E3 2021 announced many of the year’s game release date. Fans are excited for some of the titles. The track makes it arguably the biggest month of the industry this entire year with triple A scheduled releases.
Here are the games currently scheduled to launch in October 2021 to look forward to.
- Far Cry 6 – October 7
This sixth instalment to the Far Cry series sees an open world experience. Although it has been accused of being repetitive but FC6 aims to provide some key differences that makes it stands out from the previous games in the series. With Far Cry 3 being the best and most popular in the series, 4 & 5 could not fill the gap it has left. Although FC4 came pretty close.
Far Cry 6 will be an open world experience set in a fictional municipality of Yara, inspired by Colombia. Players must go against oppressive government ran by Anton Castillo played by award-winning actor, Giancarlo Esposito. Far Cry 6 will launch for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on October 7.
- Metroid Dread– October 8
This was a surprise at Nintendo’s E3 especially due to its heavily rumoured tumultuous development process. This long-awaited game is finally going to see the light of day in a few months.
Being a Nintendo Switch exclusive, the developers is returning the franchise to its roots while serving fans the conclusion on the story since the 80’s.
- Back 4 Blood– October 12
Turtle Rock Studios started with the once popular Left 4 Dead. Now that the franchise remained dormant, fans can look forward to its spiritual successor in Back 4 Blood with the familiar zombie-slaying action. Despite that, the developers also include some twists and improvement to help make things feel fresh.
October being the month of Halloween, making it perfect for the release of a bloody zombie game. Back 4 Blood launches October 12 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
- Battlefield 2042– October 22
EA finally announced the next entry of the Battlefield franchise; Battlefield 2042. It will be a multiplayer-only game with this version offering up to 128 player battles. A beta testing will take place before launch. However, those who are excited for the full experience can jump into the arenas on October 22. Subscribers of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate of EA Play can play is a week early when access to the game goes live on October 15. Battlefield 2042 launches October 22 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
- Guardians Of The Galaxy– October 26
Square Enix tap its new market in Marvel games and now comes another one. Along with Eidos Montreal they are releasing a Guardians of the Galaxy game where players take on the role of Star-Lord. Based on the gameplay, players make decisions affecting the plot while juggling fighting alien enemies. MCU fans are definitely excited for this and it is a way to relive the movies from a gaming perspective. Guardians of the Galaxy releases October 26 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
- Mario Party Superstars – October 29
Mario Party Superstars isn’t a completely brand new Mario game. But that doesn’t mean you should let it slip away from radar. Fans of the franchise should be excited as this game features classic Nintendo 64 boards and mini-games, but with updated graphics and online support.
Mario Party Superstars launches October 29, exclusively for the Switch.
- Ghostwire: Tokyo – TBA
Last but not least is Bethesda’s Ghostwire: Tokyo. Set to launch this October, it is a PS5 exclusive game. Assuming the game is still on track to meet its October 2021 release date, though, fans should be able to expect news on its status sooner rather than later.