In Fast Forward each month we take a look at a handful of up-and-coming games that have us excited, and hopefully have you excited too!
It’s 20 years since Halo: Combat Evolved hit the original Xbox, and what better way to celebrate than with a brand-new entry in the series? Yes, the Master Chief returns to our screens, primed and ready to face the most ruthless foe that he’s ever encountered. Get immersed in the most expansive Halo campaign yet, complete with ground-breaking free-to-play multiplayer and enhanced for the latest Xbox consoles to deliver stunning 4K graphics at up to 120fps.
Xbox Series X|S – Shooter – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 8/12/21
Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain
Reckon you’re pretty smart? Well, you’ll get to show off your big brain in the latest in this fun series from Nintendo. You’ll take on a selection of brain-bending activities that test your mental mettle, as you play activities such as memorising a series of numbers, identifying an animal as it slowly comes into focus, or helping guide a train to its goal. You can even compete with friends and family in four-player matches to see who can boast brainiac superiority!
Switch – Party – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 3/12/21
Step into the shoes of ace pilot Nara, who was once the Circle’s deadliest warrior, but is now their most wanted fugitive. Your quest in this new space shooter? Unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities, and use your sentient starfighter Forsaken as you seek out the dark cult known as the Circle and destroy them before their leader, calling himself the Great Prophet, succeeds in his evil plan of dominating the entire universe.
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4 – Space combat – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 3/12/21
Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition
The wonderful world of Disney comes alive in your Switch! Create your own in-game character, then set off on a big adventure with Mickey Mouse and friends as you settle into Castleton, making your very own home, playing fun mini-games and meeting colourful personalities. As you get friendlier with the residents you’ll gain access to mysterious portals, which lead to unique new worlds – and even more classic characters to befriend!
Switch – Social simulator – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 3/12/21