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!
The Elder Scrolls Online: Blackwood Collection
As ESO enters its seventh year, there’s no sign of the action and drama slowing down. Blackwood includes the base game and all previous chapters, while adding over 30 hours of new content to a game that’s already willing and able to absorb huge chunks of your gaming time. Perhaps the best news of all is that players new to ESO can leap right into Blackwood without needing to play previous content.
PS4, Xbox One, PC – MMORPG – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 8/6/21
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Everybody’s favourite Lombax and robot combo Ratchet and Clank arrive on the new-gen’s PlayStation 5 bigger, badder and, in the case of Clank, shinier than ever! With their own universe next in the firing line, this time out they’re out to thwart a robotic emperor’s intention to conquer cross-dimensional worlds. Luckily, our heroes will have their craziest arsenal of weaponry yet to aid them in their quest.
PS5 – Action adventure – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 11/6/21
Mario Golf: Super Rush
With all of that running, jumping and princess rescuing, Mario deserves the odd break, yeah? It seems his choice of relaxation is a round of golf, and we’ll all get to join in the fun when the up-to-four-player fun of Mario Golf: Super Rush tees off. Be traditional and play ‘Standard Golf’, get hyped with frenetic ‘Speed Golf’, or take a more leisurely pace with an RPG-like golf adventure in the story mode.
Switch – Sport – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 25/6/21
The minds behind Tales of Vesperia bring us a whole new adventure involving extreme psychic combat as you take on deranged mutants from the sky known as ‘The Others’. Set in the future, the ability to harness extra-sensory powers has been uncovered in some humans – known as ‘psionics’ – and it’s these abilities that you’ll use to take on those invaders, who are desperate to chow down on human brains.
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One – Action RPG – Multiplayer? No – Release date: 25/6/21