5 new video games from summer ’21

By Scott Boyce ’22, Staff Writer

By Scott Boyce ’22, Staff Writer

School’s back in session and you all know what that means: classes and schedules. Not only classes are back but experiences are back as well. Hopefully summer break was a blast and there were plenty of new memories. Were they good ones? Did you have fun? Did you play any new games over the summer? Even if you didn’t play anything new, here’s some games you should keep an eye out for.

Legend of Mana Remastered

(PS4, Nintendo Switch, Steam)

Play a completely customizable Action Role Playing experience that was remastered with new art and music and released earlier this summer. Coated in lush colors and beautiful graphics full of life with every screen along with a completely remastered soundtrack. A gem lost to time, is now brought back for a modern age. The game is on sale for $29.99 on all platforms it’s available on. Keep an eye out for any deals if it goes on sale. Watch a trailer here.

Guilty Gear Strive

(PS4, PS5, Steam)

A brand new title in the Guilty Gear franchise brings a much easier title to jump into. Guilty Gear is a fighting game that’s coated in metal music and beautiful graphics with simple and fundamentally strong gameplay. If you’ve played any fighting games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, you can jump right into it with the amazing tutorial to get yourself acquainted with this fresh title. The game is on sale for $59.99 on all platforms, keep an eye out for sales. See the opening for the game here

Neo: The World Ends with You

(PS4, Switch)

The sequel to the cult classic 2008 hit: The World Ends with You, players can  Enter into the Reapers Game and uncover the mysteries behind it as Rindo and his growing group of teammates fight through three weeks of games of life and death. Fight and live another day or face erasure. The game is open to a variety of skill levels with unlockable difficulties and the ability to de-level yourself for risk and reward gameplay, an action role playing game for all levels. Give a look both at its prequel and the game in question. NEO goes for $59.99 and its prequel game: The World Ends with You: Final Mix goes for the same price.

Resident Evil Village

(PS4, PS5, Xbox ONE/S, Steam)

A sequel to the highly acclaimed RESIDENT EVIL VII and another entry in the RESIDENT EVIL franchise as a whole, players can  Join Ethan Winters as he searches for his daughter and deals with all manners of horrors. Fall back into the nightmares and brace yourself for another bout of Survival Horror and endure as you scrounge what you can to keep yourself alive long enough to see it all through to the end. Village goes for $59.99 on all platforms.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1&2

(Switch, PS4, PS5, Xbox ONE/S)

Remember Tony Hawk? Well two of his first video game outings are back and completely remastered with a whole slew of new features. Shred, grind and kickflip all over again and experience the magic of a classic Tony Hawk action with a modern twist to it all. The game goes for $39.99 across multiple platforms.

Have ideas we’re missing? Send video game suggestions to srb05787@sjfc.edu 

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