusive, and it’s coming in 2022.
WarioWare Get It Together
The WarioWare series has always provided some of the best games for parties – quick, hilarious mini-games you can jump in and out of. This new game, which features over 200 mini-games, will let you play locally with a friend, too. This, along with Mario Party Superstars, which includes classic boards from the series’ past – like Mario Party 2’s classic Space World – should be must haves for those post-pandemic reunion parties. WarioWare is released on September 10, 2021.