So Day One of E3 2021 is over and we’ve decided to list our favorite games that were shown across the various digital events.
Players take control of a young fire rescue officer who is lending a hand at her local fire station. She’s equipped with an axe and a high-pressure firehouse that doubles as a jetpack and that’s all she really needs. Players will make their way through procedurally generation levels that are in need of saving. When Firegril arrives, she’ll be timed to help those trapped by flames.
Firegirl is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Switch, and PC this Fall.
Avatar Frontier of Pandora
Yea, we don’t know much about this game, but this is a standalone story where players will travel across the Western Frontier, which is a never-before-seen part of Pandora. Players assume the role of a Na’vi character who will need to fight against the Resources Development Administration. It seems they’re up to their old ways of extracting materials from this beautiful alien world.
Avatar Frontier of Pandora is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2022.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
introduces new characters and takes players away from the Mushroom Kingdom and introduces a galaxy of possible adventures. Players will face off against a new villain named Cursa, but they’ll have a new ally named Sparks, which gives them new abilities to bring to the strategic battle system.
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2022.
The action-adventure has players take control of Mako who is on a quest to save the worlds of Aarkalia by preventing an ancient God from awakening. She can switch between 2 parallel dimensions and explore a world that houses secrets, allies, and more. Combat consists of both close-ranged and distant maneuvers with combos while wielding a quarterstaff and hand fan respectively. The title looks gorgeous with environments boasting clear Eastern influences. Lush forests and neon cityscapes are some of the areas players can expect to kick ass in.
Akatori is coming to Nintendo Switch and PC in Q3 2022.
Please Be Happy
Born as a fox in the forests of Korea, Miho holds cherished memories of a traveler who showed her kindness. Through supernatural means, she is now more human than fox. Trying to adjust to human society, she has learned the artistry of thievery. However, after she meets library owner Juliet and aspiring novelist Aspen, her worldview begins to change and she learns the power of kindness. Players will learn about society through the eyes of Miho and understand the true impact of friendship and love in what looks to be a gorgeous and comfy visual novel.
Please Be Happy is coming to Switch and PC in 2021.
There have been a few slice-of-life games inspired by the Story of Seasons series in the past few years. Yokai Inn puts a really intriguing cozy, eastern atmosphere that makes it still seem unique looking at its screenshots and videos. The rural area in which the main character lives has monsters and spirits, and it’s possible to befriend them. In order to expand your inn, you can do activities like farming, fishing, cooking, mining and crafting items. It looks really cute and wholesome, and though there were many other interesting games on the Wholesome Direct, this one really piqued our interest.
Yokai Inn is coming to PC.
Tracks of Thought
Another game that showed up on the Wholesome Direct was this colorful RPG. The concept of Tracks of Thought is to use cards when interacting with other people you find on a weird train. It’s not about defeating the other person though, but finding common ground so that both characters still have health at the end. Getting more experience should lead to new cards in the deck. It seems like a really wacky journey of self-discovery.
Tracks of Thought is in development for PC.
Hunt of the Night
This skilled-based action game has players play as Vesper, a member of The Stalkers who must explore the world of Medhram. However, this place is not meant for the light of heart as many nightmares reside in the stages. During gameplay, players will fight off enemies using a series of sword combos and dark powers. Players can switch between ranged and melee attacks as they fight against mobs and bosses. The bosses each require strategy as they have their weak points and attack patterns that players will have to learn.
Hunt the Night on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC-via Steam at an unannounced date.
Trek To Yomi
The 2.5D action-adventure has players assume the role of Hiroki, a young swordsman who has sworn to protect his town after a promise he made to his dying Master. Hiroki is bound to his duty and must fight many foes to keep his promise. Combat features traditional weapons of Samurai, but we’re still looking to see more from this greyscaled adventure.
Trek To Yomi is coming PS5, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2022.
Snacko revolves around cat-kitties Momo and Mikan after getting tired of their normal 9-5 jobs. With the help of the island’s caretaker, you will lift a curse and revitalize an island. As you rebuild the island, more like-minded people will decide to join you on the island. Players must explore and revitalize a cursed island as Momo, a former big city kitty who strikes out with her childhood best friend in hopes of finding something more fulfilling than a 9-5 office job. With the help of the island’s caretaker, players will farm, fish, and build to revitalize the ruined village.
Snacko is coming to Switch and PC in 2022.
Those are our picks. Did you see anything you liked? Let us know in the comment.
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