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!
Forza Horizon 5
Car lovers rejoice, for Horizon is back, and heading south of the border to Mexico! Already renowned for its visual flair, we’re promised even better vistas to take in – when we’re not busy racing the latest automotive wonders, with more cars included than you could poke a Top Gear presenter at. A massive, diverse and alive world is also on the cards, complete with new weather conditions such as tropical and dust storms. Don’t forget your detailing kit!
Xbox Series X|S – Racing – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 9/11/21
Call of Duty: Vanguard
It’s time to answer the call again, this time in several theatres of war plucked straight from the history of World War II. The story mode will see recruits become members of the original Special Forces, experiencing a campaign set over four of the major theatres of war and featuring pivotal historical battles. Plus, 20 multiplayer maps at launch and, of course, zombies – in their first crossover, as Vanguard connects with Black Ops Cold War.
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One – Shooter – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 5/11/21
Just Dance 2022
Get ready for this year’s model of the smash hit boogie machine that is Just Dance! Whether it’s for fun or for exercise, we’ll be able to shake our stuff to a new selection of 40 songs, ranging from the latest chart hits to pop classics such as Sia’s Chandelier. There’s a mode for everybody, whether you’re going it alone or have others handy for co-op, there’s even the return of the brilliant Kids Mode so there’s no leaving out the littlies.
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Switch, PS4 – Rhythm – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 4/11/21
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond/Shining Pearl
The Pokémon 25-year anniversary celebrations continue in style, as two Nintendo DS Pokémon greats in Diamond and Pearl make their return in new and improved style on the Switch. The original tale returns in a faithful yet enhanced re-creation, as the player is recruited by a famous professor in the field of Pokémon evolution to record the many Pokémon of the Sinnoh island region – and the Grand Underground beneath it – to their Pokédex.
Switch – Action adventure – Multiplayer? Yes – Release date: 19/11/21